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Board Meeting Agenda 2017/6/27


Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Thursday 299 game

Sorry about the "results" for the June 8th 299 game. Due to the failure of the computer during the game and the trouble retrieving the bridge pads, the game didn't go up as usual. The scores are correct and are posted at the club.


Wonderland Bridge

This was the Annual Bridge Championship and two conditions would apply. The Knave of Spades, who was the director, gave the rules of the contest.

Barometer Scoring

Every player was allowed to ask one question of the Cheshire Cat.

The tournament was just about to start. This was 19-tear-old Alice's Tournament Debut. Her partner, the March Hare, was nowhere to be found. It was one of his faults to be late for important dates.

So the Mad Hatter, the loose cannon, who never had a partner, was pressed into service.

With many strokes of luck and one hand to play, Alice and the Mad Hatter were barely ahead of the 5-time defending champions, the King and Queen of Hearts.

It came down to this hand, with Tweedledee and Tweedledum sitting East / West:

North and South Hands
North and South Hands

The Mad Hatter made a slam try and Alice ended up in a 5-spade contract. Tweedledee led his Queen of Diamonds and she was in deep thought.

Alice, being a novice, had the fewest WCBA (Wonderland Contract Bridge Association) Master points.

Suddenly, the Mad Hatter blurted out, "Alice! Alice, you haven't used your question!" So soliciting the wisdom of the Cheshire Cat, Alice asked, "Where does the Queen of Hearts live?"

Rotating his head 180 degrees, the Cheshire Cat said, "She has a palace in the East and a palace in the West. Make her squirm and you'll pass the test."

Evening Game Suspended for Summer

Due to low attendance on Thursday evenings, that game will be suspended until the fall. In its place an Open game will be held Thursday afternoons. This is a separate game from the 299 game so it must have 4 tables. A sign-up sheet is on the front table. If the game does not have enough tables, an email canceling the game will be sent to all NCBC players Wednesday evening.

Jim Logan's Mini-Lessons

Jim Logan will be finishing up his mini-lessons over the next two Thursdays between 12:10 and 12:30 PM. These lessons have been very popular with the 99er group, but will be discontinued over the summer months of June, July, and August.

Recent Rank Changes

Two NCBC members recently earned a rank change as posted on the Unit 128 website. Congratulations to both!

Silver Life Master
Cheryl Petty

Club Master
Bob Hunter    

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