Mississauga-Oakville Community Bridge Club
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MOBridge Newsletter - September 16, 2018

A big CONGRATULATIONS to 2 of our Members achieving special rankings at the CBF Regional in St. Catharines recently:  JOHN GARRITSEN on getting his Life Master and GORD HARRON on getting his Silver Life Master!!!  CONGRATULATIONS GUYS!

This coming MONDAY MORNING SWISS GAME is an INT’L FUND GAME - Extra points but no extra $$$ for MObridge Members, and an extra $2.00 for Non-Members.  September is INT’L FUND month … keep your eye out for these games at our Club.  They are all listed in our Calendar on our Home Page.

All TEAM LEAGUE (October 10th start-up) info is posted at the Club.  You can also view the outline from our Home Page, under the Team League tab.  You can sign up as a team, as a pair or as a single.  Just make sure you put contact info on the sign-up sheets.  Working on the Team League will be Martin Hunter, Jon Turner and Paul Inglis.  If you have any questions, feel free to speak with them, or send an e-mail to the Club … mail@mobridge.club.  You can also go to our Home Page and find info there.

MENTORING PROGRAM – ENHANCED  Our Mentoring Program has been enhanced!  This Program is headed up by Jon Turner, who has put a lot of time and effort into this.  All info is posted at the Club, and you can also go to the Mentoring Program tab on our Home Page to see all information there.  

As the membership at MObridge continues to grow, it is important that we do as much as possible to maintain a high level of play in all stratifications.  To this end we are happy to announce that the mentoring program is being expanded and enhanced.

We are adding an “Any game, any time” opportunity to help all levels of players receive mentoring assistance.  It will help new players to get started and experienced players to feel comfortable with playing “up.”

As an incentive for those who are willing to share their expertise there is now the opportunity for free plays in both the designated mentoring gams and in the “Any game, any time” program.

Details about the programs and how to get involved are available on the web site by clicking on mentoring ad on the bulletin board.

Mentoring is an excellent way for members to do their share of ensuring that MObridge continues as the best full-service bridge club in the Golden Horseshoe.

We have more info on the NAP FLIGHT “C” FINALS being held at our Club on October 28th.  Note that this is a 2 Session Event, with the 1st Session starting @ 10:30 am sharp!!!  Please plan on arriving a little early.  The time of the 2nd Session will be dependent on when the 1st Session wraps up, with approx. an hour break.  The cost per pair is $52.00, which is to be paid at the Club on October 28th, and can be paid by cash/cheque only.  Again, congratulations to all who qualified.

Our Classes are starting up soon (October) and are filling up fast … spread the word.

SEMINARS THIS WEEK:  
Sept. 17th        1:15 – 3:15 pm    Bidding Practice for Novices (0-20-50)
Sept. 20th        7:00 – 9:00 pm   Jacoby 2NT
Sept. 23rd     12:30 – 2:30 pm    Play & Defend

Look for sign-up sheets at the Club, along with more detailed information.

All you helpers, who help clean up at the end of a game, and make sure your playing area is cleared, the Directors want you to know that it’s appreciated and send you a big THANK YOU!
 

To all our Bridge Friends in recovery … get well soon.
We hope to see you back at the table soon.

 

“MEMBER ACHIEVEMENTS FOR AUGUST 2018”
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL 

  
JUNIOR MASTER
Yvonne Marot

CLUB MASTER
Eleanor Tegler-Gibson

SECTIONAL MASTERS
Larry Mitchell
Mavis Rajpal
Suresh Rajpal

REGIONAL MASTERS
Klaus Jenson
Zeljko Sokolovic

NABC MASTER
Brian Gray

ADVANCED NABC MASTER
Terry Vandenbroek

LIFE MASTER
Cindy Osselton

SILVER LIFE MASTER
Roberta Mulveney

RUBY LIFE MASTER
Jan Taylor

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OUR NEXT STAC WEEK IS WEEK OF OCTOBER 22ND
NO EXTRA FEE FOR MOBRIDGE MEMBERS.

IT PAYS TO BE A MOBRIDGE MEMBER!!!
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REMINDERS …

  • WE CAN’T STRESS ENOUGH HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO BE AT YOUR SEAT 5 MINUTES BEFORE  GAME TIME.  FOR GAME SET-UP AND STARTING ON TIME, IT IS CRUCIAL. YOUR LATE ARRIVAL AFFECTS THE WHOLE ROOM.  ALSO KNOW THAT THERE ARE MOVEMENTS THAT CANNOT BE CHANGED IF YOU ARRIVE LATE.
  • AND PLEASE REMEMBER THAT SLOW PLAY AFFECTS THE WHOLE ROOM.
  • PLEASE KEEP YOUR PLAYED BOARDS ON YOUR SIDE TABLE.  THIS ALLOWS THE RECEIVING TABLE TO COLLECT THEM WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OF YOUR PLAY, SHOULD YOU BE RUNNING BEHIND.   AND PLAYERS SHOULD NOT BE INTERRUPTING PLAY TO ASK FOR BOARDS … IF THE ROUND IS CALLED AND YOU NEED BOARDS WHICH ARE NOT ACCESSIBLE, PLEASE CALL THE DIRECTOR.
  • Our website is updated with our October sessions (which is now just around the corner).  January/February sessions will be posted in September or thereabouts.  Again, a reminder that if you recommend someone take any of our Intro/Beginner Lessons/Courses, you get 2 Free Plays upon their payment.
  • Remember that the corner table by the front door does tend to be cooler.  We have players that love this and other players, not so much.   
  • Please notice our “POP CAN TAB” container at the Club.  If you can, please remove your TAB before placing your can in the Recycle Bin.  The collection of these tabs goes towards wheelchair purchases … and apparently many have been purchased this way.  A little goes a long way.

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Mississauga-Oakville Community Bridge Club

This club, operating since 1984, was taken over by the local bridge community as a not-for-profit organization in 2015. We are a permanent bridge facility serving the western GTA, with a wide range of bridge games and educational offerings. We offer an inviting, warm club atmosphere with a strong sense of community. 

3105 Winston Churchill Blvd, Mississauga, Ontario L5L 5S3
(905) 820-5728
mail@MObridge.club
www.MObridge.club

 

 

Results
0-499/NLM MP Pairs
Director: Phyllis Jones
0-2500 MP Pairs
Director: Phyllis Jones
Open Pairs
Director: Cathy Kinsella
0-1000 MP Pairs
Director: Sherrill Bain
Open Pairs
Director: Sally Rewbotham
0-1000 MP Swiss Teams (Int'l Fund Game)
Director: Sherrill Bain
Newcomers 0-20 MP
Director: Nora Hovland
Open Pairs and 0-299 (Int'l Fund Game)
Director: Cathy Kinsella
Calendar
21st Sep 2018
Newcomers 0-20 MP
9:00 am
21st Sep 2018
Open Pairs and Non-Life Masters
12:30 pm
22nd Sep 2018
Open Pairs and 0-299
10:00 am
  (Reservation)
24th Sep 2018
0-1000 MP Pairs
9:30 am
  (Reservation)
24th Sep 2018
Newcomers 0-20 MP
7:00 pm
25th Sep 2018
Open Pairs
12:00 pm
  (Reservation)
25th Sep 2018
0-1000 MP Pairs
7:00 pm
  (Reservation)
26th Sep 2018
Open Pairs
9:30 am
  (Partner?)
Game/Course/Seminar Cancellations

All urgent cancellations will be posted on the Schedule & Results Calendar at least 2 hours in advance.