Sunday, January 12:
1:00 to 4:00 PM,
cost = $ 15 --
Bridge Game and Party at
the Jenks Center, Winchester
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 10+ tables 'in play' – You can make your reservation by sending me an Email or call me.
Upcoming Dates: Feb 9, Mar 15, Apr 19, May 17 & Jun 14
NEW 2020 Lessons
This six-week series moves beyond the basics
“Take All Your Tricks”
“Counting & Logic”
HOLIDAY TIME GIVING
Charitable Donations by FFBC:
FFBC supports charities that make a big difference to children in the Boston area. You can help.
FFBC is contributing 10% of your entry fees in December to two charities that help needy children and families.
The Waltham Boys & Girls Club, which many of you are familiar with from our prior support to them.
Without financial support from the City of Waltham, they provide meals to the “free school lunch” children during the summer and other school vacations…
REACH, which provides safety and support to survivors of abuse, and works to end domestic violence. Here is more from Muggsie Rocco, who retired from there:
"REACH runs a wonderful holiday gift program for domestic violence survivors, providing gifts for over 200 local families.
The way it works is each family gives a wish list, with 4 wishes for each family member (usually the kids and the single parent) coming to about $100 / person.
In mid-December, there is a holiday gift party where the gifts and wrapping paper are given to the parents so that they can give gifts to their children.
The party includes a holiday meal and activities for the kids. It is a lot of fun for everyone. Both as an advocate at REACH and now, when I volunteer to sponsor a family and help with the party,
I've seen firsthand what a huge difference the program makes. Many parents would not have been able to give their kids even one gift, if not for the generosity of people supporting this program."
The FFBC committee is currently collecting donations for the charities and you can give your check to Bob or any FFBC Committee Member.
FFBC has kick-started the 2 charities with checks for $ 400 each. Make out your check to the charity that you prefer and you will retain your tax deduction for 2019.
Holiday Party: Set aside Thursday, Dec 19 at 11:30 AM for our catered lunch and 20-Board Bridge game.
Memorial Service for Larry Foley: Saturday, January 18 at 11 AM, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 24 Vernon St, Framingham, MA 01701.
If you wish to send a sympathy card: Valerie Foley, 28 Cottage Street, Wellesley, MA 02482-6902
Phil Stashenko was the Common Game “299er Game - Most Common Game Top 20 Finishes” winner for the month of November. As such, he has won a free play at Family Friendly Bridge Club, paid for by The Common Game. We will also be recognizing him on our Homepage at TheCommonGame.com and in the Sunshine Bridge News publication here in Florida.
From January 6 thru 12: Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC games) Note: almost all bridge clubs in the Boston area will participate in this event.
Silver Masterpoints are awarded for these games (instead of the usual Black Masterpoints). These games are very popular.
STaC Games are Monday, January 6 in Arlington, Wednesday, January 8 in Belmont, Thursday, January 9 in Arlington, and Friday, January 10 in Arlington.
PRO-AM event is Friday night, 7:30 PM; 299er Section on Saturday at 10:30 AM & 2:45 PM; Sunday 10:30 AM (299er Swiss Team event)
Special for new players: If you have less than 50 masterpoints, you can play for FREE in the 0-49 event. Ask for it at the assignment desk.
Note: Silver masterpoints are awarded to winners for these events.
Start times: Saturday events are scheduled for 10:30 AM and 2:45 PM. Note: EMBA meeting is at 2:45 PM on Sunday.
MEMORIAL SERVICE Mary Morss
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019
First Parish Church
225 Boston Post Rd.
FFBC Coffee Cups Now On Sale..
Cost is $ 10
All proceeds donated to charity
ACBL Bridge Bulletin
ACBL Recognition for Family Friendly Bridge Club: Ashley Rooney was the original author of the article. To read the article, You can Click here
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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.
Dec 13-15, 2019
Watertown [Boston] MA
Jan 6-12, 2020
STaC U108, 113, 145,
Jan 25-25, 2020
Jan 25-26, 2020
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for future dates
Do you have an unwanted PC laptop (not Apple) that you are willing to donate to the club for use as a time clock? The ones we are using are pretty old – i.e. still using Windows 98.
Play Bridge & Help Others
We bring bridge to people around the Boston area with limited mobility who can't come to our club games.
Would you like to help others while playing the greatest card game in the world?
The commitment is for about 2 hours of bridge playing, usually once per month.
Please contact Bob, ,
to learn more.