Mississauga-Oakville Community Bridge Club
Release 2.19n
BRIDGE LESSONS

Interested in learning how to play Bridge or improve your game?

Check out our 
2020 WINTER Lesson schedule!

CLICK HERE for more information.

Welcome to Mississauga-Oakville Community Bridge Club
MObridge Newsletter - December 15, 2019

Please show your membership card when 
you pay cash or purchase a new 10 play card.

Please remember to turn off your cell phones.

2020 Club Memberships – On Sale Now $40.00

 

Effective January 1, 2020      
Friday Afternoon Game will return to Regular Game Fees

 

Current Events

  • Swiss Teams - Monday, December 16 @ 9:30 a.m.
  • Member Appreciation Games - Tuesday / Wednesday
  • CNTC Team Qualifier - Sunday January 12* @ 12:00 p.m.

    (*save the date, this is the only team qualifier scheduled at Mobridge)

Holiday Schedule

  • Christmas Eve - Open 12:00 p.m. - Closed 7:00 p.m.
  • Christmas Day - Closed All Day
  • Boxing Day - Closed 8:45 a.m. - Open 12:30 p.m.
  • New Year’s Eve - Open 12:00 p.m. - Closed 7:00 p.m.
  • New Year’s Day - Closed 9:30 a.m. - Open 1:00 p.m.         

 

Mobridge Holiday Food Drive - Extended to Wednesday December 18

In support of the Red Cross Mobile Food Drive.

Non-perishable, non-expired

Top of the list is:  high protein-based foods

i.e. canned tuna/salmon, canned or dried 

legumes, dried pasta, peanut butter etc.

Any canned fruits, vegetables, soups would be appreciated.

 

Slow Play

From the survey results, it seems that many people have concerns about slow play at our club. The following link provides helpful hints on how we all can help reduce / eliminate this problem.  Click here for "Avoiding Slow Play"

Winter Has Arrived!

And so, has the cold and flu season.  Please remember to cover your mouth if you cough and use the hand sanitizers placed throughout the club.  The handling of playing cards can easily transfer germs from one member to another. 

Reservations

Please remember that all reservations must be made in person or via telephone the evening before or the morning of the game.  We are looking at alternative scheduling systems but until we find an alternative this is the only way the Director in charge of the game can process your requests.  Most games do not require reservations however at times Thursday and Friday afternoons meet or exceed our 25-table capacity.

New Sunday Open Stratified Game - Beginning January 19, 2020

For a limited time, this game will be offered at the special rate of $5.

In addition, for the months of December and January, the overall winners from each game with a minimum of 1000 MP rating will be given a free play valid only for the Sunday afternoon game.  Come out and enjoy a Sunday afternoon at your club.

Lease Renewal Project

The lease on the Mobridge facility expires in mid-September 2020.

As many of you are aware, our ability to negotiate a fair lease rate for the location has been critical to our ability to grow and stabilize the bridge club.
  
We have formed a committee to take charge of the lease negotiation.  The committee includes Doreen Finley, Ann Shaw, Bob Gray and Jon Turner.  The committee will develop a Mobridge strategy for renewing the lease.  This will include a good understanding of the current market conditions for our space, a good awareness of alternatives if we must move, the financial implications for the club and recommendations for better utilization of the space if the decision is to stay.

The committee will be meeting with the property manager in mid-January and will make a recommendation to the Board of Directors based on that meeting.

Housekeeping

Winter is coming.  Please clean off your boots before you come into the club. Every effort made to maintain a clean and welcoming club is greatly appreciated.

Please remember to pick up your dishes and personal garbage at the end of the game. This is your club, please help us in maintaining our high standards.

Upcoming Seminars

  • You’re Bigger Than You Think - Monday January 20 @ 1:30 p.m.

Lessons and Seminars

Winter Lesson series posted.  Please tell your friends and family.

Hosts Required

We require a host for most games this week.  Please sign up or send an email to the club with your availability.  If you are coming without a partner, please ensure that you arrive at least 20 minutes before the game time so that we can match individuals.

Upcoming Tournaments 

  • New Year’s Toronto Sectional - January 3-5

 

“MEMBER ACHIEVEMENTS FOR NOVEMBER 2019”
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL 

NEW REGIONAL MASTERS
Wayne Gray
Jerry Howarth

NEW BRONZE LIFE MASTERS
Paul Inglis

NEW SAPPHIRE (3500) LIFE MASTERS
Louise McNeely

NEW NABC MASTERS
John Tsui
Amy Yin

NEW SILVER LIFE MASTERS
Paula Coleman

NEW EMERALD (7500) LIFE MASTER
Roman Klein
Gary Westfall

 

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. 

 

Our Mission Statement

To provide a home for friendly, competitive bridge in a community of new to highly skilled players.

 

3105 Winston Churchill Blvd, Mississauga, Ontario L5L 5S3
(905) 820-5728
mail@MObridge.club
www.MObridge.club

 

 

Results
Saturday Morning Session
Director: Cathy Kinsella
Friday Morning Newcomers
Director: Pam Husband
Friday Afternoon Session
Director: Phyllis JOnes
Thursday Morning 0-499
Director: Phyllis Jones
Thursday Aft. 0 - 2500
Director: Phyllis Jones
Wednesday Morn. Open
Director: Cathy Kinsella
Open Pairs
Director: Chris Cowan
Host: Wanted
Tuesday Evening 0-1000
Director: Chris Cowan
Calendar
14th Dec 2019
Open Pairs/0-299
10:00 am
Host: Catherine Colburn
15th Dec 2019
Defend These Hands With Me
12:30 p.m.
Director: Sally Rewbotham
16th Dec 2019
0-1000 MP Swiss Teams
9:30 am
16th Dec 2019
Newcomers 0-20 MP / 0-299 Game
7:00 pm
Director: Pam Husband
Host: Wanted
17th Dec 2019
Open Pairs ACBL Member App.
12:00 pm
Host: Wanted
17th Dec 2019
0-1000 MP Pairs ACBL Member App
7:00 p.m.
Host: Wanted
18th Dec 2019
Open Pairs ACBL Member App.
9:30 am
Host: Wanted
19th Dec 2019
0-499/NLM MP Pairs ACBL Member App
8:45 am
Host: Wanted
Game/Course/Seminar Cancellations

All urgent cancellations will be posted on the Schedule & Results Calendar at least 2 hours in advance.