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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.

     

BBO Online Schedule

 

MOBridge Fall Schedule

(as of September 7, 2020)

 

Monday    1:15 pm    1000 MP
Tuesday 9:30 am 1000 MP $4
7:15 pm Stratified Open Linked
7:45 pm 50 MP
Wednesday 1:15 pm 500 MP
Thursday 12:30 pm 300 MP Linked
12:45 pm Stratified Open
7:15 pm 1000 MP
Friday 10:00 am 50 MP
1:15 pm 500 MP
*Saturday 10:00 am 300 MP Linked
10:15 am   Stratified Open
Sunday 1:15 pm 1000 MP

 

 

*Saturday - New start times.

 

New Features:

Linked Games

Open games can now get credit for limited games that start within 30 minutes of an open game, i.e. we have a 300 MP game with 12 tables and an Open game with 8 tables.  The open game will award MPs based on a (8+12) 20 table game.

Strats are now based on Avg. MPs.

Robots will not be awarded MPs.

 

 

Please be careful to ensure you are registering for the correct game.

Do not buy BBO Bucks on an app... there is a 30% premium charged.

Buy them directly from the BBO website.

 

 

 POSTED OCTOBER 21ST 

 

Announcement

 

 

Hello Everyone,

 

After many weeks of a steep learning curve for me and with a lot of help from friends and colleagues in the bridge world, I am now ready to take the plunge and offer on-line Zoom bridge lessons.

 

My first pair of lessons will take place on Monday afternoons, October 26th and November 2nd from 4:00 - 5:30 pm.

 

These first two lessons are being offered to all on a complimentary basis.

 

I feel confident that my lessons will be entertaining and informative.

 

You may be receiving this e-mail because you have taken lessons from me in the past. If so, please consider attending my lessons. And perhaps you would be willing to pass this info along to other interested players.

 

You may be receiving this e-mail because you have been an organizer for some of my past teaching or you may be a bridge colleague of mine. If this is the case, I would greatly appreciate any help you would be able to provide in getting the word out. Thanks for any help you can provide in this area.

 

We have created a new website for me at: www.johnraynerbridge.com 

This is where you can get further information or sign up for the lessons.

 

Thank you for your consideration regarding these lessons and/or for your assistance in spreading the gospel.

 

I hope everyone is safe and well in these very unique times.

 

John

 

 

John Rayner Bridge
john@johnraynerbridge.com

 

 

 

 POSTED OCTOBER 18TH 

 

We are happy to announce several upcoming

 

Learning Opportunities

 

 

 Lessons & Seminars 

 

 

Danielle Gosselin and Pam Husband are two of MOBridge’s popular instructors. Both have already conducted the following courses in September and October. More sessions are now on offer for November. With only 4 students at a time, there is lots of one-on-one instruction and play, via Zoom. All materials and exercises are included. Start dates are flexible for these classes, until each group of four students is assembled.

 

 

See below for more details or contact Pam or Danielle directly.

 

 

 Competitive Bidding 

Are you frustrated at constantly being outbid? Competitive bids such as pre-empts, overcalls, take-out doubles and the advancement of these, will be covered in this class. The fee is $100 for 5-2 hour sessions. Click here for more details.

 

Danielle is considering a relaunch of her popular 2 hour seminars in the coming months. Details to follow.

 

 

 Refresher Bridge 

This is a class designed for the novice player to assist in building good partnerships by adopting a consistent bidding system for the partnership. The student should have some recent and ongoing playing experience. The fee is $120 for 6-2 hour sessions. Click here for more details.

 

 

Pam will also introduce a new course called ‘The Play of the Hand’, designed to improve declarer play, which will start as soon as 4 players are registered.

 

 

 

Tip of The Week

With Danielle Gosselin

 

 

Soon after the club shutdown, Danielle launched an email ‘Tip of The Week’ campaign. Her objective was to stay connected to the 25 novice players who frequented the 0-20 games. Word spread and before you knew it, Danielle had 80+ subscribers, of all levels.

On Fridays, Danielle sends a small bidding quiz oriented to a specific topic. For example, a recent challenge was ‘Rebid by the Take-Out Doubler’. Danielle sends the answers by email on the following Sunday. If you would like to subscribe to this great offering, contact Danielle.

 

 

 

Member Drop-In

with Martin Hunter

 

 

As announced last week, Martin Hunter has generously offered to run a weekly one-hour

 Drop-In session, using Zoom. He will address questions about BBO or bridge in general. Martin is one of our top players and directs for MOBridge and other local clubs, as well ACBL tournaments. We’re open to suggestions for preferred day/time to hold these sessions – please let us know at mail@mobridge.club.

Watch this space for more details.

 

 

 

Completing a Convention Card on BBO

with Nancy Strachan

 

 

Nancy Strachan is a founding member of MOBridge and directs our and other ACBL games. She was one of a team of ACBL Tournament Directors who recently hosted a series of drop-in sessions on completing & posting a convention card on BBO.

Nancy has agreed to conduct another session just for MOBridge members.

Watch this space for date & time information.

 

 

 

Club Appreciation Week

Brought to you by ACBL

 

 

The ACBL will be hosting a Club Appreciation Week for virtual clubs on BBO. This event will be held October 26-November 1 and will feature upgraded masterpoint awards, that’s DOUBLE black points (same as the Labour Day event). Watch your mailbox for the full announcement from ACBL.

 

 

 

New Replay Feature

Video replays will be available for every Virtual Club hand that’s on Live for Clubs – that includes MOBridge.
 
What will players see when they hit ‘replay’? Check out the screen shots at the bottom of this post. It’s a complete replay of the hand. Players will be able to watch with just a click of a button on Live for Clubs.

 

 

 

 Below is what players will see in a new window after hitting the replay button 

 

 

 

 

 

 POSTED OCTOBER 11TH 

 

 

 

 

 Upcoming REGIONAL Tournament

Another opportunity to earn GOLD and RED points!!

 

 

Four days of two-session and single-session events for players of all experience levels.

‘Let’s put off raking the leaves and rake up some gold points instead.’

Click here for schedule and FAQs here.

 

 

MEMBER ACHIEVEMENTS SEPTEMBER 2020
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

Junior Master
Jim Flower
Gayle McNeish
Srivatsa Rajan
Katherine Ross
Mark Rowe
Anthony Wing

Club Master
Heather Burrow
Cathy Dutka
John Martin
Eileen Phillips
Mike Ribaudo

Sectional Master
Mel Grimes
Yi Qing Lim
Elaine McCarthy
Erle Stephens
     
     

          

Regional Master
Scott Barnard
Doris Herusch
Barbara Kerr
Gale Small

NABC Master
Kathryn Jensen
Tony Ma
Julie Wood

Adv NABC Master
Rick Jordan

Silver Life Master
Lezlie Cullen

Ruby Life Master
Max Rutherford

Sapphire Life Master
Steven Mehta

 

 

 

 

Learning Opportunity
Martin Hunter has generously offered to run a weekly one-hour Drop In session, using Zoom. He is open to questions about BBO or bridge in general. Martin is one of our top players and directs for MOBridge and other local clubs, as well ACBL tournaments. We’re open to suggestions for preferred day/time to hold these sessions – please let us know.
Watch this space for more details.

 

 

Masterpoint Races

 

The ACBL recognizes the players who earn the most masterpoints in ACBL-affiliated clubs and in tournaments during a calendar year.

  • The Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs – Awarded to players in each Unit, one per ranking level, who earn the most masterpoints (black only) in club games during the calendar year.
  • The Mini-McKenney – Awarded to players in each Unit, one per ranking level, who earn the highest number of masterpoints (all pigments) during the calendar year.

The awards are not mutually exclusive; it’s possible to win one or both in the same year. The ranking level you compete in is the one within you started the year.

 

Starting soon, we will post each month’s Unit 166 race results in a new tab on our Home Page.

 

 

 

Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs Standings Unit 166

Posted Oct 6 2020

MOBridge members are bolded

             

0 to 5 Ace of Clubs Masterpoint Race

 

500 to 1000 Ace of Clubs Masterpoint Race

 

Ron Lawrence

99.20

   

Zsoka Balla

143.86

 

Roshanak Madadinoei

64.20

   

Iain D Macdonald

142.66

 

Mehran Safapour

63.57

   

Martin B Klaponski 

133.52

             

5 to 20 Ace of Clubs Masterpoint Race

 

1000 to 1500 Ace of Clubs Masterpoint Race

 

Michael Kirsh 

53.01

   

Rod J McLeod 

206.82

 

Helen Kay

46.59

   

Rosemary Cheung

163.35

 

J Weber

36.93

   

Joanne C Grandy 

160.84

             

20 to 50 Ace of Clubs Masterpoint Race

 

1500 to 2500 Ace of Clubs Masterpoint Race

 

Kathryn L Jensen

150.24

   

Terry Bradley 

191.15

 

Utpal Patel

114.78

   

Daniel Cecchelli

167.64

 

Cinzia I Vettese

105.80

   

Steve McGrahan

140.36

             

50 to 100 Ace of Clubs Masterpoint Race

 

2500 to 3500 Ace of Clubs Masterpoint Race

 

Susan Samuels 

98.26

   

Suzanne E Hidi 

141.00

 

Virginia G Minnaar 

88.88

   

John G Cook 

133.72

 

Erick Knight

82.01

   

Jill A Thompson 

131.48

             

100 to 200 Ace of Clubs Masterpoint Race

 

3500 to 5000 Ace of Clubs Masterpoint Race

 

Julie Wood

173.98

   

Doug W Andrews 

305.93

 

Jerry Howarth

120.89

   

Ann-Marie Crabbe

268.63

 

Luigi Giammarco

114.26

   

Barbara A Seagram

213.06

             

200 to 300 Ace of Clubs Masterpoint Race

 

5000 to 7500 Ace of Clubs Masterpoint Race

 

Myrtle Herzenberg

153.73

   

Mel Norton

507.80

 

Peter J Morawetz

115.18

   

Alex Kornel

208.92

 

Amy Yin

107.13

   

Jack S Shinehoft 

179.65

             

300 to 500 Ace of Clubs Masterpoint Race

 

7500 to 10,000 Ace of Clubs Masterpoint Race

 

Sum C Tang

136.49

   

Barry D Senensky

210.88

 

Richard Durk

131.77

   

Gary J Westfall 

177.11

 

Lucia McCurdy

120.76

   

Andrew K Firko

144.85

             
       

Over 10,000 Ace of Clubs Masterpoint Race

         

Linda F Wynston

221.11

         

Andrew Tylman

209.35

         

John W Rayner

197.08

 

 

 

Mini-McKenney Standings Unit 166

Posted Oct 6 2020

MOBridge members are bolded

             

0 to 5 Mini-McKenney Masterpoint Race

 

500 to 1000 Mini-McKenney Masterpoint Race

 

Ron Lawrence

102.00

   

Zsoka Balla

189.94

 

Roshanak Madadinoei

64.20

   

Martin B Klaponski 

181.23

 

Fay Greenholtz

63.98

   

Iain D Macdonald

160.93

             

5 to 20 Mini-McKenney Masterpoint Race

 

1000 to 1500 Mini-McKenney Masterpoint Race

 

Michael Kirsh 

57.52

   

Rod J McLeod 

213.54

 

Helen Kay

50.62

   

Rosemary Cheung

203.97

 

J Weber

36.93

   

Joanne C Grandy 

198.54

             

20 to 50 Mini-McKenney Masterpoint Race

 

1500 to 2500 Mini-McKenney Masterpoint Race

 

Kathryn L Jensen

166.74

   

Jacob H Freeman

281.50

 

Utpal Patel

154.06

   

Terry Bradley 

195.13

 

Cinzia I Vettese

142.09

   

Rick Jenkins

193.99

             

50 to 100 Mini-McKenney Masterpoint Race

 

2500 to 3500 Mini-McKenney Masterpoint Race

 

Susan Samuels 

103.60

   

Douglas A Dolbear

158.34

 

Virginia G Minnaar 

100.83

   

Jill A Thompson 

156.61

 

Erick Knight

93.47

   

Suzanne E Hidi 

142.58

             

100 to 200 Mini-McKenney Masterpoint Race

 

3500 to 5000 Mini-McKenney Masterpoint Race

 

Julie Wood

200.81

   

Doug W Andrews 

369.42

 

Luigi Giammarco

134.37

   

Barbara A Seagram

270.40

 

Jerry Howarth

129.94

   

Ann-Marie Crabbe

269.59

             

200 to 300 Mini-McKenney Masterpoint Race

 

5000 to 7500 Mini-McKenney Masterpoint Race

 

Myrtle Herzenberg

170.41

   

Mel Norton

716.83

 

Amy Yin

125.49

   

Alex Kornel

266.26

 

Peter J Morawetz

117.05

   

Jack S Shinehoft 

258.51

             

300 to 500 Mini-McKenney Masterpoint Race

 

7500 to 10,000 Mini-McKenney Masterpoint Race

 

Sum C Tang

168.94

   

Barry D Senensky

246.23

 

Richard Durk

157.18

   

Gary J Westfall 

189.88

 

Stephen Weiss

138.83

   

Andrew K Firko

177.67

             
       

Over 10,000 Mini-McKenney Masterpoint Race

         

David R Grainger

388.25

         

Jonathan J Steinberg

387.31

         

Linda F Wynston

240.77

 

 

 

 

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
mail@MObridge.club
www.MObridge.club

 

 

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