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Weekly News!   

Zoom tRoom his week on Thursday, April 22nd 2021    

We want you to have increased play opportunities.                                     

 THIS WEEK WE'RE ADDING

A.  WEDNESDAY AT 12:30 P.M. FOR 0-100 MP GAME 

B. LINK FOR TODAY'S ZOOM CALL!

 

 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83009617340?pwd=MkF2ZmZoVGxwNlhaNnJVSTF2SjBVZz09

ZOOM FOR this THURSDAY--- JOIN US AGAIN IN APRIL 2021 JOIN RIGHT AFTER THE GAME - we discuss some interesting hands!  Link will be provided.

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Virtual Games Help!

Exciting news!!!  You can play with us online.  We've developed a Virtual Bridge Club that's easy to use.  If you need any help, then Robin, Susan, Richard, and I will help you get online and assist you getting started.  Do not be reluctant to start playing.....we'll help you through it.  Just send us an email: 

Contact Us for Help: 

Stephen:

E:  lauferbridge@gmail.com

M:  416-729-8600

Robin:     

E:  rbnstephens@gmail.com   

M:  416-710-0355

Susan: 

E:  strumper39@gmail.com

M:  647-391-4253

Richard: 

E:  richardpbross@gmail.com

M:  416-816-7115

Doug:

E:  wdc10023@gmail.com

M:  416-418-4062

 

Message From A Club Player Member-- Club Review 2020

"Stephen's Bridge Club is a most welcoming place. A place that caters to the bridge players.........short lessons, very organized play, great snacks, a beautiful setting, spacious accommodation and an atmosphere of wanting to make your stay enjoyable. What is stressed is showing kindness and respect to each other and having fun too.

 5 stars in my opinion.   Thank you to Stephen and all his gentle organizers."  J. Stephens, Real Bridge Player at Our Club. 

Thank you for your kind words.  We will strive to keep true to everything that you experienced at our Club!

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Welcome to Stephen's Bridge Club
ZOOM RETURNS April 15th

ZOOM ON THURSDAY - look for our Discussions  on April 22nd, 2021

If any problem signing on, then please just email:  lauferbridge@gmail.com 

and we'll send you the link to join by email.

JUST KEEP USING THE SAME LINK BELOW FOR EACH WEEK -- IT'S SET UP TO RE- USE

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86438787537?pwd=d3pzWHoyY2UzQTlpQjNUZWUyVnhPdz09

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86438787537?pwd=d3pzWHoyY2UzQTlpQjNUZWUyVnhPdz09

NEW Games Weekly Schedule!!
NEW Games Weekly Schedule!!
MENTOR NIGHT -DATE:  May 2021 - Stay Tuned for the Date.

54 Mentors and 54 Club Players enjoyed our 2nd Mentor Night! on STAY TUNED - NEXT ONE PLANNED IN MAY 2021!!

We encourage all of our Club Players to join in for our next Mentor Night!  Date will be announced.

Send along an email  to Richard at richardpbross@gmail.com and or  lauferbridge@gmail.com

if you would like to be matched with a Mentor.

 

BBO ETIQUETTE AT OUR CLUB - STEPHEN'S BRIDGE - TORONTO

BBO Etiquette Tips - See ACBL Rule:  74A2 (Conduct & Etiquette, Proper Attitude)

Whether defending or playing the hand, our Club players congratulate their partners only after the Opponents say it FIRST.

WHY DO WE ADVOCATE THIS APPROACH?

Many contracts end in positive results for a Pair due to an inadvertent error by the opponents.  Declarers, their partners, and the opponents, frequently recognize that if a different card or lead was made, the results would be different. 

So, a comment of "well done partner", or "good defence partner", can sometimes be interpreted as, "Opponents, thanks for helping us out on this hand!"  We have all been in the position of feeling responsible for a lost contract no matter whether we are defenders or declarers.  

Congratulatory remarks to partner should be limited to private chat.  This benefits everyone.  

Of course, advise the table of your general bidding system, either Standard or 2/1 or other, and defence carding. 

Being social using Table Chat is great. 

ACE of CLUBS RACE - ACBL

UNIT 166 - ACE of CLUBS RACE RESULTS APRIL 2021 - CLICK HERE

Ace of Clubs includes all points won in Clubs including those won online in virtual ACBL clubs and "SYC" games on BBO.

Steps I Must Take to Play on BBO with The Club
Steps I Must Take to Play on BBO with The Club

Step 1:  You need to be an ACBL member to play in these Games on BBO!  It's easy to obtain an ACBL number at:   

The American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) has just launched a FREE Guest Membership option,  

CLICK HERE TO: Sign up today! Once you’re a Guest Member, you can truly see all that the bridge world has to offer.

Please remember to add our Club information as your recruiter when you register: STEPHEN BRIDGE CLUB, Club #:  275784

Click here to see all the benefits you’ll get for free and then sign up at this link: www.acbl.org/guest-join

Guest Memberships last for 120 days and are only available to brand new members, not previous or existing members.

 Step 2  This will allow you to play indefinitely -- you just need to get the ACBL # once and then even if you do NOT join after the month, you can continue to play with us. 

Just send along your new ACBL number and your BBO Username to me at lauferbridge@gmail.com.

Step 3:  Create a Username on Bridgebase Online:  www.bridgebase.com, if you need help, then call one of us at numbers listed on the Left of your screen in the Bulletin Box.

Step 4:  If you tried to log on BBO and Join Our Game at Virtual Clubs, and you find that you are BLOCKED FROM REGISTERING TO PLAY, then, please call or text:  416-729-8600 to reach Stephen or contact Robin at 416-710-0355, send along your BBO Username, share it with us so that we can add you to the List of Players eligible to sign on for a game and so we can find each other.

Step 5:  To Register, Go to BBO, then click on Competitive (means Duplicate), then ACBL Virtual Clubs (or ACBL North America), then Search, 'Stephen' & Click on Name of Club to the RIGHT of our Club Number:  VACB275784 

Step 6:  Watch the Video attached in the boxes below--- it's great introduction to How To Use BBO to Bid, Play, and more!

 

Come to the Virtual Party!
Come to the Virtual Party!
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Message from Stephen's Bridge Club

We are a family & community of Bridge Folks who support each other as we learn and hone new skills weekly.  A very good place & perspective, indeed!

All of Us, Stephen, Robin, Susan, Doug, Helen, Beth, Benita, Peter, Joanne, Ann, Linda, Anne

Current Virus Situation and Our Face to Face Physical Games Temporarily Cancelled

To All of Our Valued Players

Our Club's Physical Location at St. John's North York Church On The Hill will close temporarily until further Notice.

BUT, OUR VIRTUAL CLUB GAMES ARE LIVE NOW!

When the threat of the Coronavirus is over we will resume our games at St. John's. 


Stephen and Robin and All of the Volunteers