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
Pat Lombardi (913) 306-4500
Linda Schottler (785) 539-3680
Jan Tillery (785) 478-4670
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.
Topeka player Betty Joe Morris keeps her mind active through playing duplicate bridge. She also keeps physically active playing golf. Follow this link to read about this amazing unit member who, at age 91, proves that you are only as old as you feel.
NAP qualifying games are being held at local clubs throughout District 15. Check with your local club manager for these special games. For more information about the NAP, CLICK HERE
ATTENTION Intermediate and Novice players:
Mark your calendars and plan to play in Kansas City's August I/N Sectional. This is a great opportunity to pick up some silver. This tournament is for non life masters only with 0-500 masterpoints. See flyer below in Tournament listings.
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
Oklahoma City Sectional, August 21-23, 2015. CLICK FOR FLYER
Kansas City I/N Sectional, August 28-30, 2015. CLICK FOR FLYER
Wichita Regional, September 29-October 4, 2015. Please note that Wichita is asking players who are planning to attend to pre-register for great Wichita hospitality. Follow this link to do so: http://wichitaregional.com/index.php/registration/
There is also a link to registration at the regional website: http://wichitaregional.com/
Emerald Ed--In Ed's new column, "A Pre-emption Judgement" we see that aggressive bidding is good "IF".... Read Ed's column and discover just what "IF" is.
Bridge Theory for the Practitioners--Amit is taking a hiatus from his column and focusing on his work and tournament play, Hopefully, he will resume his column in the not too distant future.
MILESTONES, WELCOMES AND FAREWELLS
CONGRATULATIONS ON NEW RANKINGS
Club Master--Becky McKibbin--Manhattan
Sectional Master--Harold Benoit--Topeka
Regional Master--Marlene Hendrick--Topeka
Silver Life Master--Vince Nordberg--Topeka
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