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Mar 15, 2016
D17 Players do well at Nationals
Scroll down to see how eight of our players made the NAP overalls! 

Feb 7, 2016
Newly Elected Board Officers

At the January D17 Board meeting in Albuquerque, Jerry Ranney was elected to replace outgoing President John Grossmann.  Thank you, John, for all of your efforts in support of D17.

 In addition, Art McHaffie was re-elected Vice-President, Ed Yosses was elected Treasurer, Bonnie Bagley was re-elected Secretary, and Darwin Afdahl was elected Election Secretary. 

Congratulations to all of our new officers. 


Feb 7, 2016


Eight of our D17 winners did very well at the Nationals in Reno.

         3th in Flight A - Markland Jones & Harvindar Sidhu

       11th in Flight B - Burke Snowden & Greg Herman

        4th in Flight C - Phil Debus (Centennial) & Dan Stern (Denver)

        6th in Flight C - Ashok Immaneni & Tom Estenson

         Click to view NAP Photos from 2015/16 D17 Finals

We are extremely proud of our players that made the overalls at Nationals.  This was an awesome accomplishment!


Oct 6, 2015
Learn Bridge in a Day

102 !   That is the number of people introduced to bridge during three "Learn Bridge in a Day" (LBIAD) events held in Greeley, Loveland and Fort Collins Colorado.  

John Wolf and John Grossmann (then D17 President) combined an advertising blitz (utilizing ACBL CAP funds) with existing player recruiting.   The instruction included material on bidding, the play of the hand and scoring.  The presentation ran from 10am to 4pm with Unit 363 providing a light lunch.  LBIAD is a combination of power point style slides and cards on the table.  Participants play about dozen hands during the day. 

District 17 now has a site license for "Learn Bridge in a Day".  This package is designed for folks who have never played, or have not played bridge in years.  Participants are channeled into to follow-on events like 99er games, novice lessons, supervised play and mentor programs.

For more information, contact John Grossmann at Blackstone.co@comcast.net .