2020 Hawaii Regional — Mahalo!

The Hawaii Contract Bridge Units Association wants to thank all those who attended this past
Regional. Our next Regional is scheduled for January 25-31 in 2021, once again here at the
Prince Waikiki. The Prince is a wonderful host and we appreciate the partnership we have
developed with the hotel in putting on the Regional.

We have reserved a room block again, this time with a few more of the lower price rooms.
Once we have refined the schedule it will be posted and will include hotel contact information
and rates.

We will be making changes to the 2021 schedule. We tried some new things this year, some of
which worked well and some of which did not, so hearing from participants will provide valuable
guidance to us for next year. We owe great appreciation to our Head Director, Matt Koltnow,
and all the other directors for adjusting to the schedule thrown at them.

Many of our players donate their time making some of the goodies for players’ enjoyment. A
special thanks is owed to Constance Holland for her work on Hospitality, to Lily Johannessen for
once again ably handling the Partnership desk; to Arun Savara for his nonstop work on the
Bulletin; to Larry Denneau and Muriel Stitt for pulling the luau together, organizing the naming
of games, and scheduling daily speakers; Keith Kalway for providing baked hospitality goods; to
Randi Conway for arranging discounts at nearby restaurants; to Mary Philips for managing
finances for the Regional; and our caddies Alan Masuda, Brayden Morse, Ann Endicott and
Maddie Morse, who hustled for you all week.

Again, mahalo for joining us for the 69th Hawaii Regional. Next year will be our 70th consecutive Regional! We hope you will join us once again.

Glenn Mason
Honolulu Regional Tournament Chair

2020 Hawaii Regional – Monday, January 20 Bulletin

Download the full bulletin here: DAY-ONE-HONOLULU-2020-C

Welcome to the 69th annual Hawai’i Regional Bridge Tournament. The tournament is organized by the Hawai’i Contract Bridge Units Association (HCBUA) – an association with representation from the three American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) units located in Hawai’i, which include Unit 469 (Hawaii Island), Unit 470 (Oahu and Kauai), and Unit 471 (Maui County).

We are delighted to once again partner with the beautiful Prince Waikiki to provide you the best tournament possible. The hotel has provided us with a discounted rate for self-parking: 12 hours for $8. If you are one of the 3-session a day players it would be wise for you to leave the parking lot and pay the $8.00 and come back again to get another ticket. If your stay runs over 12 hours the hotel will charge you $10.00 an hour for every hour after that.

We have made several schedule changes this year, at least partially to accommodate players: we are starting all the afternoon sessions a little later and have moved some events around to encourage more morning games. Please consult the schedules we will have available for details. We hope you will enjoy the changes.

This year a number of the events have been named in honor of local teachers and players who have made tremendous contributions to bridge in our community. For example, the Sunday Swiss Teams event has been named in honor of Tom Lum, who led HCBUA for decades and was instrumental in its becoming a strong organization.

If you have any suggestions or would like to discuss anything regarding the regional or the association please ask for any of the HCBUA directors: Jim Cheney, Gay Conklin, Lily Johannessen, Glenn Mason, Jack Patnode, Mary Phillips, Arun Savara or Larry Denneau.
Mahalo for joining us for the 69th Hawaii Regional! Yes, we really began this event in 1951.
-Glenn Mason, President HCBUA