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Next Weekly F2F Game: FRI JULY 8th...NO F2F GAME CANADA DAY
"Shuffle, Deal, and Play Nice!"                                 
Sault Ste. Marie F2F BRIDGE CLUB SCHEDULE, $4 CDN Game Fee - 619 Bay St.


Every Friday Afternoon starting Jun 10th, 2022

Open Game @ 1:00 PM (Registration at 12:45 PM - 3 Hour Game)


(Eventually Perhaps) Every Wednesday Afternoon

Open Game @ 1:00 PM (Registration at 12:45 PM - 3 Hour Game)




1ST and 3RD Monday Evenings of Every Month,

MENTOR GAME @ 7:05 PM (18 Boards, 7 minutes per board)


Every Tuesday Evening

Open Game @ 7:05PM (7 minutes per board)


Every Wednesday Evening (Until Your Board Approves a Wed F2F Game)

Open Game @ 7:05PM (7 minutes per board)


Every Thursday Evening

Open Game @ 7:05PM (7 minutes per board)


News from the Club Manager

NEW BBO VIRTUAL CLUB WEDNESDAY EVENING GAME OFFERING: Due to the surveyed response of 12 of our Club Members who showed up to play at last week's June 10th F2F game saying they would prefer to hold our F2F games once per week on Fridays (leaving the Wednesday ACBL Sanction open), and because the announcement of Wednesday Afternoon BBO game elimination prompted several other Club Members to offer the suggestion to hold a weekly, hopefully well attended, Wenesday Evening BBO Virtual Club game at 7:05 pm, I, Mark Brown as Club Manager, and without Board Approval, have decided to unoffically offer a Wednesday Evening BBO Virtual Club game in what I believe to be the best short-term interests of our Club. To be clear, this game will be dropped, no matter how popular, the instant your Board decides to use the Wednesday Afternoon ACBL Sanction for a long-planned F2F game offering. Please tell all your BBO friends, and we'll see you on BBO this Wednesday June 15 shortly before 7:05 pm. smiley

BBO GAME FEE CHANGE: During the pandemic ACDBC BBO Game Fees were $3 USD, or $3.72 CDN using the ACBL's conversion rate of $1 USD = $1.24 CDN. The BBO Game Fee has been adjusted to $3.20 USD, or $3.97 CDN, to reflect the fact that ACDBC Members now have a choice as to which type of game, F2F or Online, they wish to play. During the pandemic players who wanted to play ACBL Sanctioned duplicate bridge only had the Online option, therefore, our Club provided the $3.72 CDN Online Game Fee as an appropriate subsidy to encourage as many ACDBC Members to play Online as possible. If, in future, Online play is the only option available to our ACDBC Members due to Ontario Government Policy (i.e. a shutdown) we will likely revert to $3 USD per BBO Online game.

WEEKLY F2F PLAY HAS RESUMED: Our weekly F2F Friday Games resumed, quite successfully, on FRIDAY JUNE 10th.  We had three full tables, and yours truly, non-playing Director Mark, to facilitate a wildly enjoyable afternoon of duplicate bridge with everyone renewing old friendships, and forging new ones after far too much time apart. The game was very competetive with results ranging from 46.25% to 53.5%. Bringing home the bacon were Evelyn Simon and Robert Ollikkala, with Diane McCardle and Art Morris coming in a very close second. Many thanks go out to all of the other players, with a special mention going to Ray DeWitt for crossing the border to play with us. Please tell all your friends to come out, and have some fun next Friday June 17th!! 

News from the Board
News from the Board

ALERT: Your Board urges players who have any reservations about coming back to play F2F while the Coronavirus is still among us, to continue, or start, to play in our Virtual Club games on BBO (contact Mark or Don for help), and NOT come back to F2F Bridge until you personally feel safe and comfortable doing so.

WANTED: Head Director, Librarian, and Registrar. Much thanks go out to Ray DeWitt, VP-elect, and Lyle Smith, Secretary-elect, for volunteering to serve as Board Members. Thanks, also, to Suzanne and Dave for volunteering to be our F2F Hand Dealers until they pass the torch. Please contact one of your Board Members if you'd also like to offer your help for a while.

Thank you all so very much for your participation, and running of our BBO and F2F games in support of our friendly bridge community :)


Partial List of BBO Partners

The following is a list of most of our members who have BBO Nicknames. If you want to play in one of our online games call your desired partner, whether or not they have a BBO Account, and arrange to play a game with them on some future Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. If either of you don't have a BBO Account please call Don or Mark for help setting one up:


A-C Member BBO Nickname List
Pat Allan lairdalg
Peter Apostle apostle_p
George Beurkle haywire5
Pat Beurkle 19pat45
Bill Boston wllmb
Lucy Boston lcybst
David Chiasson djj19
Suzanne Chiasson svc19
Shirley Cooper sac205
Ruth Crispell Crisperu
Claudio Demarco c_demarco
Ray DeWitt rdewitt
Pauline Dubreuil aminatou
George Duncan georgedunc
Paul Finley Finner77
Ric Fleming fleming2
Annette French kannette
Elliot Furr Efurr1995
Steve Furr rsfurr1942
Trent Furr tmtf
Shawn Galey sunkist1
Wendy Galey CardCaddy
Celia Graham CeliaG21
Harriet Hershey lantern239
John Hershey wayfarer9
Ruth Hopson django969
Kai Kang roses2030
Gunnar Kristiansen xski
Liz Kristiansen lpporter
Jerry Kroetsch J_Man_58
Doug Lawson JDL1959
Sharon Lessard Sadie2020
Ted Loyer ted loyer
Florence MacLeod Flo Mac
Linda Marasco lmarasco
John Marrack marrack
Vin Mathur alwort
Vin Mathur mathvi
Vin Mathur vin61
Dianne McCardle mccmck
Dianne McCardle towser12
Jennifer McIntyre McIntyreJ
Ian McKay Shakeytwo
John McNicoll jmcn53
Jan Miller gardenjan
Phil Miller philip d
Gloria Orr g_orr
Art Pezzutto Pezzutto
Bill Purnis wawa1953
Bruce Richmond larich
Bernie Runde sooboy
John Schablegger snobby
Dan Sharp dano56
Bob Sheehan cooper1119
Linda Sheehan LCS51
Linda Sheehan lsheehan
Greg Simpson opto1974
Arlene Smith asqueak
Lyle Smith lylesoo
Peter Smith 1976mgb
Joe Sniezek Kristin123
Carol Thomas Schmor
Ralph Thomas rlthomas
Pat Vandersluy patsy43
Don Walls Azezel
Bonnie Worth bjew
Bruce Yendell byendell
Other Eligible Partners
Nicknames of Non-Members Who Can Be Your Partner

In order to Register as a pair in one of our BBO games you and your partner MUST be online at the SAME TIME. You CANNOT successfully invite someone to play if they are not online (even if you are paying for both players). Make sure your partner is online to accept your invitation to play in our BBO game before attempting to Register as a pair.

Registration begins 2 HOURS before the start of each game listed above. Please have both partners logged in to BBO at the same time, and have one of the partners do the following (at least 30 MINUTES before game time) while the other one waits in BBO to accept the Registration Invitation:

1) Log in to BBO (making sure your partner is online as well),
2) Click on the line that says Virtual Clubs near the bottom of the list on the left hand side,
3) Click on the line that says ACBL - North America,
4) Scroll down the list of Pending Games until you see a line that contains the words SAULT BRIDGE,
5) Click on the word SAULT BRIDGE (NOT the VACB163154 portion of the line!!!),
6) Type in the exact BBO nickname of your partner (and check the 'I will pay for both' checkbox if you are paying for both partners),
7) Click on the Invite button,
8) Wait for you partner to accept your invitation (Our game will turn yellow if your Registration has been successful)
9) Make sure that you and your partner are sitting in front of your computers logged in to BBO 5 to 10 Minutes before the game begins so the software can seat you at your table at the beginning of the game.

If you have any technical problems Registering or getting in to our game then Message 
our Director (in BBO) whose BBO nickname is VACB163154, and let him know your exact problem - early Registration gives our Director time to resolve a lot of these technical difficulties.

UPDATE: Covid-19 Bridge Suspension
UPDATE: Covid-19 Bridge Suspension

Dear members of the Algoma-Cambrian Bridge Club:

I hope this update finds you happy, healthy and coping well during this difficult time.

For health reasons our Board has decided our bridge games and lessons will be on hold for at least April, most likely May, and possibly much longer. We feel the Bridge club must remain closed until the risks of infection and spread of Covid-19 are all but eliminated.

This may take quite a while, but our Board will be reviewing the situation as information changes. We will let you know when we are going to start playing again.

In the meantime stay home, stay healthy, stay in touch, enjoy some online play, and lets all take care of each other and beat this thing together.

Yours sincerely,
Doug Lawson, President.

Special Announcements
Special Announcements

ACBL Phone List: Anyone who would like to receive an Official Algoma-Cambrian ACBL Member Phone List which includes ACBL Member Name, Phone Number, and Masterpoint Total please contact Mark, preferably by email at markandrewbrown333[at], so he can email it to you.

N.B. If you are a PAID UP ACBL Member, and DO NOT want your name (and information) included on the distributed ACBL Phone List, please let Mark know ASAP by emailing him or calling him at 942-61six8.

Table Tips
Table Tips

Any Time Your RHO Makes a Skip Bid: 

  • Take a deep  breath,
  • Think... about what you are going to bid with your bidworthy hand, OR think about how crappy your lousy hand is,
  • Then... either bid, or pass.
News from the Board of Directors
News from the Board of Directors

Arrive Early Please: In order to start each game on time please make sure that at least one member of your partnership/team arrives at least 15 minutes before the start of the game. Thank you.

Fri July 8, 2022
F2F Open Pairs
55+ Centre on Bay
#4429 SAULT BBO BRIDGE - 7:05 pm Th
#4438 SAULT BBO BRIDGE - 7:05 pm Tu
Director: Mark BBO
F2F Open Pairs
55+ Centre on Bay
Director: Mark F2F
#23472 SAULT BBO BRIDGE - 7:05 Pm Th
#16706 SAULT BBO BRIDGE - 7:05 pm We
Director: Mark BBO
#67766 SAULT BBO BRIDGE - 7:05 pm Tu
Director: Mark BBO
#62722 SAULT BBO BRIDGE - 7:05 pm Monday
Director: Don BBO
F2F Open Pairs
55+ Centre on Bay
Director: Mark - F2F
#57167 SAULT BBO BRIDGE - 7:05 pm Th
Director: Mark BBO
#87342 SAULT BBO BRIDGE - 7:05 pm We
Director: Liz BBO
#57164 SAULT BBO BRIDGE - 7:05 pm Tu
Director: Mark BBO
F2F Open Pairs
55+ Centre on Bay
Director: Mark - F2F
#34111 SAULT BBO BRIDGE - 7:05 pm Th
Director: Mark BBO
#34114 SAULT BBO BRIDGE - 7:05 pm Tu
Director: Mark BBO