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.
Big Island Sectional
ACBL Unit 469 - Kona, Waikoloa, Hilo
February 19-21, 2016
Click Sectional Flyer for details.
2016 InterIsland Championship
January 31, Sunday Afternoon at 1:00
Open Pairs at Kona Bridge Club
Competion is among the four major Islands - Hawaii, Maui, Kauai and Oahu. Plan to play and see how you do against players from across the state of Hawaii.
January 1, 2016
Dear KBC Members,
Happy New Year!!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!
As we move into another new year, I want to thank all of you for supporting our bridge club. I especially send out a huge MAHALO to our KBC Board members and committee chairs who do all the behind the scene work that needs to get done so we all can have fun and enjoyable games, week after week.
Our big event of the year is our Unit’s upcoming Sectional, February 19 - 21st. I hope all of you take the opportunity to play at least one day during the tournament. It will be a fun weekend, meeting other players from off island, enjoying great food, and having a chance to earn silver masterpoints. There will even be a Big Island beers tasting, along with wine, on that Friday night. Check out the Sectional flyer posted on our website.
There will also be opportunities for you to volunteer to help us have a successful Sectional. Rexanne Ring is this year’s chairperson and she will be letting you know how you can help out.
Sara Ito and Bev Jefferson are doing a fantastic job as our club’s co-managers and I can’t thank them enough for all they have done to make our club run smoothly with a fun and relaxing atmosphere.
We have moved our starting times for Thursday games from 9:00am to 11:00am,
calling it “Brown Bag Bridge”. There is a short lunch break in the middle of the game.
Hopefully this will increase our numbers.
For 4 weeks, beginning at 11:30, Monday, January 11th, Rexanne and I will be holding review classes for our newer players who attended last year’s classes. Topics we might cover will be opening bids, responses to no trump openers, opening 2 of a suit, Blackwood, Stayman, transfers, take out doubles, opening leads, filling out the convention card, and using the Bridge Pad for scoring. We are hoping you then will stay and play in the regular game at 1:00 pm.
2016 promises to be a great year for our club as we continue to grow in a positive and friendly manner.
See you at the Bridge Building!
Here are Kona Bridge Club members who placed in the recent
Western Conference STaC games.
Click for Complete Western Conference Results
For complete Kona Bridge Club results click the Game Results box on the upper left of this page.
Results of the American Contract Bridge League at the Kona Bridge Club for the month of December 2015:
Dec 2 N/S 1st Sally Bobb/Walt Bobb, 2nd Jean Cole/Robert Cole
E/W 1st JoAn Hill and Shirley Decker, 2nd Kathy Golitzen and Dee Overton
Dec 7 N/S 1st Sally Bobb and Walt Bobb, 2nd E/W Jean Cole and Roma Johnson
E/W 1st Kathy Golitzen and Peter Mitchell, 2nd Jim Elstran and Butchie Hayward
Dec 9 N/S 1st Jean Cole and Robert Cole, 2nd Sara Ito and Gail Mullen
E/W 1st Chuck Clark and Jim Elstran, 2nd Rexanne Ring and Dan Sabo
Dec 13 N/S 1st Shelly Hershberger and Dean Jenkins, 2nd Gail Mullen and Lynn Puri
E/W 1st Kathy Golitzen and Peter Golitzen, 2nd Lou Ann Gibbs and Bruce Gibbs
Dec 14 N/S 1st Sara Ito and Lois Griffiths, 2nd Shelly Hershberger and Dean Jenkins
E/W 1st Jim Elstran and Butchie Hayward, 2nd Kathy Golitzen and Peter Mitchell
Dec 16 N/S 1st Richard Gittelman and Shelly Hershberger, 2nd Sue Brown and Pat Bauman
E/W 1st Alice Goo and Sara Ito, 2nd Kathy Golitzen and Dee Overton
Dec 17 1st Jim Elstran and Sue Kaneta, 3 way tie for 2nd, JoAn Hill/Kathy Golitzen,
Chuck Clark/Marilynn Bass, Dan Sabo/Marlene Sabo
Dec 21 N/S 1st Marilyn Bass and Rexanne Ring, 2nd Sue Kaneta and Dan Sabo
E/W 1st Chuck Clark and Dorothy Case, 2nd Edward Schickli and Nancy Anderson
Dec 23 N/S 1st Richard Gittelman and Shelly Hershberger, 2nd Ira Warren/Fran Warren
E/W 1st Kathy Golitzen and Peter Golitzen, 2nd Shirley Decker and Carol Richards
Dec 24 1st Kathy Golitzen and JoAn Hill, 2nd Marilynn Bass and Chuck Clark
Dec 28 N/S 1st Shelly Hershberger/Richard Gittelman, 2nd Rexanne Ring/Marilyn Bass
E/W 1st Nancy Anderson and Edward Schickli, 2nd JoAn Hill and Shirley Decker
Dec 30 N/S 1st Allan Young and Richard Robbins, 2nd Sue Brown and Pat Bauman
E/W 1st Peter Mitchell and Stuart Vance, 2nd Chuck Clark and Jim Elstran
Dec 31 1st Shirley Decker and Marlene Sabo, 2nd Chuck Clark and Marilynn Bass
2015 Kona Bridge Club Big Games
70 Percent Game
75.75 Shelly Hershberger-Richard Gittleman 06/10/15
72.19 Mike Hansen-Kathy Hansen 01/14/15
72.09 Dean Jenkins-Kelly Sandulli 04/29/15
72.08 Richard Gittelman-Shelly Hershberger 12/16/15
71.30 Shelly Hershberger-Dean Jenkins 12/13/15
71.25 JoAn Hill-Shirley Decker 08/26/15
71.13 Peter Mitchell-Kathy Golitzen 03/20/15
70.53 Chuck Clark-Dorothy Case 09/28/15
70.41 Dean Jenkins-Gail Hadovsky 11/18/15
70.36 Richard Gittleman-Shelly Hershberger 06/17/15
70.14 Craig Ross-Dean Jenkins 03/11/15
70.00 Kathy Golitzen –JoAn Hill 12/24/15
65 Percent Game
69.79 Chuck Clark-Dorothy Case 12/21/15
69.58 Sally Bobb-Walt Bobb 08/26/15
69.17 Peter Mitchell-Kathy Golitzen 02/27/15
69.10 Marlene Sabo-Lynn Puri 10/07/15
69.05 Sue Brown-Pat Bauman 11/25/15
68.96 JoAn Hill-Marilyn River 11/30/15
68.75 Kathy Golitzen-Peter Mitchell 11/16/15
68.50 Shirley Decker-Jim Elstran 04/03/15
68.45 Dee Overton-Kathy Golitzen 01/07/15
68.45 Chuck Clark-Dorothy Case 09/14/15
68.33 Mike Hansen-Kathy Hansen 01/19/15
68.33 Virginia Scott-Takemi Totes 08/10/15
68.23 Craig Ross-Dean Jenkins 06/24/15
68.23 Chuck Clark-Takemi Totes 06/15/15
68.03 Chuck Clark-Dorothy Case 11/16/15
67.86 Peter Mitchell-Kathy Golitzen 08/31/15
67.84 Peter Mitchell-Kathy Golitzen 01/23/15
67.71 Audrey Mitchell-Shirley Decker 10/15/15
67.64 JoAn Hill-Shirley Decker 04/29/15
67.26 Stuart Vance-Peter Mitchell 09/23/15
66.93 Kathy Golitzen-Peter Mitchell 11/09/15
66.92 Craig Ross-Dean Jenkins 02/12/15
66.76 Ralph Junwirth-Latrelle Uhl 09/16/15
66.75 Chuck Clark-Takemi Totes 06/10/15
66.67 Sue Kaneta-Jim Elstran 10/08/15
66.67 Kathy Golitzen-JoAn Hill 09/17/15
66.50 Kathy Golitzen-Peter Mitchell 11/30/15
66.43 Chuck Clark-Marilyn Bass 02/16/15
66.07 Kathy Golitzen-Peter Mitchell 09/28/15
66.03 Dan Sabo-Rexanne Ring 11/04/15
66.00 Dean Jenkins-Shelly Hershberger 05/23/15
65.97 Stuart Vance-Peter Mitchell 02/04/15
65.87 Chuck Clark-Larry Cosper 11/23/15
65.71 Richard Gittelman-Shelly Hershberger 09/02/15
65.69 Richard Gittelman-Shelly Hershberger 12/23/15
65.63 Rexanne Ring-Marilynn Bass 02/09/15
65.50 Virginia Scott-Jim Elstran 06/05/15
65.50 Audrey Mitchell-Gerry Mitchell 04/13/15
65.50 Susan Lee-Shelly Hershberger 04/03/15
65.42 Craig Ross-Dean Jenkins 08/10/15
65.36 Marlene Sabo-Chuck Clark 07/06/15
65.33 Kathy Golitzen-Peter Golitzen 12/13/15
65.28 Craig Ross-Dean Jenkins 01/21/15
65.18 Jim Elstran-Chuck Clark 08/19/15
65.10 Gail Mullen-Shirley Decker 08/13/15
65.00 Shirley Decker-Gerry Mitchell 03/02/15
ACHIEVEMENTS - 2015
NEW JUNIOR MASTER
NEW CLUB MASTER
NEW SECTIONAL MASTER
NEW REGIONAL MASTER
NEW NABC MASTER
NEW BRONZE LIFE MASTER
NEW GOLD LIFE MASTER