Unit 361 News
posted: Nov 11, 2014

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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: Mostly Cloudy
Temperature: 51.0 F (10.6 C)
Wind: Southwest at 10.4 MPH (9 KT)
Observation Time: Last Updated on May 26 2015, 12:53 am MDT

Other Weather Stats

Barometric Pressure: 1011.7 mb
Wind Chill: 47 F (8 C)
Visibility: 10.00 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 Survey Results

At the March sectional, we asked people to tell us their thoughts about the dupli-Swiss style of Swiss teams. Here are the results.



I like it -- please continue. 81
Continue if you can work the glitches out. 31
I don't like it -- please stop. 19
No preference 3
Other 5


In addition, we got emails from a few other people:

  • 5 in favor
  • 4 opposed

Final decisions are still to be made, but it appears that the majority is in favor of dupli-Swiss.


AARP Article on Bridge

The AARP magazine recently published an article on the beneficial effects of bridge. Here's a link:


Unit 361 Mentor Program Starting Up!

Unit 361 is sponsoring a mentor program for all bridge players in the unit who have between 2 and 200 masterpoints. Players who want a mentor will be matched with a more advanced player, and will have the opportunity to play with their mentor at least six times between June and November 2015.

Carolyn Newcomb is chairing the program.

If you are interested in having a mentor, call Chuck Goudey at 720-560-4636 or send him an email.

If you are interested in being a mentor, call Skip Carson at 303-901-1377 or send him an email.

Or, for more information, click here for a flyer, or contact Carolyn for a chat: 303-979-9409.

Or .... click here to sign up right now!


Pix from the March Sectional

Event winners

Mini-McKenney and Ace of Clubs winners


Bridge in Schools

For the last few years, board member Jim Calhoun has been delivering the Bridge in Schools program to high school students in Lakewood. This year, a group of 14 meets at 3:00 pm every Thursday to learn and play. Rex Wood is the faculty sponsor.

Flo Newlin and Pat Henke joined the group for their January 29th meeting. Flo presented a brief lecture on Stayman, and the students bid and played some prepared hands. Coming up soon is a lecture on Jacoby transfers.

Jim is working on a program to get these students to our I/N and sectional tournaments. If you see one of them, be sure to say hello!