Hi Everyone,

 

   Sad News:  Constance Brown passed away on April 30.  A dear bridge friend to all of us, who brightened the lives of everyone who knew her.

Message from Merry Ray:  Connie had been in failing health for a few years, but certainly persevered as was her character through and through.  We will all miss her, especially her dear husband, Fred.

It was such fun beginning the Belmont Bridge Club (6/30/10).  Connie was one of the founders, along with myself and Ethel Hamann.   How I wish we could turn the clock back. 

The Wednesday game was an integral part of our lives, offering companionship as well as a fun morning of bridge for Belmont residents and others. 

 

 

Advance Notice of Bridge Closings at St Camillus –

 

Due to Marlboro tournament: 

Thursday, May 19, 12:30 PM: The game at St Camillus, Arlington is Cancelled.  The 12:40 game on BBO is NOT Cancelled and is Open to everyone.

Note: Newcomer Game on Thursday, May 19 will be held as scheduled – 9:30 to 11:30 AM at St Camillus.

Friday, May 20, 12:30 PM: The game at St Camillus, Arlington is Cancelled.   The 12:40 game on BBO is NOT Cancelled and is Open to everyone.

 

Due to Arlington High School Graduation: 

Thursday, May 26, 12:30 PM: The game at St Camillus, Arlington is Cancelled.  The 12:40 game on BBO is NOT Cancelled and is Open to everyone.

Note: Newcomer Game on Thursday, May 26, at St Camillus is also  Cancelled. 

 

Due to Memorial Day Holiday: 

Monday, May 30, 12:30 PM: The game at St Camillus, Arlington is Cancelled.   The 12:40 game on BBO is NOT Cancelled and is Open to everyone.

Note: For Memorial Day (Monday, May 30), the usual schedule for bridge games will be followed – online and at St Camillus.

 

 

Congratulations to our latest Lifemasters – Well Done!   (Pictures attached)

Walter Driscoll, Dori Senerchia, Len Strang, Joanne Tulimieri, & Wendy Zimman-Smith

 

 

Upcoming Bridge Tournaments:

District 25 Regional Tournament: New England Gala Regional - Marlboro MA - May 19 - May 22

For details, go to: https://nebridge.org/media/ups/2022_Calendar/GalaP2.HTML

 

Summer ACBL National Tournament for 2022 will be held July 14-24 in Providence, RI.   NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE.

 

 

Bridge Lessons:

 

NEW Classes:  Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Bridge Lessons with Bob Gaudet, Tuesday Afternoons, 1 to 3 PM, 8 weeks, from May 24 thru July 12, $ 25 per lesson or $ 150 for all 8 lessons (when paid in advance).

“I’m Playing Bridge, but I’m Not Getting Better”… Are you “stuck” at 45% most of the time?  These classes will help you get better scores, by using strategies that work.  i.e. when to Double, when to Pass, etc. 

Lots of practice and material to read.  These classes are limited to a total of 16 students – to insure that you receive maximum benefit/value from these classes.  100% refund if you are not satisfied for any reason.

Send Email to register in advance or to get the topic of individual classes (bridgeleader@gmail.com ).

 

Other Classes offered thru FFBC – Contact teacher for more information –

Elizabeth Gompels, <elibridge101@outlook.com> and Kim Gilman, < kgilman11@comcast.net >.

 

Thanks to all of you for your continued support of our efforts to have a fun place to play bridge.

 

Bob Gaudet

Cell: (339) 223-6484

www.familyfriendlybridge.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Everyone,

 

Advance Notice of Closings during Holy Week: 

Thursday, April 14, 12:30 PM: The game at St Camillus, Arlington is Cancelled. 

Friday, April 15, 12:30 PM: The game at St Camillus, Arlington is Cancelled. 

 

ACBL Bridge Games to benefit-  1. United Nations World Food Program (Ukraine) and 2. UNICEF’s Children in Ukraine Fund:

 

From March 28 thru 31, all ACBL bridge games (BBO, St Camillus and Belmont) will be designated as “Charity Games”, and $ 5.00 per table will be sent to Ukraine.

For the BBO games, the entry fee will be increased by $1.00 per player and the masterpoints awarded will be double the usual amount.

 

From April 4 thru 10, only the ACBL BBO games will be designated as “Open to all Players” and as “Charity Games”, and $ 5.00 per table will be sent to Ukraine.

For the BBO games, the entry fee will be increased by $1.00 per player and the masterpoints awarded will be double the usual amount.

 

Personal donations to Ukraine can be given via: UNICEF’s Children in Ukraine fund

 

 

District 25 Royal STaC – a special event just for face-to-face clubs,  April 4-10, 2022

Royal STaC Masterpoint Awards: 25% gold, 25% red, 25% silver, 25% black
STaC = Sectional Tournament at the Clubs...  Results from all participating clubs will be combined for higher overall awards.
ALL face-to-face sessions at clubs in District 25 are eligible to be part of the Royal STaC.

 

District 25 Regional Tournament: New England Gala Regional - Marlboro MA - May 19 - May 22

 

Summer ACBL National Tournament for 2022 will be held July 14-24 in Providence, RI.   NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE.

 

 

“Live” Bridge during Covid-19 pandemic:  Limited hospitality will be served at St Camillus – some prepackaged snacks w/coffee & cold drinks served for now.

Disinfectant and hand sanitizing supplies will be available at all times.  We are NOT requiring players to show proof of vaccination.

Note: Town of Arlington & St Camillus Church have “lifted” their “mask mandates” for public buildings (includes St Camillus Church).  Masks are still recommended to persons with health issues.

 

 

Schedule of Bridge Games – FFBC                                                                    as of 1/14/22

BBO:  (Note: if game has less than 3 tables, game is canceled per BBO rules)

 

Monday, 12:40 PM, 18 boards, 3 boards per round, 7 minutes per board, 2,499 MPs or less

Wednesday 9:50 AM -- for Belmont Bridge, 18 boards, 3 boards per round, 2,499 MPs or less

Thursday, 12:40 PM, 18 boards, 3 boards per round, 7 minutes per board, 2,499 MPs or less

Friday, 12:40 PM, 18 boards, 3 boards per round, 7 minutes per board, 2,499 MPs or less

 

“Live” Bridge at St Camillus Church, Arlington”

 

Monday, 12:30 PM, 24 boards, “OPEN”

Tuesday, 6:30 PM, 18-20 boards, “OPEN”

Thursday, 9:30 AM, 12 boards, 20 minute lesson at beginning of session, “Restricted”,

            must be Skill Level = Novice or Beginner

Thursday, 12:30 PM, 24 boards, “OPEN”

Friday, 12:30 PM, 24 boards, “OPEN”

 

Wednesday 7:00 PM -- for Winchester DBC, 24 boards, “OPEN” 

 

Wednesday 9:30 AM -- for Belmont Bridge Club, 20-21 boards, “OPEN”

(location=Beech St Center, 266 Beech St, Belmont)

 

 

Lessons:

 

FFBC Classes are on-going – Contact teacher for more information - Elizabeth Gompels, <elibridge101@outlook.com>.

 

Other Recommended Classes - Teacher is Kim Gilman, < kgilman11@comcast.net >.

 

Kim Gilman has more online classes scheduled for Beginners through Advanced Players.  

Click here https://www.bridgewithkim.com/classes  for all the details, or visit her website www.bridgewithkim.com.

 

 

Thanks to all of you for your continued support of our efforts to have a fun place to play bridge.

 

 

Bob Gaudet

Cell: (339) 223-6484

www.familyfriendlybridge.com