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We've created a tab for documenting CMBA history with photos.   If you have a photo(s) of people or events relating to the CMBA or member clubs (active or defunct) that you'd like to see on the web page, please send them to and include a note identifying the people, approximate date and if possible event.    Most of the pictures we have only go back to 2018 so any older pictures would be especially appreciated.

President's Message 2023

As we enter 2023, I hope that face to face bridge continues to prosper.  Unit 113 has had one club close its doors but four others continue to gain new people.  Most frustrating to me is when someone calls to find out about the games, sounds excited, expresses an interest in playing and then does not come.  I am not sure what can be done about it. Please encourage anyone who has expressed an interest to come and play.

Some people have expressed that we should have a night game so that people who work or are students could come and frequent our games.  I think that would be wonderful but we need more directors to run any new games.  We also need new directors to keep our current games going.  It would be horrible to close more clubs or not have games at all due to a shortage of directors/ club managers.  If anyone is even a little interested, please contact me to talk about it.  This is so important to the Central Massachusetts Bridge Association.

We are planning some fun activities for this year.  We will have monthly unit games, hopefully another non-life masters sectional and if any of you remember our ProAm dinner game, we hope to have another this year.  Also possibly a couple of other fun activities which will be a game but also a social event.  If anyone has any other ideas, please let me know.   

I am sending a challenge to our members….try something different, partner with someone you have not played with before, try a different club and/ or come to a unit game. Units games are fun and relaxed and there is always plenty of food!
Hope to see you at a future unit game.  

Happy New Year!

Welcome to The Central Mass Bridge Association
Last updated : Dec 6, 2023 12:39 CST
EMBA 2023 December Flyer TO PRINT
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The Eastern Massachusetts Bridge Association's (EMBA) December Holiday Sectional is being held Friday, December 8 through Sunday, December 10, 2023.

Friday night we are holding the "Holiday Pro-AM Pairs" - this is a great opportunity for newer players to pair with a more experienced player in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
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Congratulations to the Following Unit 113 Members for Achieving New ACBL MP Ranks! 


November 1, 2023 Unit 113 Rank Achievements Report


NEW GOLD LIFE MASTERS Larry N Hanerfeld Leominster MA US
NEW SILVER LIFE MASTERS Guanghao Xiao Shrewsbury MA US
NEW NABC MASTERS David Boulay Worcester MA US


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Last Game at the Shrewsbury Senior Center

June 16th was the last day of the Worcester Bridge Club at the Shrewsbury Senior Center.  The Senior Center hosted a pizza party before the play of the game.  The winners were Mike Kagen and Marty Rawitz with 69.94% (N/S) and Don Deamer and Tony Wolf with 63.10% (E/W).  Visit ACBL Live to see all the scores.  The game will be moving to the Auburn Senior Center on July 7 at 1:00 p.m.

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WELCOME to the Central Mass Bridge Association, or CMBA Web Site. CMBA is Unit 113 of the ACBL, American Contract Bridge League. Membership is open to all Central Massachusetts contract bridge players who enjoy this challenging, competitive and mind-stimulating card game.

The Greater Worcester area has several games every week at four locations. See below for upcoming games.  Click on the CLUBS in Unit 113 in the upper left hand corner for a list of all clubs with associated club information.

NEWCOMERS are always welcome at CMBA bridge games. Some clubs provide partners if a player arrives 15 minutes before the scheduled game time. To ensure that partner can be provided, please call the club contact, listed under "Clubs". 

DUPLICATE BRIDGE is similar to party or rubber bridge games. Most games are stratified which allows players of similar experience to compete with one another playing the same cards in each session.


Wachusett Bridge Club (399'er) 12:00 PM Holden Senior Center - 1130 Main Street, Holden
Grafton Bridge Club 9 AM Grafton Senior Center (Crafts Room 1st Floor) - 30 Providence Road, Grafton
Gardner Bridge Club 12:30 PM Westminster Senior Center - 69 West Main Street, Westminster
Grafton Bridge Club 9:00 AM Grafton Senior Center (Crafts Room 1st Floor) - 30 Providence Road, Grafton
Worcester Bridge Club 1:00 PM Auburn Senior Center
Last updated : Aug 1, 2022 08:11 CDT

♠  ♣    If you have any suggestions or comments regarding the information on the CMBA Web Site, please contact Mike Kagen at ♠  ♣  

Update 4/17/2022 by M Kagen

Last updated : Aug 1, 2022 08:11 CDT
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EMBA December Holiday Sectional




The December unit game will be held at the Sterling Senior Center December 16, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.   Please plan to arrive by 12:30 p.m. to participate in the festivities, potluck luncheon, and our election of officers.  Denise is coordinating the potluck luncheon, please inform her by email or phone if you intend to bring something.  We do not want 20 desserts!  As usual, if you are looking for a partner contact Denise.  508-847-2297

Sterling Senior Center

36 Muddy Pond Rd

Sterling, MA 01564

Director: Denise Bahosh (