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Welcome to Unit 147, Washington Bridge League
WBL Unit Games

The Thursday evening in-person unit game is back on a weekly schedule through the end of June 2024, with the goal of continuing to hold a weekly unit game after that if attendance grows enough to support the game. The game starts at 7:30 p.m., and is held at Ohr Kodesh Congregation, 8300 Meadowbrook Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. There are open, flight B (under 2500), and 499er games, attendance permitting, with a pre-game intermediate/novice lesson at 7:00. If you play against a masked pair, you must wear a mask if requested by one of them. 

The unit game guaranteed partner is currently suspended. If you need assistance finding a partner in advance of the game, please contact Barbara Doran at WBLpartnerships@gmail.com no later 5 pm the day of the game. You may also look for a partner at the game. Players attending the pre-game lesson may be matched after the lesson, and other players looking for a partner can let the director know.

The pre-game intermediate/novice lesson is also suspended until there is greater demand for it.

The schedule for upcoming Thursday evening in-person WBL unit games is as follows:

November 30 Stratiflighted unit championship
December 7 online on bridgebase.com (Ohr Kodesh not available)
December 14 STaC (sectional tournament at clubs--silver points)
December 21 Stratiflighted unit championship
December 28 Grand National Teams qualifier







NVBA is also holding a weekly in-person unit game through the end of of 2023.

Click here for unit game results, and click here for the unit game schedule for September through December of 2023.

Upcoming Tournaments

WBL Winter Sectional, January 18-21, 2024

NVBA Winter Sectional, February 15-18, 2024 (schedule coming soon)

Message from the WBL President

Read the latest message, dated June 2, 2023, from WBL President Hadi Abushakra about our planned return to weekly in-person bridge here.

ABA Updates

Play bridge with our friends and neighbors at the other Washington bridge organization, the Washington Bridge Unit of the American Bridge Association. For information about the Washington Bridge Unit's activities and links to other ABA events, click here.

Who We Are

The Washington Bridge League (Unit 147 of the American Contract Bridge League) covers Washington, DC and its Maryland suburbs. The Washington Bridge League holds a weekly unit game on Thursday evenings, and usually holds three sectional tournaments each year. The Washington Bridge League also holds annnual round robin and knockout competitions played in less formal settings. Come join us and play the world's greatest game! 

New to Bridge (or Duplicate Bridge)?

Many resources for new players are available on the ACBL web site.  I especially recommend the (free!) software available here.  If you're an iOS user, Tricky Bridge is a great (and free) way to learn as well.

What's New?

Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 WBL Knockout:  Bill Cole, Mark Shaw, Steve Robinson, Peter Boyd, Mike Gill, and Noble Shore!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 WBL Flight A Round Robin: Mark Chen,  Barry Bragin Brad Theurer, Hal Hindman, and Mark Laken!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 WBL Flight B Round Robin:  Terry Jones, Garry Grossman, David Goldfrank, and Elyse Grossman!

Congratulations to WBL players who attained the rank of Life Master in 2022: H. Wesley Ashendorf, Robert Bogin, Jessie Brinkley, Christopher Donnelly, Robert Ives, Kathy Kopnisky, Anne Shields, Yong Ok Son, and Krishna Tadepalli!

Check out the 2022 Mini-McKenney and Ace of Clubs winners.

Check out the WBL Life Master list updated as of June 2023.

Unit Knockout and Round Robin

The 2023 Unit Round Robin is underway. Follow the results here.