Unit 360 Board Meeting

The Unit 360 Board of Directors will meet at the Bridge Center on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 3:45 P.M.

Unit members may attend at their own discretion.

U360 Kibitzer

MANY new photos and articles of interest!

Summer Kibitzer

May District 17 Buzz

Goodwill Ambassador nominees, upcoming tournaments and more!

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U360 Goodwill Ambassador Charles Lewis (right)

Send Us an Email

Unit360bridge@gmail.com

 

 

About Us and Location
About Us and Location

The Colorado Springs Bridge Center is the home of Unit 360 of the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL).  We offer duplicate bridge games seven times a week.  If you want to learn the game or are an experienced player, we have a game for you.  Check our Calendar Month and Games Information.  We also have teachers to help you learn to play or improve your game.

At 901 North 17th Street, Colorado Springs, CO  80904-2844, Unit 360's Bridge Center is located one mile west of I-25 Uintah exit 143, then north on 17th Street.

Click HERE for a map

(719) 634-7250

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Colorado Springs Bridge Center
Back to the Club
Back to the Club

 

"Back to the Club" Weeks

All Unit 360 club games from Monday, June 27 to Saturday, July 9

Triple Masterpoints!

Unit 360 Mentorship Program

 

Unit 360 is pleased to introduce our Mentorship Program.  Under this program, a newer player (Mentee) will have an opportunity to pair with a more experienced player (Mentor) for a series of four club sessions.  This program is a chance for Mentees to gain bridge knowledge and confidence, and provides a venue for Mentors to share their love of the game and be part of the growth of bridge in our Unit.   This program is part of our Unit’s education mission and will be supported with Unit funds.

Who is Eligible?

  • All Mentors and Mentees must be members of ACBL Unit 360.
  • Mentees will typically have fewer than 300 Masterpoints.
  • Mentors will typically have more than 500 Masterpoints.

The program specifically excludes:

  • Professional pairings (i.e. teachers being paid by students for lessons).
  • Regular or established partnerships.

How does it work?

  • We ask for a commitment of four bridge sessions.  Partnerships may agree to play on whatever schedule works for them.  Partnerships may play at any participating club in Unit 360 and in any session where both players are eligible. 
  • Both Mentors and Mentees will receive any Masterpoints which are won.
  • Regular entry fees apply for the Mentee.  Unit 360 will pay the Mentor’s entry fee for each of the four games.
  • When a partnership is formed, the Mentor and Mentee should discuss the Mentee’s convention card, goals and expectations.
  • The Mentorship Program is not designed to be bridge lessons.  Successful Mentors will guide their Mentees in identifying areas in which they need more help and direct them to appropriate resources (private, group or online lessons, bridge books, ACBL materials, online information, etc.).
  • Mentoring should be provided after each session, when the pair takes the time to discuss the bidding and play of the hands.
  • After four sessions, the Mentor and Mentee can make their own arrangements to continue the partnership if they wish, however, there will be no further Unit subsidy.
  • Mentees may have a maximum total of two Mentors a year.
  • Mentors may have an unlimited number of Mentees.

How do you become a Mentee?

  • Write your name, number of Masterpoints and contact information on the Mentee sheet located on the Hospitality Harbor bulletin board, or,
  • Directly arrange a partnership with a qualified Mentor, or,
  • Ask a Club Owner for suggested Mentors, or,
  • Contact the Mentorship Program Coordinator, Dave Loring.

How do you become a Mentor?

  • Write your name, number of Masterpoints and contact information on the Mentor sheet located on the Hospitality Harbor bulletin board, or,
  • Directly arrange a partnership with a qualified Mentee, or,
  • Tell a Club Owner you are interested in being a Mentor, and ask for suggested Mentees, or,
  • Contact the Mentorship Program Coordinator, Dave Loring.

How does your Mentor / Mentee partnership get started?

  • Contact the Mentorship Program Coordinator to register the partnership.  Include the names of the Mentor and Mentee and your contact information.  Registering in the Program confirms that both players agree with the program guidelines.
  • Players are responsible for tracking the number of games played, so the Unit can correctly reimburse Club Owners for the Mentor games.  Please use the Mentorship Program Tracking Card for each Mentor / Mentee relationship.

Unit 360 wants the Mentorship Program to be a great experience for everyone.  We all know that in life, not all relationships work out.  Although this program is based on a four-game commitment, if compatibility is an issue, either the Mentor or the Mentee can dissolve the partnership.  Please notify the Program Coordinator, and we’ll cancel the registration and try to find a better fit.

Dave Loring dloring2@gmail.com

Mentorship Program Coordinator

Face-to-Face Game Schedule

Day & Time

 

Game

 

Director

 

Monday 12:30 P.M.

Open Pairs  Shirley Scott

Tuesday 9:00 A.M.

Open Pairs  Karen Campbell

Tuesday 12:30 P.M. 

499er Pairs John Dukellis

Wednesday 12:30 P.M.

Open Pairs Shirley Scott

Thursday 12:30 P.M. 

Open Pairs Jeffrey Rapp

Friday 12:30 P.M.

299er & Open Pairs Tom Goings
Saturday 6:00 P.M.

Pro/Am 

(500 MP - Over/Under )

John Dukellis
Monthly Swiss Team Games

 

2nd Wednesday Afternoons     12:30 P.M.

3rd Friday Afternoons     12:30 P.M.

4th Thursday Afternoons     12:30 P.M.

 

2022 Unit Games

 

July 1, Friday     12:30 P.M.     Tom Goings

July 27, Wednesday     12:30 P.M.     Shirley Scott

August 5, Friday     12:30 P.M.     Tom Goings

September 6, Tuesday     12:30 P.M.     John Dukellis

September 22, Thursday     12:30 P.M.     Jeffrey Rapp (Swiss Teams)

October 11, Tuesday     9:00 A.M.     Karen Campbell

November 1, Tuesday     12:30 P.M.     John Dukellis

December 10, Saturday     Election Game

Unit 360 COVID Protocols

 

The ACBL Unit 360 Board of Directors approved revisions to our COVID-19 protocols.  These changes will remain in effect indefinitely.  As always, we continue to monitor guidance and information from the ACBL, as well as local public health officials, which may require us to make changes as we go forward.

MINIMUM ACBL UNIT 360 COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

NOTE:  Above all else, if you are feeling ill, DO NOT come to the Bridge Center.  Stay home!

All participants must show proof to a Unit 360 official that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

This is a "one time" requirement.

Bridge Center participants who previously signed a "Certification of Vaccination Status" form (or showed their "COVID Vaccination Record Card" to a Bridge Center official) will NOT need to do so again.

In addition to proof of vaccination, each new participant must ensure that Unit 360 has valid, up-to-date contact information.  Club Owners or other Unit 360 officials will document the vaccination status and contact information, and furnish this information to the vaccination database.  In the event someone requests and is granted an exemption from the vaccination requirement for valid medical reasons, that will be appropriately documented.  In addition, those participants granted a medical exemption must wear a properly fitting facial mask, covering both mouth and nose, at all times while in the Bridge Center.

NOTE:  At times you may be at a table at which your opponents request that you wear a facial covering even though you have been vaccinated.  Please comply.  Masks are available at the Directors' desk if you do not have one.

All participants agree to practice sound personal hygiene, including, but not limited to, frequent washing of hands and use of hand sanitizer.

Coffee may be brewed, served and consumed in the Bridge Center.  Additionally, communal food may be shared among participants in the Bridge Center, subject to the following:

Do's for bringing in member-provided food:

-  DO bring in individually packaged foods such as chips, nuts, veggies, breakfast and candy bars.

-  DO bring in and share food that can be served individually using tongs or spatula, such as single-layer cake, cookies, bar cookies, doughnut holes or doughnuts and wrapped candies.

-  DO bring in food requiring serving from a bowl or other open container, such as salads, custards, souos or Jell-O, but ONLY if proper serving utensils such as spoons or ladles are provided.

Don'ts for bringing in member-provided food:

-  DON'T bring in and share any "finger food".  Examples include, but are not limited to, "bulk" popcorn, loose chips or unwrapped candy.

 

All participants must abide by any additional rules and restrictions as may be required by Club Owners and/or Directors.

We look forward to continuing to see you for face-to-face (F2F) play at the Bridge Center.  Thank you in advance for your co-operation in continuing to make the Bridge Center a safe, fun place to play Bridge!

Unit 360 Board of Directors

Bridge Base Online (BBO)

 

CO Front Range - Greeley

Director:  John Grossmann

 

Saturday Evening Charity Pairs - 7:00 P.M.

*Jackpot* Sunday Open Pairs - 7:00 P.M.

"Members Only" Access

Members who do not have a personal password to log into the "Members Only" section may obtain one by Emailing

Unit360bridge@gmail.com

Include your name, ACBL number and desired password.

Latest Unit 360 Board of Directors Minutes

 

Board Minutes May 4, 2022

Colorado Springs Sectional

September 8 - 11,  2022

Colorado Springs Bridge Center

Registration Required 

Partnership Desk Opening Soon.

Results
Four Aces Open Pairs
12:30
Mountain High Open Pairs
9:00
Ruff'N Sluff 499er Pairs
12:30
Four Aces Open Pairs
12:30
Ruff'N Sluff Pro/Am Pairs
6:00
Peak Bridge 299er & Open Pairs
12:30
CS Strategic Swiss Teams
12:30
The Longest Day Open Pairs
9:00
The Longest Day Open & 499er Pairs
12:30
The Longest Day Open Pairs
6:00
Calendar
Thu Jun 30, 2022
CS Strategic Open Pairs
12:30
Director: Jeffrey Rapp
Fri Jul 1, 2022
Unit 299er & Open Pairs
12:30
Director: Tom Goings
Sat Jul 2, 2022
Ruff'N Sluff Pro/Am Pairs
6:00
Director: John Dukellis
Mon Jul 4, 2022
Closed for Independence Day
Tue Jul 5, 2022
Mountain High Open Pairs
9:00
Director: Karen Campbell
Tue Jul 5, 2022
Ruff'N Sluff 499er Pairs
12:30
Director: John Dukellis
Wed Jul 6, 2022
Four Aces Open Pairs
12:30
Director: Shirley Scott
Thu Jul 7, 2022
CS Strategic Open Pairs
12:30
Director: Jeffrey Rapp