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November Bridge Stats

December 4th 2020

November Asheville Club Game Stats  (11/1 – 11/30)*  * A Personal Note from the Club Statistician:  I have little idea of how others may be feeling about their games, our games, our clubs, or the moment that we all find ourselves in, but the news about vaccines seems hopeful enough that, for the first time in many months, I’m allowing the thought that we might return to physical games in the not-too-distant future.  I’ve so enjoyed our virtual games that a complete transition back to clubs may be ...Continue Reading

October 2020 Bridge Stats

November 2nd 2020

October Asheville Club Game Stats  (10/1 – 10/31)*  * Note from the Club Statistician:  As of October’s recording of stats, we’re six months into our thoroughly modern and awesome virtual club games, or a half-year removed from our beloved physical games at the clubs, depending on your point of view.  Transitional moments call for reflection and more, and the Bridge world is in one now, with the election, the change of seasons, and a deepening awareness that our virtual games are what we have.&nbs ...Continue Reading

Last Call for Bridge Lessons: Play of the Hand & Beginner Bridge

October 14th 2020

SCHEDULE CHANGE & TWO SEPARATE BRIDGE OFFERINGS Asheville Clubs will not hold any online games Thursday October 15 - Sunday 18th due to BBO Regional Gold games. On Friday October 16th you may play in the Morganton / Hickory game along with Boone and Western Mountain Country Club players. Please let Jonathan know if you will be playing in the Friday Hickory game (if you have not already) so your name will be added to the allowed to play list. HOW IS YOUR PLAY OF THE HAND? If your play of the hand is perfect, the ...Continue Reading

Play of the Hand 8 Mini Lesson Sessions & This Weeks Game Schedule

October 11th 2020

Asheville Clubs GAME SCHEDULE CHANGE THIS WEEK! There will be no Asheville Clubs games this Thursday October 15th through Sunday 18th due to BBO Gold Long Weekend. An Alternative for this Friday, Asheville Clubs Members are welcome to join in the Morganton / Hickory game along with Boone & Mountain Country Club players. If you wish to join in the Morganton / Hickory game, please let Jonathan know so he can add you to the approved visitor list, (828) 900-1300. PLAY OF THE HAND 8 Monday Mini Lessons Beginning tom ...Continue Reading

September Bridge Stats & Beginner Bridge Class

October 1st 2020

September Asheville Club Game Stats  (9/1 – 9/30)* Call for Membership Participation in Beginner’s Bridge Mentorship*  * In consultation with ABR’s leadership, Jonathan and I are finalizing plans to offer on-line classes for beginners for the purpose of adding to the active membership of Asheville Clubs. But we’ll need help from our current members to make it work, particularly in recommending possible participants, and your willingness to mentor and integrate new players into our games.*  * Do you ...Continue Reading

Urgent BBO Message for Apple Devices

September 21st 2020

URGENT MESSAGE FOR BBO PLAYERS USING APPLE DEVICES Apple devices: iOS14 problems UPDATE: We have just released an upgrade to the web version of BBO fixing the recent problems experienced by players who have upgraded to iOS14 in the past few days. Please use the web version of BBO until the mobile apps are upgraded. Visit and tap Play Bridge Now to log in. Log in with your usual username and password. We have just discovered that the latest iOS14 operating system for Apple devices causes some serious ...Continue Reading

Gold Points this week! Miss Clicks, lets get rid of her, more bridge news

September 20th 2020

Asheville Clubs DOUBLE POINTS  (25% GOLD) We have the cards, we have have the Gold! Monday September 21st through Sunday September 27th. Games will payout double club points, of which 25% will be GOLD! Game fee is $6.75 per player. Register your partner as normal on BBO. Tired of Miss Clicks? Personally, I can't stand her, extremely uncooperative and anti-social. Unfortunately she has some magical powers and no matter what I do, she seems to show up at the most inopportune time.There are ways you can make it mo ...Continue Reading

Bridge Schedule Change, News, BBO Updates and more

September 11th 2020

Asheville Clubs SCHEDULE CHANGE MONDAY IS BRIDGE DAY ALL DAY (If Prince can have Wendesdays for Spagetti Day we can have Mondays for Bridge Day) 11:00 Lesson / Wayne Dow 12:35 0-750 Game 12:35 Open Fast Game 6:30 Community Chit Chat (Camp Fire) The Wednesdays evening Community Chit Chat now takes place on Monday Evenings. This is one of several changes that will take place as we head into fall and winter. If you have not participated in the Chit Chat, give it a try. Great fun way to improve your bridge game. An RSVP ...Continue Reading

August Asheville Bridge Stats

September 3rd 2020

AUGUST STATS A big thank you to Wayne Dow for his time and continued effort in providing the monthly stats! August Asheville Club Game Stats  (8/1 – 8/31) Special August Recognitions: Rob Rich and Lee Wilcox won nine games together in August, averaging over 64%.  What fun for them and the club - excellence is something to be enjoyed by all.  However, we shouldn’t allow their great run to continue without a fight, so in September, any 0–750 pair who hands Rob and Lee a bottom board can petition Jedi Jona ...Continue Reading

New Monday Game Open & 0-750 Experiment

August 30th 2020

Asheville Clubs NEW MONDAY OPEN & 0-750 BBO has added a new feature. We can now run multiple games at the same time and combine the total number of pairs from all the games so that points awarded are based on the sum total of all players from all the games! We have decided to give it a try and see if it works for you. Starting with the September 7th DOUBLE CLUB POINTS GAME ON MONDAY we will run an OPEN & 0-750 game. Give it a try and earn Double Club Points at the same time. Looking to improve your game? To ...Continue Reading


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