Mississauga-Oakville Community Bridge Club
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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.

Message From The Board

The MObridge Board of Directors is pleased to welcome PAUL INGLIS back to the role of President.

We are thankful and appreciative that Paul has agreed to step in as we navigate through our move and reopening.  Paul’s guidance, knowledge and expertise will positively influence the future of Mobridge.

Paul, we look forward to working with you. 

BBO Online Schedule

 

Click here to access the MObridge online schedule.

Other than Christmas Day (when there will be no games @ Virtual MObridge), all December games will run on schedule.

We WILL run our games on New Year's Day.

 

Our Monday morning game has been raised from 0-300 to 0-500.  

          From now thru 2021, our Monday & Tuesday morning games will each charge $4.00 to play, and each will reward a Free Play to one pair in each game.

So come out and play and GOOD LUCK!!!

Free Play Winners

Mon., Nov. 29th: Bruce Richards \ Tues., Nov. 30th: No Game /

 

We thank all Players in ALL games for your continued support.

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A Few Reminders from The Directors

On BBO ... we ask that you ALWAYS:

  • Be back at Registration Desk 5 minutes pre-game time.
  • Remember that Slow Play affects everyone in the game.
  • Remember that once you hit the 3 min. mark, any unstarted  boards will be taken away and averages assigned.
  • Remember to self-alert/announce your bids - giving a FULL explanation.
  • Type your explanation of your bid on the line provided, before clicking on your bid.
  • Use the 3 Bar option to call/speak to the Director.

AND please check that your CC is an actual CC, not Table Text.

As always, we thank you for your cooperation.

Educational Resources / Mentoring Programme @ MObridge

      MObridge Educational Resources      

 

***NEW***      DEFENSIVE BOOT CAMP      ***NEW***

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?  …

Start 2022 with a resolution that keeps on giving.  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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          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.

 

       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.

 

Members' Achievements

 

Let’s

Rank Achievements for November, 2021

CLUB Master   Frances Elms
    Jim Flowers
REGIONAL Master   Audrey Farrell
NABC Master   Jay Hamann 
LIFE Master   Mindy Zhu
BRONZE LIFE Master   Dennis Kolody
SILVER LIFE Master   Brij Chadda
EMERALD LIFE Master   Mel Norton
 

 

Our Honour Roll for November, 2021

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

Nov. 2nd  Judy Vander Doelen & Karen MacIsaac    71.18%
Nov. 18th  David Kitchen & Jerry Howarth  72.22%
Nov. 23rd  Fred Lerner & Roisin O'Hara 71.69%
Nov. 29th  James Priebe & Roman Klein 71.21%

 

 

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!!!        

 

Writers In Our Midst!!!

 

   MObridge member Yana Headford wasn't letting grass grow under her feet during COVID.  Not only did she turn 100 during 2021, but she also wrote a book!  Is Bridge involved?  Who knows!  It's a mystery!!  Congratulations Yana!!

Contact information: yheadford@rogers.com OR https://yanaheadford.wordpress.com

 

MObridge member Brian Gray also written a few books, which were in the works before COVID.  Congratulations Brian!!

Contact information:  brianrgray@rogers.com OR http://bridgebeginnermentor.ca

 

 

Table Count Overview

 

 

   

                            2021 Virtual MObridge Table Counts                               

January 808 May 883 September 511
February 702 June 719 October 546 
March 867 July 619 November 528 
April 862 August 536 December  

   

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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 Survey Results

 

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

 

Message from The Board

October 3rd, 2021


MObridge Survey and Premises Update

The Board has received and considered the results of the Member survey concerning the return to face-to-face (F2F) play.  The Board was pleased with the response rate and thanks the Members for participating.  The results of the survey are available for review by the Members in the Members Only section of the Mobridge Website. 

The Board’s takeaway from the survey results is that while there is an encouraging indication that the Members will eventually return to F2F play, there is less enthusiasm for an immediate return.  A minority of Members would like to come back as soon as possible but a majority are expressing some reluctance. 

Like everything else COVID 19 related, there is significant uncertainty.  Nevertheless, the Board has concluded that we should make arrangements for F2F play to resume during the first quarter of 2022.  Not as soon as possible and not an indefinite delay.  Our expectation is that the COVID 19 situation will stabilize so that Members that were reluctant or undecided about returning to F2F play at the time of the survey will be more comfortable by then.  We recognize that this is a compromise that will be too slow for some and too fast for others.  The Board thinks it reflects a cautious balance. 

With that intention, the Board continues its work to identify and secure a new location (preferably rented dedicated premises but possibly shared) for F2F play starting in the first quarter of 2022.  The exact timing of the return to F2F play in that window will be determined by a combination of the developing COVID 19 guidelines and the details of securing the new premises.  The return to F2F play will comply with COVID 19 health guidelines applicable at the time.  

The Board will continue to provide updates as to our progress on premises and return to F2F play.    


Marcia Baker        Jay Hamann           Joanne Gilmore          Peter Milligan
Eric Pinto              Linda Planeta        Dan Tomlinson

 

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 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 (Until we return f2f, this # is not-in-service)
mail@MObridge.club
www.MObridge.club

 

 

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