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Welcome to ACBL Unit 190 (Delaware)

The 2021 Dave Treadwell Sectional Tournament will be held at the Bridge Studio of Delaware, 1403 Foulkstone Plaza, Suite 203, Wilmington, Delaware 19803 on December 10-12, 2021.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required. However, we are delighted that the tournament has been given a “green sanction” by the ACBL, meaning the ACBL will not require that players wear masks during play. Therefore players will generally not be required to wear masks during the tournament. However, because some players may be concerned about playing when their opponents are not wearing masks, any players, whether sitting NS or EW, may ask politely that their opponents at their table wear masks, and the opponents must wear masks while at that table, and must comply politely and without complaint.  We will also suggest that players wear masks while away from their tables, milling around the room before or after the session, etc.

All players must show proof of a CDC-approved course of vaccination against COVID-19, with the required 14 days having passed after the last required dose.

Preregistration is strongly encouraged: please email sectional@unit190.org. We will not turn away vaccinated players who have not preregistered if we have space to accommodate them.  However, preregistration makes our planning much easier, and makes it much easier for us to check your vaccination status when we are working off a list of players who say they are coming.

Please check back here periodically, as with COVID-19 prevalence continuing to change, it is possible we will have to make last minute changes to the masking requirements.  We hope we do not have to!

Due to Covid-19 precautions we do not expect to be able to serve lunch.

Please read the flyer here, and watch this space for updates.

Congratulations Rick Rowland on 20,000+ Master Points
Congratulations Rick Rowland on 20,000+ Master Points

Grand Life Master Rick Rowland passed the 20,000-masterpoint mark earlier this year, gaining the last several hundred while playing online.

He is pictured here with his grandchildren, who we assume are kibitzing his online play, or perhaps helping with his duties as Vice President for the DSBA Board. 

Congratulations to Rick on his accomplishments in the bridge world and a huge THANKS! from DSBA for all the work he has done to promote and support bridge.

 

CALLING ALL OF RICK'S PARTNERS and OPPONENTS: Have a favorite bridge story about Rick?  We would love to hear it. Send any and all stories to Trina Williams (tswilliams47@gmail.com) as we roast Rick in the next publication of The Dummy!

2022 Delaware State Championship Online Tournament

Our state-wide online tournament in January-March of 2021 was so successful that we're planning to do it again in 2022.

It's sure to be a success as participants from throughout Delaware compete!

Keep your eye on this space for details as they are available.

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!

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 NOVEMBER 2021

NOVEMBER 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
Thu Dec 2, 2021
Bridge Studio Pairs
BBO 7:00 PM
Thu Dec 2, 2021
Shuffles
BBO 9:30 AM
Fri Dec 3, 2021
Bridge Studio 0-750 Pairs
BBO 9:00 AM
Fri Dec 3, 2021
Bridge Studio Pairs
BBO 9:30 AM
Fri Dec 3, 2021
MOT Bridge Club
BBO 1:00 PM
Sun Dec 5, 2021
Bridge Studio Pairs
BBO 6:30 PM
Mon Dec 6, 2021
Bridge Studio pairs
BBO 7:00 PM
Tue Dec 7, 2021
Bridge Studio 0-300 pairs
BBO 9:30 AM
Tue Dec 7, 2021
MOT Bridge Club
BBO 10:00 AM
Tue Dec 7, 2021
Bridge Studio pairs
BBO 12:30 PM
Thu Dec 9, 2021
Bridge Studio Pairs
BBO 7:00 PM
Thu Dec 9, 2021
Shuffles
BBO 9:30 AM
Fri Dec 10, 2021
Bridge Studio 0-750 Pairs
BBO 9:00 AM
Fri Dec 10, 2021
Bridge Studio Pairs
BBO 9:30 AM
Fri Dec 10, 2021
MOT Bridge Club
BBO 1:00 PM
Sat Dec 11, 2021
Bridge Studio Pairs
BBO 12:30 PM
Sun Dec 12, 2021
Bridge Studio 0-500 Pairs
BBO 6:00 PM
Sun Dec 12, 2021
Bridge Studio Pairs
BBO 6:30 PM