Unit Awards Party

March 22 was the Unit’s Award party for those who earned the most masterpoints in the unit. Awards were given for the mini-McKenney and the Ace of Clubs.

The most remarkable winner in the Ace of Clubs awards in her rank class is our own Zoe Duran. Ace of Clubs awards are given for winning the most masterpoints during the year in club games. What makes this so outstanding is that the only club games she played in regularly were our little games here in McAlester. Consider that Tulsa players can pretty much play twice a day every day and in games that on average are twice as large as our games. Yet playing only twice a week, at a small club, Zoe won more mastepoints at the club than did any Tulsa player did for her rank. Congratulations, Zoe!

If interested, this link shows the results for the bridge game that was held after the awards ceremony. 21 tables!!! Must be nice!!!

Awards Ceremony Bridge Scores


North American Open Pairs Flight A Finals

Well…about the only thing we can say about our performance in the NAOP finals in Memphis is that we showed up…on time even!

On the first day there were 68 pairs competing. 28 pairs qualified for the second day of the Finals. We did make the cut and showed up (on time) for the second day. Neither of us played well on the second day and we were soundly penalized by the opponents for every mistake we made – the field was that strong.

To say we were demoralized was an understatement – at least until we realized that we made it to the final 28 pairs in this very, very tough event. And as unsatisfying as the final day was, we can live with making it that far in one of the most challenging pairs events the ACBL sponsors.


This is a great site with lots of educational hands…and it’s free.


There are some occasional glitches in the bidding/play features…but did I mention it’s FREE!

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Oklahoma City Regional

Don’t forget about the Oklahoma City Regional that begins this Monday (March 5)!!!

(Click the following link for more info)
OK City Schedule