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Executive Board for 2017

The following members have been accepted to stand for these positions on the executive board.  Good luck to all.  

President:  Jayde Gibbs

Vice President:  Joffre McCleary

Club Manager:  John LaMarre

Chief Games Director:  Leigh Ives

Treasurer:  Evelyn Caroline

Secretary:  Phyllis Chenoweth

Social Convenor:  Mary Ellen Dale

Novice Rep:  Melissa Crossland

Member at Large:  Gary Hesson

Web Master: Dale MacKenzie

Past President:  Marc Brenner

 
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There is no regular game scheduled on Monday December 26th
BARRIE BRIDGE SOCIETY NEWS

The Barrie Bridge Association has been returned to a volunteer organization in compliance with the constitution and it's by-laws. No executive positions will be receiving renumeration for their normal duties as stated in the by-laws.  Anyone wishing to volunteer/assist in club activities is encouraged to contact the Club Manager.

 
CHRISTMAS PARTY DECEMBER 7, 2016

Please welcome the holiday season on Wednesday, December 7th by joining us for our Barrie Bridge Club
Christmas dinner.  Begin with a glass of complimentary vodka punch or wine. 

Enjoy a Catered by Colin entrée of roast beef or chicken with all the trimmings.  Sample some delicious
desserts provided by your fellow bridge players.  Finish up with a chance to win one of three beautiful gift baskets or a poinsettia from your table. 

Tickets will be sold before the November games, and the last chance to buy one will be November 30. Dinner will begin promptly at 6, but please join us at 5:30 for a drink.

BRIDGE TRIVIA

HOW WELL WILL YOU DO WITH THESE TRIVIA QUESTIONS. (Answers at the bottom)

 

The origins of Bridge can be traced back to a card game first played in the 16th Century. What was the name of this game?

 

Poker
Whist
Cribbage
Old Maid

 

2. In which century was a game known as Bridge first played?
19th
18th
17th
20th

 

3. Which American multi-millionaire transformed the game from Auction Bridge to Contract Bridge in 1925 - the game we play today?
Jacob Astor
John Paul Getty
Harold S Vanderbilt
Andrew Carnegie

 

4. In 1931, the best-selling book in the USA was a bridge book, written by the first entrepreneur of bridge. What was its name?
Culbertson's Blue Book
Goren's Complete Bridge
Bridge on the River Kwai
A Bridge Too Far

 

5. Which American President was considered an expert at the game?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Richard Milhous Nixon
Lyndon Baines Johnson
Dwight Eisenhower

 

6. The trophy for the first world championship was named after the place where it was first played - what is the name of the trophy, still played for today?
The New York Cup
The Bermuda Bowl
The London Bowl
The Paris Cup

 

7. From 1957-69 one country remained undefeated at bridge at world level - which one?
Italy
France
USA
China

 

8. Women have had their own Bridge World Championship since 1970, with the trophy again named after its first venue. Name the trophy.
The Moscow Cup
The Rome Vase
The Venice Cup
The Paris Shield

 

9. Has the International Olympic Committee recognised any "mind sports" ?
No mind sport has Olympic recognition
Bridge and Chess have both been recognized
Only Chess has been recognized
Only Bridge has been recognized

 

10. Which heart-throb actor has represented his country at Bridge?
Sean Connery
Omar Sharif
Pierce Brosnan
Rudolf Valentino
 
1B, 2A,3C,4A,5D,6B,7A,8C,9B,10B
SEND US YOUR PHOTOS OR NEWS WORTHY ITEMS

We would like to start including photos of club members/events.  In addition any special event or accomplishment will be considered. "The Shadow" knows - any bridge questions etc. He has connections to experts. Ask the Shadow. Do you have a good joke of the day?  Word of the day?  CLICK TO CONTACT THE WEB MASTER

ICON for City of Barrie

The Spirit Catcher on Barrie's Waterfront 

 

ICON for City of Barrie
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Results
Wed 7th Dec 2016
open local charity pairs
Director: Maggie Sparrow
Tue 6th Dec 2016
open pairs
Director: Bob Bell
Mon 5th Dec 2016
open pairs
Wed 30th Nov 2016
Just Play Bridge Game
Director: Susan Bracken
Wed 30th Nov 2016
open pairs
Director: Maggie Sparrow
Mon 28th Nov 2016
open pairs
Director: Bob Bell
Wed 23rd Nov 2016
Just Play Bridge Game
Director: Susan Bracken
Wed 23rd Nov 2016
open pairs
Director: Maggie Sparrow
Tue 22nd Nov 2016
open pairs
Mon 21st Nov 2016
open pairs CC
Director: John LaMarre
Calendar
Mon 12th Dec 2016
299er pairs
1pm
  (Partner?)
Mon 12th Dec 2016
open pairs
1pm
Tue 13th Dec 2016
local charity - open pairs
1pm
Wed 14th Dec 2016
99er pairs
7 pm
Director: Maggie
Wed 14th Dec 2016
open pairs
7pm
Wed 14th Dec 2016
Just Play Bridge Game
1:00 pm
Director: Bob Bell
Wed 14th Dec 2016
199er Pairs
1:00 pm
Director: Bob Bell and Susan Bracken
Mon 19th Dec 2016
local charity - 299er pairs
1pm
Mon 19th Dec 2016
open pairs - local charity
1pm
Tue 20th Dec 2016
open pairs
1pm
Chairs for Sale

The club is looking to sell some of our extra chairs.  The price is right, $5.00 each.  Both with and without arms. Contact John LaMarre at 705-737-9342.

Chairs for Sale
Welcome from Barrie Bridge Society

The Barrie Bridge Society (BBS) would like to extend a warm welcome to all local and visiting duplicate bridge players to the Barrie area.  We meet at Central United Church in Barrie, Ontario, at 54 Ross Street, L4N-1G3, at the corner of Ross and Toronto streets. Google Map We have games every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and occaisonal Sundays.   

The BBA is an ACBL-sanctioned club that offers duplicate bridge games for a variety of skill levels, and a beginner game with a lesson each week.  Please see the Calendar for upcoming scheduled games.

New on Wednesday afternoons is a JUST PLAY BRIDGE game at 1:00 pm.  This is a relaxed and fun duplicate bridge game that is not sanctioned by the ACBL but open to club members and members of the public.  New players wanting to learn the game and more experienced players are all welcome.  There is a guaranteed partner for this game so please come out and make some new friends.  

Please come out for an enjoyable afternoon or evening of bridge, and bring a friend!  Weather Gas Prices

Click for the Members Only section
Results
Wed 7th Dec 2016
open local charity pairs
Director: Maggie Sparrow
Tue 6th Dec 2016
open pairs
Director: Bob Bell
Mon 5th Dec 2016
open pairs
Wed 30th Nov 2016
Just Play Bridge Game
Director: Susan Bracken
Wed 30th Nov 2016
open pairs
Director: Maggie Sparrow
Mon 28th Nov 2016
open pairs
Director: Bob Bell
Wed 23rd Nov 2016
Just Play Bridge Game
Director: Susan Bracken
Wed 23rd Nov 2016
open pairs
Director: Maggie Sparrow
Tue 22nd Nov 2016
open pairs
Mon 21st Nov 2016
open pairs CC
Director: John LaMarre
Calendar
Mon 12th Dec 2016
299er pairs
1pm
  (Partner?)
Mon 12th Dec 2016
open pairs
1pm
Tue 13th Dec 2016
local charity - open pairs
1pm
Wed 14th Dec 2016
99er pairs
7 pm
Director: Maggie
Wed 14th Dec 2016
open pairs
7pm
Wed 14th Dec 2016
Just Play Bridge Game
1:00 pm
Director: Bob Bell
Wed 14th Dec 2016
199er Pairs
1:00 pm
Director: Bob Bell and Susan Bracken
Mon 19th Dec 2016
local charity - 299er pairs
1pm
Mon 19th Dec 2016
open pairs - local charity
1pm
Tue 20th Dec 2016
open pairs
1pm
Chairs for Sale

The club is looking to sell some of our extra chairs.  The price is right, $5.00 each.  Both with and without arms. Contact John LaMarre at 705-737-9342.

Chairs for Sale
Welcome from Barrie Bridge Society

The Barrie Bridge Society (BBS) would like to extend a warm welcome to all local and visiting duplicate bridge players to the Barrie area.  We meet at Central United Church in Barrie, Ontario, at 54 Ross Street, L4N-1G3, at the corner of Ross and Toronto streets. Google Map We have games every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and occaisonal Sundays.   

The BBA is an ACBL-sanctioned club that offers duplicate bridge games for a variety of skill levels, and a beginner game with a lesson each week.  Please see the Calendar for upcoming scheduled games.

New on Wednesday afternoons is a JUST PLAY BRIDGE game at 1:00 pm.  This is a relaxed and fun duplicate bridge game that is not sanctioned by the ACBL but open to club members and members of the public.  New players wanting to learn the game and more experienced players are all welcome.  There is a guaranteed partner for this game so please come out and make some new friends.  

Please come out for an enjoyable afternoon or evening of bridge, and bring a friend!  Weather Gas Prices