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May/June 2021 Kibitzer

Unit 360 Board Meeting

The Unit 360 Board of Directors will meet at the Bridge Center on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 3:30 P.M.

Unit members may attend at their own discretion.

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About Us and Location
About Us and Location

The Colorado Springs Bridge Center is the home of Unit 360 of the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL).  We offer duplicate bridge games 10 times a week.  If you want to learn the game or are an experienced player, we have a game for you.  Check our Calendar Month and Games Information.  We also have teachers to help you learn to play or improve your game.

At 901 North 17th Street, Colorado Springs, CO  80904-2844, Unit 360's Bridge Center is located one mile west of I-25 Uintah exit 143, then north on 17th Street.

Click HERE for a map

(719) 634-7250

Release 2.19o
Colorado Springs Bridge Center
Countdown to July 6th Grand Re-Opening!!!


We continue to receive overwhelmingly positive responses from our members who are looking forward to the re-opening of our Unit 360 Bridge Center for Face-to-Face (F2F) play.  This one perhaps says it best:  "Thank you for your diligence and insistence on assuring the Bridge Center will be a safe place to once again enjoy the game we love and the friendships we’ve made there.  We return in confidence knowing we are protected from contagion - in an atmosphere that is both respectful and honoring of our health".  Potential participants continue to sign and submit the "Acknowledgement of Risks and Rules; Certification of Vaccination Status" form, and are enthusiastically standing by for the first F2F play at the Bridge Center in nearly 16 months.  We expect a great turnout!

We have received a small number of negative responses, however.  A handful of members have indicated that if we enforce the rules set forth in the form--specifically, certification of vaccination status, meaning "you have to be fully vaccinated to play in our Bridge Center"--they will not play.  All our approved rules are consistent with guidance from the CDC, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, El Paso County Public Health as well as the ACBL. Importantly, all of these rules, and the form to implement them, were reviewed and approved by attorneys and adopted unanimously by the BOD, with unanimous concurrence by the Club Owners.  They are also in line with, but not as stringent as, the re-opening rules adopted by at least a half-dozen other ACBL Units we have contacted.

We ask for understanding and cooperation from ALL of our members.  These rules were adopted and are being implemented for the safety and well-being of everyone.  We also ask for everyone's understanding that these rules are TEMPORARY, transitional rules and will NOT always be the case.  They are designed to initially get us up and running.  We fully expect the rules to change in the near future, and when the experts, whose guidance and recommendations we're going to follow change, so will we.  We would also like to say to those of you who have indicated you will not play if you have to comply with these temporary rules, “We are disappointed that you will not be joining us. We will sincerely miss you.  Rest assured, however, when the rules are relaxed in the future to the extent you feel comfortable returning, we will welcome you back”.

Once again, we look forward to safely welcoming back our Bridge Club Family to Unit 360 for F2F play starting on Tuesday, July 6th at 12:30 P.M.!


Shirley Scott, Four Aces Bridge Club 

John Dukellis, Ruff 'n Sluff Bridge Club

Tom Goings, Peak Bridge Club

Morgan Patrick, Country Bridge Club

Jeffrey Rapp, Colorado Springs Strategic Games


Bud Raabe, President Unit 360 Board of Directors 

Howard Donaldson, Vice President Unit 360 Board of Directors

Bridge Base Online (BBO) Games for The Longest Day

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Four Aces DBC

Director:  Shirley Scott

Saturday, June 19     Open Pairs     10:00 A.M.

Sunday, June 20     Open Pairs     12:30 P.M.

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CO Front Range - Greeley

Director:  John Grossmann

Saturday, June 19     Open Pairs     7:00 P.M.

*Jackpot* Sunday, June 20     Open Pairs     7:00 P.M.

Unit 360 Support for the Alzheimer's Association
Unit 360 Support for the Alzheimer's Association


Click HERE to Show Your Support for The Longest Day 2021


The Longest Day Book Signing
The Longest Day Book Signing
Face-to-Face Game Schedule (starting July 6)


Tuesday 12:30 P.M.     499er & Open Pairs     Director:  John Dukellis

Wednesday 12:30 P.M.     299er & Open Pairs     Director:  Shirley Scott

Thursday 12:30 P.M.     Open Pairs     Director:  Jeffrey Rapp

Friday 12:30 P.M.     Open Pairs     Director:  Tom Goings

Saturday 12:30 P.M.     Open Pairs     Director:  Morgan Patrick

Saturday 6:00 P.M.     Open Pairs     Director:  John Dukellis

Sunday 1:30 P.M.     Open Pairs     Director:  (see "Calendar Month")

Monday 12:30 P.M.     Open Pairs     Director:  Shirley Scott

Monday 6:15 P.M.     199er Pairs     Director:  John Dukellis

Tuesday 9:00 A.M.     Open Pairs     Director:  Morgan Patrick

Monthly Swiss Team Games


1st Sunday Afternoons     12:30 P.M.

2nd Wednesday Afternoons     12:30 P.M.

3rd Friday Afternoons     12:30 P.M.

4th Thursday Afternoons     12:30 P.M.


U360's "Colorado Springs Oldies" Wins D17 Grand National Teams
Congratulations to the Flight A Team "Colorado Springs Oldies"
William Curtis - James Black - Don Patterson - Kim Caley - David Ruttner
who just won the GNT Flight A GNTs!!
Unit 360's Flight C Team "The Colorado Aces"
Murlene & Roger Williams - David Loring - Sally Donaldson
finished in Second Place.  They will advance to the National Finals.
(If 8 or more teams participate in the District Finals, two teams are eligible.
There were 28 Flight C Teams in the D17 Flight C Final.)
Bonnie Bagley, Unit 360 Tournament Chairperson
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 Open Pairs - 12:30 P.M.

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:

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

"Members Only" Access

Members who do not have a personal password to log into the "Members Only" section may obtain one by Emailing

Include your name, ACBL number and desired password.

Latest Unit 360 Board of Directors Minutes

Board Minutes May 11, 2021

ACBL Live for Clubs

Latest Results show BBO Awards

For Final Awards go to:

Enter Colorado Springs


Thu Jun 17, 2021
CO Front Range Open Pairs
BBO 12:30
Director: John Grossmann
Fri Jun 18, 2021
Peak Bridge
BBO 12:30
Director: Tom Goings
Sat Jun 19, 2021
The Longest Day - Four Aces
BBO 10:00
Director: Shirley Scott
Sat Jun 19, 2021
The Longest Day - CO Front Range
BBO 7:00
Director: John Grossmann
Sun Jun 20, 2021
The Longest Day - Four Aces
BBO 12:30
Director: Shirley Scott
Sun Jun 20, 2021
The Longest Day - CO Front Range Jackpot
BBO 7:00
Director: John Grossmann
Mon Jun 21, 2021
Four Aces DBC Open
BBO 12:30
Director: Shirley Scott
Tue Jun 22, 2021
CO Front Range 99er/499er
BBO 12:30
Director: John Grossmann