Duplicate bridge is not my WHOLE life, at least not yet. But I am having a lot of fun playing in tournaments in the West. I used to run a couple duplicate bridge games in Hayward and San Leandro in the 70s and early 80s, partnering with other bridge club owners. I "retired" from bridge in 1981 just before getting married. About 20 years later I started playing again. After retirement and getting into Genealogy in 2007, I've cut back a bit on my bridge playing, but still like to attend local special events. I play mainly at the East Bay Community Bridge Center in Oakland.
I've served on local ACBL Board of Directors in South County and Diablo Valley Units. I also authored several web sites to help bridge club get their results on-line in the early 2000's. Current URLs of the three units are (also, see what they looked like in 2007):
  1. Unit 499 - Diablo Valley (2007)
  2. Unit 500 - Southern Alameda County (2007)
  3. Unit 501 - Livermore Bridge Club (2007)

Other interesting Bridge Links
  1. Chris Pisarra's totally unauthorized Blog - About the life of a bridge player in Contra Costa County - Very entertaining. Try to review his escapades in Gatlinburg. Good Restaurant reviews.
  2. (see below)
  3. - Put together by Gavin Wolpert. Excellent source of high-level bridge articles
  4. is one of the most extensive coverage of bridge conventions.

Have you tried BridgeBase? It's an on-line bridge website that allows playing in many types of bridge matches including ACBL masterpoint tournaments. They use a
General Convention Card. Most enjoyable are their Vugraph, real-world real-time bridge matches, especially the NABC Spring/Summer Vanderbitl/Spingold KO finals.

See you at the bridge table.
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