Release 2.19q
70%+ Games

Congratulations to all pairs 
who have scored +70% in a MObridge game.

Please click here to see current listing.

Online Suggestion Box

 

Click here or email us at mail@mobridge.club to send your thoughts, ideas or suggestions on how we can improve MOBridge.

 

Two Special events in June to kick off summer!

  • Eight is Enough game scheduled for June 14 at 12:00 pm

    • Registration and Pizza at 12:00 – game starts at 12:45 pm.
    • Cost is $15 per player, which includes pizza and pop.
    • Extra points are available.
    • Game structure is teams of 4 with a maximum of eight total points - Player > 1250 MPs = 3 points, Player >300 but <1250 MPs = 2 points, Player < 300 MPs = 1 point.
    • Sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board at the club.
    • If you need help forming a team or finding a partner? Get in touch with Max at maxruth01@gmail.com or 647-984-3778.

 

  • T Longest Day Game benefiting the Alzheimer's Society will take place on June 21. 
  • Please join us in making this game a success!
  • We want 20 tables at the event!
      • Cost is $15 per person with $5 of the fee going to the Alzheimer’s Society.
      • Sign up sheet is on the bulletin board at the club or notify Catherine at cathgriffin@rogers.com if you wish to play.
      • Schedule for the day:
        • 11:30 - Light lunch and ticket purchases for raffle and 50/50 draw
        • 12:30 – Game time. The game will be an Open game.  However, if we have enough participants, we will hold a limited game parallel with the Open.
        • 3:30 – Cake and draw of winning tickets.
      • A raffle will be held with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Society.  Tickets are 1 for $5 or 3 for $10.  Raffle items so far are: several 10 play game cards, wine, restaurant/retail gift cards. Full list will be published next week.
      • A 50/50 draw will be held with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Society.  Tickets are 1 for $5 or 3 for $10. 
      • Tickets for the raffle and draw will be sold at all F2F games the week before the game.
      • We have outstanding news from one of our members.  Their family wishes to match our club’s donation from this event!!  Such a kind offer.  But let’s make them pay!!!  Fill the seats, buy tickets and donate to the raffle.
      • We are looking for donations of items to raffle off.
        • Suggestions include gift cards for restaurants, services, Home Depot, golf range, or maybe a planter, sports memorabilia, tickets etc. Anything works. 
        • So if you would personally like to donate one or have a contact at a local business, please contact Catherine Griffin at 416-938-3006 or Cathgriffin@rogers.com.

 

 

We are also looking for volunteers to help with the food and clean up for both events.  If you are able to help us out with either event, please contact Amy Yin, ajycan@gmail.com.

 

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F2F MObridge games 

  • June 10-16 is an NABC Fundraiser week – Extra points. $1 extra for guests.
  • June 24-30 is a Club Championship week – Extra points

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BBO on-line MObridge games 

  • June 10-16 is a Silver Linings week – 150% Silver points for an extra $1.

 

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Game Schedule
MObridge F2F & Virtual Game Schedule
Face to Face (F2F) Games Virtual (BBO) Games
Date  Time  MP Registration Suggested Contact for registration   Time  MP  
                 
Monday 7:00 PM 0-50 Yes -WhatsApp Ingrid Dsouza - ingridd63@yahoo.ca or text to 416-953-9292     
     
  7:00 PM 0-1500 N/A    
                 
                 
Tuesday 12:30 PM 0-499 Yes -WhatsApp  Amy Yin -  ajycan@gmail.com or text to 416-806-6813     
     
  12:30 PM OPEN Yes -WhatsApp Steve Bonnar - spbonnar@gmail.com or text to 647-330-4672     
     
    7:30 PM 0-299  
                 
                 
Wednesday 12:30 PM Supervised Play    
     
  6:45 PM 0-299 Yes -WhatsApp Kaveri Raviraj  - Kaveri.raviraj@gmail.com or text to 416-729-6615     
                 
                 
Thursday 12:30 PM 0-2500 N/A    
  (note: last Thursday of the month is an OPEN game)    
                 
                 
Friday   10:00 AM 0-299  
       
  12:30 PM 0-750 N/A    
                 

 

 

Please be at the club at least 10 minutes before game start time.  This also applies to Virtual games.   The directors have to set up the game and late arrivals may effect the movement in F2F games.

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

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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Reminders

Reminders

  • Please take a moment to look around and clean up after yourselves at the end of your game. The directors and your fellow members will be most appreciative of your efforts.  Thank you.
  • Our 2024 Memberships are now available for purchase @ $70 with no change to our game fees.  You can purchase yours at the Club or via e-transfer (mail@mobridge.club). 
  • Also take note that you can always use your purchased "Prepaid" cards to play, but if you are not a member for the current year, there is an extra $2.00 game fee, plus any additional for Special Games.
  • Don't forget to get your ticket(s) for the 50/50 draws.  Monthly draws held at the end of each month.   Tickets can be purchased at the F2F games.  Tickets are $1.00 ea. or 3 for $2.
MObridge F2F Lessons/Educational Sessions

Fall/Winter F2F Lessons @ MObridge

Our fall lesson schedule is out, so please let your friends and family know. 

    • Monday, Oct 21 – Intro I Beginner – 8 weeks – 12:30-2:30pm
    • Wednesday, Oct 16 – Play of the Hand – 6 weeks – 12:30 – 2:30pm
    • Wednesday, Nov 20 – Supervised Play – 12:30-2:30pm
    • Monday, Jan 6 – Intro II, Competitive bidding – 5 weeks – 12:30pm-2:30pm

 

               Register by phone: (905) 403-1333 or email: mail@mobridge.club              (e-mail preferred)

 

Members' Achievements

                                 

Regional Master                              Alan Burnham                              

NABC Master                                  Janet Philipp                                 

Advanced NABC Master                 Rory Ryan                                                     

Life Master                                      Jeffrey Imber                                           

Diamond Life Master                       Steven Mehta                                                                 

 

 

Our Honour Roll for April 2024 (70%+ Games)

 

April 16th            Carol & Richard Nathenson                    73.61%               Non-members

April 15th            Jim Stacy & Louise Hamel                      71.25%

April 18th            Paul Inglis & Rory Ryan                          70.14%

 

♠  Congratulations  ♣ 

     
       

 
 
MObridge Newsletters
  • Click on Month to view newsletters:       Aug '23   Sept '23    4th quarter
    • To view any Newsletter select the Newsletter tab on our Home Page.
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.

 

       THE HOST PROGRAM      

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.

Table Count

                            ♠  2024 MObridge Table Counts ♣                             

January 212.5 May   September  
February 213.5 June   October  
March 221.5 July   November  
April 255.5 August   December  

2023 Annual Table Count 2,842

Educational Resources @ Virtual MObridge

      MObridge "VIRTUAL" 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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       Seminars with Danielle Gosselin       

 After Stayman and Transfers  Click here.

 Re-bids  Click here.

 Slam Bidding  Click here.

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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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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 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. 

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

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Calendar
Thu 13th Jun 2024
F2F 0-2500 - NABC Fundraiser
12:30pm
Host: Gordon Harron
Fri 14th Jun 2024
F2F - Eight is Enough NABC FundraiserTeam Game - register at the club or with Max at maxruth01@gmail.com
12:30pm
Fri 14th Jun 2024
Virtual 0-299 - Silver Linings - 150% Silver
10:00am
Mon 17th Jun 2024
F2F 0-1500
7:00pm
Host: Wanted
Mon 17th Jun 2024
F2F 0-50 Beginner Game - register on our WhatsApp group or by email to ingridd63@yahoo.ca
7.00pm
Host: Wanted
Tue 18th Jun 2024
F2F Strat. OPEN - register on our WhatsApp group or by email to spbonnar@gmail.com
12:30pm
Host: Wanted
Tue 18th Jun 2024
F2F 499er - Registration required on our WhatsApp group or by email to ajycan@gmail.com
12.30pm
Host: Wanted
Tue 18th Jun 2024
Virtual 0-299
7:30pm
Wed 19th Jun 2024
Supervised play
12.30-2.30
Wed 19th Jun 2024
F2F 0-299 - registration required on our WhatsApp Group or by email to maxruth01@gmail.com
6.45pm
Host: Wanted
Thu 20th Jun 2024
F2F 0-2500
12:30pm
Host: Wanted
Fri 21st Jun 2024
F2F Stratified Open - Longest Day Game in aid of Alzheimers Society
12:30pm
Host: Wanted