UNIT 166 VIRTUAL BRIDGE CLUBS

Due to face-to-face bridge play shutting down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ACBL moved quickly to allow bridge clubs to start playing online on the BBO platform.
This project is known as: VIRTUAL CLUB GAMES
1) It allows bridge clubs to continue to operate and generate income so that they could survive the period during which their club was shut down.
2) It allows our players an opportunity to play with friends from their local club. The social aspects of bridge cannot be understated.
Everyone could have played in Speedball games or Support Your Club (SYC) games, but a large majority of our players want to play with people they know.
3) It replaces some of the table fee income that ACBL lost.

To implement Virtual Club Games, a Membership List ( called the "Include List" ) was created for each club.
This list included players who had played in that club from January 2019 through February 2020.
New ACBL members who listed a particular club as referring them were also added to the referring club's Include List.

For Virtual Club Games, a 'Member' is someone who appeared on the particular club's 'Include List', as defined above
An online club, as an invitational club, is not required to allow anyone into their Virtual Club Game who is not a 'member'

ACBL Virtual Club Games Ė Visitor Policy
They may, however, allow non-member players into their Virtual Club Games with the following stipulations:
1) They may allow anyone who played in their FtF club since January 1st, 2019 who was left off their initial list of members.
2) They may allow their members to play with a visiting partner, but the number of visiting players should be kept to less than 15% of your field, on average
(the ACBL will consider weekly numbers in the aggregate)
Nov 1, 2021: Any Guest invited by a 'member' will not be considered a Visitor
NEW - As of June 1, 2022, small clubs (< 50 tables per week ) are exempt from the Visitor % policy
3) Clubs are not to solicit outside players to find a partner and come play at their club.
4) Visitor pairs are allowed under special circumstances, but will count as two Visitors, as part of the 15%
Examples would be a pair of members that moved away from their area a few of years ago, then returned, and therefore not on the Include List,
or for Newcomer pairs looking for a game because their options are limited.


Violations of Visitor Policy
Unfair business practices (including allowing too many visitors) will not be tolerated.
Repeated violations of the Visitor Policy will lead to consequences, up to and including removal of the club's ability to run online games.


Albion Hills Bridge Club      VACB277897    RESULTS

Steven Norris      albionhillsbridge@gmail.com   647-234-6352

Mon	12:45 PM	OPEN


Brampton Bridge Club    VACB126102      RESULTS

Denise Donovan   dcdonovan49@gmail.com   416-575-6754

Mon	9:15 AM		0-20 MP  ( Novice/Teaching)
Thu	6:30 PM		0-50 MP
Thu	6:45 PM		OPEN

Cavendish DBC Monday    VACB274431      RESULTS

Richard Sayers   cavendishdbc@yahoo.ca   647-286-1576

Mon 	7:30 PM		OPEN

Cavendish DBC Friday    VACB129916      RESULTS

Richard Sayers   cavendishdbc@yahoo.ca   647-286-1576

Fri 	7:30 PM		OPEN

Etobicoke Bridge Centre    VACB197947      RESULTS

Steve Overholt   etobicokebridge@gmail.com   647-897-6179

Tues	1:30 PM		0-50 MP		( Hand analysis & Bidding Recommendations at 3:10 )
Thu	1:30 PM		0-300 MP	( Hand analysis & Bidding Recommendations at 3:15 )


Halton - Bronte Bridge Club      VACB240077    RESULTS

Jackie Syer      jackiesyer@gmail.com   905-844-0574

Mon	9:30 AM		OPEN
Tues	1:00 PM		499ers



Hamilton Bridge Centre    VACB241364      RESULTS

Viktoria Renaud   ezbridge5@hotmail.com   905-528-6829

Mon	10:00 AM	OPEN
Tue	10:00 AM	OPEN
Fri 	1:30 PM		OPEN

Hamilton Bridge Luvers Group    VACB274720      RESULTS

Eileen Grady     eigrady@gmail.com    905-379-4029

Thu	1:15 PM 	OPEN

Lee's Bridge Club    VACB264143     RESULTS

Lee Daugharty   calendar@interlog.com    416-274-1752

Tue 	12:00 PM	0-1200 MP
Tue 	12:10 PM	OPEN

Wed 	12:00 PM	0-1200 MP
Wed 	12:10 PM	OPEN
Wed 	7:00 PM		OPEN	

Thu	12:00 PM 	0-1500 MP 

Sat	12:30 PM 	OPEN

Marilyn's Bridge Club    VACB250639      RESULTS



Tue	12:45 PM		OPEN

MOBridge    VACB207860     RESULTS

Phyllis Jones   mail@mobridge.club

Mon 	1:15 PM		0-1500 MP

Tue 	7:30 PM		199ers 

Wed 	1:15 PM		999ers
Wed 	7:00 PM		Swiss Teams ( 1st Wed of each month )

Fri	10:00 AM	199ers
Fri 	1:15 PM		0-1000 MP


Oakville Bridge Club / Oakwood Bridge Club / Trillium Bridge Association    VACB134759     RESULTS

Darlene Scott   oakvilledarlene@gmail.com    905-257-0304

Mon 	12:30 PM	OPEN	

Stephens Bridge Club     VACB275784     RESULTS

Stephen Laufer      lauferbridge@gmail.com    416-729-8600


Mon 	1:00 PM		0-600 MP
Mon 	7:00 PM		0-1500 MP	
Tue 	1:00 PM		0-600 MP	
Wed 	1:00 PM		0-600 MP	
Thu 	1:00 PM		0-600 MP	
Thu 	7:00 PM		0-1500 MP
Fri  	1:00 PM		0-600 MP
Sat 	1:00 PM		0-600 MP
Sun 	1:00 PM		0-600 MP

Toronto Bridge Club     VACB241380     RESULTS

Rob Drummond   info@torontobridge.ca    416.968.9919

Mon 	12:30 PM	OPEN
Wed	9:30 AM 	0 - 1500 MP
Fri 	12:30 PM	OPEN

Toronto East Bridge Club     VACB276121     RESULTS

Glenna Richardson     glennarichardson@bell.net
Laurie Miller     lauriemiller333@gmail.com

Wed	9:30 AM 	0-400 MP	
Fri	9:30 AM 	99ers


Unit 166 Bridge Club    VACB901660      RESULTS

Darlene Scott   oakvilledarlene@gmail.com   905-257-0304

Sun 	7:15 PM		OPEN			( 3/4 Sunday of each month )
Sun 	7:00 PM		0 - 1000 MP		( 3/4 Sunday of each month )
Sun 	6:45 PM		0 - 300 MP		( 3/4 Sunday of each month )


Wayne's Bridge World    VACB267716      RESULTS

Wayne Ruttan   wayne.ruttan063@sympatico.ca   (416) 284-8887

Tue 	7:00 PM		0-750 MP