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Summer Sectional News

The Summer Sectional in Stamford had 416 individual players playing at 284 tables over the three days.
Special thanks to Directors David Metcalf , Bob Cole, and Joe Grill (Seven No Trump) for the great job they did resolving the issues created when the overflowing crowd resulted in an inadequate number of tables and boards. Many thanks as well to Robin Sanders and Tom Hunt of Come Play Bridge who hustled card tables to Stamford.  It was a huge effort and everyone pitched in to make sure that the game proceeded with minimal fuss and only seconds of delay.

 The winner of the CBA Governor’s Cup for most points won at the tournament was Rich DeMartino

 Here are the top ten.  As you can see it was quite close:

    1    32.61  Richard DeMartino
    2    32.17  Joel Goren
    3    32.17  Steven Huhman
    4    31.38  Frances Schneider
    5    29.39  Sonja Smith
    6    28.66  Frank Blachowski
    7    27.27  Bob Gwirtzman
    8    26.24  Lloyd Arvedon
    9    26.24  Glenn Robbins
  10    22.27  Larry Bausher


 Larry Weiss Trophy is Awarded to Mike Wavada
The Trophy
The New England Bridge Conference (NEBC), the ACBL's District 25, periodically awards the Larry Weiss Trophy. In The Bridge World magazine, the late Edgar Kaplan once said the late Larry Weiss was "the first gentleman of bridge." When Weiss, a longtime New England expert, died, his brother Stephen Weiss of Special Projects, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in New York, donated the trophy, which is inscribed, "For Grace and Skill at the Bridge Table."

Three Criteria
Weiss listed three criteria for the award:
1. Some degree of success in contract bridge during the year for which the award is made.
2. Some degree of association with New England bridge.
3. Notably, superior behavior and gracious presence at the bridge table.
The first of these is not tied to any specific event or masterpoint achievements. It requires only subjective judgement that the candidate is a skilled player. The second requires a familiar face at NEBC events.  The third speaks for itself.
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Our Congratulations:

To the Newtown Bridge Team that won the Flight A Goldman Grand National Teams in Toronto.  Read more on the Newtown Bridge Club website.


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The Kibitzer Newsletter

The Kibitzer is the quarterly newsletter of the Connecticut Bridge Association.  It contains interesting articles on a wide variety of bridge-related subjects, as well as the results of Sectional tournaments and special games. We hope you will enjoy the articles and other information contained in it. If you have any comments, or wish to contribute an article, please contact the Kibitzer Editor, Linda Starr.

Please Note:
The Kibitzer is published in PDF format. To view it you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader (or other PDF reader, such as Foxit) installed on your computer. To download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here.

Sectional, STaC and Unit-wide Game Results

All of these results will be published on this website. It will no longer be necessary to go through Club Game Results on the ACBL site to find out how you (and your competitors) did.  STaC results will be a direct link to the ACBL.
Results from our Sectionals will be available on this site by the morning the day after the game. STaCs and special games that are handled through the ACBL will take a little longer. But they should be accessible far faster than before.