Online entry sales for the 2015 New Orleans NABC are now open. Advance entries can be purchased through the Bridge Winners website for the first day of the following events: Norman Kay Platinum Pairs Lebhar IMP Pairs 0-10,000 Swiss Teams Leventritt Silver Ribbon Pairs 0-10,000 Knockout Teams Vanderbilt Knockout Teams Rockwell Mixed Pairs Silodor Open Pairs Smith […]

Garey Hayden, a Grand Life Master from Tucson AZ, died February 5. Hayden was the eighth-ranked all-time masterpoint holder with more than 46,000 masterpoints. He won five world senior titles and 10 North American Championship titles. A full obituary will appear in the April Bulletin.

Notice of 2015 ACBL District-Wide Elections For Board of Directors, First and Second Alternate Directors and Board of Governors Representatives   2015 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 of Board […]

Howard Weinstein has been named the winner of the 2015 Sidney H. Lazard Jr. Sportsmanship Award. Sidney Lazard Sr., who serves as the selection committee’s chairman emeritus, said of Weinstein, “Howie works very hard at bridge, and he does it a way that makes bridge a more pleasant experience for everyone.” In response to being […]

Ernesto d’Orsi, president of the South American Bridge Federation and a top World Bridge Federation administrator for more than three decades, died on Jan. 9 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He was 78. The former engineer and businessman was involved in the organization of every world championship from 1996 to the 2014 tournament in Sanya, China, […]

ACBL’s Senior Director of Bridge Operations, Jeff Johnston, died Monday, Dec. 29. He was at home with his wife, Janice, when he passed away unexpectedly. He would have been 60 on Jan. 27. A beloved member of the ACBL family for more than 20 years, Johnston was Mr. NABC — calmly overseeing every detail of […]

Juniors will play the pros on December 21 in a set of speedball games on Bridge Base Online thanks to contributions from noted bridge player Barry Goren. As part of several auctions held on The Longest Day this year, Goren won opportunities to play speedball games with bridge superstars Bob Hamman, Curtis Cheek and Bart […]

The 2014 SportAccord Tournament starts on Thursday, Dec. 11 and will be shown on BBO Vugraph. For the Vugraph schedule with times in your time zone, click here. The event starts with a team competition on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, followed by a pairs event on Sunday and Monday, and an individual on Tuesday & Wednesday. USBF […]

Unofficial results show that Robert Levin of Henderson NV won the most platinum points in 2014 to capture the Player of the Year award. Levin scored 819.11 platinum at the three NABCs. He is the only player to top the 800-platinum-point milestone this year. The unofficial top 10 are: 1. Robert Levin, Henderson, NV                    819.11 2. […]

Sally Meckstroth’s squad won the four-session 0-10,000 Swiss Teams after starting the day in 27th place. The winners: Danny Molenaar, Bob Drijver, captain Sally Meckstroth, Nira Talova and Rene De Waele. Meckstroth’s teammates are all from the Netherlands. In second was the team led by Steve Kornegay. The rest of the team: Nancy Passell, captain […]