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Last updated April 20, 2018
ACBL Top Players Rally Over Cheating Fears. Although well-publicized disciplinary hearings in North America and Europe have resulted in the permanent banning of several top pairs convicted of collusive cheating, some of the accused have turned to civil courts to have their sentences overturned or reduced – and they’re turning up at competitions. Read more here ->
ACBL to start selling online entries. The upcoming Summer NABC in Atlanta will be the last NABC at which Bridge Winners will be providing online entries. Under the leadership of its new CEO, Bahar Gidwani, the ACBL has begun updating its entry-selling processes. At the last two NABCs and at regionals around the country the ACBL has implemented a system to accept credit cards for entry purchase. Starting in the Fall the ACBL plans to continue its expansion and sell entries online. Read more here ->
New event at the World Bridge Teams Championships. Starting 2019 a Mixed Teams Championship will be added alongside the Open (Bermuda Bowl), Wome n’s (Venice Cup) and Seniors (d’Orsi Trophy) at the World Bridge Teams Championships.The Zonal Conferences will hold qualifying Championships/Trials as they do for the other categories. Read more here ->
The new ACBL Convention Charts – The ACBL Board of Directors approved New Convention Charts at the NABCs in Philadelphia. Effective the first day of the 2018 Fall Nationals in Honolulu, there will be several articles in the ACBL Bulletin introducing the new charts. You can view them here.
The hour of AI has arrived! A non-human is inducted into the ACBL Hall of Fame for the first time in history. Read more here ->
The Best Bridge Writer – Discussion on Bridge Winners this week offers a fantastic list of great bridge authors, their books, and what makes them great. Who would be your pick for the best Bridge Writer?
The World Bridge Federation opens Robot Bridge Tournaments with WBF Masterpoint Awards Click here.
New Podcasts from John McAllister
Currently up are An Interview with Gavin Wolpert, Professional Bridge Player, and Hammond: The Legend. Available through iTunes .