Kona Bridge Club is an ACBL sanctioned non-profit organization dedicated to serving the duplicate bridge community on the Big Island of Hawaii. Our mission is to promote the friendly fun and challenge of bridge, and support educational and playing opportunities for bridge enthusiasts. 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 Sally Bobb at 808-324-0122.
We welcome questions. Kona Bridge Club's comanagers are Sara Ito ((808)345-5110 ) or Margaret Anderson.
Open Games: Kona Bridge Club
- Check the Events Calendar for our Open Game schedule.
- Unit game held the second Sunday of most months @ 1:00PM
- Playing card Fees: $5.00 per player
- Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.
- As some people have an extreme sensitivity to fragrances, the ACBL asks everyone to give consideration to this issue. Please try not to wear cologne, perfume or scented lotions, or at least cut back on the amount. Thank you.
Bridge classes for beginning and intermediate players are available.
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 BridgeMate.
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. Annarie Shallenberger is the the club manager and can be reached at (808) 885-8510.
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 email@example.com for information.
Kona Bridge Club Board Members
|Office||Board Member||Phone Number|
|President||Beverly Jefferson||(808) 322-0011|
|Vice President||Kurt Weidner||(831) 359-5412|
|At Large/Education||Rexanne Ring||(808) 345-0036|
|At Large||Sue Brown|
|At Large||Craig Ross|
|At Large/Media & PR||Sharon Weber|
|At Large/Hospitality||Louise Weidner|
|Club Manager, Website||Sara Ito||(808) 345-5110|
|Co-Club Manager||Margaret Anderson|
|Partnerships||Patty Olivares||(808) 329-6211|
|Special Events||Kurt & Louise Weidner||(831) 359-5412|
Unit 469 Representatives
Rexanne Ring, President, (808) 345-0036
Dan Sabo, KBC Representative