Mississauga-Oakville Community Bridge Club
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Welcome to Mississauga-Oakville Community Bridge Club
MObridge Newsletter - January 19, 2020

Please show your membership card when 
you pay cash or purchase a new 10 play card.

 

Please remember to turn off your cell phones.

 

2020 Club Memberships – On Sale Now $40.00

 

Club Manager Wanted

Document Links

Current Events

  • Swiss Teams - Monday January 20 @ 9:30 a.m.
  • New Sunday Open Stratified Game @ 1:00 p.m.
    • Special Introductory Rate of $5 

Filling Out Your Convention Card

At least one member (preferably both) of every partnership needs to have a completed convention card. The club has provided a number of instructional binders in the front bookcase to guide you through this process. Come early or stay after the game and review/complete your convention card with your partner. This will surly help in minimizing your bidding misunderstandings and a completed convention card is the law.

Slow Play

From the survey results, it seems that many people have concerns about slow play at our club. The attached document provides helpful hints on how we all can help reduce / eliminate this problem. Click here for the "Avoiding Slow Play" document.

Upcoming Seminars

  • “You’re Bigger Than You Think” - Monday January 20 @ 1:30 p.m.    
  • Mistakes We Keep on Making - Monday February 24 @ 1:30 p.m.

Upcoming Lessons

  • Spring Lesson Schedule has been posted. Classes begin April 14.

Upcoming Tournaments

  • London Sectional - January 25-26
  • St. Catharine’s Sectional - February 7-9
  • STAC - February 10-16

 

MObridge Mentoring Program - Building Better Bridge

The last three months of 2019 had 27 mentorships active through a variety of games. We hope the New Year will be as successful. Currently we are experiencing a shortage of mentors particularly for beginner and novice players.

If you are interested, please fill out a form. If you are waiting to be paired please be patient. 

Our goal is to build skills, confidence and community among our players.

Program Participation and Process

Participants may enrol either online by emailing the registration form to mentoring.program@mobridge.club or by filling out a hard copy and leaving it at the club.
 
The program is administered by a Mentoring Co-ordinator who will match interested pairs, and then advise both the mentor and the mentee, through email, of the match and appropriate contact information. The pair should contact each other and decide which game they will play in as a mentoring pair. 

Mentorship pairs are informed the first week of each month.

Please advise the Mentoring Coordinator of your first scheduled game/session with reasonable advance notice. The pair will be added to the tracking sheet, so the game director knows to waive the Mentor’s game fees. The Mentor is entitled to 4 free games with any one mentee. 

We do our best to match players, but we do not know everyone. If the fits are not compatible, please let us know directly.  

Players are welcome to find their own mentees or mentors, but the requisite paperwork is mandatory (as is confirmation from the coordinator).

Mentees must fill out a form for each mentoring experience. Mentors must only complete one form. (See forms in the mentoring section of the website or on the bulletin board at the club.)

Priority will be given to first time mentees.

Mentors and Mentees will be asked to complete feedback forms after their completed mentorship. This info could be used for planning future educational offerings. 

Mentors who have completed a mentorship and would like another match up need not fill out forms just email us to activate your status.

Hosts Required

Great support last week but we require a host for most games this week. Please sign up or send an email to the club with your availability. If you are coming without a partner, please ensure that you arrive at least 20 minutes before the game time so that we can match individuals.

 

“MEMBER ACHIEVEMENTS FOR DECEMBER 2019”
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL 

NEW JUNIOR MASTERS
Marcia Baker
Aires Barreto

NEW CLUB MASTERS
Ghulam Ahmed
David Sloane

NEW SECTIONAL MASTERS
Dory Eisa
Kathy Mason
Robin Ryerse
Ted Suski
Catherine Winn

NEW REGIONAL MASTERS
Sharon Mi

NEW NABC MASTERS
Bogdan Kurek
Robert Strike
Yale Zhong

NEW BRONZE LIFE MASTERS
John Garritsen

NEW SILVER LIFE MASTERS
Raymond Mitchell
Elizabeth Williams

NEW RUBY LIFE MASTERS
Louis Doody

 

 

Mississauga-Oakville Community Bridge Club

This club, operating since 1984, was taken over by the local bridge community as a not-for-profit organization in 2015. We are a permanent bridge facility serving the western GTA, with a wide range of bridge games and educational offerings. 

 

Our Mission Statement

To provide a home for friendly, competitive bridge
in a community of new to highly skilled players.

 

3105 Winston Churchill Blvd, Mississauga, Ontario L5L 5S3
(905) 820-5728
mail@MObridge.club
www.MObridge.club

 

 

Results
Friday Morning Newcomers
Director: DanielleGosselin
Thursday Morning 0-499
Director: Phyllis Jones
Thursday Aft. 0 - 2500
Director: Phyllis Jones
Wednesday Morn. Open
Director: Cathy Kinsella
Open Pairs
Director: Chris Cowan
Host: MIKE Etherington
Tuesday Evening 0-2500
Director: Chris Cowan
Monday Morning 0-1000
Director: Cathy Kinsella
Monday Evening Session
Director: Pam Husband
Calendar
24th Jan 2020
Newcomers 0-20 MP
9:00 am
24th Jan 2020
Open Pairs & Non-Life Masters
12:30 pm
Host: JULIANNE Guselle
25th Jan 2020
Open Pairs/0-299
10:00 am
Host: VEENA Duggal
26th Jan 2020
Open Game
1:00 pm
Host: Wanted
27th Jan 2020
0-1000 MP Pairs
9:30 am
Host: Wanted
27th Jan 2020
Newcomers 0-20 MP / 0-299 Game
7:00 pm
Director: Pam Husband
Host: Wanted
  (Partner?)
27th Jan 2020
Play of the Hand
7:15 pm
Director: Eric Shepperd
28th Jan 2020
Intro to Bridge
9:30 am
Director: Danielle Gosselin
Game/Course/Seminar Cancellations

All urgent cancellations will be posted on the Schedule & Results Calendar at least 2 hours in advance.