Jefferson Bridge Association (JBA), Charlottesville
Jefferson Bridge Association (JBA), Charlottesville
 
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 199er's Game Every Friday!

Jefferson Bridge Association is excited about a new game plan!   Beginning on Friday, August 5, there will be a separate game EVERY FRIDAY for all players with fewer than 200 masterpoints!  Game time is 12:30 - 4:00 PM. Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to visit and enjoy a snack.   This also helps with the game set-up so we can start promptly at 12:30.  

Remember, the first time you play in a regular JBA game, the entry fee is waived!  Don't have a partner?   No problem!   Let me know at least 24 hours in advance and I will try to arrange a partner for you, using our website

With so many new players, we want to encourage all members to wear a name tag.   JBA will order name tags for our 199er players who don't already have one.   Please let me know if you need a magnetic name tag.   The order will be placed in early September for all 199er players who have attended at least two games.

As always, on the first Friday, there will be a Forum at 11:30AM, followed by the 12:30 game.    The Forums are designed to answer questions about systems and play of the hands, and provide clues to improve your game!!!  If there are specific subjects that you are interested in, just tell our Forum leaders.   JBA appreciates the information that you gave us on the survey in April which led to the decision to add more 199er games.   Special thanks to the "Friendly Bridge Committee" members who reviewed the surveys and took some best practices from other clubs to make your bridge experience more enjoyable!   Thanks to Virginia Cenedella, Alice Faintich, Eberhard Jehle, Mary Peyton and Nan Massie. 

I look forward to seeing you at the games!   

Sundays at 1:00PM     OPEN Game

Mondays at 7:00 PM  (1st and 3rd Mondays for Non-Life Masters)

  2nd, 4th and 5th Mondays are OPEN for all players.

Wednesday at 12:30 - OPEN game

Friday at 12:30 -   OPEN GAME   Beginning August 5 - 199er Game!

Nan Massie, Club Manager

chobridge@aol.com

434-531-5547

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Late for a Date!
Beginning 10 June  2016:
A warning will be given the first time the player is late without cause.
A 1/4 board penalty will be accessed on the second time.
The player will not be allowed to play if they arrive late a third time.
 
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Charlottesville Winners!
Charlottesville Winners!

Congratulations to Betty Edwards and Jean Kiker!!

We've had players score well in The Common Game competitions before, but this is a really special one! Our Betty Edwards and Jean Kiker were the 4th highest scored in the E/W side out of 869 pairs!   AWESOME!!!  ♠   ♣ 

# % Player1 Player2 Club ST
EAST-WEST (78 CLUBS & 869 PAIRS)
           
1 72.92  TaniaReyes Hiller Paul Lewis The Bridge Deck (NY) NY
2 71.00  Ritchey Goodwin Eva Scatassa Saint Catherine FL
3 70.98  Howard Berkowitz Al Schwartz Shakespeares Elbow QC
4 69.62  Jean Kiker Elizabeth Edwards Jefferson Bridge Assoc VA
 
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Jefferson Bridge Association, Charlottesville, VA, Club Manager-Nan Massie
Jefferson Bridge  Association, Charlottesville, VA,  Club Manager-Nan Massie

Welcome to the Jefferson Bridge Association, Charlottesville, Virginia

Enjoy real southern hospitality at Jefferson Bridge Association's (JBA) games where you'll find challenging bridge, gracious players and delicious refreshments.

JBA was organized in 2006 to add to the enjoyment of duplicate bridge in Charlottesville and the surrounding areas of Virginia. The member-owned, non-profit club is sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League. JBA runs three games each week and sponsors an annual tournament. The club offers many special events to award additional masterpoints to the winners and benefit local charities. 

On the first Friday of each month, club masters offer a forum to discuss and teach bidding systems and playing techniques.

ACBL certified instructors offer private or group bridge classes beginning, intermediate and advanced players.

JBA was the first bridge club♠ in the US to use the highly successful Bridgemate Wireless Scoring System for instantaneous feedback and scoring.  All games feature pre-dealt hands and hand records.  Results of each game are posted on this website. 

Instructors for Classes or Private Lessons in Charlottesville, Virginia

Pete Ekstrand- 434-823-2360 thebridgecoach@comcast.net

Alice Faintich- 434-760-2524  alice@faintich.net

Eberhard Jehle- 434-825-4696  evkjehle@gmail.com

Mike Lane- 434-953-3867   restofus@embarqmail.com

Alex Marshall- 540-588-7957   alex.marshall21@gmail.com

Nan Massie- 434-531-5547 chobridge@aol.com

Osher Lifelong Learning at UVA www.virginia.edu/olliuva

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Beginners tip: How to become a better player and 7 Reasons Why You Should Teach Your Children/Grands Bridge!
Los Angeles Regional Daily Bulletin
Day 4, Thursday July 3rd 2014
 
Beginners tip: How to become a better player?
By Yehudit Hasin-Brumshtein
 
"Practice makes perfect" is a sentence I heard more than once or twice in my life. And mostly it turned out to be true. In bridge however, in my experience, practice is enough to make you better, much better perhaps, but not necessarily your best. Bridge, like chess, is a combinatorial game. In both games the number of all possible combination surpasses by far the number of situations any one player can or will ever handle. After all this is one of the reasons we love this game – it always presents a new challenge. Roy H. Williams said that "A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether." To become better in bridge one needs to become wiser, and not only smarter. So in this note I would like to summarize the approaches that help me to improve at this game (not necessarily in any particular order):
 
1. Make a plan! Make a list of aspects you think you need to improve (e.g declarer play, defense, bidding, leads, handling entries, counting…) and prioritize them. Try to be as specific as possible. No one can improve every aspect of the game at once and all the time, so choose one and focus on it for a significant period of time. When you see results, or just feel that you need a break from it, focus on a different aspect.
 
2. Read, read and read some more. There are many good books, articles and websites out there, that will help you improve – Larry Cohen, Audrey Grant, Eddie Kantar and David Bird are just few of the names we would suggest to look up. There are internet forums where people would be happy to discuss any bridge related question you might have. BridgeWinners or BBO forums are some of the more popular ones, where world class players often comment on every aspect of the game.
 
3. If you can, and would – hire a professional to play with or coach you and your partner, even if it is once in a while. Don't look for someone who will earn you points, but rather find someone who will take the time to explain, to go over the hands and to answer questions. Someone who will teach you to fish, not someone who will feed you.
 
4. Discuss, and listen. Don't be afraid to ask a question. Bridge is all
about communication, whether with partner, or between opponents. If
you do not discuss the problems, you can not improve that - so take an hour after the game, go have drinks with your partner and talk about every hand or bid or play that was not clear, or that you think there was a better alternative. Just do it after the game, preferably using hand records. 
 
5. Learn to walk, before you run. I often see beginners that are fascinated with complicated conventions, but are unsure about the meaning of a simple auction. Similarly, others try to learn difficult play techniques that are useful once in a blue moon, but make mistakes when playing simple suit combinations. Sorry, but these will not generally improve your results very much, however focusing on the basics will! I do not mean to discourage those of you that are trying to improve. Just make sure that before you try to play 6 ace roman key card blackwood, I would suggest to find out what your system is after 1NT-X-? It just comes up much more often.
 
6. Find a steady partnership. Bridge is a partnership game. As Peter Benjamin says, "you can not win a bridge tournament alone, you can only loose one". Just like in life or business, good partners do not appear out of nowhere. It takes time and work to build one, but it is worth it.
 
7. Finally – play. Play a lot, but learn from your plays. If you have the hand record, try to go back to the hands that did not turn out so well. What could you do better? It is more useful to play 20 hands and go over them, than to play 50 without giving them a second thought.
 
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7 Reasons Why You Should Teach Your Children/Grands Bridge!
Forget soccer games and violin lessons, teach your kids something really cool — bridge. Sure the average age of bridge players is closer to 70 than 7, but there are some really awesome reasons to teach your child this amazing game. Here are seven!
1. It Improves Test Scores:
A researcher by the name of Dr. Christopher Shaw taught 5th graders to play bridge then compared their 6th grade standardized test scores. What he found was very interesting.
What Shaw discovered was that students who learned to play bridge had a significant increase in their ITSB scores compared with their non-playing classmates.
While everyone’s scores increased because they were older, the most significant gains were from those who had learned bridge!
2. It Boosts the Immune System:
Who doesn’t want healthier kids? You might think that playing cards all day has no health benefits, but according to a study by biologist Marian Diamond, you would be wrong.
“In a presentation at last week’s meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, biologist Marian Diamond described an experiment showing that contract bridge players have increased numbers of immune cells after a game of bridge.
Based on her previous work, and that of others, Diamond interprets the findings as “strong evidence that an area of the brain involved in playing bridge stimulates the immune system, in particular the thymus gland that produces white blood cells called T cells, or T lymphocytes.”
Forget the cough medicine, deal the cards!
3. It’s Inexpensive:
My daughter attended a week of bridge camp, took several lessons at a local club, and played three times at the Junior Nationals in Atlanta for a grand total of zerodollars. The ACBL (American Contract Bridge League) and Atlanta Junior Bridgedo a great job supporting juniors and raising funds throughout the year, so the cost to parents is next to nothing. The only thing I’ve paid for is a $15.00 Junior ACBL membership - no league fees, uniforms or equipment! Even when you do pay, it’s not much. Juniors can play at most clubs for around $6.00 to $10.00 a session.
4. You can play bridge FOREVER and continue to improve as you age:
You can’t say the same for football, baseball, tennis, hockey, volleyball, skateboarding or gymnastics. You may be able to do all those things when you’re 80, but I bet your 18 year old self was way better. In bridge, your glory days are always ahead of you. How awesome to fall in love with something and not have to stop when you graduate high school!
5. It’s MindFULL entertainment:
My favorite thing about watching kids play bridge is seeing them do something besides playing computer games or watching TV. They use their brains, interact face-to-face with other kids, meet some folks from our greatest generation, and have fun! And despite Bridge’s “nerdy” reputation, the kids are all cute, normal and I’ve never seen one sporting a pocket protector.
6. It’s A Career Path:
While I was showing my daughter around the bridge venue in Atlanta, a gentlemen mentioned how great it was to see kids playing, then he told us about a 16 year old who makes $3500 a week playing bridge! Clients have been known to pay $500 - $1500 to a pro for ONE session. Making it as a bridge professional is tough, but if your child dedicated themselves, there is a chance that they could make a living from playing cards. Let’s put it this way, the chance of a high-school football player making it in the NFL is 0.2%. The chances are better with cards and there’s no need for the frequent CT scans.
7. It’s good clean fun:
One of the great things about my daughter playing bridge, is that I don’t have to worry about the usual boy/girl shenanigans. Yes, she could sit on a boy’s lap at the bridge club, but I’m pretty sure the club director (think of it as a referee) would end that nonsense quickly. And there would be no coming to the club, then sneaking out to meet a boy. During the Nationals, one of the kids started complaining of a headache. The director told him if he needed to quit he could, but there would be no leaving the room until his parent came to get him. I had no qualms about leaving my daughter in the room to play while I went to my own bridge game.
Oh yeah, I guess that’s ANOTHER reason bridge for kids is so great - you can continue to play and not feel guilty for leaving them at home!
If you’re interested, google Bridge is Cool or Atlanta Junior Bridge for more!
Follow Lisa Lewis Tyre on Twitter: www.twitter.com/lisalewistyre
This article appeared in a Huffpost Parents Blog, 28 April 2015
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🌟199er's Game Every Friday starting 5 August! 🃏
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Winter Sectional December 9-11

 

 

Washington D.C.

2016 Summer NABC

Jul 20-31, 2016

Marriott Wardman Park

2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

Results
Fri Jul 22, 2016
Friday Afternoon, Open Pairs
Cavalier Inn 12:30 pm
Director: Burton
Wed Jul 20, 2016
Wednesday Afternoon, Open Pairs
Cavalier Inn 12:30 pm
Director: Betsy Ruehl
Sun Jul 17, 2016
Sunday Afternoon, Open
Cavalier Inn 1:00 pm
Director: Paul Hartman
Fri Jul 15, 2016
Friday Afternoon, Open Pairs
Cavalier Inn 12:30 pm
Director: Eberhard Jehle
Wed Jul 13, 2016
Wednesday Afternoon, Open Pairs
Cavalier Inn 12:30 pm
Director: Betsy Ruehl
Mon Jul 11, 2016
Monday Night,
Cavalier Inn 7:00 pm
Director: Massie
Sun Jul 10, 2016
Mr. Jefferson Sectional - 3 Days of Silver Points SUNDAY SWISS
Cavalier Inn, 105N Emmett Street 10:30
Mr. Jefferson Sectional - 3 Days of Silver Points SUNDAY SWISS
Director: Nan Massie
Sat Jul 9, 2016
Mr. Jefferson Sectional - 3 Days of Silver Points
Cavalier Inn, 105N Emmett Street 10:30
Mr. Jefferson Sectional - 3 Days of Silver Points
Director: Nan Massie
Fri Jul 8, 2016
Mr. Jefferson Sectional - 3 Days of Silver Points
Cavalier Inn, 105N Emmett Street 10:30
Mr. Jefferson Sectional - 3 Days of Silver Points
Director: Nan Massie
Fri Jul 1, 2016
Friday Afternoon, Open Pairs
Cavalier Inn 12:30 pm
Director: Steve Rothman
Wed Jun 29, 2016
Wednesday Afternoon, Open Pairs
Cavalier Inn 12:30 pm
Director: Eberhard Jehle
Mon Jun 27, 2016
Monday Night,
Cavalier Inn 7:00 pm
Director: Massie
Calendar
Sun Jul 24, 2016
Sunday Afternoon, Open
Cavalier Inn 1:00 pm
Director: Paul Hartman
Mon Jul 25, 2016
Monday Night,
Cavalier Inn 7:00 pm
Director: Nan Massie, Ron Burton
Wed Jul 27, 2016
Wednesday Afternoon, Open Pairs
Cavalier Inn 12:30 pm
Director: Betsy Ruehl
  (Partner?)
Fri Jul 29, 2016
Friday Afternoon, Open Pairs
Cavalier Inn 12:30 pm
Director: Steve Rothman, Eberhard Jehle, Ron Burton
  (Partner?)
Sun Jul 31, 2016
Sunday Afternoon, Open
Cavalier Inn 1:00 pm
Director: Paul Hartman
Mon Aug 1, 2016
Monday Night,
Cavalier Inn 7:00 pm
Director: Nan Massie, Ron Burton
Wed Aug 3, 2016
Wednesday Afternoon, Open Pairs
Cavalier Inn 12:30 pm
Director: Betsy Ruehl
  (Partner?)
Fri Aug 5, 2016
Friday Afternoon, Open Pairs
Cavalier Inn 12:30 pm
Director: Steve Rothman, Eberhard Jehle, Ron Burton
Sun Aug 7, 2016
Sunday Afternoon, Open
Cavalier Inn 1:00 pm
Director: Paul Hartman
Mon Aug 8, 2016
Monday Night,
Cavalier Inn 7:00 pm
Director: Nan Massie, Ron Burton
Wed Aug 10, 2016
Wednesday Afternoon, Open Pairs
Cavalier Inn 12:30 pm
Director: Betsy Ruehl
  (Partner?)
Fri Aug 12, 2016
Friday Afternoon, Open Pairs
Cavalier Inn 12:30 pm
Director: Steve Rothman, Eberhard Jehle, Ron Burton
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The ACBL-wide Instant Matchpoint Game  is scheduled for Friday Afternoon October 14, 2016
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Winter Sectional December 9-11

 

 

Washington D.C.

2016 Summer NABC

Jul 20-31, 2016

Marriott Wardman Park

2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

Results
Fri Jul 22, 2016
Friday Afternoon, Open Pairs
Cavalier Inn 12:30 pm
Director: Burton
Wed Jul 20, 2016
Wednesday Afternoon, Open Pairs
Cavalier Inn 12:30 pm
Director: Betsy Ruehl
Sun Jul 17, 2016
Sunday Afternoon, Open
Cavalier Inn 1:00 pm
Director: Paul Hartman
Fri Jul 15, 2016
Friday Afternoon, Open Pairs
Cavalier Inn 12:30 pm
Director: Eberhard Jehle
Wed Jul 13, 2016
Wednesday Afternoon, Open Pairs
Cavalier Inn 12:30 pm
Director: Betsy Ruehl
Mon Jul 11, 2016
Monday Night,
Cavalier Inn 7:00 pm
Director: Massie
Sun Jul 10, 2016
Mr. Jefferson Sectional - 3 Days of Silver Points SUNDAY SWISS
Cavalier Inn, 105N Emmett Street 10:30
Mr. Jefferson Sectional - 3 Days of Silver Points SUNDAY SWISS
Director: Nan Massie
Sat Jul 9, 2016
Mr. Jefferson Sectional - 3 Days of Silver Points
Cavalier Inn, 105N Emmett Street 10:30
Mr. Jefferson Sectional - 3 Days of Silver Points
Director: Nan Massie
Fri Jul 8, 2016
Mr. Jefferson Sectional - 3 Days of Silver Points
Cavalier Inn, 105N Emmett Street 10:30
Mr. Jefferson Sectional - 3 Days of Silver Points
Director: Nan Massie
Fri Jul 1, 2016
Friday Afternoon, Open Pairs
Cavalier Inn 12:30 pm
Director: Steve Rothman
Wed Jun 29, 2016
Wednesday Afternoon, Open Pairs
Cavalier Inn 12:30 pm
Director: Eberhard Jehle
Mon Jun 27, 2016
Monday Night,
Cavalier Inn 7:00 pm
Director: Massie
Calendar
Sun Jul 24, 2016
Sunday Afternoon, Open
Cavalier Inn 1:00 pm
Director: Paul Hartman
Mon Jul 25, 2016
Monday Night,
Cavalier Inn 7:00 pm
Director: Nan Massie, Ron Burton
Wed Jul 27, 2016
Wednesday Afternoon, Open Pairs
Cavalier Inn 12:30 pm
Director: Betsy Ruehl
  (Partner?)
Fri Jul 29, 2016
Friday Afternoon, Open Pairs
Cavalier Inn 12:30 pm
Director: Steve Rothman, Eberhard Jehle, Ron Burton
  (Partner?)
Sun Jul 31, 2016
Sunday Afternoon, Open
Cavalier Inn 1:00 pm
Director: Paul Hartman
Mon Aug 1, 2016
Monday Night,
Cavalier Inn 7:00 pm
Director: Nan Massie, Ron Burton
Wed Aug 3, 2016
Wednesday Afternoon, Open Pairs
Cavalier Inn 12:30 pm
Director: Betsy Ruehl
  (Partner?)
Fri Aug 5, 2016
Friday Afternoon, Open Pairs
Cavalier Inn 12:30 pm
Director: Steve Rothman, Eberhard Jehle, Ron Burton
Sun Aug 7, 2016
Sunday Afternoon, Open
Cavalier Inn 1:00 pm
Director: Paul Hartman
Mon Aug 8, 2016
Monday Night,
Cavalier Inn 7:00 pm
Director: Nan Massie, Ron Burton
Wed Aug 10, 2016
Wednesday Afternoon, Open Pairs
Cavalier Inn 12:30 pm
Director: Betsy Ruehl
  (Partner?)
Fri Aug 12, 2016
Friday Afternoon, Open Pairs
Cavalier Inn 12:30 pm
Director: Steve Rothman, Eberhard Jehle, Ron Burton