Jean Molnar, a veteran tournament director beloved by co-workers and players, lost her 2 ½ year battle with cancer on Friday, March 18. Molnar, a former kindergarten teacher and bridge player since age 12, started directing in the early Nineties at the suggestion of the manager of Adventures in Bridge, the club in San Diego […]

Notice of 2016 ACBL District-Wide Elections For Board of Directors, First and Second Alternate Directors and Board of Governors Representatives   2016 Election Timetable Each member of the ACBL in good standing, and at least 18 years of age, desiring to be a candidate for District Director, First Alternate Director, Second Alternate Director of Board […]

Jean Molnar, a veteran tournament director beloved by co-workers and players, died of cancer March 18 night at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego. She was 73. A full obituary appeared in the Daily Bulletins from the Reno NABC: http://cdn.acbl.org/nabc/2016/01/bulletins/db10.pdf

Paul Trent, two-time North American champion and one of the great characters of the game, died Feb. 5. He was 79. Trent was a member of the winning squad in the Men’s Board-a-Match Teams (now the Mitchell Open Board-a-Match Teams) in 1969 and 1971. He was also a member of the winning team in the […]

Lavazza cruises to Vanderbilt victory – ACBL President Ken Monzingo presented the Vanderbilt Trophy to the winners of the knockout event: Alejandro Bianchedi, Diego Brenner, Giorgio Duboin, Zia Mahmood, Agustin Madala and Norberto Bocchi. Lavazza beat Cayne 164-111. Second in the Vanderbilt went to Antonio Sementa, Lorenzo Lauria, Alfredo Versace, Mustafa Cem Tokay, team captain […]

The team captained by James Melville jumped out to a 22-IMP lead after one quarter and led throughout the match in defeating the Paul Darin squad 127-75 for the championship in the NABC 10K Knockout. No competitor could have more than 10,000 masterpoints. Melville, of Springfield IL, played with Vlad Isporski of Sofia, Bulgaria; Steve […]

In a close race, Victoria Gromova and Tatiana Ponomareva edged out their competitors to win the Smith Life Master Women’s Pairs. The top four pairs were bunched within a board when the bell sounded. Gromova and Ponomareva, both from Moscow, compiled four solid sessions – 65%, 59.50%, 56% and 58% – and needed every point. […]

Disappointed to have lost in the second round of the Vanderbilt Knockout Teams, Jeff Meckstroth and Eric Rodwell took their frustration out on the field in the Silodor Open Pairs, winning the event by 92 matchpoints on a 90 top. Second place in the event went to Phyllis Fireman and John Kranyak. “It’s good to […]

Jenni Carmichael and Greg Humphreys crushed the field in the Rockwell Mixed Pairs, riding a magic first qualifying day to a three-board win. Everyone else was playing for second. Carmichael, from Kennesaw GA, and Humphreys, from Charlottesvillle VA followed up their 75% and 69% sessions Tuesday with a 65.93% afternoon and 60.51% evening yesterday. Their […]

Ben Kompa and Robert Thorstad, representing District 7, started slowly in the President’s Cup North American Pairs Flight C but finished with a flourish to win the event by 25.79 matchpoints on a top of 25. Second place went to Laurie and James Herchenroeder of Harrodsburg KY (District 11). Kompa is a junior at the […]