Mississauga-Oakville Community Bridge Club
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Welcome to Mississauga-Oakville Community Bridge Club
Our Mission Statement

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

**NEW** MObridge F2F / Online Schedule

      We thank ALL Players in ALL games for your continued support     

 

We’re excited that face-to-face games are back at our Club!  We enjoy hosting our virtual games and will continue to offer them for our players who aren't ready for in-person activities. However, if you’re comfortable playing in person, we’d love to have you at our face-to-face games again. It helps our club so much more when you’re here, and we’ve missed seeing your smiles when you get that top board!

MObridge Membersip Fee:  $20 for the remainder of 2022.

Note: This is for NEW members and RENEWING members only.

If you renewed your Membership for 2020, or purchased a Membership in 2022,

your Membership is covered thru 2022. 

Until futher notice, all of our F2F games (outside of "other" special event games) are Club Championship Games (Extra MPs) with "Upgraded" Club Championship Games inserted here and there.  All F2F games have the "HOST" feature.  Presently, you can HOST as often as you wish.  All games F2F and Virtual have the "FIND A PARTNER" feature.  For either, just hover over the game in our Calendar and select the respective Icon and take it from there.  Note that you must be a Member to use either of these features.

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  Mobridge F2F & Virtual Games             
Face to Face (F2F) Games Virtual (BBO) Games
Time MPs   Time MPs  
Monday       1:15pm 0-1000  
           
7:00pm 0-499 Linked  7:00pm 0-299 Linked 
7:15pm Strat. OPEN
           
Tuesday 12:30pm Strat. OPEN      
      7:15pm Strat. OPEN Linked 
      7:30pm 0-99
           
Wednesday       1:15pm 0-499  
           
      7:00pm SWISS 2nd Wed in July
           
Thursday 12:30pm 0-2500 1:15pm 0-499  
           
      7:15pm 0-1000  
           
Friday       10:00am 0-99  
           
12:30pm 0-499 1:15pm 0-499  
           
Saturday       10:00am OPEN Linked
      10:15am 0-499
           

Linked Games: Open games get credit for limited games that start within 30 minutes. For example, if we have a 299 MP game with 12 tables and an Open game with 8 tables the Open game will be awarded MPs based on a (8+12) 20 table game. More tables equals more potential points! 

DO NOT buy BBO Bucks on an app as there will be a 30% premium charged. Buy BBO Bucks directly from the BBO website.

FIND A PARTNER / HOST Programs

       LOOKING FOR A PARTNER?  Use our FIND A PARTNER Feature       

The FIND A PARTNER Program is for both F2F & Virtual Games.

Follow the Instructions under the "Find a Partner" Tab on our Home Page.

    Note that this feature services MObridge Members only.    

As a Member, you complete the request, and request can only be removed by you.

 

Happy FINDINGs!!!

 

 

 

       THE HOST PROGRAM IS BACK!!!       

The HOST Program for F2F Games is Back - Guaranteed Partners

This program is designed to benefit our members, new players and visitors to find a partner.

This is how it works:   

  • Any Club Member can volunteer to HOST.  One may HOST as often as he or she wishes.  
  • You choose the game and the day that best suits your schedule.
  • To sign up to be a HOST, on our website calendar you can click any game that has “Host Wanted” in the game slot.
    • A window opens and you will need to sign in as a member.  
    • Once you sign in your name will appear on the calendar as the HOST for that game. 
    • On your designated day you will arrive 15-20 minutes prior to game time and be prepared to partner anyone who shows up without a partner.
  • Each "two singles" that show up will be paired up to play together, and if we have only even #s show, they are paired and the HOST goes home.
  • If the HOST is required to play, then they play for free, and if they are not needed they receive a Free Play to be used at another time.

NOTE that this program is for F2F Games only.

If your plans change and you cannot HOST, please let the Club know so that your name can be removed and another has the opportunity to HOST. 

Only the Web Administrator can remove the HOST.

 

Happy HOSTING!!!

Members' Achievements

 

Let’s

Members' Rank Achievements for May, 2022

   
BRONZE LIFE Master     Kitty Chadda
   
RUBY LIFE Master     Cathy Kinsella
   

Our Honour Roll for May, 2022

This is a listing of players who played in MObridge Virtual Games @ 70+%

May 3rd David Young & Iain MacDonald 76.49
May 3rd Paul O'Hara & Roisin O'Hara 70.24
May 12th Ginger Grant & Linda Willis 75.00
May 17th Amy Yin & Gary Westfall 70.45
May 24th Sybil Eade & William Noble 74.07
     

 BARRY CRANE Top 500 Master Point Race for 2021

We have 10 Members on this list:

Mel Norton (#5)              Andy Firko (#75)                            

Gary Westfall (#87)          Roman Klein (#290)

Steven Mehta (#293)                                Wendy Dooley (#328)    

Iain MacDonald (#350)                Doug Andrews (#415)

 Sum Tang (#474)             Bob Panchuk (#476)        

 

       CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!!!       

 

MObridge Special Events / News

Until further notice ... 

   All F2F Games:

  • All are Club Championship Games -- No Extra $$ -- Extra MPs.
  • DOUBLE Vaccination is required.

 

Week of June 20th  ...

  • Other than June 22nd (our AGM and Longest Day!!!) all F2F games are CC Games ... Extra MPs - No extra $$.
  • Saturday's Virtual Games are NAP Qualifiers -- $1.00 pp extra to play -- 2X MPs (50% Red & 50% Black).

 

Week of June 27th  ...

  • Compliments of ACBL - All F2F games this week are UPGRADED Club Championships ... Extra MPs but no extra $$$.  

 

  Keep an eye out for more NAP Qualifying Games in July & August.  These games award almost 3X regular Club MPs in F2F games and 2X regular Club MPs in Virtual games (50% red and 50% black) @ just $1.00 extra per person.   

  Compliments of ACBL .. Weeks of June 27th & July 4th,

F2F Games are Upgraded Club Championship.  

 Extra MPs  No extra $$$.  

  ♠    ♣  We hope to see you at the tables. ♣    ♠   

 

Table Count Overview

 

   

                            2022 MObridge Table Counts                               

January 753 May 374.5 September 511
February 542 MJune 719 October 546 
March 499 July 619 November 528 
April 399.5 August 536 December 511 

   

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Educational Resources @ MObridge

      MObridge Educational Resources      

     Defensive Boot Camp     

What better way to shed The Holidays’ Excess than with a BOOT CAMP!

The challenge:  Find the only defensive line that will beat the contract.

This is not a seminar!  You and 3 other players will play and defend as many hands as you can in 2 hours.  Each hand will illustrate a defensive tip such as:

Second hand low?  Third hand high?  Cover an honour with an honour?  Return partner’s suit?  Duck?  Unblock?  …

Start 2022 with a resolution that keeps on giving.  Sign up now -- The fee is $25 pp.  Register as a pair or single.

 

Contact Danielle @ dsgosselin58@gmail.com with your preferred dates & times.

 

 All Lessons & Seminars are on-going and can be booked at any time 

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          Lessons & Seminars with Pam Husband          

*** NEW *** Cuebid Raises: In Support of Your Partner's Suit Click Here. *** NEW ***

Introductory Bridge: For the New to Bridge Player Click Here. 

Refresh Your Basic Bidding Skills  Click Here.

The Play of the Hand: Improve Your Declarer Play  Click Here.

Defense: How to Defeat the Opponent's Contract  Click Here.

Takeout Doubles and Responses  Click Here.

Overcalls and Bids by the Advancer  Click Here.

 Bergen Raises: Showing Support After Partner's Major Suit Opener Click Here. 

Using Stayman or Jacoby Transfers After Partner's NT Opener Click Here. 

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       Seminars with Danielle Gosselin       

 After Stayman and Transfers  Click here.

 Re-bids  Click here.

 Slam Bidding  Click here.

 Make A Plan (Part I)  Click here.

 Make A Plan (Part II)  Click here. 

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You can also check out the details under the MObridge Educational Resources menu tab.

 

Educational Resources - External Sources

 

          If you don't see what you need from our In-House Resources, visit these sites ...          

  ... John Rayner    www.johnraynerbridge.com 

 Visit John's site for updates on Seminars/Lessons.  


  ... Steve Overholt    www.etobicokebridge.com 

 Visit Steve's site for weekly lessons, coaching tables and lesson videos.  Also a very extensive collection of Steve's own   bridge articles (including quizzes with answers), with most for newer bridge players, which would be great for our learners.


  ... Barbara Seagram

 Go to the Barbara Seagram tab under External Educational Resources for all info.  Click Here.


  ... Marty Bergen

 Do not forget about Marty’s Interactive Online Lessons - he is not just about Bergen Raises!   Go to the Marty Bergen tab under External   Educational Resources for all info. 

Gifts to Our Club!!!

 

Thanks for the thoughtful gifts for our new location!

 

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Thanks to Yana Headford for the beautiful painting, of which she is the artist.

 

 

 

Thanks to Barbara Sims and John Rayner for the beautiful plant arrangement.

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Thanks to Brian Gray for his informative book, of which he is the author.


All are on display at our Club.

 

A Few Reminders from The Directors

On BBO ... we ask that you ALWAYS:

  • Be back at Registration Desk 5 minutes pre-game time.  Click on "something / anything" to verify that you are still logged in.  You may appear to be but if you have had no activity on BBO Site for 20 mins. or so, you may not be logged in.
  • Remember that Slow Play affects everyone in the game.
  • Remember that once you hit the 3 min. mark, any unstarted boards will be taken away and averages assigned.
  • Remember to self-alert/announce your bids - giving a FULL explanation.
    • Pls. type your explanation of your bid on the line provided, before clicking on your bid.
  • Use the 3 Bar option to call/speak to the Director.

AND please check that your CC is an actual CC, not Table Text.

As always, we thank you for your cooperation.

 

Writers In Our Midst!!!

 

   MObridge member Yana Headford wasn't letting grass grow under her feet during COVID.  Not only did she turn 100 during 2021, but she also wrote a book!  Is Bridge involved?  Who knows!  It's a mystery!!  Congratulations Yana!!

Contact information: yheadford@rogers.com OR https://yanaheadford.wordpress.com

 

MObridge member Brian Gray has also written a few books, which were in the works before COVID.  Congratulations Brian!!

Contact information:  brianrgray@rogers.com OR http://bridgebeginnermentor.ca

 

 

MObridge Survey Results

 

See all Survey Results under our "Survey Results" tab in our "Members Only" Section.

 

MObridge Volunteers

       To all our Volunteers -- Past, Present & Future       

  We want you to know that you are appreciated. 

Volunteers are special & add value to everything they touch.

   Thanks for all you do and have done! 

Thank you for your time & expertise and for your amazing generosity & dedication.

Where would we be without you!

                           

 

Mississauga-Oakville Community Bridge Club

 This club, operating since 1983, 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. 

 Mississauga-Oakville Community Bridge Club (MObridge) ♥ Sherwood Village ♥ 2225 Erin Mills Pkwy. ♥ Unit 155A ♥ Mississauga, ON ♥ L5K 1T9 ♥ (905) 403-1333  

mail@MObridge.club
www.MObridge.club

 

 

Results
#840 MOBridge 10:00 am 0-100 MP 18 boards
#943 MObridge 1:15 pm 500 MP 18 Bds 7 min
Virtual 0-1000
Thursday Aft. 0 - 2500
Director: Phyllis Jones
#20258 MObridge 1:15 pm 500MP 18 Bds 7 min
Wednesday Evening ALZ
Director: Phyllis Jones
Open Pairs
Director: Cathy Kinsella
#15165 MObridge 7:30 pm 100MP 18 Bds 7 min
#15161 MObridge 7:15 pm Open 21 Bds 6 min
#10760 MObridge 1:15 pm 1000MP 18 Bds 7 min
#10854 MObridge 7:15 pm Open 21 Bds 6 min
Monday Morning 499
Director: Cathy Kinsella