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Join us for our Re-opening National Tournament - November 30 - December 6, 2021

About the American Bridge Association, Inc. (ABA)

The American Bridge Association (ABA) was formed in 1932 by black tennis players at Buckroe Beach, Virginia; During this time, blacks were excluded from most bridge events. The desire to compete in the sport of tennis, despite the racial barriers of the time, resulted in the creation of the American Tennis Association in 1916. The Association often held its matches on college campuses such as Hampton Institute, now Hampton University, and Lincoln University, where adequate facilities were available. One such championship event was held at Hampton in 1932. The participants in the first tournament were Dr. John L. McGriff, Portsmouth, VA; Drs. E.L. and L.L. Downing, Roanoke, VA; Dr. Furlong, Fayetteville, NC; and Dr. W.E. DuBissette, Endfield, NC, who later moved to New York and became the first president of the American Bridge Association. .  This group was responsible for the creation and organization of the ABA, and sponsorship of the first national bridge tournament at Buckroe Beach, VA (Souvenir Journal, Buckroe Beach, VA)

Membership Meeting

The virtual membership meeting scheduled for June 16th, was postponed due to the death of the president's wife, Rosemary Bickham. The meeting will be rescheduled on a later date. A email will be sent to all members with an email address and notices placed on our website, ababridge.org.

Bridgebase Online Game Schedule
Bridgebase Online Game Schedule
Swiss Teams Added to BBO Schedule

ABA WILL HOLD ITS FIRST SWISS TEAM EVENT WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2021

The Swiss Team Game will now be a part of the ABA/BBO line-up. It will be scheduled once a month on the 4th Wednesday. The playing fee is $2.00 and you will win both ABA and BBO points. Teams are limited to four (4) players and play 4 rounds/5 boards per round/6 minutes per board.

Calendar
July 29, 2021
Midwest Bridge Unit Benefit
BBO
11:00 AMEST
July 29, 2021
Under 1200 Open Pairs
BBO
2:30 PMEST
July 29, 2021
5:30 PM ABA Pairs
BBO
5:30 PMEST
July 29, 2021
8:00 PM Open Pairs
BBO
8:00 PMEST
July 29, 2021
11:00 PM Open Pairs
BBO
11:00 PMEST
Results
Metropolitan BU NY
U/300 Open Pairs
5:30 PM ABA Pairs
8:00 PM Open Pairs
11:00 PM Open Pairs