The team captained by Stan Tulin, apparently third after all the scores were posted in the Mitchell Board-a-Match Teams, discovered that an opponent had entered an incorrect score on one of the boards. The new score turned a zero into a win, enough for Tulin and company to jump into first place by .14 boards. […]

The team captained by Dori Byrnes narrowly edged out two other squads to win the Marsha May Sternberg Women’s Board-a-Match Teams. Byrnes, of Morris Plains NJ, played with Beth Palmer, Chevy Chase MD, Lynn Deas, Schenectady NY, Sylvia Shi, Rockville MD, and Li Yiting, Herndon VA. It was the first NABC title for Byrnes, and […]

After years of poor attendance in the Wagar Women’s Knockout Teams and the Machlin Women’s Swiss Teams, the ACBL Board of Directors unanimously decided at last week’s meetings to remove both events from the NABC lineup. The Wagar KO will not be played at the 2017 Summer NABC. The Machlin Swiss will be played for […]

The team captained by Mike Cassel, lying third in the 0-10,000 Swiss Teams with two final sessions to play, blitzed the leading team in the second round on Sunday  and took the lead for good on their way to winning the event by 11.78 victory points. Cassel, of Roseville MN, played with Barry Purrington, Eagan […]

Marion Michielsen and Zia Mahmood, in third place to start play in the two final sessions of the Nail Life Master Open Pairs, had two solid sessions to win the event by 75.17 matchpoints on a top of 64. Second place went to Tom Hanlon, Dublin, Ireland, and Leslie Amoils, Toronto. The victory is the […]

ACBL has converted to a new software program in order to more securely create computer-generated deals. In making the announcement, Robert Hartman, the organization’s chief executive, calls Big Deal the world standard when it comes to bridge dealing programs. “Big Deal is widely used throughout Europe and in World Bridge Federation events,” says Hartman. “All the boards in play at the Fall NABC in Orlando will use the new […]

Online entries for NABC+ and NABC pair events at the 2016 Fall NABC in Orlando are now available through Bridge Winners. There is no fee for this service. Your credit card will be charged the appropriate entry fee at the conclusion of each event. Prices for NABC team events (including limited NABC events) are per […]

Betty Ann Kennedy, a five-time world champion and member of the ACBL Bridge Hall of Fame, died Oct. 30. The 86-year-old lived in Shreveport LA. Kennedy, who held 16 NABC titles and 14 second-place finishes, was known for her genteel Southern charm, an attribute that earned her the Sidney H. Lazard Jr. Sportsmanship Award in […]

The Yeh Online Bridge World Cup, showcasing the world’s best bridge players and biggest personalities, premieres Oct. 31 at noon EST on BBO. The three-day, live online show also features a top-class team of analysts who provide voice and text commentary. Live-streaming action starring four powerhouse teams based in Seattle, Turin and Beijing will be […]

Beloved caddy master Jackie Matthews of Roseville CA died Tuesday. She was 80 years old. “Mom” to thousands, Matthews was the tournament director responsible for recruiting and supervising caddies for nearly three decades. By her reckoning, she worked with at least 6000 caddies, some of whom graduated to become star players in the game. “I’ve […]