Who's a Senior? It's Changed.
The ACBL recently moved the qualifying age from 55 to 60 for Senior games (like the upcoming Silver Ribbon Pairs in Dallas and our Seniors Regional in Hyannis). This rule does not affect players who became Seniors before this year. If you were 55 before Jan. 1, 2014, you're still a Senior. But if you were born on or after Jan. 1, 1959, you aren't a "Senior" until you reach 60. C'est la vie.
For an important message from the President of the New England Bridge Conference click here.
107 New England bridge players achieved a new rank in February. The complete list is here.
B's Needs: This committee has worked hard to make the Regional Tournaments more fun and to attract mid-level players. The minutes of the latest meeting in Cromwell are posted here.
Grand National Teams: The final results of the Rainbow Weekend and the GNT qualifying can be seen here here. Photos from Saturday and the Webmaster's Notes are also posted.
Executive Committee: Most important decisions about bridge in New England are made by the Executive Committee. It is worth your while to keep abreast of its deliberations. The minutes from the meeting in Newton in January can be read here.
Belladonna is a Poison: This week we celebrate Harold Feldheim's victory in the GNT qualifier with his story about the prowess of Giorgio Belladonna. The "Learn from the Experts" tab at left now leads to thirteen superb articles plus all of the Buzz.
Walter Lee's bridge blog, which includes his notes from the Cromwell tournament and the GNT qualifier, can now be reached from the "Links to Other Sites" tab at left.
Revised Flyer: The flyer for the Hyannis Regional that will begin on April 30 contained an erroneous room rate. The revised version can be viewed here and on the calendar.
Schedule Changes for 2014: There are four important changes remaining for 2014. Check the calendar for details.
Conventions: The ACBL allows districts to set their own rules on allowable conventions at their regional events. Current District 25 rules on conventions are the standard but not universal ones throughout the ACBL, that mid-chart conventions are allowed in Flight A, Flight A/X, and top brackets of knockouts so long as all teams are above the 1500 masterpoint level, but not in Flight A/B or lower brackets of knockouts.
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