Shrine Center Bridge Club
August  2019 Newsletter








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Summer is almost over, but the game of bridge keeps on going at Shrine Center Bridge Club
 
There is a lot to keep you busy this August: 
Charity Week, Swiss Teams, Monday Night Stratified Pairs, North American Pairs and REACH (Regional Event at the Club House) is back.
Don't forget to register for Larry Cohen on September 23. 
 
See You at the Club!



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Register NOW for
Larry Cohen's 
2019 Lecture
"Defense" 
Tricks 1 & 2 Against  
Suit Contracts    
Monday, September 23, 2019
9:00 - 9:30am: Meet & Greet and Bagel Brunch  
9:30am - noon: Lecture and Four Deals  
12:30pm - 3:45pm: Stratified Game 
  
Larry's lectures always sell out early.  Don't be left out!

$45 - Bagel Brunch & Lecture Only
$10 - Afternoon Duplicate Only

$50 Special Package Price:
Bagel Brunch, Lecture and Stratified Duplicate Game
 
To register, please contact:
(973) 303-3232 or shrinecenterbridgeclub@gmail.com 


Earn Gold Points at the club!

The Regional Event At Club House (REACH) is back, giving ACBL members another chance to win gold or red points at their local club during regularly scheduled games.
REACH for Education 
a special REACH benefitting the ACBL Educational Foundation - will take place during the week following the Summer NABC (July 29-August 3).
 
 
  • Play in the same club or visit a different one every REACH day! Clubs have some flexibility for scheduling REACH sessions, and many are planning to host extra games for REACH.
  • REACH Registrations are individual, so you can play with different partners. They don't even need to be participating in REACH!
  • About 3200 players participated in the last REACH event. 760 of them took Gold/Red overall points.
  • Don't miss the opportunity to compete in another regional tournament, right at home!


Register: (973)-303-3232 or shrinecenterbridgeclub@gmail.com





North American Pairs
Monday, August 5, 12, 19, & 26 2019 at 6:00pm
   
 
A highly prestigious "grass roots" event, starts at the club level in June.

Masterpoints for club qualifying games 50/50 red and black at 81.8% sectional rating 
 
Register: (973)-303-3232 or shrinecenterbridgeclub@gmail.com

Handicapped Swiss Teams
Thursdays, August 8, 15, 22,  & 29, 2019  at 6:30pm

Get the edge you need to compete with the experts and level the playing field! It doesn't matter whether you're an expert or a beginner - the handicap ensures that everyone has a chance to win. A masterpoint based handicap is added to your score for each match. 

How It Works 
  • Recruit a team of four of any level of players, or let us get you one.
  • First round match assignments are made randomly.
  • During the first round, your score is adjusted by an IMP handicap based upon your masterpoint holding.
  • The match winner is determined by the score after the handicap has been added in.
  • Each successive round is matched by ACBL score and the handicap is again calculated and added to determine the winner.
  • Handicapping "levels the playing field" of the 2 teams.
 
Need A Partner? No worries!
If you want to play and need a partner and/or teammates, call or email us and we will help you put your team together.

Register: (973)303-3232 or shrinecenterbridgeclub@gmail.com

Charity Week 
August 18-24, 2019

Masterpoints: 81.8% sectional rated black

Register: (973)-303-3232 or shrinecenterbridgeclub@gmail.com
SHRINE CENTER BRIDGE CLUB
Livingston United Methodist Church, 290 W. Hobart Gap Road, Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 303-3232        shrinecenterbridgeclub@gmail.com         www.shrinecenterbridge.com