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Are you from out of town and need a partner?
 Contact Shirley: 

705-254-1982 

She will help you find a partner!

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Contact us from anywhere at:

algomacambrianbridgeclub@gmail.com

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Know Someone That Needs A Hug?

Please email our Hospitality Committee, or call 705.946.5566 and leave a message if you are aware of someone who needs to know we are thinking of them. The more messages the better.

Welcome Bridge Friends!!!
"Shuffle, Deal, and Play Nice!"
Special Announcement: Club AGM
Special Announcement: Club AGM

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: The AGM will be held at the club starting promptly at 12 Noon on Wednesday February 20th. Lunch will be provided. We will be choosing this year's Club Charity, and hearing reports about how 2018 went at our club. Come help set the direction for 2019 at NOON on Wednesday. The Vice President (does virtually nothing) and Secretary (does virtually everything) positions are open so if you'd like to nominate yourself, or someone else, that would be great! See you next Wednesday at 12 Noon sharp.

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: 

FRI JAN 18: ACBL MEMBERSHIP GAME (Ginormous MPts. This year NON-ACBL Members will be permitted to play, but they, AND their partners, will NOT be eligible for masterpoint awards.)

MON FEB 04: MENTOR NIGHT (Life Master Purnis will be offering a Duplicate Tidbit before the game so please arrive early, and contact Murray if you'd like a Mentor or Mentee)

FEB 11-15: STaC WEEK (canada-wide) (Silver MPts, and lots of 'em for ACBL Members)

MON FEB 18: *** DROP-IN CENTRE CLOSED ***

TUE FEB 19: TEAM GAME (Get your team/friends together early, and sign your team up on the Club Bulletin Board S.V.P.)

News from the Unit
News from the Unit

Save the Dates: The 2019 Sault Sectional Tournament is open to everyone this year, and will be held from Saturday May 11th to Sunday May 12th. A Two(2)-Session Playthrough Swiss Team Game will be held on Sunday May 12th, and is being offered for a mere $56 dollars PER TEAM... INCLUDING LUNCH!!! So get your Team together early, and tell Ruth. 

For other tournament details be sure to check the Algoma-Cambrian DBC Bulletin Board, and, oh yeah:
The Sault Sectional = Big Silver Point Opportunities!!!

Special Announcements
Special Announcements

ACBL Phone List: Anyone who would like to receive an Official Algoma-Cambrian ACBL Member Phone List which includes ACBL Member Name, Phone Number, and Masterpoint Total please contact Mark, preferably by email at markandrewbrown[at]shaw.ca , so he can email it to you.

N.B. If you are a PAID UP ACBL Member, and DO NOT want your name (and information) included on the distributed ACBL Phone List, please let Mark know ASAP by emailing him or calling him at 942-61six8.

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

NEW BOOK: "Playing 2/1 The Rest of the Story". For those who want to add modern sophistication to their 2/1 bidding. Here, at last, Paul Thurston delivers the long awaited followup to his ABTA 2003 Book of the Year - 25 Steps to Learning 2/1. This followup book describes an understandable and playable version of todays 2/1, something that has been missing from the literature until now. Click Here to go to our extensive Library Collection to sign out this fantastic new book, or to take out something else!

Carol Thomas
ACDBC Librarian

Table Tips
Table Tips

Any Time Your RHO Makes a Skip Bid: 

  • DO NOT BID RIGHT AWAY!!! 
  • Take a deep  breath,
  • Think... about what you are going to bid with your bidworthy hand, OR think about how crappy your lousy hand is,
  • Then... either bid, or pass.
News from the Board of Directors
News from the Board of Directors

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
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Director: Bruce R
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Director: Kai Kang
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Director: Liz
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Director: Don
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Director: Kai Kang
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Director: Robertson
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Director: Liz
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Director: R Hopson
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Director: Doug Lawson
Open Pairs
Director: Bruce R
Open Pairs
Director: Bruce