Jeff Meckstroth has been elected to the ACBL Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility — no surprise given the superstar’s astounding credentials. On the international front, Jeff has won nine world championships, including five gold medals in the Bermuda Bowl. Closer to home, Jeff has 60 NABC victories to his credit, including […]

Grand Life Master Peter Rank of Palm Springs CA died at his home Feb. 11. The three-time NABC champion was 78. Rank served as League Counsel for the ACBL from 2001 to 2016. Rank was one of the top players from the West Coast during the Sixties and Seventies – he was the Top 500 […]

Recruitment is underway for an ACBL chief executive officer. Click here for a full job description and contact information. Jay Whipple, who represents District 9 (Florida) on the Board of Directors, is heading up the Search Committee, which comprises ACBL President Bob Heller; Board members Sharon Anderson, Dennis Carman, Sharon Fairchild and Georgia Heth; and […]

Michael Seamon was recently found dead in his Boca Raton FL home. He was 57 years old. A much admired professional player, Seamon won 16 North American titles between 1992 and 2014. He had 10 second-place finishes as well. Many of his championships in recent years were won in partnership with Jimmy Cayne. Last year, Seamon […]

The WBF Laws Committee has prepared a draft of the 2017 Laws of Duplicate Bridge and sent copies to the world’s NBOs. The ACBL Laws Commission is soliciting comments on the draft from ACBL members and interested others. All comments will be read but they will in general not be acknowledged. Suggestions the ACBL LC considers […]

Is there a bridge teacher in your life who gives that something “extra” in the classroom and you value for their enthusiasm, thoughtful encouragement and passion for bridge? You and your fellow students can nominate this special person for consideration for the 2016 American Bridge Teachers Association (ABTA) Teacher of the Year Award, sponsored by […]

ACBL Chief Executive Officer Robert Hartman has announced his resignation effective July 31, 2017. Hartman, who will be moving to Florida to take over the reins of a family business, notified the organization’s Board of Directors yesterday. The CEO praised headquarters and field staff. “Our organization also has the hardest working volunteers I’ve come across […]

Associate National Tournament Director Geoff Greene died Jan. 19 at his home in Sevierville TN. The 62-year-old, a longtime resident of the Gatlinburg area, was a Field Supervisor for ACBL tournament-directing staff in the region. A full obituary will appear in the March issue of the Bridge Bulletin. Photo courtesy of Jonathan Steinberg

ACBL has implemented a new membership dues structure effective April 1. The framework emphasizes the savings available when signing up for multi-year options, according to Robert Hartman, the organization’s chief executive. Hartman says, “Essentially, members who were previously joining or renewing for one year won’t see any increase when they opt, instead, to sign up […]

Eddie Kantar is the recipient of the 2017 Sidney H. Lazard Jr. Sportsmanship Award. The selection committee explains that while the award is customarily given to an active player, they made an exception in Kantar’s case. “This year the selection committee chose to honor an icon of the game who has been a beacon of […]