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Welcome to the Westchester Contract Bridge Association, part of the ACBL's District 3 and Region 3.

Club Corner

This is where you can read about news and events happening at our local clubs.

The last week in April is Stardust Week! Clubs online and face-to-face can offer 1/4 gold points.

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Heritage Hills is playing Club Championship games May 6 and May 9. Extra points, no extra charge! And the club is holding Charity games to raise money for the Somers Food Pantry at Saint Luke's May 20th and 23rd.

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The next STaC is scheduled. Compete at your local club against players across the greater NYC area for silver points, during the week from June 3-9.

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The last STaC that started off the month of April is history. Hartes' Club, the Bridge Deck and Heritage Hills all participated, and a number of Unit 188 players did well. See the full results for the region here.

In the Royal STaC in January, strong performances brought players 1/4 gold, 1/4 red, 1/4 silver and 1/4 black points. Click here for the full results.

Going back to 2023, click here for the Royal STaC results in October and here for full results from the District 3 STaC in June.

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Heritage Hills has joined The Common Game! This means that all of the Open clubs in Unit 188 are playing under The Common Game umbrella. You can all compare notes!

Visit the Local Club section for links and information about regularly scheduled games.

 

Welcome to Unit 188
WCBA

Welcome to the Westchester Contract Bridge Association, part of the ACBL's District 3 and Region 3.

Spring in Westchester
Spring in Westchester

 

It's Time to Start Planning For Unit 188's Spring Event!

 

 

Save the date! Sunday April 28th the Unit will host a Swiss Teams competition and honor 2023's Ace of Clubs and Mini-McKenney winners, as well as holding its Annual General Meeting.

As in the past the venue will be the Beach Point Country Club in Mamaroneck.

This year the fee will be $50 per person or $200 per team, a rate subsidized by the Unit. That includes breakfast pastries and a gourmet lunch.

Last year 34 teams were in attendance. Let's aim to surpass that this year!

Entries go to Jill Marshall or Rick Rosenthal. Click here for the entry form. The application deadline is April 18th.

 

Player Performance

The lists of Masterpoint Award winners for 2023 are in!

Click here to see Ace of Clubs winners, and here for the Virtual Ace of Clubs winners, for those who play a lot online.

The ACBL website has a list of Mini-McKenney winners, that includes points won at larger tournaments. Click here to see it.

 

Well done to all for ACBL Rank Promotions in April!

Congratulations to new Ruby Life Master Patrick Soldano, new Club Master George Marchese, and new Junior Masters Patricia Coughlin and Marjorie Jacobs.

Click here for links to full ACBL information and current status for 2024 Masterpoint races.

And shout outs to those who did well in the April STaC! 

Martin Barschi and Dennis Newman topped a 130-table field from the Bridge Deck on Monday afternoon, Christopher Jobin and David Lewis, also playing at the Deck, came first in C-Strat among 77 tables Tuesday afternoon, and Joanne Jantos and Diana Kent from Heritage Hills led C-Strat with 80 tables playing on Thursday afternoon. Well done to all! 

See full results here.

In the Royal STaC in January, Melanie Appelbaum and Barbara Matas topped C-Strat in a 70+ table field on Wednesday afternoon from the Bridge Deck. 

See full results here.

And Unit 188 also saw glory in the Royal STaC in October, with Sydel Newman and Harriet Lieb at Heritage Hills topping 157 tables on Monday afternoon, while Jill Marshall and Paul Lewis at Hartes' Club did best competing in a 90-table field on Wednesday afternoon. Get the full results roundup for the October Royal STaC by clicking here. 

And more shout outs to those who did well in the latest District 3 Regionals!

Ron Gerard and Nancy Molesworth won pairs events on Monday and Wednesday. And Ron won teams events alongside Jeff Aker, Glenn Milgrim and Richard Oshlag on Tuesday and Thursday.

Other Unit 188 players scoring points included Barbara Loprete, Carol Kushnick and Susan Goldenberg.

See the full results roundup for the 2024 District 3 Winter Regional here.

 

Neighboring Events

Here's what's happening in neighboring Units:

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Are you looking for an evening FTF game? Very rare, but there's an invitational game Thursday nights in Poughkeepsie. Email Jack Parry (joparry40 at gmail.com) or click for the full New Hudson River Bridge club flyer.

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-- Spring Sectional -- May 3-5 in Poughkeepsie, NY -- click here for ACBL info.

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-- Bob Johnke Swiss Teams, Saturday May 4 in Allendale, NJ. Click here for the flyer.

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-- Newcomer and Intermediate Sectional, Saturday May 11 in Newtown, CT. Click here for ACBL info, or here for the flyer.

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-- Unit 140 holds its Spring Sectional May 17-19 in Edison, NJ. Click here for ACBL info or here for the flyer.

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-- Summer Sectional, Aug. 9-11 in Stamford, CT. Click here for ACBL info.

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-- Unit 140 holds its Summer Sectional Aug. 16-18 in Edison. Click here for ACBL info.

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-- Autumn Sectional -- Aug. 23-25 in Ridgewood, NJ.

 

 

Results
Spring in Westchester
Director: Aviv Shahaf
Region 3

We are now a part of ACBL's Region 3, made up of Districts 3 and 4.

Visit the website to see news of interest in the area, and reports from leader Joann Glasson about decisions and discussion by the ACBL board.

Grand National Teams

21 teams turned out for the 2024 District 3 GNT finals in Allendale Saturday Feb. 24.

New Jersey players dominated the leaderboard but at least 2 teams from Unit 188 came away with red points.

See results here.

District 3 Regionals

District 3 held its latest Winter Regional in Suffern January 14-18.

Ron Gerard and Nancy Molesworth won two pairs events and Ron also took two team titles alongside Jeff Aker, Glen Milgrim and Richard Oshlag. Click here for a partial results roundup, or here for a full roundown on ACBL Live.

Results from the last Summer Regional in Fairfield, NJ in June can be found on ACBL Live, or click to see results from the 2023 Winter Regional here.

And save the dates for the next regionals, July 7-11, 2024 and January 19-23, 2025.

Passings

A memorial service for Julian Laderman, who played at the Bridge Deck, took place on Sunday, Oct. 22 at Lehman College in the Bronx. 

We sadly note the passings of several other members in 2023: Joan Katz and Eva Lampert. In late 2022 we lost Kathy Fino, Cheryl Feldman and Beverly Jansen, as well as Ingrid Zablauskas Nargi.

Calendar
April 28, 2024
Spring in Westchester
Beach Point Country Club, Mamaroneck 10am
Swiss teams, AGM and honoring outstanding 2023 performances
 More Info
July 7, 2024
District 3 Summer Regional
Fairfield, NJ
District 3 Summer Regional runs July 7-11, 2024.
 More Info
January 19, 2025
District 3 Winter Regional
Suffern, NY 10am
District 3 Joan Gerard Regional runs Jan. 19-23 2025
 More Info