(Updated: Saturday, August 10th, 11:18 AM)

Congratulations to Helene Bauman for achieving Platinum Life Master (10,000 masterpoints) at the recent Las Vegas NABC. See the new ACBL Rank Changes section on the right.

Congratulations to Sumner Steinfeldt for achieving Platinum Life Master (10,000 masterpoints) at the recent Richmond Regional. See the new ACBL Rank Changes section on the right.

Congratulations to Ron Kral for a first‑place tie in the 2‑day BAM II event at the European Bridge Championships in Istanbul. HERE are the final rankings (Team VALIO).

We are sad to report that Leo Cardillo left us for his next adventure the evening of June 13th around 5pm after spending the day with family and friends. Click Leo Cardillo bio for more details. There will be a celebration of life for Leo on September 10th, 2019 at the Westwood Country club. Please RSVP by September 2nd to Bobbee Cardillo at 703‑598‑5534 or email her at

Katherine (Carlene) Garrigus, a Silver Life Master from the Washington DC area, passed away on January 6th, 2018. Carlene bequested $1,000,000 from her estate to the ACBL Education fund. Click Carlene Garrigus bio for more details.

John Paul Stevens, a retired Supreme Court justice, passed away on July 16th, 2019. Many of us remember playing bridge against Justice Stevens and his wife Maryan here in the Washington DC Metro area. Click Justice Stevens bio for more details.

The North American Pairs qualifying season runs from June 1st through August 31st. Clubs will be running NAP qualifying games during this period. To learn more, click here: additional NAP information. Click HERE for a list of NAP club qualifying games.

There's a new feature on the website. Click on ACBL Rank Changes on the right to see a history of NVBA member ACBL rank changes for the last 3 years.

The NVBA Unit game on Thursday evening includes a Newcomer Game for players with 0‑20 Masterpoints. Beginning with a free lecture at 6:10 pm and continuing with 12‑16 hands of bridge from 7:00 pm to a little after 9:00 pm. Please tell all your social bridge‑playing friends, your family members, co‑workers, and neighbors who have expressed interest in improving their game.

The NVBA is committed to Zero Tolerance. If you ever have an issue with another player at an NVBA sponsored event, please call the director immediately. Read the NVBA's Zero Tolerance Policy.

In conjunction with NVBA's Zero Tolerance initiative, we've posted material about bridge ethics. Click here for educational articles about ethical behavior at the table.

Upcoming Tournaments

Unit game schedules