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.
CONGRATULATIONS to Polly Schoning and Jim Stewart who had an 80% STaC game at the Sunflower Bridge Club in Topeka on Wednesday!
District 14/15 STaC Results--CLICK HERE
Unit 234 Election--the annual election will take place in Topeka on July 18, 2015 at the Woman's Club--information below. All unit members in good standing are encouraged to vote,
For information on voting, CLICK HERE
For information about nominees, CLICK HERE
For an absentee Ballot, CLICK HERE
The Annual Unit 234 Election and Game will take place at the Topeka Woman's Club. The event will be a two session pairs game starting at 10 am. Cost is $28 and includes lunch. Reservations required by July 17th. CLICK HERE to email Jan Tillery for reservations.
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, Districts 15/14, June 8-14, 2014. CLICK FOR PARTICIPATING CLUBS, OR CHECK WITH YOUR CLUB MANAGER.
Tulsa Regional, Tulsa, OK, June 15-21, 2015. CLICK FOR FLYER
Emerald Ed--In Ed's new column, "Creative Action", the eternal question at KVBC, "What would Grant do?" arises once again. Read Ed's column and find out the answer.
Bridge Theory for the Practitioners--Amit is taking a hiatus from his column and focusing on his work and tournament play, Hopefully, he will resume his column in the not too distant future.
MILESTONES, WELCOMES AND FAREWELLS
CONGRATULATIONS ON NEW RANKINGS
Junior Master--Mary J. Griffith--Manhattan
Advanced NABC Master--Mike Kelly--Topeka
Chad Guendelsberger--Leavenworth (via Weston)
District 15 Website
Unit 132 Website
Unit 131 Website
ACBL Convention Card Editor/Edit and print online