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To the Bridge Winners Community (Double Dummy Day Update)

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky

Since I last wrote to you on May 6th we have sent two emails to nearly everyACBL district and unit board member. We have shared our entire film with them and asked them to screen Double Dummy on October 2nd. The goal of these screenings is to introduce new players to bridge.

Do you want to see more young people playing bridge? Inviting non-players to a film screening is a simple and effective way to share the game. Please reach out to your unit and district board members and ask them to get behind local screenings for Double Dummy? If October 2nd is too soon, commit to having the screening on another more convenient day THIS October.

The best way for our film to earn valuable real estate on Netlflix, where people love to watch, and are committed to watching documentary films, is through a successful nationwide screening campaign. Not only will this help our movie, it will also help The Kids Table and Aces and Knaves find their audiences. Eyeballs watching these films is good for the game.

Here in Charlottesville, VA I have been talking with the local Big Brothers and Big Sisters and Boys and Girls Club about inviting their constituents to screenings at no charge, thanks to the support of a generous local bridge player. The Jefferson Bridge Association board assured me that they are committed to help teach these new players the basics.

We have hired Eleni Reid as our grassroots screening coordinator and she has been reaching out, primarily to unit presidents. We were also featured in the September edition of the Bridge Bulletin.

Now is the time to reach out to your local unit and district board members and ask them to put on a screening on October 2nd.

Tom Stillman at the Sunset Bridge Club in San Francisco and the Lincoln (NE) Duplicate Bridge Club are our two trailblazers. Tom is hosting a screening at 5:30 pm on October 2nd (Double Dummy Day!) atthe UA Stonestown Twin. Tickets can be purchased here. I will be letting all of my San Francisco friends about this screening and ask you to do the same. The date for the Lincoln screening is TBD.

Tom booked his theater through our partnership with Tuggand perhaps he will be kind enough to share about his experience in the comments.

I am starting a new series on this Tuesday afternoon at 2 pm EST. I will be interviewing John Burvillewho's doing such great things for youth bridge in Bermuda in a live Zoom call. Register to attend this meeting here:https://zoom.us/meeting/register/98dd1694b39beadf7510d14dfea9e911

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. I will be sharing this video interview on our Double Dummy Facebook page.

Thank you to Bridge Winners for allowing me to share all of these details with you. I encourage you to post or message me directly with all comments and feedback.

John

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