ACBL’s Senior Director of Bridge Operations, Jeff Johnston, died Monday, Dec. 29. He was at home with his wife, Janice, when he passed away unexpectedly. He would have been 60 on Jan. 27. A beloved member of the ACBL family for more than 20 years, Johnston was Mr. NABC — calmly overseeing every detail of […]

Juniors will play the pros on December 21 in a set of speedball games on Bridge Base Online thanks to contributions from noted bridge player Barry Goren. As part of several auctions held on The Longest Day this year, Goren won opportunities to play speedball games with bridge superstars Bob Hamman, Curtis Cheek and Bart […]

The 2014 SportAccord Tournament starts on Thursday, Dec. 11 and will be shown on BBO Vugraph. For the Vugraph schedule with times in your time zone, click here. The event starts with a team competition on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, followed by a pairs event on Sunday and Monday, and an individual on Tuesday & Wednesday. USBF […]

Unofficial results show that Robert Levin of Henderson NV won the most platinum points in 2014 to capture the Player of the Year award. Levin scored 819.11 platinum at the three NABCs. He is the only player to top the 800-platinum-point milestone this year. The unofficial top 10 are: 1. Robert Levin, Henderson, NV                    819.11 2. […]

Sally Meckstroth’s squad won the four-session 0-10,000 Swiss Teams after starting the day in 27th place. The winners: Danny Molenaar, Bob Drijver, captain Sally Meckstroth, Nira Talova and Rene De Waele. Meckstroth’s teammates are all from the Netherlands. In second was the team led by Steve Kornegay. The rest of the team: Nancy Passell, captain […]

The Carolyn Lynch team ran away with the Keohane North American Swiss Teams. The winners: Adam Zmudzinski, Mike Passell, Lynch, Cezary Balicki and Garey Hayden. The runners-up: Marcin Lesiewski, Jacek Jerzy Kalita, Josef Blass, Piotr Tuczynski, Bartosz Chmurski and Michal Nowosadzki.

Richard Schwartz came from four boards back to win the Reisinger Board-a-Match Teams by more than three boards. The winners: Allan Graves, Richard Schwartz, Ron Schwartz, Lotan Fisher, Espen Lindqvist and Boye Brogeland. The runners-up: Steve Weinstein, Jeff Meckstroth, Eric Rodwell, Bobby Levin, coach Eric Kokish and Ralph Katz.

At the fall meeting of the Board of Directors last week, District 13’s Suzi Subeck was elected ACBL president for 2015. A life-long resident of the Chicago area, Subeck has been actively involved in bridge governance for many years, most visibly as past president of Unit 123 (Chicago) and as editor for a variety of […]

Ina Demme and Bill Kertes narrowly won the 0-5000 Blue Ribbon Pairs, edging out the second-place pair by less than a matchpoint. Demme, of Maple ON, and Kertes, of York ON, qualified mid-field for the final and scored 53.85% in the first final. A nice 61.38% game in the second final was just enough to […]

Ginny Schuett and Jeff Schuett successfully defended their title in the Senior Mixed Pairs, becoming the first pair to repeat as champions in the four-year-old contest. The Schuetts, of Riverwoods IL, qualified in 61st place, but then posted a 63.05% game in the first final session and a 59.13% in the second to win the […]