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The News about Silver Masterpoints:


All BBO Games within ACBL Virtual Club will award Silver Masterpoints at 3 Times the usual rate starting next week (from March 25 thru 31).  This is a great opportunity for players working toward the Lifemaster level.  The ACBL is helping you and helping themselves – financially.  The ACBL fee for these games is significantly higher and I have to pass this cost on to you, the players.  All FFBC BBO games next week will cost $ 9.00 per player, up from our current player fee of $ 7.00.

Summary of Our FFBC Tournaments on BBO:


Monday, 12:30 PM, 18 boards, 3 boards per round,

                                   7 minutes per board, “OPEN”

Tuesday, 7:00 PM, 18 boards, 3 boards per round,

                                    7 minutes per board, “OPEN”

Wednesday, 7:15PM, 18 boards, 3 boards per round

                                     7 minutes per board, "OPEN"

Thursday, 9:30 AM, 12 boards, 3 boards per round,

                                    9 minutes per board,

        “Restricted”, must be Skill Level = Novice or


Thursday, 12:30 PM, 18 boards, 3 brds per round,

                                     7 minutes per board, “OPEN”

Friday, 12:30 PM, 18 boards, 3 boards per round,

                                 7 minutes per board, “OPEN”

BBO--- I’m expecting all of the players in a game to be online at least 15 minutes before game time.

If your partner is not online, our wonderful directors will probably notify you – so you can call them.

Free Bridge Lesson, Mark Your Calendars:

Saturday, June 6, 9:15 - 10:00 AM  Click here

BBO Information

Please read and understand the following:


To call the Director, there is a blue box in the top left corner with 3 white bars.  Click on the box, call director and type in opponent is not answering my question.  The director will come to the table and resolve.  I want all my players to call the director for any irregularity.  We don’t want players making their own rulings at the table – especially when they complain about it later.


To inquire about a bid: you can click on the bid in question, then type “What is your agreement about this bid?”. 

The opponent’s response will go to you alone.  If there is a problem at this point, call the Director.

Please do not type any explanations/alerts to Table Chat, where your partner can see.

Doing so risks the receiving of an adjusted score -  if “damage to opponents” is found from the

“unauthorized info” being passed in the Table Chat.


Alert your bids: If opponents have special agreements and they properly Alert them, you will see the bid with an explanation on the top right of your green table area.  Note: the partner does not see the explanation, but you and your partner do see the explanation.  If you need further information, click on the bid as in the paragraph above.  Note: Failure to Alert a “special agreement” can result in an adjusted score that will benefit the injured parties.  But ACBL has determined that bids higher than 3 NT do not require “Alerts” - because it is better to ask for explanations of these bids at the end of the auction.  You can still ask questions about any specific bid, especially if you are considering to make a bid.


Slow Play:  If you encounter a “slow player”, be kind because they may be new to BBO.  If you feel there will be a “time problem”

by the end of the round, please call the Director.  If you don’t call the Director, don’t complain about it later. The Director will now be aware of the problem, and will probably monitor the table.  If you are consistently a “slow player” over more than 1 table, the Director has the duty to penalize you for “Slow Play” and points can be taken away from you.  “Slow Play” is penalized at physical clubs in the same way.


Bridge Game and Party at the Jenks Center, Winchester Sunday, March 15, 1:00 to 4:00 PM, cost $ 15  

Newcomers are especially welcome and usually play in a separate section; special prizes, refreshments and lots of bridge with your friends...

Come and give it a try...  This popular event usually has 12+ tables 'in play' – You can make your reservation by sending me an email or calling me.  (


Upcoming Dates:  



Drop-In Bridge: is held on Tuesday Evenings, 6:30 – 9:30   (Lower basement)

All skill levels are invited to come and play bridge with some very friendly and welcoming players. 

You will make some new friends and enjoy a relaxing evening.   Coffee and snacks are available.

Words from Frank Stewart:

Why do we play bridge anyway?  Certainly not to memorize a bidding system or to adhere to a set of rules.

The game’s appeal lies in problem-solving.  During a session, a player faces hundreds of decisions.

Some he can resolve with little thought, but many require reasoning.

That is what a player finds exhilarating: He has a problem and figures out the answer.

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