Unit 147, Washington Bridge League
Welcome to Unit 147, Washington Bridge League
Upcoming Unit Games

February 21, 2019  Stratiflighted Pairs (NVBA Sectional)

February 28, 2019  Stratiflighted Unit Championship

March 7, 2019  Stratiflighted Unit Championship

March 14, 2019  Stratiflighted Unit Championship

What's New?

Congratulations new life masters!  We celebrated our 2018 new life masters at the January sectional.  Read more about them on the news page.

Don Berman received the Nadine Wood Service Award for his many years of volunteer service as WBL webmaster.  Read about it on the awards page.

Congratulations WBL Trophy Race winners Brad Theurer, Peter Van Zijl, Alexander Stille, and Elliot Bernold.  See the awards page for more information.  To see where you ranked, go to the 2018 Final Trophy Race Standings page.

Hakan Berk, president of the University of Maryland Bridge Club, has sent us an update on the club's activities.  Read it on the news page.

Check out the results of our January sectional.

ABA Updates

Play bridge with our friends and neighbors at the other Washington bridge organization, the Washington Bridge Unit of the American Bridge Association.

February schedule of ABA WBU events

Cherry Blossom Tournament, March 1-3, 2019

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 four sectional tournaments and one non-life master sectional tournament 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)?

If you've never played bridge before, we'd like to show you why we love it.  With advance notice (use Contact Us), we can provide a mini-lesson before the Thursday night unit game to introduce you to the game.  If you've played rubber bridge but haven't played duplicate bridge then you're ready for our 0-20 Newcomer Game.  If you'd like a one-on-one explanation of how duplicate bridge works before you play, let us know in advance (use Contact Us) and we'll arrange for someone to help you.

Register for the Unit Knockout

Register your team of 4, 5, or 6 players to play in the 2019 Washington Bridge League Unit Knockout by February 7th.  There will be three flights:  Open, Flight B, and Flight C (non-life master/under 500), along with a 0-100 flight if there is sufficient interest.  Matches are usually played in players' homes.  See the unit knockout page for more information. 

Grand National Teams

The first weekend of open, B (0-2500) and C (0-500) competition in the District 6 Grand National Teams district final is February 16-17.  The White Oak Community Center is the sole site for the Open Flight and the northern site for Flights B and C.  Play starts at noon on Saturday, February 16th and at 11 on Sunday, February 17th.  For more information, including results from the first weekend of Flight A (0-6000) competition, go to www.districtsixbridge.org