GNYBA Players Score Well in NABC Events in Philadelphia

Placing in a national event is a wonderful accomplishment and members of the GNYBA had a great showing last week at the NABCs in Philadelphia. Congratulations to all! Continue reading

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Hail Columbia! (University, that is)

The Columbia University bridge team, represented by: Yang Xu (Simon), Jiaheng Hu (Jeff), Max Krawczyk and Jing Zhang, earned themselves a 4th spot – and an all-expense paid trip to Atlanta – to the Collegiate Bridge Bowl which will take place during the summer NABCs in Atlanta.

Full results here.

The first qualification tournament for the Collegiate Bridge Bowl took place Sunday, March 4th. The teams played 8 matches of 6 boards each and Columbia team won 5 of their 8 matches by large margins, losing by a few imps to Georgia Tech and Princeton (which finished 1st and 3rd respectively) and defeating Berkley, which finished 2nd. The Princeton team included 2 up and coming GNYBA players: Nathan Finkle and Sam Berman.

In the next qualification round 4 more teams will go through to Atlanta and then the final 2 spots will be determined via a series of daily BBO games awarding points to individual players (top 2 teams that accumulate most points will get the last 2 spots for the final).

The four players, along with other Columbia students, have been meeting and practicing – with the help of Giorgia Botta and the GNYBA – to improve their collegiate record and bring home the win in the upcoming tournament.

The final event will be played August 2nd through 4th in Atlanta. Stay tuned for results.

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2017 Ace of Clubs & Mini-McKenney awards

Congratulations to the winners of our 2017 Masterpoint races.

The Mini-McKenney tracks Masterpoints.

The 2017 Ace of Clubs tracks Masterpoints won at clubs.

The 2018 races are in their infancy:

2018 Mini-Mckenney

2018 Ace of Clubs

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May Regional – back at the Hilton

The May Regional (May 22-28) at the Hilton Midtown (54th & 6th) will feature a Fight Hunger Charity Game to kick off the event. Join us for this great cause.

This regional will feature a charity pairs and a youth tournament, We also have a Bulletin Board for players looking for partners. Check out the partnership desk.

Tournament information and schedule

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How close are you to your next rank?

Jay Whipple, the guy who brought us The Common Game, hosts a web page that analyzes your ACBL Rank and tells you what you need, and where to go get it.

No, no, not that, I’m talking about Silver, Red and Gold – the three legs of our frustrating Life Master tripod.

Curious? Enter your ACBL number in the form below. It’s like Googling yourself, but not as weird.

ACBL Number

Our forthcoming Regional (in May, at the midtown Hilton) will be one such source of advancement. The District 3 regional in Tarrytown is right around the corner as well ( Jan 22-28 ) and you don’t need to wait.

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