Mississauga-Oakville Community Bridge Club
Release 2.19o

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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.

*** UPCOMING EVENTS ***

 

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  Swiss Teams  

 

Our next SWISS is Wednesday, October 6th @ 7:00pm. 

This one is a GNT Qualifier - 2X Reg. Club MPs (50% RED/50% BLACK)

Get your teams lined up!

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  Club Appreciation Week  

 

2X Regular Club MPs (all black) at all Virtual Club games on BBO.

Monday thru Sunday (Oct. 11th thru Oct. 17th).

 

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Grand National Teams (GNT) Qualifier

   GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS QUALIFIER   

Wednesday, October 6th @ 7:00 pm -- This Swiss Event is a GNT Qualifier

2 X Reg. Club MPs: 50% RED & 50% BLACK  


In District 2, all players qualify for the District Final, so participation in this club event is strictly for the extra and pigmented MPs and doesn’t affect your participation in the District Final, to be held in 2022.

For SWISS TEAMS pre-registration, contact Martin Hunter:  martinhunter@rogers.com.  It is our hope to have 3 flights.  Unless you are you are entering the Open event, Martin will need to know the # of MPs of the player from your pair/team with the highest total - pre-registration up to Wednesday morning of the game - please ensure you have your submission to Martin by this time.

We ask that anyone wishing to participate to contact Martin Hunter - 
martinhunter@rogers.com 
This will help determine how many flights to have. 

NOTE: You still have to register on BBO at least 10 minutes before game start time.  The cost for this special event is $1.00 extra per player and you will be playing 20-24 Boards. 

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.
 

Sooooo ..............

Have your pre-registration to Martin by Event's Wednesday morning.

Have your whole team registered 10 min before game time.

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


Registration will be cut-off 5 minutes before game start time.

 

CLICK HERE for SWISS TEAMS Registration Instruction on BBO

 
SO ... COME OUT AND PLAY OUR SWISS and ENJOY!!

NOTE that the SWISS results posted to our HOME PAGE have not yet been perfected.  The TRUE results are those you receive from LIVE.

Educational Resources - MObridge

 

       MObridge Mentoring Programme       

We have Mentors ready and willing to encourage and assist any Mentees (0-300 MPs) wishing to improve their game.

Calling all advancing Intermediate players wishing to add to your bridge arsenal, we have Open Players ready to help you achieve the next level of your game.  

Please go to the MObridge Website and click on the Mentoring Programme.  Fill out the Mentee form you find there to start on your journey to having more confidence in your games.  

All information to register is on the Website under The Mentoring Programme.

 

 

      MObridge Educational Resources      

 All Lessons & Seminars are on-going and can be booked at any time 

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          Lessons & Seminars with Pam Husband          

*** NEW *** Itroductory Bridge: For the New to Bridge Player Click Here. *** NEW *** 

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.

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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.

 *** NEW *** Make A Plan (Part II)  Click here. *** NEW ***

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You can also check out the details under the MObridge Educational Resources menu tab.

Contact The Board

 

Do you want to contact our Board of Directors?

To contact The Board, click here

 

 

 

Directors' Corner

The Directors’ Corner (Re-occurring issues/points hi-lited)

  • Please fully explain your alerted bids.  For example:  4th Suit Forcing.  Explain this as, Artificial and forcing for 1 round or forcing to game (whatever your agreement is).  And some partnerships play systems a little differently.  Another example the Director was called to the table on recently:  An Inverted Minor Bid by Responder.  Responder simply alerted as  "Forcing".  It also denies a 4 cd. major and it promises 10 HCP min.  This information, the Opponents are entitled to.  Remember, not everyone plays/knows all systems. 
  • Slow bidding and/or play --- Help the Directors, and help yourselves ... make sure you are watching the time.  Finish the board.  On-line is no different than at the Club whereby SLOW play affects others.  We get boards with only 1 trick played or 2 ... when we have to adjust these boards, if it's not clear cut, we have to make judgement calls.  The Directors' preference is certainly that all boards are completed.   If the auction is incomplete, averages will be assigned.
  • If you're a "Pick-up" or "Substitute" pair (in other words, have no CC) and are unable to create a CC but have discussed what you will play (2/1, SA, etc.) and your cardiing, simpy post what you are playing at the beginning of each round, ie "Hi Opps .. we are subs and we are playing 2/1 and standard carding.  Any questions, please ask."  You can copy this when 1st typed and then just paste it in the "Chat to Table" line at the beginning of each round.
  • We hear it all the time:  I GOT KICKED OFF!  The liklihood is that you lost connection or you were stuck (not bidding or playing, but sitting idle) and were replaced.  Once you are back/available, you will be re-seated at first opportunity.  If your Sub is still in the Auction or is the Dummy, the Director will try and re-seat you as a Sub.  So do watch when you are messaged asking you to "Sub" that it is your tournament (it most likely will be), and accept.
  • If you have a question which you don't want to bring up during the game, or after the game, ask a Director ... simply send an e-mail to mail@mobridge.club, typing "Ask a Question" in the subject line and hit send.  It's as simple as that.  :)  Someone will get back to you as soon as time permits.
  • We continue to have issues with players pushing other players with "time".  This is not unique to MObridge.  It's a problem all over.  Please, if you have an issue with time, call the Director using the 3 bar option. 
  • During the game, when calling the Director, make sure to use the 3 bar option, typing the reason for you call in the space provided, as opposed to private chat with the Director.  Director Calls using this option allows the Director to come right to your table (as opposed to having to find you, which is the case when you use chat) and it stays in the Director Call List until the Director can get to your call (They do sometimes get more than 1 Director Call at once).  Using this feature does save time with no chance of your “call” being lost in chat.
  • The Directors can’t stress enough how important it is for you to be registered for your game at least 5 minutes ahead of start time (10 minutes would be ideal).  And if you do register earlier, make sure you are back at Registration at least 5 minutes before game start time (again, 10 minutes would be ideal).  Last minute entries quite often change the setup, and sometimes without enough time to do so.  There have also been situations where players have been removed from our listing ... time is needed before game start to help out in such situations.  Unlike at the Club, where the game setup can be entered after game start, on BBO it MUST be set before game start.  Hopefully, if you have an issue, the Director has enough time to help out.
  • We also add that pairs have had to be removed when not back at registation at game time.  In our Virtual World, we have to realize that players have allotted their time accordingly and may not be able to afford any extra time to their game.  This goes hand-in-hand with adding time to the rounds as well, ergo when registering, one knows the maximum time required for that game and can plan his/her schedule accordingly.  We run our OPEN games @ 6 mins./board and our LIMITED games @ 7 mins./board.
  • The Directors have also noted that it’s rare they find a pair playing in our Virtual Club without a completed Convention Card.  This is was not the case a while back.  Well done MObridge players.

You may have noticed that the Director is now listed in the game’s opening comments.

Table Count Overview

 

 

   

                            2021 Virtual Mobridge Table Counts                               

January 808 May 883 September  
February 702 June 719 October  
March 867 July 619 November  
April 862 August 536 December  

   

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BBO Online Schedule

 Thank you for choosing to play at MObridge Virtual Club -- Your support is appreciated.   

                         Returning to Face-to-Face Games?                         

  • ACBL is moving away from supporting on-line bridge to help clubs return to face-to-face games.  Many clubs south of the border have already started to re-open. 
  • ACBL’s first step in that approach is to reduce its on-line MP uplift from 1.5 to 1.25 effective July 1, 2021.
  • Your MObridge games will also be impacted by the reduced uplift on July 1 and don’t be surprised if that disappears altogether as we approach Fall and f2f games become more commonplace, at least in the US.
  • While we, in Canada and certainly within the MObridge community, are not yet ready to return to face-to-face, we have certainly been working diligently on this and will be ready, when the time comes, in an instant.   

Want a game?  Don't have a Partner?  Register at our Partnership Desk.  If you don't get a game and we need subs, we will invite you to play.  For the 0-20/50/300/500 games it is difficult to find subs - if you're available to sub, please let the Director know (VACB207860) and we will invite you (if subs are needed).

Monday   10:00 am 300 MP    
     1:15 pm    1000 MP
    7:00 pm 300 MP

$4Linked*

    7:15 pm Stratified Open
Tuesday 9:30 am 1000 MP         $4        
    1:15 pm   500 MP    
7:15 pm Stratified Open Linked*
   7:30 pm 100 MP
Wednesday 1:15 pm 500 MP  
    7:00 pm   Swiss Teams   1st Wed. of Mo.
Thursday   12:30 pm 300 MP  
    7:15 pm 1000 MP    
Friday 10:00 am 100 MP  
    1:15 pm 500 MP  
Saturday 10:00 am Stratified Open Linked*
10:15 am 300 MP
Sunday 1:15 pm   1000 MP    

 

*Linked Games

Open games get credit for limited games that start within 30 minutes.  For example, if we have a 300 MP game with 12 tables and an Open game with 8 tables the Open game will be awarded MPs based on a (8+12) 20 table game.

More tables equals more potential points!


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

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

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 Segram 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. 

 

Members' Achievements

 

Let’s

Rank Achievements for August, 2021

CLUB Master Marian Magrane
Grant Smith
NABC Master David Colburn
Elenor Tegler-Gibson
BRONZE LIFE Master Danielle Gosselin
SILVER LIFE Master Sum Tang
 

 

Our Honour Roll for August, 2021

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

Aug. 2nd Randi Grant & Susan Baretto 75.93%
Aug. 6th Grant & Lyla Smith 73.69%
Aug. 16th Andrew Firko & Mel Norton 70.45%
Aug. 20th Bruce Richards & Dave Stamp 70.49%
Aug. 31st Dick Harris & Peter Trahair 70.00%
     

 

BARRY CRANE Top 500 Master Point Race for 2020

We have 5 of our Members on this list:

Mel Norton (#4)

Doug Andrews (#122)

John Rayner (#329)

Gary Westfall (#336)

Rod McLeod (#426)

 

        CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!!!        

 

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!

 

                                                 

 

MObridge Survey Results

 

See all Survey Results under our "Survey Results" tab in our "Members Only" Section.

 

 

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. 

Mississauga Oakville Community Bridge Club (MObridge), Mississauga, Ontario

(905) 820-5728
mail@MObridge.club
www.MObridge.club

 

 

Results
#33883 MObridge 1:15 pm 1000MP 18 Bds 7 min
#27960 MObridge 10:00 am Open 21 Bds 6 min
#27974 MObridge 10:15 am 300MP 18Bds 7 min
#21955 MOBridge 10:00 am 0-100 MP 18 boards
#22084 MObridge 1:15 pm 500MP Silver Linings
#15834 MObridge 12:30 pm 300MP 18 Bds 7 min
#16039 MObridge 7:15 pm 1000 MPs 18 Bds 7 m
#9463 MObridge 1:15 pm 500MP Silver Linings
#2876 MObridge 9:30 am 1000MP Silver Linings
#3029 MObridge 1:15 pm 500MP Silver Linings
#3192 MObridge 7:30 pm 100MP Silver Linings
#3186 MObridge 7:15 pm Open Silver Linings