Niagara-on-the-Lake Duplicate Bridge Centre
Niagara-on-the-Lake Duplicate Bridge Centre
 
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Our goal is to have the friendliest game in town!

 
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The Club

Welcome to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Duplicate Bridge Centre.  We offer a friendly, ACBL santioned game every Tuesday and Friday afternoon at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, Anderson Lane.

We welcome all players regardless of experience.  If you don't have a partner, try the find a partner utility on this web site.  If you are still without a partner, come out anyway, we will try our best to find someone to play with you.

There is a "chalk talk" every Tuesday beginning at 12:30 pm and the game starts at 1:00 pm.  Registration for the game closes at 12:50 pm.

Cost for regular games is $5.00 for members and $7.00 for non-members.

Membership fees are $20.00 yearly and are due in September.  Part year memberships are available for snowbirds.

Special games, charity games, and socials have a slightly increased fee.  See the calendar for details of upcoming games.

 

BRIDGE LEAGUE

Bridge League

We are proposing to set up a bridge league open to all members of the NOTL Duplicate Bridge Centre. The winning team will receive the NOTL DBC team trophy awarded at the summer BBQ or the AGM in October. Team members will also be awarded master points for the games they win and their final position in the league

The league will be made up of a minimum of six bridge teams with each team having four, five or six players. Each team will play 24 board matches against every other team using IMP scoring. The IMP results will be converted to Victory points and the team with the most victory points after all matches have been played will be the league champion. Each team member should play in at least half the matches.

Our club members range from beginners to Gold Life Masters so we are adopting guidelines for team selection to even out the capabilities between teams. All players will be ranked as A, B or C level players based on their capabilities. Life master players will be A players, intermediate players will be rated as B players and the rest will be rated as C players. In general C players will have less than 50 master points and the level of players who are not acbl members will be decided based on past results in the duplicate games. ‘A’ players will be worth three points, ‘B’ players two points and ‘C’ players one point. A team will be allowed a maximum total of eight points for its top four players. After we know the makeup of teams we may add some handicapping to compensate for different skill levels.

Games will be played on alternate Wednesday evenings at the community centre starting in late April. The fees for each game will be $20 per team and each round of games will be played concurrently starting at 7.00pm.

To get the ball rolling we need to hear from team captains who want to enter a team in the league and also from members who are interested in being part of a team who are not already team members. We’ll have team sign up sheets at the regular games starting on 28th February..  If you cant make it to the games then please send an email to Max Rutherford ( maxruth01@gmail.com ) by 14th March if you’re interested in being part of this competition for bridge bragging rights in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

 

Special Games With Additional Master Points

Every year the ACBL encourages clubs to play special games which award extra master points. Some of these games also award red, gold and silver master points in place of the black points awarded for a regular club game. Most of these games also carry an additional fee on top of the regular ACBL game fee.

After reviewing the games available we have come up with the following special games for the first six months of 2017:-

Feb 14                   Sectional Tournament at Clubs (STaC) – Silver points

Feb 17                   STaC – Silver Points

March 7                Club Championship – Double Black points

March 10             Club Championship – Double Black Points

April 11                 Charity Club Championship followed by Wine & Cheese – Double Black Points

May 9                    STaC – Silver Points

May 12                 STaC – Silver Points

June 13                 North American Pairs Champ (NAP) – 50/50 red/black Triple Points

June 16                 NAP – 50/50 red/black Triple Points

June 27                 Club Championship – Double Black Points

June 30                 Club Championship – Double Black Points

These games will be available to our members at no extra charge.

The STaC games are played simultaneously across many clubs in District 2 using the same hands. In addition to the points awarded locally, the percentages achieved by pairs for a particular session in all participating clubs are compared then further awards are made for the overall placings in each strata based on the total number of pairs playing. This can amount to a lot of Silver points.

Have something to say?
Have something to say?

If you wish to contact us about any concerns, or issues, please  send us an eMail at

  contact@notldbc.ca

 

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Charity Games

The ACBL requires clubs that wish to hold charity games to hold one Charity Game to benefit the ACBL Charity, then the club is able to run other games to benefit local charities as it wishes. Usually, charity games have a $1:00 premium on the game cost and offer more Masterpoints than ordinary games. There was a Charity Game played earlier this fall and members were canvassed for suggestions and voted to have the proceeds donated to the Women's Place of South Niagara.

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Play Nice Policy

We strive to have a "play nice" atmosphere at our club.

Players are encouraged to respect their partners and opponents at all times, comments on bidding or play can wait until after the game.

If you feel that any player is not acting according to this policy, call the director!!

Calendar

See below for information on upcoming games.

Calendar
24th February 2017
Friday Open
NOTL Community Centre 1:00
Director: Violi Whitmee
28th February 2017
Open
NOTL Community Centre 1:00 pm
Director: Michael Ritza
3rd March 2017
Friday Open
NOTL Community Centre 1:00
Director: Michael Ritza
7th March 2017
Club Championship
NOTL Community Centre 1:00 pm
Director: Keith Burkell
10th March 2017
Club Championship
NOTL Community Centre 1:00
Director: Bob Goodwin
Results
21st February 2017
Open
Director: Violi Whitmee
17th February 2017
STaC Canada Wide
Director: Violi Whitmee
14th February 2017
Open
Director: Violi Whitmee
7th February 2017
Open
Director: Keith Burkell
Click for the Members Only section
Play Nice Policy

We strive to have a "play nice" atmosphere at our club.

Players are encouraged to respect their partners and opponents at all times, comments on bidding or play can wait until after the game.

If you feel that any player is not acting according to this policy, call the director!!

Calendar

See below for information on upcoming games.

Calendar
24th February 2017
Friday Open
NOTL Community Centre 1:00
Director: Violi Whitmee
28th February 2017
Open
NOTL Community Centre 1:00 pm
Director: Michael Ritza
3rd March 2017
Friday Open
NOTL Community Centre 1:00
Director: Michael Ritza
7th March 2017
Club Championship
NOTL Community Centre 1:00 pm
Director: Keith Burkell
10th March 2017
Club Championship
NOTL Community Centre 1:00
Director: Bob Goodwin
Results
21st February 2017
Open
Director: Violi Whitmee
17th February 2017
STaC Canada Wide
Director: Violi Whitmee
14th February 2017
Open
Director: Violi Whitmee
7th February 2017
Open
Director: Keith Burkell