Release 2.19o
Bulletin

Club Director Morgan Patrick had kidney transplant surgery October 10.  More info on Members Only message board.

 

Unit 360 Board Meeting

The Unit Board of Directors will have a Zoom meeting Tuesday, November 10 at 10 A.M.  If you wish to attend please send me an email.  I will send out the Zoom invitation 10 minutes before the meeting.

KarenUnit360@aol.com

The Unit 360 Board met September 22, 2020.  The current COVID-19 situation in El Paso County appears to make it impossible to open the Bridge Center for face-to-face (F2F) playing the next few months.

The building is being monitored with daily checks using the interior and exterior security system cameras.  The Bridge Center is also being inspected in person frequently.

D17 Buzz

Check the Buzz for what's happening in District 17.

D17 Scorecard

D 17 Scorecard

D17 Scorecard is now a digital only publication.

District 17 now has both an Apple and Android "app" for ScoreCard.  Load this free application and get instant access to the current edition of ScoreCard, the D17 bi-monthly magazine.

 

Colorado Springs Bridge Center

Bridge Center Online

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BBO Convention Cards All BridgeBase Online (BBO) tournaments require that all pairs post a Convention Card (CC). If a pair fails to do so, they are required to play Standard American Yellow Card (SAYC) for the remainder of the tournament.

Small games are now being stratified.  Thursday there was a problem at BBO so the game did not stratify.  This has now been fixed.

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Four Aces DBC

Shirley Scott

Monday & Wednesday 12:30

Thursday Evening Open  6:45

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Peak Bridge

Tom Goings

Friday 12:30

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CO Front Range - Greeley

John Grossmann

Tuesday 99er & 499er - 1:30

Thursday Open - 1:30

Saturday Evening Charity Pairs - 7:00

Other games players may be able to play in.

https://www.bridgewebs.com/cgi-bin/bwoo/bw.cgi?club=northerncoloradounit363&pid=display_home

https://www.bridgewebs.com/maggies/

https://www.bridgewebs.com/steamboatbridge/

Steamboat is now having 199er games Monday, Wednesday & Friday @3:00

 

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BBO has changed the Virtual Club listings.  You should see the the game you are looking for listed when you go to Virtual Clubs - North America 2 hours before game time.

If you don't see the game go to Virtual Clubs and scroll to the bottom of the long list for all virtual clubs.  For Four Aces search vacb233700.  For Peak Bridge search vacb251645.

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When all players have finished a round the clock goes to the next round automatically.  That is why sometimes you see a round end early. 

 

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Sit Outs are now allowed in BBO Virtual Games.  On BBO it will show a 0, but will be converted to No Play by ACBL.  When at a Sit Out table, DO NOT BID.

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How does ACBL stratification work?

ACBL pair games on BBO are stratified.  Pairs play based on the pair average.

This means that when each pair game starts, players are assigned into one of three "strata" (A,B,C).

The game ultimately produce three sets of winners -- one for A, another for B, another for C.

How do we determine which strata is appropriate for each player? We begin by assigning each player a computed "stratification" score (higher is better). This score is assigned based on several factors including ACBL points, BBO points, BBO "Star", and a couple of other things.

We then take the top third of the field and put it into the "A" stratum. We take the next third and put it into "B". The last third goes to "C". We then evenly divide the A, B and C players across the various sections and directions (NS or EW).

Thus, strata are relative, and depending on the nature of the field, a player might find himself in B, C, or A.

At the end of the game, a pair who is in B has 2 chances to win (A, B). A pair in C has 3 chances ( A, B, C). Masterpoint awards reflect this. Winning in A yields more points than winning in B. Winning in B yields more points than winning in C.

At the end of the day, the stratifications attempt to level the playing field by allowing "C" and "B" players to be compared to other "C" and "B" players (while allowing them to win the "A" if their game is good enough). Stratification never lowers the points you might win, and sometimes raises them.

Member Only Access

Members who do not have a personal password to log into the web page may obtain one by writing to

KarenUnit360@aol.com

Include your name, ACBL number and desired password.  If you play regularly and do not have an ACBL number write to me and I can arrange access for you.

Latest Results show BBO Awards

For Final Awards go to:

https://my.acbl.org/club-results

Enter Colorado Springs

 

Calendar
Mon Oct 26, 2020
Four Aces DBC Open
BBO 12:30
Director: Shirley Scott
Tue Oct 27, 2020
CO Front Range 99er/499er $5.00
BBO 12:30
Director: John Grossmann, Blackstone.co@comcast.net
Wed Oct 28, 2020
Four Aces DBC Open
BBO 12:30
Director: Shirley Scott
Thu Oct 29, 2020
CO Front Range Open
BBO 1:30
Director: John Grossmann
Thu Oct 29, 2020
Four Aces Evening Open
BBO 6:45
Director: Shirley Scott
Fri Oct 30, 2020
Peak Bridge
BBO 12:30
Director: Tom Goings