Ron’s Review

By Ron Lien
President, District 22

We just finished playing at the wonderful Riverside Regional. Ken Monzingo, Bonnie Bagley, Mary Ann Braden and Arleen Harvey’s directorial staff ran a great tournament. The final table count of 1,276 was down from 1,358 last year due in part to going against the Houston and Indianapolis Regionals this year. Plan to join us in 2019 at the Riverside Convention Center. The Palm Springs NLM Regional was a success with 432 tables. Scott Magged, Nance Lodge and Scott Campbell’s directors ran a wonderful tournament this year, and we hope to see more of you play next year. Read More....



Master Solvers Panel

By John Swanson
Lancaster, California

This month we complete the finals of the Senior Knockout Teams held last fall in San Diego. The Nickell team with Katz, Meckstroth, Rodwell, Levin, Rosenberg was 28 IMPs in front of Levine, with Wold, Jacobus, Passell, and a pair of Clerkins. There were 30 deals to go, several providing difficult bidding decisions, some of them rather obscure. In such cases a partnership must trust their general bidding agreements. Read More....



Grand National Teams

By John Kissinger
D22 GNT/NAP Coordinator

The GNT (Grand National Teams) is our district’s premium teams event. This event qualifies teams for the finals at the Atlanta Summer NABC. One team from each of the four flights will represent our district at the nationals.
The winning team in each flight receives $2,000 from D22 to help with travel expenses. Read More....



Riverside Super Bowl Regional

Riverside, California
January 29-February 4, 2018

Results

  • Stratified Pairs Stratified Pairs Mark Itabashi - July Ratley
  • Stratified Pairs Stratified Pairs Jim Johnsen - Belton Allen
  • New Life Master New Life Master Theodora Friedman
  • Stratified Pairs Stratified Pairs July Ratley - Mark Itabashi
  • New Life Master New Life Master Nick Sehgal Lompoc Calif
  • Knockout Teams Bracket IV Knockout Teams Bracket IV Donald Davidson - Lisa Karam - Gigette Caldwell - Craig Caldwell
  • Knockout Teams Bracket II Knockout Teams Bracket II Wayne Gorski - Jacob Walsberg - Alberto Feilhaber - Al Tuckman
  • Knockout Teams Bracket II Knockout Teams Bracket II Ron Stearns - Joan Kaye - Ian Wilson - Mike Kerr
  • Gold Rush Pairs Gold Rush Pairs Andy Dadant - Jane Dadant
  • Bracketed Teams Bracket IV Bracketed Teams Bracket IV Robert Englekirk - Rita Levin - Alyssa Kennedy - Rick Turner
  • Bracketed Teams Bracket II Bracketed Teams Bracket II Jim Johnsen - Mary Loehr - Paul Darin - Harriet Smith
  • Bracketed Teams Bracket II Bracketed Teams Bracket II Bill Bailey - Bjorgvin Mar Kristonsson - Arti Bhorgava - Aron Jones
  • Bracketed Teams Bracket II Bracketed Teams Bracket II Alex Chen - Xingping Kang - Alfred Lee - Milt Kalikman
  • Bracketed Teams Bracket I Bracketed Teams Bracket I Bill Harker - Bruce Noda - Alex Kolesnik - Crispin Barrere - Bob Etter

     


 

 


73rd Annual Pacific Southwest Regional


By Lamya Agelidis
Tournament Chairman

Mark your bridge calend-ars once again for the 73rd Annual Pacific Southwest Regional: March 26 through April 1. The Town and Country Resort & Convention Center will be hosting us during this Easter week for the 39th time in its beautiful venue.
Join us there for a week packed with events; you’ll be spoiled for choices! Read More.....



So What’s Next?

This is the final Contract Bridge Forum newspaper for District 17, one of the three members of the Western Conference. Next month the April issue will be published, but only for Districts 21 (bay area, California) and District 22 (us, Southern California without Los Angeles). After that it is a little unclear, as the WC Board has chosen to forego future newspaper print publishing and move into an online Forum.
To make this be near effective as sending everyone a newspaper we will send all those withACBL email addresses a monthly notice and link; WC choosing to save over to send as declining revenue from WC regionals and STAC table counts have hurt Conference reserves. Read More....



D22 Seventy Percent Club

78.33% Bill Williams-Peggy Bailey, Hemet Bridge Club, Jan.
78.33% Valerie Greenberg-Alan Greenberg, Oak View B.C., Feb. 9
77.50% Robert Davis-Dagmar Ragnow, Riverside Regional, Jan. 31
76.25% Peggy Bailey-Bill Williams, Hemet Bridge Club, Jan.
75.89% JoAnn DiLorenzo-Rosemarie Dickens, Laguna Woods B.C. Jan.
74.54% Weishu Wu-Jon King, Laguna Woods B.C., Jan. 17
74.42% Nancy Hall-Mary Kay Imdieke, Ventura D.B.C., Jan. 14
74.04% Ben Holtman-Helvia Miller, Laguna Woods B.C., Jan. 30
72.82% Warren Cederborg-Suzanne Cederborg, Visalia, Jan. 20
73.81% Jim Babich-Gary Comer, Pleasant Valley B.C., Jan. 23
72.69% Alan Curtis-Dawn Ligon, Ventura Unit B.C., Feb. 13
72.18% Rick Panter-Mark Bartusek, Santa Barbara B.C., Jan. 24
72.00% Sarah Flinkingshelt-Skook Porter, Lompoc, Nov. 11
71.73% Ron Westwood-Teryl Burke, Ventura Unit B.C., Feb. 3
71.99% Marcus Evans-Marjorie Michelin, Costa Mesa B.C., Jan. 8
71.59% Janice Norgaard-Mary Knowles, Laguna Woods B.C., Jan. 5
71.48% Robert Fayst-Jean-Allen Faust, Santa Maria B.C., Jan. 26
71.43% Bill Williams-Peggy Bailey, Hemet Bridge Club, Jan.
71.03% Peggy Mayer-Steve Mayer, Laguna Woods B.C., Jan. 23
70.83% Richard Mackaig-Robert Irani, SOCBC, Jan.
70.83% Barbara Basila-Tom Beswick, Santa Maria B.C., Jan. 15
70.71% Darlene Bigos-Susan Cole, Laguna Woods B.C., Jan. 5
70.67% Phil Pearl-Leo Fishman, J&J Bridge Club, Jan. 10
70.54% Barry Jacobs-Philip Stein, Laguna Woods B.C., Jan. 24
70.53% Donald Cline-Josh Rosenbluth, Ventura Unit B.C., Jan. 23
70.39% Ellen Anten-Steve Gross, Bridge Academy II, Jan. 9
70.37% Bob Bradish-Charles Clarke, Ventura Unit B.C., Jan. 30
70.28% Marcus Evans-Marjorie Michelin, Costa Mesa B.C., Jan. 8
70.22% Alan Gailfus-William Velick, SOCBC, Jan.
70.14% Harvey Campbell-Bill Brokken, Santa Barbara 499ers, Jan. 30
70.00% Charlotte Phillips-Rosemary Drake, Victorville B.C., Jan. 31




Navajo Trail Regional

Albuquerque, New Mexico
January, 15-21, 2018

Results

  • Knockout Teams Bkt III Knockout Teams Bkt III Douglas Madison - Wilhelmena Haynes - Athena Kelly - Ellen Brabson
  • Bracketed Teams Bkt III Bracketed Teams Bkt III James Randall - Carole Odenreider - Dale Sweetwood - Jim Horton
  • Bracketed Teams Bkt IV Bracketed Teams Bkt IV Bill Carstens - Gordy Vondrak - Jean Norgaard - Rod Southworth
  • New Life Master New Life Master Carol Dawley, Albuquerque NM
  • New Life Master New Life Master Carol Urben, Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Charity Pairs Charity Pairs Mark Itabashi - Joe Harris
  • Knockout Teams Bkt II Knockout Teams Bkt II Mike Jones - Marilee Van Arsdale - Edward Texel - Dorothy Hyden
  • Knockout Teams Bkt III Knockout Teams Bkt III Teresa Didrickson - Claudine McAnelly - Marjorie J. Elson - Kathryn Erdman
  • Knockout Teams Bkt II Knockout Teams Bkt II Rodney Bias - Bill Carstens - Clair Kretschmann - Murali Nair
  • New Life Master New Life Master Patricia Armstrong, Prescott, Ariz.
  • Open Pairs Open Pairs Mark Itabashi - Mitch Dunitz
  • Open Pairs Open Pairs Markland Jones - Kenneth Titow
  • Bracketed Teams Bkt II Bracketed Teams Bkt II Cheryl Schwartz - Susan Krassy - Linda Nicholos - Judy Hummel
  • Knockout Teams Bkt I Knockout Teams Bkt I Curtis Cheek - Donna Sirubi - Dennis Dawson - Richard Leonardon - Geoff Hampson
  • Knockout Teams Bkt II Knockout Teams Bkt II Art McHaffie - Joy McHaffie - Kenneth Hirshon - Charles Wilkins
  • Stratified Swiss Teams Stratified Swiss Teams Viorel Atudorei - Dolores Brenner - Mary Dougherty - Valentin Kovachev
  • New Life Master New Life Master Teri Didrickson, Albuquerque NM
  • Daylight Pairs Daylight Pairs Frank Moran - Harold Paul
  • Stratified Swiss Teams Stratified Swiss Teams Mike Jones - Marilee Van Arsdale - Edward Texel - Dorothy Hyden

     


 


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