Join us for another fun sectional at our popular Bothell location, with nearby restaurants and plenty of free parking. On Saturday, this sectional features a two session open pairs, designed to mimic the popular NABC event. Qualifying pairs from the afternoon move on to the evening finals, and a consolation/side pairs is offered for anyone playing in the evening.
Newer players, this tournament is just for you! (Experienced players, tell your newer friends!) All events are limited to non-life masters with less than 500 masterpoints, and there are special 99er and 199er events as well. Play will be friendly to those still getting the hang of bidding boxes, duplicate scoring, and other tournament procedures.
We hope you'll join us for a casual summer weekend of fun duplicate bridge, featuring a "daylight" schedule on Saturday and Sunday and IMP pairs on Friday evening. We are returning to Forest Ridge School in Bellevue. Please remember that smoking on Forest Ridge campus is NOT allowed, and this prohibition applies to parking lots as well as all outdoor areas on the campus.
We hope you'll join us for a holiday weekend of fun duplicate bridge. This sectional focuses on Knockout team events, but many event types are offered. Our location is wonderful, with nearby hotels & lodges, as well as lots of great restaurants to enjoy.
Flyer and schedule details are posted here: http://tournaments.acbl.org/schedule.php?tourid=33493
Join us for a fun and friendly sectional just for new, intermediate, and novice players. We are pleased to host our spring non-life master (0-500 masterpoint limit) sectional at the Seattle Bridge Center.
Our first sectional of the year will kick off on Friday with pairs and a special BAM Teams event in the evening. (Learn more about BAM Teams.) Bothell's Union Hall was top-rated as a location for tournaments in our unit, with free on-site parking, easy access from I-405, and nearby restaurants.
Newer players, this tournament is just for you! (Experienced players, tell your newer friends!) All events are limited to non-life masters with less than 500 masterpoints, and there are special 99er and 199er events as well. Events use a "daylight" schedule (10:30am and 4pm starts on Saturday, 10:30am and 3:30pm starts on Sunday). Play will be friendly to those still getting the hang of bidding boxes, duplicate scoring, and other tournament procedures.
Our Fall sectional takes us south of Seattle. Kent Commons offers free on-site parking and lots of nearby restaurants. In addition to stratified events, each session includes a 0-200 limited session, with 0-750 pairs offered during Saturday's sessions. On Saturday, this sectional features a two session open pairs, designed to mimic the popular NABC event. Qualifying pairs from the afternoon move on to the evening finals, and a consolation/side pairs is offered for anyone playing in the evening.
A holiday weekend means more time for Bridge! This sectional includes a mix of pairs and team "knockout" events running Friday through Monday.
If you've never tried a knockout before, they can be a fun and different event from the typical pairs/club game. Knockout teams are a team of 4-6 players. Teams are "bracketed" into divisions by masterpoint totals. Each bracket comprises a separate event with its own masterpoint awards, so you play against teams of roughly the same skill (as judged by masterpoint totals) as your team. Instead of playing lots of different pairs, you play one pair from one other team for an entire session. This lets you adjust to a given pair's style of play as well as enjoy each other's company more than the typical table-switching in pair movements. After you've played a session against a team and compared scores, you either win or you're "knocked out" and free to play in other events. In this way, a knockout is often considered a "win-win" event. Either you win the match (and thus some amount of masterpoints) and advance or you are free to play a different event!
A unit meeting will be held before the Saturday evening session (~6:45pm).
If you're new to playing duplicate or new to Bridge entirely, this is the event for you. The tournament is designed to be welcoming and friendly to new players who are still getting familiar with duplicate-style play as well as conventions and bidding. Experts will be available to discuss hands and provide insights on improving your game.
Come flex your card skills at the Sweetheart Sectional, a bridge tournament sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League and hosted by ACBL Unit 446. Bridge players of all skill levels and all ages are invited to attend.