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Welcome to Duplicate Lite & the Surrey Duplicate Bridge Club
Face to face Bridge Returns to Elgin Hall

Face to face bridge re-opens at Elgin Hall on Monday, September 13.

We look forward to seeing all our friends there once again.  You must register in advance for the first week and must follow certain health protocols. Click here to see the newsletter with all the details.

 

Duplicate Lite Club Games Online on BBO

 

Schedule: Mon, Wed & Thu mornings. Cost 4 BB$.

  • Mon 10:15-12:20:  Open Pairs
  • Wed 10:15-12:30:  299er Pairs
  • Wed 10:25-12:30:  Open Pairs
  • Thu  10:15-12:30:  299er Pairs
  • Thu  10:25-12:30:  Open Pairs

 

Getting Started: Training Videos:

Sylvana Morici of the Sagamore Bridge club in New York has done an excellent job of producing some BBO training videos for her players. Rather than re-invent the wheel, we are posting a link to her videos. A big thank you to Sylvana. The videos are at https://www.sagamorebridgeclub.com/help-everything-bbo.

 

The videos show exactly what you will need to find our games and play in them:

  • How to join BBO and attach your ACBL number.

    • Already on BBO:  BBO Home => ACBL World => Update your ACBL number.

  • How to deposit money into your BBO account.

  • How to find our game and sign up for it.

    • Look for Duplicate Lite, not Sagamore Pairs.

    • BBO Home => Virtual Clubs => ACBL - North America (for club members), or

    • BBO Home => Competitive => All Tournaments (for non-members)

    • Then use the Search box at the top right to search for "Duplicate Lite".

  • How to use the partnership desk.

  • How to bid & play on BBO.

  • How to Alert bids on BBO. (Alert yout own bids. DO NOT USE CHAT.)

 

299er games:

Only players with less than 300 ACBL masterpoints can join the 299er game. Unfortunately, players without an ACBL number will not be able to play in this Limited game. If you do not have an ACBL number, the system cannot validate that you have less than 300 ACBL masterpoints.  Any player, ACBL member or not, with any number of masterpoints, can play in the Open game.

 

Be nice, be friendly:

Be nice to the director and to other players. Have your name in your BBO profile so that we know who you are. Introduce yourselves at the start of a round. Register for a game well in advance. (The game will appear on BBO 2 hours before game time.) Both you and your partner must be online at the same time to register. Then be online and waiting 10 minutes before game time. Do NOT log in as invisible. Do NOT be playing in another game. Do NOT be in the Solitaire or Casual areas of BBO. (If you do one of these no-no's, the game will start without you.) Just be online and wating. Undo is not allowed, so be careful. Rounds will end even if you are not finished a board, so play quickly and claim when you can. Chat with the other players only after your have finished the boards.

 

Problems?

If you have any problems, send a CHAT to VACB265157, our tournament host, or send an email to Bob Dillon at bdquad@telus.net.

 

Results:

You can see the results (1) on BBO immediately after the game, (2) at the ACBL Live for Clubs site about 1 hour after the game: https://my.acbl.org/club-results/265157, and (3) on the Duplicate Lite web site (here) about 2-3 hours after the game.

 

More Training Videos:

P.S. The ACBL has other BBO tutorials at https://www.acbl.org/bbotutorials/.

 

The All-Western 99er NiteClub

The West Coast ACBL districts have started games for players with 0-20 and 0-99 ACBL masterpoints.  Duplicate Lite has opted into this program so that our players can play in these games.  Click on this link for the flyer with the details: The All-Western 99er NiteClub

 

There is a Zoom meeting at 6 pm before each game for any players who might have questions.  The same Zoom link is used for the post-game discussion.  This is the llink:
Mini Bridge Lessons Online

Thursday "Mini Lesson" before the 299er game (0915-1000). 

(Cost: We ask that you play in our 299er game after the lesson.)

Handouts for previous lessons:

  • Feb 18: Opening Leads Against a No Trump Contract (Jane Youngberg)
  • Feb 25: Opening Leads Against a Suit Contract (Jane Youngberg)
  • Mar 4: Competitive Bidding (Jane Youngberg)
  • Mar 11: Defensive Bidding when Opponents Open 1NT (DONT) (Jane Youngberg)
  • Mar 18: Bidding Slams (Jane Youngberg)
  • Mar 25: Defense - Signals and Communication (Jane Youngberg)
  • May 13: Lebensol Part 1: When opponents open a weak 2 (Jane Youngberg)

 

All sessions will be hosted on Zoom.  Just click the Zoom link a few minutes before lesson time to join. 

See lesson notes and handouts for many other topics by clicking the "Learn to Play Bridge" option near the top left of this page.

Elgin Hall
Elgin Hall
   14250 Crescent Road 
   Surrey, BC    
 

Upcoming Events

299er Game - Every Second Thursday

We are continuing with our 299er section on alternating Thursdays. We have approximately half of our players choosing to play in this section. We want to remind everyone that only players with 299 or fewer masterpoints are eligible to play in this section. If you have more than this, please play in the Open section. Anyone can play in the Open section, regardless of masterpoints.

Game Information
Monday Game
 
Manager & Director:
Ben Takemori  bentak88@gmail.com
Monday morning 10:15 to 1:45  
Open section and 0-199er section every week
 
Wednesday Game
 
   Managers & Directors:
   Ed L'Heureux  edlheureux@yahoo.com  604-542-6116
   Jane Youngberg  janemyoungberg@gmail.com
   Wednesday morning 10:15 to 1:45
   Open section and 0-100 section every week

 

Thursday Game

Directors & Club founders :
John  Demeulemeester  demail@shaw.ca
Jane Youngberg  janemyoungberg@gmail.com
Thursday morning 10:15 to 1:45
Open section​ & 299er section (alternate Thursdays).
See Calendar for details.
   ​ 
Cost: $10.00 Includes, coffee, & snacks.  We are non profit.
   A Friendly and Welcoming Environment, Hand Records & Bridgemates
 
   Please wear your Name tag or Badge
Results
Open Pairs & 299er
10:15 am - 1:30 pm
Director: John Demeulemees
Open Pairs & 299er
10:15 am - 1:30 pm
Director: Ed L'Heureux
Open Pairs & 299er
10:15 am - 1:30 pm
Director: Ben Takemori
BBO Open Pairs
10:25 am - 12:30 pm
Results Errors

Contact Ed L'Heureux  edlheureux@yahoo.com

and/or Bob Dillon  bdquad@telus.net

Order Your Club Name Badge
   Club badges are available in
   magnetic and pin fastener.
   Magnetic are not recommended
   for those with a pacemaker. 
   Either type is $8.00 prepaid
   Contact Lauren Cockroft