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Unit232 e-mail : 232bridge@gmail.com

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

Huntsville Bridge News update for this week.

All  games on Wednesday July 1 and Thursday July 2 will have a $3 entry fee as a way of thanking our players for being so supportive in these unique times. That includes our 0-299 MP game Wednesday at 9:00AM, our Open game Wednesday at 1:00PM, and our 0-1000 MP game on Thursday at 1:00PM.

The ACBL indicates that they will NOT provide directors for any tournaments for the remainder of 2020. Therefore, our fall sectional has been cancelled.

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. 






10:00 AM




7:00 PM

0-299 Masterpoints



1:00 PM

0-1000 Masterpoints



 9:00 AM  

0-299 Masterpoints



1:00 PM





0-1000 Masterpoints



10:00 AM




1:00 PM



The number of boards or minutes per hand may vary.

WHERE: www.bridgebase.com COST: $6, just like at the club

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 type it in with your bid, you can 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.


IF YOU RUN OUT OF TIME IN A ROUND. There is a Clock on the screen while you are playing. It shows the number of minutes until the round is over. If time runs out in a round before you finish playing the hands, the software stops play, the screen goes blank momentarily, and you are taken to the next round. You will not be able to complete the board(s) for that previous round. The software and the Director will try to assigned 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. That may include making claims when you can to shorten a hand playing time if your claim is obvious.

LOST INTERNET CONNECTIVITY. You might lose internet connectivity during the game. This is not common, but it can happen. How would you know? Your computer will warn you of lost internet connectivity with BridgeBase. To fix the situation, 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

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 Huntsville Sectionals

September 10-12 Cancelled

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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
Huntsville Fall Sectional Sep 6-8 2018 & Fall Festive Unit Totals


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 Jun 2020

  Joan Morehead

Heather L Steele


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Welcome new members + transfers: Teri  McQuinn + Hjordis Eythorsdottir and Magnus Olafsson

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