Notice of the Annual General Meeting

of London Bridge Centre Inc.

To: Members of London Bridge Centre Inc.

The Annual General Meeting of the Members of London Bridge Centre Inc. will be held on

Saturday, September 23, 2017 commencing at 1:00 p.m.

at LBC, Unit 9-1106 Dearness Drive, London ON N6C 1N9.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide an update on Centre progress, approve the minutes of the Annual General Meeting held Sept. 17, 2016, review and accept the Financial Statements, appoint an individual to conduct a review engagement, and elect Directors.  There will be a question and answer period after the official reports have been presented.

Only members of London Bridge Centre may vote at the Annual General Meeting. A quorum is required to conduct business and members unable to attend may provide their proxy.

Members of the London Bridge Centre may vote by proxy at the Annual General Meeting on September 23 by completing a Proxy Form and having another LBC member act as their proxy at the Annual General Meeting.

The Agenda, draft of the Sept. 17, 2016 Minutes, 2017 Financial Statements, and Proxy Form are available for your review. 

Open Game Follows the AGM at 2:00 p.m.;

Club Championship Rating; Extra Points, $5 Game Fee

Fall Bridge Courses.

The London Bridge Centre is hosting a series of bridge courses this fall. Instructors will present a range of courses that are specific to your bridge playing experience, whether you are a novice, beginner, intermediate and advanced player. Whatever your skill level, the London Bridge Centre will be offering a course to help improve your bridge game.

Starting in September

Starting in October

Starting in November

The Course Calendar and individual course outlines can be found under our Bridge Courses tab.

Unit 249 - Inter-Club Championship Game - Sunday September 17

Game starts at 11:00 am and consists of 6 matches of seven boards.  Fee for your team of four and lunch is $80 (including HST). Come and enjoy a relaxing day of bridge & comradery.  Register by Saturday, September 9.

Complete tournament details can be found here.

LBC Newsletter

 Read the September 10 newsletter here. Newsletter clipart

Audrey Grant at the London Bridge Centre

Audrey Grant in collaboration with the Canadian Bridge Federation presents:

AUDREY GRANT AT THE LONDON BRIDGE CENTRE

We invite you to learn from one of Canada’s best-known teachers, authors and speakers.  Audrey Grant's multi-level workshops provide learning opportunities for players of all levels.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017

9:00 am - 12:00 Noon Multi-Level Workshop:

“Dummy Entries and more…” (fee $40.00) This workshop provides 5 tips to help ensure you have the entries you need.  For advancing beginners and beyond and includes: hands-on lesson and student textbook, 1year membership with CBF which entitles students to complimentary 1-month subscription to Daily Bridge Column, and access to Bridge Canada Magazine 
 
12:00 Noon - 4:00 pm Teachers Workshop (lunch included)

This workshop is for existing teachers as a refresher, and for those who would like to be accredited.  To achieve accreditation, it is compulsory to attend both multi-level workshops in addition to the teachers’ workshop.  Course is FREE for CBF members and $125.00 for non-members. (The cost of the multi-level workshops is included and you are automatically registered in the multi-level workshops when you select accreditation option.  Lunch from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm is provided)
 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017


9:30 am – 12:30 pm Multi-Level Workshop: “Unlocking Card Combinations” (fee $40.00) This workshop demonstrates the best order to play many combinations that occur in declarer play. For advancing beginners and beyond. Includes hands-on lesson and student textbook, 1-year membership with CBF which entitles students to complimentary 1-month subscription to Daily Bridge Column, and access to Bridge Canada Magazine.

 
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  Break for lunch at local restaurants.

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Special Open game ($5 for all players)


To register for workshops CLICK HERE
 

Mentor Progam - Starts This Fall

Last Fall the LBC introduced a Mentoring Program to assist developing players in improving their bridge game. We are again hosting a Mentor Program this Fall, but in a slightly different format.

Mentor

Mentors will be asked to volunteer for a minimum for five sessions from September to the end of December.

If you are an experienced player willing to serve as a Mentor, then please sign up by September 1, at the London Bridge Centre. 

Those interested in learning from a more advanced player should contact a volunteer mentor on the Mentor list posted at LBC and then arrange to play a minimum of five (5) games between September and the end of December, 2017. General guidelines will be emailed to all participants after you register.  Mentees must have a minimum of 20 Masterpoints and be members of both ACBL and LBC.

 

This is an excellent opportunity for developing players at all levels to gain valuable tips and strategies from our more experienced players.

Reminder of Time Change - Wednesday Afternoon Game now starts at 12:30

Time change - The Wednesday afternoon game has changed to a 12:30 start time. This is a trial until September, when the start time will be reassessed.

Summer Schedule changes

Friday evening games - will resume on Friday, September 15.

Saturday am Practice & Play - will resume on Saturday, October 14.

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For information on courses listed in the

Fall & Winter Spectrum 

magazine, click on the course name below:

A Taste of Bridge

Bridge Basics I

Demystifying Duplicate

Membership Renewal

The LBC is now 2 years old, and with our birthday comes a new membership year. Our annual membership fee for the year October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018 remains unchanged from prior years at $30.

Membership renewals are available prior to each game.  Volunteers will be accepting renewals at our Membership Renewal table across from the Director's desk.  Our Directors are busy setting up the sessions, so PLEASE see our volunteers at the Membership Renewal table to get your 2017-2018 membership.

Plan ahead and bring your $30 cash or cheque for another exciting year of bridge at the London Bridge Centre.

Special Events Schedule - September to December 2017

The LBC Special Events list for the period September through January 2018 will give you all the dates for our special games: Club Appreciation games, Rookie-Master games, Christmas Party, etc.  LBC Special Events have also been added to our games calendar.

70% Games - September

Arlene Lundgren and Eva Good - 70.37% on Monday afternoon September 11 

New ACBL Rankings

Congratulations to our LBC members who achieved a new ACBL ranking in August.

Joan Cousins, Rick Jordan, Alison Marr - Junior Master

Ann Quinn - Sectional Master

Sue Jordan - Regional Master

August Recognition Award

Congratulations to Dennis Hack our August Recognition Award winner. Dennis earned 3.07 masterpoints during the month of August. Effective August 1, 2017, members with under 50 masterpoints who earn the most masterpoints during the month win a Free Play.

Upcoming Tournaments

The ACBL sanctions more than 1200 tournaments a year. If you want to play in a tournament, chances are good that you can find one just about any week of the year. Check out the Unit 249 and District 2 tournaments.

The Kibitzer - Fall 2017

The Kibitzer is no longer printed and mailed to Unit 249 ACBL members. It is now emailed to the address registered with the ACBL. If you have not received your copy of The Kibitzer, it is suggested that you confirm that your email address is correct at My ACBL.

Here is the Fall edition of The Kibitzer.

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