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CHANGES IN THE WIND

The ACBL announced on December 19, 2023 that they are increasing the table tax to Virtual Clubs.   In addition, ACBL announced that all VIRTUAL Club  games must charge  a minimum of BB$5.00 effective January 1, 2024.  We are back to where we were a year ago at BB$5.00 per game. Our apologies for this increase. 

 

NEW ENTRY FEE SCHEDULE

 

There are numerous SPECIAL games coming up soon (see below). Our fee schedule for all games is as follows:

Regular club games:   BB$5.00

ALL OTHER Special games (NABC Fundraiser, Silver Lining, etc):   BB$6.00

 

UPCOMING SPECIAL GAMES

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 3:   POP-UP Daylight Savings Game, 10:00 AM  50% RED, 50% BLACK.   Entry fee is BB$6.00,

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 7 — APRIL 13:   CHARITY FOUNDATION Games. 200% BLACK.   Entry fee is BB$6.00

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 14:   POP-UP APRIL SHOWERS Game, 10:00 AM  50% RED, 50% BLACK.   Entry fee is BB$6.00

 

MONDAY, APRIL 22 — APRIL 28:   STARDUST WEEK Games. 25% GOLD, 75% BLACK.   Entry fee is BB$6.00

 

SUNDAY, MAY 5:   POP-UP MOTHER'S DAY Game,  10:00 AM   50% RED, 50% BLACK.   Entry fee is BB$6.00

 

MONDAY, MAY 6 — MAY 12:   GRASS ROOTS FUND Games. 200% BLACK.   Entry fee is BB$6.00

 

MONDAY, MAY 13 — MAY 19:   NABC FUNDRAISER Games. 200% BLACK.   Entry fee is BB$6.00

 

OUR LIMITED GAMES HAVE INCREASED THE UPPER LIMIT BY 100 MPs.

Our 0-1200 games have been increased to 0-1300.  Our 0-1500 game has been increased to 0-1600. This will allow players whose masterpoints are increasing to continue to play in these games.

 

RESULTS OF VIRTUAL GAMES AT LEE'S BRIDGE

 

RESULTS can be found at...

https://www.bridgewebs.com/cgi-bin/bwx/bw.cgi?pid=display_home&club=lees

or...

https://my.acbl.org/club-results/264143

 

OUR GAME SCHEDULE

Lee’s 0-1300 Tuesday Pairs 12:00 PM

Lee’s Tuesday OPEN Pairs 12:10 PM

Lee’s 0-1300 Wednesday Pairs 12:00 PM

Lee’s Wednesday OPEN Pairs 12:10 PM

Lee’s 0-100 Wednesday Evening Pairs 6:45 PM

Lee’s Wednesday Evening OPEN Pairs 7:00 PM

Lee’s 0-1600 Thursday Pairs 12:00 PM

 

ACBL RULES FOR VIRTUAL GAMES

As of August 1, 2023, anyone can play in any Virtual Club game by simply registering.  However, if it is a Limited game (e.g., 0-1200), you must be an ACBL member AND your ACBL number needs to be put in you BBO account.

In order to participate, you will need to create an account on BridgeBase Online (BBO), www.bridgebase.com, and purchase BB$ (bridgebase dollars) with which to pay your card fees.  US$1 = 1BB$.  Setting up an account is very straightforward as is purchasing BB$.  If you require any assistance, please contact me at calendar@interlog.com or phone me 416-274-1752 (after 11:00 a.m. Thursday through Sunday).  If you email me, be sure to INCLUDE your phone number so that I can reach you.

See below for FINDING THE GAMES ON BBO.

 

FINDING THE GAMES ON BBO

 

On TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, & THURSDAY  the day games begin at 12:00 pm, and 12:10 pm.  On WEDNESDAY EVENING  the game OPEN beings at 7:00 pm and our 0-100 game begins at 6:45 pm.   However, you can register beginning two hours in advance.  We recommend you register in early.  ENSURE THERE IS MONEY IN YOUR BB$ account.

 

AFTER you log in to Bridge Base online, www.bridgebase.com, you will be at the Events/Categories page which lists categories down the left-hand side of the page.  Under “FEATURED AREAS” you will see a heading entitled “VIRTUAL CLUBS”.  Click on that heading.  You will see a heading entitled “ACBL – NORTH AMERICA”.   Click on that heading.  You will now see a listing of all of the VIRTUAL CLUB GAMES  which are beginning in the next 2 hours.  Look for LEE'S PAIRS.  You can also SEARCH for our games by our club number: vacb264143.

 

SOME THINGS TO BE AWARE OF WITH ONLINE BRIDGE:

1)  Do not purchase your BB$ through an App on your Ipad or you will be paying a significant premium for the puchase.  But your BB$ directly from the bridgebase.com website by clickin on the blue button that says BB$.

 

2)  There are no UNDOs.  So be careful before making a bid or playing a card.  AND if you accidentally click on the wrong button, DO NOT COMMENT to your partner.  Extricate yourself the best you can IN SILENCE and move on to the next board.

 

3)  When playing in an online game, you are required to “self-alert”.  That means that before making a conventional call you push YOUR OWN ALERT button, enter the explanation in the ALERT box and then click on your bid. 

For example, your partner opens 1NT and right-hand opponent passes.  You have a hand with 5 spades and are intending to bid hearts to transfer to spades.  But before clicking on the 2 heart button, FIRST push the ALERT button, enter the description transfer to spades, and  then click on the 2 heart button.  Your partner does NOT see your alert.  But a message is sent to both opponents telling them you have made a conventional bid.  If one of your opponents wants to know further information about your conventional call, they will click on your bid in the auction box in front of them and then click on the EXPLAIN button asking for an explanation.  OR them might send you a PRIVATE message.  Type your explanation NOT the name of the convention being used.   It is quite simple and straightforward.

 

4)  Be VERY careful when claiming. ALWAYS state your line of play and account for any oustanding trump in that statement.

 

5)  3-board rounds will be 18 minutes long in the OPEN game and 21 minutes long in the LIMITED games. The 2-board rounds will be 12 minutes long in the OPEN and 14 minutes long in the LIMITED.  If you are not finished on time, the remaining board will disappear.  Unplayed boards typically receive an AVERAGE score.

 

Lee

 

 

 

Need a partner?

 

Go the game you wish to play in.  Log into BBO, click on the name of the game, and a blue Invitation window will open.  Look above the window you will see 4 headings: the heading on the left is REGISTER; the heading on the right is PARTNERSHIP DESK. Click on PARTNERSHIP DESK  then click on the button that says "I will only pay for myself."  You are now registered in the PARTNERSHIP DESK and your BBO username will be displayed there.  Watch for invitations to play OR watch other players who register on the desk and send them an INVITE.

 

OR

 

Call Lee Daugharty @ 416-274-1752.   We will do what we can to find you a partner.

 

Calendar
21st February 2024
#26702 Lee's 0-1300 Wednesday Pairs
Bridge Base 12:00
Director: Lee Daugharty
21st February 2024
#26706 Lee's Open Wednesday Pairs
Bridge Base 12:10
Director: Lee Daugharty
21st February 2024
#39895 Josee & Lee's 0-100 Wednesday Evening Pairs
Bridge Base 6:45
Director: Lee Daugharty
21st February 2024
#39899 Lee's Open Wednesday Evening Pairs
Bridge Base 7:00
Director: Lee Daugharty
22nd February 2024
#48397 Lee's 0-1600 Thursday Pairs
Bridge Base 12:00
Director: Martin Hunter
27th February 2024
#52717 Lee's 0-1300 Tuesday Pairs
Bridge Base 12:00
Director: Lee Daugharty
27th February 2024
#52719 Lee's Open Tuesday Pairs
Bridge Base 12:10
Director: Lee Daugharty
28th February 2024
#53543 Lee's 0-1300 Wednesday Pairs
Bridge Base 12:00
Director: Lee Daugharty
28th February 2024
#53548 Lee's Open Wednesday Pairs
Bridge Base 12:10
Director: Lee Daugharty
Results
#26052 Lee's 0-1300 Tuesday Pairs
Director: Lee Daugharty
#26054 Lee's Open Tuesday Pairs
Director: Lee Daugharty
#9647 Lee's 0-1600 DBL PTS EDUC. FND Thurs. 12:00
#98894 Lee's Open DBL PTS EDUC. FDN. Wednes 12:10
#98889 Lee's 0-1300 DBL PTS EDUC FDN Wednes 12:00
#9634 Lee's Open DBL PTS EDUC. FUND Wed. Evg. 19:0
#98013 Lee's Open DBL PTS EDUC. FDN. Tues 12:10
#98011 Lee's 0-1300 DBL PTS EDUC. FDN Tues 12:00
#18703 Lee's Open 1/2 RED POP-UP GAME 10:00 AM