LVBA Bridge (Unit 133)
Release 2.19q
Unit Game Winners

2022 "Soup"er Bowl

Winners: Bagisa and Arup Mukherjee Freda Witmer and Bryan Snapp

2021 LVBA Annual Party 

Winners (Open): Charles Campbell & James Kenny (N/S),  Thomas Kriz & Walter Bell and Karen and Stanley Yellin (Tie) (E/W)

Winners (0-500): Elizabeth Stelts & Mary Ann Sharpless


Unit Game Winners from previous Years can be found here (click link)



Calendar color key


RED - Game Cancelled


YELLOW - Upgraded Club Game

BLUE - Club Appreciation 

GREEN - Club Championship 

PURPLE - Sectional or STaC game

Salmon - Royal STaC game

Welcome to LVBA Bridge (Unit 133)
Upcoming Events


2023 Spring Sectional

Friday April 28 and Saturday April 29


Lunch Sold separately .. See flyer for details

Please join us to earn 80% silver and 20% black points at our newly formatted local spring sectional. Enjoy seeing your friends, eating a great variety of breakfast treats and snacks, and an invigorating game of bridge. For the schedule and all the information you need click this link. spring sectional.pdf.

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News from the Education Committee

We are planning to teach a course at Cedar Crest College titled “Introduction to Duplicate Bridge.” It is part of a program called Lehigh Valley Institute for Learning in Retirement (LVILR). Gwen Ritter, Jim Kenny, and Mike Kohler will be the primary instructors. The course will be held Thursday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30, starting March 9, ending May 4. There will be no classes on April 6.


We are hoping to attract brand new players, social players, and current duplicate beginners. This is our first time at this venue so we really don’t know what to expect. We will have to tailor the class to the level of the students. We hope to be able to play some hands at the end of each class, and could split the class into 2 levels at that time. We may have 2 or 3 instructors at each class to help, especially if there is a wide range of levels.


There is a $60 fee that entitles you to attend up to 3 different classes over the entire session. You need to sign up by February 27 to avoid a late fee. You can find more information at the LVILR website as follows:



This is a great opportunity for you to introduce duplicate bridge to your spouses, children, friends, and neighbors. We hope to see you March 9.

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A new evening game

A new game is being offered the 2nd and 4th Wednesday evening of each month at 7 pm starting February 8th. The game will be held at Betsy Cutler’s home, 1383 Deerfield Drive in Allentown the 2nd Wednesday and Arup and Bagisa’s home, 5009 Derby Lane, Bethlehem on the 4th Wednesday.

Partners are guaranteed.
We will play 18 boards with a $6 entry fee. Feel free to bring a snack or bottle of wine to share. 

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Last updated : Mar 28, 2023 14:57 EDT
Lehigh & Northampton Counties, PA


The Lehigh Valley is located in eastern Pennsylvania. 

 We are approximately 60 miles north of Philadelphia, and 80 miles west of New York City.

Betsy Cutler is the Unit 133 President for 2021-2023


Last updated : Jan 14, 2023 18:13 EST
Useful Links & Member Achievements
  • Barbara, Bronze LM
  • Bagisa, Silver LM
  • Barbara, Gold LM
  • Betsy, Ruby LM
  • Florence, Ruby LM
  • Gwen, Ruby LM
  • Jane, Gold LM
  • Kate, Ruby LM
  • Stan, Sapphire LM
  • Jim, Silver LM
  • Lois, LM
  • Beth, Bronze LM
  • Karen, Gold LM

ACBL Rank Achievements 2023

Silver Life Master: Beth Dimler

ACBL NLM Rank Achievements 2023

Advanced NABC Master: Barbara Dopera

Club Master: Vivian Kane, Steve Berman

ACBL Rank Achievements 2022

Diamond Life Master: Dave Kresge

Sapphire Life Master: Stan Yellin

Gold Life Master:  Karen Yellin, Peter Stoyanov, Ronnie Freeburg

Ruby Life Master: Betsy Cutler

Silver Life MasterDeb Butz, Mike Kohler, Betty Abrams


Bronze Life Master: Beth Dimler, Lee Stanley

Life Master: Lee Stanley, Beth Dimler, Craig Bailey

ACBL Rank Achievements 2021

Ruby Life Master: Kate Shumaker, Jacqualyn James, Gwen Ritter

Gold Life Master: Barbara Stabile, Jane Havighurst,

Silver Life MasterBetsy Cutler, Karen Popkave

Bronze Life MasterBarbara Berk

ACBL Rank Achievements 2020

Life Master: Lois Fuini        

Bronze Life Master: Betsy Cutler, Irish Murphy, Mike Kohler    

Silver Life Master: Sylvia Hand, Jim Kenny, Barbara Laudone, Bagisa Mukherjee    

Ruby Life Master: Florence Futcher, Frank Morgan             

Emerald Life Master: David Wachsman


ACBL NLM Rank Achievements 2022

Junior Master: Lance Rossa, Pam Rossa, Steve Berman, Vivian Kane

Club Master: Ellen Myers, Victoria Grochounski

Sectional Master: Jim Sorensen, Carol Turoczi, Rosann Behringer, Ken Haruta, John Turoczi

Regional Master: Joanne Yanek, Elizabeth Stelts, Nancy Trawin

NABC Master: Lynda Thaler, Rita Keiper

Advanced NABC Master: Jon Clemens




Useful Links on the left offers options to keep you connected to the world of bridge, help you improve your game, and generally learn about your peers in the world of bridge.

Links to the District 4 Website, ACBL, Karen Walker's Website, Richard Pavlicek's Website, Steve Robinson's articles on bridge, & BBO are included.

Last updated : Feb 23, 2023 23:03 EST
New Information

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The 2023 mentoring season will start the first week of May. If you are interested in being a mentee or mentor, sign up with a member of the Education Committee (Mike Kohler, Gwen Ritter, Mimi Lengel, Grace Sutherland, Lee Stanley, Paul Barilla, John Turoczi, Freda Witmer, or Deb Butz).


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