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setting that rewards skill and builds social relationships, tolerance and unity

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  ♠   Regional News  ♦  

NEW LIFE MASTERS

WALTER RUDD                             and                           LOUISE HARGON

Walter Rudd The Baton Rouge Bridge Center has two new Life Masters resulting from play at this Regional . Walter Rudd and Louise Hargon both     completed their quests  with a series of Gold and Red point victories..  Walter Playing with Kathryn Tillson, Jack Evans and Nixie Hanson   finished second in Bracket 2 of the First Knock, Out.  He followed that with A victiory playing a swiss team with partners from the Knock   
 Out Team that Won 1st. place..   That's playing up in the finest tradition !

Louise needed gold and won her remaining on Wednesday.   Congrats. to both - you have done our Club "B R Proud."

BY THE WAY.

If you didn't receive your ACBL.Live Scoresheet,. Fast Track Results or the Daily Bulletin - you should notify ACBL of your email address.  It must be wrong.

You can see the Daily Bulletin on this website  however by Clicking  The Champage Regional  button on the top left,  then click to pick the day of interest. By Monday the 14th - they'll  all be available.

Photos- My Big Need

Stop a minute and have someone  take your picture and then take theirs. I hoped to have collected about 150 members by this time - but  only managed to get 55 ish.  I want them for a photo directory. I believe that will let us communicate  better and build greater friendships. It hinges on knowing their name.

My thanks to all of those who sent me photos to process and have placed  them in the ACBL.Live  library. we are getting pretty good lookings photos now.  So good in fact I'm going make a short run ( Maybe 10 copies printed as a prototype Directory with the 50 + photos I have collected).

The method is very easy. Use a  plain  wall as a background.  You take a full size picture email to me with the player ACBL number and name in the e-maill. I will crop it to a face shot like those in the bulletin , and reduce its pixel count . Please try and avoid the straight on "mug shot".   Use a little  creativity or let me help you find a good pose.  We  want everybody to be looking good. we can take as many pictures as necesssary.

A Photo Directory is a great way to get to know the name and  face of your fellow ACBL or ACBL Club members.and the one picture can be used for many tournaments and events

 

 

♠   Election of   Board of Directors  ♦  

The Nomination Committee is pleased to announce the following Board of Directors and Officers elected for calendar year 2019
President – Dupree Parker
Vice President – Debra Boehringer
Secretary - Mary Morton
Treasurer - Craig Cordes
Club Manager - Tom Thomas
House Person - Janice Medlin
Membership – Kathy Ademek
2 Directors at Large Directors were also elected - Connie Hester and Janet Young
who join Mike Cresap and Betty Mandeville serving their second year.

We would like to thank all the candidates (36 )
for volunteering to serve if elected and congratulate those elected,
Their contribution to the success of the Baton Rouge Bridge Center and Unit182 is appreciated.

Charlotte Ewing, JoAnne Hilton and Loretta Martin

      Bookmark  the website address on your device  ♦        

              .. here it is:     http://www.bridgewebs.com/acblu182/

 Each  browser ( Chrome. Internet Explorer,,Mozila Firefox, Safari etc,) has its own symbols and methods for setting bookmarks. After book marking you may want to set this website as a favorite .  When you get that done, there will be an icon on the browser home page you can click to go to and  open the websiite. Bridgewebs, our internet host,  has an app for mobile devices but  I 'm not good with smart phones, Try Tom T.   

♠         Membership list     ♣

We have a lot  of new features   planned to introduce  but it will rely on you  using your email as  the primary communication tool.  It will take a lot of time to repair our email addresses and will ask for your patience and  cooperation in confirming our  communication links. I hope to have it in place by the ebd of the year.

   

♠         Regional  Planning      ♣

The Baton Rouge Bridge Center as hdq. of ACBL Unit182 will Host a ACBL Regional Tournament Jan 7-13 2019.  If you are willing to get involved please come and join the committee heads as we prepare for this  massive undertaking. There are lots of opportunities before during and after the tournament to contribute.  We will  need players who can volunteer to play with visitors - for partnership, prepare facilities for the events -. gophers to go for things. Maybe photographers to document things  ,  and  doers to fix things before, and after, people with computers and word processors would have many available projects they could contribute to including making signs, banners, instruction sheets, and promothional info preparation.  So if you're ready to help-, we're ready for you.. 

The Director in Charge will be Kevin Perkins and the Tournament Chair is Scott Thurston.  He has appointed Committee Chairs to work on developing infrastructure  to support the ACBL managed competition.. We hope over 500  competitors will  come to the events and occupy a total event table count of about 800 over the whole tourmament.  It  will be held at the Belle Hotel and Casino Downtown.  
 

Appointed Committees  by    Chair - Scott Thurston

     Craig Cordes - Finance -   craigcordes@cox.net
     Mark Toney - Hospitality -  mark@pvdn.net
     Charlotte Ewing  - Registration - shotze414@aol.com
     Carol Perrrin - Partnership -  Carol_Perrin@cox.net
     Susan Lipsey- Publicity -  susan@lipseys.com
     Mary Morton - Caddys -  mary.morton@cloud.com
     Tom Thomas - I/N-   doublet1948@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated : 15th Jan 2019 10:44 CST
Thoughts
I heard an expert say there are less than 10 truly gifted bridge players on earth that were capable of teaching  the game perfectly.  
Isn't it  just awesome how often we all get one as our partner !!!
Results
Open Swiss Teams- 3rd Thurs
Ave. 0-500 MP/ both NLM- Stratified
Sect B: Ave 0-99 ; Sect A: Open Pairs
Results
Open Swiss Teams- 3rd Thurs
Ave. 0-500 MP/ both NLM- Stratified
Sect B: Ave 0-99 ; Sect A: Open Pairs
Calendar
Thu 17th January 2019
Ave. 0-50 MP 2nd & 4th
9:30 AM
Fri 18th January 2019
Open Pairs - Stratified
10 AM
Sun 20th January 2019
Open - Stratified
1:30PM
Calendar
Thu 17th January 2019
Ave. 0-50 MP 2nd & 4th
9:30 AM
Fri 18th January 2019
Open Pairs - Stratified
10 AM
Sun 20th January 2019
Open - Stratified
1:30PM