71st Hawaii Regional, January 22-28, 2024

Aloha! We are planning on holding the 71st Hawaii Regional from January 22-28, 2024 at the Prince Waikiki Hotel. The group reservation code is PAAMBF. You can call the Prince Waikiki using this code to make a reservation over the phone, or you can use this direct reservation link.

The tournament schedule can be downloaded here. We heard your feedback and we will be switching to a 9:30AM-2:30PM schedule similar to other tournaments have adopted.

Stay tuned to this page for details about EntryExpress.

See you next January!

The 2023 Hawaii Regional is coming!

Aloha! The 2023 Hawaii Regional is only three months away! We are holding the tournament from January 23-29, 2023 at the beautiful Prince Waikiki hotel. The full tournament schedule and flyer can be found here.

To make a reservation at the Prince Waikiki, follow this link. Note that the Prince has updated its reservation system and this link is different from the reservation link published earlier. If you made a reservation using the old system and need to make changes, please call the Prince Waikiki at (855) 622-7558.

2022 Hawaii Regional Cancelled

Aloha Bridge Players,

It is with great regret that we announce that we have cancelled the 70th Hawaii Regional in January 2022. We were so optimistic in the spring of this year about the return of face-to-face bridge at the Regional, but due primarily to the Delta variant, the State of Hawaii continues to operate under COVID restrictions that prevent even small club games from occurring. There does not appear to be a likely path that will allow a large event such as a bridge tournament by January. We simply cannot predict when the situation will improve enough to allow gatherings large enough to conduct the tournament. International travel difficulty means that many of our cherished guests from the Far East and elsewhere are unable to attend. While the situation may improve between now and January, there is no way to predict when and how things might improve, and it is impossible to plan and execute the hospitality you are accustomed to when you attend the Hawaii Regional amidst such uncertainty. If you have a reservation with the Prince Waikiki, you may contact them at (855) 622-7558 to cancel your reservation.

We are fully committed to holding the 70th Hawaii Regional the following year, provisionally from January 23-29, 2023. We hope that you will be able to attend and that we can celebrate the return to in-person bridge in Hawaii.

Larry Denneau
Hawaii Regional Chair

2021 Hawaii Regional Cancelled

Aloha Bridge Players!

We are saddened to announce that the 2021 Hawaii Regional Bridge Tournament has been cancelled due to safety and scheduling considerations from COVID-19.  If you have already made reservations at the Prince Waikiki for 2021, please contact them at 855-622-7558 or reservations@princewaikiki.com if you wish to change or cancel your reservation.  You may also keep your reservation and and visit O‘ahu anyway!

We plan to hold the 2022 Regional at the Prince Waikiki in the last week of January 2022. Stay tuned and stay safe.


A hui hou, the Hawaii Regional Board

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