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Click here for our July Newsletter.

Welcome to Bay State Bridge
Warwick Regional Canceled

The ACBL has canceled all open regional and sectional tournaments that were scheduled to start in August, including the Ocean State Regional in Warwick, RI.

This ACBL announcement does not affect club games. The Bay State Bridge schedule is unchanged.

Last updated : Aug 2, 2021 17:00 EDT
Mask Guidance

Bay State Bridge COVID policies are unchanged:

  • Proof of full vaccination required.
  • Masks optional.

New CDC Guidance for People Fully Vaccinated issued 2021 July 27: “To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.” The Town of Wellesley and Norfolk County have “moderate transmission.”

New Massachusetts Department of Public Health Guidance issued 2021 July 30: “Fully vaccinated individuals are advised to wear a mask or face covering when indoors (and not in your own home) if you have a weakened immune system, or if you are at increased risk for severe disease because of your age or an underlying medical condition, or if someone in your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is an unvaccinated adult.”

Last updated : Aug 2, 2021 17:05 EDT
Welcome Back!
Welcome Back!

On 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

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays
  open, 10:30, Wellesley   supervised play, 10:00-12:00, Wellesley open, 10:30, Wellesley
open, 12:00, Wellesley open, 12:15, Peabody open, 12:00, Wellesley    

With the ACBL’s addition of “Welcome Back” club games, all of our 2021 games award extra masterpointsand of them award more extra masterpoints.

We’ll continue to expand our schedule as interest warrants. The best way to vote for more bridge is by showing up!

We require proof of vaccination.

— Tim Hill and David Metcalf

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

 Masterpoint awards in ⅓ of our 2021 games are 82% of a sectional tournament—the top award for a 13-table game is 4.31. Awards in the other ⅔ are 64% of a sectional tournament—the top award for a 13-table game is 3.35. The higher awards are for all strata in all open and limited games. (For a 13-table online Virtual Club Game or Support Your Club game starting July 1, the top award is 1.30.)

‡ For everyone’s safety and peace of mind, you must have received the recommended one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine 14 days before playing. So we can assure you that everyone is fully vaccinated, please show us your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or some other proof of vaccination. (We’ll keep a list—we’ll only ask to see your card the first time.)

Last updated : Aug 1, 2021 16:15 EDT

Please join us 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 also 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.

Please click here for more information.

Last updated : Aug 2, 2021 17:08 EDT

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
June Masterpoint Achievements

Congratulations to Bay State and Westwood players who advanced in masterpoint rank in June, including Life Master Katherine Sears and Gold Life Master (2500 points) Peter Clay.

Congratulations also to Bay State and Westwood players who rank high in district masterpoint races through June, including race leaders Venky VenkataramaniBarbara Murphy, Terry Byrne, and Stephen Gladyszak.

Last updated : Jul 11, 2021 08:09 EDT

In June, July, and August, about half of our games are club-level qualifying games for the North American Pairs, including all games the week of June 16. NAP games award half-red, half-black masterpoints at about triple the level of regular games (82% sectional rating).

Players who qualify in at least one of these games (look for a “Q” next to your name on the results) may play in the New England District Finals November 6–7 in Mansfield. The top three or four pairs in each flight will qualify for the North American Finals at the 2022 Spring North American Bridge Championships in Reno and receive subsidies to help with their travel expenses.

(Note that most of our non-NAP games in June, July, and August are Club Championship or Special Fund games, which award masterpoints at 64% sectional rating—about 2½ times the level of regular games.)

Please click here for more information about club special games.

Last updated : Jun 12, 2021 13:31 EDT

Click here for a summary of the new alert procedure that came into effect this year.

Last updated : Jun 22, 2021 17:00 EDT
Online Games

The Westwood, Puritan, Mid-Cape, and Dennis-Yarmouth clubs are most grateful for your participation in the Westwood/Puritan/Cape Online games on BBO! Thank you!

As we resume in-person play, the Westwood/Puritan/Cape group is continuing one online game: Thursdays at 10:30. Please join us!

The 7NTWorld group, including the Newton BC, is continuing their online games.

The ACBL is continuing Support-Your-Club games, which proportionately benefit whatever clubs you played at in 2019.

Last updated : Jun 10, 2021 16:57 EDT
Reopening Day
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Thank you for the wonderful turnout for our Grand Reopening Day! At 24 tables, our game was, we believe, the largest ACBL club game this year to date, which is a tribute to your eagerness to resume “normal” duplicate bridge and to Massachusetts’ success in taming COVID-19 (click here for current statistics from CovidActNow—Massachusetts is among the best four states in infection rate, positive test rate, and vaccination rate).

Congratulations to Sheila Gabay and Lew Gamerman (first in A), Bill Gay and Ed Aron (first in B), and Charles Green and Chiyoko Alvarez (first in C).

We appreciate your comments and suggestions, including:

  • “So, so happy with the turnout you had today. Congratulations.”
  • “Thanks for a nice game yesterday!”
  • “What an amazing event today at your new facility. Congratulations on a job well done setting it up for us. Thank you for all the backround work you and your team did to make this happen. … Great to see so many familiar faces again.”
  • “Thanks for a great new club opening.”
  • “I am so glad you're back!!”
  • “Always enjoyable in your game.”
Last updated : Jun 16, 2021 14:33 EDT
Results
Welcome Back Open Pairs
12:00
corrected #7, 8 v 1, from not played to EW 100
Club Championship Open Pairs
10:30
NAP Open Pairs
12:00
NAP Open Pairs
10:30
NAP Open Pairs
12:15
Pro-Am Membership Pairs
12:00
Welcome Back Open Pairs
10:30
Welcome Back Open Pairs
12:00
Welcome Back Open Pairs
10:30
Welcome Back Open Pairs
12:15
Calendar
Tue Aug 3, 2021
Welcome Back Open Pairs
Wellesley 10:30
Tue Aug 3, 2021
Welcome Back Open Pairs
Peabody 12:15
Wed Aug 4, 2021
Welcome Back Open Pairs
Wellesley 12:00
Thu Aug 5, 2021
Supervised Play
Wellesley
10:00-12:00
Teacher: Stuart Whittle
Fri Aug 6, 2021
Welcome Back Open Pairs
Wellesley 10:30
Mon Aug 9, 2021
NAP Open Pairs
Wellesley 12:00
Tue Aug 10, 2021
NAP Open Pairs
Wellesley 10:30
Tue Aug 10, 2021
NAP Open Pairs
Peabody 12:15
Wed Aug 11, 2021
NAP Open Pairs
Wellesley 12:00
Thu Aug 12, 2021
Supervised Play
Wellesley
10:00-12:00
Teacher: Stuart Whittle
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.

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

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.

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.