Advancing Players

Players who made contributions about their success or comments can be found here.
Players with links have comments in the comment section.

Congratulations to players advancing February 2019

Junior MasterClub MasterSectional MasterRegional Master
Nancy Ashken
Elizabeth M Campanella
Lawrence J Cataldo
Niru Dandekar
Howard Eichenbaum
Evelyn H Ferioli
Susan W Fraim
John R Frantz
Marsha Froburg
Sam J Gallo
Peggy M Gildersleeve
George W Johnston
Jeremy G Koob
Laurie Levine
Yolanda T Maffucci
Vanda McGlade Baker
Robert J Miller
John Mims
Sue K Morris
Brigitte M Moufflet
Carol Nash
George Obrien
Lois Perlah
Philip Perlah
Elaine T Rendo
Judith Sacknoff
Paul Samuels
Carol M Santora
Mary M Shaw
Ellie Smith
Jill Spiro
Joe Taverna
Gerry Therrien
Deborah D Thornton
John L Tully
Patricia Uhlman
Lorraine J Abramson
Louise   Allard
Louise B Banner
Kc K Barton
Elaine   Bello
Norman   Bloomstein
Mindy   Broser
George A Byers Junior
Stephanie   Chamberlain
Ann G Crocker
Lance S Davidow
Lawrence   Dinkes
Ray P Dutcher
Theodore A Fulton
Mary   Inman
Richard J Kates
Karen   Kilmartin
Andrea F Linkin-Butler
Cheryl   Lui
David   Martz
Martha   Meier
Dana   Noble
Lisa   Trepp
Janice R Wiegman
Rod   Artz
Grace   Bartini
Dennis   Bouldin
Elizabeth   Bouldin
Carole D Cargill
John   Cary
Emily   DAndrea
Carol A Decarolis
Michael J Dougherty
Marion S Eklund
Paul R Garstka
Diane J Getzler
Norman   Ginsberg
Patricia   Glidden
Barbara D Greppin
Cyndy   Hatcher
Martha M Hosp
Emily   Lessner
Faith L Lowell
Keith A Marcotte
Douglas   McCraith
Aarati   Mehta
Jean   Purser
Judy   Rendely
Fay   Roman
Dori E Senerchia
Karen   Shapiro
Bunny P Sherman
Gail   Taylor
Carolyn   Tetschner
Judy   Whitcomb
Elaine   Colokathis
Ted J Hutchinson
Angela   McDonough
Michael   Pridham
Marilyn H Rice
David I Rosnick
Anthony   Segal
Thomas M Shea
Mary W Sheldon
Kyle R Upton
Craig   Weeks
Kathryn S Whalen
B S Willard
NABC MasterAdvanced NABC MasterLife MasterBronze Life Master
Mike   Carchia, Jr
William   Everson
Ann M Gruber
Paul V Kelly
Brigitte   Kuperwasser
Lucy A Lacava
Athena   Panagopoulos
Ann R Piper
Susan J Roome
Allan S Toledano
Fiorella P Triaca
Pamela A Jerskey
Stacey C Weiss
Ronald J Williams
Jagdish C Agarwal
Allen   Bomes
Linda P Bradford
Martha J Cokin
Haroula   Dobyns
Trey   Hyer
Jill N Sackett
Sharon B Stanfill
Tina M Yablonski
Phyllis E Benoit
Phoebe   Edwards
Janet D McClutchy
Mary Beth   Murphy
Gail   Perry
Nathalie A Sussman
Silver Life MasterRuby Life MasterGold Life MasterSapphire Life Master
Pat C Brasher
Greg J Winkler
Elizabeth R Wood
Judith M Hyde
James L Kaplan
Ken W Bloom
Elliot D Ranard
Diamond Life MasterEmerald Life MasterPlatinum Life MasterGrand Life Master
Bruce   EmondStephen A Rzewski

Congratulations to players advancing January 2019

Junior MasterClub MasterSectional MasterRegional Master
James   Bonner Jr
Jason   Burghouwt
Ruth   Clark
Mary Beth   Fyda
Richard F Hagan
Nancy B Harris
Robin   Kahn
Mary F Kenny
Joanna   Ma
Nancy   McLaughlin
Martha   Meier
Patricia M Merlo
Patricia   Palmer
Karyn   Reichbind
John F Savage
Mary Jane   Savage
Lawrence S Schlager
John P Tucci
Paul W Tyler
Warren E Wilson
Thornton   Ash
Andrew W Bianco
Yuni   Courtney
Duane H Cowall
Lois   Forester
Steven H Frager
Gary W Gallucci
Lynn A Grainger
Charles H Jardine
Valerie   Kijewski
Ronald   Kraatz
Eugenia T Libby
Maureen R Mann
Robert W Mann
Brian   McKeon
Eileen P Montellese
Janet K Nelson
Helen   Osborne
Karen C Perry
Stanley   Piltch
Sheila   Reid
Jacqueline   Roy
John J Russo
Gale   Schultz
Lucy I Sherman
Lori G Shore
Ellen F Simmonds
Sidney A Slobodkin
Robert G Tibbetts
David P Vesty
Paul   Wood
Joseph   Berns
Laura R Brounstein
Michael J Donnell
Nancy B McDowell
Judith A McNutt
Stanley M Nissen
Ellen   Panageas
Christina   Ahrens Roberts
Jimmy A Becker
Meiyan   Duan
Jon C Kasdan
Jackie G Kingston
Kevin   Mayew
Michael A Shore
Mark S Singer
Suzanne W Tibbetts
NABC MasterAdvanced NABC MasterLife MasterBronze Life Master
Karen A Barnett
Helen D Benson
Bayle   Drubel
Lin   Li
Martha C Soule
Kathy   Gatewood

Warren R Brown
Saul   Franklin
Leda L Knight
R W Krieg
Barbara   Roy

Silver Life MasterRuby Life MasterGold Life MasterSapphire Life Master
Nancy   Farmer

Bart   Bussink

Rita J Baudo
Michael   Hess
Diamond Life MasterEmerald Life MasterPlatinum Life MasterGrand Life Master

Congratulations To the Following Players advancing in December 2018:

Junior MasterClub MasterSectional MasterRegional Master
Ms Barbara J Baker
Mrs Bonnie Billings
Jane Campbell
David W Caron
Mrs Patricia J Colton
Guilford N Dube
Mr Perez C Ehrich
Katherine Eleoff
Theodore A Fulton Sue Geer
Dr Richard A Greenberg
Sunil C Khanna
Mary Kitzes
Thomas E Lozen
Ms Anna M McKeon
Brian McKeon
Ms Anne M McNamara
Ms Patricia L Nooy
Mr Nicholas M Pentecost 
Dr Joseph Barr
Ms Dedee Bowers
Louis Carbone
Sharon Ann Csaky
Madhav Dhar
Mr Jack Donaghue
Ms Karen Faulkner
Mrs Karen Foulkes
Mary Ann Gravel
Michelle Immler
Nancy Irish 68
Peggy S Johnson 31
Katherine Kim
Ms Pamela D Knight
Margaret P Lawless
Lynne G Leibowitz
John Levy
Joanne Lippman
Chang Liu 14
Sylvia A Marx
Jean M McKenna
Ronald W Moore
Girin Munshi
William J Rusch
Dianne R Stenroos
Sam Wardwell
Dale J Wisler 
Ms Tracy J Burlock
 Mr Alan S Carlson
Mr Louis Giordano
Ms Bobbi Graveline
Ms Linda W Hall 23
Ms Phyllis K Hartford
Bonnie Knapp
Ms Rebecca Koepf
Chadwick S Muse
Jacqueline G Muse
Mr Bruno Schrage
Philip Wallis 
Ms Ann R Belzer
Ms Arlene S Bornstein
Dr Edwin S Mehlman
Mr Tim P O'Connor
Gregory L Rich
Ms Carol J Taylor 
NABC Master

Advanced NABC MasterLife MasterBronze Life Master
Jane E Ciarfella
Debbie Katz
Miss Ann Keegan
Sharon Kochen
Mrs Kim S Smith
Ms Wendy Zimman-Smith 
Wendy Jarrett
Kenneth Steele
John L Boettcher
Robert C Brodeur
Dr Paul J Durda
Mrs Lisa C Muir
Mr Donald Muller
Ms B Lynn Tavormina
Mrs Katherine C Whitney 
Mr Michael I Feeney
Mrs Elizabeth L Grant
Ruth E Ross
Mrs Katherine C Whitney 
Silver Life MasterRuby Life MasterGold Life MasterSapphire Life Master
Dr Murat Azizoglu
Alan L Blake
Laurence H Lebowitz
Steven G Myerson
Noreen Pitts E-Mail: noreenpitts@aol.com
Ashok Rao
Mr Edward J Urban
Mr Marshall B Williams 
Joseph A Brouillard
Harrison A Luba
Mr David Luterman
Mr Gary H Miyashiro 
Jane A Finn
Lord Darryl W Legassie
Mr F David Regenstein
Mr Paul A Truesdale 
Carolyn Weiser
Diamond Life MasterEmerald Life MasterPlatinum Life MasterGrand Life Master
Stephanie F Hamilton-Diesel 

New Englands Top 10 2018

1 Adam Grossack Newton MA US 1249.14
2 Zachary Grossack Newton MA US 1167.17
3 Lloyd Arvedon Hudson NH US 1135.26
4 Sheila Gabay Newton MA US 1105.42
5 Richard DeMartino Riverside CT US 907.37
6 Bill Irvine Quincy MA US 674.73
7 Geoffrey Brod Avon CT US 659.09
8 Douglas Doub West Hartford CT US 655.29
9 Sabrina Miles Mansfield MA US 640.86
10 Karen McCallum Exeter NH US 640.86

ACBL Rank Requirements

The honor titles and the masterpoints players must acquire to gain them for players who joined ACBL after January 1, 2010 or reinstated membership after that date:

ROOKIE – an ACBL member who has fewer than 5 full masterpoints recorded by the ACBL.
JUNIOR MASTER – a member who has at least 5 but fewer than 20 masterpoints recorded by ACBL. A Junior Master is eligible for most newcomer events.
CLUB MASTER – a member who has at least 20 masterpoints recorded by ACBL, of which 5 must be black.
SECTIONAL MASTER – a member who has at least 50 masterpoints recorded by ACBL, of which 10 must be black and 5 must be silver.
REGIONAL MASTER – a member who has at least 100 masterpoints recorded by ACBL, of which 15 must be black, 15 must be silver and 5 must be red or gold.
NABC MASTER – a member who has at least 200 masterpoints recorded by ACBL, of which 20 must be black, 20 must be silver, 20 must be red or gold with at least 5 gold.
ADVANCED NABC MASTER – a member who has at least 300 masterpoints recorded by ACBL, of which 50 must be black, 50 silver, 25 red or gold/platinum, 25 gold/platinum, no more than 100 from online play.
LIFE MASTER – a member who has 500 or more masterpoints recorded by the ACBL, of which 75 must be black, 75 silver, 50 red or gold/platinum, 50 gold/platinum, no more than 165 from online play.
Note: The black point requirement does not apply for members who joined prior to January 1, 1999 and maintained active status from that date forward.
GOLDEN AGE MASTER – a member who is age 70 or older and has at least 300 masterpoints of any color recorded by ACBL, or a member who is at least 80 years old and has at least 100 masterpoints of any color recorded by ACBL. On application to ACBL, an eligible member will be designated Golden Age Master and sent an appropriate certificate.
BRONZE LIFE MASTER – A Life Master with 500 masterpoints (members who joined prior to January 1, 2010). A Life Master with 750 masterpoints (members who joined after January 1, 2010)
SILVER LIFE MASTER* – A Life Master with (a) over 1000 masterpoints, including (b) no fewer than a combination of 200 silver, red, gold, or platinum points.
RUBY LIFE MASTER – A Life Master with 1500 masterpoints (at least 300 silver, red, gold or platinum).
GOLD LIFE MASTER* – A Life Master with (a) over 2500 masterpoints including (b) no fewer than a combination of 500 silver, red, gold, or platinum points.
SAPPHIRE LIFE MASTER – A Life Master with 3500 masterpoints (at least 700 silver, red, gold or platinum of which at least 350 must be gold or platinum).
DIAMOND LIFE MASTER* – A Life Master with (a) over 5000 masterpoints, including (b) no fewer than a combination of 500 gold or platinum points and (c) no fewer than a combination of 1000 silver, red, gold or platinum points.
EMERALD LIFE MASTER* – A Life Master with (a) over 7500 masterpoints, including (b) no fewer than a combination of 750 gold or platinum points and (c) no fewer than a combination of 1500 silver, red, gold or platinum points.
PLATINUM LIFE MASTER* – A Life Master with (a) over 10 000 masterpoints, including  (b) no fewer than 100 platinum points, (c) no fewer than a combination of 1000 gold or platinum points, and (d) no fewer than a combination of 2000 silver, red, gold or platinum points.
GRAND LIFE MASTER* – Win a North American Bridge Championship with no upper masterpoint restriction (excluding the Super Senior Pairs, the Wagar Women’s KO won after 2013 and the Machlin Women’s Swiss Teams won after 2013) or a United States Open or Women’s Bridge Championship or a Canadian Open or Women’s National Championship or any of the following WBF events: Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup, Rosenblum Cup, McConnell Cup, Open Pairs, Women’s Pairs, Olympiad, Women’s Team Olympiad, WBF Mixed Pairs, WBF Senior Pairs, WBF World Swiss Teams, WBF World Mixed Teams or WBF Senior Teams.

The honor titles and the masterpoints players must acquire to gain them for players who joined ACBL before January 1, 2010 and maintained continuous membership after that date:
ROOKIE – an ACBL member who has fewer than 5 full masterpoints recorded by the ACBL.
JUNIOR MASTER – a member who has at least 5 but fewer than 20 masterpoints recorded by ACBL. A Junior Master is eligible for most newcomer events.
CLUB MASTER – a member who has at least 20 masterpoints recorded by ACBL, of which 5 must be black.
SECTIONAL MASTER – a member who has at least 50 masterpoints recorded by ACBL, of which 10 must be black and 5 must be silver.
REGIONAL MASTER – a member who has at least 100 masterpoints recorded by ACBL, of which 15 must be black, 15 must be silver and 5 must be red or gold.
NABC MASTER – a member who has at least 200 masterpoints recorded by ACBL, of which 20 must be black, 20 must be silver, 20 must be red or gold with at least 5 gold.
LIFE MASTER – a member who has 300 or more masterpoints recorded by the ACBL, of which 150 must be pigmented, with 25 gold or platinum, 25 red, gold or platinum, 50 silver and 50 black.


*These colored point requirements apply to all players who attained the rank of Life Master after 1989.
 NOTE: A member who had red points prior to January 1, 1969 is required to win red or gold/platinum points in any combination.
ACBL gives official recognition to the winner(s) of the most masterpoints in a calendar year by members in the various masterpoint categories. These masterpoint races include the Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs, where recognition is given to players through the masterpoint category of 10,000+ who earn the most masterpoints in club games, and the Mini-McKenney, where players in each masterpoint category who win the most masterpoints are recognized. ACBL also keeps a record of the Mini-McKenney winners for each unit.
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