BBO Intermediate / Advanced Club

This is the website for the BBO Intermediate / Advanced Club, a private Teaching club on Bridgebase Online.

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IAC News
Sat, 01-Jan-2022 HELLO MEMBERS
We want to encourage all our members to get active in the club.

* If you are unable to join the private club activities or tourneys, please email IAC admin @, and we will be happy to check your member status.
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Mon, 08-Aug-2022 IAC vs the Acol Club Team Challenge
Hi all !
Thanks to all that participated in 6th AUGUST Challenge : ) Warm Cudos to the winning teams:
* Double Down & Goldie (Captain: djc11): djc11 & V2008 + Esji & Rtadep and Rebekahm & DrAculea + Annwann & Srdjandj
* Avengers (Captain: jojah45): jojah45 & thornbury + Rebekahm & rober t
Are we ready for the next "battle"? ;) The next match is scheduled to take part on Sunday, September 4th, 2022. We'll not accept any registration after the deadline, which is Wednesday, August 31st @ 2359utc. We'll again have 2 starting times:
* 1100utc, 7am NY, noon London, 16:30 New Delhi, 11pm Auckland
* 1900 utc, 3pm NY, 8pm London, 7am Auckland
All boards are random, but previously saved in sets of 10 hands, so that all those starting at 1100utc will play the same boards, and all those starting at 1900 utc will also play the same boards, but different from those at noon.
Each match is of 20 boards, played in two stanzas of 10, changing opponents at half-time. Scoring is by IMPs.
IAC and ACOL are now tied with 3 victories each.
More Info is at IAC forums:

Here is the companion call for players from our competition...check it out! :: ACOL Club
Previous challenges: PDFs of all matches, as well as travellers, can be found in IAC Drive, the link is:

Sun, 03-Jul-2022 Dan's on holiday for a bit!
Hope you made time to join this week's - “Case for the Defense” session. Dan is off for a summer break, but will return soon with more great defense lessons.

Dan Oakes has been involved in duplicate bridge since the late 1980s. He owned the Bridge Center of North Orange County (now Anaheim Bridge Club) when it hosted 10 games a week, and he has lectured at local regional tournaments in southern California and taught individual and small group lessons. He is also a former tournament director and ACBL employee, having directed tournaments up to and including the national level. Away from the bridge table, he is a magician member of Hollywood's famous Magic Castle, a boxing historian, and a former attorney. He enjoys reading, writing, chess, and playing the guitar really badly.

Please watch for Dan's return and join us on for more excellent defense lessons. "Case for the Defense" sessions will continue after Dan's break and still at the same day and time - Friday, 10:00 AM Pacific time (1300 NewYork,1700utc, 7pm Paris, 10:30pm New Delhi),

Session will be held in IAC room and using Zoom for voice.

July 1st 2022 Lesson recording can be accessed at the IAC Youtube site:

All previous recordings for the IAC Club can be accessed at:

Many thanks the Babs (Babsg) for taking the time to record these sessions every week! So much excellent material for our members to study.

Upcoming Events
Date Time Teacher Session
Thu 18-Aug-2022 18:00 ash_win Thursday Bridge Bash with Ash : )
Sat 20-Aug-2022 18:01 antepa IAC Mythical Swiss Teams, non goulash
Sun 21-Aug-2022 11:00 djc11 IAC Sunday Funday Tourney
19:00 FleuretteD IAC Survivor, lets show the world : )
Mon 22-Aug-2022 18:00 Curls77 DARE DECLARE tournament + review with Cedar or poco1
Tue 23-Aug-2022 18:00 djc11 Trippy Tuesday Trny
Wed 24-Aug-2022 18:00 Hi Bye Di Stories - IAC tournament, lets share a fun story while enjoing the game!
Thu 25-Aug-2022 18:00 DonnaS Misunderstandings within pardship? Off they go!
Sat 27-Aug-2022 18:00 antepa Mythical IAC Goulash Tourney
Sun 28-Aug-2022 11:00 djc11 IAC Sunday Funday Tourney
19:00 FleuretteD IAC Survivor, lets show the world : )
Mon 29-Aug-2022 18:00 Curls77 DARE DECLARE tournament + review with Cedar or poco1
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