News/Announcements:Burnaby 0-199 Sectional September 24 - Today!!!: If you have 200 or fewer masterpoints, we've got a great tournament for you! It's being held at the Engineers Hall today, Saturday, September 24th. Plan on taking part (and earn silver points playing with your peers!) Here's the flyer.
(If you need a partner, the Partnership Desk is now open. Click here for tips on how to use the Partnership Desk.
More Tournaments for Non-Life Masters!: October has all sorts of opportunities for players who are not yet life masters. There's a sectional in Seattle, Sequim and Victoria (and even Anchorage, if you're willing to travel a bit). Not least is our own Future Stars Tournament October 22-23rd (for which registration will be open very soon - check back in a week). Enjoy high level bridge, with lots of masterpoints, playing with your peers!)
In Memoriam Game October 14: VBC is holding a bridge game and celebration of life in memory of long time friends we have recently lost (Toyo Nunoda, Hobert Liang, Chester Michno and Greg Lam). There will be a break around noon for an extended pot luck lunch and to share memories and fellowship. Families of the deceased players will be in attendance. Those wishing to say a few words are welcome to do so. Please join us.
Monthly Unit Game: The next MUG (Teams) is Saturday, Oct. 1st.
Matchpointer: Here is the on-line version of the Fall Matchpointer.
Audrey Grant is Coming to Vancouver! Audrey Grant is making a cross Canada tour and will be in Vancouver October 17-18th for two days of bridge brilliance.
Monday afternoon (Oct. 17th) is a 3 hour course on Beginners Bridge Basics ($40 for the session). If you've been thinking about whether bridge is for you, this is the course to take! Tuesday morning (Oct. 18th) is a multi-level presentation ($32 for CBF members. $50 for non-members). Nuggets of wisdom for all levels of play.
Plus: teacher accreditation (commencing Monday at 9am) and continuing over the two days. Free for CBF members! ($125 for non-members).
Evergreen Sectional September 3-5: Please let us know (by e-mail) if the earlier start times for for the games on Saturday and Sunday worked for you or caused any problems.
New Logo: Thanks to Nick Stock for designing the new website logo (look to the top left).
Unit Board Minutes: There are gaps for past years, but Minutes for Unit Board meetings held in 2016 (and the AGM minutes) are now on-line.
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!
Tournament and Game Results:Evergreen Sectional - Sept. 3-5: Results are here and here.
Mentor-Mentee Game - August 13: Results and commentary are here.
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.