In an exciting match loaded with star power, Team Hamman broke loose in the final segment to win the Senior U.S. Bridge Championship 175-147. The winners will represent the U.S. at the 2016 World Bridge Games in Wroclaw, Poland in September. The victors are Reese Milner-Hemant Lall, Mark Lair-Bob Hamman and Zia Mahmood-Jeff Meckstroth. Petra […]

The European Bridge League and American Contract Bridge League are joining forces to tackle critical challenges facing bridge today. At meetings during the European championships underway in Budapest, Hungary, EBL President Yves Aubry and ACBL Chief Executive Robert Hartman got down to business on how the two powerhouse bridge conferences can pool resources and share […]

The Senior USBC starts Friday, June 17 and will conclude on Wednesday, June 22. The winners will represent the U.S. at the 2016 World Bridge Games in Wroclaw, Poland September 3-17. There are 14 teams entered in this year’s event. For a list of the teams entered, click here. The event will start with the […]

We wanted to share information about  some of the newest marketing initiatives we have recently rolled out. We believe these campaigns are extremely valuable in our goals of growing the game through participation and membership. Just Play Bridge On June 1, Just Play Bridge (offering BBO non-masterpoint robot games) was launched on the ACBL website. It […]

Each year, ACBL’s Hall of Fame Committee considers candidates for the Blackwood Award, given for outstanding contributions to bridge outside of expertise at the game, and the von Zedtwitz Award, which honors inactive players who have achieved prominence in the game of bridge. ACBL members in good standing are eligible to submit candidates’ names to […]

The Palmer team (Beth Palmer, Sylvia Shi, Juanita Chambers, Lynn Deas, Janice Seamon-Molson and Tobi Sokolow) defeated the top-seeded Baker team (Lynn Baker, Karen McCallum, Pam Granovetter, JoAnna Stansby, Irina Levitina and Kerri Sanborn) 301-267 in the final of the Women’s USBC. The Palmer team will represent the U.S. in the 2016 World Bridge Games, in Wroclaw, Poland, September 3-17. Coverage of this […]

The ACBL Board of Directors is seeking a qualified applicant to represent Zone 2 (Canada, Mexico and the United States) to the World Bridge Federation. This position will be filled at the Board’s 2016 Fall NABC meeting in Orlando; the three-year term starts Jan. 1, 2017, and ends Dec. 31, 2019. Members of the ACBL […]

2016 Election Chart (2017-2019) District Directors District Incumbent Candidates Elected 6 Margot Hennings Margot Hennings William Zane Election Required 9 Jay Whipple Jay Whipple Shirley Seals Election Required 10 Russ Jones Russ Jones Candidate Elected 11 Beth Reid Beth Reid A.J. Stephani Election Required 12 Dennis Carman Dennis Carmen Candidate Elected 17 Bonnie Bagley Bonnie […]

The Women’s USBC is underway. With exactly five teams entered, the Round Robin is a “Knock-In” event. The winners of these matches will qualify for the Semifinal. The losers of these matches will play each other in a 60 board match on Tuesday, May 31. The winner of that match will qualify for the Semifinal and the loser […]

The Canadian Bridge Federation is inducting Mary Paul and Katie Thorpe into its Hall of Fame in a ceremony Wednesday, May 25. Paul and Thorpe have represented Canada in international competition a dozen times each. The CBF is also honoring Jan and Dick Anderson with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Dick served as District 18 director […]