Welcome to the Website for the Westside Bridge Academy.
Jeff Kroll Bulletin Notes
Jeff's monthly commentary on the Bridge Bulletin has been posted on this site. You can look at them all by clicking here. Many thanks to Jeff for taking the time to do this every month!
ACBL Wide Charity Game #1
WBA will participate in the ACBL Wide Charity Game #1 on Thursday, April 27th at 10:30 am. This game is played at clubs all over the ACBL, and winners will be recognized on the ACBL website and in the Bridge Bulletin.
This game awards masterpoints at 81.8% of sectional rating, so lots of points are available! Click here for a masterpoint chart.
Hand analyses will be provided.. The entry fee will be $11/person.
WBA hold it's next MiniBridge event on Sunday, April 30th.
We intend to normally have MiniBridge on the second Sunday of every month at 1:00 pm, but we will be closed for the Election Sectional that weekend, so we have rescheduled it..
Be sure to invite anyone who you think might be interested in learning to play. No partner is needed and it's free!
You can find all you need to know about Mini-Bridge by clicking here.
Life Master Party for Indu Khera!
Indu made Life Master in February, and her friends are giving a party to celebrate her accomplishment on Monday, May 8th at 10:30.
Food will be served. Side dishes, appetizer,s and desserts would be welcome.
Come on out and help Indu celebrate her achievement!
Reservations are required! To reserve your spot, please email Katherine Onstott at firstname.lastname@example.org. We need reservations to know how much food to order. We will preassign tables, so please indicate if you have a direction preference and who will be your partner.
WBA will be holding a 499r Tournament Thursday-Sunday, May 18th - 21st. This will be the game schedule:
|Thursday, May 18||10:30||499'r Pairs|
|Friday, May 19||10:30||499'r Pairs|
|Saturday, May 20||9:00||499'r Pairs|
|Sunday, May 21||10:00||499'r Swiss Teams (Double session)|
- The Strats will be A: 200-500, B: 50-200, C: 0-50. Anyone with less than 500 masterpoints can play, even Life Masters! The strats will be adjusted by the director if necessary to have a strat make.
- The entry fee will be $11/person/session.
- All silver points will be awarded, so this is your chance to get some of those silver points you've been needing.
- Players can order lunch before the morning session for $5 to be delivered after the morning session on Thursday, Friday and Saturday!
- Juice and pastries will be available Saturday & Sunday mornings!
- Katherine Onstot will be handling partnership, so if you need help finding a partner, let her know by emailing her at email@example.com.
- For a printable flyer, click here.
Call in reservations
Effective immediately the directors will no longer accept call in reservations for a N-S seating assignment unless the caller has a mobility issue that requires them to sit N-S.
If you have a mobility issue and need to be seated N-S we will of course honor that. To make it easier on the directors, we request that you call in 45 minutes or so prior to game time and ask to be seated N-S.
Otherwise, seating assignments will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis, so if you want a N-S, get there early!
We have had many complaints from those who show up 30 minutes prior to game time only to find that all the N-S tables for their strat have been taken by those who called in for a reservation.
The directors make a strong effort to spread out the A+, A, B, & C players so that one section or direction is not significantly stronger than another, since that makes the competition fairer for all. It is often difficult to do that and seat everyone in their preferred direction, so if you don't get the direction you prefer, realize that is the reason why.