Our primary purpose is to conduct tournaments and other special events where duplicate bridge players can compete in a friendly atmosphere. A high priority is placed upon ethical play and zero tolerance of unacceptable behavior. Generally, we conduct one or two sectional tournaments each year, and a split regional tournament with Amarillo, Texas every other year. We also hold both qualifying games and a unit final for the North American Pairs Championship. Unit winners may go on and compete in the District 15 final. Winners of the District 15 final are eligible to compete in the national finals.
Our goal is to further the game of duplicate bridge under the auspices of the ACBL. In addition to tournaments and special events, we offer games at our member clubs that are open to all levels of players. Lessons focused on helping the novice or intermediate player develop their game are sometimes offered at some clubs. All of our games, tournaments and special events are sanctioned by the ACBL.
Individuals with some experience playing bridge in a social setting will find that there are a few differences in duplicate bridge, primarily scoring and the use of new bidding conventions. You will participate in a game where your score depends upon how well you and your partner play each individual hand compared to other pairs playing the identical hand--no more hoping for good cards. Those without any knowledge of bridge will discover the enjoyment of participating in a game that truly challenges the mind.
All players are welcome to play or kibitz at any of member club locations within our unit. Come and see what duplicate bridge is all about. Membership in the ACBL is not required.
If you wish to become a member of the ACBL, information is available from any of the club managers listed below.
Chris Lane (785) 838-3196
Mary Fenlon (913) 651-7036
Sue Danker (785) 537-1701
Liz Gilman (785) 272-7879
Robin Harris (785) 640-1013
Information on scheduled games and club locations may be found by clicking on the club page links in the above header.
For further information, or to comment or report any problems with this website, please use the Contact Us form by clicking on the link in the above header, or send an email to the unit webmaster.
DIRECTOR PLEASE--Please take a moment to read this article from Phyllis Harlan, District 15 Representative to the ACBL Board of Directors. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ARTICLE.
LINKS TO CLUB RESULTS
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UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
*****************BRIDGE BITE #30*********************
This week's article again deals with defense. Brian Gunnell discusses how Count Signals can serve to help defeat the opponents contract.
*******************A GOD OR A FOOL****************
In this new hand, Ed provides analysis of a hand where the declarer depended upon his knowledge of his opponents defensive signals to determine his line of play. See whether or not the declarer made his 3NT contract.
***********YOU GAVE HIM A RUFF AND A SLUFF!***********
How many times have you heard this said at the bridge table? when it comes from your partner, you want to crawl under the table. and, when you say these words to your partner, you wonder what ever possessed him to commit this transgression.
This week, Amit focuses on just when giving the opponents a ruff and a sluff may be the best play to make. Read his new column and find out when. You just may find that it makes sense to break the rules once and a while.
MILESTONES AND WELCOMES
CONGRATULATIONS ON NEW RANKINGS
JUNIOR MASTER--Jane Benson
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
David Young--Transfer In--Manhattan
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