News from Bridge at Ginger Creek

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Karen Walker

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Mar 19, 2020, 4:48:39 AM3/19/20
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             ♠  BRIDGE AT GINGER CREEK CLUB CALENDAR  ♠
     Ginger Creek Shops, 2901 West Springfield, Champaign IL
                    CLUB HOMEPAGE:  illinibridge.com
  RESULTS & HAND RECORDS:  calendar.kwbridge.com
         JOIN US ON FACEBOOK:   www.facebook.com/gingercreek/
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The club will be closed until at least March 31. We will notify you through this email list and on Facebook when we reopen.

♣ In the meantime, for a “bridge fix”:
    Karen will host a free teaching table on Bridgebase Online this Monday (March 23) from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.
    Four people will be playing at one table with unlimited kibitzers. We will rotate players in and out.
    After each hand, we’ll discuss the bidding and play and everyone can ask questions.
    If there's enough interest, we'll do this every Monday until the club reopens.

♣ To join the teaching table:
    Go to http://bridgebase.com and log in.
    (If you aren’t a member, click “Play bridge now” on the homepage, then “Become a member (free!)”.)
    To find my table, click the “People” tab (far right), search for kwalker and then click “Join”.

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♣ District 8 Advocate newsletter 
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    In the February issue:   https://advocate.district8acbl.com
       Solvers Forum bidding problems and analysis -- Karen Walker, moderator
       District 8 Grand National Teams - May 2 & 3
       Bridge with Larry Cohen -- Double, Pass or Bid?
       News from the Central Illinois Bridge Association
       Tournament calendar and winners lists

   You can view the new Solvers Forum bidding problems for April and submit your answers here:
      http://kwbridge.com/cgi-bin/D8forum.cgi?targetmonth=04&targetyear=20

Karen Walker

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Mar 29, 2020, 4:48:10 AM3/29/20
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             ♠  BRIDGE AT GINGER CREEK CLUB CALENDAR  ♠
     Ginger Creek Shops, 2901 West Springfield, Champaign IL
                    CLUB HOMEPAGE:  illinibridge.com
  RESULTS & HAND RECORDS:  calendar.kwbridge.com
         JOIN US ON FACEBOOK:   www.facebook.com/gingercreek/
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Karen will again host a free teaching table this Monday and every Monday until the club reopens. Time is 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

♣  To participate, go to http://bridgebase.com and log in.


     To find my table, click the "People" tab (far right), search for kwalker and then click "Join". 

     Take a seat as a player if one is open. Otherwise, join as a kibitzer. 

♣  If you aren’t a Bridgebase member, click “Play bridge now” on the homepage, then “Become a member (free!)”.)

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ACBL "Support Your Club" games

You can play online, win masterpoints and support the club during the shutdown. ACBL and Bridgebase Online are hosting three black-point games a day. Information is here:
  https://blog.bridgebase.com/2020/03/19/daily-support-your-club-acbl-black-point-game/
  https://www.acbl.org/clubsupportonlinegames/
 
There's also a daily event where you can play as an individual against three robots:

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♣ District 8 Advocate newsletter 

   The next issue will be published in early April. 
   Take a look at the Solvers Forum bidding problems for April and submit your answers here:
      http://kwbridge.com/cgi-bin/D8forum.cgi?targetmonth=04&targetyear=20

Karen Walker

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Apr 6, 2020, 3:26:54 AM4/6/20
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             ♠  BRIDGE AT GINGER CREEK CLUB CALENDAR  ♠
     Ginger Creek Shops, 2901 West Springfield, Champaign IL
                    CLUB HOMEPAGE:  illinibridge.com
  RESULTS & HAND RECORDS:  calendar.kwbridge.com
         JOIN US ON FACEBOOK:   www.facebook.com/gingercreek/
********************************************************

Karen will again host a free teaching table this Monday and every Monday until the club reopens. Time is 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

♣  To participate, go to http://bridgebase.com and log in.
     To find my table, click the "People" tab (far right), search for kwalker and then click "Join". 
     Take a seat as a player if one is open. Otherwise, join as a kibitzer. 

♣  If you aren’t a Bridgebase member, click “Play bridge now” on the homepage, then “Become a member (free!)”.

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Help with playing on Bridgebase

If you're new to online play, here's a basic how-to guide for navigating the Bridgebase menus and finding the sections you need to play or kibitz:
   http://kwbridge.com/bbo.htm

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ACBL "Support Your Club" games

You can play online, win masterpoints and support the club during the shutdown. ACBL and Bridgebase Online are hosting three pair games and one robot game every day. Here's an overview of all the options:
    http://kwbridge.com/syc.htm


Karen Walker

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Apr 11, 2020, 2:04:32 PM4/11/20
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             ♠  BRIDGE AT GINGER CREEK CLUB CALENDAR  ♠
     Ginger Creek Shops, 2901 West Springfield, Champaign IL
                    CLUB HOMEPAGE:  illinibridge.com
  RESULTS & HAND RECORDS:  calendar.kwbridge.com
         JOIN US ON FACEBOOK:   www.facebook.com/gingercreek/
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Fundraising
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Several of our players have asked how they can help the club stay solvent during the shutdown. Brian Maloney has set up a Go Fund Me account for donations to cover rent and other ongoing expenses. Anything raised beyond expenses will be used to pay for improvements. 


More ways to support the club
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You can play, win masterpoints and provide income for the club in special online games on Bridgebase Online (www.bridgebase.com). There are three "Support Your Club" (SYC) pair games and one robot game offered every day. Here's an overview of the options:
    http://kwbridge.com/syc.htm

New games: Our Central Illinois Unit will be hosting online sections just for our Unit members. Entry fee will be $5, with $4 going back to your local club. Look for more details about these games in the next few days.

If you're new to online play: Here's a basic how-to guide for navigating the Bridgebase menus and finding the sections you need to play or kibitz:
   http://kwbridge.com/bbo.htm

Free teaching sessions
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Every Monday, 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Bridgebase.  Hosted by Karen Walker.

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