Upcoming Events
Aug 25 - STaC Game
Aug 25 - Open Game Director: Kathy
Aug 28 - Open Game Director: Kathy
Aug 28 - STaC Game
Aug 29 - Open Game Director: Dorothy
Aug 29 - Education Fund
Aug 31 - Open Game Director: Kathy/Ma...
Aug 31 - Education Fund
Sep 01 - Open Game Director: Kathy
Sep 01 - International Fund

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
President's Message

      President's Message

President’s Update: August 19, 2016
•Annual All Members meeting, Wednesday, September 7th. Election of Officers and Board Members so please try to attend. The meeting will start at 12:45, and the game will begin immediately afterward.

•AED and CPR training session before our game on Monday, September 12th will begin at 11:30. It is important that as many members as possible have this very important training.

•Our members are very generous and caring! A BIG MAHALO!!

  • You donated $294 to Hospice of Kona during our Charity Week games and the KBC Board voted to donate the additional amount to make it a total of $500.
  • And, during the Fund Raising games in June we raised $451 for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Thank you all.

•Take a look....Our website, konabridge.org is a wonderful source of information. You can check games schedules, scores, check your Masterpoints, read Board minutes, see club photos, read some club history, and even get a few bridge tips. Sara Ito does a great job keeping it updated and adding more. Check it out!


Convention Cards

Why do I need a Convention Card?

Although the convention card is a great way for you and your partner to discuss your methods and refresh your memories as to what your agreements are, remember that the convention card exists for the convenience of your opponents. The opponents may wish to look at your card at the beginning of a round to get a general idea of what your methods are, they might want to see what your opening lead agreements are when they declare or they may wish to look at your card during the auction to see what your agreements are without asking you to explain them verbally.

Where do I start??? 

You can Download a PDF file and print a blank card. You may also save the file to your computer and edit this card for your personal use.  And this link - Get helpful instructions for filling out your card. - will explain your convention card section by section. 

For even more information click this ACBL Convention Cards link. 


Last Month's Results - June

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

June 1    N/S 1st Kathy Golitzen and Dee Overton, 2nd Marilyn River and Rose White

                E/W 1st Alice Goo and Eleanor Ramsey, 2nd Richard Gittelman/Dean Jenkins

June 2    N/S 1st Audrey Mitchell/Shirley Decker, 2nd Sue Brown/Pat Bauman

                 E/W 1st Chuck Clark and Gail Hadovsky, 2nd Sue Kaneta and Gail Mullen

June 6   N/S 1st Peter Mitchell and Kathy Golitzen, 2nd Marilyn River and JoAn Hill

                E/W 1st Shirley Decker/Gerald Mitchell, 2nd Dean Jenkins/Craig Ross

June 8    1st Richard Gittelman and Dean Jenkins, 2nd Jim Elstran and Chuck Clark

June 9    1st Michael Folkert and Audrey Mitchell, 2nd Sally Bobb and Walt Bobb

June 13   N/S Walt Bobb and Sally Bobb, 2nd Sue Brown and Pat Bauman

                 E/W 1st Gerald Mitchell/Shirley Decker, 2nd Butchie Hayward/Jim Elstran

June 15   1st Dee Overton and Kathy Golitzen, 2nd Michael Folkert and Marlene Sabo

June 16   1st Shirley Decker and Audrey Mitchell, 2nd Michael Folkert and Dorothy Case

June 20   N/S 1st Walt Bobb and Sally Bobb, 2nd Dorothy Case and Chuck Clark

                  E/W 1st Kathy Golitzen/Peter Mitchell, 2nd Michael Folkert/Sara Ito

June 22   1st Gerald Mitchell/Audrey Mitchell, 2nd tied, Dean Jenkins/Richard Gittelman, and Polly Beynon/Alice Goo

June 23   1st Kathy Golitzen, 2nd tied JoAn Hill and Dorothy Case

June 27   N/S 1st Sara Ito and Lois Griffiths, 2nd Walt Bobb and Sally Bobb

                   E/W 1st Craig Ross and Dean Jenkins, 2nd Gerald Mitchell/Shirley Decker

June 29  N/S 1st Dee Overton and Kathy Golitzen, 2nd Michael Folkert/Marlene Sabo

                  E/W 1st Craig Ross and Shirley Decker, 2nd Richard Gittelman/Dean Jenkins

June 30  1st tied Craig Ross/Chuck Clark, and Kathy Golitzen/Peter Mitchell, 2nd Sharon Weber/JoAn Hill

Big Games in 2016

New Big Games in July 2016

70 Percent Game in July

79.17      Chuck Clark-Dorothy Case        07/10/16

71.67       Walt Bobb-Sally Bobb              07/18/16

71.00       Shirley Decker-Craig Ross       07/13/16


65 Percent Game in July


69.00        Dean Jenkins-Craig Ross        07/11/16

66.67        Alice Goo-Lynn Puri               07/28/16

66.50        Walt Bobb-Sally Bobb            07/21/16

65.63        Sue Cox-Rocky Otto             07/10/16

65.63        Dickie Motherwell-Gail Buck   07/28/16

65.00        Dee Overton-Kathy Golitzen   07/06/16

65.00        Stuart Vance-Peter Mitchell    07/27/16




2016 Kona Bridge Club Big Games

70 Percent Game

79.17         Chuck Clark-Dorothy Case             07/10/16

78.75         Kathy Golitzen-Dee Overton            05/18/16

76.15         Dean Jenkins-John Posluszny          02/17/16

75.00         Kathy Golitzen-Liz Holey                  03/10/16

72.95         Dean Jenkins-Richard Gittelman      05/18/16

72.92         Michael Folkert and Audrey Mitchell  06/09/16

72.32         Richard Gittelman-Susan Lee          04/27/16

71.67         Walt Bobb-Sally Bobb                     07/18/16

71.25         Jim Cheney-Gary Post                    03/24/16

71.00         Shirley Decker-Craig Ross              07/13/16

70.89         Craig Ross-Dean Jenkins                06/27/16


65 Percent Game

69.64         Dean Jenkins-Craig Ross             01/06/16

69.17         Dean Jenkins-Craig Ross             03/14/16

69.00         Dean Jenkins-Craig Ross             07/11/16

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

67.50         Shirley Decker-Gail Mullen              04/07/16

67.50         Susan Lee-Richard Gittelman          04/20/16

67.32         Kathy Golitzen-Peter Golitzen          05/11/16

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

66.67         Shirley Decker-Gerald Mitchell         05/30/16

66.67         Alice Goo-Lynn Puri                        07/28/16

66.50         Walt Bobb-Sally Bobb                     07/21/16

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

66.15         Dee Overton-Kathy Golitzen             06/15/16

66.07         Shirley Decker-Marlene Sabo           04/27/16

66.07         Richard Gittelman-Dean Jenkins       05/04/16

65.84         Dee Overton-Kathy Golitzen              04/13/16

65.75         Kathy Golitzen-Peter Mitchell             05/02/16

65.63         Sue Cox-Rocky Otto                        07/10/16

65.63         Dickie Motherwell-Gail Buck             07/28/16

65.48         Dean Jenkins-Craig Ross                  02/24/16

65.38         Shirley Decker-Craig Ross                06/06/16

65.26         Dee Overton-Peter Mitchell               02/15/16

65.00         Chuck Clark-Joan Shepherd              05/12/16

65.00         Gail Mullen-Shirley Decker                05/19/16

65.00         Dee Overton-Kathy Golitzen             07/06/16

65.00         Stuart Vance-Peter Mitchell              07/27/16

Congratulations on Your Achievement




Dee Overton


Sharon Bolton

Shelly Hershberger


Sara Ito


Alice Goo

Gail Hadovsky

Rexanne Ring


Roma Johnson

Sharon Weber