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Unit 146 BoD Meeting Sun Jan 16 12:00 at Bridge Center
Sectionals Update Aug 17
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Yesterday, ACBL notified us that we can proceed with our September Sectional Tournament but they will not be providing us with an assigned Tournament Director. ..........

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Last updated : Sep 10, 2021 08:36 EDT
Norfolk/Virginia Beach Non-Life Master Sectional
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    Intermediate/Novice Sectional

Unit 146 held a two day Sectional for non-Life Masters Saturday August 21st and Sunday August 22nd. ..........

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Last updated : Sep 10, 2021 08:35 EDT
80.1% Game

chkwill and Gransam had a 80.1% game today (Wed Dec 1st) in the BBB 2:30 game. They beat out 3 robot/human pairs, one robot/robot pair, and two other human/human pairs. Congratulations. They cannot be written up in the Bulletin because the minimum tables for Bulletin recognition is 5 tables and we had 4. Congratulations on such a great game.

Emmett William Jr  from Kitty Hawk and Susan Jackson from Duck, NC

Last updated : Dec 23, 2021 10:29 EST
Next Unit 146 Board meeting

When      

Sun Nov 14, 2021 12pm – 1:15pm

Where

4966 Euclid Rd Virginia Beach

Last updated : Dec 5, 2021 09:53 EST
Report From the By-Law Committee
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Report From the By-Law Committee
The Committee proposes the following changes to the By-Laws. ..........

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Last updated : Dec 23, 2021 10:27 EST
Unit 146 Board of Directors Nominations

A nominating committee composed of Jackson Bell, Jim Vroom, Carol McCain, Liz Hendriksen, and Peggy Willet has selected five candidates for election to the Unit 146 Board of Directors, for two year terms, at the Membership meeting on December 5. The candidates are Peter Haglich, Jim Vroom, Louise Gordon, Jack Mallory, and Marshall Hutto. Additional nominations may be made by the membership at the meeting. Six current Board members have one year remaining on their two year term on the Board. They are Kathy Haglich, JoAnn Tucker, Betty Willis, Nick Leshkow, Jackson Bell, and Carolyn Riegle.
 

Last updated : Dec 23, 2021 10:27 EST
Halloween 2021

Last updated : Dec 5, 2021 09:55 EST
Virtual Club News of the Week October 7, 2021

October is Club Appreciation Month.  Those of you playing F2F have, or will notice pairs and team appreciation games.  For the Virtual Clubs next week - October 11-17 – will be our Club Appreciation event.  All Virtual games next week will pay out 200% black points for no additional fee.

Remember if you want to play with a partner from somewhere else just let me know that partner’s BBO name.  As long as we stay within the percentage of “guests” allowed by the ACBL, all should be well.  We love having new opponents to freshen our game.

Virtual games will continue as scheduled. We note some changes in Virtual Club schedules in nearby Units.  If your local game is no longer available, try out one of ours.

Last updated : Dec 5, 2021 09:54 EST
OBX Duplicate Bridge Club

Outer Banks  Duplicate Bridge Game is back. After 40 years Dick Gillespie the former owner/ manager has officially retired and getting some well deserved peace and quiet. Dick is now 92+ years of age and is continuing to play.

Judi Passerini has assumed responsibility for the management and direction of the club. The club hosted its inaugural open game Friday, October1, 2021 at the Baum Senior Center in Kill Devil Hills, NC. Twenty players were present. OBX Duplicate Bridge Club is excited to be up and ready as a member of Unit 146.

Last updated : Dec 5, 2021 09:55 EST

Norfolk/Virginia Beach Fall Sectional Sept 10-12

Sunday's Swiss Teams will be single stratified game instead of an open and Novice team games.

Photos from Friday

Last updated : Sep 25, 2021 10:42 EDT
Virtual Club News of the Week Sept 13, 2021

Remember if you want to play with a partner from somewhere else just let me know that partner’s BBO name.  As long as we stay within the percentage of “guests” allowed by the ACBL, all should be well.  We love having new opponents to freshen our game. 

Virtual games will continue as scheduled. We note some changes in Virtual Club schedules in nearby Units.  If your local game is no longer available, try out one of ours.

 Hope to see you soon.  Any questions call the director or Barbara at 757-710-6578, Dick at (757) 620-6057, Marshall at 757-348-2797 or email.

Last updated : Oct 12, 2021 03:09 EDT
Virtual Club News of the Week Sept 13, 2021 (Copy)

Remember if you want to play with a partner from somewhere else just let me know that partner’s BBO name.  As long as we stay within the percentage of “guests” allowed by the ACBL, all should be well.  We love having new opponents to freshen our game. 

Virtual games will continue as scheduled. We note some changes in Virtual Club schedules in nearby Units.  If your local game is no longer available, try out one of ours.

 Hope to see you soon.  Any questions call the director or Barbara at 757-710-6578, Dick at (757) 620-6057, Marshall at 757-348-2797 or email.

Last updated : Sep 26, 2021 10:19 EDT
Bridge Lessons
Bridge Lessons
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The Bridge Center 
4966 Euclid Road, Virginia Beach
Offers 
FRIENDLY BRIDGE LESSONS
FOR BEGINNERS 
MAKE NEW FRIENDS  
IMPROVE MEMORY SKILLS  
KEEP YOUR MIND ALERT AND ACTIVE 

Starting Saturday, Sep 18th, 9:30-11:30 AM
First lesson free, optional study guide $7.00.  Remaining lessons and games $7.00 per  session. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination required. No partner necessary. 

For more information, call Carolyn Riegle (757) 635-1516 or Nancy Cook, (757) 560-0343 

The Virginia State Bridge Association admits students of any  race, color, national origin, ethnic origin and sexual orientation to  all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally  accorded or made available to students at the school. It does  not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic  origin and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admission policies and all other school administered  programs. 

 

Last updated : Dec 5, 2021 10:00 EST
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Last updated : Sep 10, 2021 08:36 EDT
Virtual Club News June 30, 2021

The final week of July is another gold Week.  That will be July 26th through August 1st .  All of you who need gold, take this opportunity to earn gold.    $7.  All games Monday – Sunday that week.  With the prospect of Regionals returning sometime this fall, I would not be surprised if this is the last of these opportunities for a while.  Come collect gold while you can!

 Hope to see you soon.  Any questions call the director or Barbara at 757-710-6578, Dick at (757) 620-6057, Marshall at 757-348-2797 or email.

Last updated : Jul 24, 2021 11:33 EDT
Virtual Club News July 22

!!!!!    2X points of which 1/4 are Gold  !!!!!

The final week of July is another Gold Week.  That will be July 26th through August 1st .  All of you who need gold, take this opportunity to earn gold.    $7.  All games Monday – Sunday that week.  With the prospect of Regionals returning sometime this fall, I would not be surprised if this is the last of these opportunities for a while.  Come collect gold while you can!

Regular virtual schedule except Marssan has added two additional game times Sat and Sun 9:45 AM.
That 13 times (your lucky number) , that players can dig for GOLD that week.

Hope to see you soon.  Any questions call the director or Barbara at 757-710-6578, Dick at (757) 620-6057, Marshall at 757-348-2797 or email.

Last updated : Aug 2, 2021 18:28 EDT
Virtual Club News June 11, 2021

NAP Qualifiers are here

Barb’s Bridge Battalion will hold her first one Friday, June 18 in the 2:30 pm game. 

This game will pay out double points with half red.  Everyone with a 50% or over game will qualify, as well as ½ of the field in each strata.  It’s a little complicated as the strata are figured normally and your points are based on that stratification.  Then the ACBL re- stratifies based on the open>2,500> 500 strata breaks for the NAP.  Thus you might be the only C (under 500) pair in a game and no matter what you qualify. Note that if a field has 2 or fewer pairs, both pairs will qualify.

This is a good year to try it because the District qualifying round will be online.  You do not have to travel to Northern Virginia to further qualify.  If you win that round you qualify to play in the finals in a national event next year.  First and second get reimbursed some of the costs.  So come play.  No robots for these qualifying games.  Humans only.  You can play and qualify with whomever.  In the next round you will have to find a different partner if you qualify in our game, but your home district is not district 6.  In the district qualifying round, both members of a partnership have to be of that district.

 Neither Nansemond River (Dick Hartman) nor Barb’s Bridge Battalion (Barbara Duer) have any games that conflict with currently scheduled face to face bridge.  So come qualify.

Last updated : Jul 5, 2021 06:31 EDT
The Dummy Speaks

The Dummy Speaks

Director Calls

Thursday a player at another table noticed that even though Jennifer and I were playing at the table, we (actually Randy) had called the director – in this case Bob to our table.  She wisecracked couldn’t Jennifer and I figure it out?  Yes we could, but being directors is why we called a director to our table.  “The” director is the only one who can correct errors.  Unless there is no other director available, “the” director should not be playing at the table in question.

I had made an insufficient bid.  Depending on my answer to his first question, my left-hand opponent has options.  I am still not sure I answered correctly, but I answered and play resumed.

Calling the director does not reflect poorly on the person who erred or on the person who calls the director – assuming civil tone and volume.  Calling the director is following the rules, plain and simple.  It is the cleanest and fastest way to get the game going again.  Please call the director every time it is warranted.  There are many more player error director calls in face to face bridge.  Get used to giving your director a good workout.  That is why we have directors – use them!

Last updated : Jul 24, 2021 11:39 EDT
Virtual Games News

The final week of May is another Silver Lining Week.  All of you who need silver, take this opportunity to earn silver.  Double points all silver.  Also $7.  With the prospect of Sectionals returning sometime this fall,  would not be surprised if this is the last of these opportunities for a while.  Come collect silver while you can!

Last updated : May 29, 2021 08:51 EDT
Local player scores in regionally rated event

 

Last updated : Jun 7, 2021 16:20 EDT
Unit 146 Board of Directors Meeting (virtual) - May 12 @ 4PM

Unit 146 Board of Directors Meeting (virtual) - May 12 @4PM

Any Unit Member who wishes to attend, please contact Peter Haglick.

Last updated : May 14, 2021 14:25 EDT
Virtual Games News

May is a big online month because there is another Silver Linings week – double points all silver May 24th-30th.  There is a double black points weekend May 15th and 16th.  Then in June is NAP qualifying.  Details to be forthcoming.

Last updated : May 17, 2021 13:03 EDT
Charity Week April 12th - 18th

Charity Week April 12th - 18th Double points all black.  Extra fees go to ACBL Charity Fund.  All Virtual Clubs are participating. $7 per entry.

Last updated : Apr 19, 2021 08:02 EDT
Virtual Swiss Team Games

Barb’s Bridge Battalion had 8 tables for it's first virtual SWISS TEAM game on Thursday April 15th 

Last updated : Apr 25, 2021 07:24 EDT

Barbara Duer (prevous president of Unit 146)  in article on page 30 of April 2021 Bridge Bulletin.

Last updated : May 17, 2021 13:07 EDT
James Fox heads a knockout team in semi-finals NAOBC

NAOBC (North American Online Bridge Championships  March 11-21

Our own Jim Fox headed a knockout team that made it to the semi-finals in the NAOBC. The rest of his team were- Carlos Pellegrini; Neil Chambers - Allan Graves; Maximo Crusizio - Rodrigo Garcia Da Rosa. They were defeated by Levine (Mike Levine - Eddie Wold; Jeff Meckstroth - Eric Rodwell; Geir Helgemo - Tor Helness) who are playing Moss in the finals.

Last updated : Apr 2, 2021 16:42 EDT
Unit 146 Sectional Tournament Schedule

The 2021 Sectional schedule follows:
Spring Sectional May 14-16
Summer Sectional June 11-13
NLM Sectional August 21-22
Fall Sectional September 10-12

Last updated : Apr 2, 2021 16:45 EDT
Virginia Beach Winter Sectional Bridge Tournament Cancelled

Per ACBL guidance, we regret to inform you that the Virginia Beach/Norfolk Winter Sectional Bridge Tournament, scheduled for 15-17 January 2021, has been cancelled due to concern for all our players’ health and safety.

Our next Sectional is scheduled for 14-16 May 2021.  We hope to see you there.

Last updated : Apr 2, 2021 16:44 EDT
New Unit 146 BOD Members

Peter Haglich was chosen to fill a board vacancy effective immediately and Carolyn Riegle was chosen to fill a board vacancy effective 11/1/20.

Last updated : Apr 2, 2021 16:46 EDT

Check the Calendar for game times, they will appear on BBO two hours before start time. 

Here are some resources/links to help you learn how to use BBO:
The Basics for New BBO Users (PDF Guide) - Susan Powell
Sagamore Bridge Club videos
How to Join BBO
How to add BB$
How to find YOUR club's games
Need a Partner? Learn how to use Partnership Desk
How to Bid & Play on BBO
How to Alert bids on BBO

iPad/iPhone users should upgrade to the latest version of BBO app.

Last updated : Apr 2, 2021 16:47 EDT