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.

AGM 2021

Save the Date!!!

June 21st, 2021 from 6:15 - 6:45 pm

Virtual ... via ZOOM!!!  

You will see Information/Posting on Invitation & Voting Proxy this coming Sunday/Monday.

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!




BBO Online Schedule

 Thank you for choosing to play at MObridge Virtual Club -- Your support is appreciated.  

Want a game?  Don't have a Partner?  Register at our Partnership Desk.  If you don't get a game and we need subs, we will invite you to play.  For the 0-20/50/300/500 games it is difficult to find subs ... if you're available to sub, please let the Director know (VACB207860) and we will invite you.


Monday   10:00 am 300 MP    
     1:15 pm    1000 MP
    7:00 pm   300 MP  


    7:15 pm Stratified Open
Tuesday 9:30 am 1000 MP         $4        
    1:15 pm   500 MP    
7:15 pm Stratified Open Linked*
   7:30 pm 50 MP
Wednesday 1:15 pm 500 MP  
    7:00 pm   Swiss Teams   1st Wed. of Mo.
Thursday   9:30 am 1000 MP  
  12:30 pm 300 MP  
    7:15 pm 1000 MP    
Friday 9:50 am 20 MP Linked*
    10:00 am 100 MP
    1:15 pm 500 MP  
Saturday 10:00 am Stratified Open Linked*
10:15 am 300 MP
Sunday 10:00 am Stratified Open Linked*
    10:15 am   50 MP
    1:15 pm   1000 MP  

*Linked Games

Open games get credit for limited games that start within 30 minutes.  For example, if we have a 300 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!
Please be careful to ensure you are registering for the correct game. 

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

**Next** ACBL Special Event in MObridge Virtual Club on BBO

June 19th & 20th -- Longest Day at Virtual Clubs

      2x regular club points --- $1.00 extra per player    

                 Upcoming Challenge              

We have a challenge vs. Stamford Bridge Club (Lincolnshire) on Thursday, July 8th @ 3:00 pm.

Regulars will be contacted but if there are any pairs/teams that would like to give it a try, please  e-mail martinhunter@rogers.com


Members' Achievements



Rank Achievements for April, 2021


         JUNIOR Master                   Bryan Muldoon         
   CLUB Master       Tony Wing   
SECTIONAL Master Linda Beitchman
Robyn Markwick
Peter Milligan
NABC Master Bonnie Dickson
ADV. NABC Master Bogdan Kurek
LIFE Master Don Hapuarachchi
BRONZE Life Master Maria Szyjkowski
SILVER LIFE Master Jerry Lenders
Steve Roberts



Our Honour Roll for May, 2021

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

2021-05-03 David Kitchen & Glen Davison 70.60%
2021-05-06 Ginger Grant & Linda Willis 77.18%
2021-05-07 Colleen Barr & Pat Jablonsky 73.33%
2021-05-11 Asit Nundy & Tom Traves 70.83%
2021-05-23 Connie Parlee & Heather Ellis 72.92%
2021-05-30 Bonnie Zeran & Pravin Shah 70.00%


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)


        CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!!!        


Educational Resources - MObridge


       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.



      MObridge Educational Resources      

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

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          Lessons & Seminars with Pam Husband          

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.

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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.

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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 Segram 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. 


Directors' Corner

The Directors’ Corner (Newer points hi-lited)

  • Slow bidding and/or play --- Help the Directors, and help yourselves ... make sure you are watching the time.  Finish the board.  On-line is no different than at the Club whereby SLOW play affects others.  We get boards with only 1 trick played or 2 ... when we have to adjust these boards, if it's not clear cut, we have to make judgement calls.  The Directors' preference is certainly that all boards are completed.   If the auction is incomplete, averages will be assigned.
  • If you're a "Pick-up" or "Substitute" pair (in other words, have no CC) and are unable to create a CC but have discussed what you will play (2/1, SA, etc.) and your cardiing, simpy post what you are playing at the beginning of each round, ie "Hi Opps .. we are subs and we are playing 2/1 and standard carding.  Any questions, please ask."  You can copy this when 1st typed and then just paste it in the "Chat to Table" line at the beginning of each round.
  • We hear it all the time:  I GOT KICKED OFF!  The liklihood is that you lost connection or you were stuck (not bidding or playing, but sitting idle) and were replaced.  Once you are back/available, you will be re-seated at first opportunity.  If your Sub is still in the Auction or is the Dummy, the Director will try and re-seat you at a Sub.  So do watch when you are messaged asking you to "Sub" that it is your tournament (it most likely will be), and accept.
  • If you have a question, ask a Director ... simply send an e-mail to mail@mobridge.club, typing "Ask a Question" in the subject line and hit send.  It's as simple as that.  :)  Someone will be back to you as soon as time permits.
  • We have issues with players pushing other players with "time".  This is not unique to MObridge.  It's a problem all over.  Please, if you have an issue with time, please call the Director (using the 3 bar option, as stated below).  We are leaving this one hi-lited for some time since it's a major issue on Virtual. 
  • During the game, when calling the Director, make sure to use the 3 bar option, typing the reason for you call in the space provided, as opposed to private chat with the Director.  Director Calls using this option allows the Director to come right to your table (as opposed to having to find you, which is the case when you use chat) and it stays in the Director Call List until the Director can get to your call (They do sometimes get more than 1 Director Call at once).  Using this feature does save time with no chance of your “call” being lost in chat.
  • The Directors can’t stress enough how important it is for you to be registered for your game at least 5 minutes ahead of start time (10 minutes would be ideal).  And if you do register earlier, make sure you are back at Registration at least 5 minutes before game start time (again, 10 minutes would be ideal).  Last minute entries quite often change the setup, and sometimes without enough time to do so.  There have also been situations where players have been removed from our listing ... time is needed before game start to help out in such situations.  Unlike at the Club, where the game setup can be entered after game start, on BBO it MUST be set before game start.  Hopefully, if you have an issue, the Director has enough time to help out.
  • We also add that pairs have had to be removed when not back at registation at game time.  In our Virtual World, we have to realize that players have allotted their time accordingly and may not be able to afford any extra time to their game.  This goes hand-in-hand with adding time to the rounds as well, ergo when registering, one knows the maximum time required for that game and can plan his/her schedule accordingly.  We run our OPEN games @ 6 mins./board and our LIMITED games @ 7 mins./board.
  • The Directors have also noted that it’s rare they find a pair playing in our Virtual Club without a completed Convention Card.  This is was not the case a while back.  Well done MObridge players.

You may have noticed that the Director is now listed in the game’s opening comments.

President's Message - April 2021

President’s Message – April 2021

The fight against Covid-19 continues.  Vaccinations are being given at a very high rate.  Herd immunity should be attained by September.  Those over 75 have already done so in Ontario, and all those over 40 are now eligible.  By mid-May it is forecast that everyone over 18 will have access.

We have received notifications from a number of Clubs in the US planning to open for in-person play – typically enhanced cleaning, vaccinations required and liability waivers to protect the Clubs from risk.  Eric Pinto and his team continue to monitor the situation and we are cautiously optimistic we can open in the late third quarter.  If regulations allow, we will be prepared to open earlier, although perhaps with a limited program, definitely with enhanced cleaning protocols, improved air quality and limited snack offerings.

But where will we play?  Last year we agreed with our landlord on a one-year extension expiring October 1, at our current location.  We have received their first offer, and are into a new cycle of negotiations, while keeping a watch on the market for an alternative site.

Thank you for your support of MObridge.  Our membership is up over 10% from 2019, the number of tables in the first quarter is well above 2020, partly because of our suspended operations for 3 weeks in March, 2020, but mostly because you are playing more often at our Virtual Club.   As a result, the finances are secure, and we have sufficient reserves to maintain the current schedule and support the expected re-opening expenses.  This is important, since once we open for in-person play, we are anticipating both one-time costs to refresh and upgrade our space, and increasing monthly overheads which may create a potential operating loss until attendance returns to former levels.

We are very pleased to see so many of our players online.  One of the factors has been the work of our volunteer calling committee led by Joanne Gilmore.  Building on work initiated by Patti Lee and Bev Ross, we initiated an outreach program calling MObridge members without BBO addresses. We assumed that members who were playing on BBO were doing fine.  The objective was to keep contact and offer assistance in connecting to the Virtual Club.  The response was universally positive and members were pleased that we cared enough to ask!!!  Since then, many have joined the on-line games.  The program is now complete.  Thank you to Joanne and her team: Patti Lee, Bev Ross, Jean Richards, Linda Planeta, Janet Turchet and Sherrill Bain.

BBO and the ACBL have now figured out how to host a Swiss team event.  And apparently we have all missed this format.  We proved the popularity with 2 outstanding events, arranged by Martin Hunter.  We will continue to offer a monthly game on the first Wednesday night at 7 pm.  There will be two (possibly three) flights.  As far as we know, we are the only club in our area offering a Swiss.  Accordingly, we will be allowing a limited number of guest teams to join the game.  Individual guest team members are also welcome.  We continue to follow the ACBL rules for guests, and are currently well under the 15% limit.  Thanks to Martin for making this a great success!

Our history of volunteer support continues.  We have two new co-webmasters - Jim Flower and Zack Suski have agreed to take over the role from Rick Wilson.  This is a critical element of our operation and member communications.  Thanks, and welcome to the team.

The Mentoring Program is in full swing. The Education Committee, chaired by Sharyn Rothfuss, encourages members who are interested in improving their game and/or taking their play to a new level to participate.  Details can be found on our website under the Mentoring Program 2021 tab or by speaking directly with Crystal Ingoldsby, who is currently administering this program.

We are well underway in planning the Virtual AGM on June 21, 2021.  The Agenda includes a club update, financial review, a motion to approve the engagement of Allworth and Associates to review the financials and an update to the club by-laws.  A formal invitation will be issued Mid-May including a proxy.  Please complete and submit the proxy, so we can achieve a quorum.  If you attend, the proxy will be voided and you will be allowed to vote directly.

There are four Board positions opening up this year and the Club is looking for a cross section of members of diverse talents and bridge experience to contribute to the next chapter of the Club.  The Board will propose a roster – a short resume of each will be posted 30 days in advance of the meeting, and nominations from the floor will be accepted.  Please consider doing your part.  For more information contact Linda Planeta (lindaplanetaon@gmail.com).

Stay safe everyone. See you on BBO (PINGLIE).


Paul Inglis 


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MObridge Survey Results


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



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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