Ann Vaughan receives the 2015 Bridge Academy "Friend of Bridge" Award

On Labor Day, Monday, September 7, The Bridge Academy "Friend of Bridge" nominating committee (Robin Marin - Chair, Larry Kupper, Audrey Crosby, Joe Haseman, and Stirling Haig) selected Ann Vaughan to receive this year's award for her outstanding commitment, dedication and numeorus contributions to the bridge community. 

THIS IS A POEM ABOUT A WONDERFUL PERSON NAMED ANN, A BRILLIANT BRIDGE PLAYER WHO HAS NEVER MISPLAYED A HAND.

 

WITH A SPIRT OF GIVING AND ALWAYS OF GOOD CHEER,

SHE IS THE BRIDGE ACADEMY'S HONORED VOLUNTEER.

 

ANN IS A SINGLETON, CLEARLY ONE OF A KIND;

FOR THE BRIDGE ACADEMY, SHE HAS BEEN A GREAT FIND.

 

IF THERE IS A FACE CARD THAT DESCRIBES ANN TO A T,

IT'S THE QUEEN OF HEARTS, I THINK WE ALL WOULD AGREE.

Larry Kupper

Compete nationally at The Bridge Academy

 

The Bridge Academy is now a member of The Common Game, offering you the opportunity to compete against a much larger pool of players similar to a District STAC game but at a national level. You play the same hands and the results are matchpointed across all participating clubs in the country. You will receive a club ranking and a Common Game ranking after each session as well as a monthly ranking. Participation in the Common Game does not affect your score or masterpoint award at the Bridge Academy. The ACBL masterpoint awards continue to be scored and reported as always.

 

What does that mean to you?

 

  • You can compare your results with players across the country

  • Post mortem analysis of many of the interesting hands played

  • Individual play analysis to help improve your game

  • Prizes awarded monthly, quarterly and annually for both performance and attendance

 

How to check your scores?

 

Players who have their email addresses registered with the ACBL will automatically have their results emailed to them after the game. If you do not have your email address registered with the ACBL, you can enroll by clicking the “Common Game “button under “Results” from The Bridge Academy web site www.bridgeacademync.com  main navigation menu or directly at The Common Game web site thecommongame.com

  • Type your ACBL number in the login field on the top right hand corner of the page and click "Login"

  • Click on "Modify Profile" on the top right hand corner

  • Fill in your ACBL, name and email address in the form

  • Click “Submit” at the bottom of the page

 

Join us to try this exciting new addition. 

Karp and Thomas win 2014 Unit 191 (0-499) Championship

On Wednesday, October 15th, The Bridge Academy hosted the Unit's 499er two-session Championship. Page Thomas and Lin Karp edged Larry Kupper and Joe Haseman with two solid games, a 58.7% and 59.9% in the morning and afternoon respectively. In the morning, Joe and Larry finished first overall with a 63.5%,  but had a 50% game in the afternoon. 

 

Morning session:

Larry Kupper - Joe Haseman (1st overall)

Page Thomas - Lin Karp (2nd overall)

Pat McFeely - Susan Ingelbink (2nd NS)

Bobbi and John Pinkerton (2nd EW)

 

Afternoon session:

Kathe Baer - Beth Watson (1st overall)

Page Thomas - Lin Karp (2nd overall)

Nancy Powell - Sharon Whitehouse (1st EW)

Chuck and Rosemary McKloskey (2nd EW)

 

Congratulations to all!

Sharon Whitehouse, Nancy Powell, Kathe Baer and Beth Watson

Page Thomas, Lin karp, Larry Kupper and Joe Haseman

Ranked Third out of 1849 Pairs

On Monday, September 22, Larry Kupper and Joe Haseman had a huge 74.81% game and of course a first place overall at The Bridge Academy. Their Common Game result was 70.35% which earned them a ranking of 3rd out 1849 pairs across the entire field.

 

Congratulations!

 

 

Larry Kupper and Joe Haseman

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