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Special Games - Arrange Your Partner(s) Early Please

In order to avoid disappoinment be sure to arrange your partner(s) well in advance for these special games: 

MON JAN 08: MENTOR  NIGHT & CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP (lots of MPts)

JAN 08-12: CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK (lots of MPts)

TUE JAN 16: TEAM GAME (Please sign your teams up early)

FRI JAN 19: MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION GAME (lots of MPts)

MON JAN 22: ALTERNATE MENTOR  NIGHT (Contact Murray if you'd like a Mentor or Mentee)

Special Announcements: Ian's Article

The following article written by 2017 President Ian McKay was recently published in the Sault This Week. Please help spread the word.

Electronic Age Alternative Activity

Without prejudice I encourage people of all ages to consider the benefits of playing Duplicate Bridge. Parents with children should note the benefits achieved by students who play bridge. Following are some of the benefits of playing Duplicate Bridge:

  • Become a better communicator
  • Increased memory capability
  • Learn partnership cooperation
  • Stimulating competitive games
  • There are no age restrictions
  • It is played in almost every country in the world
  • There are no language barriers
  • Low cost activity
  • Meet with people from many different backgrounds and experience
  • Form friendships 
  • Increased brain activity with resultant benefits (eg: Students playing bridge score more than 20% higher test results in Maths and Sciences than other students)
  • Bridge players rarely suffer from Dementia 
  • Improve social skills
  • Tournaments played globally 
  • Highly skilled players can become professional with large incomes

All that is necessary to start playing is the ability to count to 13, the interest in playing a card game, and the capability to cooperate with partners. Any game requires four players.

Some of the virtues that Bridge players demonstrate are:

  • Honesty
  • Courage
  • Fortitude
  • Commitment
  • Loyalty
  • Empathy
  • Peaceful acceptance of adversity
  • Psychological insight

In a recent article in one of Canada’s leading newspapers a young married couple in their mid thirties indicated that their joy of playing bridge permeated their daily life.

The Algoma Cambrian Duplicate Bridge Club holds games regularly throughout the year. All newcomers are welcome. We arrange lessons for novices so that they can become proficient enough to join in the regular games. Interested people can visit our website (www.bridgewebs/ algoma cambrian duplicate bridge club) for further information and contacts.

EXTRA! EXTRA!! Read all about it!!!
EXTRA! EXTRA!! Read all about it!!!

Grab a Bridge Book Any Time: Defense is literally half the game. In Eddie Kantar's "Introduction to Defender's Play" you will learn the fundamentals of defensive play like which suit and card to lead, and when and how to signal to give your partner the maximum amount of information. If you are a good defender it is almost impossible to be a losing duplicate bridge player. Click Here to go to our extensive Library Collection to sign out this fantastic classic, or to take out something else!

Carol Thomas
ACDBC Librarian

News from the Board of Directors
News from the Board of Directors

The Common Game: At the February 2016 Board Meeting the Executive passed a resolution to eliminate the use of the Common Game.

Arrive Early Please: In order to start each game on time please make sure that at least one member of your partnership/team arrives at least 15 minutes before the start of the game. Thank you.

Results
Fri January 19, 2018
Open Pairs
Director: Don Walls
Thu January 18, 2018
Open Pairs
Director: Kai Kang
Wed January 17, 2018
Open Pairs
Director: R Hopson
Tue January 16, 2018
Open Pairs
Director: Donna
Mon January 15, 2018
Open Pairs
Director: Bill Nash
Fri January 12, 2018
Open Pairs
Director: T B A
Thu January 11, 2018
Open Pairs
Director: Don Walls
Wed January 10, 2018
Open Pairs
Director: Don Walls
Tue January 9, 2018
Club Championship
Director: M Brown
Mon January 8, 2018
Open Pairs
Director: Murray
Fri January 5, 2018
Open Pairs
Director: Robertson
Thu January 4, 2018
Open Pairs
Director: Doug Lawson
Wed January 3, 2018
Open Pairs
Director: Bruce R
Tue January 2, 2018
Open Pairs
Director: Kang Kai
Results
Fri January 19, 2018
Open Pairs
Director: Don Walls
Thu January 18, 2018
Open Pairs
Director: Kai Kang
Wed January 17, 2018
Open Pairs
Director: R Hopson
Tue January 16, 2018
Open Pairs
Director: Donna
Mon January 15, 2018
Open Pairs
Director: Bill Nash
Fri January 12, 2018
Open Pairs
Director: T B A
Thu January 11, 2018
Open Pairs
Director: Don Walls
Wed January 10, 2018
Open Pairs
Director: Don Walls
Tue January 9, 2018
Club Championship
Director: M Brown
Mon January 8, 2018
Open Pairs
Director: Murray
Fri January 5, 2018
Open Pairs
Director: Robertson
Thu January 4, 2018
Open Pairs
Director: Doug Lawson
Wed January 3, 2018
Open Pairs
Director: Bruce R
Tue January 2, 2018
Open Pairs
Director: Kang Kai