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.


BBO Online Schedule


(effective July 24, 2020)


Monday   1:15 pm   1000 MP  
Tuesday 9:30 am 1000 MP
    7:15 pm OPEN   (4)
7:45 pm 0-20 MP (2)
Wednesday 1:15 pm 500 MP
Thursday 12:30 pm 300 MP (1)
1:15 pm 1000 MP
7:15 pm 1000 MP
Friday 10:00 am 0-20 MP (2)
1:15 pm 500 MP (3)
Saturday 12:30 pm 300 MP
1:15 pm Open
Sunday 1:15 pm 1000 MP  


(1) - Post game hand analysis & discussion with Martin at 3:15 pm

(2) - Supervised Game

(3) - Post game hand analysis & discussion with Martin at 3:45 pm

(4) - Starting Tuesday July 28th


Please be careful to ensure you are registering for the correct game.

Do not buy BBO Bucks on an app... there is a 30% premium charged.  

Buy them directly from the BBO website.





Dear Members:

Thanks to everyone who made our July 28th Open game a great success! It was wonderful to see 15 tables. Many players, with less than 1000 MPs, stepped up, and based on the feedback we’ve received, enjoyed the game with plans to continue to play in the Open games. In addition to the Tuesday night game, we now need to support the Saturday 1:15 game.

The July 28th Open game is a good example of how stratifying works. You can see the results by going to ‘Previous Results List’ under ‘Schedule & Results Calendar’ on the MOBridge website.

There were 30 entries. BBO divided them into 3 groups of 10 according to MPs. Five pairs from each group (strata) are put into NS and 5 from each are put into EW. That makes for a fairly balanced field.

As the results show, the top scores are from group A. The top B pair received 1.36 points. The top C pair, although finishing with a slightly lower percentage than the top B pair, received more MPs, at 1.60. 

Also note that four of the ten A pairs finished under 50%. They are very good but not invincible.

The message is: Playing up is enjoyable, educational and potentially rewarding.

I hope to see a good turnout Tuesday August 4th at 7:15 and Saturday August 8th at 1:15. The larger the participation the greater the number of MPs awarded. I look forward to seeing you there.

If you are not registered on BBO go to our website (MOBridge.club) for information. As well, we have several members who will be happy to show you the (BBO) ropes.








You asked…


Why do the game results on our Home Page look different?

I found another program that allows us to extract more data from BBO and correct the MP results so that they align with ACBL Live. This just allows us to present the results in a similar format as we did before. It is just an enhancement. (From Cathy Kinsella)


The MOBridge site says we received .48 silver points for the game (2 times 0.24 BBO points awarded) but my ACBL account says I received 0.36 masterpoints. Just wondering why the difference?

The reason for the discrepancy is that there is a problem with BBO for limited games with two sections. BBO gives the open game points for the overalls when it should be 80% and then doubled.  We have made improvements to our results and the single section and open games are accurate and aligned with ACBL.  Your results for two section limited games will always be a little high (until BBO can fix it).  The ACBL results are accurate and official. (From Cathy Kinsella)





Elli Moos at West Deane Park, Etobicoke. (Summer 2020)







Dear Members,

We had a very successful Open Game following the AGM. Thanks to all 52 players who participated.


The Club would like to build on this success and make the Tuesday night game a regular Open Game. To sustain this change, we need three things to happen: 


1.  Open players (BTW, everyone is an Open player) need to support this game. You can do this by both attending, as well as, encouraging and recruiting other players. At the AGM you voiced your dissatisfaction with the lack of Open Games, now is your chance to help change this.


2.  We need a good turnout, from what I will call, the upper average player. You know who you are! Let's go get the "Big Guys”.


3.  We have lots of players who are very competent but do not have as many MPs as the "Big Guys”. This is an opportunity to support your club, while improving your game. Last Tuesday the third place pair (congrats to Jay and Linda) had a 63% game. They have less than 500 points, combined. Come on out and have some fun.


Don’t forget, it’s Silver Linings week, your chance to earn DOUBLE silver points for this game.







*We’re making it easy for you to find information about our Marty Bergen online lesson deal.

For quick easy access please see the Special MOBridge Deal box on the left hand side.




Send in Your Pics - It was nice to see many of you at our Zoom AGM and clearly delighted to see each other. It’s been a long time that we’ve been apart. Please send us a snapshot to let us know what you’ve been up to. Working in the garden? Fixing a deck? Babysitting the grandkids? Family visits? Bike rides? Walks? Life at the cottage, on the links, in a park, in your backyard? We’ll take ‘em all and post them in the coming weeks.  Please email your pictures to mail@mobridge.club.









New Club Masters       New Adv NABC Master
Nikolaos Mihailides Sum Tang
Anne Morris
Bill Williams New Life Master
Tom Traves
New Sectional Masters
Luciana Galli New Bronze Life Masters
Joe Jany Jerry Lenders
Tom Macfarlane Angus Warren
David Sloane
Patricia Vigeant New Silver Life Master
Pam Husband
New Regional Masters
Manel Hapuarachchi New Ruby Life Master
Richard Watson
New NABC Masters
Don Hapuarachchi






*REMINDER* Marty Bergen Online Class Deal for MOBridge


A couple of weeks ago, we told you about the special opportunity for MOBridge members to acquire Marty Bergen’s online lessons at discounted rates. Please click here to see the July 5th announcement.

We hope that some of you have been able to check out the Marty’s offering.

Check out this review of Marty’s ‘How To Find The Best Opening Lead’ class, found on the Suffolk Contract Bridge Association’s website. (Thanks to Brian Gray.)

If you have purchased any lessons, please tell us about your experience.







*REMINDER* - Hand Analysis & Discussion
with Martin Hunter


Martin has graciously offered to conduct a post-game analysis/discussion session following two bridge games each week, using BBO and/or Zoom Chat. Do not miss out on this tremendous opportunity for MOBridge members to learn from one of our very own world-class bridge players, using real game examples that you’ve just played. (Feel free to attend as an observer!)

The games are: Friday's 0-499 and Thursday’s 0-299 (new this week, effective July 16th). Note the post-game analysis session following Monday’s 1000 game has been cancelled.

The one hour session will commence at 3:15 pm on Thursday and 3:45 pm on Friday.

Here are Martin’s detailed instructions:




1)  To submit hands for discussion at any time:

  • On BBO, find the hand of interest in your History, during a game
  • Click on blue menu tab at top right
    • Export
      • Send to member ( there will be no bidding )
      • Type in my username ( paleale ) with any comment, and send


  • Export
    • Handviewer Link ( there will be bidding )
    • Copy link and email it to me

2) To submit hands for discussion after the game:

  • Email me the hand numbers you want to discuss, before 3:15 pm on Thursday or 3:45 pm on Friday.

3) Join the Zoom Chat    

  • In your browser, go to https://zoom.us/ or type zoom.us in address bar
    • Join Meeting  ( near top right )
    • Enter Meeting ID and password, if requested
      • Thursday:        830 5071 9262        Pwd: 628992
      • Friday:        873 7803 1216        Pwd: 626218
  • Wait for things to load 
  • Click on “Join with Computer Audio” when button appears
  • Wait to be admitted
  • Check that you are not muted ( microphone icon )
  • If you have problems, email or call me and I will send an email invite

Thanks for participating.

Martin    martinhunter@rogers.com    905-510-0411

*NEW* Suggestion Box

We’ve opened up an online suggestion box for those of you who might have something to say. Check it out in the bottom left corner of the home page.







*New* A Special Opportunity for MOBridge Players


Fifty audio-visual lessons designed and developed by Marty Bergen for the intermediate+ player are now available to MOBridge members at special discounted prices. Click here for further details.

A special private web site has been established for MOBridge. Members may click here to get detailed lesson and pricing information. On this site, members will interact directly with Marty to place and pay for their orders.


Our Virtual OPEN Games are suffering. If you are intending to play any of our Virtual OPEN Games, please register at least 20 minutes ahead of time. We can't stress this enough. These games are not as large as we would like but what we're seeing is players leaving registration 5 or 10 minutes before game start time when there are just 2 or 3 tables registered, and some players are maybe watching to see if the game is going to be large enough (before registering). Please know that if you register, and the game is cancelled, your BBO $ are returned to your account. We have options: (a) we can run a Howell with as few as 3 tables and (b) if we have 2.5 tables, we can sub a pair in. We hope this helps in getting our Virtual OPEN Games "populated".
We heard your requests for quicker games. In response, this past week we introduced two Speedball Games, Tuesday and Thursday. Unfortunately both games were cancelled due to not enough registrations. Let’s hope we can get these games going!


*New* 0-20 Supervised Game 


As some of you may already know, MOBridge is starting a new 0-20 game on Friday morning, July 10th, 10:00 on BBO. This game will have supervised play with Danielle to answer your bidding questions. Martin will be directing the game.

If you want to play, make sure you have BBO $ in your account. Registration on BBO will be open 2 hours before game time, please get there in plenty of time (20-30 minutes before game start). If you have an ACBL number, make sure you add it to your profile.

You and your partner will have to register at the same time. Should you be looking for a partner, let Danielle or Martin know well in advance and they will try to find you one. Don't hesitate to contact Martin or Danielle if you have any questions or registration issues.

martinhunter@rogers.com (905-510-0411)

If you are new to BBO and would like some assistance, just send an email to mail@mobridge.club. We have several volunteers who will be happy to show you the ropes.



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. 

3105 Winston Churchill Blvd, Mississauga, Ontario L5L 5S3

(905) 820-5728



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