The USBF has cancelled the Under-31 Selection Trials. The event was to have been held online during April, with a requirement that players not play from their homes, preferably play at a bridge club or similar location, and have an approved monitor watch them. That plan became impossible because of restrictions on public gatherings and closing of most bridge clubs, as well as very serious "stay at home" regulations in several states.

After considering alternatives that would provide adequate security without forcing players to interact with others in this difficult time, and given the uncertainty that the World Youth Bridge Team Championships, at which the U31 event was to be played, and which is scheduled for July 31-August 9 in Italy, will be held, the Board reluctantly decided to cancel the event and not send a team to the U31 event if it is held.

The USBF Board has not yet decided what to do about the Open, Mixed, Senior & Women's Trials, which are scheduled for May in Schaumburg, IL. As soon as a decision is made, we'll let you know.