The 2022 Penticton Regional was quite successful with a total of 1657.5 tables.
The local online paper, PentictonNow.com has an interesting article, with many pictures, which you can read here.
And of course, McBruce’s Daily Bulletins have all the details, including table counts, masterpoint leaders and more!
Tournament chair Marv Norden informs us that five COVID cases were reported, four from Idaho attendees and one from a Victoria player. If you are experiencing any symptoms, please take appropriate action, such as self-testing and informing your partners and teammates.
All District 19 members in good standing were emailed an invitation to complete a short tournament survey on March 17.
By March 20 we had received 865 responses. We kept the survey open for another week and received a few more submission.
The survey is now completed. The report can be read or downloaded here.
Thank you, all of you D19 members who participated! The results will be very useful to tournament organizers in planning future sectionals or regionals.
The Grand National Teams (GNT) is a grass-roots event that begins at the club level, continues with the District Finals competition in the spring, and concludes at the Summer North American Bridge Championships. There are four flights: Open Championship Flight, Flight A, Flight B, and Flight C. The winning team in each flight at the District Finals is invited to participate in the national finals of the GNT at the Summer NABC. In 2022, the Summer NABCs will be in Providence, RI, and the GNTs Championships will be July 13-17.
Our District Finals will be held in April 2022.
Click here to register.
You’ll need a valid credit card (except for flight C, which is free).
For more information, including the April schedule, go to our GNT page.
Although it might not come as a surprise, this will confirm that the Whistler Regional Bridge Tournament, scheduled for Nov 1-7, has been officially cancelled, as of today, October 4.
As District 19’s president, Chris Cookson, explained in an emailed letter to all members:
“We had hoped to be able to return to Regionals in the District in 2021, but sadly that is not to be. We would be remiss in not acknowledging our hotel partner, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler who have worked very closely with the District in trying to run a safe and fun event. We look forward to returning to Whistler in the future. The work done by original chair Bruce Busby and his team, current chair Marv Norden, and the District Tournament Committee are also deeply appreciated. Tournament Director Matt Koltnow has worked closely with the District and his counsel has helped guide us through these difficult times. “
The 2021 District 19 NAP Finals will be a one-day, two-session event, played on BBO.
Go to our NAP page for more information.
The ACBL recently informed units and districts that all August face-to-face tournaments have been canceled due to the risk posed by the coronavirus Delta variant.
If you were planning on attending a face-to-face tournament in August, please click here to read the entire announcement.
The GNT (Grand National Team) District finals concluded on June 20th 2021.
Winners of all four flights, as well as links to results on ACBL Live can be found on our GNT page.