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
Sue Danker (785) 537-1701
Liz Gilman (785) 272-7879
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.
Unit 131 will be printing out a new directory that contains player information for both Unit 131 and 234. If you were listed in the 2013 directory you will be included in the 2015 directory. If there are any changes to your information, please make sure they are updated with ACBL. Newer players must opt-in to be included. Contact your club manager for more information.
LINKS TO CLUB RESULTS
Ace of Hearts
Sunflower Bridge Club
Kaw Valley Bridge Club
TO CHECK YOUR MASTERPOINTS, CLICK HERE
UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
Oklahoma City Regional, OKC, OK. April 27-May 3, 2015. CLICK FOR FLYER
Overland Park Sectional, Overland Park, KS, May 15-17, 2015. CLICK FOR FLYER
Wichita Sectional, Wichita, KS. May 29-31, 2015. CLICK FOR FLYER
Emerald Ed--In Ed's new column, "The Reverse Dog Walk", he reviews a memorable hand where the opponents slowly walked the declaring side into an impossible contract. Read his column to see just how.
Bridge Theory for the Practitioners--"Under-Ruffing as a Strategic Play"--In this column, Amit discusses situations where under-ruffing can be the best pay for either defense or the declarer. Read his column to find out when it may be best to "sluff a trump" when it just doesn't seem the normal play to make.
MILESTONES, FAREWELLS AND WELCOMES
Patricia Dorsey--Topeka (transfer in from Unit 132)
Mark Elster--Lawrence (transfer in from Unit 131)
CONGRATULATIONS ON NEW RANKINGS
Junior Master--Bennet Goeckner--Lawrence
Club Master--Alan Swarts--Lawrence
Sectional Master--Marilyn Hardesty--Topeka
Regional Master--Angie Davidson--Lawrence
Bronze Life Master--Jeremy Martin--Lawrence
District 15 Website
Unit 132 Website
ACBL Unit 131
ACBL Convention Card Editor/Edit and print online