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Unit 361 News
posted: Sep 29, 2016
Table Talk 2016 has hit the streets. Click here to read or download.

Jan Sectional moved to
Arapahoe County Fairgrounds

There will be a change to the Schedule coming soon.

Is Bridge 4U?

Know someone who might be interested in bridge?

Mike Holmes is teaching a free two-hour seminar beginning at 1:30PM held at the Schlessman Family Library, 100 Popular St, Denver, CO 80220.     For more information check out the link for the course flyer.

 


Want to teach bridge through OLLI?

OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) provides a way for people who have something to teach to connect with people who want to learn.

 

Classes run for eight weeks, and there are three sets of classes a year. Classes are held in one of the six OLLI locations around Denver.

 

Support for OLLI classes from the ACBL includes materials and a small stipend.

 

For more information about OLLI, go to http://universitycollege.du.edu/olli/. For more information about the ACBL support, go tobhttp://www.acbl.org/teach/life-long-learning/.

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Denver Area Bridge, Unit 361 of the ACBL

 Welcome to the Denver Unit web site!

Message from Margaret Devere, Unit 361 President:

IMPORTANT!

Change of location for the January Sectional to Arapahoe County Fairgrounds


Due to schedule conflicts at Jefferson County Fairgrounds, our January tournament (January 13-15, 2017) will be held at Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Event Center, in Exhibition Hall West.

Address:    25690 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora, CO 80016

Click here for a map. (You may have to expand the map to make it useful.)

I haven't been there yet, but our reconnaissance agents say that it's a very nice place, with quite a few restaurants just a few minutes away in Southlands Mall.

Update: I just took a run out there to look around. It is 8 miles east of Parker and Quincy. Or, if you're taking the freeway, it is 1.5 miles east of E470 on Quincy. It is out in the country -- prairie all around. So don't be surprised or worry that you missed it. Tip: If you've been to the Arapahoe Park racetrack, you've been to Arapahoe County Fairgrounds.

Word of warning: No smoking inside or within 50 feet of door.

In other news, our fall tournament had 426 tables in play, compared to 444 in 2015. (We may have had seven more tables -- the Friday night Fast Pairs doesn't seem to be listed.)

We have some decisions to make: The Friday Compact KOs had only one bracket, the Fast Pairs had seven tables, and only one pair showed up for Friday evening 299ers. It's possible that we'll drop the Compact KOs and the Friday night event, and go with two single-session pairs games on Friday. And it's getting more and more expensive to rent the site for our tournaments. I expect that we'll operate at a loss for our January tournament, and we'll have to do something about it. Raise the entry fees? Drop the free lunch on Friday? TBD ... I know it's not good news ... sorry ... that's just what's happening everywhere in the bridge world.

But put all of that out of your mind. Figure out the best way to get from your house to the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, and come out and play in January!

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Unit Board Elections –Results for 2017-2018 Term

The full slate of board members was elected at the Fall Sectional Annual Meeting. Welcome to the board is Wayne Eckerling. Returning members include Margaret Devere (Presiden), Al Kane (Tournaments), Bonnie Janzen (Hospitality), and Vard Nelson (Partnership & I/N).

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Denver Unit 361 Member Directory

The 2016-2017 Directory has been published and some extra copies have been left at or sent to most of the clubs in the unit. If you want a unit member and want a digital version contact Tom West @ tpwestjr@gmail.com.

 

We are hoping to get the directory on line for unit members but aren't there yet.

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Unit 361 Ace of Clubs and Mini-McKenney Awards

To see current races and previous winners and high finishers, check out Masterpoint Races under Membership.

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Pix from the November Sectional

 

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Pix from the September I/N Sectional