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Sectional Over, Next up!


LONGEST DAY!

Thanks to everyone who played in the Sectional tournament last weekend. We had a good turnout and a lot of fun. Now for our next special event: The Longest Day (TLD).

The summer solstice (June 21) is sometimes called the “longest day” because it is the day with the most light. Each year during the week of the solstice, bridge players come together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer's Disease by playing in special ACBL- sanctioned games. The proceeds of those games go directly to the Alzheimer's Association.

ACBL is an inaugural partner of The Longest Day charity, and over the last 10 years bridge players have raised more than $8.5 million dollars for the research, care, and support efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.

The Burlington Bridge Club will sponsor two TLD games: the 499er game on June 22, and the Open game on Sunday, June 25. We hope you will wear purple (the TLD theme color) and participate in one or both of those games. If you can't participate in person, please consider making a separate donation online. To do so, click here for the Vermont Bridge team page.


Dates Chosen for The Longest Day


Mark your calendars!!

The dates for The Longest Day charity games have now been set. They are the 499er game on Thursday, June 22 (12:30 pm) and the open game on Sunday, June 25 (1:00 pm). Both games will be held at the Burlington Bridge Club, 600 Blair Park Road, Williston. Game fees will go to the Alzheimer’s Association, and you can make other donations at our TLD website: “Vermont Bridge.” (Click here for the link.)


The Longest Day


Come join us!

In June every year bridge players around the country play in “The Longest Day” (TLD) games to benefit ACBL’s chosen charity, the Alzheimer’s Association. Unit 175 and the Burlington Bridge Club will have two such games in mid-June this year (dates TBD), and you can help by playing in those games and donating to the cause. Go to our TLD website Vermont Bridge to give, and plan to join us in June. All proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Association.


Vermont Spring Sectional!


Come join us!

Vermont Bridge Association Spring section will be held May 19-21. Please join us!

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Table Talk!


Table Talk edited by Mark Oettinger & Ingi Agnarsson can be downloaded from their website.

Check out their Bridge Quarterly website for great Bridge insights!

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Bridge Club Updates

Bridge is evolving throughout the state. Face to face bridge is making a comeback as each club makes plans depending on what is right for their members. Let’s celebrate our options of online bridge AND face to face!


  • APOLLO BRIDGE CLUB, Montpelier: The club has not determined when face to face games will begin. For more information, contact Rick Clark at ribathome@gmail.com.  
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  • ARTHUR AIKEN BRIDGE CLUB, Orleans: Face to face games are beginning on Tuesday July 12th at 12:30 pm in 34 School Street, Orleans. Players must be vaccinated against Covid 19; honor system. This club is part of a consortium that holds virtual club games on Fridays at 1:30 pm. Contact Denny Lyster at dlyster11@gmail.com or Eric McCann at blairhs@comcast.net for more information. 
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  • BURLINGTON BRIDGE CLUB, Williston: Face to face games are beginning on Sundays at 1:00p, and Thursdays at 12:30 pm the week of July 11th. People must be vaccinated against Covid 19 and submit proof to Linda Kaleita at lindakaleita@gmail.com. Virtual club games are still being hosted on Mondays at 6:30pm, Wednesdays at 10:15 am and Fridays at 10:15 am. Contact Don Sharp for more info at d.sharp4@comcast.net. 
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  • MANCHESTER EQUINOX OPEN: An invitational game is being held on Tuesday afternoon since the beginning of June and will run through mid-September. Contact Elizabeth Von Riesenfelder for more information at elizabethvonr7@gmail.com. 
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  • TACONIC CARD CLUB, Manchester Ctr. The club will re-open for face to face bridge in October; contact Kim Likakis at kim.likakis@gmail.com for more information. 
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  • RUTLAND DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB: Opened in early June; play is on Thursdays at 6:00 PM at the Godnick Senior Center at 1 Deer Street in Rutland. The club only allows fully vaccinated people. Contact Linda Baker at lfb9412@gmail.com for more information. 
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  • QUECHEE DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB: Games are being held on Monday afternoons at 1:00pm. Contact Deidre Ellerson at dmellerson@gmail.com for more information. 
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  • MAD RIVER VALLEY BRIDGE CLUB, Waitsfield: It is anticipated that games will begin in August. Contact Wayne Foster at waynefoster@gmavt.net for more information. 


Meet the Unit Board

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Phil Sharpsteen
President
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Mark Oettinger
Vice President
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Ron Plante
Treasurer
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Donna Griffin
Membership Chair
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Denny Lyster
Tournament Coodinator
Vickie Walluck
Secretary
Kim Likakis
Electronic Contact
Don Sharp
Nominating Committee Chair