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ACBL District 5


The smallest Unit in our District is Western Maryland with 34 members.

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

These Members have a new rank!
Unit Name City/State Rank
107 James Chapman Medina, OHJunior Master
107 Lawrence Hangiofsky Akron, OHJunior Master
107 Gerald Mafield Tallmadge, OHJunior Master
107 Andrea Blazer Cuyahoga Falls, OHClub Master
107 Linda Phillips Medina, OHSectional Master
Carol Altman
Hudson, OHNABC Master
107 Bharati Desai Richfield, OHNABC Master
Woodrow Ban
Hudson, OHLife Master
111 Dee Didden Canfield, OHJunior Master
111 Keith Roller Boardman, OHJunior Master
Franklin Powers
Youngstown, OHLife Master
116 Victor Bergsten East Amherst, NYNABC Master
125 Chuck Mooney Willoughby, OHClub Master
Jane Meyer
Hunting Valley, OHSectional Master
125 Jean Bloomfield Beachwood, OHNABC Master
Huei Rong Chern
Westlake, OHNABC Master
Chi-Ming Lee
Strongsville, OHNABC Master
Sallie Reider
Beachwood, OHNABC Master
Rhona Jacobson
Moreland Hills, OHLife Master
125 Beverly Nagy Cleveland, OHBronze Life Master
125 Madeleine Obrock Shaker Heights, OHBronze Life Master
125 Barbara Fear Cleveland, OHSilver Life Master
Harvey Bernstein
Mayfield Hgts, OHGold Life Master
129 Bette Cole Great Valley, NYJunior Master
142 Carla Gigliotti Punxsutawney, PAJunior Master
142 Tom Steffey Punxsutawney, PAJunior Master
142 Barbara Todd Pittsburgh, PAClub Master
142 Cindy Lucas Monroeville, PARegional Master
142 Linda Silberman Pittsburgh, PARegional Master
142 Allen Young Monroeville, PANABC Master
142 Ernest Collins Greensburg, PARuby Life Master
Barbara Belardi
Pittsburgh, PADiamond Life Master
148 Diana Davis St Clairsville, OHClub Master
185 Josephine Siciliano Johnstown, PAClub Master
David Livingston
Johnstown, PARuby Life Master
213 Steve Houston Canton, OHJunior Master
Serrie Lico
Canton, OHSectional Master
226 Marian Smith Sharon, PANABC Master
Sandi Bross
Sharpsville, PALife Master
Recent District 5 Tournaments
Dates Event Location Flyer Results
April 17-19, 2020 Ohio Masters Sectional Rocky River [Cleveland] OH CANCELLED


April 24-26, 2020 Unit 116 Spring Sectional Williamsville [Buffalo] NY CANCELLED


May 2-3, 2020 District 5 GNT Final GNT Erie PA Rescheduled to August 15-16


May 19-25, 2020 All American Regional Independence OH CANCELLED
Embassy Suites Reservations
Daily Bulletins
Upcoming District 5 Tournaments
Dates Event Location Flyer
June 13-14, 2020 Butler--CANCELLED Sectional Lyndora PA Flyer
June 15-21, 2020 STaC Week-CANCELLED No Flyer
June 26-28, 2020 Hall of Fame--CANCELLED Sectional Canton OH Flyer
July 17-19, 2020 Pittsburgh Summer Sectional Pittsburgh PA No Flyer
August 7-9, 2020 Silver Bowl Sectional Rocky River [Cleveland] OH No Flyer
August 15-16, 2020 District 5 GNT Final GNT Erie PA Flyer
September 1-7, 2020 Roni Atkins Labor Day Regional Pittsburgh PA No Flyer
September 11-13, 2020 Unit 116 Fall Sectional Williamsville [Buffalo] NY No Flyer
September 18-20, 2020 Autumn Sectional Cuyahoga Falls [Akron] OH No Flyer
September 19-20, 2020 Great Lakes Fall Sectional Erie PA No Flyer