In a four-way game of musical chairs, it was Parisians Thomas Bessis and Cedric Lorenzini who finished in the winner’s seat when the Norman Kay Platinum Pairs came to a close. Bessis and Lorenzini, the runners up in last year’s contest, entered the last day of the three-day contest as the event leaders. Two above-average […]

A squad of Pennsylvanians so thoroughly controlled the 0–10,000 Swiss Teams they had the event clinched after the penultimate round. Barry Gorski and Albert Bingaman Jr. from Reading, Bill Parks, Macungie and Deepak Khanna, Blandon amassed 136 VPs, to outdistanced the runners-up by almost 25 points. The Gorski team led the field going into the […]

It took a while, but Mark Aquino finally won his first North American championship after several close calls. The District 25 president and Shome Mukherjee parlayed two strong sessions in the Baldwin North American Pairs, Flight A, to win the event by a board and a half on a 13 top. The Boston-area players are […]

The 7th European Open Bridge Championships will be held in Tromsø, Norway June 27-July 11, 2015. The event, organized by the European Bridge League in cooperation with the Norwegian Bridge Federation, will feature medal events for Mixed, Open, Women and Seniors pairs and teams and special EBL team and pairs events. Registration starts March 1, […]

Online entry sales for the 2015 New Orleans NABC are now open. Advance entries can be purchased through the Bridge Winners website for the first day of the following events: Norman Kay Platinum Pairs Lebhar IMP Pairs 0-10,000 Swiss Teams Leventritt Silver Ribbon Pairs 0-10,000 Knockout Teams Vanderbilt Knockout Teams Rockwell Mixed Pairs Silodor Open Pairs Smith […]

Garey Hayden, a Grand Life Master from Tucson AZ, died February 5. Hayden was the eighth-ranked all-time masterpoint holder with more than 46,000 masterpoints. He won five world senior titles and 10 North American Championship titles. A full obituary will appear in the April Bulletin.

Notice of 2015 ACBL District-Wide Elections For Board of Directors, First and Second Alternate Directors and Board of Governors Representatives   2015 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 […]

Howard Weinstein has been named the winner of the 2015 Sidney H. Lazard Jr. Sportsmanship Award. Sidney Lazard Sr., who serves as the selection committee’s chairman emeritus, said of Weinstein, “Howie works very hard at bridge, and he does it a way that makes bridge a more pleasant experience for everyone.” In response to being […]

Ernesto d’Orsi, president of the South American Bridge Federation and a top World Bridge Federation administrator for more than three decades, died on Jan. 9 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He was 78. The former engineer and businessman was involved in the organization of every world championship from 1996 to the 2014 tournament in Sanya, China, […]

ACBL’s Senior Director of Bridge Operations, Jeff Johnston, died Monday, Dec. 29. He was at home with his wife, Janice, when he passed away unexpectedly. He would have been 60 on Jan. 27. A beloved member of the ACBL family for more than 20 years, Johnston was Mr. NABC — calmly overseeing every detail of […]