ACBL will raise membership fees next year!

This is the first increase in four years. If members renew their membership before December 31st, they can renew at the current rate and can renew for up to three years.

Unit 179 Board Election

The Unit 179 board consists of 12 members. Its composition includes at least three members who are NOT residents of either Davidson or Williamson counties.

The main purposes of the Unit 179 Board of Directors are to promote bridge within its geographic area and to manage the sectional and regional tournaments it sponsors.

Each member of the Board of Directors is elected to a three-year term, with one third of the seats up for election each year. The bylaws provide that a nominating committee come up with a slate of candidates. The slate must include at least two candidates for one restricted seat (non Davidson or Williamson) and at least six candidates for the remaining three seats.

The bylaws also provide that any member of the unit may run for election by obtaining the signatures of ten other unit members in support of their candidacy. This communication serves as the invitation for anyone of our members to submit their name to be included in the slate of candidates for the upcoming election. Signature nomination lists must be received by midnight December 16 for the individual to be included in the election. Signature lists may be handed to any board member or sent electronically to Suzanne Torrence: The slate of nominees submitted by the nominating committee is as follows:

  • Non-restricted: Anne Gibson, Karen Kendrick, Mary Pepper, Carol Schnaars, Patrick Williams, and Randi Young
  • Restricted: David Smithfield and Fred Stahlman

Retiring board members: Bob Allard and Dot Blue

Incumbents running for re-election: Karen Kendrick and Patrick Williams

Continuing board members: Larry Averbuch, David Cochener, Michelle Coop. Bob Dietrich, Beth Derrick, Suzanne Torrence, and Micky Wilson

There is currently one vacancy.

The voting period will begin later in December and conclude in January for a period of two to three weeks. If the settings in your ACBL account include the acceptance of email communication from ACBL and authorized entities, you will receive an email with a link to vote electronically, If you do not accept ACBL email communication, you must vote by paper ballot. Since electronic voting is both the easiest and most efficient, you are encouraged to change your ACBL account settings to include acceptance of ACBL email communication if necessary. If you do so by December 16, that should ensure you will receive the electronic voting email.

More Questions? Contract Pat Williams at (615) 423-6472 or

Congratulations to Mickey Wilson, Janice Naftilan, Anne Slosky, & David Coe
Open Swiss Team Winners - November 10

About ACBL Unit 179

The American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) is the largest bridge organization in North America. The mission of the ACBL is to promote, grow and sustain the game of bridge and serve the bridge-related interests of its Members. The ACBL is divided into 25 districts, each of which is further divided into units. Each unit has one or more local bridge clubs. Unit 179 is part of District 10 and includes middle Tennessee and parts of south central Kentucky.

New Life Masters - November 2023

Sapphire Life Master

Linda Murdock

Gold Life Master

David J Cochener
Joanne Minnick

Ruby Life Master

Jan Iliff

Silver Life Master

Mickey Wilson

Local Bridge Clubs in Unit 179

Vanderbilt Bridge Club

85 White Bridge Rd
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 321-5356

Founded in 1950, The Vanderbilt Bridge Club is the largest club in Unit 179. They are located west of downtown Nashville and host multiple games weekly, including both open and limited masterpoint games. The Vanderbilt Bridge Club has over 200 active members.

Hendersonville Duplicate

650 E Main St
St Timothy Lutheran Church

Stratified games Wednesday and Friday at 10 AM. For more information contact Charlynn Foust.

Hillwood Country Club

The Hillwood Country Club (HCC) duplicate bridge game meets once a week on Thursdays at 10 AM. It is an invitational game that is limited to members of Hillwood Country Club and their guests.
You can make a reservation for the game up to 2 weeks in advance by contacting Betsy Malone at (615) 298-8770.

Hilldale Duplicate Bridge

1751 Madison St
Clarksville, TN

Stratified games, Tuesday at 6 PM. For more information, contact David Alan Smithfield, 931-624-3665

Franklin Friday DBC

1420 Wilson Pike
The Church of the Good Shepherd

Stratified games Tuesday at 10:30 AM and Friday at 10 AM. For more information contact Sidney T Stanley at (615) 347-6702

Lake Providence Bridge Club

Del Webb Lake Providence Clubhouse
1100 Del Webb Blvd.
Mount Juliet, TN 37122

The Lake Providence Bridge Club (LPBC) was established in 2017 in Mt. Juliet, TN, which lies just east of Nashville. It provides the Del Webb at Lake Providence community the opportunity to enjoy, learn, and compete in the game of bridge at all skill levels.

LeRoy Henderson DBC

2037 Decherd Blvd
Decherd, TN 37324

Open games Monday and Tuesday at 12:30. Multiple Sites - Call John J Robey at 931-841-0637 for details.