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Boo! Happy Halloween, District 21. As the weather cools down, the excitement for our upcoming Monterey Regional in January heats up. Make sure to reserve your room early for the bridge rate, as this tournament is always a popular one. For more information and links, check out Sigrid’s report.
And, don’t stop with Sigrid’s report, check out all our correspondents’ reports for news and updates, ranging from local Unit and District news, GNT and NAP updates, youth bridge successes to updates from the ACBL Board of Directors and a new initiative from ACBL management.
One report that’s sure to inspire is Amber Lin’s report on the amazing work being done by Silicon Valley Youth Bridge (SiVY) and the Center for Bridge Education (CBE) in San Francisco to promote youth bridge in the Bay Area. Their innovative ideas and dedication to the game are truly inspiring, and a great reminder that bridge is a game for all ages.
Do you have ideas on how to attract new players to the game? Share! We’d love to hear from you – let’s work together to keep the bridge community growing and thriving.
Anne Hollingsworth, President, D21 Board of Directors, reports on the recent Table Mountain Regional and thanks the many volunteers who make our regionals happen. She congratulates the D21 members of the USA2 team who won the gold medal at the Wuhan Cup, and looks forward to Monterey.
Sigrid Price, Chair, Tournament Planning Committee, reviews the good, the bad, and the ugly about our recent Table Mountain Regional. Mostly good. She reminds us to book now for the ever-popular Monterey Regional. Read Sigrid’s report for more information and links to reserve your rooms.
Jim Coke, D21 NAP Coordinator, provides some updates to D21 NAP finals schedule in Monterey in January and lists of D21 players who qualified for the finals. See Jim’s report for more information.
Joanne Wicker, D21 Representative, Western Conference, announces the dates of the next Royal Sectional Tournaments at Clubs (STaC). These events award gold, silver, red, and black points at your local club! See .Joanne’s report for all the details.
Amber Lin, Silicon Valley Youth Bridge (SiVY) organizer, announces youth bridge programs in the Bay Area for ages ~8-30. In Mountain View, SiVY is hosting weekly casual play every Friday evening starting Nov. 10th, a holiday pizza party on Dec. 23rd, and a four-day winter camp between Christmas and New Year’s. In San Francisco, the Center for Bridge Education (CBE) is already hosting casual play every Saturday afternoon and a monthly team game at the local club. These are great opportunities for both brand new and experienced young players!
Jackie Zayac, Region 12 Director on the ACBL Board of Directors representing D20 and D21, reminds us what the Western Conference does (think STaC!) and invites nominations for the upcoming election for its Board. See Jackie’s report for more info and how you can help.
Stu Goodgold, D21 District Director, reports on the recent activities of the ACBL Board of Directors. Stu’s report is full of information about the changes implemented by the ACBL Board of Directors as well as possible changes to NAPs being considered. He introduces a new program for face-to-face clubs from ACBL management. The games sound fun. Is Eight Enough? Is Four? Find out in Stu’s report!
Ray Yuenger, Secretary, D21 Board of Directors, reports on the meeting of the Board of Directors on September 13, Elections to fill positions on the Executive Committee and the Western Conference Board were held. The Board covered a wide range of topics and received instructive reports about the recent Non Life Master Regional and other efforts to attract players to the game. See Ray’s report for the complete summary.
Ladies and Gentlemen, start your…team building! Grant Vance, D21 GNT Coordinator, announces the dates and logistics for the 2024 Grand National Teams competition in District 21. Winners will represent the District at the Summer NABC in Toronto! Read Grant’s report for details, and start planning now.