June 10th – 16th is StaC week! STaC stands for Sectional Tournament at Clubs. Sectional Tournaments at Clubs (STaC) are ACBL tournaments with sectional rating staged at many clubs in a geographical area (in this case District 16) over a period of up to seven days. Events are played at several clubs, and results are transmitted to a central office manned by the director in charge. The director combines the results to determine the winners and overall places for participants. Masterpoints awarded are silver. $9 entry.
Paul Tobias will teach a free lesson on Saturday, June 22 at noon. Topic: "Counting Your Way to Better Bridge."
Click here for Intermediate/Advanced lesson notes, compliments of Unit 207.
"Overcalls and Responses to Overcalls"
Workshop taught by Charlene Sands on Saturday, June 29 11:00 am-1:00 pm. $20. Click here for details.
Come enjoy Flora's homemade birthday cake at the Sunday afternoon June 16 game, 1:30 pm. Attendees with June birthdays receive a free play certificate, compliments of the BCA.
North American Pairs (NAP) qualifying games are held in June, July and August. During those months, the BCA will hold one or two NAP qualifiers per month for each weekly sanctioned session. $8.00 entry fee, extra dollar is required by ACBL. Red and black points, 82% Sectional rating.
ACBL Hand of the Week--click here.
Click HERE to listen to a radio interview (KUTX) with Simone Scumpia and Beth Tobias talking about the game of bridge.
BCA Guides welcome new players to our club, providing information about games and how to find partners. Please email Cathy at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free pre-game meal every Wednesday evening 7:00 pm and every Friday morning 11:30 am.
The procedure is for the player to e-mail the game Director with 1) the board number, 2) the table number, and 3) the pair numbers for both NS and EW. The email must include CC:s to the opponents and the Club Manager Mark McAllister (email@example.com). If the correction is not obvious, at least one of the opponents must confirm via email. 24-hour time limit for corrections.
Welcome to the Bridge Center of Austin where the best game in the world is alive and well. We offer a variety of friendly open, beginning/intermediate games and a full array of classes. All of our games feature pre-duplicated boards / hand records and tabletop scoring devices. Our address is 6700 Middle Fiskville Road. Zip code 78752. Please click on the information sidebars for more information.
District 16 STaC Results--click here
Dog Days of Summer
Sunday, August 3, 1:30. Click here for details.
Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18 1:30 pm.
Play in one or both sessions. Click here for details.
Time to Try BCA Night Games
BCA is working to make the night games (Monday Eve & Wednesday Eve) attractive to more people. Here are some of the changes:
In order to faciliate communiction about the evening games, a Google Group has been created. Partnership requests can be made here as well as mentorship requests for newer players. Click here to be added to the Google Group. For more information, please contact Bob Tyler: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need a Partner?
If you need a partner for a BCA club game, call Robin Tucker at 512.917.1133 or email her at email@example.com. Standby partners are also available at the following games. If you come without a partner, you must arriive at least 15 minutes before the start of the game, or before the lesson if there is a pre-game lesson.
Monday 0-100 game (10:30) 1 LM/Max (11:30)
Monday Eve Open game (7:00 pm)
Tuesday 0-500 game (10:30 am)
Wednesday 0-350 game (10:30 am)
Wednesday Eve Open game (7:00 pm)
Friday 0-50 game (1:00 pm)
Saturday 0-50 game (1:00 pm)
The BCA is a Zero Tolerance club. Ours is a club where everyone can fully expect to have a civil experience playing a great game. Inappropriate behavior by any player should be brought to the attention of the director immediately for possible sanctions. Click here to see full details of the BCA's Zero Tolerance policy.
The Common Game
Almost all pair game hands played at BCA are "Common Game" hands. Advantages are: Comparisons of results with players at many other clubs across the country, post-game analysis of many hands, "par" results specified, and personal "analytics" for individual players. Click Here to see recent BCA results.
The BCA has a weekly E-newsletter to inform patrons of upcoming special games and events. To subscribe, please email Mark McAllisterfirstname.lastname@example.org.