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SORRY TO  HEAR OF LEE HAMRE'S DEATH. HE HAD RETURNED TO NORTH DAKOTA.

ALL IN-PERSON GAMES CANCELED

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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If you did not receive an email from ACBL regarding their position on the virus there is a copy below.

 

Dear Member,

Thank you for being a part of our bridge-loving family. Like you, we have concerns about COVID-19, and we are actively examining measures to efficiently navigate this pandemic.

We will continue to communicate with members as the situation progresses and we receive more information. Please anticipate updated messaging by week’s end.

Here is the most up-to-date information we have:

  • In an effort to ensure the health and safety of members in various locations across North America, we encourage all club games as well as all tournaments currently scheduled through May 11, 2020 be cancelled or postponed. This date may be changed as more information becomes available. Currently, it is the discretion of individual clubs, Units and Districts to determine closings of clubs or cancellations/postponement of tournaments in their specific location. Please see our Check Before You Go page to find contact information for your local club or information related to the cancellation/postponement of tournaments.

  • We are currently looking into options for online club play. Along with Bridge Base Online (BBO) and The Common Game, ACBL is working on developing ways for you to play online while earning black points and benefitting your club. Club owners/managers will be notified as development progresses. This initiative is in the early development stage and we will keep you updated as more information is made available.

  • Exploration of “replacement” Spring NABC events, including North American Pairs (NAP), is ongoing. We are working with BBO on developing online events and will release details as soon as possible.

  • In the meantime, here are some options to play for masterpoints online while we work on specialized online avenues.

  • We are communicating with club, Unit and District leadership. Please be on the lookout for updates about games, health advisories and more directly from your local club, Unit and/or District.

For your safety, we urge you to follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and consider self-quarantining, if necessary. Remember, if you or a family member are sick or feeling sick, stay home. We care about the health of our players, their friends and family as well as the community at large.

The bridge community is a strong one, and we will get through this together.

Thank you, ACBL Management March 16, 2020