Friday, November 24 game is ON.  Jim Johnson, 720-840-6145, is the 
substitute director in my absence.  I rarely cancel a game.

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                  ***  Special Fall Events  ***

-->  Friday, December 1:  Q4 Club Championship.  Paul Haynes returns.  
     More masterpoints for the usual price of $8.00.

-->  Friday, December 8:  Sectional Tournament at Clubs (STaC).
     Pay one extra dollar ($9.00) -- more masterpoints than
     usual.  Compare scores across six districts and hundreds
     of clubs.

-->  Friday, Deecember 29:  Local Swiss Team game.  Normal 
     price and normal stratification.
 
                   General F A C Announcements 

    Thank you for NOT wearing perfume, cologne, and such to the
bridge game.  The F A C is a scent-free club.  Benefits of this
long-standing policy include reduced incidence of trips to the
emergency room and of asthma attacks.  Please be considerate of
the health and safety of your fellow bridge players.

    I strive to avoid cancellations when I can.  I will, however,
cancel the game for four reasons:  (1) a Sectional tournament in
Boulder or Longmont; (2) a Regional or National tournament within 
120 miles; (3) when Friday falls on December 25, Christmas Day; 
and (4) bad weather sufficient to close the schools. 

    In the event of a snowstorm or other inclement weather, check 
local TV and radio for school closures.  Better yet, check the 
Boulder Valley School District website, www.bvsd.org, the home
page of which shows a circular "green light" when the schools
are operating normally.

    If the Boulder Valley School District (RE-2) cancels school 
for inclement weather on a particular Friday, then I will cancel 
F A C.  If the Boulder Valley Schools are operating normally -- 
or even if they are opening on a delayed schedule -- then I will
still run the F A C game that day.

                      *  Hand records on line  * 

Hand records for pair games are available on the Boulder Bridge
website -- www.boulderbridge.org -- with our playing results.

                    *  Stratification at F A C   *

Games at FAC are stratified as follows, except when ACBL mandates
a different stratification for a special game:

Stratum C:  Average masterpoints less than 750.
Stratum B:  Average masterpoints less than 2000.
Stratum A:  Unlimited.

                         *  Team Games  *

When a month contains five Fridays, it is my intention to run a 
Swiss Team game on the fifth (last) Friday of the month.

When the time of year is appropriate, this may be a Grand National 
Team qualifying event.  The GNT stratification at the club 
qualification level is as follows:

Stratum C:  EACH player below 500 masterpoints and a non-Life-Master.
Stratum B:  EACH player below 2500 masterpoints.
Stratum A:  Unlimited.  

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