Tie for first place in the August It’s Your Call

The August edition of It’s Your call Victoria was won by Janette Magne and an anonymous player, both scoring 450 points.

They will each receive a free game, valid at local clubs, courtesy of Unit 431.

All participants will receive a personalized email with their detailed score in the next few days.

Find the complete list of participants and scores under It’s Your Call-Results in the MEMBERS section at the top of the page. For quicker access, follow this link.

To play the September 2019 quiz, either click here, or hover your mouse over MEMBERS (at top of page) to see a pull-down menu of choices, one of which is It’s Your Call, Victoria!

We have a winner!

Congratulations to Jon Gage who won the July It’s Your Call, Victoria.

Jon will receive a free game, valid at local clubs, courtesy of Unit 431.

All participants will receive a personalized email with their detailed score in the next few days.

Find the complete list of participants and scores under It’s Your Call-Results in the MEMBERS section at the top of the page. For quicker access, follow this link.

To play the August 2019 quiz, either click here, or hover your mouse over MEMBERS (at top of page) to see a pull-down menu of choices, one of which is It’s Your Call, Victoria!

D-Light (duplicate light) is back!

Starting Thursday, August 1, a weekly game of duplicate light will be available to players with fewer than 20 master points. Social bridge players with no knowledge of points are especially welcome.

D-Light offers social bridge players an introduction to duplicate in a very friendly setting. You can click here for a one-page primer on duplicate bridge.

The game will be at St. Aidan’s Church Hall at 12:15 with registration at noon. The game costs $5/player.

Come with or without a partner.

People will be on hand to help with every aspect of adjusting to duplicate – except what to bid and how to play the hand!!

Roy Stefaniec will be the director.
For info, call Jill at 250-686-4747

 

Calling all Larry Cohen fans

If you enjoy Larry Cohen’s teachings, here’s a chance to meet him in the flesh, although you’ll need to exercise some patience.

Larry will be teaching at the Duplicate Lite Bridge Club in Surrey, next year,  June 12-13, 2020.

Full details are available here. The event is already 70% booked so don’t tarry if you want to get in.

More info on Duplicate Lite, e.g., location, game times, etc is available on their website.

Ace of Diamonds Winners

The Ace of Diamonds tournament for players under 100 MPs was held last Saturday, June 22 at St Peter’s Church.

Mark Raymond chaired the tournament with Roy Stefaniec directing. Eighteen pairs showed up to do battle and vye for silver points.

 

Congratulations to winners of the event:

  • Gail Biyby and Janet McGregor
    First Overall (and EW in Morning Pairs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Christine Simpson and Gail Simpson
    First NS in Morning Pairs

 

Near-perfect score for June It’s Your Call winner

Congratulations to Bob MacDonald for winning the June quiz with a score of 490. 

Bob will receive a free game, valid at local clubs, courtesy of Unit 431.

Find the complete list of participants and scores under It’s Your Call-Results in the MEMBERS section at the top of the page. For quicker access, follow this link.

To play the July 2019 quiz, either click here, or hover your mouse over MEMBERS (at top of page) to see a pull-down menu of choices, one of which is It’s Your Call, Victoria!

 

 

Penticton Regional

Penticton ‘19  

reported by Jill Stainforth

About five dozen Victorians flew or drove to Penticton this year to compete in the Regional and two of our directors, Matt and Roy, officiated. 

The competition was impressive:  our top five results fell between the 69th and 114th places of the 1386 who won points over the seven-day event. 

Players love the Penticton event and travelled there from all over the States and Canada.  It’s a beautiful area with no city stress.  Restaurants in town are great and varied and minutes away are the Naramata and Skaha area wineries with stunning restaurants.

Among the notable results:

  • The team of Michael Hargreaves (Victoria), Dan Jacob, Gordon McOrmond and Ken Scholes won their Tuesday-Wednesday KO (Knock-Out) bracket for 30.43 mps;
  • Roxy and Lou Sandmaier (Victoria) with Karen Rise and Nobi Morris were runners up in their bracket in the same KOs for 11.81 mps;
  • Gerry McCully and Rhonda Foster (Victoria) came 5th in A in the Wednesday Open Pairs for 11.62 mps;
  • Terry Foster (Victoria) and Wayne Stann came 13th in A in the Thursday Open Pairs for 11.54 mps;
  • The team of Mel Zimmerman, Lorna Smith, Brenda Wilson  (Victoria) and Bill Brand came 2nd in the Thursday evening Swiss for 9.38 gold;
  • Susan Jobbins and Joan Geber, both from Victoria and new to ACBL, got gold points in the Friday afternoon pairs and in the Saturday evening pairs;
  • The team of Donald Berry, David Reid, Jill Stainforth (Victoria) and Lorenzo Migliorini were runners up in their Thurs-Fri KO bracket for 15.32 mps;
  • Relative newcomers Jill Plasteras and Mark Raymond along with Shelley Burnham and Ev Goedhart, all of Victoria, placed 3rd in their Thu-Fri KO bracket;
  • The team of Roy Stefaniec, John Keech (Victoria) and Doreen McOrmond and Kathy Bye won the Friday evening Swiss for 11.95 mps;
  • Duncan Smith and Debbie Mineault came 3rd in A in the Friday Open Pairs for 19.13mps;
  • Ernie Tradewell and Don Copeland came 5th in the Saturday side game;
  • Burton and Kinga Voorhees won gold coming 1st in C in the Saturday Open Pairs;
  • The team of Rita Beny, Nev Hircock, Danielle Goulet and Tony Farr got 10 mps tying for 4th in the Fri-Sat KOs;
  • The team of Russ Page, Ian Kimmerly (Victoria) and Sylvia and Terry Nazar came 2nd in their Fri-Sat KO bracket for 8.27 mps;
  • In the Sunday Swiss, the best Victoria result was achieved by the team of Ewa Zwicky and Andrea Miller with Bruce McIntyre and Roberta McIlwain, coming 3rd in X.
  • The team of Debbie Mineault, Jill Stokes, Duncan Smith and Aline Vance placed 2nd in B in the Senior Swiss.  (Senior has nothing to do with age here.)

Congratulations to all!

Detailed results are available on Bruce McIntyre’s Penticton Online Bulletins.

Please note that next year’s dates for the Penticton Regional are June 15-20, a little later than usual.

 

New website for Island Bridge Club

Roy Stefaniec has a new website, bridgewebs.com/island, functional but still a work in progress. He thus joins the other Victoria clubs in using the bridgewebs platform.

Note also that there will be no bridge at St. Aidan’s Church on Monday June 10 and Thursday June 13 as Roy will be working in Penticton for the week. There will be a game on Monday June 17 and Island Bridge Club’s schedule will remain the same thereafter till August.

Starting Thursday August 1, there will be pairs games on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons starting at 12:15 pm and on Fridays in the morning at 9:30 am. The pairs game on Thursday will also feature a NLM section for those with fewer than 500 points and a D-light section for those new to duplicate with fewer than 50 points.

Three time winner for It’s Your Call, Victoria!

Congratulations to Don Copeland who has now won It’s Your Call for the third time.

Don won the May game, scoring 470 points (out of a possible 500) and will receive a free game, valid at local clubs, courtesy of Unit 431.

Find the complete list of participants and scores under It’s Your Call-Results in the MEMBERS section at the top of the page. For quicker access, follow this link.

To play the June 2019 quiz, either click here, or hover your mouse over MEMBERS (at top of page) to see a pull-down menu of choices, one of which is It’s Your Call, Victoria!