Unit 361 News
posted: Sep 29, 2016
Table Talk 2016 has hit the streets. Click here to read or download.

Jan Sectional moved to
Arapahoe County Fairgrounds

Featuring Fast Pairs on Friday Night

Is Bridge 4U?

Know someone who might be interested in bridge?

Mike Holmes is teaching a free two-hour seminar beginning at 1:30PM held at the Schlessman Family Library, 100 Popular St, Denver, CO 80220.     For more information check out the link for the course flyer.


Want to teach bridge through OLLI?

OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) provides a way for people who have something to teach to connect with people who want to learn.


Classes run for eight weeks, and there are three sets of classes a year. Classes are held in one of the six OLLI locations around Denver.


Support for OLLI classes from the ACBL includes materials and a small stipend.


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Denver Area Bridge, Unit 361 of the ACBL

 Welcome to the Denver Unit web site!

Message from Margaret Devere, Unit 361 President:

It's January 17, two days after our Winter sectional. If you came out to play, thank you for adventuring out to the new location. Table count was down by 60, but IMO that's not bad, considering ...

March and July 2017 will be back at Jeffco. November 2017 may or may not be at Jeffco, due to a possible remodeling project, so watch for more info on that. BTW, did you know that the March sectional will be March 31-April 2? The Spring NABC is in Kansas City this year, and we don't want to compete with that. So y'all go to Kansas City and have a great time, and come back and play here a week or so later.

Jeanne Achziger has resigned from the board after a three-year stint: two years on hospitality and one year managing the IN tournaments. Jeanne says that she just wanted to do something different for a while. She did an outstanding job on the board -- thank you! Dianne Vanoss has been appointed to fill her place.

Two board members have resigned for health reasons: Bonnie Janzen and Al Kane. Bonnie kept us fed; Al managed the sectionals and ensured that we had all the supplies we needed. Both of them contributed greatly to board discussion and direction. Thanks to both of them for their service to Denver bridge.

Pam Root has very kindly agreed to take over the hospitality function. We haven't identified anybody for Al's position, so if you have any ideas, feel free to contact me.

The financial news isn't great but it's not terrible either. The cost of renting playing space has increased significantly, but by raising card fees to $12 and converting the Friday lunch to "lunch ticket for purchase," same as Saturday, we will come close to breaking even (assuming that attendance projections are accurate). These changes will be in effect at the March sectional.

And Friday night in both March and July will be Swiss teams. If you've been missing the old Thursday night teams, this is for you!

In other news: The 2017 mentor program is about to launch, and a player outreach program is being developed. More info to come ...

Stay safe and warm and see you in March!


Unit Board Elections – Results for 2017-2018 Term

The full slate of board members was elected at the Fall Sectional Annual Meeting. Welcome Wayne Eckerling to the board. Returning members include Margaret Devere (President), Al Kane (Tournaments), Bonnie Janzen (Hospitality), and Vard Nelson (Partnership & I/N).


Denver Unit 361 Member Directory

The 2016-2017 Directory has been published and some extra copies have been left at or sent to most of the clubs in the unit. If you want a unit member and want a digital version contact Tom West @


We are hoping to get the directory on line for unit members but aren't there yet.


Unit 361 Ace of Clubs and Mini-McKenney Awards

To see current races and previous winners and high finishers, check out Masterpoint Races under Membership.


Pix from the November Sectional



Pix from the September I/N Sectional