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.
Members of units listed below may make written declaration of candidacy to the District Elections Chairman to represent their area on the District 19 Board of Directors for the term 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2019. Email declarations will be accepted.
Vancouver Island Units: 429, 431
B.C. at Large Units: 456, 571, 574
Alaska units: 425, 426, 427
Incumbents for these positions are Chris Cookson (Vancouver Island Units), Don Wallace (B.C. at Large Units), and Kathie Hoehne (Alaska Units).
A short resume and platform statement should be included in case a contested election is necessary.
Declarations may be mailed or emailed to the Director of Elections listed below.
The filing period remains open until July 15, 2016.
District 19 Director of Elections
611 West 5th St
Grandview, WA 98930
The month of June is a busy one for D19 with two regional tournaments:
First the Penticton Regional (“Canada’s Largest & Most Enjoyable Regional”), which starts on June 13 and runs through June 19.
Then, on the following week, June 20-26) the Midnight Sun Regional in Anchorage.
On June 1 we migrated the D19 website to a new server, which will result in better performance and easier maintenance. During the migration process (June 1-2) website access was unreliable.
The site is now fully operational, however should you experience any difficulties, please send an email to email@example.com with a description of the problem encountered.
This year marks the 4th annual The Longest Day fundraising event supporting Alzheimer’s disease care and research. Held on Monday, June 20, 2016, the longest day of the year, this event symbolizes the difficult journey of those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.
D19 bridge clubs who wish to participate should follow the instructions below:
For clubs in Alaska and Washington, visit alz.org/acbl and follow the prompts to officially register with the Alzheimer’s Association. Use code “ACBL” for free registration. Next, you schedule as many games as desired on Monday, June 20. All games are eligible for upgraded masterpoints. See the ACBLscore instructions for more information.
For clubs in British Columbia, register free with the Alzheimer Society of Canada.
Complete information and instructions are posted on ACBL’s Longest Day/Trump Alzheimer’s FAQ page.
The District 19 North American Pairs Finals will be held in October in Mount Vernon, WA and Vancouver, BC.
Detailed information on this important event can be found on our NAP page.
The list of D19 tournaments for 2016 has been updated with all Sectional and Regional tournaments from April to December 2016. Whenever available, links to tournament flyers are included. Please access the list from the top menu or by clicking here.
Please address any questions, queries or comments regarding the list to the Webmaster.
News flash: D19 2016 Grand National Teams Finals this weekend (April 16, 17)
Go to GNT page for more info.