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.
Click here for information regarding Bridge Lessons for Newcomers and Intermediate players.
CMBA is pleased to announce that we will be holding a special two session Swiss Team event on October 21st at the Auburn Senior Center starting at 10:00 AM. Lunch will be provided consisting of deli meats and cheeses, tuna and chicken salads, pasta, garden and fruit salads, meatballs, desserts and various snacks throughout the day. This special game is being held in memory of CMBA members who have passed this year - Nancy Brown, Charlie Burack, Jim Culhane, Syd Dorfman, Donna Johnson and Dr. Rashmi Patwardhan. We invite you to come to this special game to support fundraising efforts for foodbank donations in honor of our friends we lost this year. For more details, click on the Fall Swiss Flyer below.
Click here to view the flyer for the Fall Memorial Swiss Team Event.
The Central Mass Bridge Association had their annual scholarship drawing at the monthly Unit Game on September 16th. For a listing of the six winners who each won a $750 scholarhip, click the News Page on the left hand side of the page. Again, thanks to all of you who support our fund raising efforts by coming to our monthly Unit Championship Games, our Sectional tournaments and for buying chances to our 50-50 raffles which we hold at all our special monthly games.
At a special meeting which was held in conjunction with the Unit Team game on June 3rd, the revised Bylaws of the Central Massachusetts Bridge Association were unanimously approved. Thanks to all who came out for this special meeting and to participate in our Unit Swiss team event - we had 17 tables which was a great turnout and one of our best attended Unit games. We will be having another Swiss team game on Sunday, October 21st which will be a two session event. More details will be forthcoming as the date approaches.
Click here for a copy of the proposed new Bylaws for CMBA.
SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT - MAY 5-6
Our Spring Sectional was held on Saturday and Sunday, May 5th and 6th. We want to thank everyone who came to play along with many of the members from the Central Mass Bridge Association that donated food items and helped with the work involved in running this tournament. At our Swiss team event on Sunday, we had an International team of students who finished first in C. The team was comprised of Jonathan Baumel, a sophomore at Harvard, Lucy Zhang, a freshman at MIT, and two high school students who were visitng from Czechoslovakia, David and Premsyi Vavra. Additionally, Zach Grossack, a junior at Tufts, and Harrison Luba, an 8th grader from Lynnfield Middle School, also competed on different teams. Harrison's team placed 5th overall. Above is a photo of these 6 students who played in the Swiss Team event from left to right, Zach Grossack, Lucy Zhang, Premsyi Vavra, Jonathan Baumel, Harrison Luba and David Vavra.
Profits from this event will help to fund our scholarship awards and our annual charitable donations. We hope you will join us for our some of our upcoming monthly Unit Games. We will also be holding a full day Swiss Team event on Sunday, October 21st, in place of our Fall Sectional. Stay tuned for more details about this special day and event.
The Biennial Meeting for the Central Mass Bridge Association, Unit 113, was held on December 3rd at the Auburn Senior Center in conjunction with the regularly scheduled Holdiay Unit game. At the meeting, the slate of Officers and Board Members as proposed by the Nominating Committee was unanimously elected for the next two year term which begins January 1, 2018 and ends December 31, 2019. For a listing of the newly elected Unit 113 Officers and Board Members, visit the News Page.
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. Our donation of $1000 was distributed to the following organizations: Worcester County Food Bank; Rachael's Table in Worcester; Montachusett Veteran's Outreach Center; Community Action Center of Gardner and lastly 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.
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
Winners of the September Unit Game: Chuck Greenslit and Anand Lele, East-West winners; Bruce Emond and Tony Wolf, winners North-South.
Winners of August Unit Championship Game: seated - Harris Jacobs and Tim Pettus; standing - Candy Matthew and Clinton Wright
Winners of the Swiss Team Unit Game on June3rd were Naresh Mehta, Jeanne Martin, (pictured to the left) along with MaryLou Famulare and David Hogan.
Winners of A Section - Jeff David, Marilyn Chambers, Anita Taylor and Larry Hanerfeld
Winners of B Section: Frank Jenkins, Muriel Yetkie, Joan Kuklinski, Beth Jenkins
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.
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