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 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 list.

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

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)
3) They are not to solicit outside players to find a partner and come play at their club.
4) Guest pairs are allowed under special circumstances, but will count as two visitors.
Examples would be a pair of members that moved away from their area a couple of years ago, and therefore not on the Include List, or for Newcomer pairs looking for a game because their options are limited.


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


Bronte Bridge Club / Halton Bridge Club / Shoreline Bridge Club     VACB271999    RESULTS
Etobicoke and Rainbow Players Welcome

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

Tue	1:00 PM		299ers
Wed	10:00 AM	OPEN
Fri 	10:00 AM	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

Credit Valley VBC    VACB274498      RESULTS

Denise Donovan   dcdonovan@bell.net   416-575-6754

Tue	12:45 PM	OPEN
Wed	11:15 AM	OPEN
Thu	6:45 PM		OPEN
Sat	6:45 PM		OPEN

Hamilton Bridge Centre    VACB241364      RESULTS

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

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

Lee's Bridge Club    VACB264143     RESULTS

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

Tue 	12:00 PM	OPEN
Wed 	12:00 PM	OPEN
Wed 	7:00 PM		OPEN	
Thu	12:00 PM 	OPEN 

MOBridge / Etobicoke Bridge Centre / Rainbow Bridge Club    VACB207860     RESULTS

Catherine Colburn   mail@mobridge.club

Mon 	1:15 PM		0-1000 MP
Tue	9:30 AM 	0-1000 MP 
Tue 	7:15 PM		OPEN *
Tue 	7:45 PM		0-50 MP *
Wed 	1:15 PM		499ers
Thu 	12:30 PM	299ers *
Thu 	12:45 PM	OPEN *
Thu 	7:15 PM		0-1000 MP
Fri	10:00 AM	0-50 MP
Fri	1:15 PM		499ers	
Sat 	10:00 AM	299ers *
Sat	10:15 PM 	OPEN *
Sun 	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	
Thu	10:00 AM 	OPEN
Wed	7:00 PM 	499ers 
Sat	7:00 PM 	OPEN 

Stephen Bridge Club     VACB275784     RESULTS

Stephen Laufer      lauferbridge@gmail.com    416-729-8600
Robin Stephens      416-710-0355

Mon 	1:00 PM		299ers
Tue 	12:30 PM	0-20 MP	
Tue 	1:00 PM		299ers	
Wed 	1:00 PM		299ers
Thu 	12:30 PM	0-20 MP	
Thu 	1:00 PM		299ers	
Thu 	7:00 PM		0-750 MP

Toronto Bridge Club     VACB241380     RESULTS

Rob Drummond   info@torontobridge.ca    416.968.9919

Mon 	12:30 PM	OPEN	
Thu	9:30 AM 	499ers
Fri 	12:30 PM	OPEN
Sun 	12:30 PM	OPEN

Wayne's Bridge World    VACB267716      RESULTS

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

Tue 	7:00 PM		0-750 MP