May 29 to June 4, 2023
August 29 to September 4, 2023
Santa Clara, CA
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It’s a little bit of bad news, lots of good news this month.
For those of you planning to attend the Sacramento Regional, we want you to know the Doubletree Hotel has advised the District of a change in its renovation plans. The Grand Ballroom and the hotel’s lobby will now be under renovation during our tournament. Our events will be held in the smaller ballrooms under the Grand Ballroom and the lobby. We do not know what the noise levels will be, but we do know that getting to the playing spaces will be a bit challenging. If you think you may be bothered by these less than ideal conditions, the Tournament Planning Committee encourages you to consider skipping the Regional this time. The District will not be penalized if you cancel your room reservations (but you may be if you do not cancel in a timely fashion). See Sigrid’s report for more details. Forewarned is forearmed!
On to the good news. The Santa Clara Regional will be here before you know it and the conditions at the Hyatt are ideal! Sigrid’s report is full of information about our other regionals including one in October at a new venue.
And, bridge is alive and well in Reno! While many of our clubs and units have struggled with bringing players back to live bridge post-COVID and attracting new players to our game, the Mathewson Bridge Club in Reno has had great success in attracting and retaining players. Jill Wallace shares some strategies in her report below.
April is the ACBL’s Charity Month, with many opportunities to earn extra masterpoints while raising funds for the ACBL’s Charity Foundation. See Jackie Zayac’s report below for more information and how you can help.
Anne Hollingsworth, President, D21 Board of Directors, has been playing in national and local D21 tournaments. She updates us on these and congratulates D21 winners at the Spring NABC in New Orleans.
Sigrid Price, Chair, Tournament Planning Committee, reports on the status of renovations at the DoubleTree Hotel during our upcoming Memorial Day Regional. She also updates us on other upcoming D21 regionals. Read Sigrid’s report for more information.
Grant Vance, D21 GNT Coordinator, congratulates the winners of Flight C (Non-Life Master under 500 masterpoints) who will represent the District at the Summer NABC in Chicago. He also announces the teams progressing to the semifinals in the Open and Flight A competitions, who together with the Flight B teams, are battling it out this weekend.
Cornelia Gould, President of the Western Conference and D21 Executive Committee Officer, announces the dates of the next Royal Sectional Tournaments at Clubs (STaC). You’ll have the opportunity to compete against players from Districts 19, 21, 22 and 23 and earn black, red, silver and gold points!. Mark your calendars now! See Cornelia’s report for all the details.
Stu Goodgold, D21 District Director, reports on the recent activities of the ACBL Board of Directors. The Board of Directors has been busy, and Stu’s report is full of information about the ACBL management and finances, membership trends, and recent issues considered by the ACBL Board of Directors. Read Stu’s report for all the news!
Jackie Zayac, Region 12 Director on the ACBL Board of Directors representing D20 and D21, also serves as a Trustee of the ACBL Charity Foundation. The Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life in members’ communities by supporting non-bridge related, 501(c)3 charitable organizations. April is Charity Month with many opportunities to earn extra masterpoints while raising funds for the Foundation. See Jackie’s report for more info and how you can help!
Ray Yuenger, Secretary, D21 Board of Directors, reports on the special meeting of the Board of Directors on April 4, 2023 The Board authorized the first Non Life Master Regional in the District in many years and voted to continue the vaccination requirement at District regionals.
Unit 473 in Reno has had great success in attracting and retaining players at its club. Jill Wallace shares some of the Unit’s strategies. Jill will also discuss these strategies in a Zoom conference on April 20 at 10 am. Read her report for all the details and how to sign up for the webinar.