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Welcome to ACBL Unit 190 (Delaware)

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

The tournament will be held on BBO at 10:00 on six consecutive Saturdays starting January 8, 2022.  The results of all six sessions will be combined to designate state champions in each of three flights: 0-500, 500-1500 and 1500+ masterpoints.

The first session on January 8 saw 27 pairs participating.  Results are available on the Bridge Studio website.  The standings after two weeks will be posted here after Saturday's games complete.

For more details, you can read the flyer by clicking here.



The 2022 Blue Hen Sectional Tournmanent

February 18-20, 2022 at the Bridge Studio in Wilmington.

Line up your partner(s) and save the dates!

For details, see the tournament flyer here.

 

 

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!

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 Jan 13, 2022
Bridge Studio Pairs
BBO 7:00 PM
Thu Jan 13, 2022
Shuffles
BBO 9:30 AM
Fri Jan 14, 2022
Bridge Studio 0-750 Pairs
BBO 9:00 AM
Fri Jan 14, 2022
Bridge Studio Pairs
BBO 9:30 AM
Fri Jan 14, 2022
MOT Bridge Club
BBO 1:00 PM
Sat Jan 15, 2022
Bridge Studio Pairs
BBO 12:30 PM
Sun Jan 16, 2022
Bridge Studio 0-500 Pairs
BBO 6:00 PM
Sun Jan 16, 2022
Bridge Studio Pairs
BBO 6:30 PM
Mon Jan 17, 2022
Bridge Studio pairs
BBO 7:00 PM
Tue Jan 18, 2022
Bridge Studio 0-300 pairs
BBO 9:30 AM
Tue Jan 18, 2022
MOT Bridge Club
BBO 10:00 AM
Tue Jan 18, 2022
Bridge Studio pairs
BBO 12:30 PM
Wed Jan 19, 2022
Bridge Studio open pairs
Bridge Studio, Wilmington 12:30
Thu Jan 20, 2022
Bridge Studio Pairs
BBO 7:00 PM
Thu Jan 20, 2022
Shuffles
BBO 9:30 AM
Fri Jan 21, 2022
Bridge Studio 0-750 Pairs
BBO 9:00 AM
Fri Jan 21, 2022
Bridge Studio Pairs
BBO 9:30 AM
Fri Jan 21, 2022
MOT Bridge Club
BBO 1:00 PM