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News/Announcements:

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Monthly Unit Game:

Please note: the November MUG (Pairs) has been rescheduled to Saturday Nov. 18th, to avoid conflicts with the Whistler Regional and the Round Up Sectional)

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Start Times for Sectionals: Here are the results of the survey.

Many thanks to all those who took part. We really appreciated your taking the time and letting us have your thoughts and advice!

The information from the survey were considered by the Unit Board at its meeting on October 5th and, because of the overwhelming support for earlier start times, it was decided that for the next year events on Saturdays at Unit 430 tournaments will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. (Friday times will remain at 1:00 and 7:00).

(Another survey will be held next year to see how things worked out.)

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Many thanks for the technical help! Long term problems we were experiencing with the MUG page and the Sectional Page have now been fixed!

Yue Su tracked down the programming error and restored the MUG page back to good health, so that information about future games is now being automatically updated.

And Ryley Breiddal figured out how to program the Sectional Page so that, as soon as they are available, ACBL Live Results are linked to the listed Sectionals.

The Unit Board would like to extend its gratitude to both for their much needed help.

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Are you receiving e-mail notices about Unit 430 events from ACBL? In October, we sent out a reminder about the Mentor Mentee game to Unit 430 members. This was asking for more Mentors to sign up, so was sent to everyone with 200 or more master points.

Another e-mail message was sent out to members in September, about the start time survey.

We've heard back that not everyone who was supposed to receive the e-mail actually did.

Could you check to see if you received the e-mail notices (the one about the start time survey was sent out September 9th, at about 9:30 am. The one about the Mentor-Mentee game was sent out October 8th, at about 5 pm) .

If either didn't show up, please let Tom know so he can try to find out what's going on.

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A/X and B/C IMP Leagues: Here is information about the 2017-8 season and sign-up sheets for the A/X League (deadline was Oct. 4) and the B/C League (deadline was Oct. 15).

Any questions about the 2017-8 season, or interested in taking part but missed the deadline and want to see if its still possible to make arrangements?

For the A/X League, contact Eda Kadar

For the B/C League, contact Peter Morse.

Results for the A/X League are available if you click on the IMP League Menu at the top of this page (or click here).

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Information and Useful Articles:

ACBL adopted a number of new laws which are summarized here (courtesy of McBruce). Here's the handout for Mike Wilson's presentation on Visualization. (A must read for anyone trying to improve their bridge!)

(More useful articles are on the page for New and Intermediate Players).

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Trophy Race Update:

Here are the updated (and corrected!) standings for Unit 430 trophy races.

Also, our records of past trophy winners has been updated to include most results up to September, 2017.

(We're still working on updating records for: the Phil Wood Under 200 Trophy, the Rocket Rookie Race, the Unit 430 Monthly Unit Games Winners, and the IMP League winners.....)

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Matchpointer: The Summer-Fall 2017 Matchpointer is now on-line!

(Articles, and suggestions for articles, for the next edition of the Matchpointer are very welcome!

Our Matchpointer Editor, Nick Stock would love to hear from you.)

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Historical Information: Work continues on collecting and preserving the Unit's history. You can access the links under "Trophy Races" at the top of the page, or check here for:

- past trophy winners, and

- a guide to when trophy events are played.

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Unit Board Minutes: There are gaps for past years, but Minutes for Unit Board meetings (and the AGM minutes) are on-line (Click on the Unit 430 tab at the bottom of the page and check out the resources there).

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For New/Intermediate Players: The page for New and Intermediate Players has links to teachers, lessons and games suitable for newer players. Plus helpful articles!


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Tournament and Game Results:

Round-Up Sectional (Nov. 10-12): Here are the results and the list of Masterpoint winners.

Whistler Regional: Here are links to the on-line bulletins and results.

Mentor-Mentee Game Oct. 21: Here are the results, and McBruce's hand analysis.

Olympia Regional Results are here.

Evergreen Sectional (Sept. 1-3): Here are the results.

August 2017 Mentor Mentee Game: Hand analysis (many thanks McBruce!) and results.

Spring Sectional May 19-22:

Check here for

- the results,

- the list of masterpoint winners,and
- the handout for Mike Wilson's presentation on Visualization.

Canadian Bridge Federation Championships 2017: Visit the CBF website for results.

Mentor Mentee Game April 29th, 2017: Here are the results and commentary.

April 1st 0-200 Sectional: Results are here.


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Zero Tolerance: The Unit 430 Board is concerned that not all players are aware of their responsibilities (both in terms of ethics in play, and also the importance of respect to partner and other players) and would like all members to read this article by Peter Morse, President of Unit 430, concerning Zero Tolerance.

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Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs 2017: Current standings for District 19 and for Unit 430.

Mini-McKenney 2017: Current standings for District 19 and for Unit 430.

(ACBL updates the current information on the 6th of each month -- usually later in the day.)



(Here are the final standings for the Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs for 2016 for District 19 and for Unit 430.

And the final standings for the Mini-McKenney for 2016 for District 19 and for Unit 430).


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Club Results:

More club results (and often hand records) can be found at "ACBL Club Game Results"



Planning your future games and tournaments? Here's a listing of events locally and regionally for November, December, January and February.

November 2017 Event Calendar

December 2017 Event Calendar

January 2018 Event Calendar
February 2018 Event Calendar