Annual Awards Party
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Congratulations to our Unit 241 Ace of Clubs and Mini-McKenney winners for 2014! You will be honored with
a day of bridge, food, and fun on Sunday April 26 at the Omaha Bridge Studio. Admission is $25 per
person (no exceptions or pro rata, please).
Omaha Bridge Studio
Schedule of Events
- 1:00 PM Afternoon Bridge (Single Session)
- 4:00 PM President's Reception
- 4:30 PM Dinner Buffet
- 5:00 PM Presentation of Awards & Annual Meeting
- 5:30 PM Evening Bridge (Single Session)
Please sign-up in advance for dinner and afternoon and/or evening sessions at either the Omaha Bridge Studio or House of Cards, or by calling Jonathan Cohn at 402-968-8865.
Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs Award
The vast majority of ACBL members play in local club games. To recognize achievement at the club level, the Ace of Clubs competition was created in 1984. These club champions are recognized at the unit level and ACBL wide. All points won at the club level are counted in this contest with the exception of those won in STaCs. This award was renamed in 2011 in honor of Grand Life Master Helen Shanbrom of Tamarac, FL. Shanbrom has been one of the most active players in the ACBL for decades and has won the top category of the Ace of Clubs more times than any other member in ACBL history.
In 1974, the ACBL Board of Directors voted to recognize the masterpoint achievements of all players and the Mini-McKenney races were established. The winners at each level of achievement are recognized by the ACBL each year in the April issue of the Bridge Bulletin and at the district level. Eligibility is determined by each player's masterpoint holding at the beginning of the calendar year. The home unit of each winner purchases a Mini-McKenney medallion to present to the winning players.