Tournaments Managed by our unit

Sectionals

A sectional is a tournament for duplicate bridge organized and run by the local unit. The ACBL uniquely awards silver pigmented points at sectionals.

Our unit typically runs four open sectionals each year, as well as two NLM (non-life master) sectionals, here in the greater Seattle area. An open sectional features events for most player levels, from novices and intermediates up to experts. We feature 0-750 and 0-200 limited games in many tournament sessions as well as a variety of open events. We also tend to offer a few unique event formats at each sectional, along with some of the classic/standard events like stratified pairs and Swiss Teams.

Our NLM sectionals are limited to players with less than 500 masterpoints who have not achieved the rank of life master. These "I/N" (intermediate/novice) tournaments are perfect for players that are still getting the hang of duplicate bidding, tournament procedures, and tournament play, as well as players looking to learn more about the game of bridge or improve their game. NLM sectionals have special events and awards for players with 0-5 masterpoints!

NEW - In 2019, Seattle will be hosting an intermediate/novice regional in place of our typical fall NLM sectional. This tournament will be limited to players with 0-750 masterpoints and designed to be a great introduction to tournament duplicate bridge. (Regionals are typically larger than sectionals and award red points instead of silver points.)

For all tournaments, check the event flyer, when available, to get more details about what is offered at each sectional. If the event's flyer isn't available yet, you can view past event results, attendance, and event schedules.


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I/N Regional (Replaces Fall NLM Sectional in 2019)

  • For 2019, Seattle is hosting an I/N Regional September 20-22 at Bothell’s IUOE Union Hall (map).

  • Win red points in a tournament limited to non-life master players with 0-750 masterpoints!


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Harvest/Halloween Sectional (Fall: Sept/Oct/Nov)

  • 2019 Event: September 20-22, 2019 at Bothell’s IUOE Union Hall (map)

  • Note: This open sectional will be co-located with the Seattle I/N Regional. All limited/novice events will be held as part of the I/N Regional.


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Sweetheart Sectional (winter: Feb/Mar)

  • 2019 Event: February 15-17, 2019 at Vasa Park Resort (map)

  • "Daylight" schedule (sessions start at 10:30am & 3pm on Friday & Saturday, 10:30am on Sunday)

  • 0-200, 0-750, and open events offered in every session (subject to attendance)

  • Unit awards will be announced and presented on Saturday


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Spring NLM Sectional (Spring: APR/May)

  • 2019 Event: May 4-5, 2019 at Seattle Bridge Center (map)

  • This event is limited to players with less than 500 masterpoints who have not achieved the rank of life master.

  • Enjoy a tournament designed for newer players!

  • Experts are available to review hands and answer questions after each session.


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Knockout Sectional (Memorial Day Weekend)

  • 2019 Event: May 24-27, 2019 at Bothell’s IUOE Union Hall (map)

  • Enjoy a holiday weekend in Seattle with your bridge partner and friends!

  • Limited and open events offered in every session. (Most sessions offer a 0-750 limited event. Many offer a 0-200 event.)

  • Unique events: Knockout Teams on Saturday and Sunday


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Suntan Sectional (Summer: Jul/Aug)

  • 2019 Event: July 5-7, 2019 at Mercer Island’s Islander Middle School (map)

  • Carpooling recommended.

  • NO SMOKING on school grounds and in school parking lots

  • Limited and open events offered in every session. (Most sessions offer a 0-750 limited event. Many offer a 0-200 event.)