Mississauga-Oakville Community Bridge Club
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who have scored +70% in a MObridge game.

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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. 

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MObridge Reopening

January 13th, 2022

Meet Your Reopening Committee

Three members of your Board of Directors (Eric Pinto, Paul Inglis and Jay Hamman) have been joined by four other club members (Virginia Warren, Cindy Osselton, Max Rutherford and Jon Turner) to make up the Reopening Committee.  Another Board member (Linda Planeta) who has spearheaded the relocation and two club employees (Phyllis Jones - Club Manager and Cathy Kinsella - Accountant) are also working as part of the team.

Because of the fluid COVID situation, it is difficult to pin down an actual reopening date.  However, the committee members are busy with numerous activities to ensure a safe and successful return to F2F bridge at the new location, with an eye to maintaining a significant online presence.

The activities include facilities, safety protocols, game schedule, member communication, special events and extra masterpoint programs.  Over the next few weeks you will be provided information and updated plans for all these areas.

Please remember that this is your club and you are all members with the entitlement of helping shape our future.

As we unveil the plans, if you have questions, feedback or suggestions please contact the club or any of the committee members and they will be happy to hear from you.  You can make contact via our Member Listing in our Members Only section on our Home Page.

 

Update From ACBL/Special Events

  On-Line Multiplier  

The online multiplier, previously at 125% of regular club games, has disappeared January 3rd.

All games (other than Special Events) will be at 100% regular club rating, the same as regular F2F club games.

This will make those Special Event ratings even more attractive to players!  Read on ...

 

  Upcoming "Special Events" @ Virtual MObridge on BBO  

January 17 - 23:  Silver Linings Week - 2x reg. club points - 100% silver, extra $1.00 pp.

February 2nd: MObridge "GNT" Swiss - 2x regular club points (50% red/50% black), extra $1 pp.

February 12th - 13th:  Valentine’s Weekend - 2x regular club points, 50% red, 50% black, no extra charge!

February 21st - 27th:  Educational Foundation Week - 2x regular club points, 100% black, extra $1.00 pp.

 

BBO Online Schedule

 

Click here to access the MObridge online schedule.

We thank ALL Players in ALL games for your continued support. 

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New/Renewed On-Line Games:

Sunday Morning OPEN Game @ 10:00am, linked with a 0-500 Game @ 10:15am

Tuesday Afternoon OPEN Game @ 1:30pm, linked with an existing 0-500 Game @ 1:15pm

We hope you can join us!!

 

Members' Achievements

 

Let’s

 

Rank Achievements for December, 2021

JUNIOR Master   Julie Weber
CLUB Master   Maureen Casey
NABC Master   Ted Suski 
SILVER LIFE Master   Gail Titus
GOLD LIFE Master   Paula Coleman
PLATINUM LIFE Master   Andrew Firko
EMERALD LIFE Master   Mel Norton
 

 

Our Honour Roll for December, 2021

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

Dec. 1st Catherine Colburn & Jerry Howarth 71.67%
Dec. 6th Elizabeth Kavanagh & Susan Wilson 73.75%
Dec. 7th Judith Porchuk & Judy Vander Doelen 73.61%
Dec. 12th Catherine Adams & Isolde Carvalho 71.21%
Dec. 21st Paul O'Hara & Wendy Dooley 70.56%
Dec. 24th Bruce Ketcheson & Margaret Ketcheson 72.22%

 

        CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!!!        

BARRY CRANE Top 500 Master Point Race for 2020

We have 5 of our Members on this list:

Mel Norton (#4)

Doug Andrews (#122)

John Rayner (#329)

Gary Westfall (#336)

Rod McLeod (#426)

A Few Reminders from The Directors

On BBO ... we ask that you ALWAYS:

  • Be back at Registration Desk 5 minutes pre-game time.
  • 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.
    • 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.

 

Educational Resources / Mentoring Programme @ MObridge

      MObridge Educational Resources      

      

***NEW***      DEFENSIVE BOOT CAMP      ***NEW***

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          

Itroductory 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.

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

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

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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.

       MObridge Mentoring Programme       

We have Mentors ready and willing to encourage and assist any Mentees (0-300 MPs) wishing to improve their game.

Calling all advancing Intermediate players wishing to add to your bridge arsenal, we have Open Players ready to help you achieve the next level of your game.  

Please go to the MObridge Website and click on the Mentoring Programme.  Fill out the Mentee form you find there to start on your journey to having more confidence in your games.  

All information to register is on the Website under The Mentoring Programme.

    

 

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

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

 

 

Table Count Overview

 

   

                            2021 Virtual MObridge Table Counts                               

January 808 May 883 September 511
February 702 June 719 October 546 
March 867 July 619 November 528 
April 862 August 536 December 511 

   

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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. 

MObridge Survey Results

 

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

 

Message from The Board

  October 3rd, 2021


MObridge Survey and Premises Update

The Board has received and considered the results of the Member survey concerning the return to face-to-face (F2F) play.  The Board was pleased with the response rate and thanks the Members for participating.  The results of the survey are available for review by the Members in the Members Only section of the Mobridge Website. 

The Board’s takeaway from the survey results is that while there is an encouraging indication that the Members will eventually return to F2F play, there is less enthusiasm for an immediate return.  A minority of Members would like to come back as soon as possible but a majority are expressing some reluctance. 

Like everything else COVID 19 related, there is significant uncertainty.  Nevertheless, the Board has concluded that we should make arrangements for F2F play to resume during the first quarter of 2022.  Not as soon as possible and not an indefinite delay.  Our expectation is that the COVID 19 situation will stabilize so that Members that were reluctant or undecided about returning to F2F play at the time of the survey will be more comfortable by then.  We recognize that this is a compromise that will be too slow for some and too fast for others.  The Board thinks it reflects a cautious balance. 

With that intention, the Board continues its work to identify and secure a new location (preferably rented dedicated premises but possibly shared) for F2F play starting in the first quarter of 2022.  The exact timing of the return to F2F play in that window will be determined by a combination of the developing COVID 19 guidelines and the details of securing the new premises.  The return to F2F play will comply with COVID 19 health guidelines applicable at the time.  

The Board will continue to provide updates as to our progress on premises and return to F2F play.    


Marcia Baker        Jay Hamann           Joanne Gilmore          Peter Milligan
Eric Pinto              Linda Planeta        Dan Tomlinson

 

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 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. 

Mississauga Oakville Community Bridge Club (MObridge), Mississauga, Ontario

(905) 820-5728 (Until we return f2f, this # is not-in-service)
mail@MObridge.club
www.MObridge.club

 

 

Results
#65353 MObridge 1:15 pm 500MP 18 Bds 7 min
#58717 MObridge 1:30 pm Open 21 Bds 6 min
#58701 MObridge 1:15 pm 500MP 18 Bds 7 min
#58857 MObridge 7:15 pm Open 21 Bds 6 min
#58861 MObridge 7:30 pm 100MP 18 Bds 7 min
#52668 MObridge 10:00 am 500MP 18 Bds 7 min
#52795 MObridge 1:15 pm 1000MP 18 Bds 7 min
#52927 MObridge 7:00 pm 300MP 18 Bds 7 min
#52941 MObridge 7:15 pm Open 21 Bds 6 min
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