Presidents Corner June 2021

Dear Fellow Bridge Players,

“Gray skies are gonna clear up, Put on a happy face. Brush off the clouds and cheer up Put on a happy face!”

This is how I feel and I hope you are feeling the same! After 18 months, our Bridge Center is opening Monday, June 14th! The board is working hard to get the Center in tip top shape! We are cleaning from top to bottom! The carpet and upholstered chairs have been professionally cleaned, plus all the hard surface floors have been steamed. On Saturday, June 12th, we will be wiping down all the tables and bidding boxes. You might want to wear your sunglasses when you come in Monday!

When you arrive at Bridge Center on Monday, please enter through the front door, or the back door by “Brian’s Office. We will have people waiting to check your vaccination card, so please have it out and ready. We will check your name off of our list, and you will not have to show it again. We will continue this procedure for at least the first week or maybe longer.

The Board and I are looking forward to seeing you at Bridge Center. Put on your “Happy Face!”

*Lyrics by: Lee Adam’s Music composed by: Charles Strouse From the musical 🎵: “Bye Bye Birdie”

- Hannah

Welcome to Louisville Bridge Association

The Louisville Bridge Club, Unit 117, offers games every day Monday through Friday. And evening games on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. We have a special Unit Championship on the last Tuesday evening of each month. There are online virtual club games on Saturday and Sunday If you have not visited our club, check out the game calendar for times and days. If you have a partner, just show up before game time. The usual fee is $7.50 per person. If you do not have a partner, you can contact the game director and he or she will try to find a partner for you. The names and phone numbers of the game directors can be found at this link. You can also join our forum and use that recourse to look for partners

Thank you for all of the comments on the new LBA web site. They have been mostly very positive with a sprinkling of suggestions how we can make it better, and a few complaints about "things not quite working right on my system or device". For example, one problem seems to be with the dropdown menu on android phones. If that happens, try clicking here to get our Site Map. As you will note, not all of the links are currently active but will soon be on a staggered rollout effort. If you click on a link and nothing happens, just assume it is not yet active.

August Non-Life Masters Tournament Cancelled

We are sorry to report that the ACBL has cancelled all in person tournaments for August.

New Lessons for Beginners Starting August 16

Sandy Spears will be teaching lessons at the bridge club.

To get all the details click here:Lessons

New Intermediate Delarer Play Lessons Starting October 8

Ralph Letezia will be teaching lessons on Opening Leads at the bridge club. Details were sent out in a blast email.

2022 Trips to Ireland and Lessons by Randy Baron

Randy Baron is proposing future bridge lessons.

To get all the details and how to contact him click here:Lessons

The Club Reopened June 14!!

The Louisville Bridge Club has resumed in person games at the club. Initially, we plan to have games at the club Monday through Friday with weekend games online. Check out the game calendar for days and times

To get all the details about safety measures that we have in place, click here:Reopening Details


Randy Baron's New Books

If you have not yet seen Randy Baron's new books, now is the time. Theses books have not only been given great reviews but are very popular. They are chock full of excellent advice for all levels of players, and the material is presented in Randy's usual eclectic style.

Both books are available directly from Randy or through Baron Barclay Bridge Supplies.

-- Ralph Letizia