♦ 11/22/20 At our 2nd online game we had 8 full tables. Congrats to our winners Linda and Greg Eyerly who earned 2.55 Masterpoints each. Players in each strat are guaranteed to earn points.
Announcing another GOLD Week starting Monday Nov 22 thru Sunday Nov 30. We are offering a full schedule of GOLD Point games (including 3 nite games) each day during GOLD Week to give Leland players maximum opportunity to earn these scarce points. Points awarded at all games will be at 2X the usual level, and 1/4th of the points will be Gold Points. I hope to see you at our Local GOLD Game this Tuesday at 1:15 as well as at some of the SE games that will be running all week.
♠ 11/11/20 We held our first online game on Tuesday Nov 9th and it was very successful!! We had 8 full tables and everyone enjoyed playing and chatting with our friends. The online games will always be stacked with additional tables from concurrent limited games. ACBL reevaluated our table count to 19 and lots of points were earned by players in each strat. The games are only $5 and give bigger awards than we every had at our F2F games. To see the game results, click on the SE Carolina Game Results tab below. First place went to Jim Schwertz and Rick Loehr but everyone was a winner.
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: ACBL and BBO are working together to enhance the game where players at a table will be able to see and talk to each other. This is a work in progress but it is something I look forward to better establish a more social game as we had F2F.
♥ 11/7/20 Congratulations to all of our November Rank Advancers and to our members who are in first place in the Ace of Clubs and Mini-McKenney Races. Special Congratulations are in order to Ken Parker who just reached the rank of DIAMOND Life Master!!!
UPDATE -- Added 99er Games!! The Leland Club has many members with less than 100MP and some have been playing in the 149 and 199 games. We have revised the SE Game schedule and added 99er games in order to help our newer players earn points in a less competitive environment. Click on the SE schedule button to see when these games are held.
Info about our Leland Online Double Stacked Games on Tuesdays at 1:15 PM!! Please pair up with with your favorite partner. If you need a partner, please click on the GREEN "Request Partner" Button below, fill in the blanks, and then you can pick and choose from people who reply. Do this early so you can be assured of a Partner. Games appear at the BBO Website for registration 2 hours before game time. Contact Ben if you have any questions concerning this game.
♠ Older News
All of our Open Games are DOUBLE STACKED (and on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons they are TRIPLE STACKED). What this means is we count the # of tables in the Limited Games held in the same session and add that table count to the open game. Example: If we get 10 tables each in two limited games and 10 in the Open game, ACBL will consider our Open game to have 30 tables. The two winners in the Open Game will earn 4.5 Master points.
- We have scheduled multiple limited games for beginners and intermediates, with free Zoom lessons immediately following many of the games. Players will be able to ask about the hands they just played. Our Charleston club is offering free Zoom lessons.
- Click on the links below to view the Virtual Games Schedule or the various Game Results links. If you need a partner, just click on the Partner Request button and fill out the day(s) you want to play and your request will be sent to everyone on the club list.
- The last link below discusses frequently encountered problems in BBO and how to handle them. It also has a tutorial for playing Online Bridge at BBO which is very helpful for new online players.
FOR 99ers Only: District 7 and 9 Evening 99er Educational Games:
Several of our players are participating in a game specially designed to support the 99 & Under players. The entry fee is $ 6.00. Each event begins at 6:30 pm with a ½ hour mini lesson, then a 12 board match, followed by a ½ hour zoom post-mortem. I have signed up the Leland Bridge Club for these Educational Games which allows our <99 players to participate. Leland players with less than 99 MPs will receive a daily email/invitation about the game that evening. I suggest you link up with your favorite partner(s) and sign up to play. A game will be offered to you everyday except on Tuesday. Since Macon offers a 199 game Tuesday evening, we would like you to play in the Macon game to test your skills against slightly more experienced players on Tuesdays.