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Santa Cruz Virtual Club
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Santa Cruz,CA 95062
831-603-2448

News Latest News November 8th

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25% Gold Week!

During the week of November 23-29, all vClub games are awarding 25% Gold!!! Some table fees have been increased for this week to cover the additional ACBL fees for these games.

199er Games: Tuesday 6PM, Thursday at 6:15PM; Saturday at 10:30AM and Sunday at 12 Noon.
Open Games: Regular schedule with additions of Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30P.
M-M Games: Only Monday evening at 7PM.

Use the Partnership Desk if you don't have a partner for a game but want to play. We will find a partner for you.

Annual Meeting and Holiday Party Games

The almost traditional SCBC Holiday Party & Annual Meeting of Unit 550 is scheduled for 10AM Saturday, December 12th. The meeting, free of course, will be conducted on zoom; see your personal email for link and invite. The meeting is a chance for all members to meet virtually and ask questions of the Board.

Games begin following the meeting at approximately 10:45AM. There are two vClub games on BBO: 299er and Open. The Unit searched for a way to have your game fee paid by the Unit and award masterpoints. Unfortunately, the best we could do was charge the minimum of 3 BBO$. Therefore to play, you must have a BBO account with at least $3. Here's a document on how to create an account on BBO. If you need help, let us know.

Even if you don't play, you are welcome and encouraged to join us for the annual meeting, where the agenda includes introducing the 2021-2022 Unit 550 Board of Directors, Unit 550 financials, our COVID-19 plans, and recognizing members who have had significant achievements in the past year. Although Unit 550 cannot provide free games and lunch this time, the SCBC re-opening parties will include free meals and games.

Use the BBO Partnership Desk if you don't have a partner for a game but want to play. We will find a partner for you.

InterDistrict 99er Evening Games

99ers need a fun and friendly place to compete for masterpoints online. Our District now has a game expressly for 99ers. Unit 550 has authorized our members for Mondays and Wednesdays evenings. After each game there's a free Zoom session where experienced players answer questions about the bidding and play of the hands. You'll find more information here. All games are currently conducted online as an ACBL Virtual Club (vClub)at 6:30 PM on BBO.

Contact Ken to register.

Virtual Clubs on BBO

All games are currently conducted online as an ACBL Virtual Club (vClub) on BBO. Here's a document with details about our vClubs and how to register on BBO.

SCBC Temporary Closure

The temporary closure of the SCBC facility continues. The Unit Board of Directors' policy is to keep the SCBC facility closed until face-to-face (F2F) bridge is again safe. This period may extend far past the date local health directives allow most activities to resume due to the nature of F2F bridge and because most members are in a high-risk category.