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Despite the pandemic and ACBL bridge games moving online, the ACBL has continued to track which players in each unit are earning the most masterpoints annually in club games (Ace of Clubs=AC) and in all events (Mini-McKenney=MM). The ACBL has divided its members into 15 masterpoints ranges for tracking purposes. Unit 507 is currently unable to honor these leaders in a unit game, but offers them acknowledgment and congratulations here. Following are the unit's 2020 leaders in order of masterpoint ranges: (0-5) Edward Leung (both); (5-20) Betsy Wagner (both); (20-50) Shirley Shi (both); (50-100) Bharat Kamdar (both); (100-200) John Stremel (AC), Ashwini Datar (MM); (200-300) Joanne Cornbleet (both); (300-500) Brandon Ge (both); (500-1,000) Vilas Namjoshi (both); (1,000-1,500) Norman Marks (both); (1,500-2,500) Ken Imboden (AC), Frank Xie (MM); (2,500-3,500) Paul Nelson (both); (3,500-5,000) Lynn Shannon (AC), Cheryl Mandala (MM); (5,000-7,500) Lynn Yokel (AC), Bruce Luttrell (MM); (7,500-10,000) Bill Langlois (AC), Yul Inn (MM); (10,000-) Diane Shannon (AC), Michael Rosenberg (MM).

The online game schedule has been regularly revised. Please click the link below to see the new schedule.

There will be no sectionals and no bridge games at the San Jose Bridge Center until the club owners and the Board of Unit 507 determine in light of expert medical advice that it is safe to resume playing face-to-face bridge. That decision, when made, will be announced on this website and by email to those who have played at the San Jose Bridge Center.

Meanwhile, the San Jose Bridge Center has been reborn as a virtual club on Bridge Base Online ("BBO") and offers a varying schedule of games as described below. There are now three ways to support your club financially through playing online.

(1) Click here to see the schedule of games offered online by the San Jose Bridge Club. The results of the online games are posted where you usually see the game results.

(2) If you can't make it to one of our club's games, the ACBL, partnering with BBO and the Common Game, is currently offering black points in 3 daily nationwide games, at 7 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. PDT. If you play in one of those games, 80% of your entry fee will flow back to your local club.

(3) And if all those times are inconvenient, you can enter a daylong tournament, playing 18 boards with 3 robots at your convenience, again with the most of the entry fees going back to your local club. The ACBL has explained the details of these 18-board club support tournaments here.

If you are brand-new to online bridge, the ACBL has collected some tutorials here. You can also email Mich Ravera who will find a mentor to explain BBO operations to you.

I regret reporting that George Pledger recently passed away at the age of 85.

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