District 17 of the American Contract Bridge League
Welcome to the District 17 web site, click the map at the right to learn more about us and please send us feedback on what you want to see on this site.
Teacher of the Year
Calling all bridge students! Is your bridge teacher the best? Do you wish you could thank them in some way? How about an award?
The American Bridge Teachers' Association is looking for nominations for their Teacher of the Year award, which is sponsored by Master Point Press. See their website: ABTA Teacher of the Year award.
This award is given to teachers who make a difference in their community and the lives of their students. Instructors are nominated by students. The deadline to nominate is early 2014. The award ceremony to present will be at the ABTA's annual convention, next summer in Las Vegas.
District 17 Elections
2013 Election: Robb Gordon (Arizona at Large Units), Rod Bias (Phoenix ) and John Scibelli (Las Vegas) were elected to the D17 Board. Darwin Afdahl (current D17 President, Tucson Unit), John Grossmann (Colorado at Large) , Art McHaffie (New Mexico at Large Units) and Jerry Ranney (Denver) were re-elected. These are two year terms that start at the Janaury Board meeting. Congratulations to all.
Congratulations 2013-14 NAP Winners
The District Finals for the North American Pairs (NAP) were held at the Tucson Regional in October 2013. Click here for photos! Here are the top three finishers in three strats:
1st Place Cindy Harris - Joe Harris, Albuquerque, NM
2nd Place Ed Lucas III, Tempe AZ - Jerry Gaer, Scottsdale AZ
3rd Place Audrius Mizeikis, Scottsdale AZ - Edwin Katten, Cave Creek AZ
1st Place Mark Steele, Albuquerque, NM - Mark Johnson, Silver City NM
2nd Place Kathy Bergman - Enid Bross, Goodyear AZ
3rd Place Andrea Kutscher - Paul Flanders, Longmont CO
1st Place Susan Singer - Eric Singer, Tucson AZ
2nd Place Judy St Arnold, Scottsdale AZ; Brenda Huff, Phoenix AZ
3rd Place Patsy Waltemath, Bernnalillo NM - Ellen Brabson, Albuquerque NM