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Players in Minnesota, photo by Suzi Subeck

The 2012 USBF Regional is being held in Minnesota starting on Monday, October 8th. USBF member Suzi Subeck will be producing a Daily Bulletin for the Regional, which many USBF members will attend. If you won't be at the Regional, you can still read about it in the Daily Bulletins which will be posted here as soon as they are produced. To get a Daily Bulletin, just click on the date link below. If you get to a page that says 404 Error or something like that, it means Suzi hasn't yet uploaded the Daily Bulletin - just check back later. Thanks for doing this Suzi and thanks to the great local committee in Minnesota for organizing this fun event.

Bulletin #1, Monday, Oct.  8th
Bulletin #2, Tuesday, Oct. 9th
Bulletin #3, Wednesday, Oct. 10th
Bulletin #4, Thursday, Oct. 11th
Bulletin #5, Friday, Oct. 12th
Bulletin #6, Saturday, Oct. 13th
Bulletin #7, Sunday, Oct. 14th

World Mind Games Online Tournament

The SportAccord World Mind Games online tournament started in September and will go on till the end of October.
One winner will be selected for each sport and will be invited for a one week journey to attend and watch the 2012 SportAccord World Mind Games in Beijing (travel and accommodation included). He will also have the chance to play against some of the world’s best worldwide players of his sport. Online winners will also receive a commemorative medal and a certificate at the closing ceremony of the event.
2 Samsung tablets and 2 Swatch watches will be awarded in each sport to more players depending on their performance.
All the players are welcome to play on the participating platforms:


Other sports included are Chess, Draughts, Go and Qang Xi.

2012 USBF ELECTION - Nominating Committee Slate

Three members of the USBF Board of Directors will be elected to join the Board in 2012. Each will serve a three year term ending January 1, 2016. 

The USBF Nominating Committee has nominated the following people for the three seats:
Active Member seats:  Cheri Bjerkan (incumbent)
                                     Howard Weinstein (incumbent)
                                     Bob Katz

Cheri Bjerkan, photo by Peg Kaplan
Howard Weinstein, photo by Peg Kaplan

Bob Katz


In accordance with the USBF Bylaws as clarified in the Election Procedures, additional candidates may be added to the slate by petition, as follows:

  • 4.    Petition Candidates
    Active Members in good standing may be added to ballots by petition. A valid petition application form requires twenty-five (25) Active Member signatures. Petitions must be received at USBF headquarters no later than ten (10) days prior to the ballot mailing date.

The ballot mailing date is November 15th so the last day to submit a nomination Petition is October 26th.

If there are no petition candidates, the three candidates nominated by the Nominating Committee will be elected without need for voting. 

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