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LVBA Bridge (Unit 133)
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LESSONS

Betsy Cutler is holding Beginner lessons at her home. Please contact her at 610-737-2545, if you would like to attend. Class size limited to 12 people. See schedule on this website.

Calendar color key

 

RED - Game Cancelled

ORANGE - NAP Game

YELLOW - Upgraded Club Game

BLUE - Club Appreciation 

GREEN - Club Championship 

PURPLE - Sectional or STaC game

Salmon - Royal STaC game

Unit Game Winners

2023 LVBA Annual Party 

Winners (Open): Naim Rikz / Bob Cole (N/S), Peg and Paul Irvine (E/W)

Winners (0-500): Carol and John Turcozi (1st), Patty Fosselman / Nancy Trawin (2nd)

2023 "Soup"er Bowl

Winners: (Open): Gary Hillenbrand / Don Swan (N/S), Jim Kenny / Larry Kemmerer

Winners (0-500): Nelson and Laura Rabenold (1st), Patty Fosselman / Nancy Trawin (2nd)

 

 

 

Welcome to LVBA Bridge (Unit 133)
Upcoming Events

Don't Miss Out On The District-Wide Monthly Online BBO Games

June offering 150% Silver Points on Monday, June 10th at 7:00pm

Look for vacb901330 as the host

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Friday, June 14th .. At LVAL, 12:30pm ...  Special Swiss Teams Game ... Come as a pair and be matched up as a team ...

Highest ranked pair with lowest ranked pair and so forth

 

Friday, June 21 - Longest Day Game  LVAL – 12:30pm

 

Friday, August 16 – Over/Under 500 Swiss Teams – LVAL – 12:30pm

Sunday, September 15 – open and 0-750 Swiss teams – LVAL- 10am

October 25-27 – Fall Sectional Tournament – LVAL

Saturday, November 9 – Holiday Party/Annual Meeting – TBD

Saturday, December 14 – In Memoriam Game – LVAL – 1pm

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Betsy's Lesson Schedule

If there is a topic you are interested in  which is not listed below please ask Betsy about adding it to the schedule

Wed May 22 at 3:30pm – 2/1 beginning/refresher

Thurs May 23 at 3:30pm – Doubles Part 3

Wed May 29 at 3:30pm – Inverted Minors

Thurs May 30 at 9:00am – 2/1

Thurs May 30 at 3:30pm – Bergen, Drury, Splinters

Thurs June 6 at 9:00am - Jacoby 2NT

  

Last updated : May 19, 2024 11:00 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.

Jim Kenny is the Unit 133 President for 2023-2024

 

Last updated : Dec 9, 2023 11:01 EST
Useful Links & Member Achievements
  • Betsy, Ruby LM
  • Florence, Ruby LM
  • Stan, Sapphire LM
  • Beth, Bronze LM
  • Karen, Gold LM

ACBL Rank Achievements 2024

Diamond Life Master: Janis Wachsman

Silver Life Master: Mary Jo Stofflet

Life Master: Grace Sutherland, James Waters

ACBL NLM Rank Achievements 2024

Advanced NABC Master: Scott Zager

Sectional Master: Steve Berman, Joyce Bentrim, Dorothy Cockrell

Club Master: Trudy Fretz, Fred Griffith, Nate Kolo, Wallace Borene 

Junior Master: Nate Kolo, Ann Padjen, Eyre Price, Martin Richter

 

ACBL Rank Achievements 2023

Sapphire Life Master: Gary Hillenbrand

Gold Life Master:  Peg Irvine, Carole Maisel

Silver Life Master: Beth Dimler, Lee Stanley

Bronze Life Master: Craig Bailey

Life Master: Dave Wilgruber

ACBL NLM Rank Achievements 2023

Advanced NABC Master: Barbara Dopera, Grace Sutherland

NABC Master: Karen Myers, Pat Saegar

Regional Master: Carol Turoczi

Sectional Master: William Licht, Hillary Mahon, Vivian Kane

Club Master: Steve Berman, Dorothy Cockrell, Howard Hudson, Curtis McDowell, David Mehrtens, Thomas Hohl, Frank Haig

Junior Master: Wallace Borene, Faith Decesare, Norman Sumner, Raymond Decesare, Clyde Halstead, Martha Phelps 

 

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, Betty Abrams

Bronze Life Master: Beth Dimler, Lee Stanley

Life Master: Lee Stanley, Beth Dimler, Craig Bailey

 

ACBL NLM Rank Achievements 2022

NABC Master: Lynda Thaler, Rita Keiper

Regional Master: Joanne Yanek, Elizabeth Stelts, Nancy Trawin

Sectional Master: Jim Sorensen, Carol Turoczi, Rosann Behringer, Ken Haruta, John Turoczi

Club Master: Ellen Myers, Victoria Grochounski

Junior Master: Lance Rossa, Pam Rossa, Steve Berman, Vivian Kane

 

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 : May 3, 2024 10:26 EDT
New Information

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At the start of Lehigh University's fall 2023 semester, LVBA members led by Mike Kohler, set up a table at Lehigh's club fair, hoping to interest students in a regular weekly bridge activity. 

Over the months since then a core of 8-10 students come out to learn and play with others showing up when they can 

The students took the initiative to apply to the Student Senate for official recognition as a student club; final approval is expected before the end of the Spring 2024 semester. 

The members have progressed from 'mini-bridge' to actual playing while learning some basic bidding, playing and defending techniques 

One highlight during the year was the 'pro-am' evening when LVBA members partnered with  students for an evening of fun and play.

The classes were led by Lee Stanley, a retired Lehigh professor, and fellow Lehigh grads Paul Irvine and Mike Kohler.  Our goal for next year is to expand the club to include all levels of Lehigh students, instructors and administrators.

 

The First and Third Mondays of each month at Lehigh Valley Active Life a separate 0-199 section is run. Partners can not be guaranteed for either the 0-199 or 0-750 sections.

Welcome New Unit 133 Members

Jan. 2024 -- Fred Griffith, Scott Zager

Feb. 2024 -- Joseph Frush, Patrick Loughlin, Charles McInerney

Mar. 2024 -- Denise Neas

Apr. 2024 -- Michael Williams, Alexis Peffer, Harold Milton

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The next Wednesday evening games will be at the Cutler home on June 12th   The game starts at 7:00pm and is only $5.

 

 
 

Results
Wednesday Morn Open Pairs
10:00 am to 1:30 pm
Bridge at Brookside Wednesday Morning 0-199 Pairs
10:05 am to 2:00 pm
Bridge at Brookside-Tuesday Morning Open Pairs
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Monday Morning Open Pairs
10:00 am to 1:30 pm
Monday Aft, 0-750 Pairs
12:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Calendar
Wed May 22, 2024
Lehigh Country Club DBC
9:55 am to 2:00 pm
Thu May 23, 2024
Saucon Valley Country Club
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Fri May 24, 2024
Friday Aft Open Pairs
12:30 pm to 3:30ish
Wed May 29, 2024
Wednesday Morn Open Pairs
10:00 am to 1:30 pm
Wed May 29, 2024
Bridge at Brookside Wednesday Morning 0-199 Pairs
10:05 am to 2:00 pm