We are sure you have received the notice from ACBL that all Sectionals and Regionals are cancelled through the end of the year. This was not an easy call for them to make though we think it is a reasonable one.
There are a few clubs around the country opening back up. To us, that seems very premature. We would all love to be back at the tables, but we are not expecting that until well into 2021. David Brower from the Portland Bridge Club said he wasn’t expecting to open before the fall of 2021.
Until then, we have EBC Virtual. We are fortunate that ACBL has created this venue. Without it, we would have no source of income to pay monthly expenses. The money that was contributed to the Unit’s special support fund helped with expenses until we were able to get Virtual EBC up and running. If table counts hold, right now we are self-supporting. This means that some amount of those funds that were contributed can remain as a “Rainy Day” cushion since none of us clearly knows what is down the road.
We would expect that the Board would provide an accounting of amount of money collected, expenses to-date and current status of the special account.
We are grateful for all those who are playing in the Virtual games.
We miss seeing all of you. Stay safe…and healthy.
Here is a link from Mac. He has done his version of Kibitz the Pros from some of the hands he played in our June 9 Virtual Club game. Even if you did not play, you will find the viewing quite enjoyable.
For those of you who played, it is worth sticking around for Max’s and Mac’s postmortem. If you played against them, they may have an insight or two for you. They debrief not only their own hands, but often are making constructive comments per the opponents’ hands.
For those who did not play, well, I have received several comments from folks who did not play who commented how helpful it was to watch.
These are national-level players providing this to us for gratis….an exceptional opportunity.
Mac has indicated he will do this as often as he is able. We are grateful and fortunate.
And thanks to all who have been playing in the Virtual EBC. It is going a long way towards helping defray the fixed costs. We would expect the Board to provide some sort of accounting at the end of the month.
New game on Saturday mornings at 10:00. Looking at second Limited Master Point Game…probably under 500. Undecided on day/time.
Here is the link: https://tinyurl.com/June9Emerald
We’re looking for a time to add a second limited master point game…probably 500 mps or less. More details on this to come later.
Ellen McCumsey’s efforts with running the free tournaments we feel merit a plaque at the club. Here is what is on the plaque. Since we will not be at the club for who knows when, we thought we would share it with you here.
Puzzle Practitioner Extraordinaire
BBO Mentor without Compare
Wednesday Night Creator of Sumptuous Fare
And the Person Always Doing More than Her Share
Thanks from all the players at EBC and Unit 479.
We are so grateful for your efforts