Julie Smith, has resigned as District 19 representative to the ACBL Board of Directors due to pressing family matters. Read her final Director’s Report here: December 2020 Report for D19.
Tim White, who was First Alternate District Director is now D19’s representative on the ACBL Board of Directors.
Many District 19 players have never heard of the Kirkwood Trophy. Yet, they are all eligible to compete for this annual award. No need to register, simply attending one (or more) of the five annual District 19 Regionals will get you on the list. Of course, if you want to win, you had better do well in all five.
You can learn more about the Kirkwood Trophy by visiting our dedicated page on the website. Just click here. Or you can use the handy search box on the top left of the page (type in Kirkwood). You can also look under D19 Tournaments in the top menu.
For those of you interested in District 19’s governance, there are several newly-posted items of interest.
The approved minutes from the Leavenworth Board meeting are now posted under Board Minutes (a sub-item of Governance).
Among other board decisions, here’s one you might like to be aware of:
Directors at sanctioned tournaments will no longer give a first Zero Tolerance warning– penalties will be immediate.
The synopsis of the Victoria Board meeting can also be found under the same heading.
And the financial statements for 2018, as well as the 4 prior years are available under D19 Financials.
The Victoria Regional is less than 3 months away. You can access tournament info and flyer on ACBL’s site.
To find out more about accommodations and transportation options, head to the tournament’s website, vicregional.ca
Players with fewer than 50 masterpoints are eligible for a free workshop on defense basics. Space is limited, so be sure to register early to avoid disappointment!
The Kirkwood Trophy is awarded to the District 19 resident who wins the most masterpoints at District regionals in a calendar year.
Jack Lee of Richmond, BC came in first in 2018 with an impressive total of 322.55 MPs.
Complete results, compiled by Bruce McIntyre, can be found here.
We all know duplicate bridge is an enjoyable pursuit. But is it more than that?
Check out this video from the Pompano Bridge Club.
The 2018 D19 Grand National Teams (GNT) Open and Flight B Finals took place March 24-25 in Everett, WA.
The winners are:
2018 D19 GNT Finals Open
2018 D19 GNT Finals Flight B
The Flight A and Flight C Finals will take place the weekend of April 14-15 in Vancouver, BC.
More information can be found on our GNT page.
The Capital City Regional Tournament is currently being held in Olympia, Wa (October 16 to 22).
You can access the tournament page here: Email Don
It contains all the important tournament information, including access to Daily Bulletins (link to McBruce’s website), scores (link to ACBL Live), photos and more.
You can also access the tournament page by selecting D19 Tournaments from the top menu.
If you’re looking for gold (but might settle for red), this is your month!
District 19 is hosting not one but two Regionals for your playing pleasure.
First, Capital City Regional is being held from Monday, October 16 to Sunday October 22 in Washington’s capital, Olympia. Read all about it in the tournament flyer.
As the tournament gets underway, this website will host a specific Olympia Regional page with results, photos and a link to McBruce’s ever-popular Daily Bulletins, henceforth only available on-line. Please go to our D19 Tournaments page for more information.
Next, the Western Canada Regional, in Whistler BC, will run from October 30 to November 5. Info can be found in this flyer.