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Welcome to ACBL District 23
A New Year's Resolution

 It's Amen to Stayman, I give up the fight.

The insults and muddles are giving me troubles,

And I can't sleep at night for thinking of doubles!

My cards are all rotten and I have forgotten.

Who's played and what's trumps? And what's gone on my right!

So, for now it's all over - off to the back-wood

I'm bidding good-bye to Gerber and Blackwood.

I can't stand the hassle, I can't stand the pain,

I'm getting those bad cards again and again.

I'm giving up bridge - tonight's a bad night.

Declarer is horrid and nothing's gone right.

My partner's a dope and I'm losing all hope.

When she says "double," I know we're in trouble.

My points are not high, and I'm wondering why 

She kept on bidding, right up to the sky.

We're in seven spades and all my hope fades

When surprise, surprise, the high bidding pays!

We're winning all the tricks; the defenders feel sick,

And I have to admit my partner's a brick.

But I'm giving up bridge - tonight's my last night.

Farewell to conventions - I give up the fight!

So, I leave with few words but some that are true,

Bridge is a game ... not for me .... but for you.

So be kind to your partners, And don't mind their cheek.

For it's only a game,

Oh, ... and see you next week.

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.

For an update on topics Kevin addressd during his 2017 campaign: CLICK HERE.

January 8, 2021
Unit 556+ Open Pairs
BBO 12:15pm
January 10, 2021
District 23 499er Pairs
BBO 3:15pm

CC: Unit Presidents, District Presidents, ACBL Board of Directors
Dear Club Manager,
Please see this page on ACBL’s site for the organization’s considerations and recommendations regarding the return of face-to-face play at clubs. 
Thank you,
Greg Coles
Director of Bridge Services
June 5, 2020