Announcements

Announcements

SAVE THE DATE - Bridge Manitoba will be holding our yearly social event, the Snowflake Soiree, on Thursday, December 6th from 6-9:30 p.m. Come out and enjoy a great evening with friends, potluck dinner, entertainment, silent auction, and of course, a fun bridge game! Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the daily games. For more information, contact Marsha Kimelman at marshak@shaw.ca or 204-487-6194. 

A Celebration of Betty Hay's life will be held on Thursday, November 15th beginning with a Charity Club Championship game at Lorraine's Club. Card fees will be $10, with all proceeds being donated to Cancer Care Manitoba in Betty's name.  Following the game, David Sired will be hosting a reception in the Social room at 255 Wellington Crescent from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM.  Come out to play bridge for a good cause, some food and drink, and some remembrances.  Those unable to make it to the game are of course welcome to drop by the reception.

Unit 181 would to thank all the people who came out to support the Regional, whether it was through playing, volunteering, or both. The tournament featured great hospitality, newcomers playing in their 1st Regional, and a lot of out of town players. We were told the place had a great vibe to it which is what happens when people come out to do something they enjoy! We hope that the environment and hospitality will the impetus for more and more players to attend  future tournaments, whether they are Sectionals or Regionals. Thank you again, and see you at the Polar Bear Sectional in January.

 

                                                Tournament Chairperson

                                                        Bob Kuz

Congratulations to our local pairs who acheived high finishes in Flights B and C of the District 2 NAP finals held this past Sunday.  Andrew Petrick and Gord Pippy finished 1st overall in the district in flight B, qualifying them for the North American finals in Memphis next spring, should they decide to go.  The win comes with a $700 US subsidy each if they play in the final.  This is the 2nd year in a row that our Unit has taken the top spot in flight B.  The masterpoint award for their win was 22.5 gold.

 

Over in flight C, the results were almost as good, with Kevin Tomanek and Dave Lethbridge taking 2nd place overall, and Mike Gillis and Aurele Chartier finishing 4th.  Both pairs qualify for the abovementioned finals as well, though their subsidies would be smaller or card fees only.  2nd place was worth 11.5 gold/red points with 4th paying 6.33.

 

We were unable to have a flight A final this year due to a number of factors, primarily a shortage of qualified pairs able to participate.

 

Thanks again to everyone who participated, and to Bob Kuz for arranging the venue & the food.  Hope to see you all again next year.

 

We will no longer have a phone line ringing into the facility at Soul Sanctuary however there will still be the ability to leave messages by calling 204-231-6047 or 204-453-0708.  Here is a list of contact numbers for board members and club directors:

 

 

NAME     CELL NUMBER
       
MARIELLE BRENTNALL     204-228-9400
       
DOUG FISHER     204-803-2310
       
SHIRLEY GALLER     204-291-6758
       
JOHN HINDLE     204-782-6622
       
BOB KUZ     204-396-3199
       
RAY HORNBY     204-996-0025
       
DELORIS ANKROM     204-795-4361
       
MARLENE PONTIFEX     204-470-0154
       
GERRI HEWITT     204-894-7249
       
CAROLINE DOUGLAS     204-261-9845
       
SEKHAR     204-930-0625
       
ALEXA CAMPBELL     204-489-5471
       
LEN DOERKSEN     204-227-0726
       
BILL TREBLE     431-337-5328