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Paul Cuneo, our new ACBL District 16 Director

Unit 174 CONGRATULATES Paul on being elected as the ACBL District 16 Director! Paul has worked hard for bridge on all levels—unit, district and national!

At the unit level, Paul served on the Unit 174 board from April 2008 thru April 2014 with two years as President and two years as Vice-President. He currently volunteers as Club Manager for Apple DBC. At the district level, he has been serving as Education Chair since 2010 and served as President in 2015. At the national level, he is currently serving on the Finance, Governance and Strategic Review committees and served as Acting Director of D16 until this election.

Paul is a hard worker and will represent Unit 174 and District 16 well. Thank you, Paul, for your commitment to bridge!

The Fall Extravaganza Sectional looks to trump all others!

Lots of new and exciting changes are happening at the upcoming sectional on October 27th-29th!

Top ten reasons to attend:

  1. NEW BEAUTIFUL playing area.
  2. Free parking in a garage that is attached to the playing area.
  3. Room rates are $92.
  4. Coffee is $1 all weekend.
  5. Casino party with cash prizes, stating at 6 p.m. Saturday night.
  6. Price for dinner and casino party is $5.
  7. Roulette, blackjack, pai gow poker, and three-card poker.
  8. Cash bar available while playing casino games.
  9. Gary King and Daniel Jackson will be the guest speakers.
  10. REGIONALLY RATED EVENTS ALL DAY SUNDAY! Regionally rated events award more points than sectionally rated events!

The sectional will be held on the north side of the Houston metropolitan area, near Intercontinental airport at the Hilton Houston North, 12400 Greenspoint Drive, Houston, Texas, 77060 (713-866-1154). We have a $92 rate which may be secured by booking before October 11th. To reserve a room, call 866-577-1154 and identify yourself as a member of ACBL Fall Extravaganza Group or book online using the Special Group Code ACBL.

Directions to the hotel: Traveling on I-45 North or South: Take the Greens Road exit and go east on Greens Road to Greenspoint Drive (2nd Stop light). Traveling east or west on Beltway 8 (Sam Houston Parkway), take the Greenspoint Drive exit and head north on Greenspoint Drive approximately 2 blocks to the hotel on the right.

Thanks to Dianna Gittelman and David Henke for planning such a fun tournament!

In Memory of Karla Riddick

Karla passed away on August 24th at her home. Her obituary may be read here. Per Karla's request, there will be a celebration of her life on Saturday, October 14th from 11 am - 1 pm at Bosque Mexican Grill located at 2101 W. Davis Street in Conroe. There will be an informal fajita buffet; people can come and go as they please.

New date for reopening of Southwest Duplicate Bridge Club

The club resumes their normal schedule beginning Tuesday September 26th. Games will be held at Congregation Brith Shalom, 4610 Bellaire Boulevard, until further notice.

Bill Riley resigns as board president of Unit 174

Bill Riley has decided to resign his position as Unit 174 board president so that he may concentrate his time on recovering from the aftermath of Harvey. Fortunately he will retain his position as a board member. His final President's Post may be read by clicking on the button to the right of this article. Bill has worked tirelessly on behalf of Unit 174 and his leadership will be sorely missed.

ACBL Hurricane Harvey Fund

ACBL has set up a relief fund through the Red Cross. Every dollar donated will be matched up to $50,000. Donations to ACBL's Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund may be made by going to

NOTE New Date: Spring Branch Duplicate Club Celebrates its 25th Anniversary!

Spring Branch Duplicate Club is celebrating its 25th Anniversary on Thursday, October 5th at 11:30AM. Sandwiches, cake and soda will be provided by the club manager Judith Hoffing. Please come celebrate this special day. Chips, dips and any other food is appreciated.

Club News

Bridge Club of Houston

  • Thursday, Sept 28th – Swiss Team “8 is Enough”
  • Monday, October 9th - Beverley’s 80th Birthday Party! Meal at 11am, game at 11:55am. Reservations required.
  • Saturday & Sunday Oct 14th & 15th – NAP Unit Qualifying. MEAL WILL BE AVAILABLE BETWEEN SESSIONS FOR $8.
  • October 16th thru 22nd – STAC Week
  • October 23rd –Nighttime Mentor/Mentee Game
  • October 26th- Swiss “8 is Enough”
  • CLUB CLOSED October 27th thru 29th
  • October 30th- Halloween Party -- Bring finger food
  • November 11th: 15TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY! Meal at noon, game at 1pm. Reservations required.

Lake Conroe Duplicate Club

  • There will be a special Club Championship Swiss Team game on Friday September 29th (extra points!). The game will be handicapped to be fair to all players. Contact Gerry Earnest 936-447-5698 for more information.

Southwest Duplicate Bridge Club

  • The club resumes their normal schedule beginning Tuesday September 26th. Games will be held at Congregation Brith Shalom, 4610 Bellaire Boulevard, until further notice.