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Monterey Clambake Regional

Jan 2 – 8, 2023

North American Pairs

Flight A: Jan 7 – 8, 2023

Flight B: Jan 14, 2023

Flight C: Jan 15, 2023


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Happy Holidays District 21!

The Monterey Clambake Regional will soon be here – January 2-8, 2023. This tournament consistently rates as one of the District’s favorite venues, and attendance is looking good. New this year, the NAP Open finals will be held at the Regional on Saturday and Sunday.

Also new this year, the District is honoring the recipients of the Goodwill Awards in a special ceremony at the Monterey Regional. Please plan to come by between sessions on Thursday to hear about these amazing volunteers and all they contribute to bridge. The District is providing delicious desserts and coffee.

Speaking of volunteers, did you know that the Diamond in the Ruff is written by volunteers? Articles come from the correspondents writing the Units’ Heart of the District reports and the committee chairs and officers on the District board. Our District, Units, and clubs rely on volunteers.

Speaking of the Heart of the District Unit reports, you may notice that some Units have missing reports. Sometimes it is because the clubhouse has not reopened, but sometimes it’s because no one volunteers to write. If you would like to have information posted for your Unit, think of volunteering to do your Unit’s report. These popular articles are needed only every other month. If your Unit already has a correspondent, be sure to thank them for their service. (For the Heart of the District reports, click here or click the button at the bottom of this page.)

The reports from our District committees, officers, and other volunteers are full of information. The District has many interesting committees and they could use your help. Talk to your District representative about how you may help or reach out to any of the people below. Their contact information is in their reports.

Volunteers really are the heart of the District, think about becoming one. With thanks to all, happy holidays and see you in Monterey!

President’s Report

Sigrid Price, President, D21 Board of Directors, reports attendance looks to be good for the Monterey Regional in January and reminds us of the special events taking place at the regional this year. She also congratulates District members who did well at the Phoenix NABC. Read Sigrid’s report for more information.

D21 Tournament Report

Nancy Boyd, D21 Tournament Planning Committee Chair, looks back and looks ahead in her tournament report. Many lessons have been learned in 2022 as we returned to face-to-face bridge. These will inform our planning for 2023. Nancy invites your suggestions to help make our regionals even better. Read Nancy’s report for the details.

North American PairsDates of NAP Finals. Register for Flights B and C now!

Susan MazzeiD21 NAP Coordinator, confirms the dates of the D21 North American Pairs Finals. The Flight A Finals will be held at the Monterey Clambake Regional. Flights B and C Finals will be online on BBO, and you must pre-register to participate. For all the details and how to register, see Susan’s report.

Grand National Teams – dates announced

Grant Vance, D21 GNT Coordinator, announces the dates of the Grand National Teams (GNT) qualifying and final events. See Grant’s report for all the details.

D21 Goodwill Committee announces Awards

Gail Gabiati, D21 Goodwill Committee Chair, says she has the most fun job in bridge! Find out why as she announces the winners of the Goodwill Awards for 2021 and 2022. Be sure to attend the awards presentation at the Monterey Regional (between sessions on Thursday). See Gail’s report to learn about the amazing contributions the awardees make to our District and the game.

STaC Weeks 2023

Cornelia Gould, President of the Western Conference and D21 Executive Committee officer, announces the dates of the 2023 Sectional Tournaments at Clubs (STaC). Mark your calendars now! See Cornelia’s report for all the details.

District Director Report

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 recent changes in ACBL management as well as to tournaments, the number of limited regionals districts may hold, directors for smaller sectionals and other important issues. Read Stu’s report for all the news!

Board of Directors’ Report

Ray Yuenger, Secretary, D21 Board of Directors, reports on the special meeting of the Board of Directors on December 10, 2022. The Board approved the District’s budget.