Judy Kay-Wolff

Warm LV Regional Memories

The Riviera Regional ended late Sunday afternoon and the six days we stayed there provided me with an opportunity to meet some of those friends who were merely phantom names on the Blog Sites. 

I enjoyed getting to see our new District Representative Bonnie Bagley but unfortunately we were both doing our own thing, so it was just an occasional passing hand wave.   Bruce Blakely, with whom I have had a series of correspondence in his capacity as Chairman of the ACBL CEO Search Committee was kind enough to re-introduce himself  (he said we had met before) and he further explained some unanswered questions to my satisfaction which troubled me.   Ellis Feigenbaum stopped me to introduce himself as we had blogged several times but never met face to face.   I was approached by two beautiful women from the Sedona area who told me how much they appreciated our (I think they meant Bobby’s) making the trip to their tournament and were hoping we would return this year.  Finally, so many people  who either read or respond to my blog site whom I did not know, introduced themselves and it was fun to meet them in person after three years of sharing our views and different slants on many subjects.

The tournament was well attended and Tom Shulman and his crew exerted their usual stellar efforts to welcome our members and so many guests who traveled to Vegas for the event.  I loved the lunches at the Banana Leaf and a few dinners at Christopher’s.   We will miss them when we move on to Bally’s.  I even got to take advantage of the Jewelry Store’s 50% closeouts (but don’t tell Bobby).  It was very exhausting (playing every day) but I really had a marvelous time, even winning a pair event and placing second in another and selecting some very nice section top prizes.

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Robb GordonJuly 2nd, 2011 at 8:12 pm

“We will miss them when we move on to Bally’s. ”

So what’s the scoop? We kept hearing they are moving, no they are staying, no they are moving!

Judy Kay-WolffJuly 2nd, 2011 at 9:02 pm

I’ve heard mixed reports as well. Try Tom Shulman. He, of all people, should know.


Darwin AfdahlJuly 3rd, 2011 at 8:58 am

According to the minutes of the D17 Board Meeting, Jan. 22 2011 at Albuquerque, NM, the Las Vegas moves to Ballys in 2014. The LV Regional will remain at the Riviera until then.


Darwin AfdahlJuly 3rd, 2011 at 8:59 am

Should have said the Las Vegas Regional move to Ballys in 2014.


Judy Kay-WolffJuly 3rd, 2011 at 10:09 am

Thanks, Darwin:

Simultaneously with your comment, I recevied the following response from Tom Shulman:

Sectionals will be at Bally’s at least through next year. Regionals will be at the Riviera through 2013 barring any new agreements to change current contracts. Our first regional at Bally’s is scheduled to be in 2014.

There you have it!

Robb GordonJuly 3rd, 2011 at 10:10 am

Yes Darwin, would have been a tight fit to put the whole town there 🙂

Thanks for the info.

DianeJuly 3rd, 2011 at 7:58 pm

I think that 2014 is the Summer National in Vegas…. So the regional dates are likely to be in the first quarter

Judy Kay-WolffJuly 4th, 2011 at 9:18 am

Thanks, Diane. It comes from Diane Graese who is active in our unit and district. I didn’t even know we were having the nationals in 2014 although a pitch had been made. What hotel complex?

Steven GaynorJuly 5th, 2011 at 12:35 pm

According to the ACBL schedule the Vegas Regional is January 20-26, 2014 (site unnamed) and the Summer NABC is July 17-27 at the Hilton. We will see you at both of these events, ken a hora.