Monterey Clambake Regional
January 1-7, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Monterey CA will host the Monterey Clambake Regional.


Roger SmithACBL San Diego NABC Board Meetings Report

By Roger L. Smith
District 21 Director

 

There were many important ACBL issues discussed in the ACBL Board of Directors meetings held at the beginning of the Fall North American Bridge Championships (NABC) just held in San Diego and I will get to them later. It was great to see so many District 21 players enjoying the tournament. The San Diego facility and location were very good. ACBL management is already looking at openings for future NABCs so we can return to that location. While our location in San Francisco is definitely considered one of the best, San Diego now has a good location, too. Many in ACBLland are now looking forward to our west coast NABC in San Francisco in the Fall of 2019. Read More.....


Palm Springs Regional
Rancho Mirage CA
December 11-17, 2017
Results

  • CHARITY SWISS TEAMS BRACKET III Mark Tang - Ron Lien - William Ng - Subba Ravipudi CHARITY SWISS TEAMS BRACKET III Mark Tang - Ron Lien - William Ng - Subba Ravipudi
  • CHARITY SWISS TEAMS BRACKET V Barbara Maniscalco - James Maniscalco - Barbara Hopewell - Ilene Grabel CHARITY SWISS TEAMS BRACKET V Barbara Maniscalco - James Maniscalco - Barbara Hopewell - Ilene Grabel
  • CHARITY SWISS TEAMS BRACKET VII Fred Smith - Linda Smith - Judy Alvord - Betty Hinchman CHARITY SWISS TEAMS BRACKET VII Fred Smith - Linda Smith - Judy Alvord - Betty Hinchman
  • KNOCKOUT TEAMS BRACKET I David Grainger - Billy Miller - Mitch Dunitz - Adam Grossack KNOCKOUT TEAMS BRACKET I David Grainger - Billy Miller - Mitch Dunitz - Adam Grossack
  • KNOCKOUT TEAMS BRACKET II Marie Garin - Robert Garin KNOCKOUT TEAMS BRACKET II Marie Garin - Robert Garin
  • SIDE GAME Sherman Gao - Junko Hemus SIDE GAME Sherman Gao - Junko Hemus
  • GOLD RUSH PAIRS Linda Smith - Connie Provost GOLD RUSH PAIRS Linda Smith - Connie Provost
  • NEW LIFE MASTER Bonnie Butler, Sun Lakes, Ariz. NEW LIFE MASTER Bonnie Butler, Sun Lakes, Ariz.
  • NEW LIFE MASTER Christine Garner, Chandler, Ariz. NEW LIFE MASTER Christine Garner, Chandler, Ariz.
  • NEW LIFE MASTER Dwaine Hawley, Huntington Beach NEW LIFE MASTER Dwaine Hawley, Huntington Beach
  • NEW LIFE MASTER Sue Blom, Indio, Calif. NEW LIFE MASTER Sue Blom, Indio, Calif.
  • OPEN PAIRS Mark Itabashi - Suresh Mahajan OPEN PAIRS Mark Itabashi - Suresh Mahajan
  • SIDE GAME Judith Gangi - Fran Steele SIDE GAME Judith Gangi - Fran Steele
  • CHARITY SWISS TEAMS B Kenneth Zanio - Carol Zanio - Helene Dykes - Andrew Dykes CHARITY SWISS TEAMS B Kenneth Zanio - Carol Zanio - Helene Dykes - Andrew Dykes
  • KNOCKOUT TEAMS BRACKET III Dwight Hunt - David Lodge - Claude Le Feuvre - [Allan Palansky] KNOCKOUT TEAMS BRACKET III Dwight Hunt - David Lodge - Claude Le Feuvre - [Allan Palansky]
  • KNOCKOUT TEAMS BRACKET IV Linda Hanson - Dorothy Mersereau - Janet Tainty - David Johnson KNOCKOUT TEAMS BRACKET IV Linda Hanson - Dorothy Mersereau - Janet Tainty - David Johnson
  • KNOCKOUT TEAMS BRACKET V Robert Flynn - June Threlkeld - Martin Kumer - Susan Israelson KNOCKOUT TEAMS BRACKET V Robert Flynn - June Threlkeld - Martin Kumer - Susan Israelson
  • KNOCKOUT TEAMS BRACKET VI Steve Sanderson - Kathy Bergman - Maultin Mathias - David Comfort KNOCKOUT TEAMS BRACKET VI Steve Sanderson - Kathy Bergman - Maultin Mathias - David Comfort
  • KNOCKOUT TEAMS BRACKET VII Kris Wong - Dolores Mackinnon - Hinda Gilbert- Gail Gabiati KNOCKOUT TEAMS BRACKET VII Kris Wong - Dolores Mackinnon - Hinda Gilbert- Gail Gabiati
  • KNOCKOUT TEAMS BRACKET VIII Donna Hofer - Bonnie Butler - Karin Hansen - Christine Garner KNOCKOUT TEAMS BRACKET VIII Donna Hofer - Bonnie Butler - Karin Hansen - Christine Garner
  • GOLD RUSH PAIRS Judee Woodbury - Zack Woodbury GOLD RUSH PAIRS Judee Woodbury - Zack Woodbury
  • SWISS TEANS B Michael Abeles - Barbara Federman - Michaele Olesen - Ron Payton SWISS TEANS B Michael Abeles - Barbara Federman - Michaele Olesen - Ron Payton
  • SWISS TEAMS D Dahl Leonard Cannons - Julie Nestibo - Grace Brown - Marlene Mahoney SWISS TEAMS D Dahl Leonard Cannons - Julie Nestibo - Grace Brown - Marlene Mahoney
  • KNOCKOUT TEAMS BRACKET IV David Pinge - Cristi Nelson - Susan Minder - Douglas Minder KNOCKOUT TEAMS BRACKET IV David Pinge - Cristi Nelson - Susan Minder - Douglas Minder
  • KNOCKOUT TEAMS BRACKET V Pete Bowman - Christine Hall - Sharon Peterson - Earl Peterson KNOCKOUT TEAMS BRACKET V Pete Bowman - Christine Hall - Sharon Peterson - Earl Peterson
  • KNOCKOUT TEAMS BRACKET VII Ann Matthews - Mary Bujanovich - Darlene Macdonald - Sharon Aspenberg KNOCKOUT TEAMS BRACKET VII Ann Matthews - Mary Bujanovich - Darlene Macdonald - Sharon Aspenberg
  • OPEN PAIRS Leo Bell - Joseph Kivel OPEN PAIRS Leo Bell - Joseph Kivel
  • OPEN PAIRS X Abby Triback - Sadika Elewy OPEN PAIRS X Abby Triback - Sadika Elewy
  • SIDE GAME Thomas Carmichael - Sylvia Shi SIDE GAME Thomas Carmichael - Sylvia Shi
  • KNOCKOUT TEAMS BRACKET XIII Gail Gabiati - Dolores Mackinnon - Hinda Gilbert - Kris Wong KNOCKOUT TEAMS BRACKET XIII Gail Gabiati - Dolores Mackinnon - Hinda Gilbert - Kris Wong
  • KNOCKOUT TEAMS BRACKET XV Salim Bhimji - Carol Hanson - Willy Suriano - Larry Shannon KNOCKOUT TEAMS BRACKET XV Salim Bhimji - Carol Hanson - Willy Suriano - Larry Shannon
  • KNOCKOUT TEAMS BRACKET II Lee Barton - Lucille Barton - Judith Gartaganis - Nicholas Gartaganis KNOCKOUT TEAMS BRACKET II Lee Barton - Lucille Barton - Judith Gartaganis - Nicholas Gartaganis
  • KNOCKOUT TEAMS BRACKET III Doug Hansford - Susan Peters - Sheila Sache - Donald Sache KNOCKOUT TEAMS BRACKET III Doug Hansford - Susan Peters - Sheila Sache - Donald Sache
  • SWISS TEAMS BRACKET IV David Abelow - Martha Roth - Robin Rodger - Belton Allen SWISS TEAMS BRACKET IV David Abelow - Martha Roth - Robin Rodger - Belton Allen
  • SWISS TEAMS BRACKET V Muriel Becker - Bob Robinson - Mary Goulet - Mary Emory SWISS TEAMS BRACKET V Muriel Becker - Bob Robinson - Mary Goulet - Mary Emory
  • SWISS TEAMS BRACKET VII Liang Fan - Russell Van Cleve - Weishu Wu - Alex Chen SWISS TEAMS BRACKET VII Liang Fan - Russell Van Cleve - Weishu Wu - Alex Chen
  • SWISS TEAMS BRACKET VIII Murali Nair - Carmen Duffek - Eva Berlin - Monique Greene SWISS TEAMS BRACKET VIII Murali Nair - Carmen Duffek - Eva Berlin - Monique Greene
     


District 21 Regional Report

By Pam Hughes
ACBL District 21 Tournament Manager

Hi all! Hope you’re enjoying the Holidays! You know what the best part is? Right after they wind up, we all go to Monterey for the Clambake Regional. It’s many people’s favorite tournament of the year, for good reason!
In 2018 we are lucky enough to be able to hold five (rather than our usual four) regionals. I want to get the details to you so you can get these wonderful tournaments on your calendar. Read More....


District 21 2018 GNT

By Jackie Ortiz
District 21 GNT Coordinator

Yes, it is time to pre-register for your GNT on our D21 net page under GNT. This event starts in February, 2018, but it is never too early to pre-register. All GNT information and conditions of contest are available now. jackieo@sonic.net


District 21 NAP Reminder!

By Jackie Ortiz
District 21 NAP Coordinator

District 21 Finals are: Flight A: January 20-21, Bayshore Bridge 1300 Bayshore #168, Burlingame; Flight C: January 21, Bayshore Bridge 1300 Bayshore #168, Burlingame; Flight B: February 3, San Jose Bridge 1190 S. Bascom #105 San Jose.
jackieo@sonic.net 707 758- 5716.


Master Solvers Panel

By John Swanson
Lancaster, California

Thanks to problem solvers: Bart Bramley, Paul Ivaska, Jill Meyers, Alan Mould, Rick Roeder, Bill Rosen, Jim Tritt, and David Weiss. The problems this month are from the last few boards of the finals of the Bermuda Bowl contested earlier this year. France (Bessis, Combescure, Lorenzini, Quantin, Rombaut, Volcker) had just extended their lead over the United States (Fleisher, Grue, Martel, Moss, Pszczola, Rosenberg) to 33 IMPs when this situation arose: Read More.....


The I/N Crowd

By Rod Bias
Phoenix, Arizona

Points? Schmoints!
& Ho-Hum Hands


“Only an idiot counts points! Why don’t you learn to use your head?”

Dorothy Hayden (Truscott) was one of the greatest bridge players - ever. She won four world bridge championships and 26 North American Championships. No wonder she is in the Bridge Hall of Fame. She famously used the expression, “Points, Schmoints!” in her title for chapter seven of her best-selling book Bid Better, Play Better. Marty Bergen later used it as the title for a whole book (also a best seller). Mrs. Hayden-Truscott explained that a player dealt and opened 1♥ with this hand: ♠AQ4 ♥A1085432 ♦6 ♣108. His left hand opponent (LHO) passed. Partner raised to 2♥. RHO (duh?) bid 2♠ and the opener bid 3♥. Pass. Pass. Pass. “Even a half-wit could scarcely fail to take ten tricks with this hand,” wrote Dorothy. Read More...


Sleeping on the Couch

The continuing misadventures of Dave playing bridge with his wife, Anne

By Dave Caprera
Denver, Colorado

Return on Equity

In poker, “equity” is a measure of your likelihood of success. Stated differently, it is the average amount of money that a particular hand would win if the specific situation were repeated a large number of times. Assume you are dealt two aces (the best possible starting hand) and your opponent is dealt 7-2 unsuited (the worst possible starting hand). You are at a great advantage. Your equity is large. Your opponent’s equity is small. What you actually win is the return on your equity. A poker player with a good hand will bet to protect his equity. A poker player with little equity will likely fold. Read More....


Improve Your Play

By Larry Matheny
Fort Collins, Colorado

Blabbermouth

While aggressive bidding is often rewarded, players must realize their actions provide valuable information to the opponents. Here is a hand from a recent teams game Read More....


 

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