Unit 361 News
posted: Nov 11, 2014

If you missed it in the mail, click here for a PDF.

posted: Jun 29, 2014

Forest Clark and Flo Newlin have been appointed to the ACBL Goodwill Committee.

Everybody in Denver knows both of these bridge players, but did you know that Forest assisted with the formation of the Denver unit and has served pro bono as its legal adviser for the last 38 years? And did you know that, over the last 10 years, Flo and her husband Cal have shared their winning methods with hundreds of new and aspiring bridge players around the area?

Congratulations to both!

Weather Conditions

Current Conditions at Denver, Denver International Airport, CO

Weather: Light Snow Fog/Mist
Temperature: 28.0 F (-2.2 C)
Wind: North at 18.4 MPH (16 KT)
Observation Time: Last Updated on Feb 1 2015, 12:53 am MST

Other Weather Stats

Barometric Pressure: 1016.0 mb
Wind Chill: 15 F (-9 C)
Visibility: 1.00 miles

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Denver Area Bridge, Unit 361 of the ACBL



Welcome to the Denver Unit web site!

Message from Joan Kushner:Joan Kushner

Welcome, everyone, to, once again!

I want to thank the Board of Directors for re-electing me President. The new Board of Directors includes Margaret Devere as Vice-President, Bonnie Smith as Secretary, and Phil Debus as Treasurer. Shirley Heinsohn, Jeanne Achziger, Jim Calhoun (yes, a new Life Master – hooray!), Al Kane, and Pat Henke are the other active members. A terrific Board for an exciting 2015!

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Having Nationals here in the Fall will be a constant source of exciting news. Roy Weinstein is representing us with his usual skill. Everyone is looking forward to hosting this event.


Dupli-Swiss – What Do You Think?

If you played in either of the Swiss teams games in our recent sectional (Thursday Jan 8 or Sunday Jan 11), you played a dupli-swiss event.

The ideas behind dupli-swiss are:

  • To create a fairer event because everybody plays the same boards – no more "slams in this match-up and flat boards in that one"
  • To provide hand records

As a unit, we need a little practice in this movement, and the Sunday game took a little longer. That might or might not get better as we all get more experience.

We want to know how you liked it (or didn't like it). We've gotten a few comments, but more is better. So, click here to send us an email with your input.


Correction to Flyer for Denver Regional 2015

There is an error in the flyer for the Denver Regional 2015. The Mt. Massive Charity Pairs are listed at 1:00 pm Tuesday, and they should be at 7:00 pm Tuesday.

When the error was discovered, we started hand-correcting the flyers (thanks, Joan and Jerry), but there are some flyers out there with the wrong time.

You can download a corrected flyer from our website (click here), or pick up one of the hand-corrected flyers from the local clubs.

Mea culpa – and please don't be confused, and please pass the word as you have the opportunity.


Denver Unit Directory for 2015 – Probably Postponed

The ACBL has updated its privacy policy in a way that affects our unit directory. The terms of the policy require us to get consent from each member of our unit before we can include that person in the directory.

This requirement is challenging, to say the least, and we are currently researching the best way to move forward. As a result, the 2015 directory will probably not be available at the March sectional.

2014 directories are still available. Check with the House of Cards or the Denver Metro Bridge Studio.


Got a Hand?

We have recently received a few hand write-ups from Don Heitler -- hands he found interesting for one reason or another.

We will be posting them on the website, a few at a time. Here's a link to the page: Got a Hand? I put it in the Membership menu because there didn't seem to be any better location :(

And ... if you come across an interesting hand -- whether you declared or defended, made overtricks or went down in flames -- take a few minutes and write it up and send it to me.


January Sectional Photos