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LVBA Bridge (Unit 133)
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Unit Game Winners

 

2020 Souper-Bowl Charity Game, February 2

Winners (Open): Valerie Barber & David Kresge (N/S), and Marie Bond & Freda Witmer (E/W)

Winners (0-500): Michael Adellizi & MaryAnn Sharpless (N/S), and Craig Bailey & Beth Dimler (E/W)

2020 Junior Fund Charity Game, January 10 

Winners (Open): Valerie Barber & Mike Kohler (N/S), and Patricia Clarke & Peter Stoyanov (E/W)

Winners (0-300): Dianne McGilloway & Sandra Sorensen (N/S), and  E Krall & Silas Maynard (E/W)

Unit Game Winners from previous Years can be found here (click link)

 

 

Welcome to LVBA Bridge (Unit 133)
Upcoming Unit Games / Current Notices


The RESULTS for all Unit 133 Games (ACBL Live) (Click Here)

ALL PROCEEDS AFTER EXPENSES, ARE BEING DONATED EQUALLY TO LVAL and SECOND HARVEST

If you are new to the Unit or BBO, contact Betsy Cutler (610-737-2545), at least 24 hours before you wish to play to add your name to the valid players list or with any questions

(See the website's calendar)

OCTOBER SCHEDULE

Mondays 12:30PM  0-750 and OPEN

 Tuesdays 10:30AM  0-300 and OPEN 

Wednesdays 10:30AM  0-300 and 0-1000

Thursdays 10:30AM  0-100 and 0-750 and 7:15PM  OPEN

 Fridays 12:30PM  0-100 and 0-2000

Fridays Game is Open to Anyone Under 2000 MPs   Mentor/Mentee 1st Friday of the month

Additionally the Friday game is Open to any Mentor/Mentee pair in which the Mentee has less than 300 Masterpoints, with no limit on the Mentor

 Contact Mimi at richmimi@rcn.com if they want to be a mentor or mentee.  Note that we will attempt to honor specific requests for mentor/mentee pairs who would like to play together

Log on to BBO up to 2 hours in advance and be ready to play  

You can register with your partner, each person will be charged 5BB$ from their BBO account with prepurchased BB$

or if you don't have a partner, enter your screenname under the Partnership Tab. 

Your Convention Card will default to Standard American Yellow Card (Not 2/1) unless you and partner create and use your own CC

Click on the Link Below for a BBO Guide for New Players 

https://blog.bridgebase.com/2020/03/09/new-to-bridge-base-online/?fbclid=IwAR0-k70ocdmMCL979HbKnGbX6z_UTcYkrzbCj96BhP2Fkg1znrxazfS6izg 

Check back periodically for dates and times of future games

In order to play in these games, you will need to sign on to BBO (www.bridgebase.com) and register with a Username and select a password and enter your ACBL number (registration is FREE). 

 

 All Lehigh Valley Bridge In Person CLUB Games Canceled Until Further Notice

♠ ♠  Click Here for the Updated List of 2020 Unit games ♥  

The Next UNIT BOD Meeting will be on ZOOM, Saturday, October 3rd (not the 1st) at 11:00AM

Find the Current Board Members listed on this website Under the Information and then Committee Tabs to the Left

 

Last updated : Oct 18, 2020 21:59 EDT
Lehigh & Northampton Counties, PA

The Lehigh Valley is located in eastern Pennsylvania; We are approximately 60 miles north of Philadelphia, and 80 miles west of New York City.

Our older webpage (for results going back to 2010) is at https://sites.google.com/site/lvbaunit133bridge/

Mike Kohler is the Unit 133 President for 2019--2021

 

Last updated : Nov 14, 2019 12:02 EST
Useful Links & Member Achievements
  • Betty, LM, 4/18
  • Gary, Gold LM, 6/18
  • Gwen, Silver LM, 6/18
  • Kay, LM, 6/18
  • Judy & Kay
  • Judy, LM, 9/18
  • Runners Up, National 0-10000 Swiss, Tom Kriz, Miriam Harris-Botzum, John Botzum, & Deepak Khanna
  • Betsy, LM 11/18
  • Bill Forrester, Silver LM, 11/18
  • 2nd Place, 10K Swiss, NABC, Honolulu, 11/18
  • Freda, LM 1/19
  • Dot Forrester: Silver LM, 6/18
  • LM, 6/19
  • Julie & Ken
  • Sara, LM, 1/20
  • ACBL Rank Achievements 2020: Sara Gainey, Unit 133's Newest Life Master
  • Unit 133 Members Miriam-Harris & John Botzum placed 2nd in the 10K Swiss on Sunday, November 25, at the NABC in Honolulu
  • ACBL Rank Achievements 2019:  Mike Kohler, LMFreda Witmer, LM, Dot Forrester, Silver LM
  • ACBL Rank Achievements 2018: Betsy Cutler, Life Master, Judy Cary & Kay Hays: LM (Judy & Kay are long-time regular partners), Betty Abrams (Betty & Betsy are regular partners): LM, Bill Forrester, Naim Rizk & Gwen Ritter: Silver LM (1000 MPs) & Gary Hillenbrand: Gold LM (2500 MPs)
  • Please see  Unit 133 Event Photos Tab (Top-left) OR Click Here for Pictures from Unit 133 Events
  • The Useful Links on the left offers options to keep you connected to the world of bridge, help you improve your game, and generally learn about your peers in the world of bridge. Links to the District 4 Website, ACBL, Karen Walker's Website, Richard Pavlicek's Website, Steve Robinson's articles on bridge, & BBO are included.
Last updated : Jan 26, 2020 12:13 EST
President's Corner

 

Welcome to the new “normal.”  Masks everywhere, restaurants half empty, nobody in the stands, hybrid schools, and no real bridge in sight.  Thanks to all of you who are making the best of a bad situation by playing in our virtual games and supporting local charities that provide food to those in need.  Unit 133 is being recognized by District 4 and others as an organization that is taking action to make a difference in difficult times.  Our vice president, Betsy Cutler, was recently appointed a member of the ACBL National Charity Committee for all of her recent work.  There are even rumors that our efforts may receive some national recognition in an upcoming ACBL Bulletin. 

We have raised $2564 through the end of August that is being split equally between the Second Harvest Food Bank and Lehigh Valley Active Life.  At our current pace, we will raise another $2500 by the end of the year. 

Again, I thank all of you who are currently participating in our fund raising games and encourage all Unit 133 members to play there at least once a week.  Speedball is fun, but it creates bad habits in which you tend to play without thinking.  Virtual club games are a bit more realistic and provide a chance for some local interactions.

Hope to see you online soon.

Results
Bridge at Brookside Country Club, Beginner Bridge
04:45 pm to 09:00 pm
Director: Sara Gainey: 610 417-5982; Lesson at 4:45 & Game including Supper at 6:00 pm; Mentors Welcome
#711 LVBA Thursday 7:15pm Open
#90581 10:30 LVBA 0-300 Game
#90586 10:30 LVBA 0-1000 Game
#80223 10:30 LVBA 0-300 Game
Calendar
Mon Oct 19, 2020
Bethlehem Bridge Club, Open Game, Partners Guaranteed
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Director: Ed Spitzer: 610-867-6575
Mon Oct 19, 2020
LVAL Bridge Club, 0-100, 0-750 Games
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Director: Sara Gainey 610 417-5982
Tue Oct 20, 2020
Temple Covenant of Peace Bridge Club, Open Game
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Director: Frank Kuebler & Manager: Carole Maisel: 610 866 3961
Tue Oct 20, 2020
Bridge at Brookside Country Club, Invitational Game
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Director: Sara Gainey 610 417-5982