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.
SAD NEWS: Our unit has suffered the loss of another member. Nancy Epoch, of Topeka, passed away on January 30, 2018. She will be missed by all who knew her.
ATTENTION ALL NLMs: There are many opportunities to earn silver, red, and gold points in the next few months. 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.
And don't forget, we have another upcoming STaC week coming up Jan. 29- Feb. 4, 2018.
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
Oklahoma City Hot Shots 0-300 Sectional, Feb. 10-11, 2018. FLYER
Prison City Sectional, Feb. 16-18, 2018, Leavenworth, KS.
Emporia Sectional, Feb.23-25, 2018. Emporia, KS. FLYER
Southwest Missouri Sectional, March 2-4, 2018, Springfield, MO. No flyer available.
Kansas City, MO NLM Sectional, March 23, 2018. FLYER
Midwest City, OK Regional, April 2-8, 2018. FLYER
Kansas City Spring Sectional, April 13-15, 2018. FLYER
MILESTONES, WELCOMES AND FAREWELLS
New Members--William Cowgill--Lawrence
Mary Ellen Maxwell--Leavenworth
CONGRATULATIONS ON NEW RANKINGS
Junior Master--Connie Noble--Manhattan
Club Master--Larry Lord--Manhattan
Sectional Master--Sally Henry--Topeka
Regional Master--Louis Ferkol--Topeka
NABC Master--Richard Bryan--Linwood
Advanced NABC Master--Jett elmer--Topeka
Life Master--Mike Kelly--Topeka
Silver Life Master--Lois Clark--Lawrence
Janis Schaeffer--Manhattan (Transfer in from Unit 514, Bakersfield, CA
Linda Randall--Transfer to Unit 128, Florida
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Unit 132 Website
Unit 131 Website
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