The list of the New England bridge players who advanced in rank in the month of August includes two Grand Life Masters, Adam and Zach Grossack. The complete list is available here.
Qualification for the North American Pairs championships has begun. The NAP is a three-flighted event that is contested every year at the spring NABC. In 2020 the three championship tournaments will be held in Columbus, OH, in March.
Each district sends representatives in all three flights. District 25's representatives will be chosen in an event in Mansfield, MA, on November 9-10. The winners of each flight will qualify to play in the continent-wide championships. They will also be provided with a subsidy. That's right: they will be paid to play.
To participate in the event in Mansfield players must first qualify at a club game that is designated for this purpose. A list of those games obtained from club managers/owners is available here, but it is certainly not complete. It was updated on August 9. To be safe contact the person who runs your club games to verify when these games will be held.
Flight A is open to all. Flight B is for players with less than 2500 masterpoints. Flight C is limited to non-Life Masters with less than 500 points. Details about the district's participation in the NAP are outlined in the Conditions of Contest, which is posted here..
The standings for all of the Best in Class Races have been updated to include all of the tournaments through the Ocean State Regional. All fifteen lists can be found here.
District Director Bob Bertoni has developed a website for himself. It includes lists of players who advanced in rank as well as the responses to his emails of congratulations to them. You can check it out here.
Purchasing entries at D25 events is now easier and faster. NEBC treasurer Joe Brouillard has written a description of the new vouchers here.
Problems regarding conduct and ethics are addressed by the District Recorder. Neil Montague has written an introduction to this process, which you can read here.
District 25 now subscribes to a service that provides online Bulletins (including results) for each day of our regional tournaments. Your photo can be included. More information is available here.
A tab has been added at the left: "Tips for Tournaments." It contains links to short articles about playing in tournaments sponsored by District 25.
Minutes: Carolyn Weiser, District 25's secretary, has provided minutes for the most recent meeting of the Executive Committee, the body that makes the most important decisions about the course of bridge in New England. You can read them here. The minutes for the latest Board of Delegates meeting are here. Note: Minutes are not posted until they have been approved, which generally happens at the next meeting.
Remaining District 25 Schedule for 2019:
Winners Boards: NEBridge.org publishes photos of the winners of every strat in every event of every tournament sponsored by the district. Sad to say, the pages that contained the photos for 2014 and the first half of 2015 were lost in last summer's hardware catastrophe. However, the pages for all tournaments beginning with Hyannis in 2015 are available. The indexes have now been reconstructed.They are both available in the "Tournament Results" tab at left. The index by player can also be reached here. The index by tournament, date, and event is here. Please notify webmaster@NEBridge.org if you find any mistakes or want to submit a photo. It is never too late.
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New England Youth Bridge, Inc. has been working hard to showcase this great game to the video-game set. They urgently need our help. Details can be read here.
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