ACBL Chief Executive Officer Robert Hartman has announced his resignation effective July 31, 2017. Hartman, who will be moving to Florida to take over the reins of a family business, notified the organization’s Board of Directors yesterday. The CEO praised headquarters and field staff. “Our organization also has the hardest working volunteers I’ve come across […]

Associate National Tournament Director Geoff Greene died Jan. 19 at his home in Sevierville TN. The 62-year-old, a longtime resident of the Gatlinburg area, was a Field Supervisor for ACBL tournament-directing staff in the region. A full obituary will appear in the March issue of the Bridge Bulletin. Photo courtesy of Jonathan Steinberg

Eddie Kantar is the recipient of the 2017 Sidney H. Lazard Jr. Sportsmanship Award. The selection committee explains that while the award is customarily given to an active player, they made an exception in Kantar’s case. “This year the selection committee chose to honor an icon of the game who has been a beacon of […]

Decisions of the Appeals & Charges Committee November 2016 In the matter of Fulvio Fantoni (#9682414) and Claudio Nunes (#9682473), the Appeals and Charges Committee upheld the Ethical Oversight Committee’s finding of violation of CDR sections 3.1 and 3.20. The committee affirmed the decision to expel Fantoni and Nunes from the ACBL and to forfeit […]

Longtime ACBL Tournament Director Lowell Andrews of Laguna Woods CA died December 7.  He was 88. Andrews, a Platinum LM with almost 19,000 masterpoints, was ACBL Senior Player of the Year in 2000, 2002 and 2006. A full obituary will appear in the February issue of the Bridge Bulletin.

Becker team wins Reisinger Board-a-Match ACBL President Ken Monzingo presented the Reisinger replica to the winning team: Mike Kamil, Walid Elahmady, Richard Coren, Tarek Sadek, Mike Becker and Aubrey Strul. Members of the second-place squad: Geoff Hampson, Eric Greco, Justin Lall, Kevin Bathurst, John Diamond and Brian Platnick.   Levine strong in NA Swiss final […]

Mary Jane and Michael Gladfelter started play on Friday in sixth place in the 0-10,000 Fast Pairs. A mediocre first final session dropped them to 10th place, but they came back strong in the second final session to win the event by 9.31 matchpoints on a top of 17. The winners are a married couple […]

Lee Atkinson and Mark Yaeger of Hollywood FL turned in two strong sessions in the final of the Senior Mixed Pairs to win the four-session contest by 10 matchpoints on a 51 top. In second were Bill Eason and Jane Eason of Nesbit MS. Atkinson and Yaeger play once a week at the Fort Lauderdale […]

Jeff Meckstroth and Eric Rodwell started the final day of the Kaplan Blue Ribbon Pairs in 13th place, but put together two solid sessions to win the event for the third time as partners by 47.27 matchpoints on a top of 38. The win seals the 2016 Player of the Year honor for Meckstroth. Second […]

Radu Nistor and Joan Brody narrowly captured the title in yesterday’s final of the 0-5000 Mini-Blue Ribbon Pairs, outpacing runners-up Michael Schrage and Edward Rauch by 3.5 matchpoints on a 25 top. Nistor of Sunnyside NY and Brody of Livingston NJ qualified fourth in Wednesday’s opening round and then combined a 54% in the first […]