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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.  

 
Welcome to The Central Mass Bridge Association
UPCOMING EVENTS

UNIT GAME - APRIL 22

Just a reminder that our next Unit Game will be Sunday, April 22 at 1:00 PM at the Auburn Senior Center.  There will be a separate 499er Section depending on the number of entries.  There will also be  a presentation of the Mini-McKinney and Ace of Club awards to recognize the achievements of many of our CMBA players for 2017.   Please join us to help celebrate their success and to ensure we have enough tables for a 499er separate event.  

SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT - MAY 5-6

Our Spring Sectional will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 5th and 6th.  Open Pairs on Saturday along with a separate 499er Section starting at 10:00 AM and again at 2:00 PM.  Players can opt to play in 1 or both sessions.   The Swiss Team event will be held on Sunday starting at 10:30 AM with a continuous play through format except for a small lunch break when pizzas will be served.  This event will also be held at the Auburn Senior Center.   

Profits from both events help to fund our scholarship awards and our annual charitable donations.  We hope you will join us for these special bridge events.    

BIENNIAL MEETING - DECEMBER 3, 2017 AT HOLIDAY UNIT GAME

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.   

2017 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

We are pleased to announce that CMBA again awarded 10 $500 scholarships to the children and grandchildren of players of CMBA.   The drawing for the scholarships was held place at the Unit game on September 10, 2017 in Auburn.  You can view a list of this year's recipients on the News 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.  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.

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

March 11, 2018 Unit Game Winners
March 11, 2018 Unit Game Winners

The winners N/S for the March Unit game were Jeanne Martin and Jeffrey David.

The winners E/W for the March Unit game were Larry Hanerfeld and Anita Taylor. 

February 11 Unit Game Winners - Section A
February 11 Unit Game Winners - Section A

The winners N/S for Section A were Don Deamer and Marilyn Chambers.

The winners E/W for Section A were Charlie Burack and Alan Cooperman. 

February 11 Unit Game Winners - Section B
February 11 Unit Game Winners - Section B

The winners N/S for Section B were Beth and Frank Jenkins.

The winners E/W for Section B were Kathy Aberizk and Ruth Westheimer. 

WINNERS AT JANUARY 14TH MONTHLY UNIT GAME
WINNERS  AT JANUARY 14TH MONTHLY UNIT GAME

Our monthly Unit Championship game was held on January14, 2018 and was played as a STAC event.  The winners, North-South, were Tony Wolf and Bruce Emond. 

 

The winners, East-West, were Anand Lele and Chuck Greenslit.  

HONORING JEANNE ROBILLARD
HONORING JEANNE ROBILLARD

At the Unit Game on January 14, 2018, Jeanne Robillard was recognized for coordinating the kitchen activities for our monthly Unit games for the last 8 years.  She was given a gift certificate and a bouquet of flowers for her dedicated service and contributions to ensure that the participating players have plenty to eat and drink.  Thanks also to all those who contribute the many wonderful food offerings at both our monthly Unit games and our semi-annual Sectional events.  

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
CAVENDISH CLUB GAME CANCELLED

The Wednesday game on March 7th in Auburn has been cancelled due to the pending snow storm.  

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 Bruce Emond, bae17@charter.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.
Results
Mar 11, 2018
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Feb 11, 2018
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Jan 14, 2018
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Dec 3, 2017
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Nov 19, 2017
Unit Championship Game -Team Event
Oct 14, 2017
Saturday Morning Session
Oct 14, 2017
Saturday Afternoon Session
Sep 10, 2017
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Aug 13, 2017
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Jul 2, 2017
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Jun 4, 2017
Sunday Afternoon Pairs
Apr 9, 2017
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Calendar
Apr 22, 2018
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM
May 5, 2018
Sectional Pairs Event
Auburn Senior Center
10:00 and 2:00
May 6, 2018
Sectional Swiss Team Event
Auburn Senior Center 10:30 AM
Jun 3, 2018
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM
Jul 1, 2018
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM
Aug 12, 2018
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM
Sep 16, 2018
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM
Oct 20, 2018
Sectional Pairs Event
Auburn Senior Center
10:00 and 2:00
Oct 21, 2018
Sectional Swiss Team Event
Auburn Senior Center 10:30 AM
Nov 18, 2018
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM
Dec 2, 2018
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.
Results
Mar 11, 2018
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Feb 11, 2018
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Jan 14, 2018
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Dec 3, 2017
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Nov 19, 2017
Unit Championship Game -Team Event
Oct 14, 2017
Saturday Morning Session
Oct 14, 2017
Saturday Afternoon Session
Sep 10, 2017
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Aug 13, 2017
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Jul 2, 2017
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Jun 4, 2017
Sunday Afternoon Pairs
Apr 9, 2017
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Calendar
Apr 22, 2018
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM
May 5, 2018
Sectional Pairs Event
Auburn Senior Center
10:00 and 2:00
May 6, 2018
Sectional Swiss Team Event
Auburn Senior Center 10:30 AM
Jun 3, 2018
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM
Jul 1, 2018
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM
Aug 12, 2018
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM
Sep 16, 2018
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM
Oct 20, 2018
Sectional Pairs Event
Auburn Senior Center
10:00 and 2:00
Oct 21, 2018
Sectional Swiss Team Event
Auburn Senior Center 10:30 AM
Nov 18, 2018
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM
Dec 2, 2018
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM