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From the Connecticut Bridge Association:


A Day to Play Bridge And Do Really Good

On Sunday, July 19, 2020 the Connecticut Bridge Association (CBA), ACBL Unit #126, will hold a one-day, two-session Feel Good Bridge Day on BBO. 

This event is a fundraiser to support the current food needs of our state residents. Funds will be donated to Foodshare to help residents throughout the state.  Of the $10 per person entry fee, $7.50 will go to Foodshare. Additionally, CBA will contribute $10 to Foodshare for each person playing.

The event will hold 2 sessions. Players can play in one or both sessions. Scoring is per session:                Session One starts at 10:00 a.m. Session Two starts at 1:00 p.m. 

Each session will have 3 Flights, Open, Mid-flight (0-1500 Masterpoints ®), and 299er (under 300 Masterpoints).  The Open and Mid-flight will run 21 boards at 6 minutes per board. The 299er will run 18 boards at 7 minutes per board. 

Feel Good Bridge Day will have “Unit 126” in its title. The game will be run under VACB901264. Black Masterpoints ® can be earned.  In the 299er session, each player must have fewer than 300 Masterpoints.  In the mid-flight session, each player must have fewer than 1500 Masterpoints.

Contact Joseph Grill,, 979-218-7428 for more information.


July 19…you want to be in the game that guarantees you’ll walk away feeling really good!


All bridge clubs in Connecticut have decided to close for the next two weeks, and some indefinitely.  We have also canceled the 299er Tournament.  Hopefully, this is only a postponement and we will be able to hold it later in the year.  The NABC in Columbus, Ohio has also been canceled.

We have many senior bridge players in our unit and I encourage you to touch base by phone or email to check on our friends, as well as fellow players we know casually from our clubs.  

Wishing you well over this difficult time.  

Frances Schneider


Congratulations to the winners of the 299er Swiss;

Janet Clark, Barbara Hartman, Pamela Rybarcyzk, and Debbie Thornton.         


Presidents Message

A belated Happy New Year to you all. 2019 was a good year for Connecticut Bridge. We had great turnout for our Sectionals, driven by our new players. The response to a survey conducted by Director Joe Grill highlighted the friendly atmosphere at all our games. The Board is working hard to find ways to make our tournaments even more user-friendly. Please feel free to contact me with any suggestions –

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 UWL 1st Place - Four Guys: Doug Thompson, Ron Kahan, Scott Hutchason and Ken Shafarman. 20 Teams participated. Many thanks to Renee Clift for developing and running this program. It was great to see new partnerships being formed. I hope everyone enjoyed the event. Our mentoring program is continuing. It was well received last year, but we need more help from the great players in Connecticut to guide our less experienced, but very enthusiastic players.

Lastly, but certainly not least, Congratulations to Richard DeMartino for several amazing milestones in 2019. He earned over 1000 masterpoints, to bring his grand total to 30,000 masterpoints. Over his bridge career Rich has won one World Title, 5 National Titles and 292 Regional Tournaments. And Rich gives back to our unit by his active participation in the mentoring program and many classes. Rich won the Governors Cup in 2019 (we have no record how many sectional tournaments he has won, let’s just say, a lot!)


Monroe Magnus Race 2020

UWL Standings FinalGovernors Cup 2019 Info Here299 Winners in Stamford

CBA Sectional March 6-8, Orange, CT RESULTS

Sectional News

Spring Sectional May 29-31, 2020

Special Offer for Non-Members

Play free in your first Sectional. Join the ACBL and get another free play.


Sectional, STaC and Unit-wide Game Results

All of these results will be links to the ACBL Live website.  STaC results will also be a direct link to the ACBL.  

Starting in 2018, New England regionals, Connecticut sectionals, and unit-wide games will be stratified based on AVERAGE masterpoints.
Results from our Sectionals will be available on the ACBLLive site by the morning the day after the game. STaCs and special games that are handled through the ACBL will take a little longer. But they should be accessible far faster than before.


Tournament Info

The Kibitzer

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The Kibitzer Newsletter

The Kibitzer is the quarterly newsletter of the Connecticut Bridge Association.  It contains interesting articles on a wide variety of bridge-related subjects, as well as the results of Sectional tournaments and special games. We hope you will enjoy the articles and other information contained in it. If you have any comments, or wish to contribute an article, please contact the Kibitzer Editor, Robin Sanders.

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