At the fall meeting of the Board of Directors last week, District 13’s Suzi Subeck was elected ACBL president for 2015. A life-long resident of the Chicago area, Subeck has been actively involved in bridge governance for many years, most visibly as past president of Unit 123 (Chicago) and as editor for a variety of […]

Ina Demme and Bill Kertes narrowly won the 0-5000 Blue Ribbon Pairs, edging out the second-place pair by less than a matchpoint. Demme, of Maple ON, and Kertes, of York ON, qualified mid-field for the final and scored 53.85% in the first final. A nice 61.38% game in the second final was just enough to […]

Ginny Schuett and Jeff Schuett successfully defended their title in the Senior Mixed Pairs, becoming the first pair to repeat as champions in the four-year-old contest. The Schuetts, of Riverwoods IL, qualified in 61st place, but then posted a 63.05% game in the first final session and a 59.13% in the second to win the […]

John Hurd and Justin Lall, the leaders in the Kaplan Blue Ribbon Pairs after four qualifying sessions, upped their lead in the first final session with a 63.96% game on their way to victory by more than a board. Two Chicago-area players – Nick Demirev and Eldad Ginossar – were second. Hurd and Lall, playing […]

Eight of ACBL’s most accomplished players are on the list for election to the ACBL Bridge Hall of Fame for 2015. Ballots will go out early next year to about 375 electors. Voting will end in February. Induction for those elected will take place at the 2015 Summer NABC in Chicago. The candidates, all Grand […]

Facing the same squad they defeated in last year’s Baze Senior Knockout Teams final, the team captained by Vinita Gupta took the lead in the first quarter of Sunday’s championship match and increased it with each set for a 155-74 victory. The win was the second in a row for Gupta. She played with Billy […]

The ACBL Goodwill Committee was created in 1955 and renamed after its longest-tenured chair, Aileen Osofsky, after her death in 2010. She served as chair for 25 years and entered the ACBL Bridge Hall of Fame as the 2009 recipient of the Blackwood Award – for long service to the game without necessarily being a […]

The team captain by Lynn Deas, lying sixth at the start of play on Monday, moved up to second after the first final session in the Marsha May Sternberg Women’s Board-a-Match Teams and won the event with a 76.92% game in the second final session. Deas played with Beth Palmer. Their teammates were Janice Seamon-Molson […]

A pair of ACBL Board members won the Super Senior Pairs Monday evening, capturing the title in the event — restricted to players 70 and older — by two boards. Jeff Taylor, the former ACBL Board member representing District 20 (covering Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Nevada and Hawaii) and Craig Robinson, the current Board member […]

The Russian-Polish squad captained by Andrew Gromov won the Mitchell Open Board-a-Match Teams Monday night, posting a total of 38.04 wins. Gromov was playing with Aleksander Dubinin, both of Moscow, Russia, and Poles Krzysztof Buras, Grzegorz Narkiewicz, Jacek Kalita and Michal Nowosadzki. In second with 37.02 was Michael Kamil’s team. Kamil of Santa Clara CA […]