UNIT CALENDAR 2020
All events online, subject to change
August 27-30 Virtual Vacation - Regional on BBO
September 7 Upgraded Masterpoints at Virtual Clubs
September 21-27 Club Championship Week at Virtual Clubs
October15-18 Fall into Bridge – Regional events
October 26-November 1 Upgraded Masterpoints in Virtual Clubs
FRESNO BRIDGE CENTER REMAINS CLOSED
Since the pandemic has made it impossible to play bridge at clubs, nearly all bridge clubs in the country have closed. Some clubs in California have closed down operations completely, stopped paying rent, and may reopen at a new location when it is safe to do so. Currently we are considering that option as well. Paying rent when there is no income is difficult.
PLACES AND FACES
Congratulations to Judy Zimmerer, a new Silver Life Master.
Welcome to new member Joachim Schirmacher.
There's not much news due to the pandemic. Please contact the editor if you have any news.
There are now four online bridge clubs which offer ACBL masterpoints:
Bridge Base Online (BBO)www.bridgebase.com
Fun Bridge Instructions
Fresno bridge players are aligned with Duncan Bridge Center and Desert Cities Bridge Club. They both have Virtual Bridge Clubs on BBO. To play with their club members, go to Virtual Clubs, ACBL – North America and click on the game you want to play in. The games will show up on BBO about an hour before game time if you are eligible to play. If your partner is not eligible, e-mail the club a few hours early and ask if they can be a guest. Go to the Duncan or DCBC websites to review their schedules.
The online bridge clubs have many other options to play all day long. Review last month’s issue for more information .Check into them and have fun.