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ACBL District 5


Brian Ellis from Beachwood OH is our District Director. Brian represents the District on the ACBL board of Directors.

Rock & Roll Regional!

The Cleveland Rock & Roll Regional was a great success as players continue to come back to face to face bridge. We had 411 tables in play so play is picking up.

Phil Becker, Beachwood, OH, and his long time partner Fleur Howard, Gates Mills, OH, were the overall masterpoint winners with 83.02 masterpoints along with their teammates from the Dayton area. The Northern Ohio Unit enjoyed its home field advantage and it had six of the top ten masterpoint winners!

Jim and Sue Knirsch from Chagrin Falls, OH did a great job chairing the tournament. This was their first time as chairs of a Regional, but we hope it will not be their last!

District Director Reports

Margot Henning, our District Director, has posted her report from the Fall NABC. Please read the Fall 2022 Director Report on the Director Report page. Here are some highlights: "As of September 30, 2022, the ACBL has 136,892 members and assets of $16,884,757. The ACBL has an operating loss of $715K for the first nine months of 2022."


GNT District Qualification Tournament

The Grand National Teams is designed so that players at all levels can compete for a national championship through District qualification tournaments and then at an NABC.

Our District Grand National Team(GNT) qualification tournament will be held April 29 and 30 in Erie. There are four brackets based on masterpoints.

The brackets are: Championship Flight (unlimited MP) Flight A (0-6000MP) Flight B (0-2500)Flight C (0-500 NLM Only). Masterpoint Limits are absolute - not averaged.

<b>Pre-registration is mandatory. The registration deadline is Wednesday, April 26th. Instructions are in the flyer.<b/>

More important information is in the FLYER and on our GNT page.



District 5 Charity Committee Appointees Since 2013
Year Appointed Name City/State
Betty Metz
Grand Island NY
Bill Hogsett
Cleveland OH
Lorraine Hanna
Gibsonia PA
Rick Klapthor
Erie PA
Dave Hobe
Strongsville OH
Dian Petrov
Buffalo NY
Wayne Heritage
North Olmsted OH
2017Catherine CaplanWhite Oak PA
Steve Garfunkel
Chagrin Falls OH
2016Carolyn SullivanRichfield OH
2015Ann KostellWestlake OH
Bill Toler
Bay Village OH
Jay Levy
Amherst NY
2014Lynn NosseGrafton OH
Rosemary Kleis
Solon OH
William Holt
Sewickley PA
Upcoming District 5 Tournaments
Dates Event Location Flyer
February 25-26, 2023 McKinley Winter Sectional Canton OH Flyer
March 3-5, 2023 Spring Sectional Cuyahoga Falls[Akron] OH Flyer
March 8-19, 2023 Spring National NABC New Orleans No Flyer
March 24-26, 2023 Pittsburgh Spring Sectional Pittsburgh PA Flyer
March 31-2, 2023 Unit 116 Spring Sectional Williamsville{Buffalo] NY No Flyer
March 31-2, 2023 Seven Cities Sectional Titusville PA No Flyer
April 21-23, 2023 Ohio Masters Sectional Rocky River [Cleveland] OH Flyer
April 29-30, 2023 District 5 GNT Final GNT Erie PA Flyer
May 23-29, 2023 All American Regional Independence OH Flyer
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