Robert “Bob” Wallace 1947–2014 Bob Wallace, an ACBL Tournament Director from Indianapolis IN, died Oct. 6 in a boating accident near Galveston TX. The 67-year-old had worked for the ACBL since 2003. Wallace was also the chief tournament director for the American Bridge Association. The Houston Chronicle reported that Bob Wallace and his wife, Cassandre […]

The first qualifying stage of the Collegiate Bridge Bowl starts today and runs from Oct. 1 – Dec. 31. During each of these months, registered teams must complete two matches. At the end of this stage, the top two teams will qualify for a trip to the Chicago NABC to compete in the finals for […]

The ACBL Educational Foundation has named Adam Kaplan and Allison Hunt the 2014 King and Queen of Bridge. The award recognizes graduating high school seniors for their playing record and overall participation in the bridge community. Each winner receives a $1000 scholarship. Kaplan, based in New Port Richey FL, has already piled up an impressive […]

Dear ACBL members, ACBL Headquarters re-opened Tuesday, September 23, in a limited capacity. Many technical issues are still being addressed, and the staff is working to return phone calls and emails as quickly as possible. The flood damage was quite extensive. The building was completely shut down for more than a week as water was […]

Dear ACBL Members, On Sept. 11, Governor Phil Bryant of MS declared a State of Emergency due to the severe flooding in Desoto County, MS. ACBL Headquarters in Horn Lake MS experienced extensive damage from the flood and will be closed completely until Tuesday, Sept. 23. Fortunately, field, club and tournament operations will not be […]

The fourth edition of the SportAccord World Mind Games Online Tournament begins on September 15 and runs through November 15. The tournament, featuring Bridge, Chess and Go, is being organized by SportAccord in partnership with RSportz, the community-based global sports network, and online platforms BridgeBase Online, Chess.com and Pandanet. Registration for the online tournament is […]

Aug 11-16, eight teams competed in the CBF’s Canadian Women’s Team Championships to determine the country’s Venice Cup contender for next year’s world championships in Chennai, India. The winners were Isabelle Brisebois, Sandra Fraser, Kismet Fung, Francine Cimon. The silver medal went to Katie Thorpe, Ina Demme, Joan Eaton and Karen Cumpstone. For other results […]

After taking on Sweden in the final round of the Damiani Cup in the 15th World Youth Team Championships, Team USA 1 finished in second place with a score of 237.5 IMPs to 185. The championship final, which is played over 84 boards, broke on Friday with Sweden leading 153.5 to 135. Game play resumed […]

With 28 deals left to play, Sweden has an 18.5 IMP edge over USA1 in the under-21 series at the World Youth Team Championships. The championship final, which is played over 84 boards, broke on Friday with Sweden leading 153.5 to 135. (Sweden earned a 4.5 IMP carryover when they beat USA1 in their head-to-head […]

North America’s sole surviving medal hope at the World Youth Team Championships — the under-21 USA1 team– is assured of at least a silver medal by virtue of their victory over France 130.5 to 110. USA1, competing for the Damiani Cup in the under-21 series, comprises Kevin Rosenberg, Oren Kriegel, Ben Kristensen, Chris Huber, Nolan […]