Unit 216 & Des Moines Area Bridge
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Feel free to contact Bud Stowe with any suggestions or updates.

Welcome to Unit 216 & Des Moines Area Bridge
Web Site
Web Site

Welcome to the Unit 216 & Des Moines Area web site - bridgewebs.com/unit216. We have ACBL sanctioned duplicate bridge games running most days. (Check the Information and Calendar items). We also have a variety of instructional classes (See Bridge Classes item) and several times a year hold ACBL Sectional tournaments at the center.

Be sure to check out the Using the Site section (under the News Page menu item) for first time users.

There is a section under News Page for Older News Items (over a year old or so).

Important Information

Sad News:

Jim Proctor recently passed away. He had been living in Arkansas, but was a frequent player in nearby tournaments and games over the years.


Live Playing Update:

ACBL will not staff any sectionals or regionals with tournament directors for the remainder of 2020. This removes any possibility for face-to-face tournaments during the balance of the year.


BBO Games:


Here's the July Virtual Club Calendar:

Open Pairs Games:
1:00 pm Sunday
1:00 pm Tuesday
6:30 pm Thursday
1:00 pm Friday

0-1000 Pairs Games:
6:30 pm Tuesday
1:00 pm Thursday
1:00 pm Saturday

0-750 Pairs Games:
1:00 pm Monday

0-300 Pairs Games:
1:00 pm Sunday
6:30 pm Monday
1:00 pm Wednesday


Online Info:

RESULTS for all the recent Virtual Club Games. (<-- best route to results directly on BBO)

Note: The Results are now being converted to the old familiar format we have used for the club games. 

However - in order to get the boards, I need the credentials of someone who plays in the event. Even though several of you have been kind enough to send me your BBO password, this is getting harder and harder to do, as our games keep getting smaller and smaller and are played with no one I have a password for. I'll keep trying to finish out June at least as best I can, but may quit after that if no one is interested in seeing results posted here.

And just an FYI, I'm getting tired of cancelling so many of these games.


Concerns for setup and/or parnerships should be directed to Nancy Wilson (515)710-0808.

Or Rich Newell (515)518-0029 can help with BBO questions/issues.


How To Use BBO:

Here's a thorough tutorial on How To Use BBO. (11+ minutes)

The self-alert method used on BBO is often confusing for newcomers.
Here's a short video that helps explain how it is used.
If you're still unsure how to alert on BBO, please view this (2+ minutes).

Want to know what those numbers are on people's BBO profile?
Here's the explanation.

BBO Usernames are now shown on the Members Details (listing) in the Members Only Section
They are sortable here too! (So you can order by BBO Username to find out who's who easier!)

Monday Pairs (0-750)
Director: Nancy Wilson
Scorer: Bud Stowe
Sunday Pairs (0-300)
Director: Rich Newell
Scorer: Bud Stowe
Saturday Pairs (0-1000)
Director: Nancy Wilson
Scorer: Bud Stowe
Jul 7, 2020
Tuesday Pairs (0-1000)
BBO 6:30 pm
Director: Nancy Wilson
Jul 8, 2020
Wednesday Pairs (0-300)
BBO 1:00 pm
Director: Nancy Wilson
Jul 9, 2020
Thursday Pairs (0-1000)
BBO 1:00 pm
Director: Nancy Wilson