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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)

FEBRUARY SCHEDULE  (No club games on FEB 18 at 10:30 or FEB 19 at 12:30 due to Regional)

Mondays 12:30PM  0-750 (18 boards)

 Tuesdays 10:30AM  0-300 (18 boards) and 7:15PM OPEN (12 board, robot partner optional)

Wednesdays 10:30AM  0-300 (18 boards) and 0-50 (12 boards at 7 minutes/board)

Thursdays 10:30AM 0-750 (18 boards) and 7:15PM OPEN (18 boards)

 Fridays 12:30PM 0-2000 (18 boards)

 

UPCOMING SPECIAL FEBRUARY GAMES

Sunday, February 7, at 1:00 PM:  ANNUAL SOUPER BOWL (0-150, 0-750 and OPEN )

Saturday, February 13, at 11:15 AM:  VALENTINE WEEKEND (0-150, 0-750 and OPEN )

Saturday, February 27, at 11:15 AM:  SWISS TEAMS (0-750 and OPEN)

 

 

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

 

The Next Unit 133 Board of Directors Meeting will be on ZOOM, Sunday, February 7, 2021, at 11:00AM

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

 

Last updated : Jan 29, 2021 14:35 EST
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: 

Lois Fuini, Sara GaineyLife Master,  Betsy Cutler, Irish MurphyBronze Life Master, Sylvia Hand, Jim Kenny, Barbara Laudone, Bagisa Mukherjee, Silver Life Master, Florence Futcher, Frank Morgan, Ruby Life Master, David Wachsman, Emerald Life Master

ACBL Rank Achievements 2019:  Mike Kohler, LMFreda Witmer, LM, Dot Forrester, Silver LM

ACBL Rank Achievements 2018: Betty Abrams, Betsy Cutler, Judy Cary, Kay Hays: LM, Bill Forrester, Naim Rizk & Gwen Ritter: Silver & Gary Hillenbrand: Gold LM 

Unit 133 Event Photos Tab (Top-left) OR Click Here for Pictures from Unit 133 Events

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 : Oct 21, 2020 12:08 EDT
President's Corner

The groundhog may be right for a change.  All this snow sure makes it feel that spring will be late this year.

On the bright side, we have the opportunity to continue playing bridge online in our sweat suits without having to drive anywhere.  Think about how many face-to-face games would have been canceled this winter due to all the snow.

In 2020, our virtual unit games raised over $4000, which was split equally between the Second Harvest Food Bank and Lehigh Valley Active Life.  This was no small accomplishment during a crazy pandemic year.  Thanks to all of you who are participating.  We are continuing this charity format into 2021.  Betsy continues to publish the updated monthly schedules which can also be seen on our website.

We had another Zoom board meeting on February 7.  A new committee of club managers was formed headed by Sara Gainey to “encourage mutual support and cooperation” among all the clubs in Unit 133. 

The 2021 mentoring season will begin in May.  It is never too early to contact Mimi if you would like to be a mentor or mentee this year.