Get Ready for the Knockout: It is definitely time to line up partners and teammates for the premier event for team bridge in New England, the Knockout Regional in Cromwell, CT. Click on the ad at the right for more details.The best way to make hotel reservations is to call 860 635-2000 and ask for Internal Reservations.
If you are unfamiliar with playing in knockouts and other team games, you might want to read this.
This just in: Two outstanding presentations by experts have been scheduled for the Knockout Regional. Rich DeMartino, Doug Doub, and Frank Merblum will form a panel on Wednesday February 11 between sessions of the Gold Rush Pairs. This threesome has won fifteen national championships! The dynamic Bob Lavin will talk on Friday February 13 from 9:15-9:45 on "choosing the best opening lead with an emphasis on trump leads."
Grand National Teams: Four teams will be chosen to represent New England in the GNT at this summer's NABC in Chicago. The qualifying events will be held during the weekend of March 7-8, one in each category: Open, 0-6000, 0-2500, and 0-500 non-life master. The details are available through the "NAP & GNT News" tab at left.
Keohane Individual Regional: The high finishers and the lists of masterpoint winners from Newton can be viewed here.
The Winners Board (photos of winners) and Webmaster's Notes are now on the results page. The indexes to the photos by event and by player have been updated and are available through the "Winners' Pics" tab at left.
Remaining Schedule for District 25 in 2015:
Advancements: December was a great month for New England bridge players. 137 of them achieved a new rank, including four new Gold Life Masters and three new Diamond Life Masters. The full list can be viewed here.
Minutes: The best way to keep up with administrative decisions concerning New England bridge is to read the minutes of the Executive Committee. The minutes from the meeting in August are available here.
The Magic Word: John Stiefel explains in this article that sometimes you do not even need to know what a delayed duck squeeze end-play is in order to execute one. You only need to know what a duck is. The "Learn from the Experts" tab now contains links to twenty-five articles from D25 stars and all of The Buzz.
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