Boye Brogeland has been named the recipient of the 2016 Sidney H. Lazard Jr. Sportsmanship Award. The prestigious honor recognizes high-level players who strive to win with class and dignity. “The bridge community owes Boye a huge debt for his historic efforts to eliminate cheating from high-level bridge,” says Award Selection Committee Chair Steve Weinstein. […]

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 CEO Robert Hartman created the ACBL Bridge Integrity Task Force in midOctober. The members are Karen Allison, Larry Cohen, Per-Ola Cullin, Eric Kokish, Jeff Meckstroth, Brad Moss, Steve Weinstein, Chris Willenken, and Kit Woolsey; Howie Weinstein is the Chair. We are trying to thwart cheating on several fronts: detecting and deterring any illicit transmission […]

The King or Queen of Bridge Scholarship is a merit program available to a graduating high school senior that is an ACBL member who plays and promotes bridge. The ACBL Educational Foundation will present a $1000 scholarship to the King or Queen of Bridge. Recent winners have been cited for outstanding tournament performances plus administrative, […]

Cedric Lorenzini amassed 690 platinum points to win the 2015 Player of the Year title. Eric Greco finished about 10 points off the pace to come in second. Platinum points are available only in national-rated events at NABCs. Lorenzini won the Norman Kay Platinum Pairs at the Spring NABC and the von Zedtwitz Life Master […]

The Junior U.S. Bridge Championships were hosted the last week of 2015 in Atlanta by the U.S. Bridge Federation. Four teams earned berths in the World Youth Team Championships in August in Salsomaggiore, Italy. In the Patin͂o Cup (under 26), USA1 is Adam Kaplan, Zachary Brescoll, Adam Grossack, Zachary Grossack, Kevin Rosenberg and Ben Kristensen. […]

Canadian champion and Diamond Life Master Samantha Nystrom died Monday, Dec. 21. She was 31. In 2014 Nystrom became one of four women ever to win the Canadian National Team Championship. Just a few months before her death, she represented Canada on its 2015 Venice Cup team. A full obituary will appear in the Bridge […]

Vainikonis wins Reisinger on final board Reisinger Board-a-Match Teams winners: Jerzy Skrzyzpczak and Ron Pachtmann, Boguslaw Gierulski, Vytautas Vainikonis, Olanski Wojtek and Pawel Zatorski. Second place in the Reisinger went to the Mark Gordon team: David Berkowitz and Michael Rosenberg; rear, Gordon, Jacek Pszczola, Alan Sontag and Pratap Rajadhyaksha.   Tulin captures North American Swiss Winners […]

James Melville and Vladislav Isporski, in second place with a round to go, took advantage of the chance to play the first-place pair, scoring well enough to change places with them, winning the 0-10K Fast Pairs by X matchpoints. Second place went to Christina Van Leeuwen and David McRae of Media PA. The masterpoints McRae […]

With one round to go, Billy Eisenberg and Connie Goldberg were holding onto first place in the Senior Mixed Pairs, leading by about five matchpoints. On the penultimate board, they had a bad result and slipped to third, but then rallied for a near top on the final deal to win the event by .55 […]