Two weeks to the Victoria Spring Sectional

The Victoria Spring Sectional will once again be held at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney, March 8 to 10.

Unit 431 will offer a hospitality table of refreshments for our local players and out of town guests. Contributions for the hospitality table are gratefully accepted! In order to protect our unit’s recent investment in a BridgeSorter dealing machine and new cards, we will avoid serving food items which might damage the machine or cards, and we ask that sticky food donations be avoided. If you prefer to provide a cash donation to assist Unit 431 in purchasing food and beverages, cash donations are also welcome. See our Treasurer Gail Richardson, or any of our other board members: JP Weber, Gloria Dorrance, Ann Brydon, Lionel Traverse, Maureen Trappe, Nev Hircock, Shelley Burnham, Jill Stainforth, and Ernie Tradewell.

On Sunday, Unit 431 will provide free muffins, croissants and fruit, before the Swiss Team event.

See the flyer for more tournament information.

We hope to see you there.

Unit 431, Bridge Victoria Board of Directors

Ace of Hearts a great success despite the snow!

 

A little cold and snow did not keep our dedicated bridge players away from the Ace of Hearts sectional event on February 9, 2019. The event was chaired by Shelley Burnham and directed by Roy Stefaniec. We had a good turnout of 13.5 tables for the pairs, and 10 tables for the Swiss teams.


Tournament Winners

Ravi Mehra and David Korican won the N/S Morning Pairs and placed first overall in the tournament with 2.66 silver masterpoints.

N/S Morning Pairs Winners
Ravi Mehra and David Korican

 

Margot Northey and Marian Webb won the E/W Morning Pairs.

E/W Morning Pairs Winners
Margot Northey and Marian Webb

 

Eileen Lugossi, Audrey Mactier, Madeleine Tremblay, and Dolores Johnson won the Afternoon Swiss Teams.

Swiss Teams Winners
Eileen Lugossi, Audrey Mactier, Madeleine Tremblay, and Dolores Johnson

It’s Your Call, Victoria January Results Now Available

Congratulations to Alison Campbell who came in first in the January quiz.

She receives 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.

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

To play the February 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!

Our favourite director!

Our favourite director, Matt Smith, is also everybody’s favourite director. As reported in the January edition of the Bridge Bulletin, Matt was presented with the Jean Molnar Employee of the Year Award at the Fall NABC in Hawaii, recognizing a field employee for outstanding customer service.

Matt is highly regarded by both players and his co-workers. As one world champion, Steve Weinstein, puts it, “for my money, Matt is the best of the best.” He further notes that any event where Matt is in charge will be run professionally with rulings well thought out and explained clearly and thoroughly.

More encomiums from bridge luminaries can be found in the full article on page 26 of the January Bridge Bulletin.

Matt is going part-time as director, saying he wants to stay home more, so Victoria players can expect to see him more often, playing  at local clubs.

 

Great participation in the December edition of It’s Your Call, Victoria!

Jack Campbell came in first out of a field of 52 participants for the December quiz.

Congratulations to Jack who receives a free game, valid at local clubs, courtesy of Unit 431.

And a Merry Christmas to all!

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.

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

To play the January 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 for the November It’s Your Call, Victoria!

Michael Cockerell wins the November It’s Your Call, Victoria!

Congratulations to Mike who receives a free game, valid at local clubs, courtesy of Unit 431.

We had 35 submissions this month.  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.

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

To play the December 2018 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!

It’s Your Call, Victoria! October results are out.

Congratulations to Ernie Tradewell who came in first with 470 points!

Ernie receives a free game, valid at local clubs, courtesy of Unit 431.

We had 40 submissions this month.  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.

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 might like to check out “Bridge etiquette: avoiding slow play” in the right sidebar. 

To play the November 2018 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!

September It’s Your Call, Victoria: results are out!

Congratulations to Cliff Kindree who came in first place with 380 points!

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

We had 35 submissions this month.  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.

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.

To play the October 2018 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!