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In Memory of Dr. Daniel Jackson

Dr. Daniel Jackson died on November 16th just two weeks shy of his 100th birthday.

His bridge friends affectionatley called him "Dr. Dan". He played frequently after his retirement at what is now the Westside Bridge Academy and was a Bronze Life Master. Family who continue to play at local clubs or regional tournaments are his son, Dr. Richard Jackson, daughter-in-law, Sandy Jackson, both of Houston, Joan Jackson of Dallas and Debra Sherman of San Diego.

Dan was a pleasure to be around at the bridge club. He will be missed. He lived a great and long life.

His obituary may be read here.

November Newsletter

The November Newsletter is now available! Click on the button to the right to read what is happening in Unit 174.

Club Connection at Clear Lake Bridge Club

The Unit’s board visited the Clear Lake Bridge Club and appreciated the warm hospitality extended to all! There were 20 tables in play and everyone had a great time.

The Clear Lake Bridge Club is a not-for-profit association with the mission of providing bridge playing and educational opportunities on the south side of Houston. The Club has been at its current location for 25 years and was remodeled 4 years ago.

There are open games daily (pairs on Monday through Saturday and Swiss team on Sundays) and IN games on Monday through Thursday. Classes are available starting 3 times/year on a variable schedule.

From L to R: Ken Hudson (BOD), Nancy Strohmer (BOD), Nancy Guthrie (BOD), Jim Ochsner (Club Manager/President), Dianna Gittelman (BOD), John Caudill (BOD), Lauri Laufman (BOD), Rick Burkhart (Director) & Bob Dowlen (Club Secretary).

A New Edition of the Unit Directory

A new edition of the unit directory will be available at the 2018 Lone Star Regional. The information for the directory comes from what you have listed with the ACBL.

To make sure the information printed in the directory is correct, you can do one of three things:

  1. Navigate to ACBL.org
    1. click MyACBL Login at the top of the page and log in
    2. click Update My Information
    3. click Update My Contact information
    4. correct any erroneous information and click Submit at the bottom
  2. Send an email to Addresschange@acbl.org with all your correct information.
  3. Call the ACBL at 662-253-3132.

Please ensure your information is correct no later than January 3, 2018.

Ads are available to help defray the cost of printing. Please support the advertisers. If you are interested in placing an ad, contact David Henke ( dhenke46@comcast.net / 281-397-8642) or any Board Member. The deadline for ad copy is January 3, 2018.

Additional Games Announced!
Upcoming GNT Qualifying Games

Upcoming GNT qualifying games will be held at Clear Lake Bridge Club on November 19th at 1 pm, at Westside Bridge Academy at 6 pm on December 3rd, January 7th, and February 11th, and at Bridge Club of Houston at noon on December 30th, January 27th, and February 24th. Click on the GNT button on the right side of this page for information about the conditions of the contest.

Name an Event at the Lone Star Regional!

The Lone Star Regional provides an excellent opportunity to recognize deserving Unit 174 members or memorialize those who have died by naming an event after that person. Their picture and an article about them will appear in the Daily Bulletin on the day of the purchased event. Click on the button on the right for details.

Club News

Ace of Clubs

  • The Ace of Clubs will be meeting at IHOP, 11225 Katy Freeway, between Kirkwood and Wilcrest. Further details are on their club page.

Bridge Club of Houston

  • NEW DAYTIME GAME START TIME 10:30 AM
  • Thursday, November 23 CLUB CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY
  • DECEMBER 4 THRU 9TH – STaC WEEK
  • Wednesday, December 13th – BCoH Christmas Party, Game @ 10:30am -- 12 Noon, Food is furnished. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
  • Thursday, December 14th- Daytime Mentor/Mentee
  • Monday December 18th – Nighttime Mentor/Mentee
  • Thursday, December 28th- Swiss Team “8 is Enough”
  • Saturday, December 30th – GNT Qualifying for B & C Flight A will play for experience and points
  • Monday, January 1st- NEW YEAR’S DAY PARTY POT LUCK MEAL @ 11 AM—GAME @ 11:55AM

Westside Bridge Academy

Leftover’s Day
  • Bring your Thanksgiving leftovers to WBA on Friday, November 24th and have a fun time!
  • WBA will provide bread and condiments.
Holiday Parties

WBA will be holding three holiday parties in December this year:

  1. The first one will be held on Wednesday evening the 6th at 7:00 pm. This is during the STaC and will give SILVER points.
  2. The second will be a Double Session Swiss on Sunday, the 10th. This is during the STaC and will give SILVER points. Attendance permitting, we will have a separate 499r Swiss.
  3. The third will be on Thursday morning, the 14th, at 10:30 am. It will be an Club Membership game - full sectional rating!

Turkey, ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, and gravy will be served on the 10th and the 14th; lasagna and salad will be served on the 6th. Of course your favorite side dish, snack, or dessert will be welcome. Reservations are REQUIRED for all three parties so we can know how much food to plan for.

To reserve your spot, please email Katherine Onstott at kjonstott@comcast.net. Please do not call or email the Academy to make your reservation. Katherine will respond when she gets your request. Please indicate who will be your partner, if you have a direction preference (pair games only), which game you will be playing in (299r/499r/0-20 or open), and for which party/parties you want a reservation. We will be preassigning tables for the pair games.

Class Schedule

Click here to see find out about classes offered at WBA!