D19 GNT Winners

The first half of the D19 GNT contest (Open Championship and Flight B Finals) was held on March 25 and 26 at Vancouver Bridge Centre. See winners here.

The second half (Flight A and Flight C finals) will take place at Bothell, WA on April 8 and 9. Results will be announced on this page shortly after.

Victoria Regional starts April 17

The 2017 Victoria Regional will be held from April 17 to 23 at the downtown Conference Centre, adjoining the Empress Hotel.

Starting April 17, this website will feature a Victoria Tournament Page with access to scores, daily bulletins and photos.

In the meantime, the Tournament Flyer can be accessed here: Flyer

The Tournament will also feature a comprehensive educational program, with an emphasis on enriching the tournament experience for bridge players who are “New to Duplicate”. hoping these players will find that tournaments are an exciting educational opportunity as well as a competitive adventure.

The educational program flyer can be found here: Educational Program

Kirkwood Trophy final standings for 2016

The Kirkwood Trophy is awarded by District 19 each year to the resident of District 19 who wins the most masterpoints.

This year’s winner is David Westfall of Spokane, WA.

Only open Regionals in Washington State and British Columbia are counted, and as with other masterpoint races one must be an ACBL member to qualify.

Standings are calculated at the conclusion of each Regional and placed in the Wrapup edition, as well as in the first Bulletin of the next Regional.

The current list reflects the final 2016 standing after November’s Whistler Regional. It can be found under D19 Tournaments in the top menu or accessed directly by clicking here.

Whistler Regional starting soon!

 

Enjoying the views from Whistler Peak

The Whistler Regional Tournament is starting on Monday November 7.

Find complete information on our Whistler Tournament page.

If you are driving to Whistler, please note that winter tires are mandatory on Hwy 99 (Sea-to-Sky) between October 1 and March 31. The official definition of winter tires in BC includes those with a M+S designation (check for imprint on sidewall). Full information is available in this BC government document.

For current road conditions go to drivebc.ca

Bill Gates takes on the world’s top players in the greatest computer aided bridge contest of all time

The Yeh Online Bridge World Cup

There will be an online world bridge event featuring 4 mixed teams from 3 continents. The teams are each composed of one celebrity and 5 top players. The event will be publicized and viewed online as well as have spectators at each site. Players on a team will all be playing from the same location.

The USA site is Seattle at the Silver Cloud Broadway Hotel, where the BBO team will be playing. the BBO team is: Bill Gates – Sharon Osberg, Bob Hammon – Jill Myers, Fred Gitelman – Sheri Winestock. See the schedule at http://bridgeonlineworldcup.com/team-usa-bbo/.

One of many news items: http://news.sys-con.com/node/3923262.

You are welcome to visit the event at the playing site. You can see the players and watch the play form vugraph or computers. Refreshments will be served. Of course you can watch from home but it’s more exciting to attend a session.

This is a unique chance for you to be a spectator at a unique event – to watch the famous entrepreneur Bill Gates, who will start the event by playing the first match on Monday, October 31st, competing against some of the greatest bridge players in the world. He and the other top international players on the BBO team located in Seattle will take on teams from three continents in an online contest – a contest that you will have the opportunity to view in real time at the Silver Cloud Hotel, Seattle Broadway.

This exciting three day event will start on Monday, October 31st and end November 1 midnight Seattle (and November 2 in Europe and China).  Details of the matches and times of play in Seattle can be found at http://bridgeonlineworldcup.com/team-usa-bbo/

There will be plenty of room for spectators and refreshments will be provided. You will be able to watch the action on a big screen and listen to expert commentary by Barry Rigal and Zia Mahmood as well as from other commentators located in the other venues.

This is the first time such an exciting and innovative tournament has been staged, using the latest technology that allows the players to participate using BBO and OurGame software.

More information from :

Website:  http://bridgeonlineworldcup.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bridgeonlineworldcup/
Facebook: https://twitter.com/BridgeWorldCup

(Source: Al Levy, ACBL board of Directors, WBF Executive VP)

New look for website

You might have noticed that the website looks somewhat different. Rest assured, all the content and menus are still there.

Our previous theme (which determines how the site looks like) was no longer supported, thus requiring a change. The new theme allows for a cleaner, crisper appearance and is also responsive, meaning that it works well with mobile devices.

For those of a more technical bent, the theme is based on WordPress Twentyfourteen. I have made substantive modifications to the color scheme and font sizing. In the olden days (circa 1990s) each page had to be hand coded in html. Then came cascading style sheets, javascript and other tools. WordPress themes integrate these tools and allow the website’s look to be easily changed.

Comments and suggestions can be sent to the webmaster.

Kirkwood Trophy list updated

The Kirkwood Trophy is awarded by District 19 each year to the resident of District 19 who wins the most masterpoints.

Only open Regionals in Washington State and British Columbia are counted, and like other masterpoint races one must be an ACBL member to qualify.

Standings are calculated at the conclusion of each Regional and placed in the Wrapup edition, as well as in the first Bulletin of the next Regional.

The current list reflects the standing after June’s Penticton Regional. It can be found under District MP Races in the side menu or accessed directly by clicking here.

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