To the Annual Joint ABA/CCBA Silver Point
Sectional Tournament

June 6-7

1420 E. 87th St., Chicago

Great company, great refreshments, great fun!

Questions?  Ask Mike Cochran
847.846.8025 or cochram1@yahoo.com


Directions to Tournament Location

Longest Day - La Grange

All Bridge Saints will again run "The Longest Day" fund raiser for Alzheimers.  In our 2 years of participation we raised over $2,500/each year for Alzheimers.  This year our Longest Day will be Saturday, June 20th instead of Sunday the 21st.

We are also offering an incentive of play free all day for club owners who's club is represented by at least 8 players, who are NOT All Bridge Saints players.

Breakfast at 7:00 am followed by games at 7:30 am and continuing until 9:30 pm.  Here's the complete schedule!

Here's a map to the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in La Grange.

Contact Ellie Nuellen at bridge_saints@sbcglobal.net or 815.838.0646 for more information.

Longest Day - Skokie

On Sunday Jun 21, there will be a charity game held to benefit the Alzheimer's Association as part of the ACBL's "Longest Day" event at Temple Judeah Mitzpah, 8610 Niles Center Road, Skokie.

Please wear purple on Sunday!

The event schedule:

  •   9:30am - Breakfast & 16-Board Pair Game
  • 12:00pm - Lunch & 16-Board Swiss Teams
  •   3:00pm - High Tea & 16-Board Pairs

Stay for lunch and kibitz if you wish.

FREE lesson for NEW players at 11:00am.

5-Minute Bridge Tip Lectures Before Each Event (volunteers needed).

Silent Auction (pro's and items needed).


Contact: Nancy Frank (kardlady@gmail.com) and let her know if you'd like to help!

Jun 21 is also Fathers' Day so bring a father, honor a father and be home in time for dinner with your father!

PS: Clubowners :: if your club is also planning a Longest Day event, please let the webmaster know.

North American Open Pairs - 2015-2016

Club Qualifying Begins in June and Runs Through August

North American Pairs (NAOP) event is a prestigious 'grass roots' event. There are three fights determined by a player's masterpoint accumulation. Flight A is an Open event. Flight B is 0 to 2000 masterpoints and Flight C is 500 masterpoints and only open to Non-Life Masters.

  • Stage 1, 'Club Qualifying' is held at the club level in June, July and August.
  • Stage 2, "District/Unit Finals" is the last stage that determines the top three (3) pairs in each category that advance to the National Finals at the Spring 2016 NABC in Reno, NV.

At the club level, masterpoint awards are sectional rating half Red and half Black. Two-session unit qualifying games have a sectional rating Red with a percentage of Gold for overalls. The District final awards vary with Gold for section first and overalls. Flight C is 25% Gold for overall. Other masterpoints in all flights are Red.

See the special games section for a complete list of Club NAOP qualifying games.

The "official" Conditions of Contest are found on the ACBL Website.

Finals to be held on Oct 3, 2016 at the Wisconsin Fair Grounds in Milwaukee.

I/N Newsletters

Did you know that the District publishes a Intermediate/Novice newsletter for your learning pleasure?

Written by Suzi Subeck this newsletter provides tips for our newer players.

Visit this link on the District 13 website for the complete archives.  In bridge, even old ideas can be new!

Help our players!

Many people have serious, and even life threatening, allergic reactions to scented lotions, perfumes, colognes and other scents. The CCBA and club owners seek your cooperation to avoid these situations by coming to all bridge events "scent-free."

Please help us by abiding to our new policy. Thank you for your consideration.


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