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
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.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS--Volunteers are needed to help out with the upcoming NABC in Kansas City. Volunteers are needed for registration, information, partnership and awards desks. If you can help, please call, text or email Jim Urich at 913-526-8257, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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THANK YOU--A big thank you to Mary Locniskar for serving as tournament chair for our February sectional. And thank you to the volunteers who worked hard to make this tournament a success.
DON'T FORGET--The 2017 Spring NABC will be held in Kansas City, March 9-19. If this is your first NABC you may want to read the welcome brochure ACBL has put together. To view the brochure, CLICK HERE. There will be many opportunities to earn red and gold points. Links to the full schedule and I/N schedule listed below under "UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS AND SPECIAL EVENTS".
ATTENTION ALL NLMs: There are many opportunities to earn silver, red and gold points in March and April. Several tournaments limited to 0-500 NLMs (silver points) 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
Springfield, MO Sectional, March 3-5, 2017. FLYER
Kansas City, MO Spring NABC, March 9-19. 2017. FLYER
Wichita 0-500 NLM Sectional, April 1-2, 2017. FLYER
Columbia, MO, I/N 0-500 (NLM) Sectional, April 14-16, 2017. FLYER
Fun and Games 0-500 NLM Sectional, OKC, OK, April 22-23, 2017. No flyer available.
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
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Unit 132 Website
Unit 131 Website
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