Help us to Trump Alzheimer's. London Bridge Centre will play a marathon of bridge on June 21 and host a fundraiser as part of The Longest Day® to benefit the Alzheimer Society of Canada®. For details, read our newsletter here. All of the silent auction items will be on display until Wednesday June 21 at 7 pm when the bidding closes.
You can donate online and Help Fight Alzheimer's! Pick “London Bridge Centre Event” under “Select the Fund Your Donation Will Support”, then click “one time donation’.
Unit 249 Novice Tournament - Saturday June 24
LBC will be hosting a new Unit 249 tournament on June 24 designed for newer players who may not have tried tournament play. This will be a fun, social day with lots of help from experienced players. Read the flyer here and sign up with your team here! Register by June 21.
Time Change - Wednesday Afternoon Game - Starts at 12:30 on June 28
Note time change - The Wednesday afternoon game has changed to a 12:30 start time effective June 28, 2017. This is a trial until September, when the start time will be reassessed.
Important Summer Schedule changes
Friday evening games - have been suspended for the summer and will resume on Friday, September15.
Saturday am Practice & Play - last session on June 24. P&P resumes Saturday, October 14.
The London Bridge Centre is offering a complete range of bridge courses throughout the Spring of 2017. The LBC is very fortunate to have several qualified bridge teachers within our membership, who are able to offer our members with a series of beginner, intermediate and advanced bridge courses. LBC teachers provide our membership with an excellent opportunity to enhance their bridge skills.
Course descriptions and registration forms can be found under the Bridge Courses tab. Dates and times for courses can be viewed on our Course Calendar.
First Aid Training
The club seeks to provide a safe and welcoming environment for our members, and to that end the London BridgeCentre would like to encourage additional members to become familiar with basic First Aid.
The London Bridge Centre will subsidize members who voluntarily register for a one day 6.5 hour First AidTraining course with St John Ambulance. The club will reimburse members 50% of the $90 course fee.
First Aid Training courses are held at the St John Ambulance office at 741 King Street.
To register for a First Aid Training course please contact Sheila Elston, complete the registration form at the front desk or call the St John Ambulance at 519-432-1352.
TheLBC Special Eventslist for the period May through December 2017 will give you all the dates for our special games: Club Appreciation games, Rookie-Master games, Christmas Party, etc. LBC Special Events have also been added to ourgames calendar.
70% Games - June & May
Sandy Wagner and Helen Holmes - 75.6% on Thursday afternoon June 8.
Dave Dorrance and Sam Hassan - 72.00% on Wednesday evening May 17
Reg Young and Mike Potter - 78.13% on Friday evening May 5
Carol Wigle and Ken Wigle - 70.06% on Thursday afternoon May 4
New ACBL Rankings
Congratulations to our LBC members who achieved a new ACBL ranking in May.
Ewoud Van Goch - Gold Life Master
Terry Wright - Silver Life Master
Bill Hryniw - Life Master
Carol Wigle - Advanced NABC Master
John Stoffman & Ken Wigle - NABC Master
Barry Buchanan & Lynda Kligman - Club Master
Ward Coulson, Anne McLean & Sandy Wagner - Junior Master
May Recognition Awards
Congratulations to Madhu Gupta, Barry Onslow and Gayle George our May Recognition Award winners. Madhu attended 18 sessions during the month, Barry earned 8.61 masterpoints (over 50 MP) and Gayle earned 4.63 masterpoints (under 50 MP) during the month of May.
The Kibitzer - Spring 2017
Effective with this issue, The Kibitzer is no longer printed and mailed to Unit 249 ACBL members. The Kibitzer is now emailed to Unit 249 members. If you have not received your copy of The Kibitzer, it is suggested that you confirm that your email address is correct at My ACBL.
A copy of the Spring edition of The Kibitzer is also now available on the London Bridge Centre's website.
The ACBL sanctions more than 1200 tournaments a year. If you want to play in a tournament, chances are good that you can find one just about any week of the year. Check out the Unit 249 and District 2 tournaments.