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Welcome to the Unit 484 Website! 

Unit 484 is affiliated with the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) which fosters the game of bridge throughout North America.  We are a member of District 20 (D-20 ), one of 23 North American districts under the auspices of ACBL.  Unit 484 is a non-profit organization in Jackson County located in Southern Oregon.  The bridge clubs in our unit run ACBL sanctioned games available for players of all levels in competitive yet friendly and nurturing environments.

Bridge games within Unit 484 are located in the Rogue Valley—home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Britt Festival.  

The Unit currently runs Open and 199-er games Tuesdays at 1 PM at Masonic Lodge in Medford.  See information page for details.

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North American Pairs (NAP)

The North American Pairs (NAP) is an ACBL competition which is held once a year at the Spring Nationals (this year in New Orleans March   9 – 19, 2023.)  The ACBL Nationals, formally: NABC (North American Bridge Competition) is a tournament that draws players of all levels from across the United States and internationally.  Our District 20 will send the top three pairs (partially subsidized) in categories A, B, and C to this national competition in New Orleans.  It is a wonderful opportunity to sharpen your bridge skills, experience a National Bridge Event, and meet new friends and bridge players.  

 

    Many of you have qualified to play in the local competition to determine who those three pairs will be.  If you did not qualify you are not eligible to participate in the competition.  Both you and your partner must be qualified to play.  To find out if you are qualified, follow this link. 

 

https://web2.acbld20.org/NA_Events/NAP_info.pdf

 

The local competition will determine who those three pairs in each category for our district will be.  The local event is online.  It will take place on the weekend of November 19 -20.  There are two sessions for each category with an hour break between sessions.  The schedule is as follows:

B              Saturday, November 19    

A & C        Sunday, November 20

*Timeframe:     

Session 1   11:00 am – about 1:30 or 2:00

Session 2  3:30pm      - about 7:00 pm

*Please note that the Timeframe is fluid, since the time must coincide with all district players which includes Hawaii.  If you and your partner plan to play in this event, you both should allow the entire day and be flexible as to the time.  The start time of 11:00 am is when you will be expected to be on the computer, logged in and ready to play.

If you and your partner qualify and are interested in participating, read on for details regarding the arrangements.

 

For Those Who Wish to Compete

 

The Unit Board will support participation in this event if there are 6 or more individuals who wish to participate.  We will secure a location (most likely a local library branch) and supply the proctor. 

 

To determine if there are 6 local participants, the Board needs to know by November 3 to make arrangements.  Email Board Member Bob Valine bobvaline@gmail.com if you are planning to compete, including whether you will play in level A, B or C.  Bob will notify you by Nov. 5 regarding whether the Unit will organize the event or if you must make your own arrangements.  If the Unit supplies the site and proctor, details will follow by November 15.

  
 If there are fewer than 6 participants, each player will be responsible to go to a designated location.  Here is the link for approved sites.

http://web2.acbld20.org/NA_Events/NAP/2022/venues.pdf

or arrange to play at home with a personal monitor.

 

If you choose to play at home because there is no local site, you must have an individual who is not playing that will serve as a “security” monitor or proctor.  That person will not make bridge rulings, need not even know bridge.  The monitor is there solely to ensure ethical conduct during the event.  To have your residence and individual monitor approved contact

Hal Montgomery         email  dewitt@imaginata.com
phone  (503) 583-3717

 

You must register with the district and pay your fee at least one week in advance of the event.  Here is the link to register.

 

https://www.cognitoforms.com/VancouverBridgeClub/ACBLDistrict20NAP2022FinalsRegistration

 

Good luck to all who participate and congratulations to those who qualified to participate.

Board 484