NICKELL & PASSELL Elected to ACBL Hall of Fame
Nick Nickell and Mike Passell will be inducted into the ACBL Hall of Fame at the Summer 2008 ACBL meeting, having been elected by the Hall of Fame Electors this year. Congratulations to them both.
2009 USBF Board Elected
There have been no petition candidates for election to the USBF Board of Directors, so the two candidates nominated by the nominating committee will fill the two vacant spots on the USBF Board without the necessity for an election. The 2009 Board of Directors of the USBF will be:
Steve Beatty, term expires January 2011
Joan Gerard, term expires January, 2010
Bob Hamman, term expires January, 2010
George Jacobs, term expires January 2011
Sylvia Moss, term expires January 2012
Mike Passell, term expires January 2012
Bill Pollack, term expires January, 2010
Federation officers will be elected at the first Board meeting of 2009.
JOINT STATEMENT BY THE USBF BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND THE 2007 VENICE CUP-WINNING TEAM
The United States Bridge Federation (USBF) and the US Venice Cup world championship bridge team are pleased to mutually announce that we have resolved all issues relating to events that occurred at the closing ceremony of the 2007 World Bridge Championship in Shanghai. We all believe that it is in the best interests of bridge to put this behind us so that we can focus on playing the game we love.
The USBF Board has dismissed all charges against the members of the Venice Cup team.
The members of the USA1 Venice Cup Championship team recognize that it is a legitimate request of the USBF, when sending teams to represent the United States, that all participants refrain from using the stage for the Medal Ceremonies as a platform for anything other than receiving their medals.
For the future the USBF will make certain that the Guidelines are clearer as to what is expected.
We all look forward to resuming our mutual enjoyment of bridge and to working together to promote the game.
Lou Ann O'Rourke
November 20, 2007