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In Memory of Ed Lilly

Ed Lilly, a long time member of our unit, has died. Until recently Ed was a regular at Westside Bridge Academy. He was a skilled player who mentored many. He will be missed dearly by his partners and opponents alike.

District 16 Grant Recipients

For the first time in recent history, District 16 held charity games in March. A total of $1884 was raised---$1492 was earmarked for the D16 grants and $392 for the ACBL grassroots fund. There are 156 active clubs in District 16; 35 clubs participated. Thank you to those clubs who participated! Let's try for a larger participation next year!

Chosen from a pool of 68 applicants, the recipients of the D16 grants were:

Friends of the Family, Denton

Friends of the Family provides shelter and free outreach services to those who have been affected by relationship violence and/or sexual assault.

Mowat-Wilson Syndrome Foundation, Houston

The mission of the Mowat-Wilson Syndrome Foundation is to enhance the lives of people affected by the syndrome by providing family support, raising awareness, and supporting research and education. The syndrome is a genetic disorder characterized by intellectual disability, distinctive facial features, seizures, and a range of other anomalies.

Sick Children’s Clinic, Lubbock

The clinic treats indigent children in the early stages of sickness, thereby lowering the infant mortality rate in Lubbock and surrounding areas. Children up to the age of 16 are seen in the clinic. The clinic is staffed solely by volunteers, including the doctors. Medicine is free from their on-site pharmacy.

Upcoming MiniBridge event at WBA

Westside Bridge Academy is holding a MiniBridge event on Sunday, July 23rd at 1 pm. The game is free and reservations are not needed. Bring your friends, children, and grandchildren to introduce them to the game you love!

In Memory of Pete Hanson

Pete Hanson, who both directed and played regularly at Bridge Club of Houston, has died. On July 21st, Bridge Club of Houston will host the Pete Hanson Memorial Game at 10 am (there will also be a 99r game) with a break for a lasagna lunch and tributes. Players are asked to bring sides. Pete's daughters will be in attendance. Please sign up for this game at the club or email them at

In Memory of Carolyn Peters

Carolyn Peters, a long time member of our unit, died. Her obituary may be read here.

Help Support Team Bridge by playing with a team member at the Awesome August Sectional!

Unit 174's Flight A GNT team of Jimmy Breihan, Mike Doyle, Tony Haddad, and Daniel Jackson need your support to help pay for their trip to Toronto for the ACBL Nationals in July. The Team is available for the August sectional tournament for a $500 donation.

Club News

Bridge Club of Houston

  • Friday, July 21st - Pete Hanson Memorial Game at 10 am, meal at noon. Reservations required.
  • Thursday, July 27th – Swiss Team “8 is Enough”
  • Thursday, August 3rd – Daytime Mentor/Mentee
  • August 10th thru 13th- Club will be closed for the sectional
  • Saturday, August 19th – Life Master party for Otis Nolte and Jim & Carol Meade: Meal at 11am, game at noon, RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
  • Monday, August 21st – Nightime Mentor/Mentee Game
  • Thursday, August 24th – Swiss Team (8 is Enough)
  • Monday, September 4th – Hot Diggity Dog Day: Hot dogs at 11 am---please bring sides, game at 11:55am, RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
  • September 7th thru 10th – 299r Tournament

Houston Racquet Club

  • Schedule Change
    The regularly scheduled game on the 2nd Tuesday of the month has been rescheduled to the 2nd Thursday of each month for the next several months due to the Houston Racquet Club's undergoing remodeling.

Southwest Duplicate Bridge Club

  • Games are held at Congregation Brith Shalom, 4610 Bellaire Blvd. in Bellaire thru Wednesday August 9th. Beginning on Tuesday August 15th the club returns to Merfish Teen Center, 9000 S. Rice Avenue for all Tuesday and Wednesday games.