Duplicate bridge is not my WHOLE life, at least not yet. But I had 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, partnering with other bridge club owners. I "retired" from bridge in 1981 just before getting married. About 20 years later I started playing again. After retirement and getting into Genealogy in 2007, I played mainly at the East Bay Community Bridge Center in Oakland. I cut back my bridge playing completely after the pandemic started.

I've served on local ACBL Board of Directors in South County and Diablo Valley Units. I also authored several web sites to help bridge club get their results on-line in the early 2000's. Current URLs of the three units are (also, see what they looked like in 2007 for multiple times):
  1. Unit 499 - (Wayback) Diablo Valley
  2. Unit 500 - (Wayback) Southern Alameda County
  3. Unit 501 - (Wayback) Livermore Bridge Club

Other interesting Bridge Links
  1. Chris Pisarra's totally unauthorized Blog - About the life of a bridge player in Contra Costa County - Very entertaining. Try to review his escapades in Gatlinburg. Good Restaurant reviews.
  2. (see below).
  3. - Put together by Gavin Wolpert. Excellent source of high-level bridge articles.
  4. - Friend of mine's web site, very extensive on all kinds of bridge lessons.
  5. is one of the most extensive coverage of bridge bidding conventions.

Have you tried BridgeBase? It's an on-line bridge website that allows playing in many types of bridge matches including ACBL masterpoint tournaments. They use a
General Convention Card. Most enjoyable are their Vugraph, real-world real-time bridge matches, especially the NABC Spring/Summer Vanderbitl/Spingold KO finals.
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