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LVBA Bridge (Unit 133)
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Unit Game Winners

2022 "Soup"er Bowl

Winners: Bagisa and Arup Mukherjee Freda Witmer and Bryan Snapp

2021 LVBA Annual Party 

Winners (Open): Charles Campbell & James Kenny (N/S),  Thomas Kriz & Walter Bell and Karen and Stanley Yellin (Tie) (E/W)

Winners (0-500): Elizabeth Stelts & Mary Ann Sharpless

 

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

 

 

Calendar color key

 

RED - Game Cancelled

ORANGE - NAP Game

YELLOW - Upgraded Club Game

BLUE - See listing 

GREEN - Club Championship 

PURPLE - STaC game

Salmon - Royal STaC game

Welcome to LVBA Bridge (Unit 133)
Upcoming Events

 

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The week of August 15-21 is your next chance to earn double silver points in a club game. The District 4 STAC - Sectional Tournament at Club - is scheduled for the Bethlehem Bridge Club and Lehigh Valley Active Life games. Monday and Wednesday August 15 and 17 at 10am at BBC - open game, Monday, August 15 at 12:30pm at LVAL - 0-750 game, and Friday, August 21 at 12:30 at LVAL - open game. If the games have at least 5 tables they will be included in the District wide results.

 

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Unit Swiss Teams Event

Saturday, August 20 - 12:30 pm at LVAL

If attendance allows, we will offer an open and 0-500 NLM Swiss teams single session event. These games will be double silver points because they fall during the STAC week will have a $7 entry fee. If you need help putting a team of 4 together contact Betsy or Lois for help.

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NLM 0-500 Sectional

September 15 at LVAL, Unit 133 is offering a 0-500 NLM Sectional. This will be a two session event for all players with fewer than 500 mp who are not yet Life Masters. Free lunch will be provided for all who play both sessions. Click below for registration flyer.

Sept. NLM.pdf

 

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A second chance for Gold, Red, Silver, and Black points in the club is coming our way the week of September 19-25. A Royal STAC is in the offing with District Wide results. Bethlehem Bridge Club and Lehigh Valley Active Life will be hosting the regular games which will pay double points - 25% each gold, red, silver and black 

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Brookside Games

The unit wishes to thank Sara Gainey for all her contributions to our game. We hope she has a great new adventure as she moves west. We are working on a solution to make sure the game on Tuesday at Brookside continues, but we will need to take a short break during August to regroup. We hope to resume play in September on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. The Wednesday novice game is also being reviewed and may return with a different format and location depending on the results of the survey sent to all 0-200 MP players. Please return these surveys as soon as possible so we can make the best plans using the input from the players in this category.

Last updated : Jul 15, 2022 20:12 EDT
Lehigh & Northampton Counties, PA

Our next board meeting is October 1 at 11:00 at LVAL.

The Lehigh Valley is located in eastern Pennsylvania. 

 We are approximately 60 miles north of Philadelphia, and 80 miles west of New York City.

Betsy Cutler is the Unit 133 President for 2021-2023

 

Last updated : Jun 27, 2022 13:14 EDT
Useful Links & Member Achievements
  • Barbara, Bronze LM
  • Bagisa, Silver LM
  • Barbara, Gold LM
  • Betsy, Ruby LM
  • Florence, Ruby LM
  • Gwen, Ruby LM
  • Jane, Gold LM
  • Kate, Ruby LM
  • Stan, Sapphire LM
  • Jim, Silver LM
  • Lois, LM
  • Beth, Bronze LM
  • Karen, Gold LM

ACBL Rank Achievements 2022

Diamond Life Master: Dave Kresge

Sapphire Life Master: Stan Yellin

Gold Life Master:  Karen Yellin, Peter Stoyanov, Ronnie Freeburg

Ruby Life Master: Betsy Cutler

Silver Life MasterDeb Butz, Mike Kohler

 

Bronze Life Master: Beth Dimler

Life Master: Lee Stanley

ACBL Rank Achievements 2021

Ruby Life Master: Kate Shumaker, Jacqualyn James, Gwen Ritter

Gold Life Master: Barbara Stabile, Jane Havighurst,

Silver Life MasterBetsy Cutler, Karen Popkave

Bronze Life MasterBarbara Berk

ACBL Rank Achievements 2020

Life Master: Lois Fuini        

Bronze Life Master: Betsy Cutler, Irish Murphy, Mike Kohler    

Silver Life Master: Sylvia Hand, Jim Kenny, Barbara Laudone, Bagisa Mukherjee    

Ruby Life Master: Florence Futcher, Frank Morgan             

Emerald Life Master: David Wachsman

 

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 : Aug 8, 2022 15:06 EDT
New Information

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Check the calendar for NAP "Orange colored" Qualifier Games ... Earn extra red and black points
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We are still accepting contributions by check for the Longest Day. Please make checks payable to "Alzheimer's Association" and mail to Betsy Cutler, 1383 Deerfield Drive, Allentown, PA 18104. So far we have raised $1318 and would love to reach our goal of $1500. Deadline for donations is July 28.
 

Results
Monday Morning Open Pairs
10:00 am to 1:30 pm
Monday Aft, 0-750 Pairs
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Friday Aft Open Pairs
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Saucon Valley Country Club - Invitational
10:00am - 2:30pm
Wednesday Morn Open Pairs
10:00 am to 1:30 pm
Calendar
Wed Aug 17, 2022
Wednesday Morn Open Pairs
10:00 am to 1:30 pm
Thu Aug 18, 2022
Unit 133-Open game
7:00-9:00
Fri Aug 19, 2022
Friday Aft Open Pairs
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Sat Aug 20, 2022
Open and NLM Swiss teams
12:30pm
Mon Aug 22, 2022
Monday Morning Open Pairs
10:00 am to 1:30 pm