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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.

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. 

Leah Gabelman and Judy Slater - 7 1/2 table Howell virtual game - September 1, 2020:  79.17% game

 

 

Welcome to Mohawk Valley Bridge Association
Our Locations - Preswick Glen
Our Locations - Preswick Glen

 

 

(www.preswickglen.com) 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 - Cooperstown
Our Locations - Cooperstown

 

 

(www.clarksportscenter.com) 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- 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
Judy Slater 1929-2021
Judy Slater  1929-2021

MVBA mourns the loss of one of its longest members - Judy Slater.  Judy died Friday, February 26, 2021 at her home with her family by her side.  Judy has been playing bridge in the Utica area for decades and faithfully made the trip from Old Forge, NY to Utica several times a week to play in our games.   When COVID shut us down to face -to-face bridge she quickly learned to maneuver BBO and the ACBL Virtual Game.   A week prior to her passing she played in our Thursday game.  Judy was always eager to do whatever she needed to continue to enjoy bridge.  When the club started using bidding boxes she was on-board.  The introduction of Bridgemates did not phase her and she always took over the entries into the box even if she was sitting south!  She used our bridgewebs site to regularly check out her scores and hands.  Technology did not slow her down.  Judy was a superior bridge player and was about 15 masterpoints short of becoming a Gold Life Master.  Her regular partners of late included Leah Gabelman, Fred Hicks, Mike Mihevc and Rich Hall.  She will be missed by all of our club members.

The picture that is shown with this article was taken many years ago when Judy came in 4th in a local bridge tournament.

How to Contact Us

The best way to contact MVBA is call Ann Smallen, President, MVBA at 315-527-1294 or email Ann at asmallen@hamilton.edu

MVBA VIRTUAL CLUB

The MVBA has formed a virtual club.  Games will be offered through BBO on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 11:45am.  We are also offering a NLM (less than 500 mps) on alternate Fridays at 11:45am.  Contact asmallen@hamilton.edu for more information about that game.  When the game is not a NLM game then it is an OPEN game.  All games are ACBL sanctioned and we will offer at least 18 boards.  Time alloted for each board will be 7 minutes and games will run approximately 2 1/4 hours.  Players who have played in our club in the last 365 days are welcome to play and players do not need to be ACBL members.  Friends of players can also play but we must have their BBO username prior to the game to allow them access to register.  Cost to play will normally be $3 with special games offered by ACBL costing $4.  For more information about eligibility to play, how to access our games, or other questions please contact Ann Smallen at asmallen@hamilton.edu.

Game Results

To find the results for a given game check out under Results.

Sectional for 2020 Cancelled

Our MVBA Sectional originally schedule for September 12-13, 2020 at the North Utica Senior Center has been cancelled.  We will try again for 2021!

Upcoming Games

♣ The next three events are listed below.♣ 

Calendar
20th April 2021
PAIRS
Virtual
11:45 a.m.
22nd April 2021
PAIRS
Virtual
11:45 a.m.
23rd April 2021
NLM/Open
Virtual 11:45am
Results
NLM/Open
PAIRS
PAIRS