Bridge is not my WHOLE life, at least not yet. But I am having a lot of fun playing in tournaments in the West. I used to run a couple duplicate bridge games in Hayward and San Leandro in the 70s and early 80s and partnered with other bridge club owners. I "retired" from bridge in 1981 just before getting married. About 20 years later I started playing like a maniac again. After getting into Genealogy recently, I've cut back a bit on my bridge playing, but still like to attend local special events.
I've served on my local ACBL Board of Directors in South County and Diablo Valley Units. I have authored a number of web sites to help bridge club directors get their results on the internet and advertise unit bridge events. The three local (to me) ACBL Units are:
- Unit 499 - Diablo Valley http://unit499.bridgeforyou.com
- Unit 500 - Southern Alameda County http://unit500.bridgeforyou.com
- Unit 501 - Livermore Valley including Livermore and Pleasanton Bridge Clubs http://unit501.bridgeforyou.com
- Information for Directors - http://www.bridgeforyou.com including a list of all the individual game web sites
Other interesting Bridge Links
- Chris Pisarra's Unofficial Unit 499 Blog - About the life of a bridge player in Contra Costa County - Very entertaining
- Free Web Sites for Bridge Clubs
- Unit 499 Interesting Links
- Unit 500 Interesting Links
- BridgeBase.com (see below)
Have you tried BridgeBase yet? It's one of the best on-line bridge websites that allows playing in all types of bridge matches including ACBL masterpoint tournaments. They use a default convention card called the General Convention Card. One of the most authoritative sources of bridge conventions is BridgeGuys.com.
Microsoft has a computing device that could revolutionize Bridge. View this short movie about it. Apple has an even more revolutionary device, called the iPad.
See you at the bridge table!