News/Announcements:Monthly Unit Game: The next MUG (pairs) is Saturday, August 1st. The field is awesome (the masterpoint mean and geomean usually exceed the experience you would find later on at a Regional). So come on down and enjoy some great bridge!
Next Mentor-Mentee Game: The next Mentor-Mentee Game is Saturday, August 8th, 2015. The response has been great and registration for Mentees is now on a wait list basis. We are still welcoming Mentors, so if you are an experienced player and not yet registered for the game, please consider signing up to help make this the best MM game yet.
Historical Information Added to the Website: Unit Board President Peter Morse has been busy compiling lists of winners of the various trophies and we now have a history available on the Unit Website, thanks to the further efforts of UB Member John Teschke. This is still a work in progress, but 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.
The earliest record we have is 1968 for the Phil Wood Trophy. There are still a few pieces of missing data; if you can help complete the information, please reply to one of the Unit Board Members.
Missing Trophy:The Jean Turnbull Trophy for the annual Mixed Pairs event has been missing for several years, as it disappeared either from the VBC trophy case, or at the Trophy Sectional where we usually display all our trophies. The trophy is a large silver plate with an indented centre, and has engraving of many of the winners' names on it. We will present 5 free plays, no questions asked, to the person who can locate and turn in this trophy, and we will complete the polishing.
Evergreen Sectional - Sept 4-6, 2015: The partnership desk for the Evergreen Sectional is now open (and can be used for other things, like arranging for shared accommodation).
For New/Intermediate Players: Check out the page for New and Intermediate Players (click here or the tab at the bottom of this page). Links to teachers, lessons and games suitable for newer players. Plus helpful articles!
Tournament and Game Results:
Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs 2015: Current standings for District 19 and for Unit 430.
Mini-McKenney 2015: 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.)
BC 55+ Games for 2015: North Vancouver is hosting the Finals for the BC 55+ Games (formerly the BC Senior Games).
Social bridge and duplicate bridge finals will be held at the Delbrook Community Centre Aug. 27- 29.
Up to 9 pairs from each of the 12 zones in BC will be competing.
Zone 4 is Burnaby, Delta, Ladner, New Westminster, North and West Vancouver, Pemberton, Richmond,
Squamish, Sunshine Coast, Tsawwassen, Vancouver, and Whistler.
If you live somewhere else, you can find out your zone by clicking here.
Here is the flyer for the event, and for more information go to the BC 55+ games website.