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President's Message

Click here for a message from Shirley Wagner, the recently elected President of CMBA for the current term, 1/1/16 through 12/31/18.

Hand of the Month

We will now be posting hands of interest for both intermediate and advanced play.   To view the hands submitted to date by Jim Culhane, click on the Play of the Hand item listed above.

Newcomers Information

Click here for information regarding Bridge Lessons for Newcomers and Intermediate players.  

 
CANCELLATION OF FEBRUARY 12TH UNIT GAME

THE SUNDAY UNIT GAME ON FEBRUARY 12TH IN AUBURN HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL AT THE NEXT UNIT GAME, MARCH 12TH.  

CHANGES TO THE THE GAME LOCATIONS AND TIMES FOR THE WORCESTER BRIDGE AND CAVENDISH CLUBS

As of January, 2017, the Worcester Bridge Club which used to play on Saturday at 1:00 PM at the West Boylston Senior Center, now plays at the STERLING SENIOR CENTER AT 12:00 NOON. 

 

The Cavendish Club Wednesday game which used to play on Wednesday at 1:30 PM at the West Boylston Senior Center now plays at the AUBURN SENIOR CENTER AT 12:00 NOON.

 

Directions for both the Sterling Senior Center and the Auburn Senior Center are listed on the lower right hand side of this page. 

DONATION TO LOCAL AREA FOOD BANKS

Again, this year, the CMBA Board of Directors has voted to donate to the local area food banks to share our good will with those less fortunate.  We increased our donation to $1500 which is almost double what we were able to donate last year.  The money was distributed as follows:  Worcester County Food Bank: $600; Rachael's Table in Worcester: $250; Montachusett Veteran's Outreach Center: $250; Community Action Center of Gardner: $200 and lastly $200 also to the food bank program of the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Leominster. This covers all the areas we play in and where most of our players reside.  Rachels' Table and the Worcester Food Bank provide help to Grafton, Auburn, Worcester, West Boylston, Holden, Rutland and many other towns around the Worcester area.  OUR THANKS to all of you who made this possible by coming out to play in our monthly Unit Championship Games and our Spring and Fall Sectional tournaments.  All the members of CMBA should be proud of this accomplishment.  HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!!  Keep on playing and see you at the bridge table soon.

2016 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

The Central Mass Bridge Association recently awarded 10 scholarships for $500 each to the children and grandchildren of CMBA players.  The recipients were drawn by random at our recent Unit game on September 11th.  For a listing of this year's recipients, check the News Page in the upper right corner.

The money for these scholarship awards is raised from our monthly Unit games and our two Sectional tournaments held in May and October of each year, along with the 50/50 raffles that we hold at each of our games.  Again, thanks for your ongoing support which has made these scholarship awards possible. 

NEW PAGE REFLECTING SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS

 A NEW PAGE REFLECTING SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS AND NEW LIFE MASTER MILESTONES  HAS BEEN ADDED - CLICK ON THE CMBA PLAYER ACHIEVEMENTS NEWS ITEM ON THE TOP LEFT OF THIS PAGE TO REVIEW THESE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS FOR 2016

Scholarships were awarded at out Unit Game on September 20th for the fourth year in a row. Only children and grandchildren of CMBA members in good standing were eligible. The money for these scholarship grants is raised from the profits of our Monthly Unit Championship games and the two Sectional Tournaments held each May and October at the Auburn Senior Center.  In order for us to continue these awards, we need your ongoing support at our Unit events. This year we reduced the number of grants from 12 to 10 but increased the amount of each award to $500 for a total of $5,000.  It is our hope to give out these awards again next year and also to increase the number of recipients from 10 to 12.   Hope to see you at our monthly Unit Games and our two Sectional events in 2016.  The dates for these games are listed under "CALENDAR" on the far right hand side of this page.  Also, for a listing of the recipients of the 2016 scholarship awards, click on the News Page on the left side of this page.   

SPECIAL CELEBRATION AT OUR UNIT GAME ON JULY 12

♥ ♥ ♥   At our Unit Game on July 12th, 2015 we recognized all those players in our unit who are 90+ - thanks to all those who came out to support and help pay tribute to these long time players who have contributed so much to the wonderful world of duplicate bridge that we all enjoy so much.  We had our biggest turnout ever for one of our monthly Unit Championship Games - 18 tables!    ♥ ♥ ♥  

 

SPECIAL CELEBRATION AT OUR UNIT GAME ON JULY 12
Welcome

WELCOME to the Central Mass Bridge Association, or CMBA Web Site. CMBA is Unit 113 of the ACBL, American Contract Bridge League. Membership is open to all Central Massachusetts contract bridge players who enjoy this challenging, competitive and mind-stimulating card game.

The greater Worcester area has several games a week at five locations. Click on the CLUBS in Unit 113 in the upper left hand corner for a list of all weekly games and locations.

OTHER GAMES -In addition, games are sponsored monthly by the Unit and are held at the Auburn Senior Center, 4 Goddard Drive, Auburn, Ma 01501. One or two of these may be two-day Sectional tournaments. See schedule to the right.

NEWCOMERS are always welcome at CMBA bridge games. Some clubs provide partners if a player arrives 15 minutes before the scheduled game time; or call the club contact, listed in the club section, to ensure that a partner can be provided. DUPLICATE BRIDGE is similar to party or rubber bridge games. Most games are stratified which allows players of similar experience to compete with one another playing the same cards in each session.

WEB SITE SUGGESTIONS

♠  ♣    If you have any suggestions or comments regarding the information on the CMBA Web Site, please contact Jim Culhane, jculhane@comcast.net. ♠  ♣  

PLAYER'S DIRECTORY

Directory of Players - Phone Numbers and Email Addresses

CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS

Check here for important club announcements pertaining to last minute game changes or cancellations due to inclement weather.

CLUB RESULTS

Click below for desired club results

 Cavendish Club Results

Fitchburg Bridge Club Results (Westminster)

Gardner Bridge Club Results

Grafton Bridge Club Results

Twin City Bridge Club Results

Wachusett Bridge Club Results

Worcester Bridge Club Results

Directions to the Sterling Senior Center

Click here for directons to the Sterling Senior Center playing site.

Directions to the Auburn Senior Center
Click here for directons to the Auburn Senior Center playing site.
Fall Sectional - Oct 22-23 - Auburn Senior Center

Click here for the Fall Sectional Flyer.

Results
Apr 9, 2017
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Mar 12, 2017
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Jan 8, 2017
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Dec 4, 2016
Unit Championship Game
Nov 6, 2016
Unit Championship Game
Oct 23, 2016
CMBA Fall Sectional - Swiss Team Event
Oct 22, 2016
CMBA Fall Sectional - Pairs
Oct 22, 2016
Saturday Afternoon Session
Oct 16, 2016
Non-Life Master Swiss Team Event
Sep 11, 2016
Unit Championship Game
Aug 22, 2016
299er Unit Game
Aug 14, 2016
Unit Championship Game
Calendar
May 6, 2017
CMBA Spring Sectional - Both Open and 299 Pairs Events
Auburn Senior Center
10:00 and 2:30
May 7, 2017
CMBA Spring Sectional - Swiss Team Event
Auburn Senior Center 10:30 AM
Jun 4, 2017
Unit Championship Game -Team Event
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM
Jul 2, 2017
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM
Aug 13, 2017
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM
Sep 10, 2017
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM
Oct 14, 2017
CMBA Fall Sectional - Both Open and 299 Pairs Events
Auburn Senior Center
10:00 and 2:30
Oct 15, 2017
CMBA Fall Sectional - Swiss Team Event
Auburn Senior Center 10:30 AM
Nov 19, 2017
Unit Championship Game -Team Event
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM
Dec 3, 2017
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM
PLAYER'S DIRECTORY

Directory of Players - Phone Numbers and Email Addresses

CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS

Check here for important club announcements pertaining to last minute game changes or cancellations due to inclement weather.

CLUB RESULTS

Click below for desired club results

 Cavendish Club Results

Fitchburg Bridge Club Results (Westminster)

Gardner Bridge Club Results

Grafton Bridge Club Results

Twin City Bridge Club Results

Wachusett Bridge Club Results

Worcester Bridge Club Results

Directions to the Sterling Senior Center

Click here for directons to the Sterling Senior Center playing site.

Directions to the Auburn Senior Center
Click here for directons to the Auburn Senior Center playing site.
Fall Sectional - Oct 22-23 - Auburn Senior Center

Click here for the Fall Sectional Flyer.

Results
Apr 9, 2017
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Mar 12, 2017
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Jan 8, 2017
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Dec 4, 2016
Unit Championship Game
Nov 6, 2016
Unit Championship Game
Oct 23, 2016
CMBA Fall Sectional - Swiss Team Event
Oct 22, 2016
CMBA Fall Sectional - Pairs
Oct 22, 2016
Saturday Afternoon Session
Oct 16, 2016
Non-Life Master Swiss Team Event
Sep 11, 2016
Unit Championship Game
Aug 22, 2016
299er Unit Game
Aug 14, 2016
Unit Championship Game
Calendar
May 6, 2017
CMBA Spring Sectional - Both Open and 299 Pairs Events
Auburn Senior Center
10:00 and 2:30
May 7, 2017
CMBA Spring Sectional - Swiss Team Event
Auburn Senior Center 10:30 AM
Jun 4, 2017
Unit Championship Game -Team Event
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM
Jul 2, 2017
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM
Aug 13, 2017
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM
Sep 10, 2017
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM
Oct 14, 2017
CMBA Fall Sectional - Both Open and 299 Pairs Events
Auburn Senior Center
10:00 and 2:30
Oct 15, 2017
CMBA Fall Sectional - Swiss Team Event
Auburn Senior Center 10:30 AM
Nov 19, 2017
Unit Championship Game -Team Event
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM
Dec 3, 2017
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM