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ACBL District 5


Congratulations to
Betty Metz Grand Island, NY
Gary Singer Youngstown, OH
Ken Bergman Wexford, PA
Virginia Young Hudson, OH
our District's most recent appointees to the Aileen Osofsky ACBL Goodwill Committee.

District Director's Report

Brian Ellis has released his District Director's Reports concerning the proposed reorganization of the ACBL board of directors. You can, and should, read them HERE. There are very significant changes a foot.

ACBL Guidance on Resuming Club Games & Tournaments

Dear Club Managers, District/Unit Presidents and Tournament Coordinators,

Cities, states and provinces are starting to release their communities from “stay at home” orders. In an earlier email (dated March 18, 2020), ACBL advised that clubs be closed until at least May 11, 2020, based upon recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since that time, many local authorities have announced plans to gradually reopen the economy if certain guidelines are met.

It will be up to local governments to determine how and when businesses and mass gathering events will be open to the public. You should look to these authorities for details on when your club can reopen and when tournaments will be allowed to resume. Please keep in mind that your local government may require social distancing to continue, which is not possible while playing bridge in person at the table. (D5 Emphasis)

While you should follow those guidelines, the ACBL recommends that you err on the side of extreme caution given that our membership population faces an increased risk from COVID-19. It would not be unreasonable to plan to delay operations at least until the end of the summer. (D5 Emphasis)

There is not an official ACBL date for when club games and tournaments may resume. Please comply with your local government regulations. When you plan to resume operations, please notify the ACBL at least two weeks prior to that date by emailing club@acbl.org for opening clubs and tournaments@acbl.org for holding tournaments.

Thank you,
Joseph Jones
ACBL Executive Director
April 29, 2020

Top Ten District Masterpoint Winners

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Rank Name City/State Masterpoints
Phillip Becker
Beachwood OH20,351.08
Reanette Frobouck
Pittsburgh PA19,178.38
Kenneth Kranyak
Parma OH17,296.76
Daniel Gerstman
Buffalo NY16,703.48
Richard Katz
N Versailles PA14,466.47
Gail Carns
Trafford PA14,191.16
7James KleinPittsburgh PA13,635.09
Brian Ellis
Beachwood OH13,416.19
Kathleen Sulgrove
Twinsburg OH13,082.65
James Zimmerman
Shaker Heights OH12,918.92
Upcoming District 5 Tournaments
Dates Event Location Flyer

All in person Sectional and Regional Tournaments are Cancelled for the rest of 2020.
We hope to see you at the 2021 Rock and Roll Regional in Cleveland, but we are continuing to monitor the pandemic and the ACBL response to it.