Welcome to Denver Bridge

 

The ACBL Entry Express (pre-registration) website is down.
For now, you’ll have to buy your entries the old-fashioned way.

 

February 21, 2024

Front Range Challenge

Planning has begun for the 2024 Front Range Challenge, to be hosted by Boulder – last year’s winner. The tentative date/location is Sunday, September 22, 2024, at the Elks’ Club in Boulder.

If you’re not aware of this event… Some time in the early 2000s, the Colorado Springs unit contacted the Denver unit and issued a unit-to-unit challenge. The format for several years was four brackets, four teams per unit per bracket. A few years ago the event was expanded to include the Boulder unit and the Northern Colorado unit, four brackets, two teams per unit per bracket. There’s a traveling trophy which hopefully we’ll be able to see again in Denver later this year 🙂

Kibitzing regulations – a synopsis

If you need to review the regulations regarding kibitzing during a bridge game, there’s a quick look available here, with pointers to the complete ACBL regulations.

Next board meetings

Saturday, March 30, 9:00 am, at Eloise May Library, Forest and Parker. Board meetings are open to all members of Unit 361.

If you plan to attend, verify the time and location with the unit president, as things may change between now and then. Also, if you have an item to be added to the agenda, contact the unit president.

Following meeting: Saturday, May 4, 9:00 am. Location TBD.

January 28, 2024

Upcoming tournaments

The website has now been updated with flyers through July 2024. Click here to see the schedule and the flyers. And if you’re an IN player, note that Denver is once again hosting an IN regional in parallel with the July sectional. Make your plans now!

Increase in entry fees

As of July 2024, entry fees at Denver’s open sectionals will increase by $1: from $13 to $14 per session. The 2024 IN regional will also be $14 per session. IN sectionals will stay at $13,

January 15, 2024

Winter sectional report

Thanks for coming to the 2024 winter sectional (if you did, and whether you did or not, come to the March sectional). Attendance was good – 221 tables – in spite of the bitter winter weather.

You can see the results on ACBL Live, and here are some pictures of event winners.

Friday Morning NLM Pairs
First Place
Olivia Monday and Walter Andress

 

 

 

 

Friday Afternoon NLM Pairs
First Place
Sally Sato and Dianne Simons

 

 

 

 

Friday Open Pairs
First Place
Linda Sundbye and Dom Di Felice

 

 

 

 

Saturday Open Pairs
First Place
Ernie Skolnik and Dick Grier

 

January 1, 2024

Jan Janitschke Award 2023

Nominations are open for the Jan Janitschke Award for 2023.

The Jan Janitschke Award, commemorating Denver player and Grand Life Master Jan Janitschke, recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to education, mentoring, or development of bridge in Unit 361. Click here to read more about the award and to nominate a candidate.

Nominations CLOSE on March 15, 2024.

December 9, 2023

Parking app assistance

If you haven’t downloaded the ParkMobile app to your phone, or you’ve tried and it hasn’t worked: Play on Fridays at the Denver Metro game, come a little early, and we’ll have somebody there to help you get set up. Otherwise, parking is the same as it’s been previously – same lots, same cost.

Photos from the Atlanta NABC

Jonathan Steinberg, Regional Director from Region 1, is gracious enough to send me his photo albums from various tournaments, and he has just sent me his photos from the Atlanta NABC. Click here to have a look.

November 22, 2023

Next sectional

The Unit 361 winter sectional is set for January 12–14, 2024. Location: Iliff School of Theology, 2323 E. Iliff in Denver.

Click here for the tournament flyer.

Sectional parking, parking app, and tickets

Parking at the Iliff School of Theology is sometimes difficult. We are working with DU to improve the options. Come back here to see the January info. In the meantime, we strongly recommend the ParkMobile app. Get this on your phone, input your license plate and a credit card number, and your life will be magically transformed and all your finesses will work 🙂

If you receive a ticket at a sectional and you feel the ticket was in error, contact the DU Parking Appeals department.

Evergreen

Wanna be a director?

Unit 361 encourages any unit member to become a qualified tournament director – we always prefer to work with local directors if we can. To that end, for the remainder of 2023 and through 2024, Unit 361 is sponsoring a Director Initiative. The unit will reimburse your costs for director course materials and director tests, once the test is passed. Click here for more information.

What is this Region business anyway?

If you’ve been following the ACBL at the national administration level, you have noticed a new structure: the region. Regions were created to address the size of the national board. Up until just this last year, there were twenty-five national board members. This was thought to be an unwieldy number for decision-making, and also fairly expensive. Accordingly, several of the districts were grouped into regions, and the regions now elect the national board members. By 2024, the national board will be reduced to thirteen members.

As it happens, District 17 is a large region, geographically speaking, and for the time being, Region 10 includes all of District 17 and no other districts or units. Cindy Shoemaker, who was the D17 representative to the national board, has become the Region 10 representative.

However, districts still exist, with all their previous structures and responsibilities. Districts are legal entities, have bank accounts, and so on. You can visit the D17 website, talk to your local representative to the D17 board – D17 hasn’t gone anywhere.

Our district representative, Jennifer O’Neill, has provided a more detailed explanation of this change, and you can read it here.

Pre-purchase, pre-registration

As of January 2023, you can pre-purchase entries online at the ACBL website for all Unit 361 open sectionals and regionals.

To get started, go to https://acbl.org/, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Tournaments, then click on Entry Express.

Sam’s Game

The Sam Stoxen Memorial Mentor/Mentee Team Game can be run at any club in Unit 361, with support available from the unit. Email the unit president for more information.

Email ‘phishing’

You may have received an email from ACBL reporting a ‘phishing’ scam that was sent to some members’ emails.  Additionally, you may have received an email from one of the Unit 361 board members asking you to purchase something on the board member’s behalf.

Please know that Unit 361 Board Members will NEVER use their position to solicit money or charitable contributions, or send an email asking you to spend money on their behalf.

When receiving questionable emails, please check the sender’s address as a clue to its real source. Please contact us if you have questions about any solicitation message you receive from a Board Member.