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Welcome to Bay State Bridge
A New Name, a New Venue, and a New Schedule
A New Name, a New Venue, and a New Schedule

On June 1 Newton Bridge Club and Westwood Duplicate Bridge Club joined forces and resumed in-person duplicate bridge. We have a new name

Bay State Bridge

a new venue

Italo American Educational Club
75 Pleasant Street, Wellesley*

and, effective June 11, a new schedule

  Mondays Wednesdays Fridays
10:30     open
12:00 open open
499er
 

Please join us!

Thank you for putting up with our early schedule experiments and telling us your thoughts. Now you can count on the games listed above happening every week, and we’ll expand the schedule as interest warrants. The best way to vote for more bridge is by showing up!

We require proof of vaccination.

— Tim Hill and David Metcalf

* The Italo American Educational Club, 75 Pleasant Street, Wellesley, is just off route 9, six minutes from route 128. For driving and public transit directions, please see How to Find Us.

† For everyone’s safety and peace of mind, you must have received the recommended one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine 14 days before playing. So we can assure you that everyone is fully vaccinated, please show us your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or some other proof of vaccination. (We’ll keep a list—we’ll only ask to see your card the first time.)

Last updated : Jun 12, 2021 13:14 EDT

Please join us for our 499er games Wednesdays at noon starting June 16!

We will add more masterpoint-limited flights to our schedule as soon as your interest warrants. The best way to let us know you’re interested is by playing in our Wednesday 499er games!

You are also most welcome at our open games. These games are “stratified,” so if your masterpoint holding is in the low ⅓ of the field, you’ll earn at least as many masterpoints as you would earn if the low ⅓ played in a separate flight.

Please click here for more information.

Last updated : Jun 12, 2021 13:30 EDT

Please click here and read the promise we made on your behalf to newcomers and advancing players.

Last updated : Jun 12, 2021 13:52 EDT

In June, July, and August, about half of our games are club-level qualifying games for the North American Pairs, including all games the week of June 16. NAP games award half-red, half-black masterpoints at about triple the level of regular games (82% sectional rating).

Players who qualify in at least one of these games (look for a “Q” next to your name on the results) may play in the New England District Finals November 6–7 in Mansfield. The top three or four pairs in each flight will qualify for the North American Finals at the 2022 Spring North American Bridge Championships in Reno and receive subsidies to help with their travel expenses.

(Note that most of our non-NAP games in June, July, and August are Club Championship or Special Fund games, which award masterpoints at 64% sectional rating—about 2½ times the level of regular games.)

Please click here for more information about club special games.

Last updated : Jun 12, 2021 13:31 EDT
May Masterpoint Achievements

Congratulations to Bay State Bridge players who advanced in masterpoint rank in May, including diamond life master (5000 points) David Metcalf.

Congratulations also to Bay State Bridge players who rank high in district masterpoint races through May, including race leaders Venky VenkataramaniBarbara Murphy, Carole Weinstein, and Stephen Gladyszak.

Last updated : Jun 12, 2021 13:21 EDT
Online Games

The Westwood, Puritan, Mid-Cape, and Dennis-Yarmouth clubs are most grateful for your participation in the Westwood/Puritan/Cape Online games on BBO! Thank you!

As we resume in-person play, the Westwood/Puritan/Cape group is continuing one online game: Thursdays at 10:30. Please join us!

The 7NTWorld group, including the Newton BC, is continuing their online games.

The ACBL is continuing Support-Your-Club games, which proportionately benefit whatever clubs you played at in 2019.

Last updated : Jun 10, 2021 16:57 EDT
Reopening Day
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Thank you for the wonderful turnout for our Grand Reopening Day! At 24 tables, our game was, we believe, the largest ACBL club game this year to date, which is a tribute to your eagerness to resume “normal” duplicate bridge and to Massachusetts’ success in taming COVID-19 (click here for current statistics from CovidActNow—Massachusetts is among the best four states in infection rate, positive test rate, and vaccination rate).

Congratulations to Sheila Gabay and Lew Gamerman (first in A), Bill Gay and Ed Aron (first in B), and Charles Green and Chiyoko Alvarez (first in C).

We appreciate your comments and suggestions, including:

  • “So, so happy with the turnout you had today. Congratulations.”
  • “Thanks for a nice game yesterday!”
  • “What an amazing event today at your new facility. Congratulations on a job well done setting it up for us. Thank you for all the backround work you and your team did to make this happen. … Great to see so many familiar faces again.”
  • “Thanks for a great new club opening.”
  • “I am so glad you're back!!”
  • “Always enjoyable in your game.”
Last updated : Jun 12, 2021 09:46 EDT
Results
Club Championship Pairs
10:30
Director: David Metcalf
#45379 Westwood/Puritan/Cape 10:30
Club Championship Pairs
12:00
Director: Tim Hill
Club Championship Pairs
10:30
Director: Tim Hill
Club Championship Pairs
12:00
Scores corrected for #9 F9 v. 5, #7 C5 v. 7, #15 C2 v. 8, and #18 C4 v. 2.
Director: David Metcalf
#98696 Westwood/Puritan/Cape 10:30
#90576 Westwood/Puritan/Cape 10:30
#82172 Westwood/Puritan/Cape 10:30
In-Person Grand Reopening Club Championship Pairs
12:00
Scores corrected for #18 A6 v. 3, and #14 A1 v. 7.
Director: Tim Hill
#66349 Open&499er Westwood/Puritan/Cape 10:30
Calendar
Mon Jun 14, 2021
NAP Open Pairs
Wellesley 12:00
Wed Jun 16, 2021
NAP Open Pairs
Wellesley 12:00
Wed Jun 16, 2021
499er Pairs
Wellesley 12:00
Thu Jun 17, 2021
Westwood/Puritan/Cape Online
BBO 10:30
Director: Marty Cohen
Fri Jun 18, 2021
NAP Open Pairs
Wellesley 10:30
Mon Jun 21, 2021
NAP Open Pairs
Wellesley 12:00
Wed Jun 23, 2021
NAP Open Pairs
Wellesley 12:00
Wed Jun 23, 2021
499er Pairs
Wellesley 12:00
Thu Jun 24, 2021
Westwood/Puritan/Cape Online
BBO 10:30
Director: Marty Cohen
Fri Jun 25, 2021
NAP Open Pairs
Wellesley 10:30
Bay State Bridge Results

Results for in-person games in Wellesley are on this website, on The Common Game, and on ACBLLive for Clubs. You might want to experiment with the slightly different features for reviewing results on these sites.

Westwood/Puritan/Cape Online Results

Results are available on this website, on The Common Game, on ACBLLive for Clubs, and on Bridge Base Online. You might want to experiment with the slightly different features for reviewing results on these sites. Note that the masterpoint awards shown on BBO are not accurate.

For results of the online games run by the 7NTWorld group (which includes the Newton BC), please see their website.

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.