EBC HIGHLIGHTS

 Our Edmonton Bridge Centre remains CLOSED due to our

efforts in helping contain the COVID 19 Pandemic. Alberta's situation

seems to be improving, but we will not be re-opening until

the board and members feel it is safe to do so.

 

For latest letter to members click: <July 2021  Letter>

 For previous letters to members click:

<June 2021  Letter> <March 2021  Letter>

<February 2021  Letter>  <January 2021 Letter>  <Dec, Nov & Sept Letters >

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July Special Events

 

July 26 - August 1 is ACBL Stardust Week. All games will have upgraded masterpoints with 25% gold. Entry is $6 to cover the extra sanctions

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EBC and members have always supported the local Alzheimer's Society of AB & NWT. Thanks for your help on the longest day event in June. For information or to donate directly, click on:  Alzheimers AB & NWT

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'Hands In Review' & 'Member Coffee and Chat'

Zooms are on summer recess 

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SPRING TEAM LEAGUE

3 Flights - 27 Teams !

Schedule and Final Results: <Here>

Conditions of Contest <Here>

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Time for 2021 Bridge.
Find out about Virtual Bridge below.
Get a partner and join us online!

Having agreements and a Convention Card is important.

Starting Dec 1, We will be checking and enforcing.

Learn how to fill out your BBO CCs <HERE>

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70%+  Games
Check out the list of Special Winners
from April thru December: <here>
Congratulations on these great games !

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EBC ONLINE BRIDGE

Many of you have found ways to play bridge online. We now have a

VIRTUAL CLUB on Bridgebase Online (BBO). We are able to offer ACBL

 masterpoints and unlimited tables, but we have to charge a fee for this.

We offer many separate OPEN and INTERMEDIATE games

where attendance warrants.(Intermediate < ~1000 mps)

In BBO, under Virtual clubs, then ACBL clubs, Scroll through pending games, look for or search VACB130096 and EDMONTON in caps. It may be easier to find next time, if you 'follow' or 'friend' our VACB130096 identity.

 

The Schedule of Games continues as follows:

Monday to Friday Afts 12:30pm Open and Intermediate.

Saturday and Sunday Afts 12:30pm Single Open Stratified

        (Weds and Fri Aft Open - IMP scoring)

Monday and Wednesday Eve 7:00pm Single Open Stratified

Thursday Eve 7:00pm Open Expert IMP game.

 

Intermediate games are 18 boards (2 hours) long and

Open games are usually 21 or 22 boards (More on Thurs Eves).

Make sure you have BB$ in your account and register. You can even

 be nice and pay for your partner. Both players need to be online.

The usual price is 4 $US each. (80% goes to supporting our club

 and directors) Occasionally, the ACBL charges a higher sanction,

which we have to add to the price.

Hand Records now available on EBC Results Page Calendars

You do not have to be an ACBL member to play but you do have to attach

 your ACBL member number to your BBO profile to receive masterpoints.

Do this by going to ACBLworld, click blue button <Update ACBL Number>.

 

If you would like tutorials about BBO, some can be found <HERE>

 

If you have yet to discover online bridge you can still check out

our guide sheet, click the first green button below:

 

   


If you have questions about BBO you can contact Don at ddg4bridge@gmail.com

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Thank you for your patience during this difficult time.

Be safe and healthy. Don't panic. Be of help to others.

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Check out our calendar for hand records and special events

MARCH 2021
APRIL 2021
MAY 2021
JUNE 2021


The Bob Crosby Memorial Library

Robert (Bob) Crosby, who died in 2012, was one of Edmonton's most accomplished bridge players, as well as being a prolific coach and writer. Bob's insight, thoughtfulness, and clarity of expression are apparent here, in the almost 2,000 articles that he wrote during the last several years of his life.