"[...] His only pastime was reading the papers and playing whist. He frequently won at this quiet game, so very appropriate to his nature[...]"
Jules Verne in describing Phileas Fogg in Around the World in Eighty Days
2017 Ohio Master Sectional--April 7-9
The Unit's 2017 tournament schedule kicks off April 7-9 with the Ohio Masters Sectional. The tournament will be at ST. John Hall (Part of St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cathedral) 1900 Carlton Road Parma and a map and dirctions are in the FLYER.
Here is the schedule:
FRIDAY, April 7
Stratified Open Pairs....... 1:00 p.m.
Stratified 499ers............... 1:00 p.m.
Stratified Swiss Teams (one session).....7:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, April 8
Flight A Open Pairs (Play through)..11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Stratified B/C/D (Single sessions) ...11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, April 9, Stratified Swiss Teams (two sessions)..11:00 a.m.
Note: We will hold a Board-a-Match event, but only if at least 8 teams sign up before the Saturday afternoon session
Need a partner or help forming a team? Contact Fran Mulkins, Partnerhsip Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org pr 440-668-7457
Cathy and Kermit Wolford are the co-chairs of the tournament and if you have questions about the Sectional contact them at email@example.com, 440-289-1068 cell for Cathy and firstname.lastname@example.org, 440-543-1286 home for Kermit.
Please help by bringing a dessert to share for the lunchs Saturday and Sunday.
Here is the FLYER. where you can get all the details including stratifications.
Non Life Master Sectional--April 22 & 23
Calling all 499rs who are not Life Masters! Here is a chance to play against other 499rs in a Sectional tournament where Silver points are up for grabs. This has been a very popular event and lots of fun.
We will be holding a Non Life Master Sectional on April 22 and 23 at the Rocky River Memorial Hall, 21016 Hilliard Blvd. Rocky River 44134.
On Saturday Apil 22 there will be pair games at 11:00 and 3:00 or you can play in a single session if you wish.
On Sunday, April 23 the Swiss Teams will start at 11:00.
Lunch is included both days.
Steve Vrooman will be directing.
Tommie Ruehr is the tournament chair and she can be contacted at 216-402-7926 or Tommie77@wowway.com.
Steve Garfunkel is the partnership chair and you can contact him at Steve Garfunkel, 440-622-7270 or email@example.com. Contact Steve if you need help finding a partner or putting a team together.
Here is the FLYER.
Grand National Teams Qualifying--May 6 & 7
The Grand National Teams is an opportunity for players at all levels to play in a national championship. District 5 qualifying will be May 6 and 7 in Erie.
So get your team together and play to to qualify. Our Unit has been well represented in the past for this great, fun event. Our own Barb Bacon is in charge again this year.
The flights are:
Championship Level= Unlimited Overall points are gold
Flight A= 0-6000 Overall points are gold
Flight B = 0-2500 Overall points are gold
Flight C= 0-500, Non-Life Master Overall points are 25% Gold 75% Red
Flights determined by point holding on September 1, 2016.
The qualifying teams will play in the NABC in Toronto from July 19-23 this year!
All the details are in the FLYER
Tips for Tops
The lead of the jack from J-x is the worst lead in bridge, even in
partner's bid suit. If
you must lead this suit,
lead the small card. Helen Shanbrom
Top Ten Individual Winners at All Clubs This Year