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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.

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DONATIONS TO LOCAL AREA FOOD BANKS

CMBA has just donated a total of $2000 to the following local area food banks and food pantries:  Worcester County Food Bank; Rachel's Table; Montachusetts Veterans Outreach Center; Gardner Community Action Center; Pilgrim Congregational Church in Leominster; Grafton Food Bank.  These charities provide help to the local towns we play in and where most of our players reside throughout the Central Mass area.  Approximately $1300 was raised from our special Memorial Swiss team event that we held in October in memory of those players who passed away this past year; the balance was raised from the sale of the raffle tickets that were sold for the Holiday Gift Basket that was given away in a drawing held at our Holiday Unit Game on December 2nd.   Thanks to the generous support of many of our players at all the local clubs throughout our Unit for purchasing the tickets that made this Holiday raffle so successful.  In fact, we decided to add two additional prizes - five $10 scratch tickets for a second prize and five $5 scratch tickets for a third prize since we had exceeded our goal of $500.   THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR SUPPORT THROUGH THE PURCHASE OF THE HOLIDAY RAFFLE TICKETS WHICH ENABLED US TO INCREASE OUR DONATION TO $2000.  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.

ANNUAL MEETING OF DECEMBER 2, 2018

CMBA held it's annual meeting on Sunday, December 2, 2018, in conjunction with the monthly Unit game at the Auburn Senior Center.  The sole purpose of the meeting was to elect seven Directors to the CMBA Board for a two year period from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2020. The following slate of candidates was unanimoulsy approved:  Vicki Angus, Marilyn Chambers, Bruce Emond, Claire McClennan, Charlotte Rowlands, Denise Bahosh* and Ernie Peabody*.  Congratulations to these Directors and their willingness to serve for the next two years.  

* denotes new additions to the Board

 

FALL MEMORIAL SWISS TEAM EVENT

On Sunday, October 21, CMBA held a special two session Swiss Team event in memory of CMBA members who have passed this year - Nancy Brown, Charlie Burack, Jim Culhane, Syd Dorfman, Donna Johnson, Dr. Rashmi Patwardhan and David Reine.  We want to thank everyone who attended - the excellent turnout helped to make this event a success.  We raised approximately $1300 which was donated in early December along with an additional $700 to 6  local area foodbanks in honor of these deceased members.   Again, we want to thank all the players who came out to support this worthy endeavor.     

 

 

NEW BYLAWS APPROVED AT SPECIAL MEETING AT JUNE 3RD UNIT TEAM GAME

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.  

MAY SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT
MAY SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT

 

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.    

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.   

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

WiINNERS OF NOVEMBER 18 UNIT GAME
WiINNERS OF NOVEMBER 18 UNIT GAME

Winners of the November Unit Game: North/South - Mark Thompson and Bob Casey; Co-winners East/West - Bruce Emond and Tony Wolf.  The other co-winners East/West, Harris Jacobs and Tim Pettus, were not available for the photo.

September Unit Game Winners
September Unit Game Winners

Winners of the September Unit Game: Chuck Greenslit and Anand Lele, East-West winners; Bruce Emond and Tony Wolf, winners North-South.

AUGUST UNIT GAME WINNERS
AUGUST UNIT GAME WINNERS

Winners of August Unit Championship Game:  seated - Harris Jacobs and Tim Pettus; standing - Candy Matthew and Clinton Wright

Swiss Team Winners on June 3rd
Swiss Team Winners on June 3rd

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. 

April 22 2018 Unit Game Winners - Section A
April  22 2018 Unit Game Winners - Section A

Winners of A  Section - Jeff David, Marilyn Chambers, Anita Taylor and Larry Hanerfeld 

April 22, 2018 Unit Game Winners - B Section
April 22, 2018 Unit Game Winners - B Section

Winners of B Section:  Frank Jenkins, Muriel Yetkie, Joan Kuklinski, Beth Jenkins

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. ♠  ♣  

CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS

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CLUB RESULTS

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Results
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Swiss Teams
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Unit Championship Game - Swiss Team Event
Sectional Swiss Team Event
Sectional Pairs Event, First Session
Sectional Pairs Event, Second Session
Sunday Afternoon Pairs
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Calendar
Jan 13, 2019
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM
Feb 10, 2019
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM
Mar 10, 2019
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM
Apr 7, 2019
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM
May 4, 2019
Sectional Pairs Event
Auburn Senior Center
10:00 and 2:00
May 5, 2019
Sectional Swiss Team Event
Auburn Senior Center 10:00 AM
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Jun 30, 2019
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Auburn Senior Center 1:00 PM
Jul 14, 2019
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM
Aug 11, 2019
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM
Sep 8, 2019
Unit Championship Game - Pairs
Auburn Senior Center 1:00PM
Oct 19, 2019
Sectional Pairs Event
Auburn Senior Center
10:00 and 2:00
Oct 20, 2019
Sectional Swiss Team Event
Auburn Senior Center 10:00 AM
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