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Albany Bridge Club

Two Rivers Market (upstairs)
250 Broadalbin Street Suite 215
Albany Oregon  97321

phone (541) 990-4243 (Bob Peery)
or (541) 791-9518 (Myrna Evans)
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Corvallis Bridge Club

1931 NW Circle Blvd (east of Dollar Tree)
Corvallis, OR 97330

 phone (541) 740-1072


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NEWS & LINKS!

Sandwich Bar Lunch Sunday at the HotV Tourney!


Potato Bar Lunch Saturday at the HotV Tourney!



Friday Lunch at the HotV Tournament - Great Pizza served by Great Pizza Ladies!




HotV TOURNAMENT FLYER!

Alert!  From the Tuesday evening Bridgemates


March 19, 2019, 7:00PM:  This month, we’re having our team game on 3rd Tuesday evening—March 19.  The game is a Swiss Mixer, and here’s how it works:  You come to the game as a pair.  Just before the game, the pairs are split into two fields: the more experienced pairs and the less experienced pairs.  We draw for teammates.  Each less experienced pair plays on a team with a more experienced pair.  Please contact Allison Evans (allison.m.n.evans@gmail.com) if you can play!   (Because we moved the team game to 3rd Tuesday, the 4th Tuesday evening game will be open pairs.

 


Class reminder from the Education Department

 

Hello Bridge Students!  After an opponent bids, do you ever want to bid, but can’t come up with the right bid to describe your hand?  Your solution could be to double! Learn about takeout doubles and other nifty doubles in Eileen Milligan’s Doubles class beginning March 20.  Doubles are extremely handy and an essential tool for bridge players of all experience levels!

 

This fun, informative class is appropriate for players who have completed the first year of bridge classes and want to continue to grow as bridge players.  If you are interested, sign up in advance by contacting Ann Larson (annlarson278@yahoo.com), or just show up on the first day of class.

 

Intermediate Bridge: Doubles

Instructor: Eileen Milligan

Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

March 20 – May 22 (No class 4/17, 4/24))

Cost: $40 plus $10 for the book (sold at first lesson)

Prior bridge experience is recommended

 

(And, Bridge Basics 3 classes:  Common Conventions begin the first week in April!)




Hello Bridgemates,

The Tournament is here—get your partner and vie for silver points. See the flyer on our website!

Heart of the Valley Sectional – March 15 – 17, Benton County Fairgrounds. 

o    Fri., March 15:  Open stratified pairs (novice game—0-300 MPS--with enough players),

10am and 2:30pm - Separate sessions, no play-through

o    Sat., March 16: Open stratified pairs (novice game—0-300 MPS--with enough players),

10am and 2:30pm - Can play either session; play-through for those playing both sessions

o    Sun., March 17: 2-session stratified Swiss team, 10am and TBA - Strat determined by team average

Note the shorter time between sessions—lunch will be available onsite for donations.  Janie Peery, tournament chair, is asking for helpers (setup, cleanup, and lunch helpers) and for snack donations– look for signup sheets at the clubs or contact Janie (541-757-3221, janiepeery@comcast.net).

 

March 8 - 17   Special Game Alerts!

1)      Sunday, March 10: Corvallis Sunday evening Express Pairs, 6:30PM, extra points!

2)      Monday, March 11: Albany is hosting the ACBL-wide Senior Pairs game, for folks at least 60 years young, 12:30PM – score big, win big points!

3)      Wednesday, March 13:  Extra point game in Corvallis, 1:00PM

4)      Alert! Cancelled games:  March 15,17 - Corvallis Friday morning and evening, and Sunday evening Express pairs.  Enjoy the Heart of the Valley Sectional.  See the flyer on our website!

 

 By-the-way reminders

         All Albany afternoon games now start at 12:30PM!

         Monday evenings are for newcomers (with less than 100 masterpoints) at the Corvallis Club; free lesson at 6:30; sanctioned game 7:00 – 9:00PM.

         If you need a partner for a Corvallis game—especially evening games—please let the director know 30 minutes before game time.  You can do that 2 ways:  come early to the game, or call the Bridge Center, 541-740-1072.  This gives the director time to find a great partner for you!

 

Coming attractions

Class time! Intermediate Bridge: Doubles

o   Instructor: Eileen Milligan

o   Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

o   March 20 – May 22 (No class 4/17, 4/24))

o   Cost: $40 plus $10 for the book (sold at first lesson)

o   Prior bridge experience is recommended

         Bridge Basics 3: Popular Conventions classes start the first week of April, details next week or see our website!

         Salem Challenge, Sunday April 7th:  It’s our annual competition with our neighbors to the north.  It’s in Salem this year and we need a good turnout to get that trophy back. Stay tuned!


Club business – Corvallis

Because of a clerical error, there was an irregularity in the last Corvallis Board election. Karla Stewart-Layton and Sandy Allen’s Board terms were transposed, resulting in Karla not running for reelection, and Sandy unnecessarily running.  To correct the irregularity, the Board decided that Sandy’s election will stand, and Karla has agreed, by appointment, to serve out the remainder of Sandy’s previous term, ending December, 2020.  Dennis Harms has created a new spreadsheet with all Board members’ terms verified.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact a Corvallis Board member.

The Corvallis Outreach Committee is looking for 1-2 people to join a Mentoring committee. If you have been mentored, share your experience and help plan the future of mentoring, contact Joyce Willcox, joycewillcox@comcast.net  Bring your ideas . . . we want to make mentoring a valued experience for both the mentor and the mentee!  

Next week, we’ll feature Albany Club.  If you have info you’d like me to include, let me know!

--Sandy Allen


Albany is hosting an ACBL-wide Senior Pairs tournament on Monday, March 11 at 12:30pm.
From the ACBL website:
"This event is for players who have reached 60 years of age as of the day of the event. (One age-ineligible pair is allowed. The pair is not eligible for Masterpoint awards.) Winners recognized on website and in the Bridge Bulletin.  Hand records and analyses provided electronically.
"

Thanks to Eileen Boal for organizing this event.


VANCOUVER REGIONAL RESULTS
Our unit does well at the Vancouver Regional with Terry Hill and Paul Hochfield leading our contingent with 40.55 masterpoints.
They also finished 1st, 1st, and tied for first in side games!  The good doctors are apparently taking the correct meds :)

Vancouver Results
40.55   Terrance Hill,      Corvallis  
40.55   Paul Hochfeld,      Corvallis    
35.15   Irva Neyhart,       Corvallis   
25.98   Eileen Milligan,    Corvallis    
20.83   Eileen Boal,        Albany       
16.22   Becky McKenzie,     Corvallis    
15.27   Sandy Syrett,       Corvallis   
14.93   Richard Garvin,     Corvallis    
11.76   Dennis Harms,       Corvallis    
11.76   Carol Harms,        Corvallis    
11.01   Pat Moore,          Corvallis    
 5.50   Henri Jansen,       Corvallis   
 5.47   Linda Smith,        Corvallis   
 5.47   David Smith,        Corvallis    
 3.60   Mary Alice Seville, Corvallis
 2.96   Noeline Myers,      Corvallis    
 2.91   Ken Ramage,         Blodgett     
 2.91   Kathi Downing,      Blodgett    
 2.25   Glenda Fleming,     Albany    
 1.66   Joyce Dickerson,    Corvallis    
 1.61   Walter Thies,       Corvallis    
 1.02   Joyce Willcox,      Corvallis    
 0.81   Mitchell Willcox,   Corvallis 

  


ACBL Wide Charity (Feb 20) results available:
Hand Records
Hand Analysis


Corvallis Board Meeting Agenda (Feb 26)


HELLO BRIDGEMATES!

The Vancouver Regional Tournament runs through February 24, but the Sunday Corvallis Fast Pairs game is on, 6:30PM!  Both Corvallis Friday games (February 22) are on too—smaller but delightful!

More happenings; look here!





SPRING CLASS SCHEDULE AVAILABLE!


The Vancouver Regional Tournament is February 18 – 24, so our games may be a little smaller next week. All games are on EXCEPT the Wednesday, February 20, Albany NLM game is cancelled.  The NLM game will resume February 27.

 

February 16 – 22   Game Alerts!

1)      Sunday, February 17:  Corvallis Unit game, 1:00PM

2)      Wednesday, February 20:  the Albany NLM game, 12:30PM, is canceled!

3)      Wednesday, February 20: ACBL-wide charity game in Corvallis; 1:00PM, extra points, $7; and hand analysis will be provided.

 

By-the-way reminders

         All Albany afternoon games now start at 12:30PM!

         Monday evenings are for newcomers (with less than 100 masterpoints) at the Corvallis Club; free lesson at 6:30; sanctioned game 7:00 – 9:00PM.

         Check out our awesome website (at the link below) for more information on classes and all club happenings!

         And, if you need a partner for a Corvallis game—especially evening games—please let the director know 30 minutes before game time.  You can do that 2 ways:  come early to the game, or call the Bridge Center, 541-740-1072.  This gives the director time to find a great partner for you!

 

FYI: Club news

There are new Corvallis Board members and officers:

President: Joyce Willcox

Club Manager:  Dennis Harms

Secretary:  Mavis Tuten

Treasurer: Sandy Allen

And:  Karla Layton, Nick Warden, Walter Dobek, Allison Evans, Allison Walkingshaw

If you have any questions or comments for the Corvallis Club, hunt down a Board member and ask/tell them.

 

In the next weeks, we’ll list the Albany and Unit Board members.

 


Coming attractions

         Heart of the Valley Sectional – March 15 – 17 in Corvallis.  Get your partners ready to play for silver points.  Stay tuned for details!


Beginning Feb 1, Albany will move the starting time of their games from 12 noon to 12:30!

Albany has restarted their Wednesday 749er game, beginning immediately.



Speed up your game!
A reprint of an earlier article with suggestions on how to keep the Director from giving you Gentle Reminders that you might be falling behind a bit.  And most of the suggestions don't even involve faster bidding or faster play of the cards!

And even if you have already read these notes, it can't hurt to re-read them occasionally, so please do!

Click here for our article.
And click here for a similar article published by the ACBL.





From our Salem Bridge Friends: Game Change!
As  you all know we moved our 1st Sunday game in Oct to the 2nd Sunday.
Now we are also moving our 1st Sunday game in Nov to the 2nd Sunday at the request of K/SAS. 
Salem Bridge Club



 
Mentorship program for 2018!  Click for details!



2018 Tournament Schedules
































Speed up your game!


(download a PDF version of this file by clicking here)

Anyone who plays duplicate has heard the Director's admonition "Slow tables speed up!".  And yet, despite our most sincere efforts, we often find ourselves still playing a hand while the Timer Clock is in the dreaded Red Zone.  Hopefully some of the tips below will help avoid what at times seem to be criminal offenses.  Note that many of the solutions don't even involve playing or bidding faster!

1.  Find your table!  In virtually all movements (Howell and Mitchell), you will 'follow' the same pair throughout the game.  Once you are seated at your table, look at the card to see where you move next.  Then check out that table and see who is seated in the position you will move to next.   Now you won't have to be wandering about the room looking for your table number, or wandering back to your original table to find out where you should be going because you already forgot your new table number.  Of course, this does depend on the couple that you are following are doing the correct movement, else like lemmings, all pairs will jump off the cliff into bridge oblivion.  But at least they'll do it in the correct order!

2.  Know your job!  If you are North, check the BridgeMate to ensure that the correct pairs and the correct boards are at your table.  If you are South, check that the boards are facing in the correct direction and are stacked in numerical order.  Also, South should make sure that the boards are correctly moved to the next appropriate table after the hands are played.  Normally (but not always!) they will be moved to the next lower numbered table.  As East or West, you should meet your new opponents with a friendly greeting and confirm that you belong at that table before doubling them at 4 spades vulnerable down three.  Smiling politely is acceptable in such a case but try to avoid raucous laughter.

3.  If you are on lead: DON'T write down the contract in your scorecard until AFTER you have led.  While the opening leader is trying to find the best lead (a 1 in 13 chance), the other players should now use this time to write down the contract, or in North's case, enter the contract into the BridgeMate.  It absolutely IS an obligation of the players to write down the contract and result but don't do it if you are on lead, or it is your turn to play a card.
3a.  If the director has called the move and you have not yet written down the score, check with your partner.  If he/she has done so, then move along and get the score later from your partner.
3b.  If the director has called the move and no one on your team has recorded the contract and results, then quickly (!) record the contract and results. DO NOT write down the bidding sequence, opening lead, or comments about your partner's unwise line of play.  MOVE ALONG!

4.  Socialization and Chit-Chat: Our local games tend to be a bit more relaxed than at some other clubs, and certainly more so than Sectionals and Tournaments.  But this is fine, and even encouraged; hey, we're trying to have fun!  But try to remember to keep your voices low and if your table is running a bit behind, then forgo your conversation about your recent colonoscopy or how much you paid for your new shoes at the Dollar Tree for later.

5.  Bathroom Breaks: Yes, they are inevitable... but what'cha gonna do?  Well, yer gonna go, ain't ya.  If you can wait between rounds, please do so.  If Nature's Call is too loud to be resisted, then try to take the break while you are dummy.  And if you are dummy, please ask the Director (if available) to turn your cards for you.  If he/she is not available, then ask a kibitzer to do so (if available).  As a last resort, you can ask one of the defenders to do so but I personally find this distracting and a little bit annoying, so try to avoid this if possible.

6.  Food/Snack/Coffee/etc breaks: These should only be done BETWEEN rounds.  It is a felony to go get some cookies while you are dummy.  And as a minor sidebar, please wash your hands after stuffing that glazed donut into your mouth.  Sticky fingers make for sticky cards. Ugh.

7.  Claiming: Claiming (or conceding) can definitely help speed up a hand but BE VERY CAREFUL!  When you claim, be very specific about your line of play: Just saying "I've got all the tricks" may not be sufficient, and will definitely burn you if there is still a trump out or a winner that could be played by the defenders by a sloppy or inattentive play of the cards.  You WILL lose this argument with the director.  Make sure you say something like "Drawing trump" or "Cashing my AK of clubs and then going to the board where all the Diamonds are good".  BE SPECIFIC!  Be even more careful when conceding as defender.  If partner has (or had!) a winning trick, you may be eating that trick for lunch after the game.

8.  Anticipate bids or opening leads.  Often I will look at my hand before the bidding has started and decided what my opening bid will be.  And if there is a bid in front of me, I may have already decided if I have an overcall or double available depending upon what suit was bid in front of me.  If the opponents look like they are headed to a NT contract, I will start looking at my hand for potential opening leads before the contract even ends.  But be sure to do all your bids 'in tempo.'

OK, that's all I have for now.  I'm sure others will have additional (and probably better) suggestions.  But if even after all this, you find the Director standing next to you and tapping their foot while their arms are folded, I suggest you have some ready-made excuses available.  My favorite is "It was Paul's fault!  It took him three minutes to mis-explain a bid!"  Another fall-back is "Oh, come on, it's only a game!" but I'm finding that doesn't carry much weight with our Directors.




ACBL Article on Slow Play

(download a PDF version of this file by clicking here)

Slow Play – general expectations

Failure to finish on time can do a great deal to chase players away from the game and is extremely distressing to waiting players. Bridge is a timed event. If a pair takes more than their share of the allotted time for each round, they are inconveniencing their fellow competitors as well as gaining an unfair advantage over them. When a pair has fallen behind it is incumbent on them to make up the time lost as quickly as possible whether at fault or not.


The actively ethical player makes a concerted effort to catch up when they have fallen behind, regardless of the reason for their lateness. All players are expected to develop this good habit.


Remember: Slow play is subject to penalty, and the penalties are well earned when slow pairs disrupt the normal progression of the game. Additionally, players should be available to start each subsequent round promptly, avoiding wherever possible, being late to a table for non-bridge reasons.


At the discretion of the TD, slow play penalties will be deemed to be either disciplinary (and unappealable) or procedural. If the latter, appeals committees should tend strongly to reject all routine appeals against slow play penalties. When they do deny such an appeal, they should consider imposing an additional penalty for a frivolous appeal. The burden is on the appellant to demonstrate that some unusual circumstance makes the penalty inappropriate.



Tournament info

Slow play, especially habitual slow play, is a violation of law and subject to penalty. When a pair has fallen behind, it is incumbent on them to make up the time lost as quickly as possible whether at fault or not. All players are expected to make a concerted effort to catch up when they have fallen behind, regardless of the reason for their lateness.

In the absence of compelling evidence to the contrary, the director should presume that a pair finishing a round late by more than two or three minutes on more than one occasion during a session is responsible for the lateness. There is a strong expectation that the director will penalize such a pair. The size of a penalty will tend to increase for subsequent instances of slow play and for chronic or egregious slow play.

While warnings typically will be given before a penalty is assessed, failure to do so in no way limits the director’s authority to issue a penalty. Players are expected to be aware, in a general sense, of time used and remaining in a segment in which they are playing regardless of whether a clock is in use or a time announcement has been made. An excuse of “no announcement” or “no clock immediately visible” will not be considered persuasive.

In consultation with the DIC of the tournament, the TD may require that a particular pair not play in a specified segment, not play against a specified pair or not play together as a pair. The foregoing is expected to be applied only due to egregious circumstances or to unduly repetitious offenders. An appeal of an action taken by a TD with regard to time may be taken to the Director in Charge of the tournament, and no further. For NABC+ KO events, the TD is charged with the responsibility to ensure that each KO match segment finishes within the allotted time. While a time monitor may be employed, the lack of a monitor in no way limits the TD’s authority to apply one or more of the remedies listed below. The TD may choose to ignore an occasional minor late finish. The TD may remove one or more boards from a segment. The TD may award no score (when neither team is more at fault), an assigned score (when a result already exists at one table which the TD wishes to preserve) or an artificial score in IMPs. Every effort should be made to remove boards before they can be played at either table, but not having done so does not preclude removing one or more later.

Club Director’s Handbook

Bridge is a timed event. Games should start on time, and the director should keep them moving on schedule. A timing device is a major plus. There is nothing more frustrating for a pair than to follow two slow players all evening and never be able to begin a round on time.

The guideline for ACBL events is 15 minutes per two boards. The director has an obligation to players not to allow one or two persons to make the game unpleasant for the majority. First offenders should be warned, given one round to get back on schedule and informed that in addition to a late play (when allowed), procedural penalties (Law 90) may be assessed for future offenses. It is understood that the director will make every possible effort to determine who is “at fault” before assessing any penalties. When a player is late for the second time, the director may issue a procedural penalty (usually 25% of top on a board).

Before assessing a penalty for persistent slow play, sometimes it is better for the pair and the game, as a whole, to grant the problem pair a late play (hoping that by putting them back on schedule they can keep up). If this does not cure the problem, the director may then resort to penalties.

It is possible to run a duplicate game where late plays are not allowed. The director can award an adjusted score for boards that are not started before the round ends. The offenders receive Average minus and the non-offenders receive Average plus, or a percentage of their game. If neither pair is deemed to be at fault, the board is scored as No Play.



Principle of Full Disclosure – has nothing to do with slow-play!


The philosophy of active ethics tells us that winners should be determined solely by skill, flair and normal playing luck. Actively ethical partnerships take pains to ensure that their opponents are fully informed. A major tenet of active ethics is the principle of full disclosure. This means that all information available to your partnership must be made available to your opponents.


Let’s take a look at weak two bids from the point of view of full disclosure. When an established partnership opens a weak two bid, they have a great deal of information of which their opponents are not aware. The convention card discloses the point range, but little else. However, the partners are aware of the range of hands on which the bid can be made (discipline?, suit quality requirements?, five-or-seven card suits allowed?, side four-card major ok?, void ok?, positional variations?, etc.). Full disclosure requires that all these inferences, restrictions and tendencies be made known to any opponent who inquires about their style. If you are interested in knowing these things about your opponent’s bid, merely say to the bidder’s partner, “Would you tell me more about your style?” You may use the style inquiry’ to ask about any call your opponent makes.


The actively ethical player will often go beyond what is technically required in volunteering information to the opponents. Quite often, the declaring side in an actively ethical partnership will volunteer such information before the opening lead is made. (But remember, when there has been misinformation given, such as a failure to alert or a mis-alert, there is a LEGAL obligation on the player whose partner misinformed the opponents. He, the bidder, must give the opponents the correct information at the end of the auction if his side is the declaring side or at the end of the play if his side is defending.)


New players or infrequent partnerships usually will not have understandings about the items discussed here and, of course, it will be perfectly proper for them to reply, “We have no agreement as to style.”






































MENTORSHIP PROGRAM 2018

The Corvallis Club is starting a new mentorship program in March, and if you are an advancing player (i.e., a player with 20‑300 masterpoints) you may be interested in playing with a mentor.

You may wonder how to make a particular game or set a contract. You might like to know what to bid in an auction. You may also wonder, “What do experienced players think about at the table?” Playing with a mentor allows you to ask an experienced player in the context of a real, practical game setting. This can improve your bidding and help develop defensive and declarer skills. We are fortunate to have many experienced members in our club who want to pass on their love of duplicate bridge to players who want to advance their game. The mentorship program is designed to bring you together.

The program has a new flexible format this year:

  • As a mentee, you will choose your mentor. You can begin your mentorship at any time that works for you and your mentor, but we suggest that you play with your mentor at least once a month over a 3- to 4-month period.

  • You and your mentor will play at least three or four times in any open game you choose. Playing in an open game with your mentor is a great way to benefit from the knowledge of your mentor and other experienced players by observing what they do. This format also supports the primary goal of the mentorship program, which is to help advancing players develop their skills and compete more knowledgeably in all games.

Here’s how it will work:

  • Find a mentor: You can ask any experienced player you know to be your mentor! Start by asking a player you enjoy seeing at the table for a 3 or 4 game commitment. If you don’t know many experienced players or you aren’t sure who to ask, you may contact any member of the mentorship coordination team (below) or reply to this message. Please remember that a potential mentor may have already agreed to mentor someone for 3-4 games so you may have to be patient or ask several potential mentors.

  • Find a time to play: You can play with your mentor in any open game! The club has a number of open games each month that are well-suited for mentorship: afternoon of the 1st Sunday of the month; the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Sunday evenings; and every Friday evening. These games are casual, and Friday and Sunday evenings play a limited number of boards (not over 21), but you and your mentor can play in any of the open games to afford maximum flexibility for your schedules.

  • Tell us who your mentor is and when you will play: Once you and your mentor have agreed to play, please let a mentorship coordinator know. This ensures that we don’t suggest someone as a mentor who is already mentoring.

  • Give your mentor information and prepare to learn: To get the most out of your mentorship games, you should come prepared to learn. Here are some tips:

    • Give your mentor a copy of your favorite convention card. Your mentor will play your card.

    • Give your mentor a list of 2 or 3 things you want to focus on when you play.

    • As you play, note questions on your score sheet. Good bridge etiquette includes not discussing hands at the table, so make it a habit to write questions on your score sheet and ask your mentor later.

  • Play: You have your mentor and your game time – so it’s time to play! When you arrive at a game, tell the director you are playing with your mentor! Mentee-mentor pairs will be recognized at the beginning of each game so that experienced players know you are playing in a mentorship pair that is focused on learning.

At the end of your mentorship experience, check back in with the mentorship coordination team. You can elect to take a break from being mentored or continue in the program, with the same mentor or with a new mentor to aid your learning! Feel free to respond to this message or contact any mentorship coordination team member with any questions,

The mentorship coordination team:

Allison Evans (allison.m.n.evans@gmail.com or 541-231-5766)

Linda Smith (Lindaburkesmith622@gmail.com or 541-754-3543)

Gayanne Alexander (gayanne@willametteliving.com or 541-740-2863)


























SPRING CLASS SCHEDULE
(at Heart of the Valley Bridge Center, 1931 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis)


Want to expand your bridge knowledge? Know someone who wants to learn more about bridge? There are opportunities in Corvallis!


Spring classes 


Bridge Basics 3: Popular Conventions

Instructor: Stan Blascow

Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

April 2 – May 21

Cost: $40 plus $10 for the book (sold at first lesson)



Bridge Basics 3: Popular Conventions

Instructor: Sandy Allen

Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

April 4 – May 23

Cost: $40 plus $10 for the book (sold at first lesson)


Intermediate Bridge: Doubles

Instructor: Eileen Milligan

Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

March 20 – May 22 (No class 4/17, 4/24))

Cost: $40 plus $10 for the book (sold at first lesson)

Prior bridge experience is recommended



Pre-registration for classes is encouraged but not required.

To pre-register, leave a message for Ann Larson, including your name, phone number and/or email. Email: annlarson278@yahoo.com; phone: 541-740-4792.
























HELLO BRIDGEMATES!


Hello Bridgemates,

The Vancouver Regional Tournament runs through February 24, but the Sunday Corvallis Fast Pairs game is on, 6:30PM!  Both Corvallis Friday games (February 22) are on too—smaller but delightful!

 

February 23 – March 2   Game Alerts!

1)      Sunday, February 24:  Corvallis Fast Pairs, 6:30PM

2)      Tuesday games in Corvallis, February 26:  both are extra point games!

3)      Wednesday, February 27: NLM game in Albany, 12:30PM

4)      Thursday, February 28: Charity game in Albany, sponsored by Roger Barker, extra points!

 

By-the-way reminders

         All Albany afternoon games now start at 12:30PM!

         Monday evenings are for newcomers (with less than 100 masterpoints) at the Corvallis Club; free lesson at 6:30; sanctioned game 7:00 – 9:00PM.

         Check out our awesome website (at the link below) for more information on classes and all club happenings!

         And, if you need a partner for a Corvallis game—especially evening games—please let the director know 30 minutes before game time.  You can do that 2 ways:  come early to the game, or call the Bridge Center, 541-740-1072.  This gives the director time to find a great partner for you!

 

FYI: New classes offered soon at Corvallis Bridge Center

 

Bridge Basics 3: Popular Conventions

Instructor: Stan Blascow

Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

April 2 – May 21

Cost: $40 plus $10 for the book (sold at first lesson)

 

Bridge Basics 3: Popular Conventions

Instructor: Sandy Allen

Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

April 4 – May 23

Cost: $40 plus $10 for the book (sold at first lesson)

 

Intermediate Bridge: Doubles

Instructor: Eileen Milligan

Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

March 20 – May 22 (No class 4/17, 4/24))

Cost: $40 plus $10 for the book (sold at first lesson)

Prior bridge experience is recommended

 

Coming attractions

         Heart of the Valley Sectional – March 15 – 17, new venue in Corvallis.  Get your partners ready to play for silver points.  Stay tuned for details!

 

Sandy Allen

Corvallis Bridge Club

Club phone: 541-740-1072

Web: www.acbridge.org

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Tournament Quick List

2019 Sectionals (District 20)
2019 Regionals (District 19, 20 and a few extras)
2019 Nationals



2019
SECTIONAL TOURNAMENTS 
(District 20)  


DatesCityStateInfoResultsDistrictUnitCategoryType
Jan 12-13, 2019VancouverWAInfo
20452SectionalI/N
Jan 14-20, 2019STaC D19; D20
Info
20452SectionalSTaC
Jan 24-25, 2019STaC U452, 487 (D20)
Info
20487SectionalSTaC
Jan 25-27, 2019LihueHIInfo
20470SectionalOpen
Jan 26-27, 2019PortlandORInfo
20487SectionalOpen
Feb 8-10, 2019Kihei [Maui]HIInfo
20471SectionalOpen
Feb 8-10, 2019Nampa [Boise]IDInfo
20394SectionalOpen
Feb 22-24, 2019Kailua KonaHIInfo
20469SectionalOpen
Mar 1-3, 2019HonoluluHIInfo
20470SectionalOpen
Mar 15-17, 2019ChicoCAInfo
20457SectionalOpen
Mar 15-17, 2019CorvallisORInfo
20477SectionalOpen
Mar 29-31, 2019Phoenix [Medford]ORInfo
20484SectionalOpen
Apr 5-7, 2019OntarioORInfo
20485SectionalOpen
Apr 12-13, 2019Springfield [Eugene]ORInfo
20479SectionalI/N
Apr 12-14, 2019ReddingCAInfo
20464SectionalOpen
Apr 13-14, 2019VancouverWAInfo
20452SectionalOpen
Apr 26-28, 2019SeasideORInfo
20491SectionalOpen
May 6-12, 2019STaC D19; D20
Info
20452SectionalSTaC
May 17-19, 2019HonoluluHIInfo
20470SectionalOpen
May 31-Jun 2, 2019EugeneORInfo
20479SectionalOpen
Jun 6-7, 2019STaC U452, 487 (D20)
Info
20487SectionalSTaC
Jun 8-9, 2019PortlandORInfo
20487SectionalOpen
Jun 28-30, 2019Keizer [Salem]ORInfo
20490SectionalOpen
Jul 12-14, 2019HonoluluHIInfo
20470SectionalOpen
Aug 2-4, 2019MarysvilleCAInfo
20457SectionalOpen
Aug 16-18, 2019VancouverWAInfo
20452SectionalOpen
Sep 5-6, 2019STaC U452, 487 (D20)
Info
20487SectionalSTaC
Sep 6-8, 2019Mc Kinleyville [Eureka...CAInfo
20458SectionalDowngraded
Sep 7-8, 2019PortlandORInfo
20487SectionalOpen
Sep 13-15, 2019HonoluluHIInfo
20470SectionalOpen
Sep 13-15, 2019PhoenixORInfo
20484SectionalOpen
Oct 18-20, 2019Nevada City [Sacrament...CAInfo
20461SectionalOpen
Oct 19-20, 2019VancouverWAInfo
20452SectionalI/N
Oct 24-27, 2019NewportORInfo
20572SectionalOpen
Nov 1-3, 2019ReddingCAInfo
20464SectionalOpen
Nov 2-3, 2019CorvallisORInfo
20477SectionalI/N
Nov 9-10, 2019VancouverWAInfo
20452SectionalOpen
Nov 15-17, 2019HonoluluHIInfo
20470SectionalOpen


2019
REGIONAL TOURNAMENTS
(Districts 19 & 20)

Jan 7-13, 2019HonoluluHIInfoResultsRegionalOpen
Feb 18-24, 2019Vancouver [Portland]WAInfo
RegionalOpen
Apr 26-28, 2019SeasideORInfo
RegionalI/N
May 13-19, 2019MedfordORInfo
RegionalOpen
Aug 5-11, 2019EugeneORInfo
RegionalOpen
Sep 30-Oct 6, 2019SeasideORInfo
RegionalOpen

2019
NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS


Mar 20-31, 2019MemphisTNInfo
990NABCOpen
Jul 17-28, 2019Las VegasNVInfo
990NABCOpen
Nov 28-Dec 8, 2019San FranciscoCAInfo
990NABCOpen


















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