Unit 360 Board Meeting

The Unit 360 Board of Directors will have a face-to-face (F2F) meeting at the Bridge Center on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 10 A.M.

Unit members may attend at their own discretion.

District 17 Buzz

Ed Texel nominated for Goodwill Ambassador, a letter from D17 President Elizabeth Hamilton and more!

Get Buzzed

U360 Kibitzer

Board of Directors candidates, a letter from Unit President Karen Campbell and more!

Spring 2021

Send Us an Email

Unit360bridge@gmail.com

 

 

Release 2.19o
Colorado Springs Bridge Center
Bridge Base Online (BBO)

Bridge Center Online

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Four Aces DBC

Shirley Scott

Monday Open Pairs - 12:30 P.M.

Wednesday Open Pairs - 12:30 P.M.

Sunday Open Pairs - 12:30 P.M.

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Peak Bridge

Tom Goings

Friday Open Pairs - 12:30 P.M.

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CO Front Range - Greeley

John Grossmann

Tuesday 199er Pairs - 12:30 P.M.

Tuesday 499er Pairs - 12:40 P.M.

Thursday Swiss Teams - 12:30 P.M.

(Please pre-register by Email with "SWISS TEAM" as the subject to Blackstone.co@comcast.net)

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

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

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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

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

https://www.bridgewebs.com/steamboatbridge

Upcoming Tournaments

Click on tournament for Flyer

Denver Regional Pro/Am     May 25     (registration closed May 15)

District 17 Grand National Teams Finals     May 26-27     (registration closed May 3)

Questions?  Contact Bonnie Bagley, D17 GNT Coordinator  (719) 593-0205 or bon1bon@comcast.net

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North American Bridge Championships

Austin, Texas

November 25 - December 5

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All District 17 Tournaments

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Learn more about types of Tournaments

BBO Virtual Games

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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.

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BBO Convention Cards

All Bridge Base Online (BBO) ACBL 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.  (This requirement does not apply to non-ACBL games.)

"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 April 13, 2021

ACBL Live for Clubs

Latest Results show BBO Awards

For Final Awards go to:

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

Enter Colorado Springs

 

Calendar
Sun May 16, 2021
Four Aces DBC Open
BBO 12:30
Director: Shirley Scott
Sun May 16, 2021
CO Front Range Open Jackpot
BBO 7:00
Director: John Grossmann
Mon May 17, 2021
Four Aces DBC Open
BBO 12:30
Director: Shirley Scott
Tue May 18, 2021
CO Front Range 99er/499er
BBO 12:30
Director: John Grossmann
Wed May 19, 2021
Four Aces DBC Open
BBO 12:30
Director: Shirley Scott
Thu May 20, 2021
CO Front Range Swiss Teams
BBO 12:30
Director: John Grossmann