Play and discuss a series of pre-selected hands. For newer players (less than 1000 masterpoints), or anyone who is interested in learning about the game.
Unit 487 Sectional, Portland, January 28-30
Here’s the information, with a link to the tournament flyer.
Here is the District 20 tournament schedule for 2022.
Libby Glenn is moving
Libby Glenn is moving to live with her son in California. We shall certainly miss her.
Update on Club Finances
Here is an update from Carol Schmitz.
It is now 3-1/2 months since we were all able to play bridge face to face. I was just getting to know everyone!! How times have changed – and will remain changed for some time to come.
As the newest member of EBC and the Unit 479 Board, I can’t tell you how impressed I am with how everyone has rallied to save this club with your donations. I know Don and Sherri have expressed their appreciation for everything everyone has done to keep this club alive – and now to keep us playing online on BBO.
As Treasurer of the Unit, I wanted to give everyone an update on where we stand with regard to donations and expenditures toward this effort. I have received checks for the “save bridge” fund in the amount of $8,700.60 as of last week. I reimbursed EBC for operating expenses of $1,068.59 for April and $1,035.60 for May.
EBC said they made enough money from online games for June that they were able to cover their overhead expenses with an excess of $576. This is great news for them and for the general membership.
Bottom line is we have a “rainy day” fund of $6,596.41 from your generous donations.
Let me know if you have any questions or comments,
Here is Kim’s address. 950 7th St. Springfield, OR. 97477. Spoke with him Friday evening and he is doing well though gets tired easily…as to be expected. He is looking forward to playing online one of these days.
We’re starting up a new Saturday morning sanctioned game that will include discussion of the hands.
This game will be the 2nd Saturday of the month beginning March 11th at 9:30.
- 12 boards followed by 90 minute debrief session.
- Open to anyone with less than 1,000mps.
- Some hands random and some topic-specific selected.
- The topic discussion will be somewhat determined by who is attending so could be pretty basic to more advanced-intermediate.
- If there is interest, we will consider expanding to include also the 4th Saturday of the month.
EBC has been lacking a teaching component for some time so this will begin to address that.
To summarize the Saturday schedule:
- The 1st Saturday game is Swiss team.
- The 2nd Saturday game will be this 12-board sanctioned game with 90 minute debrief following the game.
- The 3rd Saturday is the Unit game.
- We will consider a 12-board sanctioned game on the 4th Saturday if there is interest.
- All Saturday games are at 9:30.
The February Unit Game (Saturday, February 18) includes the annual unit party and election.
Once again, the unit is providing free pizza after the game. Game starts at 9:30am.
You need to sign up for this event at the club or with Betsy Ovitt so we buy enough pizza.
See you there!
Double Dummy is a documentary film, featuring a team of Americans playing in the junior world championships of bridge. It’s now freely streamable here, on the PBS App, and on PBS Passport. The cast includes recent ACBL Player of the Year winner Zach Grossack, and three former Kings of Bridge.
Beginning in March, the Swiss team game will be held on the first Saturday of the month at 9:30am.
Eugene’s only tournament for 2023 will be a combined open sectional and intermediate/newcomer regional.
This is a great opportunity for players with 750 or fewer points to earn 1/3 gold points and 2/3 red.
The open sectional will award silver points.
Mark your calendars!
Here are ACBL’s COVID protocols for tournaments.I:N Regional Open Sectional June 2023
Congratulations to Richard Silverstone, who is a new Silver Life Master, and to Ginny Stark, who has attained the rank of Sapphire Life Master. Well done!
Also, this report has some interesting numbers for our club, which is doing quite well in membership numbers compared to other clubs in District 20.
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August 1 - August 7, 2022
Providence, Rhode Island
July 13 - 24, 2022
June 3 - June 5, 2022
Oregon High Desert Regional
May 16 - 22, 2022
Golden Clam I/N Regional
April 29 - May 1, 2022
Oregon Coast Regional
September 26 - October 2, 2022
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