By Darwin Afdahl, District 17 President

I feel very proud and honored to be your new District 17 President and I’m looking forward to the coming year. I would like to thank the Board members for electing me.

One of the exciting events this year is our commitment to BridgeResults, providing players with near instant results at every D17 regional including the new regional site at Taos, New Mexico this September. I have personally used BridgeResults and think you’ll be pleased with all the program has to offer. All you have to do is log in to (First-time users must register.) It is totally free. Shortly after each session you will receive your results on your computer and/or smart phone. You can also check results from other regionals, sectionals, and clubs that use BridgeResults.

It’s time again to make plans to qualify for the GNT (Grand National Teams) and NAP (North American Pairs). For 2013, the D17 Board will waive entry fees at the District Finals for all GNT and NAP Flight C players, so it’s a good time to get your feet wet. We’re hoping for a big turnout that includes YOU. This year the GNT finals are scheduled for Las Vegas in June, and the NAP finals are in Tucson in October, two great sites we are lucky to have in our District.

I would like to have a catchy name for this column, but am at a loss of words. If anyone has a suggestion, I’d like to hear it. In addition, I am always available if anyone has a problem, question, or suggestion. Email me at: or call me anytime at (Home) 520.742.1801, (Cell) 520.305.0360.

Hope to see you at the Mesa, Arizona Roadrunner Senior Regional, April 1-7, 2013. There is a sectional for all ages running concurrently, April 5-7, 2013.

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