The King or Queen of Bridge Scholarship is a merit program available to a graduating high school senior that is an ACBL member who plays and promotes bridge. The ACBL Educational Foundation will present a scholarship up to $2000 to the King or Queen of Bridge. Recent winners have been cited for outstanding tournament performances plus administrative, recreational and promotional activities related to bridge.

Download this application, complete it and submit it by attaching it to an email addressed to education@acbl.org.

You may also print your completed form and mail it to:
ACBL Education Dept.
6575 Windchase Blvd.
Horn Lake MS 38637-1523

Applications must be submitted by May 31, 2019. Please email education@acbl.org with any questions you may have. Winner will be announced at the Summer NABC.

2018 King of Bridge


Reese Koppel
Metairie, La.
Over the course of eight short years, Reese Koppel has gone from knowing nothing about bridge to being one of its fiercest advocates. His enthusiasm for the game prompted the ACBL’s Educational Foundation’s selection of Koppel as the 2018 King of Bridge. He attended his first bridge camp at 15 and went on to become a camp counselor at the National Youth Bridge Camp in Carlinville, Ill., in 2017 and the Michigan Youth Bridge Camp in 2018. As a player, he is ranked as an Advanced NABC Life Master with more than 330 masterpoints. He captained a team that competed in the 2017 Junior United States Bridge Championships, and in August 2018, he claimed the Baron Barclay National Youth Open Pairs event during the Youth North American Bridge Championships in Atlanta. Koppel attends Yale University, where he studies statistics and data science.

Previous winners:

2018 – Reese Koppel
2017 – Richard Jeng
2016 – Burke Snowden
2015 – Amber Lin
2014 – Adam Kaplan/Allison Hunt
2013 – John Altman
2012 – Murphy Green
2011 – Blake Sanders
2010 – Thomas Walsh/Adam Grossack
2009 – Nicholas Flores
2008 – Jeremy Koegel
2007 – Andrew Dubay
2006 – Sam Katz
2005 – David Banh
2004 – Robert Glickman
2003 – Scott Waldron Jr
2002 – John Kranyak
2001 – Erin Anderson
2000 – Gavin Wolpert
1999 – Ari Greenberg
1998 – Josh Heller
1997 – Joel Wooldridge
1996 – Kent Mignocchi
1995 – Tony Melucci
1994 – Sam Hirschman
1993 – Eric Greco
1992 – Frederic Pollack
1991 – Andrew Moss
1990 – Eric Sutherland
1989 – Brad Moss
1988 – Holly Zullo
1987 – Rich Pavlicek Jr.
1986 – Martha Benson Katz
1985 – Adair Gellman
1984 – Jim Munday
1983 – Billy Hsieh
1982 – Steve Weinstein
1981 – Doug Levene/ Steve Cochran
1980 – Tony Marks
1979 – Regina Barnes
1978 – Matt Franklin
1977 – Marc Franklin
1976 – Warren Spector
1975 – Bobby Levin
1974 – Jeff Meckstroth
1973 – J Merrill