Bahar Gidwani of New York will assume the post of American Contract Bridge League chief executive officer on July 1. He succeeds Robert Hartman, who has been the organization’s chief executive since October 2011. “Bahar brings a wealth of experience to this critical leadership role,” says ACBL President Bob Heller in making the announcement, “and […]

The filing period closed May 31 for candidates running for open seats on the Board of Directors, 1st and 2nd Alternate, and the Board of Governors. The term for these offices is Jan. 1, 2018 through Dec. 31, 2020. Candidates who ran unopposed have already been elected. Barring runoffs, the results of the contested elections […]

In response to member feedback, the ACBL will not be returning to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, site of the 2016 Fall North American Bridge Championships, in 2022. We have started the continent-wide search for a venue for the Fall 2022 NABC that better suits our members’ needs.

The Jenkins team (Bernace De Young, Connie Goldberg, Bronia Jenkins, Irina Kislitsnya, Sylvia Moss, and Sheri Winestock) defeated the Disa team (Disa Eythorsdottir, Linda Lewis, Cindy Bernstein, Claire Tornay) in the second Women’s USBC final. Jenkins will represent the US as USA2 in the Venice Cup in Lyon, France this summer.

The Clerkin, NPC team (Migry Zur Campanile, Shannon Cappelletti, Jill Meyers, Beth Palmer, Sylvia Shi, Joanne Weingold, Dennis Clerkin NPC) won the Women’s USBC USA1 final. They will represent the US in the Venice Cup in Lyon, France this summer. The Jenkins (Bronia Jenkins, Capt, Sylvia Moss, Bernace De Young, Sheri Winestock, Connie Goldberg, Irina […]

The Nickell team (Nick Nickell, Ralph Katz, Steve Weinstein, Bobby Levin, Jeff Meckstroth and Eric Rodwell) defeated Diamond (John Diamond, Brian Platnick, Justin Lall, Kevin Bathurst, Eric Greco and Geoff Hampson) 222-164 to become the first of two teams to represent the US at the 2017 Bermuda Bowl in Lyon, France in August. Play starts […]

The 2017 Open USBC started Friday, April 29 and continues through Thursday, May 11. The 2017 Open USBC will select the USA teams for the 2017 Bermuda Bowl, to be held in Lyon, France from August 12-26. Vugraph of the event can be seen on BBO. For the BBO vugraph schedule, click here. Click here to view […]

Notice of 2017 ACBL District-Wide for Board of Directors, First and Second AlternateDirectors and Board of Governors Representatives 2017 Election Timetable Each member of the ACBL in good standing, and at least 18 years of age, desiring to be a candidate for District Director, First Alternate Director, Second Alternate Director or Board of Governors Representative […]

ACBL Grand Life Master John Solodar – a leading figure in the bridge scene in New York City for decades – died March 25 at the age of 76. A Bermuda Bowl champion (1981), Solodar also earned a bronze medal in the Rosenblum Teams in 1990. In ACBL events, Solodar won the Nail Life Master […]

Verbeek first in Jacoby Open Swiss The squad captained by Tim Verbeek captured first place in the Jacoby Open Swiss Teams with 119.87 VP, ahead of Team Lavazza, the runners-up, who posted 113.79 VP. Playing for the Verbeek team are Bob Drijver, Dano De Falco, Patricia Cayne, captain Tim Verbeek (kneeling), Bart Nab and Danny […]