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Calendar for all tournaments for Unit 141 and all other District 4 events can be found on the District 4 website at www.district4.info.

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The Philadelphia Contract Bridge Association (PCBA) is Unit 141 within District 4 of the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL).

PCBA - Unit 141 Sectionals
PCBA - Unit 141 Sectionals

 

Fall Sectional Tournament

September 21-23, 2018

New Location: Germantown Cricket Club

 

  • Great New Location - Germantown Cricket Club
  • Plenty of Free Parking
  • Free Lunch Every Day
  • Bracketed Dupli-Swiss on Sunday
          (with hand records)
  • I/N Sections Every Day

Click Here for Tournament Flyer.

 

District 4 NAP Finals
District 4 NAP Finals

The District 4 NAP finals are being held in the month of October.

Click here for details, dates, locations on the District 4 website.

 

Why you want to play Bridge!
Why you want to play Bridge!

Why you want to play bridge . . .

Four bridge players from USA win $180,000 playing bridge

There are a lot of bridge tournaments in the USA and in the World for that matter. One just completed was the Yeh Bros Cup in Beijing, China. Eighteen of the world's top twenty ranked players were in attendance. The field included 28 teams from around the world and three teams represented the USA. Note that the teams can be multi-national, that is have members from other countries. 

This year the winning team was USA (Kranyak) splitting the top prize of $180,000. The winning team members (pictured above) were: John Hurd, John Kranyak, Vince Demuy, and Justin Lall. All four are top players from the USA. 

Click here for more USA Team pictures.

Click here for Yeh Bros Cup home page.

 

Lupus 2018
Lupus 2018

Bridge Tournament for Lupus

 

Save the Date:

Monday, September 24, 2018

Featuring Duplicate Bridge, Social Bridge, and Mah Jongg

Couvert $70

Play with a Pro $225

Duplicate Bridge Directed by Rich Rothwarf

For more information call 215-517-5070 or Click Here for more information.

Hosted by Green Valley Country Club
201 Ridge Pike
Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania

Director List
Director List

Need a Club Director for your Club or Special Event?

 

The PCBA maintains a list of all certified club directors in Unit 141. If you are in need of a director on a regular basis or to fill in one time, you can request a copy of the Unit 141 list by sending an email to philadelphiabridge@gmail.com. We will send you the current list. If you are a director and want to make sure you are on the list (or have your name removed), you can send an email to the same address.

North American Pairs 2018
North American Pairs 2018

NAP Club Qualifying in Full Swing

North America Pairs (NAP) is a grass roots event that starts in your local club. You quailify for the District 4 Finals by playing in a local club qualifying game and placing well or scoring at least a 50% game. The District 4 finals will be held this October (2018) in the Philadelphia area. Check the District 4 website for dates and details (www.district4.info). Club qualifying games run all of June, July, and August. 

The event is played in three flights: Flight A (open to all), Flight B (less than 2,500 masterpoints), Flight C (non-life master and fewer than 500 masterpoints).

Winners of the District 4 Finals will win money and be eligible to play in the National Finals in March of 2019 at the NABC in Memphis, TN. The subsidies to help pay for the trip (for each flight) are:

$$$$$
1st Place  $700 per player
2nd Place $300 per player
3rd Place $200 per player
4th Place $100 per player

$$$$$

John Dickenson is the District NAP Coordinator. Contact him at dickenjb@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Check the District 4 website for more details, the conditions of contest, and a link to the national conditions of contest.

Remember you have to qualify at a local club first (can be any club in the country running a qualifying game). Here is a list of all of the scheduled club qualifying games in Unit 141 that we have received so far. Check back frequently for updates. 

Click Here for current list of NAP Club Qualifying Games in Unit 141

Fragrance Policy
Fragrance Policy

District 4 Fragrance Free Policy

District 4 has a clear policy on keeping our tournaments free of strong scents. Strong scents include perfumes, any fragranced products, the smell of smoke, and poor personal hygiene. If you attend a tournament, please leave these scents behind.

Here is a link to the D4 policy on the District website.

Here is the complete text of the Fragrance Free Policy:

All Regional tournaments in District 4 are fragrance free. Players must refrain from wearing any of the following: cologne, after shave lotion, perfume, perfumed hand lotion, fragranced hair products, and/or similar products when participating in our tournaments. These fragrances can cause serious health issues for migraine sufferers and players with breathing-related problems. Strong scents, including fragrances, the smell of smoke, and poor personal hygiene violate the Zero Tolerance Policy.

 

 

 

STaC Week
STaC Week

All week at local clubs!

Click here for STaC information and results.

Silver Points and lots of Bonus Points!

Play at your local club.

Check with your favorite club for details.

Play in the NAPs

Why put the NAPs on THE BLACKLIST? Even Raymond Reddington has played in them!

To hear Red talk about his experience, Click Here

 

 

(By the way, who is Steve Lyditt?)

 

Robots for Half Tables
Robots for Half Tables

R2D2 and C3P0 New Members of Bridge Club of Center City

Half Tables Eliminated Forever

The joint efforts of Mike Giesler, David Rose, and Jay Whipple of The Common Game have made half tables at club games a thing of the past. You can just use two robots from the online website BBO to fill in anytime you have a half table.

The setup and procedure is simple. Upload the day's hand record file to BBO, start a playing table on BBO using those hands, and place two tablets or laptops on one of your regular tables to become your sitout table. When the sitout pair arrives at the table, they play the appropiate hands against two BBO robots. Scoring the hand results is the same as at all other tables - entered into Bridgemates or your standard reporting method.

The experiment has been a big success and the players love it. Interested? Click Here for article that gives all the details. 

Eight Is Enough
Eight Is Enough

Eight
Is
Enough

Eight is Enough is a format for team games that is used in some team events.

Click Here for a description of how it works.

New Events
New Events

Upcoming Events

 

There are many exciting events within easy driving distance of the Philly area. See the District 4 website for a complete listing of events in our area and plan to attend.

www.district4.info 

 

Join Mailing List
Join Mailing List

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Results

Results for Sectionals are posted below. You can also check live.acbl.org for tournament results. STaC results are posted on the ACBL website   here.  

When looking for results, be sure to click on the information and section tabs for more details.

Results
Germantown Cricket Club Morning Pairs
Germantown Cricket Club Afternoon Pairs
I/N Sectional at North Penn Morning Session
I/N Sectional at North Penn Afternoon Session
Sonny Jaspan Trophy Game
Sunday Session
Bala Sectional Saturday AM Pairs
Bala Sectional Saturday PM Pairs
Bala Sectional Friday AM Pairs
Bala Sectional Friday PM Pairs
Sunday Session
Saturday Session
Bala Sectional Sunday DupliSwiss Teams
Bala Sectional Morning Pairs
Bala Sectional Afternoon Pairs
Bala Sectional Morning Pairs
Calendar
22nd Sep 2018
Germantown Cricket Club Morning Pairs
22nd Sep 2018
Germantown Cricket Club Afternoon Pairs
23rd Sep 2018
Germantown Cricket Club Sunday Teams