Silver Linings, New Game Coming Up

By |July 26th, 2020|0 Comments

From Don and Sherri:

Monday begins another Silver Linings Week. All Silver and double points.  For this week, we will be adding a 299er game on Thursday. The game will start at 12:15. So, you can play in the Open game that day or the 299er. 

We know that ACBL just sent out a notice indicating that the restrictions per playing in other Virtual clubs have been modified somewhat. We also are aware that at some point back there, some of you may have received an email inviting you to play in the limited points game in Corvallis. In fact, it might have looked like it came from EBC. It did not. While we totally understand that sometimes it works out better to play in other games, we want you to know that we will do whatever we can to make it easy for you to play in our games. The Virtual Club is how we are able to pay the rent. 

One thing we are considering is running a parallel 299er (or less) game along with the Open game on Tuesday and/or Thursday. Let us know if this has some appeal for you or if there are other options you would like us to consider.

Stay safe. Stay sane.

Update from Don and Sherri

By |July 7th, 2020|0 Comments

It seems like a life-time ago that we were all playing at the club. Clearly it will be some time before we are back over there. Until then, we have Virtual Club. We are fortunate that ACBL created Virtual Club. It is the way we will be able to pay the rent and keep the building which means keeping bridge. The funds that were contributed by so many players to the special fund set up by the Unit would have been soon exhausted given how long this is all going. So “Thanks” to ACBL and “Thanks” to all the folks who have been playing in Virtual EBC.

There is no way of predicting when we will be able to open. Fall of 2021? Right now hard to imagine that it will be sooner than that.

We are adding another game. Sunday evening at 6:30.

The Saturday morning game will be 20 boards. Some folks have requested that we play more boards. Others much prefer the 18. So let’s add a couple of extra boards to the Saturday morning game as a start.

Please remember that you have to self-alert in Virtual. If you are not comfortable with this, check with us. It’s easy-peasy.

We miss all of you. Stay well. Stay safe.

Inaugural 500 MP Game

By |June 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

Congratulations to Toni Brown and Carol Schaafsma who were the Overall winners of our inaugural 500 MP game Monday evening. Ned and Bev were winners the other direction. We had a nice 7-table turnout. Next week, same time, same bat channel.

Club Status – Update on Where We Are from Don and Sherri

By |June 20th, 2020|0 Comments

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.

Another Mac video

By |June 19th, 2020|0 Comments

Here is another great video from Mac. He is playing in another club and they are playing a Big Club system so may not be of interest to all. We are certainly hoping to have more of these in the future as well as the possibility for some post-mortem sessions after some of our games. We are working on it. Stay tuned.
I found clicking on Mac’s photo was easiest way to start the video.

Video of Mac Kibitzing Some Hands from June 9

By |June 11th, 2020|0 Comments

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.

Thanks, Mac.

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.

Stay Safe,


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