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
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.
UNIT ELECTION: It's time for the annual Unit Election. There are currently 4 candidates running for positions on the Unit Board of Directors. The Election Game will be held in Topeka on July 22nd.
CLICK ON "ELECTION" IN THE ABOVE HEADER FOR VOTING INFORMATION AND TO PRINT AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
UNIT ELECTION GAME--July 22nd at the Topeka Woman's Club. This will be a 2-session pairs game with lunch provided. Cost: $25. Game starts at 9:30 am. Reservations required. Email Liz Gilman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 785-272-7879. Come early to cast your ballots.
ATTENTION ALL NLMs: There are many opportunities to earn silver red and gold points this summer. Review the events listed in the UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS AND SPECIAL EVENTS section below for specifics. Several tournaments limited to NLMs will be held in District 15. Attendance may be limited and reservations may be required, so be sure to review the flyers.
There are some new rankings awarded by the ACBL, and many of our unit players have been recognized for their accomplishments at the bridge table. Their names are listed below. 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
Unit Election Game, July 22nd, Topeka Woman's Club
Summertime Regional Bridge Tournament, July 10-16, Tulsa, OK. FLYER
Fun and Games 0-99 Sectional, July 22-23, Oklahoma City, OK.
No Flyer Available.
Bella Vista NLM Regional and Sectional, August 4-6, Bella Vista, AR.
OKC Summer Sectional, August 18-20, OKC, OK. FLYER
Leavenworth NLM Sectional, August 26, Leavenworth, KS. FLYER
MILESTONES, WELCOMES AND FAREWELLS
New Members--Cathy Daicoff--Lawrence
Suzanne Geib, Topeka (Trans. from Unit 128, FL)
Gary Morrison--Olathe (Trans. from Unit 131, KCK)
CONGRATULATIONS ON NEW RANKINGS
Junior Master--Tom Shields--Manhattan
Sectional Master--William Fleissner--Lawrence
Regional Master--Arloine Lindgren--Topeka
NABC Master--Janie Barlett--Topeka
Advanced NABC Master--Marilyn Hardesty--Topeka
Life Master--Lynn Hui--Lawrence
Diamond Life Master--Amit Chakrabarti--Manhattan
District 15 Website
Unit 132 Website
Unit 131 Website
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