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2021 Ace of Clubs & Mini-McKenney Leaders as of April 1st

       Leland Bridge Club players leading the Ace of Clubs and/or Mini-McKenney competition for their MP rank among all Unit 118 players:

 


   Mike Helton
   Ace of Clubs &
   Mini-McKenney
   Rookie
   0-5 MPs
  


   Linda Eyerly
   Ace of Clubs &
   Mini-McKenney
   NABC Master
   200-300 MPs

 
  
Ben Reischer
  Ace of Clubs &
  Mini-McKenney
  Silver Life Master
  1,000-1,500 MPs 


   
Greg Eyerly
   Ace of Clubs &
   Mini-McKenney
   Ruby Life Master
   1,500-2,500 MPs

   


  Donna Parker
  Ace of Clubs &
  Mini-McKenney
  Sapphire Life Master

  3,500-5,000 MPs
 


  Ken Parker
  Ace of Clubs &
  Mini-McKenney
  Diamond Life Master
  5,000-7,500 MPs

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to our April 2021 Rank Advancement


Taking another step up the masterpoint ladder ...

 


       Jim Lockley
      Silver Life Master
      1,000+ MPs

 

  See Rank Achievements menu button for Unit 118 year-to-date rank achievements.
  Click on this link for explanation of ACBL rank requirements. 

Welcome To Our Friendly Club

For the forseeable future, the club will not be scheduling any face-to-face games. However, the Leland Bridge Club is part of a 35 club consortium providing multiple games every day of the week. See details in the news boxes to the right. 

Welcome to the Leland Duplicate Bridge Club. We strive to make our games very friendly and newcomers to duplicate are always welcome. Our games start on time, use a clock, utilize Bridgemates, provide a partner if requested by an email, and have a non-playing director. Our club takes maximum advantage of the many special games permitted by the ACBL. We are a Zero Tolerance club. This website is generally updated with game results and hand records within an hour of each game. Our web address is www.lelandbridge.com.  

Welcome To Our Friendly Club
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Bridge Tales is intended for players to present memorable bridge tales to be shared with other players. If you have a tale to tell, please share it by sending an email to our webmaster at par@ken-parker.com.

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Ace of Clubs & Mini-McKenney Races for 2021

♠ The annual Ace of Clubs race recognizes the top 10 masterpoint earners in the Unit for each rank. Players are listed according to the rank they held at the start of the calendar year. Included are masterpoints earned in ACBL club games since the beginning of the year. This list is updated on the 7th of each month. We have a great share of the top players! Click on the Ace of Clubs Race menu button at the left to see if your name is on the top 10 list for your rank. If you still see last month's date, you should refresh your browser page.  

♥ The Mini-McKenney race is similar, but includes masterpoints earned at all ACBL club games and tournaments. This list is updated on the 7th of every month. Click on the Mini-McKenney Race menu button and see if your name is on the top 10 list for your rank. 

Ace of Clubs & Mini-McKenney Races for 2021
Club Manager Messages
Club Manager Messages

♠   4/8/21  JUST RE-UPDATED -- RANK ADVANCERS AND RACE LEADERS:  Congratulations to Jim Lockley, who has reached Silver Life Master Status and kudos to Mike Helton, a new resident of Leland.  Mike just joined the ACBL and is leading both Rookie Races. And congratulations to those Leland Club Members who are leading numerous 2021 masterpoint Races in our Unit!! All of our Rank Leaders and Rank Risers are shown in the Center Boxes.  

NEW  --  Everyone Guaranteed to Play if They Want:  Want to play in a game and have no Partner?  NO WORRIES  We have found a way so that anyone that signs up at the partnership desk can play if they want.  Sepop1, sepo2 and sepop3 are artificial BBO users that we add to the partnership desk before game time. If no one is available to be your partner, then a few minutes before the game starts you can invite one of them to be your partner.  Once the game starts, you will see sepop magically turn into a robot.  It becomes your choice -- play with a robot or not play!

NEWS ABOUT LELAND'S MONDAY GAMES:  Last Chance -- please play in next Monday's April 12th game.  Many had asked for a morning game, but the support for running the game has not been there.  If next Monday's game is unsuccessful, all future Leland Morning Games will be cancelled.   

TUESDAY Game:  We are averaging better than 10 tables in our Tuesday game.  Since our games are triple-stacked with the Limited Games, winning pairs consistently earn more than 3 points per game!!  

HOW TO MAKE ALL OF OUR GAMES MORE SUCCESSFUL --   HOW YOU ASK?? Please register early as this encourages others to register.  Players should not leave what may appear to be a small game since the table count often increases quickly due to procrastinators who register in the last few minutes.  (If the game fails, there is always time to register for the next game).  Points awarded in Leland games are considerably higher than awarded in either of the limited games due to table stacking.

If your regular partner is not available, please complete the GREEN "Request Partner" Button below a day or two before the game.  Please line up your partners and support our games!!  Of course, you can always add your name to the Partnership Desk if you want to play.  As mentioned above, if a partner is not available, you will still be able to play with a robot if you wish.

OLDER INFORMATION

UPDATE ON SWISS TEAM GAMES: These games have been very popular and we have added limited Swiss as well as Open Swiss games to the schedule!! Players register as usual with their partner.  A pair can invite another pair to join with them as a team of four. Or they can let BBO pair them up at the start of the game.  If you've played SWISS games before, you know how much fun they are.  If you haven't, this would be a good time to try something new.

♣   Leland & SE Carolina Open Stacked Games: Masterpoint awards are much higher in all of our Open games due to our ability to stack each of our Open games!  We count the # of tables in Limited Games held in the same session and add that table count to the open game.  Example:  If we get a total of 20 tables in two limited games and 10 in the Open game, ACBL will consider our Open game to have 30 tables.  The two winning pairs in that Open Game will earn 4.5 Master points.   

In the News Box below, click on the links to view our Virtual Games Schedule or the various Game Results links. If you need a partner, then a day before the game, just click on the GREEN Partner Request button, complete the form, 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.

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Most of your questions can be answered by viewing the FAQ below.  If your question is not answered, please send it to info@lelandbridge.com and we will answer it. ..........

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Game Fees & Membership

 Most of our games are Special Games and they award masterpoints at about 3 times what regular club games award. Our club does not charge extra for these special games. More masterpoints are awarded and there is no extra fee added to the cost of a regular game. All of our games have three strata. 

 Member entry fee is $8 and non-member is $9. 

 You do not need be a member to play in our club. However, the Leland Bridge Club offers players an opportunity to join our club by paying an annual membership of $20. Members receive a $1 discount from the entry fee at every game they play.

 We ask members and guests to have the correct change and to please pay for yourself and your partner. This helps the check-in process go faster and helps the game start on time.

 We have a great relationship with the Magnolia Greens Golf  Course and we believe our venue is the best place to play that we have seen. We would like to thank Blossoms Restaurant and Magnolia Greens Golf Course for allowing us to use their facilities. If you are thinking of holding an event, please consider the Banquet Room at the Magnolia Greens Golf Course.  

Game Fees & Membership