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Please email our Hospitality Committee, or call 705.946.5566 and leave a message if you are aware of someone who needs to know we are thinking of them. The more messages the better.

Contact us from anywhere at:

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In Town and In Need of a Partner?

Are you from out of town and need a partner?
 Contact Shirley: 

705-254-1982 

She will help you find a partner!
 

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Weekly F2F Games Are Back!! ... See Special Instructions in Club Manager News on this web page...
"Shuffle, Deal, and Play Nice Please!"                                 
News from the Club Manager

F2F BRIDGE RESUMES FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9TH: Our club's weekly F2F games will resume on Friday September 9th, 2022 at the Senior Centre with Registration beginning at 12:30 pm for a 1 pm start.

All players in all of our F2F games will first have to check in at the Senior Centre Registration Desk (1st floor) before being granted permission to proceed to the room where our F2F game is being held.
 Also, in order to play in any of our F2F games going forward players must create, and have, an online account with the City of Sault Ste. Marie (if they don't already have one). This Account creation is a one-time requirement which is best done well before September 9th either online, or at the Senior Centre. Call Mark Brown at 705.942.61six8 for help with this if you require assistance.

BBO TUE, WED, and THU EVENING GAMES: Invite your BBO friends from around the community, or around the world, to play ACBL Sanctioned duplicate bridge at our BBO Virtual Club on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Game Registration should be completed, and players should be online, prior to the 7:05 pm start time. smiley N.B.: At least 30 minutes advance notice to the Director in Charge is required the FIRST TIME you want to play with a partner who is new to our Virtual Club. Call Mark for help (705.942.61six8).

Thanks for all your support and help Algoma-Cambrian players, Registrars, shufflers, Directors, and Board Members!! laugh

Kindly,
Mark
Club Manager

Sault Ste. Marie BRIDGE CLUB SCHEDULE, Game Fees: F2F - $4 CAD, BBO - $3.15 USD

 

BBO: 1ST and 3RD Monday Evenings of Every Month,

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

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BBO: Every Tuesday Evening

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

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BBO: Every Wednesday Evening (until your Board approves a F2F game)

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

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BBO: Every Thursday Evening

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

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F2F: Every Friday Afternoon - Drop In Centre (Starting Fri. Sept. 9th)

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

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. Our thanks go out to Suzanne and Dave for volunteering to be our F2F Hand Dealers until they pass the torch, and to Ray Dewitt, and Lyle Smith for taking on the Vice President, and Secretary Board positions, respectively, for the remainder of this one year term. Please contact one of your Board Members if you'd also like to offer your help in some way for a while.

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

Your President,
Mark

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
    anacondaja
    book4951
    dee2020
    dwatkins
    elliotman
    fishnet
    dtwatkins
    jtlo
    kenleesr
    mjeannie8
    mervs34
    northshoe
    stonemanfr
 
BBO REGISTRATION
BBO REGISTRATION

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.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR ONE OF THESE GAMES ON BBO (UPDATED):
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]gmail.com, 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: 

  • DO NOT BID RIGHT AWAY!!! 
  • 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.

Calendar
Fri October 7, 2022
F2F Open Pairs
55+ Centre on Bay
Results
#46060 SAULT BBO BRIDGE - 7:05 pm - Monday
Director: Don
F2F Open Pairs
55+ Centre on Bay
Director: Mark
#46054 SAULT BBO BRIDGE - 7:05 pm - Th
Director: Mark
#46050 SAULT BBO BRIDGE - 7:05 pm - Tu
Director: Mark
F2F Open Pairs
55+ Centre on Bay
Director: Mark
#24008 SAULT BBO BRIDGE - 7:05 pm Th
Director: Mark
#14581 SAULT BBO BRIDGE - 7:10 PM Tu
Director: Mark
#70710 SAULT BBO BRIDGE - 7:05 PM - Monday
Director: Don
F2F Open Pairs
55+ Centre on Bay
Director: Mark
#51513 SAULT BBO BRIDGE - 7:05 PM - Th
Director: Mark
#51505 SAULT BBO BRIDGE - 7:05 PM - We
Director: Bruce Y
#51108 SAULT BBO BRIDGE - 7:05 PM - Tu
Director: Bruce Y
F2F Open Pairs
55+ Centre on Bay
Director: Mark
#20453 SAULT BBO BRIDGE - 7:05 PM - Th
Director: Bruce Y