POSTED OCTOBER 25TH
Don't forget to...
Kick Off ACBL’s Club Appreciation Week
with two SPECIAL MOBridge games on MONDAY night!
DOUBLE your black points! Double the fun!
In support of your club, Club Appreciation Week, the newest
Virtual Club event, will take place on BBO from
Monday to Sunday, October 26 to November 1.
To kick off the week and boost your opportunity to DOUBLE MORE of those points,
MOBridge is offering an evening of TWO special games at the reduced price of just 4 BBO$.
Monday Oct 26
*SPECIAL* STRATIFIED OPEN game at 7:15 (linked to)
a *SPECIAL* 0-50 game at 7:45
**If you would like to play and don't have a partner do not let that deter you.
Email me at email@example.com and I will guarantee you a partner.**
Convention Cards Tutorial
With Nancy Strachan
Join Nancy to learn all about how to complete and post your convention cards to BBO. There are several features that you may not know about. We’re pretty sure you’ll learn something!
Time: Nov 1, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 864 0061 8987
Drop-In Thursdays at 4pm
with Martin Hunter
Join Martin for this weekly, one hour drop-in on Zoom
when you can ask/discuss your questions about anything bridge or BBO related.
Join Zoom Meeting at https://zoom.us/ and then click on ‘Join Meeting’
Meeting ID: 870 8135 9374
And wait to be admitted
POSTED OCTOBER 21ST
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 Rayner Bridge
POSTED OCTOBER 18TH
We are happy to announce several upcoming
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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