Bay State Bridge
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During the regional tournament in Southbridge April 17-21 we will have supervised play in Wellesley as usual (Thursday, 10:00), but we will not have games on Wednesday or Thursday. See you in Southbridge!

Due to the Passover Holiday, the April 23 and 30 Peabody games will be moved to:
Columbus Society Lounge
18 Commercial St
Salem, MA 01970

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Welcome to Bay State Bridge
Barbara Pofcher 1924-2024

Barbara Pofcher (Rudolph) of Newton MA and West Brattleboro VT, passed away on April 5, 2024. She was born January 12, 1924. For 59 years she was the beloved wife of the late Harvey Pofcher. She was the loving mother of Steven, Eric (Wendy) and Amy (Enrique). She was also devoted to her seven grandchildren and was a dear sister to the late James Rudolph (Adrienne).

Barbara was an exceptional woman and, being 100 years old, was a role model for many of her younger friends. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1945, where she became an avid bridge card player. After college, she played bridge three times a week and she achieved Life Master status.

Graveside services on Monday, April 8th at 11:00am at the Roxbury Lodge Cemetery, Baker St., West Roxbury.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Fanny Pofcher-Golda Griefman Scholarship Fund at Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre St., Boston, MA 02131.

Last updated : Apr 7, 2024 17:11 EDT
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499er $5 Mondays

Players with <500 masterpoints are invited to play in our Monday 10:30 open games in Wellesley for $5! Come with or without a partner—we’ll find you a partner.

Last updated : Jan 1, 2024 04:41 EST
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Masterpoint Achievements

Congratulations to Bay State Bridge players who advanced in masterpoint rank in December, including Life Masters Joe LanzelFred Wardwell, and Sam Wardwell!

Congratulations to Bay State Bridge players who did well in 2023 masterpoint races!

  • First in unit Mini-McKenney races:
    • Unit 108 (Eastern Massachusetts)Joe Lanzel (5-20), Cesare Verdi (20-50), Robin Zelle (50-100), Doug Costello (100-200), Mine Usluel (300-500), Walter Driscoll (500-1000), Emma Kolesnik (1000-1500), Ethan Wood (1500-2500), Larry Lebowitz (2500-3500), Harrison Luba (3500-5000), Natalie Bassil (5000-7500), Alan Watson (7500-10,000), and Zach Grossack (over 10,000).
    • Unit 113 (Central Massachusetts)Eric Xiao (500-1000) and Jeff Xiao (1000-1500).
    • Lanzel, Verdi, Eric Xiao, Wood, Lebowitz, Luba, Bassil, Watson, and Grossack were first in District 25 (New England).
    • Lanzel, Wood, Grossack, Harrison Luba, and Eric Xiao were first, second, fifth, tenth, and tenth respectively ACBL-wide.
  • First in unit Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs races:
    • Unit 108Cesare Verdi (20-50), Doug Costello (100-200), Joe Taverna (300-500), Barbara Tarlin (2500-3500), Cilla Borras (3500-5000), Natalie Bassil (5000-7500), Joe Cappannelli (7500-10,000), and Sheila Gabay (over 10,000).
    • Unit 113Chuck Rossi (1000-1500) and Jeff David (2500-3500)
    • Tarlin, Bassil, and Gabay were first in District 25.
    • Gabay was fourth ACBL-wide.
  • Harrison LubaEric Xiao, and Jeff Xiao were the top three youth (under 20) in District 25 and second, eighth, and tenth respectively ACBL-wide.
  • Zach GrossackHarrison LubaEthan WoodEric XiaoJeff Xiao, and Emma Kolesnik were the top six juniors (under 26) in District 25 and first, fourth, sixth, 18th, 20th, and 25th respectively ACBL-wide.
  • Zach Grossack and Adam Grossack were the top two players in District 25 and fifth and 22nd respectively ACBL-wide.

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

Last updated : Feb 10, 2024 11:24 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.

— Tim Hill, David Metcalf, and Gary Peterson

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

Last updated : Nov 22, 2023 08:41 EST
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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
ACBL-wide Charity Pairs
12:00
Open and 499er Charity Pairs
10:30
Stardust Pairs (25% Gold)
12:15
Charity Pairs
10:30
Open and 499er Charity Pairs
10:30
Charity Pairs
12:15
Charity Pairs
10:30
Calendar
Thu Apr 25, 2024
Supervised Play
Wellesley
10:00-12:00
Teacher: Stuart Whittle
Thu Apr 25, 2024
Charity Pairs
Wellesley 12:00
Mon Apr 29, 2024
Charity Pairs
Wellesley 10:30
Tue Apr 30, 2024
Pregame Lesson
Wellesley 10:00
Tue Apr 30, 2024
Open and 499er Charity Pairs
Wellesley 10:30
Tue Apr 30, 2024
Charity Pairs
Salem (alternate location) 12:15
 More Info
Wed May 1, 2024
Open 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):
2023 May, JuneAugust
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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