FWDBC CLOSED THROUGH MARCH 2021

ACE OF CLUBS, MINI-MCKENNEY RACES
 
In our Unit’s 2020 Ace of Clubs race, 19 Fort Wayne players were among the top five masterpoint winners for the year compared to other Unit players who started in their same rank (underlined ranks below) at the beginning of the year. Only black points in club games (including virtual games) are counted. Using the same rank comparisons, the Mini-McKenney race is based on total masterpoints earned in club games and tournaments during 2020.
 
Our club players who did well in the Unit’s Ace of Clubs races are below. For the Mini-McKenney, only the top three players are shown at each rank. These were the same as the top three listed below except: for the 0-5 MP rank, Deb Raftree is third; for the 20-50 rank, Claire Shoaff is second; and for the 1000-1500 rank, Larry O’Maley is third. Congratulations to all!

0-5 MP’s
Dimi Cocklev (2nd)
David Sorg (3rd)
Deb Raftree (4th)

5-20 MP’s
Jackie Kohrman (1st)
Varsha Mapara (2nd)

20-50 MP’s
Claire Shoaff (4th)
Deborah Aschbacher (5th)

50-100 MP’s
Teresa Nelson (2nd)
Barb Gasser (4th)

100-200 MP’s
Ron Richey (2nd)
Bob Gasser (5th)

200-300 MP’s
Bob Enyeart (5th)

300-500 MP’s
Loren Jackemeyer (5th)

500-1000 MP’s
Howard Chapman (3rd)

1000-1500 MP’s
Larry O’Maley (2nd)

2500-3500 MP’s
Kim Grant (2nd)
Michael Clegg (3rd)
Judy Nelsen (4th)
Mary Lou Clegg (5th)

BRIDGE GOES ON – WITH VIRTUAL ONLINE GAMES & OTHER OPTIONS

The ACBL is still offering a 50% bonus on MP’s earned in Indy’s Virtual Club games--if you win .8 MP’s, the ACBL will up it to 1.2 MP’s. Our club receives $2-$2.50 from Indy’s game fees of $6 to $7 (based on number of hands offered, seven minutes per hand) and these funds are very helpful while we’re closed. See game schedule.

Costing only $1-$1.75 are games where you and your partner can win MP’s playing against hundreds of pairs. Or, you as an individual can play with three robots and be scored against other individuals doing the same. You’ll also find non-MP games where two pairs can play only against each other the whole time, free lessons and practice hands, and paid classes at all levels.

If you’d like help getting online, Kim Grant (260-740-7348 or krfgrant@gmail.com) or Judy Nelsen (260-432-9236 or judprof@ameritech.net) will stay on the phone with you while you negotiate getting started, including playing some rounds with you.

OTHER CLUB NEWS

 

FWDBC LONGEST DAY EVENT SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 23

 Our club’s 2021 Longest Day event is now scheduled for Wednesday, June 23. It will include afternoon duplicate bridge games with enhanced masterpoints, a raffle, and a small silent auction. A committee led by Judy Nelsen will begin planning soon.

 

BOARD OFFICERS TO CONTINUE

Due to the pandemic, the FWDBC board has asked its 2020 officers--Kim Grant, President; Judy Nelsen, Secretary; and Carl Wheeler, Treasurer--to remain in their positions during 2021 while the club negotiates reopening and related matters. Normal procedures for electing new board members in December, 2021 and new officers in January, 2022 should then resume.

 

MUST WATCH – THE ACBL’S BRIDGE PARODY OF “HAMILTON”

Whether you’re playing online or waiting until our club opens for in-person games, you’ll get a huge kick out of this clever a bridge parody of the hit play “Hamilton”!

 

GAME SCHEDULE

Third Monday of most months 1 PM

  • Pro-Am Swiss team game

Tuesday 1 PM

  • Open/Stratified
  • Limited (0-499* MPs)/Stratified - Partners guaranteed

Wednesday 1 PM

  • Open/Stratified
  • Limited (0-499* MPs)/Stratified

Thursday:

  • 1 PM Pro-Am (mentoring)

Saturday 1 PM

  • Open/Stratified

Saturday 6 PM

  • Cedar Creek Bridge Club meets twice monthly
  • *Player cannot be a Life Master in the 0-499 game

We want our new website to meet your needs. If you have any suggestions, please send them to Judy Nelsen at judprof@ameritech.net.

Are your phone/email listed? Do you want them to be?

The FWDBC maintains several lists based on player preferences. If you would like to be added to OR removed from any of the lists below, please contact: fortwaynebridgeclub@gmail.com.

  • Those on our email list receive a monthly email of club news, including rank advancements, and occasionally are sent other timely news or announcements.
  • We maintain a directory of player telephone numbers and email addresses for players’ use only--this directory is available at the club but not published online.
  • Players’ phone numbers only are listed online, near the bottom of the Member page..