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Welcome to ACBL Unit 190 (Delaware)

Come join us for the 2021 Southern Delaware Sectional Tournament, to be held at the Epworth United Methodist Church  in beautiful Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Oct. 21-23!

It will be an opportunity to play “face-mask-to-face-mask” bridge and enjoy the game live again.

Proof of vaccination is required and masks are required full time except when taking a drink.

No food or drinks will be provided but you can bring your own drinks into the playing area. There will be plenty of break time for lunch at a local restaurant or you can bring your own and eat outside or in the church lobby.

Please join us and continue the process of bringing “live” bridge back! Make sure and bring your wheelbarrow to bring home the silver!

And please let us know by email to sectional@unit190.org if you're planning to attend. It's not required, but it will help us plan.

                You can read the event flyer by clicking here.  Keep your eye on this website for the latest information.

DSBA Initiative to Assist Clubs
DSBA Initiative to Assist Clubs

Familiar Faces, Familiar Places — Time to get back to the tables!

The future of bridge in Delaware depends on our clubs, but they are facing significant obstacles to reopening for face-to-face play. Attendance is down from pre-pandemic levels at those clubs that have reopened. Some players are playing online but are reluctant to return to the clubs in person.  Some have stopped playing altogether. The Delaware State Bridge Association (ACBL Unit 190) has started an initiative to help Delaware clubs who have novel ideas for drawing former and new players back to the clubs.  The DSBA will offer financial backing and other support for experiments by clubs intended to get them back in operation quickly. 


If you have an idea that you think will help revitalize face-to-face participation, please contact your local club or Kim Holm (kimrholm13@gmail.com), who heads the DSBA’s initiative. In the meantime, support your local club by playing there in person!

You can read more about the DSBA initiative in the minutes of the most recent DSBA Board meeting, here.

See you at the tables!

David Venetianer wins NAOBC 0-5000 Knockout

On July 22, Unit 190's own David Venetianer won the North American Online Bridge Championships (NAOBC) 0–5000 Knockout Teams event as part of team "Mr. 1700 and Friends".  In addition to David the team included Eric Gentleman (Captain), Richard Franklin (David's longtime friend and partner), Paul Holmes, AJ Stephani and Isaac Stephani.   This was a four-day knock-out event with a single match each day.  In a remarkable performance, the Mr. 1700 and Friends team never trailed in any quarter of any of their matches throughout the event. They defeated the defending champions in the final round.  Please join us in congratulating David on his victory!

2021 Winter Delaware State Championship Online Tournament Winners

Congratulations to the Winter 2021 Delaware State Champions!

Flight A: Terry Patton
Flight B: Judy Cronin and Debbie Schenkel (tie)
Flight C: Stefan Haroldsson

[photo credit for Terry with his as-yet-undelivered trophy: Kristin Haroldsdottir]

 

Here are the top 15 players in each flight after all 9 weeks.

Results and hand records:
Week 1 games:  Flight A, Flight B, Flight C
Week 2 games:  Flight A, Flight B, Flight C
Week 3 games:  Flight A, Flight B, Flight C
Week 4 games:  Flight A, Flight B, Flight C
Week 5 games:  Flight A, Flight B, Flight C
Week 6 games:  Flight A, Flight B, Flight C
Week 7 games:  Flight A, Flight B, Flight C
Week 8 games:  Flight A, Flight B, Flight C
Week 9 games:  Flight A, Flight B, Flight C

Selfies submitted by some of the participants

 

ONLINE LEARNING TOOLS
ONLINE LEARNING TOOLS

There are many resources available to assist bridge players in improving their game. Some of the best are available free and online.  This month we highlight learning resources provided by "LEARNBRIDGE.NYC".  Whether your interest is declarer play, conventions, defense, or strategy, LEARNBRIDGE.NYC can help.  Click on the link image below to go directly to their site.

More learning links are available in the library

THE DUMMY AUGUST 2021

 AUGUST 2021 DUMMY

 

The Dummy is issued four times per year.
For previous issues click the yellow Dummy Archives button on the left hand menu. 

Calendar Notes

The calendar below lists ONLINE bridge events organized by or for Delaware players.

For more information:
Bridge Studio of Delaware (Wilmington): website
MOT Duplicate Bridge Club (Middletown): Cheryl Shields
Shuffles Bridge Club (Ocean View): website

If you know of an event that should be listed here: Bill Herdle

Calendar
Fri Oct 1, 2021
Bridge Studio 0-750 Pairs
BBO 9:00 AM
Fri Oct 1, 2021
Bridge Studio Pairs
BBO 9:30 AM
Fri Oct 1, 2021
MOT Bridge Club
BBO 1:00 PM
Sun Oct 3, 2021
Bridge Studio Pairs
BBO 6:30 PM
Mon Oct 4, 2021
Bridge Studio pairs
BBO 7:00 PM
Tue Oct 5, 2021
Bridge Studio 0-300 pairs
BBO 9:30 AM
Tue Oct 5, 2021
MOT Bridge Club
BBO 10:00 AM
Tue Oct 5, 2021
Bridge Studio pairs
BBO 12:30 PM
Thu Oct 7, 2021
Bridge Studio Pairs
BBO 7:00 PM
Thu Oct 7, 2021
Shuffles
BBO 9:30 AM
Fri Oct 8, 2021
Bridge Studio 0-750 Pairs
BBO 9:00 AM
Fri Oct 8, 2021
Bridge Studio Pairs
BBO 9:30 AM
Fri Oct 8, 2021
MOT Bridge Club
BBO 1:00 PM
Sat Oct 9, 2021
Bridge Studio Pairs
BBO 12:30 PM
Sun Oct 10, 2021
Bridge Studio 0-500 Pairs
BBO 6:00 PM
Sun Oct 10, 2021
Bridge Studio Pairs
BBO 6:30 PM
Mon Oct 11, 2021
Bridge Studio pairs
BBO 7:00 PM
Tue Oct 12, 2021
Bridge Studio 0-300 pairs
BBO 9:30 AM