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Points from 2017 BBB

Jan 5, 2018                     Masterpoint race                     Page 1

We gave out over 700 points to our loyal players during 2017. We did that by providing loads of special games for you.

Total    Red Silver  Black

 

1    45.70   6.46   1.68  37.56  Michael Roush

2    43.68   6.17   1.68  35.83  James Boardman

3    37.95   8.68   1.68  27.59  Mary Ann Boardman

4    34.47   4.53         29.94  Richard Bailie

5    33.55   6.99         26.56  Dennis Cordle

6    32.28   5.31   0.99  25.98  Jack Falat

7    29.79   5.49   0.47  23.83  Robert Otto

8    29.28   5.55   0.77  22.96  Jim Boardman Jr

9    27.12   5.57   0.47  21.08  Thomas Flanders

10    26.46   4.90         21.56  Mike Rowray

11    26.13   3.87   1.68  20.58  Gregory Slager

12    26.05   4.08         21.97  Alan Langenfeld

13    23.90   3.85         20.05  Robert Buckheister

14    16.57   2.45         14.12  Jack Murphy

15    16.05   1.29         14.76  Martha Bailie

16    14.76   0.34         14.42  Eli Jolley

17    14.16   3.23         10.93  Allethina Harker

18    12.38   1.03         11.35  Connie Hellenthal

19    10.91   3.32          7.59  Bonnie Stettler

20     9.66   1.66          8.00  Gary Haddy

21     9.64   2.78          6.86  Melissa Heston

22     9.12   1.68          7.44  Phillip Cummins

23     8.62   0.27          8.35  Karen Cummins

24     8.42   0.85   0.77   6.80  Paul Hazzard

25     8.40   2.11   0.99   5.30  Gisela Gunderson

26     8.24   0.31          7.93  Karen Langenfeld

27     8.06   1.62          6.44  Scott Spitze

28     7.41   2.13          5.28  Eric McKee

29     7.41   2.13          5.28  Elizabeth Gotlund

30     7.04   0.69          6.35  Yu-Diann Lu

31     6.36   2.53          3.83  Roger Johanson

32     6.36   2.53          3.83  Judy Vopava

33     6.22   1.28          4.94  Gary Edwards

34     5.62   0.68          4.94  John Morano

35     5.56   1.37          4.19  Paul Klein

36     5.56   1.37          4.19  Nancy Klein

37     5.38   1.58          3.80  Pat Thomas

38     5.33   1.74          3.59  Mark Gifford

39     5.12   0.38          4.74  Wyn Seeley

40     4.95   0.38          4.57  Karen Friest

41     4.83   1.42          3.41  Keith Sutherland

42     4.37   1.81          2.56  Richard Winsor

43     4.34   1.35          2.99  Prabhat Kumar Akhauri

44     4.14   1.42          2.72  Nancy Sutherland

45     3.74   1.22          2.52  Richard Lamb

46     3.38                 3.38  Jan Kleinschmidt

47     3.30   0.15          3.15  Tom Amosson

48     3.27   0.42   0.77   2.08  James Knapp

49     3.12                 3.12  Kathy Edwards

50     3.00   1.12          1.88  John Johnson

51     2.97   0.23   0.77   1.97  Bruno Rinas

52     2.88                 2.88  Robert Givens

53     2.84   0.69          2.15  Jan Hinrichs

54     2.81   1.41          1.40  Mark Schantz

55     2.33                 2.33  Sally Meixner

56     2.25                 2.25  Mark Patton

57     2.25                 2.25  Joseph Pieper

58     2.04                 2.04  Michelle Feeney

59     1.67   0.10          1.57  Richard Goings

60     1.62                 1.62  Shirley Moore

61     1.62                 1.62  Alan Ruback

62     1.57                 1.57  Dawn Smith

63     1.49                 1.49  Mona Bertrand

64     1.15                 1.15  Frank Hellenthal

65     1.11   0.56          0.55  Purnima Chawla

66     1.11   0.56          0.55  Ashok Chawla

67     1.02                 1.02  Darla Algoe

68     0.98                 0.98  John Remmert

69     0.80   0.12          0.68  Twyla Hall

70     0.80   0.12          0.68  Tish Apfelbeck

71     0.53   0.15          0.38  Dorris Hotchkiss

72     0.53   0.27          0.26  Duane Hinrichs

73     0.52                 0.52  Charlotte Pence

74     0.52                 0.52  Gretchen Stuhr

75     0.46   0.23          0.23  Mary Wyatt

76     0.43                 0.43  Cindy Brennaman

77     0.38                 0.38  Kathy Breen

78     0.37                 0.37  Eugene Herman

79     0.37                 0.37  Arnold Adelberg

80     0.35   0.18          0.17  Robert Benson

81     0.32                 0.32  Donald Harker

82     0.30   0.15          0.15  Marion Engel

83     0.15   0.08          0.07  Trudy Carpenter

84     0.15   0.08          0.07  Grant Carpenter

 

Total Masterpoints reported:   727.85

 

 

Players selected: 84 out of 495

December Points from BBB

We gave away lots of points in only three games. Check it out!

Jan 5, 2018                     Masterpoint race                     Page 1

 

1     5.54  Mary Ann Boardman

2     4.31  Michael Roush

3     3.18  Jack Falat

4     2.91  James Boardman

5     2.41  Jim Boardman Jr

6     2.41  Paul Hazzard

7     2.19  Robert Buckheister

8     1.97  Richard Bailie

9     1.97  Dennis Cordle

10     1.68  Gregory Slager

11     1.48  Yu-Diann Lu

12     1.48  Mark Gifford

13     1.39  Thomas Flanders

14     1.39  Robert Otto

15     1.10  Bonnie Stettler

16     1.10  Melissa Heston

17     0.99  Gisela Gunderson

18     0.86  Tom Amosson

19     0.86  Jack Murphy

20     0.77  Bruno Rinas

21     0.77  James Knapp

 

Bridge Seminar by MaryAnn

Bridge Seminar

Don’t be taken advantage of in the bidding! Get in there and compete. This four hour seminar will help you know when to compete and how to compete. It will cover take out doubles, overcalls and responses to both. You will learn the best systems to compete over a NT opener. You will learn when to balance and which auctions are dangerous to enter. We will tackle the hardest of all, how to compete over preempts.

This intermediate class will be held at Country Inn and Suites, airport exit off I-380, Cedar Rapids. It will be from 12:00 to 4:00 on January 19, 2018. You will get a booklet of learning materials and hand records. We will play lots of hands to practice.

Sign up with a partner or as a single. $30 each or $50 for a pair. Snacks and coffee provided.

Sign up by January 5 by calling or e-mailing MaryAnn Boardman 319 540 4206 maryann.boardman@gmail.com

Make a New Year’s Resolution to improve your bridge game and take this class to meet that objective!

 

Build Better Bridge is Taking a Vacation

Build Better Bridge is Taking a Vacation

Build Better Bridge is having three special games in December and then taking a long winter nap. The first Wednesday (Dec. 6) will be a STaC game.  STaC stands for sectional tournament at club. You win silver points at this game. No one else in Cedar Rapids holds these games. They are expensive to run but offer loads of points if you place overall in the district. You play at club price for tournament silver points and tournament experience. You will be competing with players across district 14.

The second and third games on December 13 and 20 will both be point-enhanced pair games. You can win bigger point awards at the low price of $6.

There will be no game December 27 and for the months of January and February. We are traveling in February and those months tend to be our “down” months, anyway. We are leaving the option of reopening in March, but do not have definite plans at this point.

Wednesday night games are played at the Country Inn and Suites at the airport exit. They start at 6:30. Lessons have been discontinued.  We still offer guaranteed partner, great snacks and drinks, hand records, the Common Game experience, and a friendly environment.  Contact MaryAnn at 319 540 4206 or maryann.boardman@gmail.com  We welcome suggestions for what we can do even better if we decide to reopen in March.

October Points Won at BBB

Big Games for Big Points! Congratulations Karen!

1     6.26  Karen Cummins

2     5.56  Michael Roush

3     5.20  Richard Bailie

4     4.73  Alan Langenfeld

5     3.95  Phillip Cummins

6     3.38  Jan Kleinschmidt

7     3.13  James Boardman

8     3.06  Robert Buckheister

9     2.54  Martha Bailie

10     2.25  Mark Patton

11     2.25  Dennis Cordle

12     2.25  Joseph Pieper

13     1.97  Robert Otto

14     1.76  John Morano

15     1.69  Elizabeth Gotlund

16     1.69  Scott Spitze

17     1.69  Eric McKee

18     1.69  Eli Jolley

19     1.67  James Knapp

20     1.64  Prabhat Kumar Akhauri

21     1.48  Jack Falat

22     1.48  Mike Rowray

23     1.41  Connie Hellenthal

24     1.23  Gregory Slager

25     1.18  Karen Langenfeld

26     1.18  Paul Klein

27     1.18  Nancy Klein

28     1.15  Jack Murphy

29     0.92  Tom Amosson

30     0.23  Allethina Harker

31     0.23  Dorris Hotchkiss

32     0.23  Bruno Rinas

33     0.23  Jim Boardman Jr

 

Total Masterpoints reported:    70.49

 

 

Players selected: 33 out of 495

Big Schedule Changes

The Sunday afternoon game is being discontinued after November 5.  There will be two more 5:00 games, on October 29 and November 5.  The game on Sunday, October 29, is a point-enhanced game.   The Wednesday games will continue to be offered in November.

There will be free supervised-play classes before both of these two remaining Sunday games, from 3:15 to 4:45 pm.  These are stand-alone extensions of the class on defense held by MaryAnn on October 14.  You need not have attended previous classes in order to benefit.

Sunday, October 29,  will be a point-enhanced game. Anyone who comes to the supervised play and chooses to stay for the duplicate game can play for half price.

Wednesday, November 1, will be a point-enhanced game, preceded by a free lesson. The lesson starts at 5:45.  It will be on two kinds of doubles, responsive and maximal. The lesson will present the simplified version that is bound to improve your bidding without messing with your other doubles.  It will be the last free lesson offered on Wednesday evening.

September Master Points at BBB

These are the Wednesday night point awards for Build Better Bridge. We give more! Red points, too.

Oct 1, 2017                     Masterpoint race                     Page 1

 

Total    Red  Black

 

1     5.33   0.23   5.10  James Boardman

2     4.07   1.02   3.05  Allethina Harker

3     3.63   0.23   3.40  Jack Falat

4     3.63   0.23   3.40  Mike Rowray

5     3.26   1.02   2.24  Melissa Heston

6     2.70   1.35   1.35  Gary Haddy

7     2.70   1.35   1.35  Thomas Flanders

8     2.70   1.35   1.35  Robert Otto

9     2.70   1.35   1.35  Prabhat Kumar Akhauri

10     2.53   0.76   1.77  Alan Langenfeld

11     2.53   0.76   1.77  Robert Buckheister

12     2.50   1.02   1.48  Jack Murphy

13     2.42   0.12   2.30  Michael Roush

14     2.28   0.23   2.05  Jim Boardman Jr

15     2.04          2.04  Michelle Feeney

16     2.03   1.02   1.01  Bonnie Stettler

17     1.99   0.23   1.76  Karen Friest

18     1.70          1.70  Connie Hellenthal

19     1.52   0.76   0.76  Roger Johanson

20     1.52   0.76   0.76  Judy Vopava

21     1.47   0.23   1.24  Mary Ann Boardman

22     1.15          1.15  Frank Hellenthal

23     1.04   0.12   0.92  Richard Bailie

24     1.04   0.12   0.92  Dennis Cordle

25     0.81          0.81  Paul Hazzard

26     0.46   0.23   0.23  Wyn Seeley

27     0.46   0.23   0.23  Gregory Slager

28     0.23   0.12   0.11  Keith Sutherland

29     0.23   0.12   0.11  Tish Apfelbeck

30     0.23   0.12   0.11  Karen Cummins

31     0.23   0.12   0.11  Phillip Cummins

32     0.23   0.12   0.11  John Morano

33     0.23   0.12   0.11  Twyla Hall

34     0.23   0.12   0.11  Nancy Klein

35     0.23   0.12   0.11  Paul Klein

36     0.23   0.12   0.11  Nancy Sutherland

 

Total Masterpoints reported:    62.28

 

 

Players selected: 36 out of 495

Giving Back Through Bridge

Unit 163 is allowed four unit charity games per year. In previous years these were underutilized. This year our special events coordinator made sure that all four were applied for and granted sanctions.

Two were used for the Awards Banquet in late February. The other two are coming up in October. October 3 and October 4 are specially sanctioned games that award 81% sectionally rated points.

On Wednesday, October 4, the Build Better Bridge club in Cedar Rapids is using the unit charity game to give back in a big way. They will be having a taco meal at 5:45. The cost is $5 per person, but here’s the thing, the Boardman’s are donating all the food, so all of the cost of the meal will go to our unit charity, Multiple Myleoma. Not only that, but some of the game proceeds will also go to that charity.

We invite all Unit 163 members (and friends and spouses and non members!) to this goodwill meal to benefit charity. Players should stay for the game that starts at 6:30. Build Better Bridge is held at Country Inn and Suites, airport exit off 1-380.

It is also Jackpot Night. Some lucky pair could win over $75! See link

Call or email MaryAnn for more information: 319 540 4206 maryann.boardman@gmail.com

Jim and MaryAnn Boardman

Bridge Seminar on Defense

These days we all want to get smarter faster. Six or eight week classes are good, if you have that amount of time to commit.  If not, try a bridge seminar. These one day educational opportunities were really encouraged at the National Teacher Conference in Toronto this summer. MaryAnn is offering a four hour class, Dazzling Defense in a Day, on October 14, 2017. Students will learn the best opening leads, how and when to signal partner, and which of five types of defense to use, depending on the bidding, the contract, and your cards.

The seminar will be at Glovik Hall (where CR holds their tournaments). The four hour class will be followed up by three optional supervised play classes on Sunday afternoons. Those will be held at Country Inn and Suites on October 15, October 29, and November 5 from 3:15 to 4:45. The hands will be practice hands to reinforce what you learned in the seminar. You will be provided with handouts and hand records and analysis for all the sessions.

You may sign up with a partner or as a single. $30 each or $50 for two. Supervised play add on’s are free for students who enroll in the seminar. Snacks and coffee will be provided at the Saturday seminar. Sign up by September 12 by calling MaryAnn at 319 540 4206 or emailing maryann.boardman@gmail.com

August Points at BBB

Build Better Bridge wants its players to win lots of points. We make sure we hold loads of special games to give you that opportunity. The Wednesday club, alone, gave away over twice as many points as any daytime club.  BBB held six (the maximum allowed) NAP games in the summer. The unit encourages all the clubs to hold these games. They even pay the extra fees on half of these games. These games also award half red points. Check us out. We are dedicated to our players. We give free lessons, use hand records, and the common game, so that you can improve your game. Then we reward your improvement with enhanced point awards. We are trying hard to Build Better Bridge!

Sep 1, 2017                     Masterpoint race                     Page 1

 

Total    Red  Black

 

1     7.93   2.66   5.27  Michael Roush

2     6.28   1.62   4.66  Dennis Cordle

3     6.13   2.09   4.04  Mary Ann Boardman

4     5.50   0.69   4.81  Connie Hellenthal

5     5.30   1.60   3.70  James Boardman

6     4.98   1.41   3.57  Jim Boardman Jr

7     4.12          4.12  Karen Langenfeld

8     3.46   0.68   2.78  Gregory Slager

9     3.26   1.42   1.84  Mike Rowray

10     2.83   1.42   1.41  Jack Falat

11     2.69   0.56   2.13  Richard Bailie

12     2.63          2.63  Yu-Diann Lu

13     2.39   1.20   1.19  Keith Sutherland

14     2.39   1.20   1.19  Nancy Sutherland

15     1.99   1.00   0.99  Robert Otto

16     1.84   0.92   0.92  Roger Johanson

17     1.84   0.92   0.92  Judy Vopava

18     1.48   0.74   0.74  Bonnie Stettler

19     1.48          1.48  Richard Goings

20     1.48   0.74   0.74  Melissa Heston

21     1.38   0.69   0.69  Gisela Gunderson

22     1.19          1.19  Paul Hazzard

23     1.19   0.60   0.59  Thomas Flanders

24     1.11   0.56   0.55  Ashok Chawla

25     1.11   0.56   0.55  Purnima Chawla

26     0.98          0.98  John Remmert

27     0.83   0.42   0.41  Jan Hinrichs

28     0.83   0.42   0.41  James Knapp

29     0.80   0.40   0.40  Mark Gifford

30     0.74          0.74  Jack Murphy

31     0.74          0.74  Alan Langenfeld

32     0.55          0.55  Gary Edwards

33     0.55          0.55  Dawn Smith

34     0.43          0.43  Cindy Brennaman

 

Total Masterpoints reported:    82.43

 

 

Players selected: 34 out of 494