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Houston NABC - Spring 2009


Special Bridge News Segment

During the recent Spring NABC in Houston, Texas, local TV station, KTRK, Channel 13, covered the NABC by filming and interviewing several attendees of the event. KTRK also sent crews to film local Houston bridge teachers and players. The station aired a special segment about the game of bridge on Friday, March 20, 2009. Click here to view a recording of that broadcast.

The Best of Bridge

Thirty one years ago, my Aunt Rosalie called me. "Peggy. Weíre having a sectional tournament in Tulsa. Why donít you fly down here? Iíll get partners and teammates for you." Rosy knew I was a budding duplicate player; I took the plunge into tournament bridge. Read More...

Seeing Red

Your Roaming Reporter photographs juniors and seniors, newbies and elites, players and kibitzers. But Ė a bridge hand? Well. If the bridge hand is the one that Patty Tuckerís team dealt at the table Ė none, AKQJ10865, AKJ92, none - itís deserving of a photograph! Read More...

Second Time Around

After grabbing their first NABC title in 2006ís Rockwell Mixed Pairs, Karen Walker and Tom Kniest triumph with a second victory in Houston. Read More...

The Cardturner

"Oh, I’d be happy to meet you for an interview." Louis Sachar, award winning children’s author and screenplay writer is friendly and polite. "We need to make certain, however, that I’m able to get my bridge games arranged." Read More...

Rising Stars

Names like Hamman, Zia, Meckstroth, Rodwell, Passell and a few others are familiar to tournament bridge players everywhere. The stars of our universe, they glitter from above. Read More...

First Timers!

Peggy Kaplan caught up with Diane and Larry Henson of Minnetonka, MN playing in their first unrestricted national event at an NABC – the Mixed Pairs in Houston. Diane and Larry made it to the final sessions! Day number two proved to be tougher going than the first. Nevertheless, this partnership at the table and in life enjoyed every moment. Read More...

Young Love

Another report from Peggy Kaplan at the Spring NABC in Houston Texas:

Following the Sunday, March 14th, afternoon session, several players attended a seminar about love – love of the game of bridge. These folks are volunteers who wish to become more knowledgeable about teaching young people to become bridge players. Patty Tucker, ACBL Youth Bridge Coordinator, welcomed bridge teachers from around the country. Among the many people I met were: Read More...

Hollywood Squares - Bridge Style

Was Eric Rodwell a classical pianist before becoming a professional bridge player?
Which Square Celebrity won a national pair event with Zia?
What convention is the bridge world’s favorite?
And – the ubiquitous – who has had more marriages? Elizabeth Taylor or Grant Baze? Read More..

Astronaut Greg Johnson Lands at NABC

NASA Astronaut, Gregory Johnson, former Pilot of STS-123 Endeavor was a big hit on Friday, March 13th, at the Spring NABC in Houston. A large crowd was on hand as Johnson presented the ACBL with a playing card, the Ace of Spades, that traveled with him for 6.6 million miles in space. The STS-123 orbited the earth 250 times in 15 days and 18 hours. Read More...

Silodor Open Pairs

ACBL’s roaming reporter, Peggy Kaplan, is back at it again — capturing all the excitement of the 2009 Spring NABC in Houston, Texas. The photo gallery Read More...

Farewell to Grant Baze

Michael Whitman and Tipton Golias, longtime partners and dear friends of Grant Baze, gathered a large contingent of partners, teammates and friends at the Spring 2009 NABC in Houston on Friday, March 13th, to say goodbye to a towering presence (literally!) in the bridge world. Read More...