Here we are 15 months and counting since the beggining of the pandemic which closed down our clubs and kept us all in doors.
Costa Mesa Bridge club like many others is beggining to reopen live games. For now its 3 days per week nad eventually we intend to open a full schedule including Open and Limited games.
Looking back over the past year from the perspective of the club and our local bridge communitty I set us some pretty stiff goals, the most important of which was to keep our local bridge communitty intact as far as it was possibly in my control.
My secondary goal was to give every local player that wanted a place to play locally. A third but no less important goal was to make sure every local club owner in 515/513 got paid, and along the way we also made sure that 538 and 525 units got paid as well.
The ancillarary target was to keep the ACBL afloat.
Lets see how we did at those particular targets.
Table counts for the combined games over the last 15 months, Just a little shy of 7000 tables. That certainly kept our communitty intact and playing locally.
Local clubs apart from Costa Mesa Bridge club have recieved $30,000 dollars.
The local units 513 515 525 and 538 have recieved $16,000 dollars
The ACBL has recieved in excess of $14,000 dollars.And along the way we have helped raise over $15,000 dollars for various charities.
Looking back on this past year and all the hard times we endured with the loss of good friends , I am thankful to have been part of what has been a stellar communal effort.
Now we look to new goals first and foremost is resarting the live games, and secondly helping to grow the game locally by bringing in new players.
We are planning new lessons and new begginers courses and hopefully we will see our games grow. For the moment I will keep online games going for as long as there is demand.
But I would really like to see everyone at the club.