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

News Latest News November 19st

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Positive Covid Policy

Any person who has contracted Covid, recovered from Covid or been exposed to a known Covid case within the three week period prior to playing at the SCBC must first notify the SCBC Health Safety Officer (HSO), Jacci Sterling, before coming to the SCBC.

A protocol as specified by the SCBC HSO following Santa Cruz County Covid guidelines, will be supplied. Provided the person follows the protocol, all communication with the SCBC HSO will be held in strict confidence and they will be able to play safely for all at the SCBC at the approprisate time.

Any person who has a positive Covid test within two weeks after playing at the SCBC must also contact the SCBC HSO to determine if others need to be contacted.

Failure to comply with this policy or the protocol will result in the SCBC Board of Directors and the ACBL being notified and certain restrictions being placed on the player.

Dolores Abrams & Holiday Game

The FREE Dolores Abrams Memorial Game & SCBC Holiday Party is 11AM Saturday, December 4th. A potluck and socializing precede the game. The Unit is providing drinks and dessert. Extra points!

If there are enough players, there will be two sections: 299er & Open. Otherwise, the game will be stratified for two winning pairs.

Even if you don't play, you are welcome and encouraged to join us for the potluck, and a short Annual Meeting, where the agenda includes introducing the 2022-2023 Unit 550 Board of Directors, Unit 550 financials, and recognizing members who have had significant achievements in the past year.

If you need a partner, contact us at info@santacruzbridge.org.

All players and directors must be vaccinated. If this is your first return to the SCBC, please bring proof; which includes a vaccination card, a photo of same, or a screen shot of the relevant portion of your immunization record. Masks are optional.

Monday & Wednesday Games in November & December Start at 10A

In response to many requests, the Monday & Wednesday Open games at the SCBC start at 10A for November & December. These games feature extra points. Table fees remain at $5.

Lunch is not provided. However, there is a short lunch break for those bringing their own food. Food may not be consumed at the bridge tables while play is underway. Coffee, water, and a limited assortment of soft drinks ($1) are provided and may be consumed at the bridge tables.

For games at the SCBC, all players must be vaccinated and bring proof at their first instance returning to the SCBC. Masks are optional.

If you have any questions about F2F bridge or need a partner, contact us at info@santacruzbridge.org.

Pro-Am Thursdays Updated 2021 Schedule

Due to the holiday season, only one additional Pro-Am will be scheduled in 2021 on Thursday, December 9 at the SCBC. Each pair has one or both players with less than 500MPs. Afterwards, one of SCBC's top players will review hands and take your questions.

These games feature extra points. Table fees remain at $5.

If you need a partner or are a "Pro" available to play, please contact us at info@santacruzbridge.org.

Santa Cruz Lifts Mask Mandate; SCBC Follows Suit

Santa Cruz County lifted the indoor mask mandate on September 29; masks are now optional while in the bridge center.

All players and directors must be vaccinated and bring proof at their first instance returning to the SCBC. Proof may be the vaccination card, a photo of same, or a screen shot of the revelant portion of their immunization record.

Face-2-Face (F2F) games are weekdays at 10A (Tuesdays and Fridays) and 12 Noon (Mondays and Wednesdays). There are also six games on BBO during the week. The SCBC online calendar shows which games are F2F and those which are on BBO.

No food or snacks is provided. For games beginning at 10A, there is a short lunch break around noon. Food may not be consumed at the bridge tables while play is underway. Coffee, water and a limited assortment of soft drinks ($1) are provided and may be consumed at the bridge tables.

Unit 550 Eliminates Premium Game Extra Fees

Beginning February, 2021, additional charges for SCBC vClub games will be absorbed by the Unit. Prior to this Unit Board decision, games such as Silver Week, had an extra $2 table fee because the ACBL raised their charge per table.

Virtual Clubs on BBO

Some games are 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.