About District 16
District 16 of the American Contract Bridge League consists of most of Texas and all of Mexico. Its members play duplicate bridge in games at clubs and at sectional and regional tournaments within the district.
District 16 boasts many national and world champions, as well as many other expert or near-expert players. It also provides venues for beginning and learning players. District 16's mission is to promote bridge in its geographic area.
On these pages you'll find information about the district's officers and key personnel, the district calendar, results of district tournaments, minutes of the district board meetings, district financial reports, and other useful information.
District News & Coming Attractions
Report from Phoenix
Dan Morse's report from the Phoenix NABC can be seen by clicking here.
Teacher of the Year Nominations
Calling all bridge students! Is your bridge teacher the best? Do you wish you could thank them in some way? How about an award? Those are always nice!
This award is given to teachers who make a difference in their bridge community and in the lives of their students. Make sure that your teacher is eligible and show them how much you appreciate the work they put in to teaching you!
All teachers up for the award are nominated by students just like you.
The deadline to nominate is set in early 2014 and the ceremony to present the award will be at the ABTA's annual convention, held in Las Vegas this year.
Lone Star Regional Classes
Both Director's and TAP classes will be offered Saturday thorugh Monday prior to next year's Lone Star Regional.
For a printable flyer with all the details click here.
The November/December 2013 issue of the District 16 ScoreCard has been posted on this site. You may read it by clicking here.
You can see results from the October Abilene Regional by clicking here.
North America Pairs
Good news for flight B players. District 16 has once again secured a 2nd at-large spot for this year’s NAP cycle which means the B field will be playing for 4 spots representing District 16 at the Spring Nationals in Dallas.
First and second place will receive $700/per player from the ACBL and an additional $100/per player from the District. Third place will receive $300/per player from the ACBL and an additional $200/per player from the District. Fourh place will receive $300/per player from the District.
The September-October Scorecard has been posted on this website. You can see it by clicking here.
Dallas Regional Results
Results from the Dallas Labor Day Regional can be seen here as they become available. Results will be posted daily.
Report from the Atlanta NABC
Dan Morse's report from the Atlanta NABC in August, 2013, has been posted on this site. You can read it here.
District Charity Game
All clubs with games sanctioned on Tuesdays are eligible to host a District Charity Game October 1, 2013. Please use sanction #122739 when submitting payments and reporting results. The fee is $1.00 per person (for the charity) plus the regular fees.
North American Pairs Unit Qualifying
The District 16 finals for flights A, B, and C will be held on January 18th (2 qualifying sessions) and January 19th (2 final sessions), 2014 at the Omni Hotel in San Antonio.
- Club managers should send a list of club qualifiers within 3 days of their last game to both Unit and District NAP Coordinators.
- Unit Coordinators should send list of unit qualifiers within 3 days of unit final to Melody Euler, District 16 NAP Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Club-qualified players may play in any ONE Unit final per stratification within District 16.
- Special permission to play outside your home unit is NOT required.
A listing of Unit finals is shown below. Please check with the local site as posted times may be tentative.
|Unit #||Unit Name||Flights||Date||Time||Location|
|172||San Antonio||ABC||Sat 9/21||10:00/TBA||Fiesta Bridge Club|
|173||San Miguel||No info available at press time||Club de Bridge Amigos|
|174||Houston||AC||Sun 11/10||11:00/TBA||Houston Bridge Studio|
|B||Sat 11/9||11:00/TBA||Bridge Club of Houston|
|B||Sun 9/29||1:30/TBA||Dorsey’s Bridge Studio|
|A||Sun 10/6||1:30/TBA||Dorsey’s Bridge Studio|
|183||Fort Western||AC||Sun 9/29||12:30/TBA||Ft Worth Bridge Studio|
|B||Sun 10/27||12:30/TBA||Ft Worth Bridge Studio|
|187||Corpus Christi||ABC||Sat 9/21||10:30/TBA||Bridge Club of South Texas|
|197||Llano Estacado||ABC||Sun 11/10||10:00/TBA||The Bridge Center|
|201||Sabine Neches||ABC||Sat 11/2||9:30/3:30||Beaumont Bridge Studio|
|204||Fort Concho||ABC||Sat 11/9||10:00/2:00||Sue Barber Bridge Club|
|205||Armistad||ABC||Thur 10/15||1:30||Lake Chapala DBC|
|207||Texas Capitol||ABC||Sat 10/26||10:00/2:00||The Bridge Center of Austin|
|209||Greater Permian Basin||ABC||Sat 9/14||10:00/TBA||Allison Bridge Center|
|224||Fort Phantom||ABC||Sat 9/21||1:00||Mabel Lillius Bridge Studio|
|225||East Texas||ABC||Sat 11/2||10:00/1:00||Dottie Pirkle’s DBSS|
|233||Central Texas||ABC||Sun 9/15||1:00||Temple CAC|
|237||Magic Valley||No event scheduled|
|353||Wichita Falls||ABC||Sun 11/17 & 24||1:30||The Bridge Center|