Welcome to the New Hampshire Bridge Association Website
The New Hampshire Bridge Association (NHBA) is Unit 150 in District 25 of the American Contract Bridge League. It is comprised of an all-volunteer Board and more than 500 active members of the bridge community in the State of New Hampshire.
Message from District 25 President Bob Bertoni
Click here to read a message from District 25 President Bob Bertoni. Read the instructions on this page if you have trouble reading the PDF file.
Robert Hartman to Attend Nashua Regional
ACBL Chief Executive Officer Robert Hartman plans to attend the Nashua Regional. District 25 is planning forums and meetings where you can learn more about ACBL priority issues, air concerns, provide suggestions, constructive criticism, etc., but nothing is definite yet.
NHBA 2016 Winter Meeting Held 1/24/2016
The winter meeting of the NH Bridge Association Board was held at Sarah Widhu's House, 23 Syracuse Road, Nashua, NH, at 1:00 p.m. Minutes will be forthcoming. In the meantime, click the link below to read the agenda.
Winter has arrived in New England. That means no snowbirds, no golf, no football, no baseball, no Dancing with the Stars.
But there will be bridge, and plenty of it in Cromwell, CT, February 10-15 at the Radisson Hotel conveniently located at Exit 21 on I-91. What a lineup!
Thirteen 299er sessions.
Gold Rush games on Wednesday through Saturday.
Pairs Games and Team Games all six days.
A Horizontal Swiss that starts on Wednesday evening and continues on Thursday evening.
Saturday evening will feature a Pro-Am Pairs in which one player on each team must be a Non-Life Master with under 500 points. This event, which debuted in Nashua last year, promises to be great fun for all. Don't miss it.
Be sure to make your hotel reservations immediately. Just click on this link. If you insist on dealing with a human being, call 860 635-2000. The bridge rate is $99, which includes parking and Internet access. If you have any problems, just contact Shaina Ravenell at 860 807-2452 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal appeals: 1) I take photos of winners at regional tournaments. I could use some help in Cromwell, especially in the 299er events. 2) I am now the chairperson of the district's Communication Committee, which is looking for someone with a little experience with Facebook. If you can help me with either of these, please contact me at Webmaster@NEBridge.org.
Mike Wavada Webmaster, NEBridge.org
2016 NH State Championship to be Held in Nashua
The 2016 New Hampshire State Championship and Annual Meeting will be held at Rivier University in Nashua. Rivier is a terrific place to play bridge. The NHBA has had sectionals there in the past.
More details, an entry form, a map, and directions will be added to this site shortly. Getting to Rivier from anywhere in New Hampshire is very simple.
A change in venue for the State Championship is necessary because no one has had anything good to say about The Chateau in Manchester in a long time. The Board has considered alternative venues, including moving the State Championship around from year to year, but good venues are very difficult to find.
We aren't familiar with the quality of the food at Rivier but it's worth a try. For those who prefer to eat elsewhere, there are dozens of good restaurants in Nashua, many of which are on or near the Daniel Webster Highway (aka Old Route 3), which is shown on maps as Main Street in downtown Nashua, then Concord Street as you head North.
Rivier has dorm rooms available for $35.00 a night for anyone who has a long drive. That's a difficult price to beat. Information for room reservations will be forthcoming.
BOW - John Richard Cook, 73, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, at the Concord Hospital.
He was born in Rochester, son of the late George E. and Norma J. (Byron) Cook. He was a graduate of Berwick Academy, in South Berwick, Maine, and Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. John was employed by Union Mutual Insurance Co. in Portland and Chubb Life Insurance Company in Concord for 28 years, retiring in 1991. He was a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries. He was an avid bridge player, competing in national, international and world championship events. He ran a duplicate bridge club in Bow for many years. He also loved to tend to his garden.
He was predeceased by a son, Michael G. Cook, who died in 1994. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Joan (Boilard) Cook; a son, John P. Cook, and his wife, Kim Marinucci, of New York, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Alex and Bella Cook; and three nephews and one niece.