Sally Ann wishes to apologize for the screw-ups in posting to 
Bridge Results. She believes scores are right, but is struggling 
with hands and contracts. Your patience is appreciated.

Mark your calendars for the special STaC game on May 11--
club play and club price for the opportunity to win silver points.

SALLY-ANN RHEA (303-440-9868 or 720-470-5785) is in charge of the 
Friday Afternoon Club for a while.  Please call her for any and 
all bridge needs.

PAUL HAYNES is undergoing treatment for an infected diabetic foot 
ulcer.  He has been discharged from the hospital and a rehab center
and is now home.  Doctor's  orders put him off his feet for at 
least two months, so look for him in June. Cards can be sent to 
Paul's home address, 2105 Dartmouth, 80305.

                   ***   Hit the F5 Key!   ***
If you are looking at an obsolete web page, then hitting F5 will
retrieve the latest version of the page.  This can help with both
Announcements and game results, as well as other web pages.

                   *  Special Spring Notes  *

Friday, May 4:  FAC is CANCELLED for the Sectional Tournament at 
                the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont.  Go
                play in Longmont.

Friday, May 25:  FAC is CANCELLED for the Rocky Mountain Regional
                 Tournament at the Renaissance Hotel on Quebec.
                  Go play in Denver for red and gold points.

                   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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