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Top 50 Clubs of 2014

The list of the top 50 clubs reporting the most tables for 2014.

 
2016-2017 North American Pairs (NAP)

The dates of the Unit and District Finals have been set!

To learn more about the NAP or North American Pairs, click here.

Unit Finals:

October 9, 2016 RESULTS: morning session | afternoon session

October 30, 2016 RESULTS - AVAILABLE SOON.

Distict Finals:

Qualifiers for finals

Date: Sunday January 15, 2017 -- see flyer here.

Updated 10/10/16.

 

2017 Grand National Team Announcement

2017 Flyer

The District 23 GNT will be held on March 25-26 and April 22-23 at the Long Beach Bridge Center as follows:

  • Open Flight: April 22-23
  • Flight A: March 25-26
  • Flight B: April 22-23
  • Flight C: March 25-26

This is the second of the ACBL’s “grass roots” events which begins again at the club level and continues through district qualifying events held as late as June prior to the finals. The ACBL does not reimburse teams to attend the finals, but check with your district for available district support.

For more information, click on the gold GNT Info tab on the left.

Local Team Wins Flt B Grand National Teams in DC

Down by 47 IMPs with one quarter left to play, Om Chokriwala's Flight B team (Fred Upton, Zheng Zhang, Nolan Chang, Jack Chang, and Jim Perkins) came storming back to win the fourth quarter 72-17, thereby securing a berth in the finals with a 135-127 victory.  

They played District 22's Southern California squad in the finals, where they carried a 48 IMP lead into the fourth quarter.  In an ironic turnabout, though, District 22 walloped our heroes in the fourth quarter to the tune of 63-16, resulting in a nail-biting 1 IMP win for our heroes.  Congratulations to District 23's Grand National Teams Flight B squad on their national title.

GNT - Update

Results for 2016 Open Flight, and Flights A, B and C

Listed below are the winners and runner-ups along with their masterpoints won. These teams are representing our district in Washington, DC.

OPEN FLIGHT

  • Mitch Dunitz, Billy Cohen, Ed Davis, Jill Meyers (36 MPS)
  • Robert Shore, Mike Savage, Joseph Viola III, Steve Mager (27 MP)

FLIGHT A

  • Edward Piken, Ron Feldman, William Schreiber, Viktor Anikovich (30 MPS)
  • Vic Sartor, Bill Papa, Shiu-Ming Huang, Amr Elghamry (22.5 MP)

FLIGHT B

  • Om Chokriwala, Frederick Upton, Zheng Zhang, Noland Chang, Jack Chang, James Perkins  (26 MPS)
  • Joel Schiff, Marta Monheim, R. Turner, Alyssa Kennedy, Steve Ramos Jr., Neal Kleiner (19.5 MP)

FLIGHT C

  • Sophia Chang, Lucy Zhang, Chihwen Chen, Yunkai Song, Kai Liu (15MPS)
  • Jeff Grotenhuis, Dalia Hernandez, Bruce Schelden, John Janus (11.25 MPS)
Special Notice for D23 Bridge Clubs

Learn Bridge in A Day?®

District 23 has purchased a license allowing us to give Learn Bridge in a Day? programs throughout the district and will allow units and clubs in the District to use the license at the charge of $20 per program.

The volunteer bridge teachers at the Long Beach Bridge Center have purchased most of the items you need to run a Learn Bridge in a Day program at your bridge club or unit and can supply a teacher to run the program at a nominal charge.  They can also guide you in planning and advertising the program.

This program has been successful throughout the county in bringing in new duplicate bridge players when combined with beginning bridge lessons and playing opportunities. In Long Beach, we had 40 new players attend the program and about half of them signed up for beginning bridge classes.

The Long Beach Bridge Center will be holding another program on July 10, 2016, from 9:45 am to 2:45 pm, lunch included, if you wish to view a presentation.

For more information on using the license or if you plan on attending the Long Beach program contact Sharon Biederman 714 624-3455 or akiba1708@yahoo.com.

To learn more about Learn Bridge in a Day, check out these sites and Sharon Biederman's handy pamphet:

LBIAD pamphlet

ACBL

Whirlwind Bridge

Special Feature

Over the next few months, we will be featuring a regular column entitled "Danny on Duplicate," which can be found on the first button under the Education tab at the left.

A Message from District Director Kevin Lane
A Message from District Director Kevin Lane

Welcome to District 23 of the American Contract Bridge League.  District 23 is one of 25 Districts of the ACBL.  District 23 includes all of Los Angeles County.  The District is divided into nine geographical areas.  They are:  Pomona-Covina; Glendale-Verdugo; Santa Clarita-Antelope Valley, Long Beach; Pasadena-San Gabriel Valley; San Fernando Valley, West Los Angeles, Downey-Whittier, and Torrance-South Bay.  The District is governed by the Association of Los Angeles County Bridge Units (ALACBU).  ALACBU meets three times a year at our local regional tournaments.

Using the features of this site, a person can find out about anything happening with bridge in Los Angeles and throughout the ACBL.  You can find Regional and Sectional tournaments, local bridge clubs, bridge instruction, special events like the Grand National Teams, North American Pairs and Sectional Tournaments at Clubs.  Our award-winning bridge newspaper, The Southern California Bridge News, can also be accessed from this site.

Learn Bridge in a Day?

ATTENTION NEWCOMERS!

District 23 is pleased to offer the popular Learn Bridge in a Day?®  workshop. This special class covers the fundamentals of bridge in a fun and engaging way. Participants learn basic bidding, scoring, and play of the cards. The classes are open to the public, and everyone is welcome. No experience is necessary.

The workshop is designed for beginners, those returning to bridge after long absences, social bridge players, and individuals wanting to “test the waters” before committing to formal classes. The one-day session will be followed up by a series of beginner classes and games for everyone who wishes to continue playing the game.

Upcoming Workshops in District 23

For more information:

1. The Beverly Hills Bridge Club will hold a workshop on Sunday February 12, 2017, from 1pm to 6pm. Contact Nancy Heck (phone: 323 236-2924 or email: nheck@omm.com) at Beverly Hills Bridge Club

2. Contact Laura  (phone: 310 738-5960 or email: south.bay.bridge.lessons@gmail.com) at South Bay Bridge Club

3. Contact Sharon Biederman (phone: 714 624-3455 or email: akiba1708@yahoo.com) at Long Beach Bridge Center

Updated 10/31/16

New District Director Elected

Kevin Lane has been elected to a three-year term as District 23’s representative to the ACBL Board of Directors, starting January 1, 2016.

District 23 Tournaments

District 23 Regional Bridge Tournaments


All District 23 Tournaments

Recent Results

STaC Results D22 & D23 Jan 25-31, 2016

Great Western STaC July, 2015

Great Western STaC May, 2015

GNT Results

Learn Bridge in a Day?

ATTENTION NEWCOMERS!

District 23 is pleased to offer the popular Learn Bridge in a Day?®  workshop. This special class covers the fundamentals of bridge in a fun and engaging way. Participants learn basic bidding, scoring, and play of the cards. The classes are open to the public, and everyone is welcome. No experience is necessary.

The workshop is designed for beginners, those returning to bridge after long absences, social bridge players, and individuals wanting to “test the waters” before committing to formal classes. The one-day session will be followed up by a series of beginner classes and games for everyone who wishes to continue playing the game.

Upcoming Workshops in District 23

For more information:

1. The Beverly Hills Bridge Club will hold a workshop on Sunday February 12, 2017, from 1pm to 6pm. Contact Nancy Heck (phone: 323 236-2924 or email: nheck@omm.com) at Beverly Hills Bridge Club

2. Contact Laura  (phone: 310 738-5960 or email: south.bay.bridge.lessons@gmail.com) at South Bay Bridge Club

3. Contact Sharon Biederman (phone: 714 624-3455 or email: akiba1708@yahoo.com) at Long Beach Bridge Center

Updated 10/31/16

New District Director Elected

Kevin Lane has been elected to a three-year term as District 23’s representative to the ACBL Board of Directors, starting January 1, 2016.

District 23 Tournaments

District 23 Regional Bridge Tournaments


All District 23 Tournaments

Recent Results

STaC Results D22 & D23 Jan 25-31, 2016

Great Western STaC July, 2015

Great Western STaC May, 2015

GNT Results