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2021 Winter Delaware State Championship Online Tournament Winners

Congratulations to the Winter 2021 Delaware State Champions!

Flight A: Terry Patton
Flight B: Judy Cronin and Debbie Schenkel (tie)
Flight C: Stefan Haroldsson

[photo credit for Terry with his as-yet-undelivered trophy: Kristin Haroldsdottir]

 

Here are the top 15 players in each flight after all 9 weeks.

Results and hand records:
Week 1 games:  Flight A, Flight B, Flight C
Week 2 games:  Flight A, Flight B, Flight C
Week 3 games:  Flight A, Flight B, Flight C
Week 4 games:  Flight A, Flight B, Flight C
Week 5 games:  Flight A, Flight B, Flight C
Week 6 games:  Flight A, Flight B, Flight C
Week 7 games:  Flight A, Flight B, Flight C
Week 8 games:  Flight A, Flight B, Flight C
Week 9 games:  Flight A, Flight B, Flight C

Selfies submitted by some of the participants

 

David Venetianer wins NAOBC 0-5000 Knockout

On July 22, Unit 190's own David Venetianer won the North American Online Bridge Championships (NAOBC) 0–5000 Knockout Teams event as part of team "Mr. 1700 and Friends".  In addition to David the team included Eric Gentleman (Captain), Richard Franklin (David's longtime friend and partner), Paul Holmes, AJ Stephani and Isaac Stephani.   This was a four-day knock-out event with a single match each day.  In a remarkable performance, the Mr. 1700 and Friends team never trailed in any quarter of any of their matches throughout the event. They defeated the defending champions in the final round.  Please join us in congratulating David on his victory!

Come join us for the 2021 Southern Delaware Sectional Tournament, to be held at the Epworth United Methodist Church  in beautiful Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Oct. 21-23!

It will be an opportunity to play “face-mask-to-face-mask” bridge and enjoy the game live again.

Proof of vaccination is required and masks are required full time except when taking a drink.

No food or drinks will be provided but you can bring your own drinks into the playing area. There will be plenty of break time for lunch at a local restaurant or you can bring your own and eat outside or in the church lobby.

Please join us and continue the process of bringing “live” bridge back! Make sure and bring your wheelbarrow to bring home the silver!

And please let us know by email to sectional@unit190.org if you're planning to attend. It's not required, but it will help us plan.

                You can read the event flyer by clicking here.  Keep your eye on this website for the latest information.

DSBA 2021 Annual Meeting

The Delaware State Bridge Association will hold its ANNUAL MEETING virtually on September 14, 2021 at 7:15 PM.

ACBL members in Unit 190 are asked to attend and vote their approval or disapproval of the following slate of candidates: Kim Holm, Sally Humphrey, Mark Nehra, Trina Williams, Rick Rowland and Richard Popper. If the slate is approved, then additional nomination(s) will be taken from the floor to elect one more Board member.

The following members are returning to the Board to complete their two-year term (2020-2022): Harold Jordan, Soley Kristjansdottir, Mark Henderson, Ala Hamilton-Day, William Herdle and Tom Tully. The Board appointed Rohan Mandayam to complete Debbie Schenkel’s two-year term, which will end in 2022.  Caroline Hughes, Eli Solomon, Brenda Vogel, Judy Cronin and Scott Freber will be retiring from the board at the end of their term. Sincere thanks go to these Board members for their dedication and service to the members of Unit 190.

To join the meeting use the following link at 7:15 PM EDT on September 14:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89118320381?pwd=bjk3RkdMV2ZDYjJtREthMHptM3Yydz09
Meeting ID: 891 1832 0381
Passcode: 505802

2021 Diamond State Sectional Tournament

The Diamond State Sectional Tournament will be held September 10-12, 2001 at the newly renovated and relocated Bridge Studio of Delaware, 1403 Foulk Rd., Wilmington.

Silver master points will be awarded.

Pre-Registration is required no less than 48 hours before each event.
To pre-register, email Caroline Hughes, including name, email and approximate ACBL masterpoints for you and your partner(s) and listing the events for which you wish to pre-register.

At this time we expect that all participants must show proof of vaccination and must wear masks.  Requirements may change to comply with government and ACBL guidelines.

Food will not be served.  We have collected a partial list of local dining options.

Click to see the tournament Flyer

For more details, please read the Frequently Asked Questions.

 

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?height=600&wkst=1&bgcolor=%23ffffff&ctz=America%2FNew_York&src=YXF2OWFtcnZ0dGthcGo0aDkxMW52ZTMyaDhAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ&color=%237CB342&mode=WEEKOnline Bridge offers many features that are not available when playing live. Perhaps the most exciting and useful feature is the HISTORY TAB.  Here you will find a complete play-by-play account of every hand played at every table in your tournament or team match.  For instructions on how to use the HISTORY TAB to best advantage follow the link below

USING THE HISTORY TAB

UNIT 190 CONTINUES TO PLAY BRIDGE EVERY DAY

Take advantage of the daily opportunities to play duplicate bridge with local friends and colleagues.  Just look at the schedule below! Pairs events for ACBL masterpoints.  Team events in a fun and friendly format.  If you have yet to experience the revolutionary world of online bridge, now is surely the time. Here are some links to get started.

REGISTER WITH BBO

BUYING BB$ NEEDED FOR PAIRS GAMES

USING THE HISTORY TAB ON BBO

USING THE INTERACTIVE CALENDAR

HOW TO REGISTER FOR A PAIRS GAME

PLAY BRIDGE ONLINE

SETTING UP A TEAM MATCH

 

INTERACTIVE TEAM MATCH CALENDAR

Unit 190 (Bridge Studio) Pairs Events and Team Matches (Google calendar) 

 

 

All team captains have been invited to add our calendar to their google calendar.  They have permission to add events, edit, and invite participants.  Detailed instructions can be found  here:  Unit 190 team match scheduler instructions.

All players can see the up-to-date calendar.  If it doesn't display above, try clicking the title at the top of this box.

Try it, but continue to inform us of your matches. Once the online calendar makes our webpage calendar obsolete we will convert.

 

 

Saturday Delaware-wide Online Games Continue

Flighted Pairs Games Continue at the DSBA Virtual Club

Flighted pairs games will continue each Saturday morning 10:00 EDT on BBO.

As before, the Delaware State Bridge Association will award DOOR PRIZES and make a donation for each participant to the Food Bank of Delaware.

On BBO, look for "DSBA Flight A/B/C Pairs" under Virtual Clubs.  You can choose Flight C if you and your partner each have less than 500 MP, Flight B if you each have less than 1500 MP, or Flight A otherwise.

Here's the April flyer, which also describes the details for the May games.

Bridge Summer Camp

Bridge Summer Camp for Young Players 

The Delaware State Bridge Association is sponsoring a FREE Virtual Bridge Summer Camp for players ages 10-19.

The camp will run for two weeks, July 6-9 and 12-16 from 9-11 AM each day held virtually by computer.

For details, see the event flyer here.  The registration form is here.

 

Special Delaware bridge events continue on Saturdays in March....

It's “March Madness” time!

For the month of March we are turning our Saturdays to Swiss Team Games.

Click for our preliminary flyer

Assemble a team of four players and register your team with Soley Kristjansdottir (siggasoley@gmail.com) each Friday.  Plan to be online at 9:30 AM Saturday for a 10:00 start in a bracketed Swiss Team event of 20 boards in 4 matches.  For details, see the Frequently Asked Questions and the instructions for team captains to set up the BBO games, linked below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Instructions for team captains navigating Swiss events on BBO

Click the links below for the session results:

March  6 :  Gold Bracket, Silver Bracket, Bronze Bracket
March  13 :  Gold Bracket, Silver Bracket, Bronze Bracket
March  20 :  Gold Bracket, Bronze Bracket

Unfortunately, BBO doesn't (yet) provide a straightforward way for you to view hands from Swiss team events or compare contracts with your teammates. However, you may be able to click this link, choose the date of the game and click Get Hands to list the hands you played. On the list of hands you can click Movie to replay a hand, or Traveller to see what your teammates did. 

Diamond State Regional 2020
Diamond State Regional 2020

 

The 2020 Diamond State Regional has been canceled.  Consistent with ongoing efforts by state and local officials to stem the spread of COVID-19, the Board of District 4 has canceled the event. 

We are encouraged by your enthusiastic response to the Diamond State Regional, and will be exploring opportunities to reschedule.

Thank you for supporting District 4 events.

 

2020 Blue Hen Sectional Tournament

Friday-Sunday, Feb 7-9, 2020


Bridge Studio - Wilmington Delaware

more details

Complementary lunch! Click for menus

 

Results (ACBL site)

Delaware State Open Pairs Champions

 

Congratulations to Susan and Robert Shenkin, our DSBA Delaware State Open Pairs Champions for 2019!

Fall 299er Sectional Coming in October (Copy)

The 299 sectional in the spring was so well attended and so much fun, we decided to do it again.

Mark your calendar now  October 17, 2017

Get the Details Now!

SEPTEMBER 13-15, 2019  DIAMOND STATE SECTIONAL

OVERALL MASTERPOINT WINNERS

Thanks to Jeff Ruben and Debbie Shenkel for hosting a fabulous event.

2019 Grand National Teams Winners District 4
2019 Grand National Teams  Winners District 4

 

NOTE THE LOCATION: 1409 FOULK ROAD (PREVIOUS BRIDGE STUDIO LOCATION)

                                BLUE HEN SECTIONAL FEB 2019

DELAWARE OPEN PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIP NOVEMBER 10 1018

MARK YOU CALENDAR NOW  

STATE PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIP

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH, REHOBETH BEACH

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10TH

SEE FLYER FOR MORE DETAILS

🏖 Best excuse to head to the beach 🏖
🏖 Best excuse to head to the beach 🏖

Sun and Fun

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON EVENT WINNERS, SEE THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE "DUMMY"

299 SECTIONAL - AT THE BEACH - SEPT 29

2018 299er south

NEXT UP! DIAMOND STATE SECTIONAL  SEPT 14-16

DIAMOND STATE SECTIONAL SEPT 2018 FLYER

2018 -FIRST STATE REGIONAL- WINNERS

   UNIT 190 EVENT WINNERS  

SUNDAY;  KAREN POLLAK, JANE BECK

SATURDAY: RICK ROWLAND

FRIDAY: THOMAS GEORGE, WILLIAM SHRIVER

THURSDAY: ANDY STAYTON, TERRY PATTON

WEDNESDAY: WILMA GLASSMAN, ELLEN MEYER (THEY CAME IN SECOND, BUT THIS WAS A TRUE "FIRST")

FOR ALL TOURNAMENT RESULTS CLICK HERE OR ON THE BANNER

 

 

 

 

 

TIME TO REPRESENT!  AND REPRESENT YOU DID!

Thank you all for your participation in and contribution to the National Tournament in Philadelphia. Unit 190 Success stories are too numerous to list , but  they are lead by Richard Popper advancing to the third day of the Platinum Pairs, and Rick Roland winning an daylite Swiss Team Event.

And there were a lot of players from around the world honoring Dave by facing the card that represented the contract first, as they put down dummy.

For the complete list of tournament overall winners click below:

Nationals Overall winners , all events

 

 

 

BLUE HEN SECTIONAL - FEBUARY 24-26, 2017

Mark your calendar now for the Blue Hen Sectional February 24th through 26th at the Bridge Studio.  Events for all levels of expertise. Between session meals provided with entry.  Partners assured with reasonable notification. Click the link below for details.

2017 Blue Hen Sectional Flyer.pdf

299er SECTIONAL - MARCH 7, 2017  -  NEW EVENT

Your DSBA Board is excited to announce a new event just added to the 2017 calendar. A 299er Sectional Tournament will be held on March 7, 2017 at the Bridge Studio of Delaware.  Eligibility for this event is limited to rising bridge players who have not achieved 300 master points at the time of the event. Click on the link below for details.

299er Sectional March 7, 2017

DSBA Southern Sectional July 27, 28, 29 , 2017 (Copy)

SAVE THE DATE!  SAVE THE DATE!  SECTIONAL AT THE BEACH, IN BEACH SEASON. FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR DETAILED INFORMATION

Southern Sectional 2017 Flyer

DELAWARE STATE BRIDGE CHAMPIONSHIP - 10:00 am
DELAWARE STATE BRIDGE CHAMPIONSHIP - 10:00 am

Game time  10:00 am

Now that you've saved the date, be sure to register!

DSBA State Pairs Championship

NORTH - SATURDAY AUGUST 26 - BRIDGE STUDIO 

(A separate 299er event is planned provided there are sufficient entries)

CONTACT ANNE TAYLOR (ANNETAYLOR128@GMAIL.COM) TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE 

SOUTH - SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23 - OCEAN VIEW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

CONTACT PETER HARRIS (PHARRISDILLER@COMCAST.NET) TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE

 

DSBA Southern Sectional July 27, 28, 29 , 2017

Congratulations to Anne and Monte Taylor, overall winners at the Southern Delaware Sectional.

For all masterpoint winners, click on the link below

http://live.acbl.org/masterpoint-winners/S1707077

Event results are available on the right hand side of this page.