Food Bank Drive
We raised $3078 plus 7 large boxes of food donations for the food bank. Congratulations and thanks to all club members. The tax receipts are ready for the people who requested one. We will start distributing them on December 27.
Supervised Play – Wednesday morning 10:00-11:45 (new time).
The Supervised Play series for beginning players is continuing on Wednesdays in the new year but is moving from 12:30 to 10:00 am. Some players in our 0-50 masterpoint section have expressed an interest in participating. The new time slot will allow them to take part in the Supervised Play and still play in the 12:30 game. The material should be useful and interesting to players who have been playing for a while as well as for beginning players.
The session will begin with a 15 minute lesson (plus handout) on the topic of the day at 10 am. This will be followed by play of 8-10 hands based on this theme from 10:15 to 11:45. Each board will contain a “traveller” (piece of paper) that describes how the hand should have been bid, should have been played, opening lead ... whatever is relevant to the topic of the day. The supervisor will mingle among the players to provide advice, answer questions, give more detailed explanations, etc. Cost is $10.
January 3 - Overcalls: The opponents open the bidding. Should I overcall (make a bid for our side)? What should my partner do after I overcall? How high should we bid? Supervisor: Ed L'Heureux.
January 10 - Takeout Doubles: Partner, bid something. I have support for the 3 unbid suits. Supervisor: Ed L'Heureux.
January 17: No supervised play on this day. (There is a game at 12:30, but no supervised play.)
January 24 - Negative Doubles: Partner, bid something. I have support for the 2 unbid suits. Supervisor: Ed L'Heureux.
Hope to see many of you there.
We are continuing with our 299er section on alternating Thursdays. We have approximately half of our players choosing to play in this section. We want to remind everyone that only players with 299 or fewer masterpoints are eligible to play in this section. If you have more than this, please play in the Open section. Anyone can play in the Open section, regardless of materpoints.