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Welcome to ACBL District 23
D23 at Las Vegas

2019 GNT Results  Championship Division

27.00mp   5/8

John Jones

Santa Fe Spgs, CA

Paul Markarian

Lancaster, CA

Steve Gross

Agoura Hills, CA

Jeffrey Goldsmith

Tujunga, CA

Ellen Anten

Encino, CA

Alexander Kolesnik

Los Angeles, CA

results  Flight A

19.13mp   5/8

Edward Piken

Palos Verdes Pn, CA

Joseph Viola III

Altadena, CA

Mark Leonard

Long Beach, CA

Robert Shore

Los Angeles, CA

Kevin Lane

Long Beach, CA

Results  Flight C

22.50mp   3/4

Tim Lee

Arcadia, CA

Gregory Tsien

Monrovia, CA

George Tien

Monrovia, CA

Hanna Zhuang

Alhambra, CA

Dingan Chen

Upland, CA

David Dai

Baldwin Park, CA


Second overall

12.50 Red 2 1   643.00 65.08 Marguerite PinkersSanta Clarita, CA William GlassClovis, CA


2019 GNT Final Session Results
D23 GNT Finals Open
Rank MPs
1 36.00G John Jones - Steve Gross - Paul Markarian - Jeffrey Goldsmith
2          Michael Mikyska - Mitch Dunitz - Iftikhar Baqai - Billy Cohen - Viktor Anikovich

D23 GNT Finals Flight A
Rank MPs
1 30.00G Robert Shore - Kevin Lane - Mark Leonard - Edward Piken
2             W Reynolds – G. Geremia – J. Viola III – R. Howard – H. Einberg – L. Kerr

D23 GNT Finals Flight B
Rank MPs
1 26.00G R Turner - Alyssa Kennedy - Carol Frank - Sumit Daftuar
2             Morris Jones - Michael Marcucci - Sadika Elewy - Abby Triback
23 GNT Finals Flight C
Rank MPs
1 15.00G/R Tim Lee - George Tien - Gregory Tsien - Hanna Zhuang
2 11.25G/R Tracee Dezzutti - Jeof Wyrick - Raymond Boncato - Katherine Cresto
Bridge Clubs Moving

Jousha Tree Bridge Club of Palmdale has moved to 2747 West Avenue L in Lancaster. Joshua Tree BC has games Monday and Friday at 12:30, Sunday at 1:00pm


Friendly Bridge Club of Santa Clarita has moved to the New Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, the address is 27180 Golden Valley Rd, Santa Clarita. Their games are Monday at 12:30pm.


Valencia Bridge Studio has moved to the Friendly Valley Golf Lounge. Gametime has changed to 6:00pm. Games are held every Tuesday night except the second Tuesday of the month. Call Kathy Swain 661-253-1105 for details. Space is limited and reservations highly recommended.

Directions: From South: 5 to 14 North, exit Golden Valley Rd., turn left, right on Sierra Hwy, left on Friendly Valley Pkwy.   Tell Guard you are playing bridge in the Golf Lounge.

From North: 14 South, exit Via Princessa, turn right, left on Sierra Hwy, right on Friendly Valley Pkwy.  Tell Guard you are playing bridge in the Golf Lounge.  (Do not turn on Whispering Leaves Drive)

2018/2019 ALACBU Scholarship Applications

Revised Application forms for new and renewable scholarships are available under the Scholarship tab.

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.

Tournament Results (Links to ACBL website)

Western Conference Spring Fling May 4-11, 2019


Tue August 6, 2019
NAP Qualifier - Agile BC
401 Ave D, Redondo 12:45pm
Call 310-600-4275
Tue August 6, 2019
NAP Qualifier - 750 Club
5700 Rudnick Ave. Woodland Hills 11:00am
Call 818.313.9711
Wed August 7, 2019
NAP Qualifier - 750 Club
5700 Rudnick Ave. Woodland Hills 11:00am
Call 818.313.9711
D23 Youth Day

Saturday July 6, 2019

Long Beach Regional at the Long Beach Hilton

701 West Ocean Blvd., Long Beach CA 90831

Hotel Phone = 562 983-3400

All players under 30 will play free in any event that day.  Check the tournament schedule for available games at 10AM and 3PM. 

Click here for Long Beach Flyer

A reception for players under 30, their parents, mentors and coaches. will be held at 6:30 that evening. 

  • $100 per player to the sending club of the players choice
  • Light dinner will be served. 
  • Short duplicate game. 
  • Door Prizes
  • Fun
  • Learn about D23 scholarships

Youth Day is sponsored by Mitch Dunitz and supported by Bridge Brigade.  For more information call or text John Jones at 562 843-8046. 

Learn Bridge in a Day?


For more infomation on upcoming
Learn Bridge in a Day Workshops
1. at Beverly Hills Bridge Club; Contact Nancy Heck  (phone: 323 236-2924 or email: nancyaheck@gmail.com)
2. at South Bay Bridge Club; Contact Laura  (phone: 310 738-5960 or email: south.bay.bridge.lessons@gmail.com)
3. at Long Beach Bridge Center; Contact Sharon Biederman (phone: 714 624-3455 or email: akiba1708@yahoo.com)

Come play and learn

BHBC has an evening game for novices (0-99 points) on Thursday evenings. The shortened format game begins at 7:30 pm and ends at 9:45 pm. Click for more information.

Technical Side of Bridge Directing

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