Bulletin

We will have a special board meeting April 13, 10:00am  at the Bridge Center.  The single topic will be opening the BC for F2F play.  Zoom will be available for those not wanting to attend in person. 

The agenda will be as follows:

Report from Opening Committee 

Questions and Comments from Board Members.

Questions and Comments from Unit Members present or on Zoom.

Questions and Comments received by mail or email.

Discussion by Board Members.

Accept a motion from a Board Member and vote.

To receive the Zoom link or to send a question or comment by email send to KarenUnit360@aol.com

I will send out the zoom link Monday night and again on Tuesday morning to anyone who requests it.  Please be familiar using zoom.  

Unit 360 Board Meeting

The Unit Board of Directors will have a Zoom meeting Tuesday, May 11, 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 March 9, 2021.  Discussions are now underway as to how to safely re-open the Bridge Center for face-to-face (F2F) play.  Many of the forthcoming decisions are dependent on the protocols and procedures set by

outside agencies (ACBL National, Colorado Governor's office, El Paso County Board of Health, etc.).

Meetings are scheduled to address the concerns of Unit members, club Directors and Board members regarding the cleaning required, the building preparations recommended and a tentative re-opening date.

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
Virtual Club Game Registrations

Registration will close for Virtual Club Games at 12:25.  This will allow the directors to set the correct movement.

You may register starting two hours before the start time for the game.  Once registered you may log off and come back when the game starts.

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 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

 

Stay@HOME, Play@HOME Regional     April 22-25

 

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

 

District 17 Grand National Teams Finals     May 26-27

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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 March 9, 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
Fri Apr 9, 2021
Peak Bridge
BBO 12:30
Director: Tom Goings
Sat Apr 10, 2021
CO Front Range Charity Pairs
BBO 7:00
Director: John Grossmann
Sun Apr 11, 2021
Four Aces DBC Open
BBO 12:30
Director: Shirley Scott
Sun Apr 11, 2021
CO Front Range Open Jackpot
BBO 7:00
Director: John Grossmann
Mon Apr 12, 2021
Four Aces DBC Open
BBO 12:30
Director: Shirley Scott
Tue Apr 13, 2021
CO Front Range 99er/499er
BBO 12:30
Director: John Grossmann