Unit 360 Board Meeting

The Unit Board of Directors will have a Zoom meeting Tuesday, March 9, 2021 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 January 12, 2021.  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.

Send Us an Email

Unit360bridge@gmail.com

 

 

Release 2.19o
Colorado Springs Bridge Center
Stardust Week
Stardust Week

 

All games will award double Masterpoints!

25% GOLD, 75% black

Participation in Stardust Week is automatic.

All Virtual Club games held Monday, March 22

through Sunday, March 28 will be part of this special event.

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 99er Pairs - 12:30 P.M.

Tuesday 499er Pairs - 12:40 P.M.

Thursday Open Pairs - 12:30 P.M.

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

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

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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.)

BBO Swiss Teams!

 

Swiss Team Coaching Events

New to Swiss Teams? Want to know more about the Strategy? Join us!

ACBL has enabled Swiss Teams for Virtual Clubs on BBO. 
District 17 is organizing the 2021 Grand National Teams Finals, either at the May Denver Regional or online.
This year there is no pre-qualification for the GNT Teams events! If you had fewer than 500 points and were not a life master as of August 2019, YOU can play in the GNT C Strat.
Historically, this has been a small 10- team event. This year, let's pack the event!
 
The first event will kick off at 4 pm MST on Tuesday, March 2nd. 
Subsequent events are planned for 3/16, 3/30 and 4/6.
 
  • Players or Pairs that need help forming teams can contact Bonnie Bagley (bon1bon@comcast.net
  • Teams Register Online before Monday, March 1st for the March 2nd Event
  • Zoom Welcoming  (March 2 at 4:00 P.M.)
    • Discussion of Swiss Strategy by D17 speaker    
    • Q&A for players and coaches                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  • Play Swiss Team Game - 4 rounds of 3 boards
  • Zoom Q&A afterward
    • Results with hand analysis available online
    • Coaches and teams can collaborate to review results.

Click Here for the Swiss Team Coaching Flyer

Click Here for the GNT Team Flyer

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.

"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 January 12, 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
Tue Mar 2, 2021
CO Front Range 99er/499er
BBO 12:30
Director: John Grossmann
Wed Mar 3, 2021
Four Aces DBC Open
BBO 12:30
Director: Shirley Scott
Thu Mar 4, 2021
CO Front Range Open
BBO 1:30
Director: John Grossmann
Fri Mar 5, 2021
Peak Bridge
BBO 12:30
Director: Tom Goings
Sat Mar 6, 2021
CO Front Range Charity Pairs
BBO 7:00
Director: John Grossmann
Sun Mar 7, 2021
Four Aces DBC Open
BBO 12:30
Director: Shirley Scott