Extra Point Games 

Starting off the extra points events, the ACBL World Wide Bridge Contest is Saturday, June 8 at 2:00 PM.  The same hands will be played across the globe, and of course, there are extra points.  The winners will receive 50% red points, and 50% black points.  Card fees are $2 extra.

The following Saturday, June 15 at 2:00 PM, will be the monthly Unit Game. Extra points for the winners.


June is the last month of the mentoring session that began in January. The mentee applications for the next mentoring session from July to December are now at the club.  While mentees need to complete an application, mentors will not have to fill out an application this time.  If you have never been a mentor before but are interested, please talk to Sheryl Kohlhoff, Fran Israel or Laura Gastelum.  We would love to have you join this very rewarding mentoring program.


The summer months of June, July and August are the months in which clubs across the country are hosting North American Pairs (NAP) games.  Players compete to represent their districts at an ACBL national tournament, and it all starts at the club level.  We will be having 2 NAP games in June.  The first is Monday, June 17 at 11:30, and the second is Wednesday, June 26 at 11:30.  Card fees are $1 extra.



The Common Game

Starting on Monday, we are going to be using boards downloaded from The Common Game for our games. We will also be using The Common Game as a second method of posting our results on the internet.  This will be for all our games EXCEPT for the Tuesday night team game and the Saturday afternoon pairs game.  

What is The Common Game? The Common Game is a service offered to local clubs across the country, which allows bridge players to compare their results with players at other clubs who are playing the identical hands.  The results are posted online on The Common Game’s website.

Participation in the Common Game does not affect a player's score or masterpoint award at the local club level. The ACBL masterpoint awards continue to be scored and reported as always.What does the Common Game offer players?

  •  Players can compare their results with players across the country
  •  Expert analysis of many of the interesting hands played
  • Individual play analysis (if your club uses Bridgemates or Bridge Pads)

If you have an email address with the ACBL, your results will be emailed to you after the game.  For video tutorials and more information, you can go to www.TheCommonGame.com

It is important to remember that SBBC will still be posting our game results and hand records on our own website (southbaybridgeclub.com), as we have always done.  Viewing results on The Common Game is an alternative method of viewing your results that gives more information if you choose to use it. But if you are not interested, you can view the results on the club website as always.  There is going to be one slightly confusing thing about the 2 ways to view results.  If you view the results on our website, our 11:30 AM games will be called Morning Games. If you view the results on The Common Game, the 11:30 AM games will be called Afternoon Games.  This has something to do with The Common Game being scored across all the time zones in the country.

Because The Common Game uses your ACBL number as a sign-in pass code, players who are not ACBL members will have to use a special procedure.  If you are not an ACBL member and wish to use The Common Game, please contact Janice Scholler and she will walk you through how to sign on.

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