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Your Directors

Don Brueggemann - dcb29director@gmail.com - 203-415-6600

Sarah Corning - sarah@shorelinebridge.com - 203-215-3963

Rick Seaburg - tillerjock@aol.com - 203-915-5987

Rick Townsend - rickt@cshore.com - 860-249-6266

Bill Segraves - andrews9000@yahoo.com

Welcome to Branford-Madison Bridge Club
JANUARY JUMP START CONTEST

JANUARY JUMP START CONTEST – WINNERS!

“Open” Tournament WINNERS:

          1st Place       Ken Steele             9.44

          2nd Place      Lee Herdle             8.46

          3rd Place       Jon Clark               7.58   

                              

299’er CONTEST WINNERS:

          1ST Place      Kerry Holmes                   5.03

          2nd Place      Kimberly Esty                  3.52

          3rd Place       Donna Gibson                 3.35   

Tournament Player With the Most Entries:

          Jon Clark               15

Prize awards were posted to players accounts on February 1, 2022! The distribution of the 50 BB$ prize awards were as follows: In the “Open” tournaments 1st place received 15 BB$, 2nd place received 7.5 BB$, and 3rd place  received 5 BB$. For the 299’ers (only masterpoints won in 299’er tournaments  count) 1st place received 10 BB$, 2nd place received 5 BB$, and 3rd place received 2.5 BB$. The player that played in the most Bran-Mad tournaments received 5 BB$.

         

         

Branford Bridge Club

NOTE - Despite the challenges of the pandemic, we are continually trying to get people to come to the club or come back to the club. Our weekly live games are starting to creep back, and we can only hope the warmer weather, returning snowbirds and everyone learning to live with the pandemic brings out more players. The "Open" game is held on Monday at 12:30 PM,, and the "299'er" game is held on Friday at 12:30 PM. Games are held at the Branford Community House, 46 Church Street in Branford, Connecticut. Entry fee for games is $7.00 per person.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED – In order to have the correct number of tables and to plan the movement for each game – especially for “special games” – all players need to register in advance. Please use the “Registration Book” in club or register at dcb29director@gmail.com.

 

How to Use the Tournament Partnership Desk on BBO

NOTE:  All games on BBO are called “tournaments”. 

  1. Click on the tournament in which you want to play, you will see 4 tabs – Registration; Details; Entries and Partnership Desk.
  2. Click on Partnership Desk
  3. Click on “I will pay only for Myself”, which will indicate that you need a partner.
  4. When you are on the Partnership Desk, the Director can “see” you and be able to communicate with you.
  5. DO NOT go offline once you are on the Partnership Desk – if you are offline, no one can communicate with you and you can miss the partnership.
  6. If a pair is needed to fill a half table after the tournament starts, the director can invite someone to play at no cost– but only if you are online. Your partner might be a robot, or another player brought in from the “lobby”.

How to Find a Partner or Register for a Game

There are several ways to find a partner on this website, and one way to register for a game.

1. The "Calendar Month" menu will show any player looking for a partner in a specific event. To contact that player, click on the player’s name to send an email and set up a partnership. 

2.To list your name on the “Calendar” for a Partner or to Register for a game sign in to the “Membership” menu item.

a. To access this area, you must enter a password which you do the first time you access this site.

b. On the site is a list of available tournaments (BBO) or games (F2F) on the schedule, and you will see 3 potential boxes (not all boxes are set for all games). The 3 boxes ar PR for "Partner required"; NP for "Unavailable" (Not Playing) and PL for "Playing".  Place a check mark in a box to indicate that you need a partner or that you are registering to play in an event - in that case enter your partner's name, and this will be entered on the “Calendar”.

c. Then click the “Confirm” button – one is located at the top and bottom of the page.

d. Requests for a Partner or to place a Reservation for a game will show in the Calendar and can be removed using the same technique.

3. Another option is to click on the "Find a Partner" button in the menu. You will see a list of all the people looking for partners - sorted by game date.

4. Choose your prospective partner and send an email by clicking on partner’s name.

5. Removing your “Find a Partner” or "Registration" listing. You are the only person who can remove your entry.

a. To remove the entry, log into the "Membership" area and follow the instructions above for "Posting a request".

b. Remove the checkbox you created. 

c. Click the Confirm button (at the top and bottom of the page). 

Director's Message

HOW TO USE THE CLUB WEBSITE

There are many features available for club members on the club website at bridgewebs.com/branfordmadison. To access all the membership features a member needs to logon – the fist time you access the membership site you will be asked for a password – make up your password, then click on “Set/Reset Password” – DO NOT CLICK ON “REGISTER” that is for non-members of the club (everyone that receives my emails is a club member, your name, ACBL player number and email are on the club membership list).

Menu of Features on the website:

  • Home Page – Current News, Upcoming Games. Recent results.
  • Calendar Month – This page lists players looking for a partner with a link so that you can email them. It also has a link to results for tournaments or games played during the month.
  • Membership – (Need to login to access) “Tabs” for “Find a Partner”, ‘Messages”, “Member List” (send anyone an email from this tab), “Account” (your account where you can make changes in your profile), “Results”.
  • Find a Partner Page – this lists those looking for a partner and also lists players already registered for a game. There is a “link” that takes you to the Calendar page where you can click on “Need a Partner” for a specific game.
  • News Page – Former “Tips of the Week” archived here.
  • Information – Club information – Where & When, Local Clubs, Directors
  • Results Calendar – Full calendar of games played at the club both Face-to-Face and online.
  • Document Library.
  • Calendar – List of games for the current month, it will also shoe if there are any partner requests. To find out who needs a partner click on “Partner”.
  • Useful links.

There are several ways to find a partner on this website, and one way to register for a game.

1. The "Calendar Month" menu will show if there is any player looking for a partner in a specific event. To contact that player, click on the player’s name to send an email and set up a partnership. 

2.To list your name on the “Calendar” for a Partner or to Register for a game sign in to the “Membership” menu item.

a. To access this area, you must enter a password which you do the first time you access this site. If this is the first time that you are visiting the “Members Only” site, click “Set/Reset Password. Note – the “Register” button is for non-members that are interested in joining the club and need a special code.

b. On the site is a list of available tournaments on the schedule, and you will see 3 potential boxes (not all boxes are set for all games). The 3 boxes are PR for "Partner required"; NP for "Unavailable" (Not Playing) and PL for "Playing".  Place a check mark in a box to indicate that you need a partner or that you are registering to play in an event - in that case enter your partner's name, and this will be entered on the “Calendar”.

c. Then click the “Confirm” button – one is located at the top and bottom of the page.

d. Requests for a Partner or to place a Reservation for a game will show in the Calendar and can be removed using the same technique.

3. Another option is to click on the "Find a Partner" button in the menu. You will see a list of all the people looking for partners - sorted by game date. There is also a “link” to the Calendar where you will see who is looking for a partner and where you can enter a request for a partner for a particular game.

4. Choose your prospective partner and send an email by clicking on partner’s name.

5. Removing your “Find a Partner” or "Registration" listing. You are the only person who can remove your entry.

a. To remove the entry, log into the "Membership" area and follow the instructions above for "Posting a request".

b. Remove the checkbox you created. 

c. Click the Confirm button (at the top and bottom of the page). 

Comments? Questions? Contact dcb29director@gmail.com.

Special Events
Special Events

The week of April 18 will be "Spring Break Week" with spcial events for all games. Online games on BBO will have a special entry fee of only 3 BB$. Face-to-Face games are "Upgraded" Club Championships with triple masterpoint awards.

Calendar
Thu May 19, 2022
Open Pairs (BBO)
Bran-Mad 1:00 PM
Director: Sarah Corning
Fri May 20, 2022
Open Pairs (BBO)
Bridge Forum 10:00 AM
Director: Rick Townsend
Fri May 20, 2022
299'er Pairs
Branford 12:30 PM
Director: Don Brueggemann & Rick Seaburg
Fri May 20, 2022
299'er Pairs (BBO)
Bran-Mad (BBO) 1:00 PM
Director: Rick Seaburg
Mon May 23, 2022
Open Pairs (F2F)
Branford Bridge Club 12:30 PM
Director: Don Brueggemann
Mon May 23, 2022
299'er Pairs (F2F)
Branford Bridge Club 12:30 PM
Director: Rick Seaburg
Results
#57431 Bran-Mad Open Pairs 1 PM
#52229 Bran-Mad Open Pairs 1 PM
#46934 Bran-Mad Open Pairs 1 PM
Monday Afternoon Open
Director: Don Brueggemann
Friday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Don Brueggemann/
#22695 Bran-Mad Open Pairs 1 PM