The Women’s USBC is underway. With exactly five teams entered, the Round Robin is a “Knock-In” event. The winners of these matches will qualify for the Semifinal. The losers of these matches will play each other in a 60 board match on Tuesday, May 31. The winner of that match will qualify for the Semifinal and the loser […]

The Canadian Bridge Federation is inducting Mary Paul and Katie Thorpe into its Hall of Fame in a ceremony Wednesday, May 25. Paul and Thorpe have represented Canada in international competition a dozen times each. The CBF is also honoring Jan and Dick Anderson with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Dick served as District 18 director […]

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 […]