Two-time NABC champion Bill Melander, a Grand Life Master from West Bloomfield MI, died May 15. Melander won the 2007 Keohane North American Swiss Teams and the 2011 Truscott/USPC Senior Swiss Teams. Melander also had three second-place finishes in the Super Senior Pairs. With his NABC victory in 2007, Melander became the oldest person at […]

The Diamond team (John Diamond, Brian Platnick, Geoff Hampson, Eric Greco, Justin Lall and Kevin Bathurst)won the 2016 USBC. They will represent the U.S. at the World Bridge Games in Wroclaw, Poland  September 3-17, 2016. For more information on the event, please visit the USBF website.

The 2016 Open USBC starts Friday, May 6. Vugraph begins Sunday, May 8 on BBO. Click here to view the list of teams entered. For the BBO vugraph schedule, click here. For more information about the 2016 Open USBC, visit the USBF website at

The Honorary Member Committee is charged with the annual selection of the ACBL member or pair of members widely known throughout the membership who has given freely of his time and ability, without thought of reward and in the interest and welfare of the League as a whole. This year, the Committee has decided to […]

Jean Molnar, a veteran tournament director beloved by co-workers and players, lost her 2 ½ year battle with cancer on Friday, March 18. Molnar, a former kindergarten teacher and bridge player since age 12, started directing in the early Nineties at the suggestion of the manager of Adventures in Bridge, the club in San Diego […]

Notice of 2016 ACBL District-Wide Elections For Board of Directors, First and Second Alternate Directors and Board of Governors Representatives   2016 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 […]

Jean Molnar, a veteran tournament director beloved by co-workers and players, died of cancer March 18 night at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego. She was 73. A full obituary appeared in the Daily Bulletins from the Reno NABC:

Paul Trent, two-time North American champion and one of the great characters of the game, died Feb. 5. He was 79. Trent was a member of the winning squad in the Men’s Board-a-Match Teams (now the Mitchell Open Board-a-Match Teams) in 1969 and 1971. He was also a member of the winning team in the […]

Lavazza cruises to Vanderbilt victory – ACBL President Ken Monzingo presented the Vanderbilt Trophy to the winners of the knockout event: Alejandro Bianchedi, Diego Brenner, Giorgio Duboin, Zia Mahmood, Agustin Madala and Norberto Bocchi. Lavazza beat Cayne 164-111. Second in the Vanderbilt went to Antonio Sementa, Lorenzo Lauria, Alfredo Versace, Mustafa Cem Tokay, team captain […]

The team captained by James Melville jumped out to a 22-IMP lead after one quarter and led throughout the match in defeating the Paul Darin squad 127-75 for the championship in the NABC 10K Knockout. No competitor could have more than 10,000 masterpoints. Melville, of Springfield IL, played with Vlad Isporski of Sofia, Bulgaria; Steve […]