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
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.
CALL FOR NOMINEES--The Unit 234 Board of Directors is looking for members who would like to serve the unit as members of the unit board. Nominees must be members in good standing (dues paid and no disciplinary issues concerning ACBL). There are four positions that need to be filled in the upcoming election. If you are interested in running, or would like to nominate someone, please contact a member of the nominating committee--Lois Clark, Chair, Eldon Herd, and Klee Zaricky. If nominating a fellow member, please be sure that they are willing to run for office.
LINKS TO CLUB RESULTS
Ace of Hearts
Sunflower Bridge Club
Kaw Valley Bridge Club
TO CHECK YOUR MASTERPOINTS, CLICK HERE
UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
Salina Section Wichita I/N Sectional, Wichita, KS. March 28-29, 2015. CLICK FOR FLYER
Oklahoma City I/N Sectional, Oklahoma City, OK. April 4, 2015. CLICK FOR FLYER
Emerald Ed--We all know that no matter how good a player you are, there is an element of luck to playing bridge. See an example in Ed's latest column.
Bridge Theory for the Practitioners--"Under-Ruffing as a Strategic Play"--In this column, Amit discusses situations wer under-ruffing can be the best pay for either defense or the declarer. Read his column to find out when it may be best to "sluff a trump" when it just doesn't seem the normal play to make.
MILESTONES, FAREWELLS AND WELCOMES
CONGRATULATIONS ON NEW RANKINGS
Junior Master--Robert Bradford--Lawrence
Club Master--Marilyn Hardesty--Topeka
Regional Master--Jan Benson--Topeka
NABC Master--Sharon Kriss--Manhattan
Silver Life Master--Janice Hollowell--Leavenworth
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