The 43th World Team Championships opened in Lyon, France on August 12. Competition for the Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup and d’Orsi Trophy will conclude on August 26. The Transnational Teams will be played August 21-26. The ACBL is represented by three Bermuda Bowl contenders – two U.S. teams and a team from Mexico; three women’s […]

During meetings at the Toronto NABC, the ACBL Board of Directors voted 20-5 to eliminate the Stop card for any sanctioned tournament that starts after Jan 1. You can read more about the Stop Card here from our Daily Bulletin.

Former ACBL President Virgil Anderson died June 19 at the age of 92. Anderson, who represented District 15 on the ACBL Board of Directors for many years, was ACBL president in 1994. The same year, Anderson won his sole NABC title, the Leventritt Silver Ribbon Pairs, playing with (then) fellow Board member Jayne Thomas of […]

Henry Francis, Hall of Famer and longtime editor of the Bridge Bulletin, died at his home August 1. He was 91 years old. Francis served as the ACBL’s executive editor 25 years – from 1972 to 1997. He also edited three editions of the Official Encyclopedia of Bridge, many editions of the World Championship Book […]

Spingold Trophy ACBL President Bob Heller presented the Spingold Trophy replica to team captain John Diamond after the four-man squad won 121-116 with an 8-IMP swing on the final board. Also on the squad were Boye Brogeland, Brian Platnick and Espen Lindqvist.   Roth Open Swiss The Roth Open Swiss Teams champions are Bill Pettis, […]

Sudhir Patwardhan and Steve Overholt of Etobicoke ON are the 2017 winners of the Bean Red Ribbon Pairs. Patwardhan and Overholt, who qualified fourth in Friday’s opening round, led the two-session final from start to finish, posting a 61% gamein the afternoon session and a 60% game in the evening. Their score of 832.70 put […]

For the second time, Toronto is hosting the tournament that has become Mecca for bridge players 19 and younger. It’s 10th Youth NABC, and it’s just about certain to have record attendance. Last summer in Washington DC, the number of young players jumped from 199 pre-registered to 233 total, a record. Stephanie Threlkeld, ACBL’s education […]

Joel Wooldridge and John Hurd won the Wernher Open Pairs on Thursday, finishing 2.74 matchpoints ahead of the leaders after the qualifying sessions, Piotr Nawrock and Piotr Wiankowski of Poland. Wooldridge and Hurd were sitting in third place going into Thursday’s final after scoring 66.45% and 55.83% on Wednesday. They took the lead in the […]

The squad captained by Marusa Basa of London posted a tally of 35.19 in the final of the Freeman Mixed Board-a-Match Teams to win the four-session contest by just over half a board. In second with 34.68 was the team led by May Sakr of Bryn Mawr PA. Paske of Hereford, England, Sara Bell of […]

First-time partners Julie Smith and Susan Humphries are the winners of the Wagar Women’s Pairs. The newly reformatted contest was played as a knockout team event for many years. Smith, of Vancouver BC, and Humphries, of New Zealand, won the two-day contest by 4.85 matchpoints over the Michigan-based duo of Linda Perlman and Debra Eaves. […]