Local boys do good!

A team composed of four young Victoria players won flight C in the D19 GNT Nationals, held in Vancouver last weekend (Apr 14-15). More info on the GNT can be found on District 19’s website.

Congratulations to Jordan Tessarolo, Daniel Lyder, Marc Furnemont and Ryley Breiddal on their stellar performance!

Jordan Tessarolo, Daniel Lyder, Marc Furnemont and Ryley Breiddal

 

Recent updates

Here are some recent updates to the website which might be of interest to members:

And a reminder that this month’s Unit Mentor Game is on Sunday, April 8. Click here for detailed information.

 

Latest news

Several items of interest to Victoria players:

Congratulations to Edmund Patterson who won the March edition of It’s Your Call with a score of 430/500. Detailed results and comments are available on the March Results page

And the April quiz is now available in its usual place.

All players are reminded that the Victoria Sectional is starting this Friday at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney. Find complete info here.

We recently learned of the passing of Daphne Dunbar in February. Our In Memoriam page has been updated, and a link to the obituary added.

 

What’s new for March

Couple of items you might be interested in:

    • Following the election at the AGM, we welcome two new members on the Unit Board, Ann Brydon and Lionel Traverse. You can see the full board, including some cute mug shots, on our Board Members page. If you’re interested in knowing what your Board is up to, check the Board Minutes (under Governance, in the top menu).

     

    • The Ace of Hearts tournament for players with fewer than 200 masterpoints was held on February 24. See who the winners are on the Tournament Results page. Detailed results are also available.

     

    • And a reminder that the March It’s Your Call Victoria bidding quiz is now live. It’s a good way to hone your bidding skills and you can play anonymously, avoiding the ignominy and perpetual shame of a poor score (I’m kidding about the last part). Play as many times as you want (only the last entry will count) before March 20 at 9 pm. You probably know by now how to access it (it’s under the Members top menu item) but just to make it easy, click on this link.

February results for It’s Your Call, Victoria!

There was a three-way tie for first place in the February quiz. 

And out of 36 participants, 13 scored 400 or better. Well done!

The names of the winners as well as the complete list of participants and scores can be found under It’s Your Call-Results in the MEMBERS section at the top of the page. For quicker access, follow this link.

Once there you can also read some very interesting comments by players explaining their choices of bids. If you feel like responding or adding your own comment, just email the webmaster.

And you can also check out our “Reviewing bridge etiquette” feature in the right sidebar.

To play the March 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!

And last but not least, here’s an observation and a tip:

In the February quiz, several participants missed out on getting a good score by checking more than one box. You might be considering different bids so please remember to uncheck the no-longer valid boxes. Otherwise, you get a big fat zero for the problem.

Annual General Meeting on February 18

Unit 431’s Annual General Meeting will be held on February 18, 2018 at Victoria Bridge Centre, starting at 12:45 pm. An election will be held to fill vacant positions on the Board of Directors. All Unit members in good standing are eligible to vote.

An Individual Movement (no partner required) duplicate bridge game will follow the AGM. Free coffee and cookies are provided. Free pizza and pop will be served at the conclusion of the game.

For more details, please consult the AGM 2018 Flyer.

January results for It’s Your Call, Victoria!

Congratulations to Duncan Smith who once again wins the contest, with a score of 440. He receives a free play, valid at Capital City Bridge Club, courtesy of Ewa Zwicky.

Of the 38 participants, only three scored 400 or better. Must have been a tough quiz.

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

Once there you can also read some very interesting comments by players explaining their choices of bids. If you feel like responding or adding your own comment, just email the webmaster.

And you can also check out our “Helpful bridge tip of the week” in the right sidebar.

To play the February 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!

Victoria players go up-island in search of silver

Ten Victoria area players traveled up-island to play in the Campbell River New Year Sectional (Jan 12-14).

Some were very successful:

  • Holly Boudreau playing with polymath Margaret Skinner came in first in B and C in the Friday games, giving Holly enough silver for her Life Master!
  • Kirk Homis and Virginia Youens were second overall on Friday.
  • On Saturday, Ernie Tradewell and Daniel Lyder were the overall winners of the 2-session pairs game.
  • Holly and Margaret again got first place overall in B and C in the Saturday events. Damn, these girls are good!

As always, complete results can be found on ACBL Live.

Campbell River is a very friendly place. Everyone appreciated the great hospitality provided by the tournament organizers even if it means being on a diet for the next month or so.

Many of us will surely be back next year.

New Societies Act requires changes to our Unit’s constitution

The Societies Act came into effect November 28, 2016 and governs how societies (not-for-profit corporations) are created and run in BC. The Act includes significant updates to allow for more flexibility in how societies operate, while still protecting the public interest.

In order to comply with the new Societies Act we need to amend our Constitution and Bylaws. Our new Constitution and Bylaws requires approval by a special resolution at our 2018 Annual General Meeting. Below are links to our draft Bylaws & Constitution, with changes highlighted in blue.

We encourage all members to attend the AGM on February 18 to vote on this and other issues.

Constitution – Unit 431

Bylaws – Unit 431

December Results for It’s Your Call

The December quiz has been compiled and the results are out, just in time for Christmas.

This month’s winner eschews the limelight, so we will keep his or her identity secret. But we can reveal that the winning score was a very respectable 450 out of a possible 500.

The complete list of participants and scores can be found under It’s Your Call-Results (where else?) in the MEMBERS section at the top of the page. For quicker access, follow this link.

Several players have contributed some very interesting comments explaining their choices of bids. Fascinating reading.

For next month’s quiz, the submission form has been tweaked to allow comments to be made directly after each hand. This should make it a little easier for participants to express themselves. To play the January 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!

The January winner will receive a free play, valid at Capital City Bridge Club, courtesy of Ewa Zwicky.