Release 2.19o
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.

Special Games/Events

Special Events
 

Save the date for these upcoming special events (more information to follow):

  • Saturday March 9 – Newcomers Event – 1:30 – 6:00pm.  Includes instruction, supervised play, Q&A plus refreshments.  Cost is $12.  Please register by March 1st via email dsgosselin58@gmail.com or ingridd63@yahoo.ca
  • Saturday March 16 – ‘Eight is Enough’ Shamrock game. Same rules as prior ‘Eight is Enough’ games. Extra points available.  Light lunch at 12 pm. Game starts at 12:45 pm.  Cost is normal game fees plus $4.  Pre-registration at the club or with Max at maxruth01@gmail.com or 647-984-3778.

 

Celebration of Life for Bob Beecroft
 

Bob’s family would like to invite you to a Celebration of Life for Bob on Thursday March 7, 2024 at 10:00 am - 12 pm.  Location is the Mississauga-Oakville Bridge Club.  More information to follow.  Per Bob’s wishes the 12:30 Thursday game will go ahead as usual.  The game will be an open game so all can play.

F2F games update

Three F2F games are set up on What’sApp for registration.  These F2F games are set up for registration by email or on WhatsApp to make sure there are sufficient players at game time and to help single players find a partner.

      • Tuesday Afternoon Open Game @ 12.30pm.  Contact Steve Bonnar at (647-330-4672) or by email to spbonnar@gmail.com to join the group.
      • Wednesday Evening 0-299 Game @ 7:00pm.  Contact Kaveri (Kaveri.raviraj@gmail.com) or by email to Max (maxruth01@gmail.com) to join the group.
      • Saturday Morning Open Game @ 10:00am.  Contact Claude King via email at kingraptor@mac.com or through our What'sApp group for Saturday games.

 

 

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BBO on-line Mobridge games update

 

Our next Swiss team event is scheduled for March 6th.  Start getting those teams together. Information will be posted on the website shortly.


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Swiss Teams @ "Virtual" MObridge

   Our NEXT Swiss Team Game @ Virtual MObridge is Wednesday March 6 @ 7:00 pm   

Director:  Martin Hunter -- martinhunter@rogers.com

Pre-registration with Martin is appreciated.

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

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.

 

Game Schedule

  MObridge F2F & Virtual Games             
Face to Face (F2F) Games Virtual (BBO) Games
Time MPs   Time MPs  
Monday            
07:00pm 0-1500        
Tuesday            
12:30pm Strat. OPEN New - Registration on What's App   07:30pm 0-199

Wednesday

12:30pm

06:45pm

Supervised Play 

0-299           

Registration on What's App

 

07:00pm

OPEN
SWISS TEAMS
1st Wed. of Month
Thursday 09:30am 0-50   Game Suspended      
12:30pm 0-2500        
Friday 12:30pm 0-750      
10:00am 0-199  
Saturday        
10:00am Strat. OPEN        
/pmj/Rev. 12/16/23

 

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

  •  0-50MP - F2F Thursday mornings - Suspended until further notice
  • Supervised Play is back!  Wednesdays from 12:30-2:30 pm, you will be able to join other Newcomers for a friendly round of bridge. You don't even need a partner. Danielle Gosselin will be supervising. There will be a 10-15 minute mini-tip to start the session.  The fee is $8.00
  • Wednesday Evening Shuffle & Play @ 6.45pm
  • $5/person - bring your own foursome and practice your bridge skills in a friendly, casual environment.  Pre-dealt boards and hand records will be available.  For details contact ingridd63@yahoo.ca.

  • And the winner of the Q4 F2F draw for a 10-play card is – Anne Sixsmith.
  • 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 $2.00
  • Volunteers are needed to help with the operation of the club.  More information to follow but think about where you could help out. 
MObridge F2F Lessons/Educational Sessions

F2F Lessons have returned to MObridge

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

LOOK UNDER 'LESSON SCHEDULE' TAB FOR UPCOMING.

Members' Achievements

Members' Rank Achievements for December 2023 and January 2024

Junior Master                   Sally Blackwell

Club Master                     Aftab Alibhai

Silver Life Master            Paul Inglis

Gold Life Master              Keith Pugsley

 
   

 

Our Honour Roll for December 2023 and January 2024 (70%+ Games)

December 15     Wendy Dooley and Steve Mehta – 73.67%

January 13          John Van Nuland and Judi Kokis – 72%

 

 

♠  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

                            2023 MObridge Table Counts                            

January 240.5 May 273.5 September 227.5
February 208.5 June 267.0 October 247.0
March 283.0 July 218.5 November 204.0
April 248.0 August 209.5 December 215.0

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. 

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

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Calendar
Mon 26th Feb 2024
F2F Lessons - Introduction to Bridge - Pre-registration required
12:30pm
Mon 26th Feb 2024
F2F 0-1500
7:00pm
Host: Wanted
Tue 27th Feb 2024
F2F Strat. OPEN - Registration required on our WhatsApp group or by email to spbonnar@gmail.com
12:30pm
Host: Wanted
Tue 27th Feb 2024
Virtual 0-199
7:30pm
Wed 28th Feb 2024
Supervised play
12.30-2.30
Wed 28th Feb 2024
F2F 0-299 - registration required on our WhatsApp Group or by email to maxruth01@gmail.com
6.45pm
Thu 29th Feb 2024
F2F 0-2500
12:30pm
Host: Wanted
  (Partner?)
Fri 1st Mar 2024
F2F 0-750
12:30pm
Host: Wanted
Fri 1st Mar 2024
Virtual 0-199
10:00am
Sat 2nd Mar 2024
F2F Strat. OPEN
10:00am
Host: Wanted
Mon 4th Mar 2024
F2F Lessons - Competitive Bidding - Pre-registration required
12:30pm
Mon 4th Mar 2024
F2F 0-1500 Club Championship
7:00pm
Host: Wanted