The Yeh Online Bridge World Cup, showcasing the world’s best bridge players and biggest personalities, premieres Oct. 31 at noon EST on BBO. The three-day, live online show also features a top-class team of analysts who provide voice and text commentary. Live-streaming action starring four powerhouse teams based in Seattle, Turin and Beijing will be […]

Beloved caddy master Jackie Matthews of Roseville CA died Tuesday. She was 80 years old. “Mom” to thousands, Matthews was the tournament director responsible for recruiting and supervising caddies for nearly three decades. By her reckoning, she worked with at least 6000 caddies, some of whom graduated to become star players in the game. “I’ve […]

The United States won two gold medals at the World Bridge Games in Wroclaw, Poland, winning the Women’s and Senior team events. In the Women’s competition, the USA (Beth Palmer, Sylvia Shi, Lynn Deas, Kerri Sanborn, Janice Seamon-Molson, Tobi Sokolow and npc David Sokolow) defeated France (Benedicte Cronier, Sylvie Willard, Catherine D’Ovidio, Nathalie Frey, Vanessa […]

There will be a new face on the Board of Directors starting in January as eight of the ACBL’s 25 districts went to the polls to select their representatives. A.J. Stephani of Cincinnati OH defeated incumbent Beth Reid of Louisville KY to represent District 11 – Kentucky, Western Ohio, Central Indiana and West Virginia. Incumbents […]

U.S. teams advanced to finals in the Women’s and Senior team events at the World Bridge Games in Wroclaw, Poland, while the Mixed team was eliminated. In both the Women’s and Senior events, the final match is between the USA and France. The USA Women (Beth Palmer, Sylvia Shi, Lynn Deas, Kerri Sanborn, Janice Seamon-Molson, […]

Three U.S. teams advanced to semifinals at the World Bridge Games in Wroclaw, Poland, while Canada’s Open team was eliminated. In its match against Monaco, Canada (Nick L’Ecuyer, Zygmunt Marcinski, Kamel Fergani, Fred Pollack, Judith Gartaganis, Nicholas Gartaganis, npc Marc-Andre Fourcaudot and coach Eric Kokish) withdrew after five sets, down 244–77. Poland, the Netherlands and […]

Mark Blumenthal, two-time silver medalist in the Bermuda Bowl and a former member of the Aces bridge team created by Ira Corn, died Sept. 2, in Portland OR. Blumenthal started playing bridge as a student of the University of Pennsylvania and the bridge bug bit him bad. After college he worked in retail and played […]

Three U.S. teams and one Canadian team made it through the round of 16 at the World Bridge Games in Wroclaw, Poland, while the U.S. Open team and the Canadian Senior team were eliminated. In the Open event, USA (John Diamond, Brian Platnick, Geoff Hampson, Eric Greco, Kevin Bathurst, Justin Lall and npc Oren Kriegel) […]

All four U.S. teams and two Canadian teams qualified for the knockout phase at the World Bridge Games in Wroclaw, Poland. Zone 2 countries fielded 10 teams. Round of 16 matches will be played in six sets Saturday and Sunday with vugraphs on BBO. Play is scheduled between 4 a.m. and about 2:30 p.m. EDT […]

ACBL District 8 Director Georgia Heth has been elected to the WBF Committee of Honour and received the WBF Gold Pin, the highest award offered by the WBF and given only to Committee of Honour members. The committee was formed in 1972 to recognize individuals making a significant contribution to the enhancement and growth of […]