Release 2.19n
Bulletin

Romie Sachs, former Unit 360 member who moved to Denver made Life Master Wednesday playing with John Gallagher.

 

Unit 360 Board Meeting

The Unit board will have a zoom meeting Tuesday, Sept 22 at 10 AM.  If you wish to attend please send me an email.  I will send out the zoom 10 minutes before the meeting.

KarenUnit360@aol.com

The Unit 360 Board met July 21, 2020.  The current Covid 19 situation in El Paso County appears to make it impossible to open the Bridge Center for in person playing the next few months.  Looking at the logistics of holding the annual election and meeting the current board voted to extend the term of the 2020 board to June of 2021.

The building is being monitored with daily checks of the inside and outside cameras and in person visits when needed.

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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Four Aces DBC

Shirley Scott

Monday & Wednesday 12:30

Thursday 499er 12:30

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Peak Bridge

Tom Goings

Friday 12:30

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Co Front Range - Greeley

John Grossman

Tuesday 99er & 499er

 

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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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A guest may play with a club member.  Two guests may not play together.

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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 highest members points.  It is not an average of the pair.

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

 

Results
Peak Bridge - $5.00
12:30
Four Aces 499er - $4.00
12:30
Peak Bridge - $5.00
12:30
Four Aces DBC 499er - $4.00
12:30
Four Aces DBC Open $5.00
12:30
Four Aces DBC - Open $5.00
12:30
Calendar
Mon Aug 10, 2020
Four Aces DBC Open $5.00
BBO 12:30
Director: Shirley Scott
Tue Aug 11, 2020
CO Front Range 99er/499er $5.00
BBO 12:30
Director: John Grossman, Blackstone.co@comcast.net
Wed Aug 12, 2020
Four Aces DBC Open $5.00
BBO 12:30
Director: Shirley Scott
Thu Aug 13, 2020
Four Aces 499er - $4.00
BBO 12:30
Director: Shirley Scott
Fri Aug 14, 2020
Peak Bridge - $5.00
BBO 12:30
Director: Tom Goings
Mon Aug 17, 2020
Four Aces DBC Open $5.00
BBO 12:30
Director: Shirley Scott