A number of Minnesotans are in New Orleans - competing in everything from top open national events, to regionals and side games. Lots of bridge for everyone - plus loads of fine dining when you're not at the bridge table.
Back in Minnesota, Steve Gaynor helps us know what is happening in our state and here and there around the bridge world!
Wherever you are - enjoy!
LOCAL FULL-TIME BRIDGE CENTERS:
Twin City Bridge Center, 6020 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419 612-861-4487
Bridge Center of St Paul, 2603 6th Ave, North St. Paul, MN 55109 651-490-5430 6th Ave, North St www.bridgecenterofstpaul.com
OTHER POPULAR BRIDGE SITES:
Minnesota Bridge Blog: www.mnbridge.com
Keep up-to-date on all sorts of happenings in the world of Minnesota Bridge. There are links to lots of other bridge sites including other sanctioned duplicate games in MN.
American Contract Bridge League (ACBL): www.acbl.org
See how bridge is administered, check masterpoints, get tournament schedules, locations of clubs, etc.
Bridgebase online: www.bridgebase.com
Watch, learn and/or play bridge online.
UPCOMING LOCAL EVENTS:
Apr 10 – 12 Hiawatha Valley Sectional @ Events Center in Rochester, MN
May 18 – 24 GOPHER REGIONAL @ Ramada MOA in Bloomington, MN
Jun 5 – 6 WBF Worldwide Pairs @ local clubs
Jun 8 – 14 District 14 STaC @ participating local clubs
Jun 19 – 21 Granite City Sectional @ Whitney Center in St Cloud, MN
Jul 8 – 12 Aquatennial Sectional @ TCBC in Minneapolis, MN
Sep 4 – 7 Labor Day Sectional @ Twin City Bridge Center in Mpls, MN
Sep 11 – 13 Paul Bunyan Sectional @ Black Bear Casino in Carlton, MN
Oct 30 – Nov 1 MN State Autumn Sectional @ Ramada Plaza in Minneapolis, MN
WBF (World Bridge Federation): Over 100 countries have national Bridge Organizations that are part of this. They administer world-wide events and championships including the Bermuda Bowl (held every 2 years); Olympiad or World Mind Sport Games (held every 4 years); Rosenblum Cup (held every 4 years).
ACBL: North American bridge organization encompassing the USA, Canada, Mexico, and Bermuda. It currently has over 166,000 dues paying members and is headquartered in Horn Lake, MS (suburban Memphis). 1-662-253-3100
USBF (United State Bridge Federation): Administers events leading toward WBF world championships to determine the teams from the USA that will compete in the Open, Women’s, Junior’s and Senior’s competitions.
ACBL DISTRICT 14: One of 25 Districts in the ACBL. It encompasses Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and North and South Dakota. There are over 4000 members in this district’s 9 units.
ACBL UNIT 103 (Minnesota State): Encompasses about 900 members all in MN except for Minneapolis and most of its’ western suburbs (see below).
ACBL UNIT 178 (Viking): Encompasses about 900 members mainly located in zip codes beginning with 553 and 554.