Based on member feedback for larger fonts and simpler navigation, a new Bridge Bulletin viewer was put in place in October. The new viewer shows each Bulletin page in full page mode allowing for larger font and more of the article on the page for easier viewing.  New functionality includes up/down and left/right finger swiping […]

Kerri Sanborn of the U.S. and Jack Zhao of China won the gold medal in the World Mixed Pairs at the 14th Red Bull World Bridge Series in Sanya, China. This is the second victory in the contest for Sanborn, who won the event in 1978 (as Kerri Shuman) playing with the legendary Barry Crane. […]

The multinational “Salvo” squad captained by England’s Anita Sinclair captured the gold medal in the World Mixed Teams at the 14th Red Bull World Bridge Series in Sanya, China.Sinclair played with Nafiz Zorlu, Zia Mahmood, Marion Michielsen, Sabine Auken and Roy Welland. All are ACBL members except for Sinclair. The contest was open, allowing for […]

At the first meeting of the WBF Executive Council held in Sanya, China on Sunday, October 12, 2014, and in accordance with the WBF By Laws, in recognition of their unselfish efforts in making a significant contribution to the enhancement and growth of bridge throughout the world, Patrick Choy,  Marc De Pauw,  Al Levy and  Anna-Maria […]

Carolyn Lynch’s U.S. squad was declared the winner of last year’s world Senior team championship when the World Bridge Federation stripped the first-place German team of the 2013 D’Orsi Senior Trophy because of cheating. The WBF Executive Council awarded the world championship title to Lynch, Roger Bates, Garey Hayden, Mark Jacobus, Mike Passell and Eddie […]

ACBL Tournament Director Richard Mueller died of cancer Oct. 10. Mueller, of Hillside IL in the Chicago area, was 65. A full obituary will appear in the December issue of the Bridge Bulletin.

The 14th Red Bull World Bridge Series will be held in Sanya, Hainan, China, Oct. 10-25. Hosted by the Chinese Contract Bridge Association in cooperation with Sanya City and Beijing Lianzhong Co., Ltd., the World Bridge Series includes World Open, Women, Seniors and Mixed Teams and Pairs Championships. The first week will feature Mixed Teams […]

Robert “Bob” Wallace 1947–2014 Bob Wallace, an ACBL Tournament Director from Indianapolis IN, died Oct. 6 in a boating accident near Galveston TX. The 67-year-old had worked for the ACBL since 2003. Wallace was also the chief tournament director for the American Bridge Association. The Houston Chronicle reported that Bob Wallace and his wife, Cassandre […]

The first qualifying stage of the Collegiate Bridge Bowl starts today and runs from Oct. 1 – Dec. 31. During each of these months, registered teams must complete two matches. At the end of this stage, the top two teams will qualify for a trip to the Chicago NABC to compete in the finals for […]

The ACBL Educational Foundation has named Adam Kaplan and Allison Hunt the 2014 King and Queen of Bridge. The award recognizes graduating high school seniors for their playing record and overall participation in the bridge community. Each winner receives a $1000 scholarship. Kaplan, based in New Port Richey FL, has already piled up an impressive […]