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Reminder of Game Cancellation:  If New Hartford schools are closed on game day in New Hartford/Clark Mills then our game is cancelled.  If they are on delay and then open our game is on.  If they are on delay and then close we are cancelled.  For Cooperstown we use the Cooperstown schools as our predictor.  If they are closed on game day we are cancelled.  If they are on delay and open we hold our game.  If they are on delay and close, we cancel.

2018 Masterpoint Race MVBA

We keep track (or at least try to) of the masterpoints accumulated by our ACBL members at our club from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.  Folks are placed in two divisions:  A (over 500 points) and B (0-500 points).  This year's winners are:

In A:

First:  Judy Slater  86.99           Second:  Betty Youmans  69.72    Third:  Billie Ohlbaum  58.52

In B:

First:  Barbara Monie  46.58      Second:  Dave Smallen   41.49   Third:  Angela Vanderhoof  35.79

For a full listing please use this link

2018 Masterpoints total.xlsx

About Our Members
About Our Members

BIG GAMES:  ACBL considers a game of 75% or higher a big game and the 4-SPOT considers 70% or higher big games.  Here are the folks who have had big games in August to date: Au

August 8:  Leah Gabelman and Judy Slater:  Operation Sunshine Charity Game 9 T:  73%

August 15:  Judy Slater and Fred Hicks:  NAP Game 8T:  72%

November 19:  Rosemarie Mancuso and Bobbie Smith:  STaC Game 33T:  70.23%

Decemberf 26:  Stanley Shapiro and Mike Mihevc:  Pairs Game  3 1/2 T:  71.35%



Welcome to Mohawk Valley Bridge Association
Our Locations - Cooperstown
Our Locations - Cooperstown



( 5124 County Highway 52, Cooperstown, NY, 13326

The Clark Sports Center takes an active role in the health, fitness, recreational and educational life of the Village of Cooperstown and its surrounding area.  Bridge is played in the Center on the second and fourth Wednesday mornings of each month.

Our Locations - Preswick Glen
Our Locations - Preswick Glen



( 55 Preswick Drive, New Hartford, NY 13413

An independent residential living community.  Bridge is played in the main building on  Tuesday morning, with special games on Sundays.

Our Locations- Kirkland Senior Center

The Kirkland Senior Center is located at 11 Mill Street, Clark Mills, NY.  Thursday games are held at this site. 

Our Locations- Kirkland Senior Center
MVBA 2019 Masterpoint Local Race

This year's winners in the A and B Categories are:

A:  1st:  Judy Slater  98.85 points

      2nd:  Billie Ohlbaum  76.53 points

      3rd:  Paul Ohlbaum  70.83 points

B:  1st:  Barbara Monie  47.96 points

      2nd:  Angela VanDerhoof   41.33 points

      3rd:  Will Monie   41.14 points

Please note that these points are points accumulated only at our local games and submitted to ACBL.  It does not include points won at our sectional, other regionals, etc.

Mini-McKenney Race Winners

Unit 4 Race

0-5:  #4  Kristen Sullivan      #6  Bill Ralston   #8  Pauline Tracy

5-20:  #9  Charles Newman        

20-50:  #1  Angela VanDerhoof  #2  Doris Ernest

100-200:  #6  Richard Hartz Jr

300-500:  #9  David Smallen

1000-1500:  #1  Richard Hartz

1500-2500:  #2  Tom Andrews

2500-3500:  #1  Betty Youmans

District 4 Race:

20-25:  15th  Angela VanDerhoof    16th:  Doris Ernest

100-200:  #25  Richard Hartz Junior

1500-2500:  #11 Tom Andrews

2500-3500:  #2  Betty Youmans

Phil Fragale Will Be Remembered

Philip “Phil” Joseph Fragale, 91, formerly of Clinton, NY passed away on December 24, 2019, after celebrating one more Christmas Eve with his family. Phil was born on July 17, 1928, in Oswego, NY. In 1961, he married Catherine Restle, in Clinton, NY, with whom he would spend the next 58 years sharing their lives, raising four children, and (perhaps their favorite years) enjoying their grandchildren. Phil spent many hours during retirement becoming a master bridge player and golfing with his family. A quiet man, when he was not singing, Phil is perhaps best remembered for his singular sense of fairness and honesty, characteristics observed and admired by generations of students and soldiers and, especially, his family. He is survived by his wife, Cathy, their daughters Jane McEachron and Susan (John) Clancy, sons Jeffrey (Renee) Fragale and David (Elissa) Fragale grandchildren, Connor, Alexandra, Olivia, Jordan, Jacob, Sophie, Maxwell, Henry, Avery, and Lila, and his sisters Phyllis Kimiak and MaryAnn Pedersen. Private Mass for family will be held at St. Mary’s in Clinton, NY

STaC Winners Tuesday, November 19

Congratulations to Rosemarie Mancuso and Bobbie Smith who placed first overall in the Tuesday, November 19 STaC game with 33 tables!  They had a 70.23% game and earned 8.06 silver masterpoints.  Other winners included Tom Andrews and Bob Simard (3A); Bill and Diane Redfield (5A, 3B and 1C); Billie and Paul Ohlbaum (8A, 6B); Mickey Gutierrez and Jonathan Brown (3C) and Judy Finer and Vivian Berkowitz (4 C).  Congratulations to all our players!


Upcoming Games

♣ The next three events are listed below.♣ 

21st January 2020
Preswick Glen, New Hartford NY
11:45 a.m.
22nd January 2020
Clark Athletic Center Cooperstown NY 9:30 a.m.
23rd January 2020
Kirkland Senior Center, Clark Mills
11:45 a.m.
Sunday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Billie Ohlbaum
Thursday Morning Pairs
Director: Billie Ohlbaum
Tuesday Morning Pairs
Director: Billie Ohlbaum