1.Each Unit will be permitted to hold no more than one Progressive Sectional per calendar year. 2. All masterpoint awards for Progressive Sectionals will be based on sectional rating. All masterpoints awarded will be silver. During the qualifying rounds, there will be no overall masterpoint awards in either Pair events or Swiss Teams. During the […]

The Canadian Bridge Federation will take a break from its annual championship week play on Tuesday night to induct two Canadian greats into the Hall of Fame and also to make a special presentation. Hall of Fame inductee John Carruthers has contributed to bridge in a variety of ways: as a player, a writer and […]

To view the new General Convention Chart that went into effect May 1, 2015, click here. The new version has two major changes: The first change is that transfer responses in competition by the Responder (Opening Bidder’s Partner) are now GCC legal. It has been GCC legal for some time to play transfers by the Advancer (Overcall’s […]

The number seven seed, Fireman (Paul Fireman, Gavin Wolpert, Joel Wooldridge, John Hurd, John Kranyak and Vincent Demuy) defeated top-seed Diamond (John Diamond, Brian Platnick, Geoff Hampson, Eric Greco, Kevin Bathurst and Justin Lall) 297-229 in the finals of the USBC to become USA2 for the 2015 Bermuda Bowl in Chennai, India September 26-October 10. […]

Four-time NABC champion Don Krauss died May 10. Krauss, a resident of Beverly Hills CA, was 77. Krauss represented the U.S. in world-level play on several occasions and earned the silver medal at the 1964 World Team Olympiad. His NABC titles include the 1962 and 1971 Reisinger Board-a-Match Teams, the 1964 Vanderbilt Knockout Teams and […]

Former ACBL President Dave McGee died May 5 in his hometown of Mason City IA. McGee, an Emerald Life Master, was 75. McGee’s term as president in 1991 was preceded by many years of service on the Unit 163 and District 14 boards, especially in the role of Grand National Teams coordinator. McGee also edited […]

Twenty-one teams will vie for a chance to represent the country as USA2 at the 2015 Bermuda Bowl. The U.S. Bridge Championship is being hosted by the U.S. Bridge Federation in Schaumburg (Chicago) IL, May 8 through May 17. The victor will join USA1 at the prestigious world team championships in Chennai, India later this […]

Do you know someone who should be the 2016 Goodwill Member of the Year? Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Goodwill Member of the Year. We invite you to nominate an outstanding fellow ACBL member from your bridge community who qualifies. The honorary title shall be presented to the ACBL member who has […]

Hansa Narasimhan, Judi Radin, Jill Levin, Jenny Wolpert, Migry Zur Campanile and Jill Meyers won the WUSBC. In the finals they beat the only other undefeated team, Goldberg, by the score of 212-198. Team Moss [Sylvia Moss-Joann Glasson, Lynn Deas-Beth Palmer, Janice Seamon-Molson – Tobi Sokolow] earned the USA2 berth to the 2015 Venice Cup […]

Fringe Benefit of Bridge? Brainpower Playing your cards right can help keep you sharp long after retirement by Jon Saraceno, AARP Bulletin, March 2015 On the cusp of his 90th birthday, Leonard Melander passionately pursues a lifelong love affair with bridge, that sophisticated and complex grande dame of card games. In 2007, at 82, Melander […]