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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

 

MOBridge Fall Schedule

(as of September 7, 2020)

 

Monday    1:15 pm    1000 MP
Tuesday 9:30 am 1000 MP $4
7:15 pm Stratified Open Linked
7:45 pm 50 MP
Wednesday 1:15 pm 500 MP
Thursday 12:30 pm 300 MP Linked
12:45 pm Stratified Open
7:15 pm 1000 MP
Friday 10:00 am 50 MP
1:15 pm 500 MP
*Saturday 10:00 am 300 MP Linked
10:15 am   Stratified Open
Sunday 1:15 pm 1000 MP

 

 

*Saturday - New start times.

 

New Features:

Linked Games

Open games can now get credit for limited games that start within 30 minutes of an open game, i.e. we have a 300 MP game with 12 tables and an Open game with 8 tables.  The open game will award MPs based on a (8+12) 20 table game.

Strats are now based on Avg. MPs.

Robots will not be awarded MPs.

 

 

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.

 

 

 POSTED SEPTEMBER 21ST 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

This just in...there is an extra $1 fee for all Stardust Week games. 
This covers the extra game sanction fee that ACBL charges us. 
Price per game will therefore be $6, this coming week only.

 

 

 

 POSTED SEPTEMBER 20TH 

 

From BBO, This Morning…

Alert: Don’t upgrade to iOS14 yet!

by Diana | Posted on September 19, 2020

We have just discovered that the latest iOS14 operating system for Apple devices causes some serious usability problems affecting almost all the lists and scrolling screens on the BBO apps and on the web version.

Symptoms are: User cannot scroll. Example of lists they cannot navigate:

  • list of results in History
  • list of virtual clubs
  • all lists of tournaments

We’ll do our best to find a workaround as soon as possible. Meanwhile please hold off on updating your OS. We’ll post another announcement when the problem is solved.

Thank you for your understanding. Feedback and comments welcome at support@bridgebase.com.

 

 

 POSTED SEPTEMBER 20TH 

 

 

Join ABCL/BBO for the latest online bridge event – Stardust Week – for gold points and beyond!

Stardust Week will take over the Virtual Clubs on BBO during the week of

September 21-27, Monday-Sunday

No registration is required. Simply play in your usual Virtual Club game on BBO.

What’s special about Stardust Week? You’ll earn double regular masterpoints® in the Virtual Clubs, and

points will be 1/4 gold, 3/4 black!

 

 

Did you know?

 

The Common Game sends an email to players with their personalized results after a game. In those emails, players are asked about their experience at the club and are given the option to provide comments. Following is a recent sample that was submitted:

 

Anne Lloyd wished to recognize ESQUIF for his/her goodwill at MOBridge at the 2020-09-13 game. "Dave (Young) aka ESQUIF made a lovely comment about my declarer play after he and partner got a cold zero. That is a VERY classy thing to do. And it is one of the many reasons the players in your MOBridge games are such a JOY to play against."

 

How nice is that? Please use this feedback loop to let us or a specific player know how we/they’re doing.

 

 

 

The 2020 AGM Minutes have been posted to the website under:

Members Only/AGM 2020

 

 

 

American Bridge Teachers' Association (ABTA)

Heeds MOBridge Player's Bridge Advice

 

 

 

WORLD'S BEST COVID 19 DEFENCE PLAN!

By Brian Gray

 

ALERT                        ALERT                        ALERT

 

 

WORLD BREAKING NEWS!  WORLD BREAKING NEWS!

BRIDGE ADVICE WILL HELP SAVE THE WORLD!

THE WORLD'S BEST COVID 19 DEFENCE PLAN!

 

 

Bridge advice is the best line of play to defeat COVID 19.

 

 

THE SAFETY PLAY

 

Sometimes, the player initially thinks the line of play chosen to win a specified number of tricks (7 to 13 depending on the contract) is perfectly straight forward.

 

Under possible/unfortunate situations, the wise player realizes an alternative option is required to ensure the making of the contact.

 

A safe line of play is selected that guarantees a successful contract in all possible circumstances.

 

The SAFETY PLAY strategy; a trick is lost to ensure that even if the unlikely situations were to occur, the player would take sufficient tricks to make the contract.

 

THE SAFETY PLAY is our best line of play against COVID 19.

 

 

Don't gamble to win an extra trick. Your life may depend on it!

STAY AT HOME      STAY SHELTERED DOWN

 

 

Short term pain for long term gain! Give up a loser/freedom in the short term to ensure good health in the long term.

STAY AT HOME       STAY SHELTERED DOWN

 

 

It is ill-advised to ignore social/physical distancing protocols with 

no thought of the consequences!

STAY AT HOME       STAY SHELTERED DOWN

 

 

You might not just lose the contract, but something far more valuable!

STAY AT HOME     STAY SHELTERED DOWN

 

 

This article explains how using ‘The Safety Play’ is an excellent line of play to address unusual, unpredictable, and potentially damaging circumstances.  I have mirrored this advice to address the COVID 19 pandemic safely. 

 

I'm just an advanced newcomer player. I know the term but probably would NOT recognize a ‘Safety Play’ situation. I would mistakenly play on and only realize the error in my line of play when it was too late.

 

 

Next week: Safety Play for the beginner, intermediate and advanced players

 

 

Brian R Gray, P.Eng. MOBridge. http//:bridgebeginnermentor.ca  May 24, 2020

 

 

 POSTED SEPTEMBER 18TH 

 

STRATIFIED OPEN GAME

 

We need your support for our Stratified Open game this Saturday September 19th at 10:15
The game is linked to a 300MP game so the masterpoint potential is greater.
We have had many requests for more games that everyone can play, so here is your opportunity to make this game an ongoing success.

 

Anyone wishing to play who does not have a partner can contact me and I will do my best to find you one.

 

Contact me at roryjryan@yahoo.com.
 

 

 POSTED SEPTEMBER 13TH 

 

2020 Member Survey

Thank you very much for your input on the member survey – it is now closed. A whopping 60% of you completed the survey. This information will be used by the Board to assist with its priority setting and planning for the coming year.

 

 

The Common Game: What is it?

“The Common Game is a service offered to clubs and players,” says Sara Whipple, the Director of Communications over at TCG. The Common Game is offered through local clubs, which provides bridge players the opportunity to play the same hands and compare their results with players at other clubs across the country every day.

This initiative is partially thanks to Jay Whipple III, a name most players might already know from his role as an ACBL board member. According to The Common Game’s FAQ page, games are scheduled every day of the week and split up into three sessions per day: Morning, afternoon and evening.

Benefits for players, also according to the FAQ, include encouraging more players to play in clubs, reduce redundant board preparation efforts, offer what they call “postmortem analysis” of hands and it gives the smaller clubs access to a larger playing field.

And, one of the best features about it, it’s completely free to participate in.

 

What it gets YOU

“Players have access to emailed results, matchpointed results, personal play analytics, pro analysis, integration with BBO, and more,” says Sara. This allows you to learn more about your game and how you should be playing it. For members, your personal game results can also be downloaded (by clicking on PBN next to “Boards Date” if you can’t find it) and then uploaded onto other bridge software platforms like Bridge Base Online or Double Dummy Solver Hand Analysis Tools.

Reprinted from http://greatbridgelinks.com/getting-common-game/

 

Why Does MOBridge Use The Common Game?

The primary reason we started to use the Common Game was it enabled us to use pre-dealt hands in a format we could load into BBO and then save the hand record to the MOBridge website for our member’s benefit.  

In addition, the common game has provided us with many reports on player’s attendance, rank changes, etc. (from Cathy Kinsella).

 

 

Member Achievements for August
Congratulations to all!

 

Junior Masters
Daisy Bansal
Diana Bell

Club Masters
Catherine Colburn
Randall Dutka
Roberta Hechter
Stephen Hughes
George Torrance
Peggy Torrance

Sectional Masters
Barbara Black
Kathleen Das
Gulab Dhole
Robin J Fisher
Michael Kirsh
John La Berge
Nikolaos Mihailides

Regional Masters
Susan Armstrong
Caleb Soong
Ted Suski
Ed Wrobel

 
 

NABC Masters
Peter Altridge
Robert Dougherty

Advanced NABC Master
Luci McEachern

Life Master
Crystal Ingoldsby

Bronze Life Masters
Indarjit Ahluwalia

Silver Life Master
Peter Giannandrea
Nancy Louwman
Nancy Lucas

Ruby Life Master
Bruce Hunter Reid

Gold Life Master
Daniel Cecchelli

Diamond Life Master
Doug Andrews
Robin Stephens

 

 

 

 

*Reminder*

The next ACBL/BBO event will be a full week of Upgraded Club Championship games that will run from Monday, September 21 to Sunday, September 27. For this week, awards will also be doubled like the Labor Day event but with one major difference – the awards will be ¼ gold and ¾ black. This will apply to ALL games including events that are masterpoint limited.

 

 

 

 POSTED SEPTEMBER 10TH 

 

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

 

The BBO Convention Card will no longer default to SAYC.  It is therefore important that you and your partner(s) create a card. When you create a card you 'link' it to the BBO player name. When you log in with that player, the system recognizes this and will display your card for the opponents to view.

You will need more than one card if you play with different partners and play differently with each of them. To do this, you can just copy your CC and make any necessary adjustments (including the BBO player name) and save. You can make adjustments at any time to CCs.

We recommend for those who haven't yet created a convention card that you do so as soon as possible.

The following link will take you to a video on how do this: BBO Help Page

NB:  There are also “rumblings” that you will soon HAVE to have a CC or you won’t be able to join a Virtual Tournament.
 

 

 

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
mail@MObridge.club
www.MObridge.club

 

 

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