Thursday, November 26, 2009

MOJO hits the road


I'm heading to San Diego for the national bridge tournament called the NABC (North American Bridge Championships) for the next two weeks, so I'll be doing limited blogging. There are three of these tournaments each year, and they are generally held at nice places. Next year it's Reno, New Orleans and Orlando.

In San Diego, besides the Americans and Canadians, other top players in the world will come. The Italians, the Poles and the Scandinavians will play along with the Chinese and Dutch, as well. Bulgeria is beginning to make it international bridge presence felt -- they'll be represented.

Generally the NABCs are stronger than the world championships. Huh? It's true. For most world championship play, countries can only send one (or two) team(s) in each event. Countries that have many strong players can send multiple teams/pairs to the NABC. Many countries send teams to world play that have no chance. There will be fewer of these type teams in San Diego.

If you like bridge, you can follow the tournament via the Daily Bulletins (beginning Friday), by clicking here. Look for Daily Bulletin, then look for the date. You can also follow the Reisinger Teams during the second weekend on (Internet) Vugraph at BBO (Bridge Base Online).

Happy Thanksgiving to both my American readers.


Images copied from the ACBL web site.

15 comments:

  1. Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. Have a great time! Take lots of photos! Happy Thanksgiving :)

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  3. Yes, good luck, or whatever it takes to win at that "Other" card game. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  4. Thanks for the comments.

    I'll be working, not playing. Will find time for some photos I hope.

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  5. Many photo ops in San Diego-ships, planes, submarines, Coronado, animals, water.........maybe you could even go walkin' on the beaches lookin' at the peaches.

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  6. not playing at all? i'll be out there starting saturday, let me know if you want to play one of the mornings...i'll be at the bar most of the time outside of playing, seeya there i'm sure.

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  7. @Becker: I'll see you in the winners' circle when I take your photo.

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  8. Are you organizing or playing as well? Either way, good luck.

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  9. I'm jealous. You are in San Diego, LotG is in Malaysia, and I'm the one left in the cold and wet.

    Looking forwards to the pics.

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  10. @wolynski - Just working - daily newsletter. Weather is gorgeous.

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  11. Hey -- you won't be THAT far from the poker bloggers tournament at Las Vegas Caesars on Dec 12, right???

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