Mississauga-Oakville Community Bridge Club
Release 2.19o

Congratulations to all pairs 
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. 

Monthly Newsletters

To view our October Newsletter Click Here    To view our September Newsletter Click Here

To view any Monthly Newsletter select the Monthly Newsletter tab on our Home Page.

 

**NEW** MObridge F2F / Online Schedule

♥  All MObridge F2F games this week are CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP!!!  Extra MPs - NO extra $$$. ♥ 

   Our Saturday morning Stratified OPEN game is back F2F @ MObridge  

Play any game F2F game during the week, and pay 1/2 price for the Sat. morning game that week.

Come out and join us ... meet up with ole Bridge Friends.

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   2023 Memberships can now be purchased @ $60.00   

   You can e-transfer funds to mail@mobridge.club or pay at the Club    

   A reminder to please be at the Club at least 10 minutes before game start time.  Even if you're expected. Anything can happen (and it has in the past) where an expected player is a no-show and this could (and usually does) affect the set-up of the game.  So we really can't start until all players are present.

In Virtual Games, the same would apply.  Please be registered at least 5 minutes before game start time.  The Directors have to set up the games here as well, and there is not always time to make changes to the set-up with last minute entries.

We thank you for your full cooperation.

                           We thank ALL Players in ALL games for your continued support                        

  Mobridge F2F & Virtual Games             
Face to Face (F2F) Games Virtual (BBO) Games
Time MPs   Time MPs  
Monday          
7:00pm 0-1500   1:15pm 0-1500  
Tuesday      
12:30pm Strat. OPEN   7:30pm 0-199
Wednesday   1:15pm 0-999  
      7:00pm SWISS 1st Wed of Mo.
Thursday      
12:30pm 0-2500        
Friday   10:00am 0-199  
      1:15pm 0-499  
Saturday      
10:00am OPEN        
Revised: 11/25/2022

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

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!

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 MObridge Member to use either of these features.

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Holiday Party

Mark your calendar!!!
The Date is Set for our F2F 2023 Holiday Party!!!

This will be an UPGRADED CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP GAME!!!

No Extra $$$ but LOtS of Extra MPs.

Snowflake Heart | Symbols & Emoticons

Wednesday, December 14th.

Doors open @ 5:30pm for "Holiday Mingle" followed by an OPEN Stratified Game @ 7:00pm. Regular Game Fees apply.

Food will be provided by the Club and anyone wishing to bring a dessert or holiday treat, is welcome to do so.

Pre-registration appreciated as this will give us an approximate head count, allow us to better seed the field and allow the "Director" to mingle as well.

Note that pre-registration is appreciated but not required. 
However, if you do register and have to cancel, please let us know.

 

Swiss Teams @ MObridge

   Our NEXT Swiss Team Game @ Virtual MObridge is Wed., Dec. 7th @ 7:00 pm   

Director:  Martin Hunter -- martinhunter@rogers.com


There will always be 2 games set up ... an Open and a Limited MP event.

Pre-registration with Martin for the OPEN event is appreciated.

Pre-registration with Martin for the Limited MP event is required.  Please include MP Holdings of players.

If we don't have 4 teams for the Limited MP game by 6:55pm, then the Limited Game

will be cancelled - Players will be welcome in the Open event.

Note that you still have to register on BBO at least 10 minutes before game start time.

CLICK HERE for SWISS TEAMS Registration Instruction on BBO

 

Talk to your friends ... Get your teams lined up!!!

 

If you are a pair, looking for teammates, you can email Martin, who will try to connect you with teammates.

There is also the Partnership Desk.

NOTE that the SWISS results posted to our HOME PAGE have not yet been perfected.

The TRUE results are those you receive from LIVE.

 

martinhunter@rogers.com

MObridge Lessons

F2F Lessons have returned to MObridge

               Register by phone: (905) 403-1333 or email: mail@mobridge.club              (e-mail preferred as the Club is open for 4 games per week right now)

 

MOBRIDGE LESSON SCHEDULE

Lessons are now running ... next up ...

For a full listing of our planned Lessons (to date), click here.

MObridge Special Events / News

Unless otherwise noted ... 

  • All F2F Games thru 2022 are Club Championship Games -- No Extra $$ -- Extra MPs.
  • All Virtual (BBO) Games are Regular MPs.
  • Oct. 15th - Saturday Morning Open Game has RETUNRED to MObridge (F2F)
  • Dec. 7th - Our December Monthly Swiss
  • Dec. 14th:  MObridge Holiday Party (F2F) -- UPGRADED CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP GAME -- all F2F games this week are UPGRADED CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP.

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

 

Table Count Overview

 

   

                            2022 MObridge Table Counts                               

January 753.0 May 374.5 September 264.5
February 542.0 June 347.5 October 247.5
March 499.0 July 251.0 ANovember 528 
April 399.5 August 288.0 December 511 

   

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Members' Achievements

 

Let’s

Members' Rank Achievements for OCTOBER, 2022

CLUB MASTER    Shirl Davis
   Cindy Penfold
   Joan Stroud
RUBY LIFE MASTER    Myrtle Herzenberg
   Rod McLeod

 

 

 

 

 

Our Honour Roll for OCTOBER, 2022

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

 

Oct. 4th Judith Porchuk & Mhairi Godley 72.69%
     

 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!!!       

 

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?  …

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.

 

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!!!

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. 

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.

 

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
Saturday Morn. Open Pairs
Director: Cathy Kinsella
#35970 MOBridge 10:00 am 0-200 MP 18 boards
#36052 MObridge 1:15 pm 500 MP 18 Bds 7 min
Thursday Aft. 0 - 2500
Director: Phyllis Jones
#27158 MObridge 1:15 pm 1000MP 18 Bds 7 min
Open Pairs
Director: Phyllis Jones
#22793 MObridge 7:30 pm 200MP 18 Bds 7 min
#18624 MObridge 1:15 pm 1500MP 18 Bds 7 min
Monday Evening Pairs 1500
Director: Cathy Kinsella
Saturday Morn. Open Pairs
Director: Cathy Kinsella
#6213 MOBridge 10:00 am 0-200 MP 18 boards
#6291 MObridge 1:15 pm 500 MP 18 Bds 7 min