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NEW Intermediate/Newcomer game (999er) starts Tuesday, January 24, 10:30, Wellesley. Pre-game lesson by Kim Gilman at 10:00.

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Welcome to Bay State Bridge
NEW Intermediate/Newcomer Games and Pre-game Lessons

We're delighted to add an Intermediate/Newcomer game to our weekly schedule. Please join us and tell your friends!

When

Tuesday mornings, 10:30, starting January 24
Who Newcomers and intermediate players. (Players with >299 masterpoints may prefer the open game at the same time. Players with >999 masterpoints must play in the open game.)
Pre-game lesson 10:00. Kim Gilman will teach on January 24 and 31.
Where Italo American Educational Club, 75 Pleasant Street, Wellesley (How to Find Us)
How much same as our open games (Information); no charge for pre-game lessons
How long 18 boards, finishing about 1:00 (25 minutes per three-board round)
Last updated : Jan 23, 2023 14:57 EST
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Masterpoint Achievements

Congratulations to Bay State Bridge players who advanced in masterpoint rank in May through December, including Life Masters Jayson RhudaSam Gallo, and Barbara Liskov; Silver Life Masters (1000 points) Roberta FrancisMonte JaffeStan PiltchRita VachaniCarolyn Bitetti, and Marilyn Ogden; Gold Life Masters (2500 points) Rene FraymanDanny Krebs, Marianne Bechet, and Larry Lebowitz; Diamond Life Masters (5000 points) Kim GilmanKen Bloom, and Stewart Rubenstein; Emerald Life Master (7500 points) Amnon Gabay; and Platinum Life Master (10,000 points) Sandra Drum. Grand Life Masters Stephen Gladyszak and Pat McDevitt passed the 20,000-point mark.

Charlie and Sandra Drum are the first couple in the New England district with 10,000 masterpoints each.

Congratulations also to Bay State Bridge players who rank high in 2022 masterpoint races, including district leaders Larry LebowitzBarbara Murphy, and Adam Grossack. Harrison Luba is the top youth (under 20) in our district and second ACBL-wide. Zach GrossackEthan WoodHarrison Luba, and Emma Kolesnik are the top four juniors (under 26) in our district and rank first, sixth, eighth, and ninth ACBL-wide. Adam and Zach Grossack lead our district in total masterpoints this year and are sixth and eighth ACBL-wide.

The Player of the Year (most platinum points in NABC+ events at the three North American Bridge Championships) is Zach GrossackAdam Grossack ranks fifth and Larry Lebowitz is tied for ninth.

For complete lists, please see Masterpoint Achievements on our site and Masterpoint Races and Member Rank Achievements on the ACBL site.

Last updated : Jan 8, 2023 09:37 EST
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Junior Fund Month

January is the ACBL’s annual Junior Fund Month. All Bay State games will benefit the ACBL’s Junior Fund and award extra masterpoints (64%-sectional-rated black points).

Last updated : Jan 2, 2023 07:24 EST
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Phoenix NABC

At the North American Bridge Championships in Phoenix, the team including Adam and Zach Grossack and Larry Lebowitz reached the quarter finals of the Soloway Knockout Teams and finished third in the Reisinger Board-a-Match Teams. Zach garnered “Player of the Year” honors [Daily Bulletin, December 3, p. 1] by winning a total of 852 platinum points in “NABC+” events at this year’s three NABCs. All five of Zach’s teammates were also in the top ten [Daily Bulletin, December 5, p. 4].

Other Massachusetts players who ranked overall in NABC+ and NABC events: Mark AquinoEmma KolesnikEthan WoodStephen GladyszakDean PanagopoulosMichael SchrageSheila GabayJohn ManopoliPeter ClayPaul HarrisDan JablonskiAl MuggiaNatalie BassilBill IrvineKamla Chawla, and Jiang Chen.

Massachusetts players who won other events, strata, and brackets: EricJeff, and Victor XiaoBarbara BlauerRob RussellYumi HoughGrace CharronAl VotolatoBarry MargolinNathan GlasserPaul HarrisPeter ClayKatie LoveDon SmithRena LiebermanMarina PolestraTom BreurPeter Weiden, and Jill and Joe Sackett.

Congratulations to all! Sorry if I missed anyone—please let me know.

Last updated : Dec 5, 2022 22:19 EST
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Welcome Back!
Welcome Back!

On 2021 June 1 Newton Bridge Club and Westwood Duplicate Bridge Club joined forces and resumed in-person duplicate bridge. We have a new name

Bay State Bridge

two new venues

Italo American Educational Club
75 Pleasant Street, Wellesley*

Temple Ner Tamid of the North Shore
368 Lowell Street, Peabody*

and a new schedule.

We require proof of vaccination. Masks are optional.†

— Tim Hill, David Metcalf, and Gary Peterson

* Both venues are minutes from route 128. For directions, please see How to Find Us.

† For everyone’s safety and peace of mind, we require COVID vaccination, including a booster if eligible. Please note that “up to date” vaccination now includes a new updated bivalent booster, and we urge you to get one as soon as practical. So we can assure you that everyone is vaccinated and boosted, please show us your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or some other proof of vaccination the first time you come. Masks are optional, but many of us choose to wear them. If someone asks you to wear a mask while you’re sharing a table with them, please do so graciously without question.

Last updated : Sep 28, 2022 07:38 EDT
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Please join us for Lesson + Play sessions with Zach Grossack and Kim Gilman Tuesdays, January 3–17, 10:00–12:30 and for Supervised play with Stuart Whittle Thursdays 10:00–12:00.

We will add masterpoint-limited flights to our schedule as soon as your interest warrants. You are always most welcome at our open games! These games are “stratified,” so if your masterpoint holding is in the low ⅓ of the field, you’ll earn at least as many masterpoints as you would earn if the low ⅓ played in a separate flight. Rest assured that the veteran players will make you welcome and will be delighted to give you tips and answer your questions if you ask.

Please click here for more information.

Last updated : Dec 26, 2022 08:50 EST
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Please click here and read the promise we made on your behalf to newcomers and advancing players.

Last updated : Jun 15, 2021 15:37 EDT
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Online Games

The ACBL continues running Support-Your-Club online games that proportionately benefit whatever clubs you played at in 2019. Thank you for your support!

The Westwood, Puritan, Mid-Cape, and Dennis-Yarmouth clubs are most grateful for your participation in the Westwood/Puritan/Cape Online games, which ended when we resumed in-person play. Thank you!

The 7NTWorld group still runs their online games.

Last updated : May 15, 2022 12:32 EDT
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Results
Junior Fund Pairs
12:00
Junior Fund Pairs
12:00
NEW: Pre-game Lesson
10:00
Junior Fund Pairs
12:15
Junior Fund Pairs
10:30
Junior Fund Pairs
12:00
Junior Fund Pairs
12:00
Calendar
Thu Jan 26, 2023
Supervised Play
Wellesley
10:00-12:00
Teacher: Stuart Whittle
Mon Jan 30, 2023
Junior Fund Pairs
Wellesley 10:30
Tue Jan 31, 2023
Pre-game Lesson
Wellesley 10:00
Teacher: Kim Gilman
Tue Jan 31, 2023
Open Junior Fund Pairs
Wellesley 10:30
Tue Jan 31, 2023
999er Junior Fund Pairs
Wellesley 10:30
Tue Jan 31, 2023
Junior Fund Pairs
Peabody 12:15
Wed Feb 1, 2023
Education Foundation Pairs
Wellesley 12:00
Bay State Bridge Results

Results for in-person games are on this website, on The Common Game, and on ACBLLive for Clubs. You might want to experiment with the slightly different features for reviewing results on these sites.

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Click for overall results of Sectional Tournaments at Clubs (STaCs):
2022 Spring
2020 Winter
2019 Summer, Winter
2018 Summer, Winter
2017 Summer, Winter

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For results of the online games run by the 7NTWorld group (which includes the Newton BC), please see their website.

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Westwood/Puritan/Cape Online Results

Results are available on this website, on The Common Game, on ACBLLive for Clubs, and on Bridge Base Online. You might want to experiment with the slightly different features for reviewing results on these sites. Note that the masterpoint awards shown on BBO are not accurate.

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Results from Beforetimes

Click here for Newton Bridge Club results.

Click here for Westwood Duplicate Bridge Club results.

Click for overall results of Eastern Massachusetts Bridge Association Sectional Tournaments at Clubs (STaCs):
2020 Winter
2019 Summer, Winter
2018 Summer, Winter
2017 Summer, Winter

Click here for overall results of the 2019 World Wide Bridge Contest.

Click here for overall results of ACBL-wide and Interclub Championship games.

Click here for overall results of Eastern Massachusetts Bridge Association Unit-wide games.

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