In The News:

News Flash!!

  • We have reopened the Bridge Center for face-to-face bridge games. Only 3 games per week are being held at first. Starting the first week of May, Mondays – Open at 11:00 – Stefanie directing, 937-554-0005, Tuesdays (still invitational) at 10:00 – Bonnie directing, 937-429-3053,  and Thursdays Open at 12:00, Georgia directing, 937-689-4885. Also, this month is Grass Roots FUNd month. All games will be the same price, but more points are available! More games will be added soon. See all the info in this letter.  Opening Letter to members

  • Limited Virtual (online) Game Schedule Tues 7 pm, 0-750, Steve Forsythe directing (937-640-1665),  and Thursday 7 pm, 0-2000, Jeff Gargrave directing (937-554-0856We are hoping that players who don’t want to play against the “big guys” will come  to these games. 

  • Due to the ongoing risk posed by COVID-19, the ACBL has canceled all tournaments through July. (including some of ours)..

  •  President’s Report: 

    •  This is a challenging but hopeful time for everyone. I hope you all are staying healthy (and getting those shots!) It’s exciting to have reopened the MVBA Bridge Center! It’s been too long without seeing our Bridge Family!
    • If you want to see the minutes from our Board meetings, go to “About Us” at the top of the home page, and then the link for “MVBA Board Minutes”. 
    • Unit Financial Reports provided by David Kennedy, Treasurer, and Jim Rachal, Investment Committee Chair.

    • Bridge Center Manager’s Report

      • MVBC Financial Status    
        •   We received $215 in  donations from members since last meeting. We received $3614.38 from ACBL for our Virtual Club Games for the month of February 2021. but had to pay $353 to ACBL for sanction fees. (leaves about $3260 for us)
        • Bridge Center Checking Account trans –
      • During the closure of MVBC, the following 3 types of BBO Bridge sessions were available for our MVBC players to participate, thanks to the efforts of ACBL and BBO. All Masterpoints are ACBL. A portion of all entry fees are returned to MVBC: 
          1. Support Your Clubs Pairs Program Sessions are conducted 3 times daily at 10:00 AM, 5:00 PM, and 7:30 PM.  Entry Fee is $6.00/player in BBO currency.  Registration is available 2 hours prior to the start time of the session, and is advisable to register early as these sessions are open to all ACBL players in North America and fill up quickly with a limit on # of tables.
          2. Support your Club ACBL Daylong Individual vs Robot sessions – Sign up anytime and you have up to 12 hours to complete the 18 board session.  Entry Fee $6.00.  See the following link:  About ACBL Support Your Club Black Point Daylong Tournaments.  
          3. ACBL/BBO Virtual (online) Club games. Our current Schedule of MVBC online games: MVBC currently has 6 games weekly in this program:   Mon 7 PM – Open, Tues 7 PM – (0-750), Thurs 7 PM – (0-2000), Wed, Friday,  Saturday all Open and at 1:00 PM. Entry fees are $6.00/player. You will receive results in email or they are on our website in results.
        • Directions: On BBO home page go to “Virtual Clubs”, then ACBL North American Clubs, and then locate Miami  Valley Bridge Pairs… Host VABC 197145.  It’s best to sign on a minimum of 15 minutes prior to start time. Currently Bill G is running the 7 pm M, and 1 pm W,  (937-974-2159), Jeff Gargrave is running the new Thurs 7 pm (0-2000) game and the 1 pm Fri. game (937-554-0856), Steve Forsythe runs the Tues Eve 7 pm (0-750) game (937-640-1665), and Lori runs the Sat 1 pm game (937-305-5495).
        • If  you need a partner for any of the MVBA Bridge Center Virtual Games, Marilyn O’Connor is our Partnership Chair.  Additionally, the director of these sessions, Screen name VACB197145, may be able to find a “sub” to play with you.  Also, there is a “Partnership Desk” option on the BBO web site in the Virtual Games area.  List yourself there, and any club member can invite you to partner with them.
        • If you haven’t signed up to play on BBO, sign up at  www.bridgebaseonline.com and follow their tutorials. Your results will be emailed to you or you can check them at the “Results” section on this website.

MVBA Bridge Library  Several donated books were added 5/15/19 . The books have been alphabetized by author. Please help keep them this way. All have been stamped ” MVBA” and have pockets with cards in the back. See the Director for check out and return. The MVBA Board has committed to buy $300 worth of books per year. The right side of the bookcase has a “Reference” shelf and 2 “Historical Books” shelves; these are for perusing only and cannot be checked out.

If you do not want your information in our online or printed booklet Directory, please let Georgia know. Remember the on-line version is user name (“directory”) and password protected, so only our members have access. Ask your director or Georgia for the password.

Check out ACBL’s new “Bridge Feed ACBL’s Bridge Feed  

Policies that are enforced at MVBC :

    • MVBC Slow Play Policy
    • MVBC Cell Phone
    • The first 4 spots in the parking lot are now allowed for our members. ( Lifepointe office moved to the other side of the building) Please don’t park in either ramp entrance.
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