Welcome! For the duration of the pandemic, all Northampton Bridge Club games are virtual on BBO (BridgeBaseOnline). Any ACBL member who played in a Northampton, Pembury or Greenfield game between March 2019 and March 2020 is eligible. Anyone else wanting to play in our game needs to email Bob Sagor, rjsagor@gmail.com, with their BBO name. This needs to be done several hours before game time so any problems can be sorted out.

If you need a partner, look HERE first. Or you can try the BBO partnership desk. This comes up as one of 4 options when you click on virtual clubs/US North America/Northampton. You can register there 2 hours before game time for another partner seeker to find you and send you an invitation. For anyone wanting further information, please contact Judy at judyquake@gmail.com.

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Masterpoint Race Dec 2019

!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!
Games Next Week
Jan 01, 2020 Wednesday at 12:30PM
Jan 02, 2020 Thursday at 7PM (UNIT Game!)
Games are held at the Christ United Church, 271 Rocky Hill Road, Northampton (DIRECTIONS...).
Please be at the game at least 10 minutes before the start, so we can start promptly;
last minute arrivals often cause delays.
Dec 27, 2019                     Masterpoint race                    Page 1
   1   107.07  Paul Bacon
   2   104.35  Philippe Galaski
   3    58.79  Barry LaFlam
   4    58.64  Judy Hyde
   5    54.96  Yan Drabek
   6    48.76  Timothy Joder
   7    48.50  Roger Webb
   8    48.00  John Sedgwick
   9    44.93  James Osofsky
  10    44.61  James Nowill
  11    38.36  Jan Nettler
  12    37.82  Robert Sagor
  13    37.17  Motoko Oinaga
  14    30.99  James Hastings
  15    28.43  Markus Wagner
  16    26.66  Bob Leitch
  17    26.20  Charles Jackson
  18    25.97  Alice Shearer
  19    24.07  Susan McCoy
  20    23.91  Margaret Winslow
  21    23.44  Allison Ryan
  22    21.37  Sheila Ryan
  23    19.55  Liz Hildebrandt
  24    19.18  Richard McClure
  25    17.07  Steve Peck
  26    16.70  Irene Friedman
  27    16.04  Alan Peterfreund
  28    15.91  Barbara M Scher
  29    15.82  Alan Frank
  30    15.19  Eva Cashdan
  31    15.19  Sheldon Cashdan
  32    14.85  Evalyn Glickman
  33    14.40  George Abbott
  34    14.34  Mort Sternheim
  35    14.34  Helen Sternheim
  36    14.18  Fran Becker
  37    13.69  Mike Becker
  38    13.58  Leo Sartori
  39    13.53  Sally Zigmond
  40    13.11  Esther Bean
  41    12.80  Arlene Nolan
  42    12.28  Jeannie Jones
  43    12.19  Marlene Myers
  44    11.90  John DeBaggis
  45    11.64  Evelyn Chesky
  46    10.37  Muriel Dane
  47     9.86  Anita Goddard
  48     9.48  Michael Ramella
  49     9.31  Joan Levinson
  50     8.80  Don Weld
  51     8.46  Judith Larsen
  52     7.97  Israel Koren
  53     7.82  Eric Morrissette
  54     7.75  Susan Lantz
  55     7.67  Robert Steinberg
  56     7.56  Michael Starr
  57     7.34  Dave Laplant
  58     7.34  Kathy Hicks
  59     7.17  Kate Spencer
  60     6.32  James Kaplan
  61     5.96  Karen A. French
  62     5.89  Robert Gerstle
  63     5.86  Sonja Smith
  64     5.63  Joan Laird
  65     5.63  Chris Hurn
  66     5.20  Kathy Meyer
  67     5.10  Barbara Symborski
  68     4.98  Judith Miller
  69     4.75  Myrna Butler
  70     4.42  Ann Wroblewski
  71     4.31  Gary Minnig
  72     3.84  Brooks Robards
  73     3.78  Sharon Strassfeld
  74     3.75  Liz Lincoln
  75     3.52  Charles O'Neill
  76     3.40  Maud Fischer
  77     3.38  Peter Thurrell
  78     3.30  Jim Kronholm
  79     2.94  Paul Aronson
  80     2.64  Paul Koerner
  81     2.20  John Pollard
  82     2.11  Marlene Buchanan
  83     2.08  Gail Perry
  84     1.64  Anne McCune
  85     1.57  Stanley Mullton
  86     1.53  Paul Cooper
  87     1.53  Diane Liebert
  88     1.45  William Hogan
  89     1.45  Karen Hogan
  90     1.44  Stanley Moulton
  91     1.43  Mark Singer
  92     1.43  Fred Halper
  93     1.43  Liz Singer
  94     1.26  Jan Carmien
  95     1.26  Barbara Welch
  96     1.17  Sue Wavada
  97     1.03  David Peloquin
  98     1.03  William Sprenkle
  99     0.94  Fred Gagnon
 100     0.92  Julie Rose

UNIT Game Results - Dec 26, 2019


ACBL Live Results
CommonGame Results

RESULT CORRECTION: Thursday Dec 26, 2019
  Board 21: pair3 - Myers & Dane vs 7 - LaFlam & Nowill. The cotract was entered completely wrong.
  The correct contrat was 4H by S making 6, not 3S by E making 4. Changing from +170 for EW to +680 for NS.


Event Name Thursday Eve Session December 26, 2019
Scores after  7 rounds  Average:   84.0      Section  A  North-South
Pair    Pct   Score      Section Rank      Overall Rank      MPs     
                         A     B     C     A     B     C  
  5   66.07  111.00  A   1                 1                2.48(OA) Paul Bacon - Philippe Galaski
  4   58.93   99.00  C   2     1     1     3     1     1    1.40(OA) Liz Hildebrandt - Bob Leitch
  3   57.14   96.00  B   3     2           4     2          1.05(OA) Marlene Myers - Muriel Dane
  2   51.49   86.50  A                                               John Sedgwick - James Hastings
  7   43.75   73.50  C                                               Alan Peterfreund - Robert Steinberg
  6   38.99   65.50  C                                               Mike Becker - Fran Becker
  1   33.63   56.50  B                                               Evalyn Glickman - Don Weld

Event Name Thursday Eve Session December 26, 2019
Scores after  7 rounds  Average:   84.0      Section  A  East-West
Pair    Pct   Score      Section Rank      Overall Rank      MPs     
                         A     B     C     A     B     C  
  4   59.82  100.50  A   1                 2                1.86(OA) Robert Sagor - Judy Hyde
  7   56.85   95.50  B   2     1           5     3          0.87(SA) Barry LaFlam - James Nowill
  6   52.98   89.00  B   3     2                 4          0.62(SA) Sheila Ryan - Yan Drabek
  2   47.02   79.00  C               1                 2    0.64(OC) Krishna Kumar - Raj Kumar
  3   46.43   78.00  B                                               Susan McCoy - Allison Ryan
  5   44.35   74.50  A                                               James Osofsky - Markus Wagner
  1   42.56   71.50  C                                               Ann Wroblewski - Judith Larsen

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Game Results - Dec 18, 2019


ACBL Live Results
CommonGame Results

Games Next Week
Dec 26, THURSDAY at 7:00PM
!! Holiday Party starts at 6:00PM !!
You are welcome to bring appetizers or desserts!
Games are held at the Christ United Church, 271 Rocky Hill Road, Northampton (DIRECTIONS...).
Please be at the game at least 10 minutes before the start, so we can start promptly;
last minute arrivals often cause delays.


Wednesday Afternoon Pairs Wednesday Aft Session December 18, 2019
Scores after  9 rounds  Average:   54.0      Section  A
Pair    Pct   Score      Section Rank      MPs     
                         A     B     C  
  2   65.74   71.00  A   1                1.10(A)  Paul Bacon - Philippe Galaski
  9   59.38   64.13  B   2     1          0.77(A)  Barry LaFlam - Yan Drabek
  5   56.77   61.31  A   3                0.55(A)  James Nowill - Jan Nettler
  1   55.73   60.19  A   4                0.39(A)  Charles Jackson - Judy Hyde
  4   52.78   57.00  C         2     1    0.32(C)  Jeannie Jones - Susan Lantz
 11   51.05   55.13  A                             Sheila Ryan - James Osofsky
 12   51.05   55.13  A                             Maud Fischer - Paul Aronson
  8   42.71   46.13  C               2    0.22(C)  Liz Singer - Mark Singer
 10   41.15   44.44  A                             Evalyn Glickman - Barbara M Scher
  7   39.58   42.75  C                             Karen A. French - John Pollard
  6   31.77   34.31  C                             Betty Jacobson - Kathy Meyer

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Tuesday Dec 17 Game Cancelled Due to Snow

Today's game is cancelled due to snow and wintry mix!
The holiday party is rescheduled for the following week on Thursday, December 26th.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Game Results - Dec 11, 2019


ACBL Live Results
CommonGame Results

Games Next Week
Dec 17, Tuesday at 7:00PM (Holiday Party!)
Dec 18, Wednesday at 12:30PM (Judy's lesson starts at 12:00PM)
Games are held at the Christ United Church, 271 Rocky Hill Road, Northampton (DIRECTIONS...).
Please be at the game at least 10 minutes before the start, so we can start promptly;
last minute arrivals often cause delays.

Wednesday Afternoon Pairs Wednesday Aft Session December 11, 2019
Scores after  7 rounds  Average:   70.0      Section  A  North-South
Pair    Pct   Score      Section Rank      MPs     
                         A     B     C  
  5   71.07   99.50  A   1                0.70(A)  Paul Bacon - Philippe Galaski
  2   52.50   73.50  C   2     1     1    0.49(A)  Anita Goddard - Arlene Nolan
  6   50.71   71.00  B   3     2          0.35(A)  Jan Nettler - Yan Drabek
  3   49.29   69.00  C                             Helen Sternheim - Mort Sternheim
  1   42.86   60.00  C                             Barbara Symborski - Marlyn Jabaily
  4   33.57   47.00  B                             Maud Fischer - Paul Aronson

Wednesday Afternoon Pairs Wednesday Aft Session December 11, 2019
Scores after  7 rounds  Average:   70.0      Section  A  East-West
Pair    Pct   Score      Section Rank      MPs     
                         A     B     C  
  7   55.84   78.17  B   1     1          0.70(A)  Kathy Meyer - James Nowill
  6   54.16   75.83  C   2     2     1    0.49(A)  Karen A. French - John Pollard
  2   52.91   74.08  C  3/4   3/4   2/3   0.30(A)  Bob Leitch - Allison Ryan
  4   52.91   74.08  C  3/4   3/4   2/3   0.30(A)  Liz Singer - Mark Singer
  3   52.09   72.92  B                             Barry LaFlam - Judy Hyde
  1   42.50   59.50  C                             Betty Jacobson - Eric Morrissette
  5   39.59   55.42  C                             Jeannie Jones - Susan Lantz

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Swiss Team Results - Dec 10, 2019


ACBL Live Results
Swiss Teams Tuesday Eve Session December 10, 2019
Scores after  4 rounds
Team   Wins   Score      Overall Rank      MPs     
                         A     B     C  
  2    4.00   66.00  C   1     1     1    1.10(OA) Steve Peck - Michael Starr - Jan Nettler - Sheila Ryan
  1    3.00   53.00  A   2                0.83(OA) Paul Bacon - Philippe Galaski - John Sedgwick - James Hastings
  9    3.00   49.00  A   3                0.62(OA) Myrna Butler - Connie Dube - Muriel Dane - Marlene Myers
  3    2.00   47.00  B   4     2          0.46(OA) Evalyn Glickman - Liz Hildebrandt - George Abbott - Alan Peterfreund
  6    3.00   45.00  B         3          0.32(OB) James Nowill - Susan McCoy - Alice Shearer - John DeBaggis
  5    2.00   39.00  C                    0.18(SA) Karen A. French - Stanley Moulton - Robert Steinberg - Israel Koren
 10    1.50   36.00  A                    0.14(SA) Leo Sartori - Roger Webb - Timothy Joder - Markus Wagner
 11    1.00   34.00  A                    0.09(SA) Yan Drabek - James Osofsky - Sonja Smith - Barry LaFlam
  4    1.50   33.00  B                    0.14(SA) James Kaplan - Charles Jackson - Brooks Robards - Arlene Nolan
  8    1.00   27.00  C                    0.09(SA) Richard McClure - Allison Ryan - Evelyn Chesky - Paul Koerner
  7    0.00   11.00  C                             Barbara Symborski - Don Weld - Judith Larsen - Ann Wroblewski

Monday, December 9, 2019

Is it bad etiquette to discuss a bridge hand after it has been played? - by Yan Drabek

In 1996 Champion USA bridge player Zia Mahmood co-authored with David Burn a bridge book called Ask Zia (subtitled “Your Top 50 Bridge Questions Answered”). Question 2 in that book was ‘Is it bad etiquette to discuss a bridge hand after it has been played’. As part of the answer, Zia said: “If you watch the great American pair Jeff Meckstroth and Eric Rodwell at the table, you will not hear them utter a word to each other during the entire period of play. They don’t say ‘Thank You’ when the dummy is displayed, they don’t say ‘Sorry’ on the rare occasions when they make a mistake, they don’t even say ‘Well played’ on the less rare occasions when they do something well. Meckstroth believes that this policy can give them a competitive edge. He says if your opponents hear you apologizing to one another, it gives them strength and reinforces their sense of well-being after they have obtained a good result. Or if your opponents hear you congratulating one another, it will increase their determination to do well on the next deal, just to knock the smiles off your faces. By saying nothing, you can build an aura of omnipotence and invulnerability around you which can only work to your advantage”.

ACBL has a law written for Etiquette as following:

As a matter of courtesy a player should refrain from: 

1. paying insufficient attention to the game. 

2. making gratuitous comments during the auction and play. 

3. detaching a card before it is his turn to play. 

4. prolonging play unnecessarily (as in playing on although he knows that all the tricks are surely his) for the purpose of disconcerting an opponent. 

5. summoning and addressing the Director in a manner discourteous to him or to other contestants.

You can view the entire document by clicking here: LAW 74 - CONDUCT AND ETIQUETTE

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Congratulations to Northampton Bridge Club Players who advanced in rank in Nov


Club MasterRobert SteinbergNorthamptonMA
Sectional MasterFred GagnonSpringfieldMA
Adv NABC MasterJan NettlerFlorenceMA

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Game Results - Dec 4, 2019


ACBL Live Results
CommonGame Results

Games Next Week
Dec 10, Tuesday at 7:00PM (SWISS Team Game!)
Dec 11, Wednesday at 12:30PM
Games are held at the Christ United Church, 271 Rocky Hill Road, Northampton (DIRECTIONS...).
Please be at the game at least 10 minutes before the start, so we can start promptly;
last minute arrivals often cause delays.

Wednesday Afternoon Pairs Wednesday Aft Session December 4, 2019
Scores after  7 rounds  Average:   84.0      Section  A  North-South
Pair    Pct   Score      Section Rank      MPs     
                         A     B     C  
  6   64.88  109.00  B   1     1          0.70(A)  James Nowill - Jan Nettler
  5   64.58  108.50  A   2                0.49(A)  Paul Bacon - Philippe Galaski
  1   53.27   89.50  B   3     2          0.35(A)  Evalyn Glickman - Barbara M Scher
  2   47.92   80.50  C               1    0.24(C)  Richard McClure - Barbara Symborski
  7   43.75   73.50  C                             Jeannie Jones - Susan Lantz
  3   43.45   73.00  C                             Chris Hurn - Joan Laird
  4   32.14   54.00  B                             Maud Fischer - Paul Aronson

Wednesday Afternoon Pairs Wednesday Aft Session December 4, 2019
Scores after  7 rounds  Average:   84.0      Section  A  East-West
Pair    Pct   Score      Section Rank      MPs     
                         A     B     C  
  6   57.14   96.00  C   1     1     1    0.70(A)  Motoko Oinaga - Alice Shearer
  2   55.36   93.00  C   2     2     2    0.49(A)  Bob Leitch - Allison Ryan
  7   53.57   90.00  C   3     3          0.35(A)  Liz Singer - Mark Singer
  5   50.00   84.00  B                             Barry LaFlam - Yan Drabek
  3   47.62   80.00  C                             Mort Sternheim - Helen Sternheim
  4   46.43   78.00  C                             Betty Jacobson - Eric Morrissette
  1   39.88   67.00  C                             Anita Goddard - Arlene Nolan

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Game Results - Dec 3, 2019


ACBL Live Results
CommonGame Results

RESULT CORRECTION: Tuesday Dec 3, 2019
  BOARD 12 - Pair2 - Bacon & Sedgwick vs 10 - Koerner & Bullock: The contract was entered to the wrong side.
  The correct contract was 5C by W making 5, not 5C by S making 5. +400 for EW.

The following is the corrected results:

Open Pairs Tuesday Eve Session December 3, 2019
Scores after  9 rounds  Average:  108.0      Section  A  North-South
Pair    Pct   Score      Section Rank      MPs     
                         A     B     C  
  5   57.87  125.00  A   1                1.00(A)  Philippe Galaski - Roger Webb
  1   55.79  120.50  B   2     1          0.70(A)  Evalyn Glickman - Alice Shearer
  2   55.32  119.50  A   3                0.50(A)  Paul Bacon - John Sedgwick
  7   52.31  113.00  B   4     2          0.45(B)  Steve Peck - Evelyn Chesky
  8   52.08  112.50  C         3     1    0.32(B)  Mike Becker - Fran Becker
  6   51.39  111.00  B                             Sue Wavada - Ann Wroblewski
  4   50.69  109.50  C               2    0.22(C)  Liz Hildebrandt - George Abbott
  3   47.92  103.50  B                             Yan Drabek - Motoko Oinaga
 10   39.58   85.50  C                             Robert Steinberg - Israel Koren
  9   37.04   80.00  C                             Kathy Hicks - Dave Laplant

Open Pairs Tuesday Eve Session December 3, 2019
Scores after  9 rounds  Average:  108.0      Section  A  East-West
Pair    Pct   Score      Section Rank      MPs     
                         A     B     C  
  5   71.99  155.50  A   1                1.00(A)  Timothy Joder - Markus Wagner
  6   57.64  124.50  B   2     1          0.70(A)  Barry LaFlam - James Nowill
 10   55.32  119.50  C   3     2     1    0.50(A)  Paul Koerner - Alan Bullock
  1   54.40  117.50  C   4     3     2    0.35(A)  Jan Nettler - John DeBaggis
  7   51.16  110.50  A                             Charles Jackson - James Kaplan
  9   46.99  101.50  B                             Sheila Ryan - Judith Larsen
  2   46.76  101.00  C                             Richard McClure - Allison Ryan
  3   42.82   92.50  C                             Barbara Symborski - Barbara M Scher
  4   40.05   86.50  C                             Bob Leitch - Karen A. French
  8   32.87   71.00  C                             Brooks Robards - Arlene Nolan