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I/N Opportunities This Week (especially 499ers!)

Education Fund Week - Double Points!! Extra I/N Games:

499er / NLM Tournament at the Club (click here to view the flyer)
Come get those SILVER points!

  • Thursday 2/24:  Pairs at 10 AM and 2 PM
  • Friday 2/25:  Pairs at 10 AM and 2 PM
  • Saturday 2/26:  Pairs at 10 AM and 2 PM
  • Sunday 2/27:  “Ask the Expert” at 12:45 PM and Swiss Teams at 1:30 PM

 

Good luck to everyone playing in the Summer Nationals!

We wish everyone lots of luck in Providence.

Click here to review the results.

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Good luck to everyone playing in the Summer Nationals!
BCOH plans for the Longest Day
BCOH plans for the Longest Day

With the help of Liz Gorman from the Alzheimer’s Association, the following events are in development:

A kickoff game at the club on Friday, May 25. Liz Gorman from the Alzheimer’s Association will be coming to the club to cheer us on.  I would like to encourage all board members to come if possible and to talk up the game to encourage attendance that day.  Judy Cupps has scheduled Pizza Day to coincide with this event.

A face -to-face game at the club on Monday June 20 with proceeds going to the fundraiser.  This is a national holiday, so I am hoping for good attendance. Daniel Jackson has volunteered to give a lecture at 11:00 entitled “Third Hand High ??” and he will do hand analysis after the game. 

We have a club donation page set up. All donations welcome.  Click here to go to the club donation page. 
 

Stardust Week Returns
Stardust Week Returns

Double points - including 25% GOLD - awarded in all online games April 25 - May 1!

Extra games

  • Tuesday, 6:50PM:  499er
  • Thursday, 6:30PM:  99er
Congrats to new Life Masters
Congrats to new Life Masters

March 2 - U174 Board Member Joyce Gore (center) was on hand to present Life Master plaques to Robert Hannasch and Patti Dunnell.  Well done, Robert and Patti!

BCoH 499er / NLM Tournament

Please join us for this Tournament on December 1 - 4, 2022.

The event runs two (2) sessions per day on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, with Swiss Teams on Sunday.

See the BCoH 499er/NLM Tournament Flyer for event times and additional details.

Special Charity Games to Support Ukraine
Special Charity Games to Support Ukraine

The American Contract Bridge League is deeply disturbed by the crisis in Ukraine. The incalculable human suffering is heartbreaking.To assist during this crisis, the ACBL will support special charity games to raise funds for humanitarian aid.
 
First, all net proceeds from the Hollywood Magic regionally-rated event, March 24-27, will be donated to support humanitarian efforts.  Also from March 28-31, every virtual club game will be run as a charity game.

All ACBL proceeds from these charity games will be donated to the United Nations World Food Program, where your donation will be earmarked to go to the Ukrainian people. 

ACBL players can join in this effort by donating at this site: www.wfpusa.org. (Bridge Base Online has announced a $10,000 donation to this charity, which has a four-star rating from Charity Navigator.)

Birthday celebration for Mike Linkins
Birthday celebration for Mike Linkins

BCOH Board President  cut his birthday cake and shared it with 8 1/2 tables at the game on Monday, May 23rd. Happy birthday, Mike!

BCOH Team Wins D16 GNT

Scott Cantor, Will Shepherd, Brian Dudley and Nathan Yee (pictured here at the BCOH April 499er tournament)  won the District 16 (D16) Flight C Grand National Teams qualifiers. They wil represent D16 at the NABC  in Providence in July.  Well done, gentlemen!

 

CHOOSE HOUSTON!

In case you have not yet checked out our online games… we now lead with “CHOOSE HOUSTON!”. We want to draw attention to the fact that the support of local clubs is important for the health and stability of our bridge-playing community. When a local virtual club game is bypassed for an out-of-town game, we lose the revenue that pays the bills for our local clubs. Especially now, with reduced F2F table counts at clubs around town, virtual club game fees cover the expense of operating local facilities.  

Beginning Monday, August 30, the Houston pool (Apple, BCOH, Clear Lake-Galveston) offers open and IN online games in the morning and in the afternoon. Open online games are offered three evenings a week.

Click here for the Choose Houston schedule.

For each club's full schedule, follow the appropriate link below:

Apple:  https://www.appledbcs.com/Home.html

BCOH: www.bridgeclubofhouston.org

CLBC-GBC:   www.clearlakebridgeclub.org

We Play Friendly!
We Play Friendly!

Do you remember reading "Highlights for Children" magazine?

If you do, I bet you recall the Goofus and Gallant page, featuring gentle suggestions for good and not-as-good behavior.

While Gallant might say "Thanks for giving our Open game a try!",

Goofus might say "Nah, I'll never try that."

While Gallant might say, "We are glad to see you at our F2F game!",

Goofus might say, "Forget that online stuff. Ugh! I only play REAL bridge."

Let's all try to be less Goofus and more Gallant. Some friendly messages:

Thanks for driving all the way to our club for a F2F game!

We appreciate your giving our online game a try.

We know you have moved out of town, so thanks for supporting our club by playing in our games online.

Thanks for being an Ambassador/ online game sub. You help us be successful!

Your financial support is a big help. Thanks!