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D 17 Scorecard
D17 Scorecard is now a digital only publication. Until now it arrived in your mail as a newspaper. In a lot of ways it is now much easier to read. You can skip to any article that interests you. It is completely portable, so you can read it on your computer, tablet, or cell phone.
District 17 now has both an Apple and Android "app" for ScoreCard. Load this free application and get instant access to the current edition of ScoreCard, the D17 bi-monthly magazine.
Answers to many of your questions about duplicate bridge, the types of games we hold, scoring, the difference between MPs and IMPs, and much more.
The Bridge Center closes with D11 School District.
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The Lucile Godfrey awards are presented to the Knockout winners in Flights. Lucile Godfrey was a founding member of Unit 360 in the 1950's. She was a club director and bridge expert in her day. She was the only Colorado Springs player ever to win a national championship and had the most master points of any player in the Springs with 3000 master points back in the day before master point inflation. She was a strong supporter of the effort to build the Bridge Center. Lucile died in 1980 at the age of 84 (From the recollections of Bob Wingeard).
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2018 Lucile Godfrey Winners
Jim McRae; Tom Baesl; John Dukellis; Gordon Jensen
Fred Cannon; Don Washburn; Robin Spaulding; Jean Washburn
Chris Champion acception for Wendy Turk. Presented by Unit 360 VP Kim Caley
The Gazette Telegraph Rotating Overall Points Winner Trophy is awarded to the player in Unit 360 who won the most master points at our Sectionals. This trophy has been around since the mid-1960's. Dick Dutcher, a club director, wrote a weekly bridge column for the Gazette Telegraph and the paper presented the trophy to Unit 360 during that time. The Colorado Springs Gazette was last called the Gazette Telegraph in 1978.
The Memorial Unit Trophy is given to the players with the most points in Unit games in Flights A, B, and C. The Memorial Trophy (actually a plaque on the entrance wall) was first awarded in 1972 in memory of Elaine Suhrke, one of the club founders. In 2002 the trophy was rededicated in memory of all the Unit 360 bridge players who are no longer with us. (From Rick Olson's June 2010 Kibitzer article).
Memorial Trophy Winner 2017
Flight A—Davis Bennett
Flight B—Davis Bennett
Flight C—Davis Bennett
The Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs recognizes achievement at the club level. Shanbrom, a Grand Life Master from Tamarac, Florida, won her category twenty times. Only masterpoints won in clubs are counted in these races. The totals exclude points won in special games such a North American Pairs, Grand National Teams and Sectional Tournaments at Clubs (STaCs). Online points are also not included. A player is in a category based on his/her masterpoints at the beginning of the year.
Ed Texel, Fred Cannon, Jim McRae, Toshiko Yingst, Kim Caley, Mel Levine, Joe Luk. Awards presented by Unit 360 VP Kim Caley.
2017 Ace of Clubs Award Ed Texel, Fred Cannon, Jim McRae, Toshiko Yingst, Kim Caley, Mel Levine, Joe Luk
Patricia S Calhoon
Edith Joy Brown
by Unit 360 VP Kim Cal
The Mini McKenney Masterpoint Contests recognize the ACBL members who win the most points in their respective catagories. The races are named for former ACBL Chief William Mc Kenney. A player is in a category based on his/her masterpoints at the beginning of the year.
William McKenney (1891-1950) gained fame as a bridge columnist, philanthropist and administrator. In 1927 he helped found American Auction Bridge League (ABL). He became chairman of its committee on laws and then executive secretary in 1928. He continued as secretary of both the ABL and the ACBL until 1948. Mc Kenney founded National Laws Commission in 1932 and chaired it 1935-48. Several times Mc Kenney contributed his privately earned income to the ABL and ACBL. In 1929 he founded Bridge Supplies, Inc., which sold trophies, scoring supplies and other merchandize; he donated this corporation to the ABL in 1936. He founded both the ABL and the ACBL charity programs. He devoted nearly all of his time to the bridge leagues. He won the ABL National Open Pairs in 1929.
-from The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge, 6th Edition
Tom Goings, Mary Olson, Ed Texel, Chris Champion, Fred Cannon Jim McRae, Barbara Kaiser, Kim Caley, Toshiko Yingst
C Phoebe Lostroh
Online points are won in ACBL sanctioned games/tournaments played online on Bridge Base or OK Bridge or Swan Games. A player is in a category based on his/her masterpoints at the beginning of the year.
Jason Thebe, Mary Olson, Robin Spaulding Joe Luk, presented by Unit 360 VP Kim Caley
Marilee Van Arsdale