Weekly News Updated 9/21
   
ACBL Logo Welcome to Unit 232; 3069 Leeman Ferry Road; 881-2160 Unit232 Logo

Unit232 e-mail : 232bridge@gmail.com

Unit 232 encompasses northern Alabama and includes bridge club locations in: Huntsville, Athens, Florence and Scottsboro.

Recent News  

Huntsville Club Online results
Lynn & Phil's Games
Bud's games

The following Information was sent via e-mail to many of our members.

Last Huntsville Bridge News update. SPECIAL GAMES SEPTEMBER 21-27
We will have a full week of Upgraded Club Championship games running from Monday,
September 21, to Saturday, September 26. Awards will be doubled and will be gold points ($7 to play)

The ACBL indicated that there will be no tournaments for the remainder of 2000. The ACBL has cancelled all tournaments (Sectionals and Regionals) in January and February 2021.

BBO Handles for the Huntsville Club members:  .pdf file or Excel  .xls file .  If you have not sent susanbridges314@gmail.com  your BridgeBase User Name, please do so.

The following schedule is our planned schedule going forward. 

DAY

TIME

GAME TYPE

DIRECTOR

Monday

10:00 AM

Open

Lynn

Monday

7:00 PM

0-299 Masterpoints

Phil

Tuesday

1:00 PM

0-1000 Masterpoints

Bud

Tuesday

7:00 PM

Open New 9/1/20

Lynn

Wednesday

9:00 AM

0-299 Masterpoints

Phil

Wednesday

1:00 PM

Open

Lynn

Thursday

1:00PM

0-1000 Masterpoints

Bud

Friday

10:00 AM

Open

Bud

Friday

1:30 PM

0-1250 MP

Bud

Saturday

1:00 PM

Open

Bud

The number of boards or minutes per hand may vary.

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Here are a few reminders.

Self Alert
This can be difficult to get accustomed to because you cannot alert your own bids at the table. You Self Alert by typing the explanation into the ALERT line when you bid. Hint: Type Number, Click on "Explain", enter alert description, then choose suit. Example: 1 15+ C.

IF YOU FORGOT TO ENTER IT, click on your bid and a window will pop up and you can enter the explanation. If your opponents want an explanation, whether the bid is alertable or not, they will click on the bid and a window will pop up for you to type in your explanation.

TO VIEW CONVENTION CARDS OR CALL DIRECTOR, click on the 3 horizontal lines in the upper left corner of the game screen.

IF YOU RUN OUT OF TIME IN A ROUND. The screen clock shows the number of minutes until the round is over. If time runs out in a round before you finish playing the hands, you are taken to the next round.  The software and the Director will try to assign a fair score to both N/S and E/W. Be aware of the clock and do what you can to finish each round before it expires. Make claims to shorten a hand playing time, if your claim is obvious. Unfinished hand Assigned Score Fairness.

CHAT ACRONYMS

LOST INTERNET CONNECTIVITY. Your computer will warn you of lost internet connectivity with BridgeBase. Close the internet window, open a browser window, and go to bridgebase.com. When your log in is complete, the software will automatically take you to our game.
If you have ANY questions, concerns, suggestions, or warnings, please contact me by email. I am a firm believer in continuing to improve everything we do. I sincerely welcome your comments, ideas, and, yes, even complaints (I prefer complaints that are accompanied by constructive recommendations, but I will accept complaints by themselves, if necessary).

Charles Durrin Unit 232 President
cdurrin@knology.net
 

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SPRING 2021 HUNTSVILLE SECTIONAL May 13-15

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Links to Previous Tournament Results of Interest

Sweet Valentine Tourney Sectional Feb 13-15, 2020, Results
Huntsville Fall Festival Sectional Sep 5-7 2019, Results, Unit Only  Results
Huntsville Spring Fling Sectional Mar 14-16 2019 Results


Bridge bidding/play help.
Like weddings and church, it's best to arrive 15 minutes early!

Mondays 1 p.m., Huntsville Bridge Center, 2-4+ tables, short Q&A; bid, play, and discuss 12-16 boards, donations, no masterpoints available, hosted by Bud Hullings, 256-426-0779.

Tips for Swiss Team Play (IMPS) also works for Knockouts
Daryl's Bridge Course Notes:  Lesson1, Lesson 2, Lesson 3, Lesson4
Owen Lynch  on: Play of the Hand at Suit Contracts.  The Lesson Hands are here.
Charles Durrin on Stayman, Jacoby and Texas Transfers,  Opening Leads Against Suit Contracts &
Opening Leads Against Notrump

Mentoring Program started in Jan2019 for players with <200 Master Points. Details. Application form for both mentors and mentees. You will receive a detailed letter with the name of your mentor/mentee.  For additional information, contact one of the Directors or  Susan Bridges at 662-312-7945, susanbridges314@gmail.com.
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ACBL Awards Recorded during Aug 2020

NEW JUNIOR MASTERS Austin Bolander
   
NEW CLUB MASTERS Iona Erickson
  Bud Lemmond
   
NEW SECTIONAL MASTERS

Barbara Hitt

  Lynda Locke
   
NEW EMERALD LIFE MASTERS Daryl Gahm
   

ACBL Award History

 

Welcome new members + transfers:  Pamela Shepard

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