Birthday Game November 1. Birthdays: 4-Lynn Berg, Jeannie Braswell; 6-Claes Lindh; 7-Rita Whalen; 18-Fran Strawn; 23-Jim Farrell; 24-Bud Randall; 30-John Moschella.
This month we’ll have a food drive for the Neighborhood Center, culminating with a week of charity games November 17-22. Please bring non-perishables and cleaning supplies or personal hygiene products. We’ll deliver to the center on the 24th.
There will be no Easybridge on November 5 because of the Regional in Daytona Beach. Instead, a free lesson for 0-20 players will be offered at the Reigonal on Monday, November 3 from 10 a.m. to noon, taught by Lynn Berg. Location in the Plaza Hotel at the end of Seabreeze Avenue on the beach. Ask Lynn for more information. November 13 starts Easybridge as a masterpoint game. It’s open to anyone who wants an easy, relaxed approach with more time per board. Many of the players are real beginners who appreciate a little help.
Sharon Lessard is back with her popular Supervised Play on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:30, starting November 11. Charge is $5.
The slate of proposed Board members will be announced November 14, starting a week of the call for nominations from the floor. Balloting, if necessary, will start on November 24 and conclude November 29. Winners will be announced at the Annual Meeting on December 9.
Our monthly Mentor/Mentee game will be played on Thursday November 13 from 9:30 to 11:30. Mentors play free.
We’ll have ACBL Membership Games on November 6 and 15. Only ACBL members will be eligible for masterpoints, though all are welcome to play. We’ll also have club championships on the 8th, 14th(morning and afternoon) and 24th.
We’re closed on Thanksgiving Day but open again on Black Friday, if you prefer bridge to mall mania. We’ll hold a Draw Team on the 24th to conclude our Thanksgiving weekend.
Do you know the difference between a No-Play and an Average? Average, A- and A+ are all artificial scores given when a board can’t be played for some unusual reason—NOT slow play. If you run out of time and fail to play a board, you may instead be awarded a No-Play. Then you get your own game average on the board, good or bad. If you were having otherwise a 60% game, Average would actually be a penalty. Of course, bad games aren’t helped, either.