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 is an ACBL sanctioned non-profit organization dedicated to serving the duplicate bridge community on the Big Island of Hawaii. 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.
Kona Historical Documents
Below are a few links to some documents from Kona Bridge Club’s history:
- 2001 Club Goals and Bridge House Creation Proposal Written by President Joane Clark regarding the Club’s goals and proposal for the building of our Bridge House.
- 1987 Letter from President Bob Bailey to Members regarding fees Written by President Bob Bailey regarding an increase in playing fees.
- 1958 Letter from Charles Goren to Lillian Bailey regarding a change to the Gerber Convention made in Goren’s ‘Point Counting Bidding’ book.
- 1958 Letter to Lillian Bailey regarding obtaining a Goren Teacher’s Certificate.
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 at 12:30 pm at the Waikoloa Village Golf Course Clubhouse, 68-1792 Melia Street, Waikoloa Village, and an invitational game on Thursdays at 12:45 pm at Black Sands Beach. Hal Baas is the the club manager and can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 12:30 pm and Sunday at 12:30 pm at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 16-111 Opukahaia Street, Keaau. The website is http://www.hilobridgeclub.com/. Contact Gail Buck at (808) 315-1261 or email email@example.com for information.