ACBL Canadian Bridge Fedaration


Vancouver Bridge Centre Lease UPDATE April 15, 2018::

Ken Lochang, the owner of the Vancouver Bridge Centre, has advised the Unit Board that he has found a new location at 2177 W. 42 (this is the corner of W. 42 and W. Blvd, across from the Kerrisdale Community Centre). It's a permanent site (meaning Ken won't have to be setting up tables every day), and it looks like it will fit 24 tables, although Ken's in the midst of recruiting contractors to do the reno's. Tentatively VBC will be closing it's current location by around July, with a view to opening the new location very shortly after that.

(If you have questions or suggestions please feel free to e-mail Tom and he will forward them to the appropriate person).

Thanks to everyone for all of the tremendous support for VBC!

More Updates will be posted here as we learn more.


Mentor-Mentee Game is May 5th:

Registration for the next Mentor-Mentee game is now open!



Congratulations to the Unit 430 members on the Flight A winners (Nick Stock, Alex Hong, Monica Angus, Jack Lee and Sidney Yang) and the Flight C winners (Jordan Tessarolo, Daniel Lyder, Marc Furnemont and Ryley Breiddal).

Both teams off to represent our District 19 in the GNT Finals at the summer Nationals in Atlanta!

More info (and pictures!) here.


Start Times for Sectionals: Just a reminder that another survey will be held at the end of 2018 to see how everyone feels about the changed Sectional start times (events on Saturdays at Unit 430 tournaments are being held at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. while Friday times remained at 1:00 and 7:00).

Trying out the new times followed a survey we held in the fall of 2017. (If you're interested in the results, they are here.

The Unit Board very much wants to hear from everyone about start times, so in addition to e-mail notices, we will also be asking club directors, in the weeks leading up to the survey, to announce its arrival and encourage all to complete the survey.


Joel Martineau's new book has just been published! Masterpoint Press has just released Joel's book: Hand of the Week: 52 Bridge Stories.

It's full of great bridge tips and a great read. Here's Tom's review.


Monthly Unit Game:

The next MUG (Pairs) is Saturday, May 5th, at 7 pm at VBC!.


Trophy Race Update:

Here are the final standings for the 2017 Unit 430 trophy races.

And here are current standings for 2018.

Historical Information: Work continues on collecting and preserving the Unit's history. You can access the links under "Trophy Races" at the top of the page, or check here for:

- past trophy winners, and

- a guide to when trophy events are played.


A/X and B/C IMP Leagues:

For the A/X League, contact Eda Kadar

For the B/C League, contact Peter Morse.

Results for the A/X League are available if you click on the IMP League Menu at the top of this page (or click here).

Current standings for the B/C League are here.

The final B/C IMP League games (before the finals) takes place May 6, 2018 (all at 12:30 at VBC).


Bridge Lessons for New and Intermediate Players:

Information about bridge lessons, supervised play, and games that are great for newer players is available on the website.

(Anyone with information about other programs for new and intermediate players, please let Tom know so the on-line resources can be updated!)


2017 Mini-Richmond Winners: Congratulations to the 2017 Mini-Richmond winners!

The Mini-Richmond awards were introduced in 2012. The awards recognize CBF members who won the most masterpoints in the calendar year in each of the masterpoint categories, up to and including Diamond Life Master (5,000-7,500 MP). Each category winner in each of the six CBF zones receives a special pin. In addition, overall national winners receive a certificate recognizing their achievement.

Here are the Canada wide results.

Congratulations to Lou Rene Legge, who came first in the 0-5 Richmond Trophy Race!


Matchpointer: The Winter Matchpointer is now on-line!

(Articles, and suggestions for articles, for the next edition of the Matchpointer are very welcome!

Our Matchpointer Editor, Nick Stock would love to hear from you.)


Canadian Bridge Championships May 26 to June 3rd: This year the CBF Championships are being held in Montreal.
Please go to the CBF website for details (and to join the Canadian Bridge Federation). Also, make sure you mark your calendars: the 2019 Championships are in Vancouver (May 4th-May12th, 2019).


Information and Useful Articles:

ACBL adopted a number of new laws which are summarized here (courtesy of McBruce). Here's the handout for Mike Wilson's presentation on Visualization. (A must read for anyone trying to improve their bridge!)

(More useful articles are on the page for New and Intermediate Players).

Important changes for buying entries at ACBL tournaments

Under the old rules, if you wanted to take part in an ACBL sanctioned tournament, but were not a member of ACBL, you had to pay an extra $3 per event.

But the rules have now changed. ACBL will not let you take part unless you have an ACBL membership number.

To accommodate those who do not want to maintain an ACBL membership, you can purchase a one month membership (cost about $10) that gives you a permanent number that can be used in all future tournaments.

You also can participate in all tournaments in that month at the same cost as all other ACBL members (so no surcharge!).

If you let your membership lapse, you are still good. You have an ACBL number that can be used in any future tournaments.

....however, if you have an ACBL number, but have not paid current fees, then you must pay the surcharge (which is now $4/event).


Unit Board Minutes: There are gaps for past years, but Minutes for Unit Board meetings (and the AGM minutes) are on-line (Click on the Unit 430 tab at the bottom of the page and check out the resources there).


For New/Intermediate Players: The page for New and Intermediate Players has links to teachers, lessons and games suitable for newer players. Plus helpful articles!


Tournament and Game Results:

2018 Vancouver Regional:

Here are the on-line Bulletins, results and the list of masterpoint winners.

Future Stars Sectional March 3-4th:

What a great turn out! Thanks everyone for participating.

Looking for the results? All sectional results are available if you click on the "Tournaments" menu at the top of this page, and select "Sectionals.".

Mentor Mentee Game Feb. 17th:

Results are here. And click here for Bruce's analysis of the hands!

Peace Arch Sectional February 9-11:

Results are here and here. And here is the list ofmasterpoint winners.

Trophy Sectional January 26-28:

Check here and here for results and here for the list of masterpoint winners.

Round-Up Sectional (Nov. 10-12): Here are the results and the list of Masterpoint winners.

Spring Sectional May 19-22:

Check here for the handout for Mike Wilson's presentation on Visualization.


Zero Tolerance: The Unit 430 Board is concerned that not all players are aware of their responsibilities (both in terms of ethics in play, and also the importance of respect to partner and other players) and would like all members to read this article by Peter Morse, President of Unit 430, concerning Zero Tolerance.


Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs 2018: Current standings for District 19 and for Unit 430.

Mini-McKenney 2018: Current standings for District 19 and for Unit 430.

(ACBL updates the current information on the 6th of each month -- usually later in the day.)

(Here are the final standings for the Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs for 2017 for District 19 and for Unit 430.

And the final standings for the Mini-McKenney for 2017 for District 19 and for Unit 430).


Club Results:

More club results (and often hand records) can be found at "ACBL Club Game Results"

Planning your future games and tournaments? Here's a listing of events locally and regionally for April through September.

April 2018 Event Calendar

May 2018 Event Calendar

June 2018 Event Calendar

July 2018 Event Calendar

August 2018 Event Calendar
September 2018 Event Calendar