Extra Black Point Games
Club Championship Game will be on Monday, September 5th – extra black points.
On September 19th, 21st, and 23rd, we will be playing in the NABC fund raising games. Orlando is the host city of The North American Bridge Championships in November and the ACBL asks for an extra dollar per person to help defray the costs. The September/November Sunshine Bridge News has an article on page 53 about hotels, restaurants, etc. This is the first time in 6 years that Florida has hosted a NABC.
As of November 1st the Hospitality Committee will have different Board members responsible for beverages and snacks for each day of the week.
Monday Bob Hudson 419-261-4980
Tuesday Jean Jensen 239-434-8761
Wednesday Joan Marion 239-260-7053
Thursday Eunice Muddiman 239-293-5290
Friday Joan Coval 239-234-5780
If you want to contribute dips, cheeses, fruit, or desserts, please inform the Board member in charge of that day. A telephone call in the morning will make things go smoother and prevent duplication of effort. Of course they would appreciate any help you can provide with the set up and/or clean up. As always please make sure that you leave your table and side tables clean.
Thanking you in advance,
We look forward to seeing more and more of our friends returning as the weeks go by in September. Hurry back to attend The Southwest Florida Regional Tournament. It begins on September 26th and runs to October 2nd. The Bridge Deck Club will be closed for that week. Start early to find partners for the pair games and for the team games. Below is the schedule. There is something for everyone.
Monday, Sept. 26 - Free lesson with Bruce Greenspan from 11:00 to 1:00. There are Guest Speakers on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:15 to 9:45 AM
Under 20 masterpoint Game
Monday, Sept. 26th - a free “relaxed” game at 2:00 for those of you with less than 20 mp.
Strats: A = 200 to 300 B = 100 to 200 C = 0 to 100
299’er games (You only have to play in one session) are at 10 AM & 3 PM Tuesday through Saturday. These games only give black masterpoints. In order to win gold points you have to play in one of the 2-session games.
Under 750 masterpoints
Strats: A = 300 to 750 B = 100 to 300 C = 0 to 100
Florida Gold Rush Pair games are limited to players having less than 750 mp. Gold Rush pair games are on Wednesday and Friday 10 AM & 3 PM. Gold Rush Swiss game starts at 10 AM on Sunday, October 2 and is a “play through” game.
Bracketed games give all players an equal chance for gold. Your team’s cumulative masterpoint average determines what bracket you play in. You only play against teams having similar MP holdings. Each bracket starts with 16 teams, the losers of the first session have to drop out leaving 8 teams for the second session, then that reduces to 4 teams and then to just two teams. The good news is that if you are knockout of Monday’s game, you can start again in Tuesday’s game. Knockouts are popular because half of the teams in each bracket will win some gold points.
Bracketed 4 Session Knockouts
First set: Monday 2 PM & 7:30 Tuesday 10 AM & 3 PM
Second set: Tuesday 10 AM & 3 PM Wednesday 10 AM & 3 PM
Third set: Wednesday 10 AM & 3 PM Thursday 10 AM & 3 PM
Fourth set: Thursday 10 AM & 3 PM Friday 10 AM & 3 PM
Fifth set: Friday 10 AM & 3 PM Saturday 10 AM & 3 PM
Compact 2 Session Bracketed Knockouts
First set Tuesday at 7:30 Wednesday at 7:30
Second set Wednesday at 7:30 Thursday at 7:30
Third set Thursday at 7:30 Friday at 7:30
5 Session Side Games
Play in any 2 of the games in each series for a chance of gold.
Morning Side games Tuesday through Saturday at 10 AM
Afternoon Side games Tuesday through Saturday at 3 PM
Evening Fast games Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30
2 Session Open Pairs
Strats: A = 2500+ B = 1000 to 2500 C = 0 to 1000
First game Tuesday – 10AM & 3 PM
Second game Thursday – 10AM & 3PM
Third game Saturday – 10 AM & 3 PM
2 Session A/X/Y pairs
Strats: A = 5000+ X = 2500 to 5000 Y = 0 to 2500
First game Wednesday at 10 AM & 3 PM
Second game Friday at 10 AM & 3 PM
Third game Sunday 10 AM two-session play through
Swiss Team Games
2 Session Swiss Game Monday & Tuesday at 7:30 PM – gold points
1 Session Swiss games Tuesday through Saturday at 3:00 - black points