Bridge clubs and tournaments across the United States and Canada raised $531,332 on The Longest Day to support Alzheimer’s research and care. The most recent total shows the donations made, but still to come is the amount raised through the games played on June 21. Of these donations, the team that raised the most was […]

The Spingold Knockout Teams trophy was given to Richard Schwartz, captain of the winning team. Schwartz and company surged ahead in the second quarter of the match and fought off a late rally by Team Monaco for a 142-115 victory. The Schwartz squad included Allan Graves, Ron Schwartz, Lotan Fisher, Espen Lindqvist and Boye Brogeland. […]

The American Contract Bridge League Board of Directors is seeking qualified applicants to represent Zone 2 (Canada, Mexico and the United States) to the World Bridge Federation. Two positions will be filled at the 2014 Fall NABC in Providence in November. The term for the open WBF positions begins Jan. 1, 2015 and ends Dec. […]

In the round of 16, Bob Hamman’s team, originally the No. 18 seed, staged a late rally to narrowly beat the No. 2 Nick Nickell squad 118-115. Halfway through the match, Hamman was down 42 IMPs. Team Grue, captained by Brad Moss, prevailed against Pan Red China, led by Ze Jun Zhuang 144-101. Down 85 […]

China Red, the Chinese women’s squad captained by Wenfei Wang, won the Wagar Women’s Knockout Teams by a narrow margin – less than 2 IMPs – when a late-night appeals decision swung a handful of critical IMPs their direction. Wang, playing with Ran Jingrong, Hongli Wang, Lu Yan, Yu Zhang and Shao Hong Wu, trailed […]

A slew of higher-ranked teams was defeated by their lower-ranked counterparts in yesterday’s Spingold action. The top-seeded defending champions from Poland, who added Reese Milner and captain Hemant Lall to this year’s lineup, were taken out by Pan China Red, the No. 32 seed led by Ze Jun Zhuang, 117-106. Marty Fleisher’s team, the No. […]

Combining two 58% games in the final of the Wernher Open Pairs with a solid carryover from the qualifying round, Marc Nathan and Jose Robles won the four-session contest by a third of a board. Nathan, of New York City, and Robles, of Santiago, Chile, were playing together in an NABC event for the first […]

Winners have been announced in nine of the Summer NABC categories in Las Vegas!   Grand National Teams Championship Flight From District 9: Jeff Meckstroth, Eric Rodwell, Michael Seamon, non-playing captain Jodi Coren, Richard Coren, Kevin Bathurst and Kevin Dwyer   Goldman Flight A of the GNT From District 21: Sathya Bettadapura, Robert Thomson, Crispin […]

The American Bridge Teacher’s Association named Laura Delfeld of Austin TX the 2014 ABTA-Masterpoint Press Teacher of the Year. Linda Lee of Masterpoint Press, the co-sponsor with ABTA of the award, presented Delfeld with a plaque and monetary prize. Delfeld is a full-time teacher actively involved in Unit 207 in Austin. She teaches a weekly […]

Since the dormant ACBL Bridge Hall of Fame was brought back to life in 1995, more than 100 players have been recognized as worthy of special honors for their exploits at the table and for their contributions to the game. On Thursday night, Chip Martel, Jill Meyers, Billy Rosen (von Zedtwitz Award) and Peggy Sutherlin […]