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Because of the COVID pandemic, the Huntsville Bridge Center is closed indefinitely. However, there is a regular schedule of BBO games.

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Welcome to North Alabama Bridge Association
Welcome to the Huntsville Bridge Club and North Alabama ACBL Unit 232

North Alabama Bridge Association includes bridge club locations in Huntsville, Athens, Florence and Scottsboro

Flo Staggs is having a birthday party. She will be 34 years old.

IT’S A

PARTY!

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Hope you will join us for food & fun

 as we celebrate Flo Staggs’ 80th birthday!

Friday, June 4, 2021

5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The Bridge Club

3069 Leeman Ferry Rd, SW

Huntsville, AL 35801

Please let us know if you will be there!

       

Call or message Jennifer

at (256) 690-9615.

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No Gifts, Please!

North Alabama Players Take Gold and Red
North Alabama Players Take Gold and Red

Date

Session

Partnership

Masterpoints

4/22

Writing Desk Side Game 

Ralph Boles & Geoff Hintze

3.93 Red

4/22

Gold Stripe Pajamas Gold Rush Pairs

Connie Brink & Tempie Thompson

1.20 Red

4/23

Yoga Pants Mid-Flight Pairs

Grant Zhang & Dongsheng Wu

19.28 Gold, 1st Place

4/23

Bunny Slippers Top-Flight Pairs

Ralph Boles and Gail Seale

2.89 Red/Gold

4/23

Sweatpants Mid-Flight Pairs

Karen Richards & Bobbie O’Farrell

0.80 Red

4/24 

Sweatpants Mid-Flight Pairs

Grant Zhang & Dongsheng Wu 

4.63 Gold

4/24

Sweatpants Mid-Flight Pairs

Drew Cavalier & Phillip Mingola

2.33 Gold/Red

4/24

Sweatpants Mid-Flight Pairs

Katie & Tom Fagan

1.36 Gold

4/24

Bunny Slippers Top-Flight Pairs

Ralph Boles & Gail Seale

0.98 Red

4/24

Gold Stripe Pajamas Gold Rush Pairs

Jenny Hornby & Barbara Hitt

1.59 Gold

4/24

Gold Stripe Pajamas Gold Rush Pairs

Wendy Murphy & Jim Ray

1.70 Gold

4/24 

Golden Hoodie Gold Rush Pairs

Jim Hinch & Kent Kraus

1.08 Red

4/24

Golden Blanket Gold Rush Pairs

Carla Makowski & Keith Noren

0.28 Red

4/24

Sweatpants Mid-Flight Pairs

Karen Richards & Bobbie O’Farrell

2.01 Gold

4/25

Sweatpants Mid-Flight Pairs

Grant Zhang & Dongsheng Wu

7.77 Gold

4/25

Sweatpants Mid-Flight Pairs

Katie & Tom Fagan

0.35 Gold

4/25

Easy Chair Side Game

Disa Eythorsdottir & Maureen McLaughlin

1.17 Red

4/25

Kitchen Table Side Game

Disa Eythorsdottir & Maureen McLaughlin

1.08 Red

4/25

Throw Pillow Open Pairs

Grant Zhang & William Boynton

0.63 Red

4/25

Comfy 99ers Pairs

Jenny Hornby & Michael Voytek

0.79 Red

4/25 

Cozy 499ers Pairs

Jenny Hornby & Barbara Hitt

1.82 Red

4/25

Bunny Slippers Top-Flight Pairs

Charles Durrin & Owen Lynch

1.54 Red

Bridge During the Pandemic
Bridge During the Pandemic

All Unit 232 bridge sites are closed due to the COVID - 19 pandemic.  In the meantime, many of our members and other bridge friends in north Alabama are playing bridge online using the Bridge Base Online (BBO) platform.  It is easy to use and even offers some benefits over playing in the club. The games are usually 18 to 24 boards, played at a rate of 7 minutes/board, lasting approximately 2 hours, and they award ACBL black master points. Occasionally we have an opportunity to win red master points. We appreciate the support that our players have given to the Unit 232 virtual games.  Your participation helps to keep our bridge players connected with each other, as well as helping us pay our Directors and other bills during this time that the Unit 232 clubs are closed for face-to-face bridge.  WHERE: www.bridgebase.com COST: $6, just like at the club.

Pictures, Pictures, Pictures
Pictures, Pictures, Pictures

We are trying to build a pictorial directory of our members and pictures will only be viewed in the Members Only area..  We will also be able to show your pair's pictures, and those of your opponents, when you view results.  If you don't have a picture on file and you would like it to be or if you don't like the picture that is posted, you have several options to add one.  If you already have a digital picture, you may post it yourself in your account area when you log in or send it to our webmaster, Kent Kraus (link on Home Page).  If you don't have a digital picture and know someone with a digital camera or smartphone, you can have a picture made and email or text it to Kent.  The final option is you can send a hardcopy picture to Kent.  His address is in the phone directory, which may be viewed in the Membership part of the website.  

Pictures help us get to know the names of other members of the club and make it a more enjoyable experience.  We hope you will choose to participate.  If you do not want to have a picture published, please let Kent know and he will add your name to the do not publish list.

Longest Day Challenge

Calendar of BBO Games

♠  Calendar of Unit 232 BBO Games ♣

DAY

TIME

GAME TYPE

DIRECTOR

Sunday

1:00 PM

Open

Bud

Monday

10:00 AM

Open

Lynn

Monday

7:00 PM

0-299 Masterpoints

Phil

Tuesday

1:00 PM

0-1000 Masterpoints

Bud

Tuesday

7:00 PM

Open 

Lynn

Wednesday

9:00 AM

0-299 Masterpoints

Phil

Wednesday

11:30 AM

Video Hand Discussions

Charles

Wednesday

1:00 PM

Open

Lynn

Thursday

1:00PM

0-1000 Masterpoints

Bud

Friday

10:00 AM

Open

Bud

Friday

1:30 PM

0-1250 MP

Bud

Saturday

1:00 PM

Open

Bud

Swiss Team for 0-1000 MP players: Second Tuesday of every month - 1:00PM.

Next: April 13, May 11, June 8.  Contact Bud if you need help forming a team

Eight is Enuf: Third Tuesday of every month - 7:00PM

Next: April 20, May 18, June 15.  Call or text Jeanette Tokazor or Lynn Vanpelt if you need help forming a team.

 Please register early for games.  You can download BBO for your phone or tablet and register early using the app if you are not home.  The directors have adopted a policy to work for 5 minutes after the scheduled game start to get all registered players online for every game.  But this doesn't help if you are trying to register at the last minute.

Directors Email Phone:

Phil Bridges: philipdbridges@gmail.com, 662-630-0219 .

Bud Hullings: hsvbud@gmail.com, 256-426-0779;

Lynn VanPelt: lynn.vanpelt@att.net, 256-653-6078.

ACBL Sponsored Events

Calendar
Mon May 17, 2021
Open - Strat
BBO 10:00 AM
Director: Lynn
Mon May 17, 2021
<300
BBO 7:000 PM
Director: Phil
Tue May 18, 2021
<1001
BBO 1:00 PM
Director: Bud
Tue May 18, 2021
Open - Strat
BBO 7:00 PM
Director: Lynn
Results
Open - Strat
BBO 1:00 PM
Director: Bud
Open - Strat
BBO 1:00PM
Director: Bud
Open - Strat
BBO 10:00 AM
Director: Bud
<1251
BBO 1:30 PM
Director: Bud
Last Week's Winners

Dates: May 9 to May 15, 2021

ame

Tbls

N/S Winners (1st in A, B, C)

E/W Winners (1st in A, B, C)

Sunday Afternoon Open

3

ABC:  Denny Hansell & Gary Goodwin

Howell Movement

Monday Morning 

Open

9

ABC:  Ed Muldoon & Roger Coupland

A:  Marvin Lampert & Bob Moorman

B:  Kathy Christopher & Chuck Lifer

C:  Jim Ray & Keith Noren

Monday Evening (299er)

5

AB:  Carole Wiles & Tina Richardson

C:  Martha & David Morin

AB:  Lynda Locke & Donna Bolander

C:  Emily Craft & Judy Wilson

Tuesday Afternoon 

Swiss Teams

(< 1000) 

8

1:  Keith Noren, Tom Bush, Carl Buck, & Buzz Heeschen

2:  Jim Ray, Sandra Cox, Dianna Norman, & Joella McManus

3:  Jeanette Tokaz, Gail Seale, Jenny Hornby & Barbara Hitt

No stratification in Swiss on BBO

Tuesday Evening 

Open

3.5

AB:  Doug & Marvin Lampert

C:  Mike Weir & Pat Patterson

Howell Movement

Wednesday Morning (299er)

4

ABC:  Martha & David Morin

Howell Movement

Wednesday Afternoon Open

6

A:  Pat Jackson & Marilyn Roney

BC:  Betty Williams & Kathy Christopher

A:  Charles Durrin & Owen Lynch

B:  Ruth Dungan & Ginny Bouldin

C:  Pat & Harry Roach

Thursday Afternoon 

(< 1000)

7

AB:  Dorothy & Bill Brown

C:  Buzz Heeschen & Carl Buck

AB:  Will Kirkpatrick & Jim Ray

C:  Macy Brown & Joan Morehead

Friday Morning 

Open

6.5

AB tie:  Bob Moorman & Dongsheng Wu

A tie:  Fred Marshall & Gary Schwartz

C:  Ed Muldoon & Roger Coupland

AB:  Kathy Christopher & Chuck Lifer

C:  Dianne Caldwell & Lynn Quinlan

Friday Afternoon 

(< 1250)

6

ABC:  Jeanette Tokaz & Barbara Hitt

 

A:  Tom Bush & Sandra Cox

B:  Wendy Murphy & Jim Ray

C:  Donna Merchant & Emily Craft

Saturday Afternoon Open

7

AB:  Katie & Tom Fagan

C:  Keith Noren & Bob Darnall

A:  Pete Matthews & Gary Schwartz

B:  Ralph Boles & Gail Seales

C:  Jeanette Tokaz & Melissa Rowe

 

Dates: May 9 to May 15, 2021