The Kibitzer

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Welcome

 To the Connecticut Bridge Association

Web Site

 

Plan to go to the 2014 Fall Nationals:

The 2014 Fall North American Bridge Championship will be held in Providence, RI from November 27 – December 7, 2014. 
 
The Providence Nationals website, www.provnabc.org, has much more information about this tournament.   It takes many people to organize and run a NABC.  If you would like to help by volunteering even for a few hours or a few days, please contact a member of the NABC committee or send an email to Brenda@ProvNABC.Org.
 
We look forward to seeing you at the 2014 Fall NABC in Providence.

Looking for something?
If it’s about bridge in Connecticut, you can find it here. By pulling down the menus from the headings at the upper left of the home page you can find the locations and times for club games and dates for upcoming Sectional and Regional tournaments. You can find Sectional results and hand records almost as soon as the game is over.


Something unique will occur on October 8 in Sturbridge. For the first time ever in America a tournament will feature both Gold Rush events and Super Gold Rush events! The Gold Rush events will be limited to players with under 750 points, as usual. The Super Gold Rush is for those with under 2500 – with two strats: 0-1500 and over 1500. Super Gold Rush events will be held on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. A Round Robin is on tap for Saturday and a Stratified Swiss for Sunday. The schedule also includes a Dinner Bell Knockout and lots of evening events. The complete schedule is posted at http://web2.acbl.org/Tournaments/Ads/2014/10/1410061.pdf.
 

New ACBL Sanctioned duplicate game

A new duplicate club-Southport Duplicate Bridge Club8-will open its doors on August 4 at 10:30 a.m. at the Pequot Library in Southport. Joan Martin is the director. (203)923-2899 or southportbridge@optimum.net. (address: 720 Pequot Ave., Southport)

New Starting Times at Sectionals
Friday and Saturday starting times will be 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., while the Sunday Swiss events will start at 10:30, aft,er the complimentary continental breakfast.  Bring your lunch!

 

NAP – North American Pairs

Each club can hold NAP (North American Pairs) games during the months of June, July and August. These games award 100% sectional rated half red/half black masterpoints. Qualifying in these games makes the participants eligible for the regional qualifying event in October.

 

The NAP event has been a major ACBL pair championship since 1979 and was originally known as the Grand National Pairs. This grassroots event is staged in qualifying rounds at the club, unit and district levels. It culminates in a final held in conjunction with the Spring NABC. The contest is run as a flighted event: Flight A (open), Flight B (fewer than 2500 masterpoints as of the June masterpoint cycle) and Flight C (non-Life Master with fewer than 500 masterpoints as of June). Please check your June Bridge Bulletin for your masterpoint total.


Notice:  New age limitations for Senior rated games

The ACBL has decided to call 'senior' anyone over 60. 
However, if you turned 55 before January 1, 2014, you have been grandfathered into the senior class. Note that Connecticut sectional sessions are all 'open', and not senior events.


Welcome Duplicate Newcomers
The November issue of the CBA Kibitzer has a list of the ACBL sanctioned newcomer duplicate games in Connecticut with contacts. We hope to see you at one of these games soon. Our goal is for you to increase your enjoyment of bridge, meet new friends, and join the many players in our state whose lives are enriched by this terrific game
.

We invite you to wander around the site. Click on Achievements and click on the Mini-McKenney or Ace of Clubs link to find out who is achieving what. Click on the top 200 in Connecticut. Maybe you’re one of that bunch. Maybe you’re close. You can also find who from Connecticut were winners at National tournaments.

Enjoy our game! Enjoy and use the CBA web site!

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, Tom Proulx.

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.