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.
Many of you already know that Jan O'Connor was admitted to KU Medical Center with a tumor on her heart. She is awaiting the results of a biopsy, and should know the results in a day or two. In the meantime, she is lobbying her doctors to permit her to return to Lawrence. Please keep Jan in your thoughts and prayers as she faces another serious health problem.
CALL FOR NOMINEES
The annual Unit Board election is approaching. If you are interested in running for a position, please contact Jason Smith of Topeka.
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
Midwest City, OK Regional, May 9-15, 2016. CLICK FOR FLYER
Overland Park Sectional, May 27-29, 2016. CLICK FOR FLYER
Sunflower Regional, June 21-26, 2016. Topeka, KS. CLICK TO REGISTER
Emerald Ed--Decisions, decisions. The game of duplicate bridge is full of them. In Ed's new column, we see how making "A Decision" just so happened to land him in a grand slam contract. Read his column to see how he got there and whether his decision was the right one.
MILESTONES, WELCOMES AND FAREWELLS
CONGRATULATIONS ON NEW RANKINGS
Junior Master--Pamela Bales--Alma
Club Master--Graham Rose--Manhattan
Jan Darting--Baldwin City
Sectional Master--Robert Bradford--Lawrence
NABC Master--Jan Tillery--Topeka
Advanced NABC Master--Nancy Huck--Topeka
Life Master--Ken Gudenkauf--Topeka
Silver Life Master--Shirley Reese--Lawrence
Ruby Life Master--Dave Chipman--Lawrence
Sapphire Life Master--Amit Chakrabarti--Manhattan
Julia Dalton--Back from Unit 131
Bob Dailey--Transfer to Unit 131
District 15 Website
Unit 132 Website
Unit 131 Website
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