Westwood Duplicate Bridge Club
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Please join us for “STARDUST WEEK,” Monday–Friday, March 22–26. All games award “double” masterpoints, 25% gold.

Yes, there will be a “Shark’s Pointers” pre-game talk at 9:00 Friday, March 26, as usual.

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Sol Hartman Paintings
Sol Hartman Paintings

Many thanks to Sol Hartman for hanging several of his paintings at the club!

For information, please see Sol’s web site.

The photo above shows Richard Burns sitting next to Sol’s “Richard.”

Click here for our March Newsletter.

Welcome to Westwood Duplicate Bridge Club

All of our games Monday, April 12, through Friday, April 16, are part of “Charity Week,” benefit the ACBL Charity Foundation, and pay “double points.”* Please join us!

*“Double points” means double the regular club game awards. Since regular virtual club games pay 50% more than regular club games, “double points” means 33% more than regular virtual club games. 🤔

Last updated : Apr 7, 2021 20:30 EDT
February Masterpoint Achievements

Congratulations to Westwood players who advanced in masterpoint rank in February, including life master David Rosnick.

Congratulations also to Westwood players who rank high in district masterpoint races through February, including race leaders Eva MuirVenky VenkataramaniBarbara Murphy, and Stephen Gladyszak.

Last updated : Mar 7, 2021 08:17 EST

Our last club game was nine long months ago, and the COVID epidemic is still getting worse in the US (averaging over 2400 deaths a day for the last week, including two days with more deaths than 9/11, and there’ve been a dozen days with more deaths than D Day). However, with vaccine deliveries beginning Monday, December 14, and Massachusetts’ plan (mass.gov web page, Boston Globe article) that includes anyone 65 or older who wants the vaccine getting it by the end of April, we can finally see light at the end of the tunnel. If the plan succeeds (still a big “if”—one concern is that Massachusetts might not get enough vaccine in time), we may be able to reopen for vaccinated players as early as May! 😀 Don’t get me wrong—we might well not be able to reopen before autumn—but there’s cause for hope.

In any case, we’re making plans. When we do reopen, it will be in a new and better site!

Please help us plan by clicking here and answering a few questions. Thank you.

Last updated : Dec 14, 2020 10:02 EST
Westwood/Puritan/Cape Online
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Westwood/Puritan/Cape Online runs six games a week on Bridge Base Online, with open and 499er flights Monday mornings. We also offer a wrapup after our Monday morning 499er games, a postgame social on Monday evenings, and “Shark’s Pointers” pregame talks by Mark Aquino on Friday mornings. ..........

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Last updated : Dec 23, 2020 08:36 EST
Monday Evening Zoom Socials

Please join us after our Monday evening games to see and hear and chat with your friends. The game starts at 7:00 and end about 8:50. The social starts after the game and ends whenever. The Zoom link is https://zoom.us/j/7819297673. BYO. Masks not required. (We hope you’ll join us on Zoom whether or not you play in the game, but, of course, we hope you’ll play too. If you don’t have a partner, you can usually find one by going to the registration and clicking Partnership Desk at the right end of the line above the registration form.)

Last updated : Sep 22, 2020 09:48 EDT
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Mark Aquino’s “Shark’s Pointers” pregame talks are live and online Fridays at 9:00 a.m. ..........

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Last updated : May 22, 2020 12:07 EDT
Leaving the American Legion Post

Friday, May 29, was bittersweet. After more than 50 years in the Westwood American Legion Post (anybody remember when Joe Vaas started holding games there?), we moved a truckload of furniture, equipment, and supplies into storage. (We left because the Post refused to honor the rent-abatement provisions in our lease.)

This is a new beginning for our club! We will open in a better facility as soon as it is safe and reasonable to do so.

Of course, none of us know when it will be “safe and reasonable”—the ACBL has canceled all turnaments through 2021 February—but we’re starting to plan right now. We’d love to hear your thoughts. Please tell us all about your dream bridge club!

Meanwhile, “see” you online!

Many thanks to our packing and cleaning crew, Tom Caragliano, Andrew Hanes, Stephanie Homolko, Christine Riviere-Homolko, Jan Schwaner, and Nathalie Tabor.

Last updated : Sep 22, 2020 17:14 EDT
Results
#13653 Westwood/Puritan/Cape 10:30
#3172 Westwood/Puritan/Cape 10:30
#94479 Open&499er Westwood/Puritan/Cape 10:30
#94802 Westwood/Puritan/Cape 7:00
#66455 Westwood/Puritan/Cape CHARITY 10:30
#56423 Westwood/Puritan/Cape CHARITY 10:30
#45968 Westwood/Puritan/Cape CHARITY 10:30
#35603 Westwood/Puritan/Cape CHARITY 10:30
#26511 Open&499er Westwood/Puritan/Cape CHARITY
#26838 Westwood/Puritan/Cape CHARITY 7:00
Calendar
Wed Apr 21, 2021
Westwood/Puritan/Cape Online
BBO 10:30
Director: Marty Cohen
Thu Apr 22, 2021
Westwood/Puritan/Cape Online
BBO 10:30
Director: Marty Cohen
Fri Apr 23, 2021
Shark’s Pointers pregame talk
https://zoom.us/j/7819297673 09:00
Teacher: Mark Aquino
Fri Apr 23, 2021
Westwood/Puritan/Cape Online
BBO 10:30
Director: Joe Brouillard
Mon Apr 26, 2021
Westwood/Puritan/Cape Online
BBO 10:30
Director: Tim Hill
Mon Apr 26, 2021
Westwood/Puritan/Cape Online 499er
BBO 10:30
Director: Tim Hill
Mon Apr 26, 2021
Westwood/Puritan/Cape Online
BBO 19:00
Director: Tony Keats
Mon Apr 26, 2021
postgame social
https://zoom.us/j/7819297673 20:45ish
Tue Apr 27, 2021
Westwood/Puritan/Cape Online
BBO 10:30
Director: Ru Terajewicz
Wed Apr 28, 2021
Westwood/Puritan/Cape Online
BBO 10:30
Director: Marty Cohen
Westwood/Puritan/Cape Online Results

Results are available on our Westwood website, on The Common Game, on ACBLLive for Clubs, and on Bridge Base Online. Note that the sites have slightly different features for reviewing results. Note also that the masterpoint awards shown on BBO are not accurate.

All of our pair games are part of The Common Game. Compare your results with other clubs throughout North America, read expert analysis, and “Kibitz the Pros.”

Common Game Home Page | Westwood Results | Morning Leaderboard | Afternoon Leaderboard | Evening Leaderboard

Click for overall results of Eastern Massachusetts Bridge Association Sectional Tournaments at Clubs (STaCs):
2020 Winter
2019 Summer, Winter
2018 Summer, Winter
2017 Summer, Winter

Click here for overall results of the 2019 World Wide Bridge Contest.

Click here for overall results of ACBL-wide and Interclub Championship games.

Click here for overall results of Eastern Massachusetts Bridge Association Unit-wide games.