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.
Our duplicate bridge community has suffered another loss. Dave Piro, a long time former member of Unit 234, passed away on November 19, 2016. Dave was a Diamond Life Master and member of the Leavenworth Duplicate Bridge Club until he moved to Overland Park. He played regularly in Leavenworth, at KVBC and in local tournaments. CLICK HERE to read his obituary.
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
STaC Week, District 15, December 5-11, 2016. Check with local clubs for scheduled games.
Kansas City Holiday Regional, Dec. 26-31, 2016, Overland Park, KS. FLYER
MILESTONES, WELCOMES AND FAREWELLS
New Members--Connie Noble--Manhattan
Vera Dodson--Lawrence (from Unit 131)
CONGRATULATIONS ON NEW RANKINGS
Junior Master--Patricia Bonine--Topeka
Mary K. Philp--Manhattan
Club Master--Betty Cleland--Topeka
Sectional Master--Nancy Epoch--Topeka
Regional Master--Hugh Vishner--Lawrence
NABC Master--Janie Barlett--Topeka
Advanced NABC Master--Jan Benson--Topeka
Ruby Life Master--Mary Fenlon--Leavenworth
Gold Life Master--Polly Schoning--Manhattan
District 15 Website
Unit 132 Website
Unit 131 Website
ACBL Convention Card Editor/Edit and print online