Upcoming Events
Oct 26 - Charity for Hospice of Kona
Oct 26 - Open Game Director: Stuart
Oct 27 - Club Appreciation Pairs
Oct 27 - Open Game: Kathy
Oct 29 - Open Game Director: Kathy
Oct 29 - Charity for Hospice of Kona
Oct 31 - Charity for Hospice of Kona
Oct 31 - Open Game Director: Kathy
Oct 31 - Halloween Potluck Director: Mar...
Nov 02 - Club Game

In Remembrance...

Aloha and Welcome to the Kona Bridge Club

All bridge players and visitors are welcome.  Kona Bridge Club is an ACBL sanctioned non-profit organization dedicated to serving the duplicate bridge community on the Big Island of Hawaii.  We meet at The Bridge Building at the  Makua Lani Christian Academy, 74-4966 Kealaka'a Street, Kailua Kona, Hawaii.  Drive to the north end of Kealaka`a Street, turn left through Makua Lani Academy's gate and follow the driveway to the bottom.  It will turn to the right and the words 'The Bridge Building' are in large block letters on the building.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.   More About Big Island Clubs.

Kona Bridge News & Announcements
Game Date/Time Changes


as of 10/21/16

Next week will be as follows: 

  • Monday, October 24 - NO GAME

  • Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, October 26, 27 and 29 Game at 1:00



We need to make some date/time changes for bridge in the month of October to accommodate special school activities.  The changes are listed below.  The first two are simply a change in the time of day and the second two involve changing the date of the game.  Please mark your calendars and work with your partners to make sure they know about the changes.  The KBC website Events Calendar has the new time/dates.

  • Oct 3 change to a 9:00 a.m. game
  • Oct 6 change to a 9:00 a.m. game
  • Oct 24 change to Oct 29 (Sat) 1:00 p.m. game


Halloween Party



Who:  Kona Bridge Club

What:  Noon Potluck

           1:00 Game

When:  Halloween, Monday, October 31

Where:  The Bridge Building

Board/Committee Members

Kona Bridge Club is a non-profit organization which depends on the participation of our members in day-to-day operation. Below is a list of the 'official' officers and committee members.  They will be happy to talk with you about additional ways to help out.

Kona Bridge Club
Officers, Board, Committee Chairs, and Manager for 2016-2017

Beverly Jefferson………………………..President
Sue Kaneta………………………………..Vice-president
Lynn Puri…………………………………...Secretary
Chuck Clark……………………………….Treasurer

Board Members at Large:
Shirley Decker
Dan Sabo
Rexanne Ring
Craig Ross
Sharon Weber
Lois Griffiths

Committee Chairs:
Polly Beynon-Hospitality
Shirley Decker-Partnerships
Rexanne Ring-Education
Beverly Jefferson-Public Relations/Media
Sara Ito-Website Manager

Unit Board Representatives:
Chuck Clark
Rexanne Ring

Club Manager:
Sara Ito

August 2016 STaC Results

Western Conference

Summer STaC Results

August 22-28, 2016


Thank you to all who participated in the Western Conference's Summer STaC games. 

Although many players feel that STaC means 'stacked' hands it actually means Sectional Tournaments at Clubs.  These STaC games are held for one week three times each year by the Western Conference which includes Districts 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 - Kona Bridge Club is in District 20.  9157 players earned Silver points in these games and played at a total of 6972 tables. 

Congratulations to the following Kona Bridge Club players who scratched in this tournament.  Click Full Results to see all sessions.

Monday, August 22

James Elstran-Gail Hadovsky 1.97
Michael Folkert-JoAn Hill


Dickie Motherwell-Gail Buck .99
Dorothy Case-Chuck Clark .69
Lois Griffiths-Sara Ito .49


Wednesday, August 24

NS L. Stuart Vance-Peter Mitchell 1.59
EW Chuck Clark-Jim Elstran 1.59
NS Dean Jenkins-Richard Gittelman 1.11
EW Jane Larson-Tom Larson 1.11
NS Lynn Puri-Gail Mullen .91
EW Kathy Golitzen-Dee Overton .80
NS Eleanor Ramsey-Alice Goo .64
EW Gail Buck-Dickie Motherwell .52


Thursday, August 25

Shirley Decker-Gail Mullen 1.78
Kathy Golitzen-Susan Brown 1.25
Jane Larson-Tom Larson .89
Liz Holey-Sharon Weber .62
Gail Hadovsky-Chuck Clark .42


Sunday, August 28

Karol Monroe-Guy Monroe 1.69
Chuck Clark-Dorothy Case 1.18
Dean Jenkins-Gail Hadovsky .85
Polly Beynon-Eleanor Ramsey .64
Convention Cards

Why do I need a Convention Card?

Although the convention card is a great way for you and your partner to discuss your methods and refresh your memories as to what your agreements are, remember that the convention card exists for the convenience of your opponents. The opponents may wish to look at your card at the beginning of a round to get a general idea of what your methods are, they might want to see what your opening lead agreements are when they declare or they may wish to look at your card during the auction to see what your agreements are without asking you to explain them verbally.

Where do I start??? 

You can Download a PDF file and print a blank card. You may also save the file to your computer and edit this card for your personal use.  And this link - Get helpful instructions for filling out your card. - will explain your convention card section by section. 

For even more information click this ACBL Convention Cards link. 


Last Month's Results - September

Results of the American Contract Bridge Club for the month of September 2016:


Sept 5       1st Beth Reid and Alice Goo, 2nd Ellie Ramsey and Polly Beynon

Sept 7        N/S 1st Stuart Vance and Peter Mitchell, 2nd Dean Jenkins and Richard Gittelman

                        E/W 1st Patrick Kallaus and Penny Kallaus, 2nd Rexanne Ring and Dan Sabo

Sept 8        1st tied Alice Goo/Lynn Puri, and Chuck Clark/Gail Hadovsky, 2nd Sally Bobb/Walt Bobb

Sept 11       1st tied Dennis Forst and Florence Forst, and Bev Jefferson and Gail Hadovsky, 2nd Kathy Golitzen and Dee Overton

Sept 12       N/S 1st Walt Bobb and Sally Bobb, 2nd Shirley Decker and Liz Holey

                        E/W 1st Beth Reid and Alice Goo, 2nd Chuck Clark and Bev Jefferson

Sept 14        N/S 1st Dean Jenkins and Richard Gittelman, 2nd Dee Overton and Kathy Golitzen

                           E/W 1st Lynn Puri and Peter Galbraith, 2nd Sara Ito and Lois Griffiths

Sept 15        1st Alice Goo and Lynn Puri, 2nd Kathy Golitzen and Peter Galbraith

Sept 19        N/S 1st Margaret Breeden and James Breeden, 2nd Sally Bobb and Walt Bobb

                        E/W 1st Kathy Golitzen and Sue Brown, 2nd Beth Reid and Alice Goo

Sept 21        N/S 1st Richard Gittelman and Dean Jenkins, 2nd Stuart Vance and Peter Mitchell

                         E/W 1st Chuck Clark and Jim Elstran, 2nd Kathy Golitzen and Dee Overton

Sept 22       N/S 1st Sally Bobb and Walt Bobb, 2nd Sharon Weber and JoAn Hill

                         E/W 1st Jim Elstran and Sue Kaneta, 2nd Chuck Clark and Gail Hadovsky

Sept 26        N/S 1st Sally Bobb and Walt Bobb, 2nd Gail Hadovsky and JoAn Hill

                          E/W 1st Jim Elstran/Butchie Hayward, 2nd Shirley Decker/Gerald Mitchell

Sept 28        N/S 1st JoAn Hill and Gail Mullen, 2nd Richard Gittelman and Dean Jenkins

                          E/W 1st Peter Galbraith and Lynn Puri, 2nd Kathy Golitzen and Dee Overton

Sept 29       1st Sue Brown and Kathy Golitzen, 2nd Alice Goo and Gail Mullen


Big Games in 2016

New Big Games in September 2016

70 Percent Game in September


65 Percent Game in September

66.98                 Kathy Golitzen-Sue Brown                                  09/19/16

66.61                 Margaret Breeden-James Breeden                      09/19/16

65.50                  Lynn Puri and Peter Galbraith                             09/14/16

2016 Kona Bridge Club Big Games

70 Percent Game

79.17         Chuck Clark-Dorothy Case             07/10/16

78.75         Kathy Golitzen-Dee Overton            05/18/16

76.15         Dean Jenkins-John Posluszny          02/17/16

75.00         Kathy Golitzen-Liz Holey                  03/10/16

72.95         Dean Jenkins-Richard Gittelman       05/18/16

72.92         Michael Folkert and Audrey Mitchell  06/09/16

72.32         Richard Gittelman-Susan Lee          04/27/16

71.67         Walt Bobb-Sally Bobb                     07/18/16

71.25         Jim Cheney-Gary Post                    03/24/16

71.00         Shirley Decker-Craig Ross              07/13/16

70.89         Craig Ross-Dean Jenkins                06/27/16


65 Percent Game

69.64         Dean Jenkins-Craig Ross             01/06/16

69.17         Dean Jenkins-Craig Ross             03/14/16

69.00         Dean Jenkins-Craig Ross             07/11/16

68.45         Paul Benedict-Lynn Jones             01/31/16

68.13         Butchie Hayward-Jim Elstran         03/28/16

68.13         Dee Overton-Kathy Golitzen          08/10/16

67.81         Jim Elstran-Craig Ross                  02/17/16

67.65         Karol Monroe-Guy Monroe             08/28/16

67.56         Edward Schickli-Nancy Anderson   01/06/16

67.56         Dennis Barry-Faye Barry                02/24/16

67.56         Chuck Clark-JoAn Hill                     03/28/16

67.50         Carol Richards-Susan Lee              03/24/16

67.50         Shirley Decker-Gail Mullen              04/07/16

67.50         Susan Lee-Richard Gittelman          04/20/16

67.32         Kathy Golitzen-Peter Golitzen          05/11/16

66.98         Kathy Golitzen-Sue Brown               09/19/16

66.90         Craig Ross-Dean Jenkins                01/13/16

66.75         Kathy Golitzen-Peter Mitchell           01/11/16

66.67         Peter Golitzen-Brad Bart                 02/11/16

66.67         Shirley Decker-Gerald Mitchell         05/30/16

66.67         Alice Goo-Lynn Puri                        07/28/16

66.67        Dean Jenkins-Craig Ross                 08/17/16

66.61        Margaret Breeden-James Breeden   09/19/16

66.50         Walt Bobb-Sally Bobb                     07/21/16

66.37         Dee Overton-Kathy Golitzen             03/23/16

66.32         Dan Sabo-Rexanne Ring                  03/16/16

66.30         Sara Ito-Lois Griffiths                      03/28/16

66.15         Dee Overton-Kathy Golitzen             06/15/16

66.07         Shirley Decker-Marlene Sabo           04/27/16

66.07         Richard Gittelman-Dean Jenkins       05/04/16

65.84         Dee Overton-Kathy Golitzen              04/13/16

65.75         Kathy Golitzen-Peter Mitchell             05/02/16

65.63         Sue Cox-Rocky Otto                        07/10/16

65.63         Dickie Motherwell-Gail Buck             07/28/16

65.50         Lynn Puri and Peter Galbraith           09/14/16

65.48         Dean Jenkins-Craig Ross                  02/24/16

65.38         Shirley Decker-Craig Ross                06/06/16

65.26         Dee Overton-Peter Mitchell               02/15/16

65.00         Chuck Clark-Joan Shepherd              05/12/16

65.00         Gail Mullen-Shirley Decker                05/19/16

65.00         Dee Overton-Kathy Golitzen             07/06/16

65.00         Stuart Vance-Peter Mitchell              07/27/16

Congratulations on Your Achievement




Dee Overton


Sharon Bolton

Shelly Hershberger


Sara Ito


Alice Goo

Gail Hadovsky

Rexanne Ring


Roma Johnson

Sharon Weber