Election Notice for Board and Officers

The Nominating Committee has nominated a slate of candidates for the Board and Officers of EMBA for 2018. Additional candidates may be nominated by EMBA members by petition. A list of the new candidates and a copy of the relevant bylaws relating to petitions are here.  Thanks to all the candidates who have expressed a willingness to give their time to serving EMBA.

I/N Tournament on Cape, July 8 - 9

The Cape Cod 499er Sectional will be held on July 8-9 at the Barnstable Intermediate School. It will feature two single session pair games Saturday and Sunday. All games are limited to players with fewer than 500 Master Points.  For more information and directions to the site, please see the flyer here.

At 9:15 on Saturday, there will be a 30 minute seminar by Mariann Farrelly on Notrump Overcalls.

Concurrently with the 499er Sectional, Open games will held at 10:00 and 2:30 on Saturday and Sunday.  Saturday games will be single session pairs games, and Sunday will be Swiss teams.

Memorial Sectional

Results for the Memorial Sectional are here.

EMBA Elections

The 2017 Nomination/Election Committee is chaired by Steve Diamond. If you are interested in being a candidate for the Board, or know of someone who would make a good candidate, please let Steve know. The name(s) should be sent to Carolyn Weiser at embasec@acblemba.org for forwarding to Steve. The slate of candidates will be posted on the EMBA website as soon as possible.

New Quick Trick

A new Quick Trick with information for the next few months is here.

April Sectional Results

A summary of the results of the April Sectional at Watertown can be found here.  Of note: Congratulations to the Flight C pair of Harry Marsh and Michael Stevens, who won the Saturday afternoon Open Pairs, besting all the "usual suspects." And thanks to Tim Hill for taking a picture of the winners of the Sunday A/X Swiss.


From left to right: Bob McCaw, Kim Gilman, Rena Lieberman and Carole Weinstein.

News from Kansas City Nationals

The Grossack boys continue to do very well at the National bridge tournaments. Zach and his 21-year-old Swedish partner Mikael Rimstedt won the Silodor Open Pairs by a wide margin on Friday. Adam played with Mikael's brother Ola and finished third.  A link to the daily bulletin from Kansas City covering the event is here.

Earlier in the week, Zach and Adam played together in the Platinum Pairs, which is probably the toughest pair event of the year. While they did not win the event, they led with one session to go before dropping to fifth at the end.  This is a very impressive result against a field of the strongest players in the world.

In other news, Pat McDevitt and Sheila Gabay led the Mixed Pairs with one session to go before finishing eighth.  Lloyd Arvedon has had several top ten showings over the week.  

Congratulations to all our competitors!

 
Winter Sectional Results

The results are in for the Winter Sectional. Results can be found here.
 

Holiday Tournament Results

Attendance was great at the EMBA Holiday Tournament. Thanks to all who participated.

The big winners of the weekend were Maxim Siline and Carrie Xiaoqian Liu, who won the two-session Bill Hunter Cup pairs on Saturday, and then, with teammates Carole Weinstein and Luke Gillespie, won the Flight A/X Swiss on Sunday.  Thanks to Tim Hill for this photo of Sunday's winners.


 

For complete results of the tournament in "leaderboard" format, please click here. Complete details, including recaps and hand records, are here.