Regional Events At the Club "House"


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REACH For Gold -  International Week is Final!


Spades -♠Richie Schwartz - Aventura, Fl & Michael Gamble - Shawnigan, BC 26.25 Gold (1st Place 30 - 2nd 22.5)
Hearts  - ♥Richard DeMartino - Riversie, CT & Lawrence Lau - Westport, CT 21.00 Gold (1st Place 24 - 2nd 18)
Diams  - ♦Lorna Nordlinder Minot, ND 12.86 Gold/6.34Red
Clubs   - ♣Jean Irwin & David Doncaster - Delray Beach,FL 
6.72 Gold/6.72Red


DIC - Rick Beye for his wit and wisdom.
Bahar Gidwani and the entire ACBL Team for their front line support. 
 Jan Martel  for  recruiting and organizing the Guest Analysts
 Sara@TheCommonGame and Kimberly@TheCommonGame who worked tirelessly behind the scenes.

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 6-Day Side-Series Regional Pairs Event at Your Local Club 
(Feb 3 & 5-9,  2018)

During the week of Feb 3, 5-9, the ACBL will pilot a collaboration between the ACBL, The USBF, TheCommonGame (TCG), and local clubs in your area.  Individual players are eligible to win Gold Points based on their results in their Common Game "afternoon" (must start no earlier than 10:30AM ET and no later than 3:30PM ET) games at their local club.  

Benefit for players  
Win Gold just by playing at your local Club.

How does this work for Players?

You pre-register and pay one $30 fee per player to be eligible for regional event awards (gold points) and then just play in your local Common Game "Afternoon" club games Saturday, February 3rd and Monday through Friday, February 5 - 9. You must play a minimum of two "Afternoon" games but may play in as many as six. Your two best scores will be used. When you arrive at the club, you will pay your regular club entry fee and will still be entitled to the normal club awards.  You must play in a club that is registered with TheCommonGame. (Please check the Eligible Clubs list at the link below.)

Prior to this six-day-long event, players pay the regional registration fee of $30 on-line.  Players then play in their local games at participating clubs, with the same partner or a different partner, it doesn't matter--you compete as an individual in the Regional Side-Series game and as a partnership in your regular club game at the same time.  Each day, the club results for registered players will be "match-pointed" across the entire TCG field.  The average of the resulting two best scores is used to determine your event rank.    Results are grouped into four pools ("Spades", "Hearts", "Diamonds", "Clubs") based on the Field Strength of the events in which the two-best scores were earned.  If players with fewer rather than more MPs play in your club game, you will likely be included in the "Clubs" Pool; if you play in a club game where players with lots of MPs play, you will be likely be included in the "Spades" Pool. Each pool will have its own set of winners. (To see examples of scoring from the last REACH event Click here.)

Player Restrictions:

                                    Note: Both Participant AND their partner must be current ACBL Members.  

Participant must play in at least two club games during the series in order to be eligible for overalls (there are no section awards).

Club Restrictions:  

All pair games are eligible to participate (limited, invitational, open etc)
Games must fall into the the "afternoon" designation 

(New Club sign-ups close Friday January 27, 2018)

A * indicates a late morning start (i.e. the morning game is actually part of our afternoon common game)

Clubs must be a part of TheCommonGame Afternoon event and use their hands. 

Clubs must agree to withhold results and hand records until 4:30PM ET.

(Clubs may join TCG by filling out the Enrollment Form. If you have additional questions you can contact