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 open sectional tournaments each year, a one day NLM sectional tournament, and a regional tournament 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.
Grant Sutton (785) 371-9223
Chris Lane (785) 766-0125
Pat Lombardi (913) 306-4500
Larry Lord (785) 410-1351
Robin Harris (785) 640-1013
Liz Gilman (785) 272-7879
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.
NEW WEBSITE FEATURE--Lessons with Liz is a series of brief (4-5 minute each) YouTube videos presented by Unit 234 member Liz Jankord and are now available on the unit website. If you wish to learn more about bridge, improve your game, or review selected topics, Lessons with Liz is a great resource. Click on Lessons with Liz in the above header to be taken to the videos. Special thanks to Jan Tillery for supplying the video links.
To see the current rank requirements, CLICK HERE if you joined ACBL prior to January 1, 2010 and have maintained continuous membership. If you joined after January 1, 2010, or let your membership lapse after that date. CLICK HERE to see the requirements that apply to you.
LINKS TO CLUB RESULTS
Ace of Hearts
Sunflower Bridge Club
Manhattan City DBC
Kaw Valley Bridge Club
TO CHECK YOUR MASTERPOINTS, CLICK HERE
UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
Many tournaments have been canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Those listed below remain on the schedule. ACBL tournament directors have been furloughed until further notice. Please check with tournament officials as to tournament status. Some I/N tournaments may be held with local directors.
Oklahoma City I/N Sectional, May 16, 2020. Click to contact Tournament Chair
Oklahoma City I/N Sectional, June 27-28, 2020. FLYER
Bella Vista Open Sectional, Bella Vista, AR. Jul 29-Aug. 1, 2020. FLYER
Bella Vista I/N Regional, Bella Vista, AR. July 29-August 1, 2020. FLYER
MILESTONES, WELCOMES AND FAREWELLS
New Members--Beth Krishtalka--Lawrence
CONGRATULATIONS ON NEW RANKINGS
Junior Master--Amit Guha--Lawrence
Mary Ellen Maxwell--Leavenworth
Club Master--Kay Kimball--Topeka
Sectional Master--Mickey Imber--Lawrence
Regional Master--Robert Seaver--Lawrence
NABC Master--Lynette Forbes--Lawrence
Advanced NABC Master--Marilyn Hardesty--Topeka
Life Master--Joane Nagel--Lawrence
Bronze Life Master--Lynn Hui--Lawrence
Ruby Life Master--Janice Hollowell--Leavenworth
Robert Bradford--Transfer to Unit 136, Dayton, Ohio
Judy Ashmore--Transfer to Unit 179, Columbia, Tennessee
Kathy Birdsall--Transfer to Unit 394, Boise, Idaho
District 15 Website
Unit 132 Website
Unit 131 Website
ACBL Convention Card Editor/Edit and print online