Release 2.19n
IN MEMORIAM

 

Tillie Nelson

Ed Lough

Miles (Mike) Brasch

 

 

 

LIFE MASTER MILESTONES

LIFE MASTER MILESTONES:  Marty Hirschman (Platinum - 20,000); Sandy Birnholtz (Gold - 2,500), Marilyn Nathanson (Gold - 2500);  Dennis Potocsky (Ruby - 1,500);  Jane Gardner (Silver - 1,000); Bronze:  Judy Mintz, Sue Smith, Doug Sweeder

NEW LIFE MASTERS: Mary Jo Campbell, Alan Hassoun, Pam Radike, Bridget Schipper.

Coronavirus Update

UPDATE: June 1st, 2020:

Starting this Thursday, June 4th, we have added another weekly Open Pairs game beginning at 1:10pm.  Please see the updated schedule below.

 

May 27, 2020,

UPDATE: New Weekly Wednesday Evening Games at The Virtual Bridge Connection!

We have also added a weekly 0 - 299er game Wednesday Evenings starting at 7pm this Wednesday, May 27th.  Please see the updated schedule below.

 

Good Afternoon,

 

We are excited to announce the opening of the first evening club game at the Virtual Bridge Connection on-line at www.bridgebase.com (BBO).

 

Beginning this Wednesday, May 20th at 7:30pm, we will host a weekly open Matchpoint game consisting of 18 boards w/ 6 minutes allotted per board.

 

Each Wednesday evening game will be ACBL sanctioned and Masterpoints will be awarded.

 

Finally on the topic of Masterpoints, beginning the week of Monday, May 25th, all virtual games at the Bridge Connection will be awarding “Silver” points for the entire week.

 

Silver points are typically awarded at Sectional tournaments.

 

Our full weekly schedule is as follows:

 

0 - 200:

Monday’s - 10:30am

Saturday’s - 10:30am

 

0 - 299:

Wednesday's - 7:00pm

 

0 - 750:

Wednesday’s - 11:10am

Thursday’s - 11:10am

 

Open:

Monday’s - 1:10pm

Tuesday’s - 1:10pm

Wednesday’s - 7:30pm

Friday’s - 1:10pm

Saturday’s- 1:10pm

 

Registration for all games will open 2 hours prior to game time.

 

Look forward to seeing you on-line!

 

Grant & Mike

 

 

Good News!

 

We have added two NEW games to our virtual club lineup.  Beginning Monday, April 27th, we will hold a 0 - 200 MP game at 10:30 a.m. and again on Saturday, May 2nd, at 10:30 a.m.

 

Initially the games will consist of 15 boards with 8 minutes allotted for each board.  The  0 -200 games allow three extra minutes per round.  If it turns out that this is too much time, we will change the format.  We have designed all our online games to run just over two hours. 

 

If you have not joined us for a virtual club game and need help getting started, please let us know.  You can call the club phone (248) 356-6254 or Grant's cell (248) 835-2489.

 

Looking forward to seeing you Monday!

 

Grant and Mike

 

On Thursday April 16th, The Virtual Bridge Connection opened at Bridge Base On-Line (BBO) www.bridgebase.com with our first 0 – 750 game.  We had 18 tables participate and got a lot of wonderful feedback.  Then on Friday, April 17th, we had our first Open Game.

We would like to thank all of the players who participated.  The games that we will be running on BBO directly support the Bridge Connection.  We really appreciate the players that played this past Thursday and Friday and we hope that you will continue to play in our future BBO games.

Results for the 2 games are posted on ACBL Live.  All of the Virtual Bridge Connection Club games will be posted on The Bridge Connection Club link at:

http://my.acbl.org/club-results/230144

You can also find the hand records and follow the play of each hand at:

www.bridgebase.com/myhands/index.php

Moving forward, we plan on running the following schedule each week starting with this Monday, April 20th:

Limited Games (0 – 750):

Wednesday’s: 11:10am (registration will start 2 hours prior to game time at 9:10am).

Thursday’s: 11:10am (registration will start 2 hours prior to game time at 9:10am).


Open Games (Unlimited Masterpoints):

Monday’s: 1:10pm (registration will start 2 hours prior to game time at 11:10am).

Tuesday’s: 1:10pm (registration will start 2 hours prior to game time at 11:10am).

Friday’s: 1:10pm (registration will start 2 hours prior to game time at 11:10am).

Saturday’s: 1:10pm (registration will start 2 hours prior to game time at 11:10am).

If there is a game type you would like to see us organize and run, please let us know.  We are in the process of putting together a 0 – 200 game.  Stay tuned for further details.

 

Tips for playing on BBO:

1)     Make sure to text or email us your screen name if you are having difficulty registering for one of our games.  We have to make sure your screen name is loaded in our virtual Bridge Connection     club.

 

2)     Use the Chat function – Make sure the chat window is open so that you can see any Director announcements or if your opponents ask you questions about your agreements.

 

3)     When playing, please be mindful of the time.  There is a digital clock each round and when time expires, you advance to the next round.

 

4)     Self-Alerting.  If you make a bid that is alertable, you have to “self-alert.”  There is a space under the bid where you can write a short explanation.  The explanations appear to your opponents but NOT your partner.

 

5)     We can find you a partner.  Just try to give us ample time prior to game time!  You will need to call the club, Grant or Mike.

We are still monitoring The Bridge Connection phone.  Please feel free to call or text us at the club phone number: 248-356-6254 if you have any questions or suggestions!

We look forward to reconnecting with you for on-line bridge!

Grant and Mike

 

The Virtual Bridge Connection

First, we hope you and your families are healthy and safe.  These are definitely unprecedented times.  We look forward to getting back to playing live bridge at the club.

We have found a way for us to reconnect as a club through on-line bridge.

Starting this week of April 14, we will begin to host and run virtual club games on www.bridgebase.com.

We would appreciate your support as dollars from these games go to help support The Bridge Connection.  In addition, these games will be official ACBL sanctioned games.  Therefore you will be able to earn masterpoints awards equivalent to the live games typically run at The Bridge Connection.

First Limited Game (0 – 750): Thursday, April 16, 11:10am

First Open Game: Friday, April 17; 1:10pm.

WEEKLY SCHEDULE: Beginning Monday, April 20th

Limited Games (0 – 750): Wednesdays & Thursdays: 11:10am

Open Games: Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays: 1:10pm.

REGISTRATION WILL BE OPENED 2 HOURS PRIOR TO GAME TIME.

If you do not have a Bridge Base On-Line (BBO) account, you can register through the following link:

www.bridgebase.com/v3/

Virtual Game Facts:

Entry: $6 per person.

Registration: Must be registered 10 minutes before the start of the game.  Registration will open 2 hours prior to the start of game time.  You will find the game under “Virtual Clubs” on BBO.

ACBL Player Number: Make sure to add your ACBL player number to your account.

Partnerships: Sign up to play with a partner or come as an individual.  Only players who play at the Bridge Connection will be allowed to play in The Virtual Bridge Connection games.

If you have any questions, feel free to drop Grant an email at grantpetersen11@yahoo.com.  Please include your phone number on your email.

Look forward to seeing you at The Virtual Bridge Connection!

Grant and Mike

 

Effective Sunday, March 15th, The Bridge Connection will be closed until further notice.

To our valued players, we have decided out of an abundance of caution to temporarily close the Bridge Connection.  Your safety and health as players and the safety and health of our Directors and volunteers is paramount.

We feel the most important action we can take is doing everything we can to ensure the safety of everyone involved with The Bridge Connection.  

We understand the benefit the club provides for friendship, community and enjoying the game we all love.

We will continue to keep you posted on any new developments and changes.  Please check this website for updates as we will try to give you as much information as possible.

Please continue to take care of yourself and your families.  We look forward to welcoming everyone back soon.

 

The Bridge Connection is taking steps to help prevent infection and ensure a safe playing environment.    

Effective today, March 13th, here are the steps we have implemented:

  • 7th Generation Anti-Viral & Anti-Bacterial Cleaner is being used to disinfect playing tables and areas – The label states that the cleaner “Kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria.”

  • Disposable Gloves – We have a large supply of XS, S, M, L & XL disposable gloves that we are asking all players to wear while playing.  At the afternoon game today, 100% of players wore the gloves.  This use of disposable gloves is for both your safety and your fellow players.  Thanks to everyone for taking this precaution.

  • Food – We have decided to suspend food service effective Monday, March 16th.

  • Paper Towels in Bathrooms – Our landlord has agreed to allow paper towels in the bathroom.  In the past, these were eliminated as individuals were flushing the paper towels down the toilet consequently clogging up the sewer system.  Please do not flush paper towels down the toilets for any reason.

As we have posted at the club and on our website, if you have traveled internationally or have taken a domestic cruise, we ask that you take a 14 day hiatus from playing when you return from your travel.

In addition, if you have any symptoms of a common cold including coughing, sneezing, running nose, sore throat, fever, etc. we ask that you stay home and not play.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation and we look forward to things returning to normal once this crisis resolves.