Sectionals

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

Our unit 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!

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 details about past instances of those sectionals to get an idea of what is usually offered.

 
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Sweetheart Sectional (winter: Feb/Mar)

  • 2018 Event: February 16-18, 2018 at Vasa Park Resort
  • "Daylight" schedule (most sessions start before 4pm)
  • 0-200, 0-750, and open events offered in every session (subject to attendance and director discretion)
  • Unique events: open Fast Pairs on Friday evening, 0-2500 Stratified Pairs on Saturday

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Spring NLM Sectional (Spring: APR/May)

  • 2018 Event: May 5-6, 2018 at Seattle Bridge Center
  • 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 players at your level!
  • Try pairs games on Saturday and Swiss Teams on Sunday!

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Knockout Sectional (Memorial Day Weekend)

  • 2018 Event: May 25-28, 2018 at Bothell IUOE Union Hall
  • 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, Board-A-Match Teams on Sunday
  • An Open Board-A-Match Team event is offered on Sunday

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Suntan Sectional (Summer: Jul/Aug)

  • 2018 Event: July 14-15, 2018 at Kent Commons
  • "Daylight" schedule (most sessions start before 4pm)
  • Limited and open events offered in every session. (Most sessions offer a 0-750 limited event. Many offer a 0-200 event.)

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Halloween Sectional (Fall: Oct/Nov)

  • 2018 Event: September 14-16, 2018 (Location TBA)
  • Limited and open events offered in every session. (Most sessions offer a 0-750 limited event. Many offer a 0-200 event.)
  • Features an open pairs on Saturday with a qualifying session in the afternoon and finals session (or consolation pairs) in the evening

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Fall NLM Sectional (Fall: Sept/Oct/Nov)

  • 2018 Event: November 10-11, 2018 at Seattle Bridge Center
  • 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 players at your level!
  • Try pairs games on Saturday and Swiss Teams on Sunday!