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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
Who Dealt This Mess? The Dealing Machine

For those of you curious about the randomness of hands from the Dealing Machine vs. hand shuffling this article form the Sacramento Unit newsletter is very interesting.

Computer-Dealt Hands—Truly Random or Impishly Fixed?
by Dave Willmott

Computer-generated hands have a bad reputation in some circles—undeservedly so. “These computer hands!” is a common cry, but how different are “computer hands” from people-dealt hands?

Let’s tackle the second question first. It is a simple matter for a computer to deal a set of 52 cards. To explain how this process works, using an oversimplified analogy, consider how a postman places letters in a set of sorting office boxes. Each piece of mail has an address, and the postman places each piece in the correct box. Similarly, each card of the deck is randomly assigned a value which determines which “box” (hand) it will be dealt to.

There is a catch, however, and it has to do with the word “randomly.” It is important that the computer performs this task in a random fashion. Otherwise, there is a risk that the same set of hands will be generated more than once.

Click here for the entire article.

2016 Sectional

Hawaii's 2016

Big Island Sectional

ACBL Unit 469 - Kona, Waikoloa, Hilo

February 19-21, 2016

Thank you Rexanne and her volunteers for making this such a huge success. 

And a big Mahalo to Bev Jefferson and Pualani Willing for providing the excellent breakfast and lunch choices for all three days.  Also the many wonderful home made goodies provided by our members were very popular.


Results Overall by section and combined

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Last Month's Results - March

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

March 2 1st Carol Richards and Susan Lee, 2nd Dennis Barry and Faye Barry

March 7   N/S 1st Dean Jenkins and Pascal Fouque, 2nd Jean Cole and Gail Mullen

                   E/W 1st Alice Goo and Beth Reid, 2nd Chuck Clark and Sharon Weber

March 9   N/S 1st Serl Zimmerman and Steven Lipson, 2nd Dean Jenkins and Craig Ross

                    E/W 1st Marilyn River and Jana Hefer, 2nd Dee Overton and Susan Lee

March 10 1st Kathy Golitzen and Liz Holey, 2nd Shirley Decker and Craig Ross

March 13 N/S 1st Jean Cole and Robert Cole, 2nd Sally Bobb and Walt Bobb

                    E/W 1st Dean Jenkins and Craig Ross, 2nd Beth Reid and Alice Goo

March 14 N/S 1st Dean Jenkins and Craig Ross, 2nd Lynn Puri and Dan Sabo

                   E/W 1st Marilyn River and Jana Hefer, 2nd Chuck Clark and Larry Cosper

March 16  N/S 1st Craig Ross and Marlene Sabo, 2nd Dee Overton and Peter Mitchell

                   E/W 1st Dan Sabo and Rexanne Ring, 2nd Carol Richards and Susan Lee

March 21  N/S 1st JoAn Hill and Wayne Evans, 2nd Craig Ross and Marlene Sabo

                   E/W 1st Laura Gamble and John Gamble, 2nd Dickie Motherwell/Gail Buck

March 23  N/S 1st Dee Overton and Kathy Golitzen, 2nd Marlene Sabo and Craig Ross

                  E/W 1st Jim Elstran and Chuck Clark, 2nd tied Carol Richards/Shirley Decker,

                        Marilyn River/Jana Hefer

March 24  N/S 1st Carol Davies and Colette Pirie, 2nd Shirley Decker and Gail Mullen

                   E/W 1st Jim Cheney and Gary Post, 2nd Carol Richards and Susan Lee

March 28  N/S 1st Sara Ito and Lois Griffiths, 2nd Deb Fulton and Joan Shepherd

                   E/W 1st Butchie Hayward and Jim Elstran, 2nd Chuck Clark and JoAn Hill


Big Games in 2016

New Big Games in March:

70 Percent Game

75.00 Kathy Golitzen-Liz Holey   03/10/16

71.25 Jim Cheney-Gary Post        03/24/16

65 Percent Game

69.17 Dean Jenkins-Craig Ross       03/14/16

68.13 Butchie Hayward-Jim Elstran  03/28/16

67.56 Chuck Clark-JoAn Hill             03/28/16

67.50 Carol Richards-Susan Lee      03/24/16

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


2016 Kona Bridge Club

65% and 70% Scores

70 Percent Game

76.15  Dean Jenkins-John Posluszny 02/17/16

75.00  Kathy Golitzen-Liz Holey         03/10/16

71.25  Jim Cheney-Gary Post             03/24/16

65 Percent Game

69.64  Dean Jenkins-Craig Ross        01/06/16

69.17  Dean Jenkins-Craig Ross        03/14/16

68.45  Paul Benedict-Lynn Jones       01/31/16

68.13  Butchie Hayward-Jim Elstran   03/28/16

67.81  Jim Elstran-Craig Ross             02/17/16

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

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

66.37   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

65.48    Dean Jenkins-Craig Ross      02/24/16

65.26    Dee Overton-Peter Mitchell    02/15/16

Congratulations on Your Achievement




Butchie Hayward



Polly Beynon

Eleanor Ramsey

Bev Jefferson

Harold Bass

Kathleen Bass



Sally Bobb

Walt Bobb

Beth Reid

Dan Sabo

Kelly Sandulli



Virginia Scott



Sue Brown



Mike Folkert



Shirley Decker

Richard Gittleman

Dean Jenkins

Kathy Golitzen