Kona Bridge Club is an ACBL sanctioned non-profit organization dedicated to serving the duplicate bridge community on the Big Island of Hawaii.The Kona Bridge Club meets at the Bridge Building at the Makua Lani Christian Academy ( formerly Hualalai Academy), 74-4966 Kealaka'a Street, Kailua Kona, Hawaii.
All bridge players and visitors are welcome whether you are a member of our club or not. Players are encouraged to make their own partnerships, however players are free to come without a partner. If you would like some assistance in finding a partner, please contact Shirley Decker at 808-324-6860 or email email@example.com for help.
Kona Bridge Club holds open games on Monday and Friday at 9 am and Wednesday at 1pm. Club game results are posted here as well as in the Kona Bridge Club Results page on the ACBL website. Contact club manager Liz Holey at 808-443-7708 or Lholey@hawaii.rr.com for information.
Playing card fees are $ 5.00 per person.
Bridge classes for beginning and intermediate players are available.
Our mission is to promote the friendly fun and challenge of bridge, and support educational and playing opportunities for bridge enthusiasts.
Please note the following game start time change which is necessary to accommodate the church's Christmas Eve preparations: Wednesday, December 24th Game starts at 9:00 a.m.
Kona Bridge Club's Annual Holiday Party: Brunch & Bridge at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on Sunday, December 14th. Information and sign-up sheet is at The Bridge Building.
CONGRATULATIONS and our very best wishes to MIRJANA REAMS and DOUG WAKE, intrepid bridge players from Seattle, WA and Kailua-Kona, HI. They celebrated their wonderful 61% game (1st overall) last Monday, 11/17/2014 with a beautiful sunset beach wedding! What a day!
The first Wednesday of every month will celebrate members' birthdays with cakes and/or cookies and the third Wednesday will feature pizza and/or appetizers, including healthy alternatives. Please let us know any suggestions you would like.
Mark your calendars for the 2015 Big Island Sectional, which will be held from February 20-22, and will feature a variety of events including Swiss teams, stratified open pairs, and stratified intermediate/novice pairs.
Please feel free to send any suggestions or comments about the website to Marlene or Stuart, or by using our Contact Us form found in the Main Menu.
Kona Bridge Club is a non-profit ACBL sanctioned duplicate bridge club and is located in Kailua-Kona on the western side of the island of Hawaii also known as the Big Island. Being sanctioned means that bridge games played in our club earn masterpoints that are reported every month to the ACBL. We are part of Unit 469 (Big Island), District 20 (northwestern states, USA) of the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL). The club is governed by a board of directors elected by the membership. The club offers three friendly, competitive open games, with a focus on fun, each week.
We use wireless computerized score keeping by BridgePad.
Kona Bridge Club is now strictly enforcing ACBL'S Zero Tolerance Policy for behavior at all games and events. Please endeavor to be a good host and guest at each table and be aware that any behavior that takes away from the pleasure of playing duplicate bridge is unacceptable and will be penalized. Mahalo!
In addition to the Kona club games, the unit game is held on the second Sunday of most months (see calendar), usually at the Bridge Building in Kona. Several holiday unit games are also held each year often at the Mauna Kea Resort. These games are preceded by a buffet lunch which is optional for bridge players. The unit game is sponsored by the Unit 469 board of directors, which is elected by the unit membership.
About Waikoloa Bridge Club
Waikoloa Bridge Club is an ACBL sanctioned duplicate bridge club. They are part of Unit 469 and are located on the northwest side of the island of Hawaii also known as the Kohala coast. The club runs two open games each week on Monday and Friday at 12:45 pm at the Waikoloa Village Golf Course Clubhouse, 68-1792 Melia Street, Waikoloa Village, and a periodic invitational game on the first Wednesday of the month. Ellen Toigo is the the club manager, and can be reached at (808) 885-1551.
About Hilo Bridge Club
Hilo Bridge club is an ACBL sanctioned duplicate bridge club. They are part of Unit 469 and are located on the East side of the Island of Hawaii. Games at the Hilo bridge club are held on Wednesday at 11:30 am and Sunday at 12:30 pm at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 16-111 Opukahaia Street, Keaau. Contact Harry Messenheimer at 808-965-1391 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Kona Bridge Club Board Members
|Office||Board Member||Phone Number|
|President||Dan Sabo||(808) 990-1889|
|Vice President/Secretary||Sue Kaneta||(808) 937-1548|
|Treasurer||Jim Elstran||(808) 327-1864|
|Club Manager||Liz Holey||(808) 443-7708|
|Unit 469 Liaison||Chuck Clark||(808) 325-0404|
|Unit 469 Liaison||Rexanne Ring||(808) 345-0036|
|At Large||Craig Ross||(808) 769-4358|
|At Large||Kathy Golitzen|
Sitting: Sue, Shirley, Dean,Liz, Craig, Standing: Dan, Rexanne, Kathy, Chuck Absent: Jim
Kona Bridge Club Committee Chairs
|Partnerships||Shirley Decker||(808) 324-6860 At Large Board Member|
|Hospitality||Sally & Walt Bobb||(808) 324-0122|
|Education||Rexanne Ring||(808) 345-0036|
|Public Relations/Media||Bev Jefferson||(808) 322-0011|