The 15th World Bridge Games open in Wroclaw, Poland on Saturday, Sept. 3. Bridge play begins on the Sunday. The games, formerly the World Bridge Team Olympiad, are held every fourth year in the same year as the Summer Olympics. WBF member countries are invited to send one team to participate in each of […]

Do you know someone who should be the 2016 Goodwill Member of the Year? Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Goodwill Member of the Year. We invite you to nominate an outstanding fellow ACBL member from your bridge community who qualifies. The honorary title shall be presented to the ACBL member who has […]

Report of the ACBL Ethical Oversight Committee In the matter of disciplinary charges against Fulvio Fantoni, Player No. 9682414, and Claudio Nunes, Player No. 9682473, the Ethical Oversight Committee unanimously finds: Overwhelming evidence establishes that charged parties Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes engaged in collusive cheating. Pursuant to the ACBL Code of Disciplinary Regulations 4.1.8a, […]

The Moss team (Sylvia Moss-Michael Seamon, Sheri Winestock-Brad Moss, and Sue Picus-Alex Ornstein) prevailed over the Manfield team (Melanie Manfield-Bill Pettis, Debbie Rosenberg-Michael Rosenberg, Sally Woolsey-Kit Woolsey) in an exciting final match in the 2016 Mixed USBC, which selected the USBF team for the World Bridge Games in Wroclaw, Poland. Scorecards with board by board […]

Fleisher grabs Spingold Trophy ACBL President Ken Monzingo presented the Spingold Trophy replica to Martin Fleisher, captain of the winning team. With them are Chip Martel, Brad Moss, Joe Grue, Sabine Auken and Roy Welland. Runners-up in the Spingold Knockout Teams were Dominik Filipowicz, Geir Helgemo, team captain Pierre Zimmermann, Tor Helness, Franck Multon and […]

Paul Hattis and Jim Orleans won the Bean Red Ribbon Pairs, defending the title they first won in 2015. Hattis, of Newton MA, and Orleans, of Boca Raton FL, were second after Friday’s qualifying round and scored 64% in the first final session to take the lead in the event. The second final session yielded […]

Edmund Wu got a late birthday present whe his team won the 0-5000 Mini-Spingold two days after he turned 26. They defeated the team of Robert Bernstein 151–146. Wu of San Francisco played with Jesse Chao, also of San Francisco, Alex Dezieck of Taipei, Taiwan, and Zhou “Jimmy” Wang of Jersey City NJ. William Zhu […]

A pickup team won the 0–1500 Micro-Spingold, the first win in a limited national event for all four players. The team of Curt Kristensen were 160–131 winners over Winston Chang’s squad. The winners came from far-flung locations: Kristensen lives in Duluth MN, Greg Sellgren in Henderson NV, Brian Rink in Denver CO and Ti Davis […]

The Montreal-based duo of Kamel Fergani and Fred Pollack won the four-session Wernher Open Pairs last night, parlaying a strong carryover from their victory in the qualifying round with two 58-plus percent games in the final sessions. In second were Brian Glubok of New York City and David Treitel of Miami FL, who finished one […]

The squad led by Sheila Gabay won the Freeman Mixed Board-a-Match Teams, narrowly edging out Barbara Ferm’s squad by 0.20. Gabay, of Newton MA, played with Victor King of Hartford CT and Linda Lewis and Paul Lewis of Las Vegas. Ferm, of Dallas TX, played with Jacob Morgan of Madison WI, Jill Meyers of Santa […]