ACBL Speakeasy


Happy Holidays, everyone! May you enjoy many high-card points and game bonuses.

A Song for the Season

Did you catch our parody of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”? If not (or if you want to hear it again!), click here to watch a lyric video of “Partner, There’s Bridge Inside”.

We’ve had some questions about who worked on the video, so here you go! Our very own Education and Marketing Manager Stephanie Threlkeld sings, and Gwynn Garthright wrote most of the lyrics (Stephanie helped with that, too!). David Benton, our manager of infrastructure and operations, did the sound mixing, and Liza Frisbie, our graphic designer, did the video.

For the full credits, see the post on the YouTube page under the video.

Bidding in a Winter Wonderland

For the next few days, you can play in Winter Wonderland, the current online tournament. (It runs through Friday, Dec. 23.)!

Check out the schedule – there are games for all levels – and join us on BBO this week!

Online Events Next Year

Speaking of online bridge, the 2023 schedule of special online events has been posted on our website. There are some weeks for Virtual Clubs that coincide with special months in the face-to-face clubs plus online tournaments. There will even be an online NABC! (It’ll be a bit different from previous NAOBCs we’ve held.)

Bookmark our Upcoming Events page to see details closer to each event.

P.S., Here’s the page about face-to-face club events in 2023.

Looking to play in person?

Lessons from AARP

Do you have someone in your life who knows absolutely nothing about bridge but you think would enjoy playing?

If so, let them know that the AARP is offering five free lessons for absolute beginners with Larry Cohen. (We really do mean total newbies.)

Ace of Clubs Update

New in 2023: The Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs contests will be divided between players who earn masterpoints at clubs through face-to-face play and players who earn masterpoints in ACBL Virtual Clubs online. Winners from both live play and online play will be recognized in the April 2024 issue of the Bridge Bulletin.

BridgeWhiz Reminder

The Winter Session of the free youth online lesson series, BridgeWhiz, begins Jan. 17, 2023.

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