Ian Martindale, BW's weekly bridge columnist, was elected as President of District 18 of the American Contract Bridge League last Friday. The two-year term oversees four states (ID, MT, UT and WY) as well as the two Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. The board of directors representing the six entities elected Martindale for the post, which operates all regional bridge tournaments and sponsors national events. "I feel really good about it," Martindale says. "There were a lot of things that weren't being done. We were having problems recruiting and retaining members and I'll try to turn this around." Boise will host a regional tournament under Martindale's presidency which is a tribute to our city. BW is proud of Martindale (as of BW's Pettinger mentioned above); this is also a great achievement.