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National Congress in Cape Town - Results

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Saturday 3rd February was a new post-Covid record with 38 Tables playing face-to-face!

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FRIDAY MORNINGS @ THE LINKS!

09:15 - 12:30

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The Links' AGM took place on Saturday 9th December 2023

The minutes can be found here

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Thursday's Supervised sessions are proving extremely popular, with up to 20 tables attending regularly! Players are welcome to come on their own, although partnerships or groups of 4/5 are best. 

1st February attracted 23 tables!

Click here to see what some our players have to say about Thursday mornings

A new "Gentle Supervised Tournament" has been started on Tuesday mornings to introduce new and social players to competitive duplicate bridge. Arrive as a pair by 09:15 for a 09:30 start. 

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Contact

Contact Rob Stephens for any enquiries:

072 431 6599

drowzee88@gmail.com

Schedule

 Face-to-face bridge (R80/player):

Saturday 13:45 - 17:10

Friday 09:30 - 13:00

Wednesday 13:45 - 17:00

Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 (Supervised Bridge) - R70/player

  BBO ($2.82/player):

Monday - Friday 10:00 - 12:30 & 15:00 - 17:30

Saturday - 14:00 - 16:30

Sunday - 14:00 - 16:30

  Sunday afternoon short Individual tournament (free):

Sunday 16:50 - 18:10 (Register for this tournament under "Free tournaments", not Virtual Clubs)

Welcome to The Links Bridge Club
Join us at The Links

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The Links plays daily on BBO, as well as face-to-face on Friday mornings, Saturday & Wednesday afternoons

We host a supervised session on Thursdays from 10:00-12:00

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2024 Membership

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Membership for The Links for 2024, whether you play online, or face-to-face, is R150/player.

SABF & GBU subs are an additional R300/player combined.

Either or both amounts can paid into The Links account:

Bridge S A The Links

Bank: Nedbank
Account #: 1756009600
Account type: Current account
Branch code: 198765

Reference: Membership + name/sabf#

Check if your membership payment has been received and recorded here

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If you're an overseas player, a once off (for 2024) amount of $20 can be transferred into sabf_3.

To do this, email accounting@bridgebase.com and request a transfer of $20 from your BBO account into sabf_3

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BBO Registration

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Pairs are encouraged to register early, and then actively log back into BBO a few minutes before the start.

If you register early and remain stationary on the site, there is a strong possibility that your device may "freeze", which may prevent you from starting the tournament.

This appears to be prevalent on Apple devices (mostly iPads).

Only a few minutes will be allowed for offline players to get back online, before the tournament will start without offline pairs. ♠  ♣  

NATIONAL CONGRESS - Cape Town

Click here for results of National Congress

NEW! Masterpoint Race 2024

FULL LEADERBOARD - As at 17 May 2024

From 1st January 2024, all BBO Masterpoints earned in The Links' 24 Board Tournaments will count towards a Masterpoint Race, running throughout 2024. 

$0.02 from each player in each tournament will go towards a prize fund, with a minimum of $150, $100 & $50 going to the overall top 3 respectively. Lower brackets will also qualify for $ prizes.

Players will fall into different brackets, depending on their average % in 2023. 

You can view your bracket here.

Supervised Gentle Tournament

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Click here to get results.

For the most up to date results directly from BBO, click here.

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Monthly BBO Averages
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Congratulations to Craig Gower, Chris Bosenberg & Neville Eber on taking the top 3 spots in April's monthly average.

Click here for the full list. ..........

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BBO Teams League (25th Edition)
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The 25th Edition of The Links BBO Teams League started on the 10th April 2024.

16 Teams are playing in 2 sections.

6 teams will play a full round-robin in the A section, while the remaining 10 teams will play a Swiss movement in the B section. ..........

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BBO Payments

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The Links BBO Pairs tournament entry fee is $2,82/player.

Players can purchase BBO $'s directly with BBO by clicking here.

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WARNING: Avoid buying $'s in the "Shop" icon within the iPad/Android BBO App, as additional fees are added, which are substantial.

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2024 Averages

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Click here for Saturday afternoon face-to-face averages for 2024 as at 27 April 2024

(Minimum 3 events played)

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Calendar
19th May 2024
14:00 BBO Pairs
14:00
19th May 2024
BBO Free Individual
16:50
20th May 2024
10:00 BBO Pairs
10:00
Results
14:00 BBO Pairs
Face-to-face Bridge @ The Links A Section
Scorer: Nicky Stephens
Face-to-face Bridge @ The Links B Section
Scorer: Nicky Stephens