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.
The Philadelphia Contract Bridge Association (PCBA) is Unit 141 within District 4 of the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL).
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 email@example.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.
Unit 141 May I/N Sectional (299er Pairs)
Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018
Location: North Penn Bridge Club (www.bridgewebs.com/northpenn/ )
Two sessions (must play both) at 10:00 and 2:30.
Click Here for Flyer and Registration Form.
Click Here for letter from Tournament Chairs Bill and Joan Goldstein.
Fall Sectional Tournament
New Location: Germantown Cricket Club
Exciting new location. Stay turned for details and flyer.
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.
All week at local clubs!
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Silver Points and lots of Bonus Points!
Play at your local club.
Check with your favorite club for details.
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?)
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 is a format for team games that is used in some team events.
Click Here for a description of how it works.
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.
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