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July 6, 2022

Online directory

A new version of the online directory is complete (well, almost) and is available here. We will be completing the implementation and adding features in the near future. If you see a bug or have a suggestion for a feature, please contact the webmaster.

July 5, 2022


As per CDC guidelines, masks will be required at the July sectional. The COVID threat level in Arapahoe County, Denver County, and Jefferson County is high, and the ACBL has instructed all units to follow the CDC guidelines.

The threat level may change between now and the tournament, but at this point, masks are required. To monitor the threat level yourself, go to this website: COVID threat levels by county

June 26, 2022

A couple more things about the upcoming sectional

On Friday and Saturday, lunch will be available for pre-purchase. Friday lunch is a sub sandwich; Saturday lunch is pizza. Get your lunch ticket before the morning game for $8. Of course, you can still go out for lunch.

Due to increased food costs from our caterer, the team game entry on Sunday is now $128.

June 2, 2022

July sectional

And, just as we recover from the regional, the July sectional is coming up on the calendar. It’s set for July 8–10, and it will be at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds. See the details here.

A couple of things to alert you to:

    • The Friday games are PAIRS ONLY. At current attendance levels, the team game was diluting the pairs games, so the Friday bracketed teams game is on hold until attendance recovers.
    • The online partnership desk that was tried out at the regional was a great success. Thanks to Susan Grauer, partnership chair, for putting it all together. And, as a result, there is an online partnership desk for the July sectional.


Note that the partner request form on the website is still active (here’s a link to that), as is the partnership board at the playing site.


COVID at the regional

We have heard from a few of the regional players that they have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last few days. So, if you played on any day and you are experiencing COVID symptoms, please get tested and take care of yourself.

Regional wrap-up

The final table count isn’t in, but it’s in the neighborhood of 1150 tables, which is in the neighborhood of 64% of the 2019 table count. Earlier regionals were running at 45%, so this is very good news for Denver and for bridge as a whole. If you came out to play, thank you for your support and we’ll see you next year.

Jan Janitschke Award for 2021

The Jan Janitschke Award, presented to a member of Unit 361 for outstanding work in bridge education or mentoring, went to Elly Larson, owner of Denver Metro Bridge Studio. Elly has provided space and support for classes and beginner games, run online beginner games, and supported bridge in general. Congratulations Elly!

Elly Larson receives award from Julie Clark, Unit 361 President. Bonnie Smith, married to Jan for 35 years, looks on.



Pix from the I/N tournament

The I/N tournament was held Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10. You can see the results here, and here are a couple of pictures.


Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone who came out to play.


Ace of Clubs awards for 2021

Several of the recipients of the annual ACBL Ace of Clubs awards were present at last weekend’s tournament to receive their certificates from Carol Gumpert, unit secretary. (Note: Other people were there but I don’t have their pictures yet.)


Molly Walsh

Winner of the 100–200 masterpoints race





Jennifer O’Neill

Winner of the 1500–2500 masterpoints race






Bob Lupton

Winner of the 3500–5000 masterpoints race






Jerry Ranney

Winner of the 5000–7500 masterpoints race






Spencer Jones

Winner of the 7500–10,000 masterpoints race






Flo Newlin

Winner of the 10,000+ masterpoints race





For a complete list of Unit 361 Ace of Clubs winners, click here.

For a complete list of Unit 361 Mini-McKenney winners, click here.

Older (but still relevant) news

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.

Mentor program

Have you checked into the Unit 361 mentor program? If you are looking for a mentor, the masterpoint limit for mentees has been increased to 299. If you are a more advanced player, consider becoming a mentor. Click here for more information about finding a mentor or becoming a mentor.


New directories, for the years 2021–2022, have been printed. They will be available at tournaments and at local clubs. Be sure to pick one up.

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.