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ACBL District 5


660 District members have won over 1,000 masterpoints.

District Director Reports on Restructuring

Brian Ellis, our District Director has posted two reports on the restructuring of the ACBL Boad of Directors.  Please look at them.

ACBL Guidance on Resuming Club Games & Tournaments

Dear Club Managers, District/Unit Presidents and Tournament Coordinators,

Cities, states and provinces are starting to release their communities from “stay at home” orders. In an earlier email (dated March 18, 2020), ACBL advised that clubs be closed until at least May 11, 2020, based upon recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since that time, many local authorities have announced plans to gradually reopen the economy if certain guidelines are met.

It will be up to local governments to determine how and when businesses and mass gathering events will be open to the public. You should look to these authorities for details on when your club can reopen and when tournaments will be allowed to resume. Please keep in mind that your local government may require social distancing to continue, which is not possible while playing bridge in person at the table. (D5 Emphasis)

While you should follow those guidelines, the ACBL recommends that you err on the side of extreme caution given that our membership population faces an increased risk from COVID-19. It would not be unreasonable to plan to delay operations at least until the end of the summer. (D5 Emphasis)

There is not an official ACBL date for when club games and tournaments may resume. Please comply with your local government regulations. When you plan to resume operations, please notify the ACBL at least two weeks prior to that date by emailing club@acbl.org for opening clubs and tournaments@acbl.org for holding tournaments.

Thank you,
Joseph Jones
ACBL Executive Director
April 29, 2020

Ann McGilvrey Award Winners Since 2010
Year Honored Name City/State
Bernie Greenspan
Beachwood OH
Brian Ellis
Beachwood OH
Hope Ellis
Beachwood OH
2017Cathy MarstellerNiles OH
2016Barbara Bergman 
Gladys Martin
Hudson OH
Sharon Robertson
Beachwood OH
Barb Grzegorzewski
Meadville PA
Ron Franck
Pittsburgh PA
Lynn Rafferty
Columbiana OH
2010Pat Smith 
Upcoming District 5 Tournaments
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All in person Sectional and Regional Tournaments are Cancelled for the rest of 2020.
We hope to see you at the 2021 Rock and Roll Regional in Cleveland, but we are continuing to monitor the pandemic and the ACBL response to it.