ACBL logo
Announcements

Unit 490 Monthly 1st Sunday Game

 

What a wonderful Christmas party we had!!  Kudos to Laurie, Dianne, Shain, Judy, George and everyone else who worked to get it together.

Congratulations to Ross and Jeanne Hibler for the well deserved recognition: The Club Sportsmanship Award.  This is given by the directors to the person or persons who demonstrate kindness, consideration, and politeness to their fellow bridge players at the table.

Our next Sunday Unit game will be on January 6, 2019.  Ellie Pfitzer will be preparing the main dish.  Please bring a side dish or dessert.

Remember, Kevin will teach a lesson at 12 noon, lunch is served at 12:30, the game starts at 1:00pm.

 

 

December 2018
S M T W T F S
« Jul    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  

Letter to Members December 2019

.docxpressoPlugin { font-size: 83.35%; } .h5p_layout { box-sizing: content-box !important; } .h5p_layout *{ float: none; text-align: initial; box-sizing: border-box; } /*to make sure that floating elements are always inside the document bounds*/ .h5p_layout:after { content: ” “; display: block; height: 0; clear: both; visibility: hidden; } /* a default layout for documents without maste styles */ .h5p_default_layout { margin-top: 3.6rem; margin-left: 8.50464rem; margin-bottom: 3.6rem; margin-right: 8.50464rem; writing-mode: lr-tb; } /*hack for IE */ wbr:after { content: “\00200B”; }

/*hack to get some extra top margin for anchors if needed*/
.h5p_layout span[id^=”_Toc”]{
padding-top: 10px;
margin-top: -10px;
}

/* Remove unwanted numbering styles */
.h5p_layout .removeNumbering:before{
content: initial !important;
display: none;
all: initial !important;
}

/* give zero default top and bottom paddings for paragraphs*/
.h5p_layout p {
color: #000000;
line-height: 1;
margin-top: 0;
margin-bottom: 0;
}
.h5p_layout span {
color: #000000;
font-weight: normal;
}
.h5p_layout span.dropcap {
color: inherit;
font-family: inherit !important;
}
.h5p_layout h1, .h5p_layout h2, .h5p_layout h3, .h5p_layout h4, .h5p_layout h5, .h5p_layout h6 {
margin-top: 0;
margin-bottom: 0;
font-family: inherit;
font-weight: 500;
line-height: 1;
color: inherit;
}
/* give zero default top and bottom paddings for paragraphs in tables*/
.h5p_layout table p {
margin-top: 0;
margin-bottom: 0;
}

.h5p_layout ul, .h5p_layout ol {
list-style-type: none;
margin-top: 0;
margin-bottom: 0.5em;
padding-left: 0;
}

.h5p_layout ul li, .h5p_layout ol li {
list-style-type: none;
margin-top: 0;
margin-bottom: 0.5em;

}
.h5p_layout li p {
margin-top: 0;
margin-bottom: 0;
}
.h5p_layout table {
border: none;
}
.h5p_layout td {
vertical-align: top;
border: none;
}
.h5p_layout th {
vertical-align: top;
border: none;
}
.h5p_layout div {
margin-bottom: 10pt;
}

.h5p_layout img {
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
}

.h5p_layout ul ul {
margin-top: 0;
margin-bottom: 0;
}

.h5p_layout li {
margin-top: 0;
margin-bottom: 0;
list-style-type: none !important;
}

.h5p_layout ul, .h5p_layout ol {
list-style-type: none !important;
}

.h5p_layout td[data-sorting] p:before, .h5p_layout th[data-sorting] p:before {
content: ‘ ‘;
padding-right: 16px;
background: url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAsAAAALAQMAAACTYuVlAAAAA3NCSVQICAjb4U/gAAAABlBMVEUjLTD////tm/tRAAAACXBIWXMAAAsSAAALEgHS3X78AAAAFnRFWHRDcmVhdGlvbiBUaW1lADAyLzEwLzE2RFpLjQAAACB0RVh0U29mdHdhcmUATWFjcm9tZWRpYSBGaXJld29ya3MgTVi7kSokAAAAI0lEQVR4nGP4/4Dh9wOGjw8YHjxgOJDA8B9MPgCLAMX/PwAANZUStiyS6NsAAAAASUVORK5CYII=);
background-position: left center;
background-repeat: no-repeat;
}

.sortDecorator {
border-bottom: 3px solid #b70000 !important;
}

/* This is a spacial class designed to remove unwanted bullets when a li has
ul as its first child*/
.h5p_layout .removeBullet:before {
content: none !important;
}

/*responsive tables*/
.h5p_layout div.dxoResponsiveTable{
margin: 0 !important;
padding: 0 !important;
overflow-x: auto !important;
overflow-y: hidden;
}

/* chart tooltips */
.c3-tooltip-container td.name {
white-space: nowrap;
}

/* External services*/
.h5p_layout iframe {
resize: vertical;
border: 1px solid #fff;
}

.h5p_layout div.youtube {
position:relative;
padding-bottom:56.25%;
height:0;
overflow:hidden;
background-color: transparent;
}

.h5p_layout div.youtube iframe {
resize: none;
position:absolute;
top:0;
left:0;
width:100%;
height:100%;
}

div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa ul.LFO1 {margin-left: 0;padding: 0; list-style-type: none;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa ul.LFO1 ul {margin-left: -1.25in;padding: 0; list-style-type: none;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa ul.LFO1 li {text-indent: -0.25in;margin-left: 108pt;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa ul.LFO1 li:before {font-family: Symbol !important;content: “\2022”;font-family: Verdana;counter-increment: ulLFO1_1;margin-left: -0.25in;display: table-cell;display: table-cell;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa ul.LFO1 ul ul {margin-left: -1.75in;padding: 0; list-style-type: none;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa ul.LFO1 li ul li {text-indent: -0.25in;margin-left: 144pt;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa ul.LFO1 li ul li:before {font-family: Courier New !important;content: “o”;counter-increment: ulLFO1_2;margin-left: -0.25in;display: table-cell;display: table-cell;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa ul.LFO1 ul ul ul {margin-left: -2.25in;padding: 0; list-style-type: none;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa ul.LFO1 li ul li ul li {text-indent: -0.25in;margin-left: 180pt;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa ul.LFO1 li ul li ul li:before {font-family: Wingdings !important;content: “\25aa”;counter-increment: ulLFO1_3;margin-left: -0.25in;display: table-cell;display: table-cell;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa ul.LFO1 ul ul ul ul {margin-left: -2.75in;padding: 0; list-style-type: none;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa ul.LFO1 li ul li ul li ul li {text-indent: -0.25in;margin-left: 216pt;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa ul.LFO1 li ul li ul li ul li:before {font-family: Symbol !important;content: “\2022”;font-family: Verdana;counter-increment: ulLFO1_4;margin-left: -0.25in;display: table-cell;display: table-cell;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa ul.LFO1 ul ul ul ul ul {margin-left: -3.25in;padding: 0; list-style-type: none;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa ul.LFO1 li ul li ul li ul li ul li {text-indent: -0.25in;margin-left: 252pt;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa ul.LFO1 li ul li ul li ul li ul li:before {font-family: Courier New !important;content: “o”;counter-increment: ulLFO1_5;margin-left: -0.25in;display: table-cell;display: table-cell;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa ul.LFO1 ul ul ul ul ul ul {margin-left: -3.75in;padding: 0; list-style-type: none;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa ul.LFO1 li ul li ul li ul li ul li ul li {text-indent: -0.25in;margin-left: 288pt;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa ul.LFO1 li ul li ul li ul li ul li ul li:before {font-family: Wingdings !important;content: “\25aa”;counter-increment: ulLFO1_6;margin-left: -0.25in;display: table-cell;display: table-cell;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa ul.LFO1 ul ul ul ul ul ul ul {margin-left: -4.25in;padding: 0; list-style-type: none;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa ul.LFO1 li ul li ul li ul li ul li ul li ul li {text-indent: -0.25in;margin-left: 324pt;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa ul.LFO1 li ul li ul li ul li ul li ul li ul li:before {font-family: Symbol !important;content: “\2022”;font-family: Verdana;counter-increment: ulLFO1_7;margin-left: -0.25in;display: table-cell;display: table-cell;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa ul.LFO1 ul ul ul ul ul ul ul ul {margin-left: -4.75in;padding: 0; list-style-type: none;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa ul.LFO1 li ul li ul li ul li ul li ul li ul li ul li {text-indent: -0.25in;margin-left: 360pt;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa ul.LFO1 li ul li ul li ul li ul li ul li ul li ul li:before {font-family: Courier New !important;content: “o”;counter-increment: ulLFO1_8;margin-left: -0.25in;display: table-cell;display: table-cell;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa ul.LFO1 ul ul ul ul ul ul ul ul ul {margin-left: -5.25in;padding: 0; list-style-type: none;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa ul.LFO1 li ul li ul li ul li ul li ul li ul li ul li ul li {text-indent: -0.25in;margin-left: 396pt;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa ul.LFO1 li ul li ul li ul li ul li ul li ul li ul li ul li:before {font-family: Wingdings !important;content: “\25aa”;counter-increment: ulLFO1_9;margin-left: -0.25in;display: table-cell;display: table-cell;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P1 {break-before: page !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa span.T2 {font-style: italic !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P3 {margin-bottom: 0in !important;text-indent: 0.5in !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P4 {margin-bottom: 0in !important;text-indent: 0.5in !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P5 {margin-bottom: 0in !important;text-indent: 0.5in !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P6 {margin-bottom: 0in !important;text-indent: 0.5in !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P7 {margin-bottom: 0in !important;text-indent: 0.5in !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P8 {margin-bottom: 0in !important;text-indent: 0.5in !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P9 {margin-bottom: 0in !important;text-indent: 0.5in !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P10 {margin-left: 0.5in !important;margin-bottom: 0in !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P11 {margin-left: 0.5in !important;margin-bottom: 0in !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P12 {margin-left: 0.5in !important;margin-bottom: 0in !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P13 {margin-left: 0.5in !important;margin-bottom: 0in !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P14 {margin-left: 0.5in !important;margin-bottom: 0in !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P15 {margin-left: 0.5in !important;margin-bottom: 0in !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P16 {margin-left: 0.5in !important;text-align: justify !important;margin-bottom: 0in !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P17 {text-align: justify !important;margin-bottom: 0in !important;text-indent: 0.5in !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P18 {text-align: justify !important;margin-bottom: 0in !important;text-indent: 0.5in !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P19 {text-align: justify !important;margin-bottom: 0in !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P20 {text-align: justify !important;margin-bottom: 0in !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P21 {text-align: justify !important;margin-bottom: 0in !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P22 {text-align: justify !important;margin-bottom: 0in !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P23 {margin-left: 1in !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.Normal {font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.Normal span {hyphenate: false;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa span.DefaultParagraphFont {font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa span.Hyperlink {color: #0000FF !important;text-decoration: single !important;text-decoration: underline !important;text-decoration-style: solid !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.ListParagraph {margin-left: 0.5in !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.ListParagraph span {hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa div {font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa span.WW_CharLFO1LVL1 {font-family: Symbol !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa span.WW_CharLFO1LVL2 {font-family: Courier New !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa span.WW_CharLFO1LVL3 {font-family: Wingdings !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa span.WW_CharLFO1LVL4 {font-family: Symbol !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa span.WW_CharLFO1LVL5 {font-family: Courier New !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa span.WW_CharLFO1LVL6 {font-family: Wingdings !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa span.WW_CharLFO1LVL7 {font-family: Symbol !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa span.WW_CharLFO1LVL8 {font-family: Courier New !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa span.WW_CharLFO1LVL9 {font-family: Wingdings !important;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P1 span {hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P3 span {hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P4 span {hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P5 span {hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P6 span {hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P7 span {hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P8 span {hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P9 span {hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P17 span {hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P18 span {hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P19 span {hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P20 span {hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P21 span {hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P22 span {hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P23 span {hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P10 span {hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P11 span {hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P12 span {hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P13 span {hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P14 span {hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P15 span {hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p.P16 span {hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;hyphenate: false;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa table {margin-left: 0in;border-collapse: collapse;writing-mode: lr-tb;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa table tr {height: 0in;keep-together: auto;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa table td, table th {background-color: transparent;vertical-align: top;wrap-option: wrap;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p {keep-with-next: auto;keep-together: auto;widows: 2;orphans: 2;break-before: auto;border: none;text-align: left;writing-mode: lr-tb;margin-bottom: 0.1388in;line-height: 1.15;background-color: transparent;font-size: 11pt;}
div#h5p_5c44047e9dcaa p span {font-family: Calibri;font-weight: normal;font-style: normal;text-transform: none;font-variant: normal;letter-spacing: normal;font-size: 11pt;background-color: transparent;text-decoration: none;text-decoration-color: font-color;language: en;country: US;hyphenate: true;}

To​​ Members, old and new,       December 2018

I thought I would write a letter updating and reminding everyone about some things​​ regarding our Salem Bridge Club. ​​ Some of you may know all of this, but some may not.

First, we have a website where you can find the results of the game just played, information about future games and events,​​ and who to contact about the Club. ​​ It is Salembridgeclub.org. ​​ Check it out and watch for​​ new developments. ​​ We also have an email address. ​​ It is​​ Salemunit490@gmail.com. ​​ I check it weekly, so if you have ideas or concerns, let me know.

We support​​ local charities through member donations. ​​ They are: Homeless Youth Resource Center,​​ ​​ Marion County​​ Food Share, Union Gospel Mission and Salvation Army. ​​ In addition, we have occasional charity games to support ACBL Education programs and​​ this year in December we will​​ have charity games to support the victims of the California​​ Fires. These charity games cost an​​ extra dollar and donations are solicited. ​​ All extra funds​​ go​​ to​​ the charity. ​​ 

We also have occasional special games, such as club championships, STaC games, membership appreciation and so on. ​​ These games may cost an extra dollar but they award extra master points and sometimes,​​ red, silver, or gold points. ​​ They are indicated on the calendar of events.​​ 

We purchased new boards to make the dealing easier for the dealers. ​​ So we have several sets of boards, cards and cases that we can sell. ​​ If you are interested in running​​ a duplicate like game at home, the sets are $75​​ for 36 boards filled with cards and a case to carry them in. ​​ 

We have several new directors. ​​ Please be kind and patient as they begin to try their wings at directing. ​​ 

Our parent organization ACBL provides us many benefits:

They created and support the computerized scoring and reporting system and the Bridgemates

They train and sanction directors​​ 

They​​ promote this game we all​​ enjoy and provide the framework​​ that makes it fair and fun for all​​ 

They publish a monthly bulletin with news and lots of tips and tools for improving your​​ playing skills

They sponsor tournaments where you​​ can meet new people and improve​​ your play

They accumulate your masterpoints​​ 

They return a portion of your dues to the local Club

We encourage everyone to join ACBL. ​​ You may do so by going to ACBL.com or filling out an application form. ​​ Annual dues are just $49.

And finally, remember to be kind at the table, be quiet​​ when others are still playing and to clean up after yourselves.​​ 

 

 Thank you for the honor of being your Club Manager!

 

 Jean McKinney

 

​​ 

var numFormat = “,.”;
(function( $ ) {
“use strict”;
//do some cleaning on load
var sortCells = $(‘td[data-sorting], th[data-sorting]’);
sortCells.each(function(){
var first = $(this).text().trim().charAt(0);
if (first == ‘@’){
var oldHTML = $(this).html();
var newHTML = oldHTML.replace(‘@’, ”);
$(this).html(newHTML);
}
});
function sortingTable(node, pos, ordBy){
var rows = node.children(‘tbody’).children(‘tr’).get();

rows.sort(function(a, b) {

var X = $(a).children(‘td’).eq(pos).text().toUpperCase();
var Y = $(b).children(‘td’).eq(pos).text().toUpperCase();

if (numFormat != ‘.,’){
//we are dealing with a different locale and we need to do some
//transformation in numbers
X = convert2number(X);
Y = convert2number(Y);
} else {
X = X.replace(/,/g, ”).replace(/ /g, ”);
Y = Y.replace(/,/g, ”).replace(/ /g, ”);
}
var currencies = [‘$’, ‘¥’, ‘£’, ‘€’];
var arrayLength = currencies.length;
var XX = X;
var YY = Y;
for (var i = 0; i < arrayLength; i++) { XX = XX.replace(currencies[i], ''); YY = YY.replace(currencies[i], ''); } if (!isNaN(XX) && !isNaN(YY)){ var floatXX = parseFloat(XX); var floatYY = parseFloat(YY); return -(floatYY-floatXX) * ordBy; } else if (!isNaN(XX) && isNaN(YY)){ return -1 * ordBy; } else if (isNaN(XX) && !isNaN(YY)){ return ordBy; } else { if(X < Y) { return -1 * ordBy; } if(X > Y) {
return 1 * ordBy;
}
return 0;
}
});

$.each(rows, function(index, row) {
node.children(‘tbody’).append(row);
});
}

function removeTableCellDecoration() {
$(“td[data-sorting], th[data-sorting]”).removeClass(‘sortDecorator’);
}

//unbind the click event just in case we are loading more than one document
$(“td[data-sorting], th[data-sorting]”).off(‘click’);
$(“td[data-sorting], th[data-sorting]”).click(function(){
removeTableCellDecoration();
$(this).addClass(‘sortDecorator’);
//get desired ordering
var ordering = $(this).attr(‘data-sortOrdering’);
if (ordering == ‘ASC’){
var ordBy = -1;
$(this).attr(‘data-sortOrdering’, ‘DESC’);
} else {
var ordBy = 1;
$(this).attr(‘data-sortOrdering’, ‘ASC’);
}
var cellPosition = $(this).prevAll().length;
var table = $(this).parents(‘table:first’);
sortingTable(table, cellPosition, ordBy);
});

function convert2number(str) {
str = str.trim();
if (str.match(/^\d+/)) {
//we have to take special care when the thousand separators are ‘.’
var result_0 = str.replace(/\./g, ‘_@_’);
var result_1 = result_0.replace(window.numFormat[0], ‘.’);
var result = result_1.replace(/_@_/g, ”);
result .replace(/ /g, ”);
return result;
} else {
return str;
}

}

}(jQuery));