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Oct 29, 2014
Survey says.....

NEW !  District 17 has developed a online player survey for collecting feedback about regional tournaments.  Darwin Afdahl, D17 President, urges you to "give us a grade" and let us know how we can improve our tournaments.  The survey takes 5 minutes.   Click here  to pop up the survey, which can also be found as a submenu under "Administration" tab.   Contact John Grossmann at Blackstone.co@comcast.net  if you have any problems with the process.

Oct 15, 2014
District NAP Finals 2014

The North American Pairs, district level finals, were held at the recent Phoenix Regional.  The winning pairs were as follows:

NAP Flight A
1st  Herman Louie - Ming Louie, Henderson, NV
2nd  Harvinder Sidhu, Scottsdale, Ariz. - Paul Spear, Sun City West, AZ
3rd  Fred Gitelman - Sheri Winestock, Las Vegas, NV
NAP Flight B
1st  Audrius Mizeikis, Scottsdale, Ariz. - Paul Spear, Sun City West, AZ
2nd  Mark Robertson - Richard Jacobson, Phoenix AZ
3rd  Murali Nair, Phoenix, Ariz. - David Goodman, Phoenix AZ
4th  Andrea Johnson, Longmont CO, Robert McKenzie, Denver CO
NAP Flight C
1st  Brenda Spear, Phoenix, Ariz. - June Cohen, Scottsdale, AZ
2nd  Donna Hofer, Chandler, Ariz. - Judy Lamers, Sun Lakes, AZ
3rd  Judith Huntsinger, Oro Valley, Ariz. - Barbara Dever, Tucson, AZ
4th  Pat Sandler -  Guy Gundaker, Scottsdale, AZ

Oct 15, 2014
Propelled by Pro-Am !

The recent Phoenix Regional began with a Pro-Am game that had a record popping 66 tables.  What a great way to involve the rising players and kick off a tournament. 

Flashback to the 2012 Pro-Am game.  Susan Schulman (left) playing with Helen Drake (right, as the pro) one the event.  In 2014, Susan Schulman achieved Life Master at the Phoenix Regional.  Congratulations!

More photos from the 2014 Pro-Am event can be found by clicking here.  [coming soon]

New Life Master photographs are posted on the D17 website - click here

Aug 21, 2014
Gerald Georges - Newest Platinum Life Master

Gerald Georges (El Paso Unit 159)  became a Platinum Life Master at the Pikes Peak Regional!   Going into Sunday’s Swiss Team, he needed a little more than six points to reach 10,000 masterpoints.  

His team (partner Gary Sawyer, Alto,NM,  and  En Hay paired with Allen Kane of Highlands Ranch, CO) came in fifth overall and earned 9.53 MPs – more than enough.  

Congratulations Gerald!


May 27, 2014
2014 Grand National Team Winners !

The District Finals for the GNTs for 2014 were held at the Denver Regional.  The winning teams were as follows:
Flight A (7 teams)  --  Barbara Dunkley, Diane Graese, and George Vasilevsky and Barbara Vasilevsky collected 30 gold masterpoints each and the right to play in the NABC on their "home court".  They are all Las Vegas players.
Flight B (17 teams) --  Bill Stoltey, Gregory Herman, Dawn Foltz and Greg Foltz, all of Fort Collins CO., won their two day event an earned 26 gold masterpoints.
Flight C (11 teams) --  The Denver team of Karen Carlson, James Culhane, Robert Stansbury and Kevin Stansbury won the C flight. 
Open Flight (3 teams) -- Las Vegas players Sheri Winestock, Fred Gitelman, Joshua Donn along with Brad Moss, a Denver player, won the open GNT flight.
Congratulations to these GNT teams.  Good luck at the NABC finals in July.  Photos will be posted shortly.