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
Pat Lombardi (913) 306-4500
Larry Lord (785) 410-1351
Robin Harris (785) 640-1013
Jan Tillery (785) 478-4670
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.
There are several upcoming tournaments that are relatively close and/or within our district to include our upcoming sectional. Check the list below for more information.
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.
TO SEE WHERE YOU STAND among the 177 members of Unit 234, go to the MP List page. Updated on June 10.
LINKS TO CLUB RESULTS
Ace of Hearts
Sunflower Bridge Club
Manhattan City DBC
Kaw Valley Bridge Club
UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
Hutchinson KS Sectional--Jan.19-20, 2024 FLYER
St. Louis I/N Regional/Open Sectional--Jan. 12-14, 2024. FLYER
Free State Frozen Sectional, Lawrence, KS--Feb. 16-18. FLYER
Hot Shots Sectional Tournament (0-750 NLM), Oklahoma City, OK--Feb. 17-18, 2024. FLYER
Emporia, KS Sectional--Feb. 29-Mar. 2, 2024. INFO
St. Louis Unit 143 Bridge Tournament--Mar. 16-17, 2024. FLYER
CONGRATULATIONS ON NEW RANKINGS RECENTLY ATTAINED (UPDATE IN PROGRESS)
Junior Master--Lillian Reed--Lawrence
Club Master--Gay Durner--Lawrence
Sectional Master--Beth Krishtalka--Lawrence
Regional Master--Marcia Hill--Lawrence
Advanced NABC Master
Bronze Life Master--Nancy Huck--Topeka
Silver Life Master--Lindy Purvis--Lawrence
Ruby Life Master--Don Childers--Lawrence
Emerald Life Master--James Flesher--Topeka
District 15 Website
Unit 132 Website
Unit 131 Website
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