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     We want you to have increased play opportunities.                                     

 THIS WEEK WE'RE ADDING

A.   NEW 0-20 MP Zoom at 9:30 a.m. & Simultaneous Teaching Bridge Game on Thursday, the 24th of Sept. at 10:00 a.m.  Please Pre-Register by sending an Email to:  lauferbridge@gmail.com

and NEW 299'er & 499'er & 750 and OPEN Games, Friday and Saturday at 1:00 p.m.  Please join and support the new ventures.

B.  NEW OPEN MP Game on Thursday at 12:30 p.m.

 

Release 2.19n
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, Doug, 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

Doug: 

E:  wdc10023@gmail.com 

M:  416-418-4062

Richard: 

E:  richardpbross@gmail.com

M:  416-816-7115

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
NEW Games Weekly Schedule!!
NEW Games Weekly Schedule!!
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 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 SEPTEMBER 2020 - CLICK HERE

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

MINI-McKENNEY ACBL RACE RESULTS JULY 2020

UNIT 166 - MINI-McKENNEY ACBL RACE RESULTS SEPTEMBER 2020 - CLCK HERE!

Mini-McKenney includes all points AND ONLY online points  won in virtual ACBL clubs, "SYC" games on BBO and ACBL Online Regionals

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!
Results
499'er Game
1:00p.m On-Line Game
299'er Game
1:00p.m On-Line Game
0-20 New Play & Learn
10:00a.m On-Line Game
299'er Game
1:00 p.m. On-Line Game
Calendar
Sun 27th September 2020
299'er Game
1:00p.m On-Line Game
Mon 28th September 2020
299'er Game
1:00p.m On-Line Game
Tue 29th September 2020
0-20 MP Game
12:30 p.m. On-Line Game
Tue 29th September 2020
299'er Game
1:00 p.m. On-Line Game
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 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

WELCOME!! To Our New Director!

Welcome to our new On-LIne Bridge Director:  RICHARD ROSS.

Richard directed virtual and face to face games at Hazel's Bridge Club until he joined us last week.

We are delighted that he's here to help us get through the current isolation period and hopefully in the future when we return our bridge club home.

You'll see Richard on Fridays, Saturdays, and also at other times as he orients himself with our Club Players and Guests.

Please welcome him and he is available to help you with Bidding, Play and other Questions.  Richard brings years of experience at the bridge tables!

He can be reached at:  416-816-7115 and or through Email: richardpbross@gmail.com.

He will be happy to hear from you.

All the best at our Club, Richard.