Before the Labor Day Regional, Atlanta Junior Bridge sponsored an ACBL Best Practices Workshop at the Atlanta Duplicate Bridge Center.  

Congratulations to Stephanie Bergman, Alec Gladkov, Sam Gladkov and Jamie Wang for successfully completing the program AND earning Best Practices Certification in the follow-up assessment test.

Several AJB teachers and prospective teachers also attended and earned certification as well.  Thank you District 7 and Unit 253 (Atlanta DBAA) for making it poossible for the students and teachers to improve their skills at limited cost.  A special 'THANK YOU' to Marty Nathan for handling all the paperwork and to Dan Papineau for allow us the use of the club at no cost.



On Sunday, June 9 the DBAA and Unit 253 hosted the Friendship Game at the Atlanta Duplicate Bridge Club   There were 15 tables in play of non-life masters playing with life masters.

The winners were: Maggie Miller and David McRae were the overall first place winners; Bob Jones and Carolyn Koenig finished in overall second place. Margaret Peabody and Corinna Sams finished in overall third place. First in C overall were Santhosh Karnik and Robert Thorstad.  10 out of 15 East/West Pairs won master points; 10 out of 14 north/south pairs won master points. 

Click on the links to see all the scores.  Link 1 - Afternoon Play    Link 2 - Morning Play

A very special thanks to Dan Papineau for the use of the ADBC for this special event; to Nancy Watkins for serving as the Director for the event, to Becky Butler and her volunteers for planning and serving a wonderful lunch. 



The ACBL Hall of Fame Committee awarded Patty Tucker the prestigious Blackwood Award for 2019.  The Blackwood Award recognizes long and outstanding contributions to bridge outside of playing ability.

Patty is best known as one of the most prominent teachers in the bridge world and as the creator of Learn Bridge in a Day, which has introduced more than 5000 people to bridge in the past five years.  A Grand Life Master, Patty is a co-founder of Atlanta Junior Bridge, a coach for the Georgia Tech collegiate team and a past president for the American Bridge Teachers' Association  She originated the Youth NABC in 2008.

Patty won the North American Pairs in 2000.  She has previously been recognized as Honorary Member of the Year in 2016, and Goodwill Member of the Year in 2011. CONGRATULATIONS PATTY!!!!

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The DBAA or Duplicate Bridge Association of Atlanta is the local name for Unit 253 of the ACBL.  Unit 253 is comprised of Cherokee, Cobb, DeKalb, Forsyth, Fulton and Gwinnett counties. The Association is granted some rights and responsibilities from the ACBL, but the primary focus is to promote bridge in the metropolitan Atlanta area.  In that roll, the DBAA organizes, promotes, develops, and manages many different bridge activities to benefit the area players and to encourage new players to join our ranks.

The organization is funded by tournament receipts and by a small percentage of our members’ dues.  We are always seeking volunteers to help us with this programming.  Please email:,  if you are willing to help. 

 This is a partial list of the DBAA’s programming:

  •  Welcome new members and celebrate new Life Masters and new Grand Life Masters.
  • Three Sectional tournaments and one NLM tournament each year
  • Change of Rank parties with free plays for honorees
  • Annual Mentor program
  • A website and online directory
  • A printed telephone directory
  • Wednesday night DBAA game w/ a learning lecture series
  • Grants to non-profit bridge activities
  • Attract new players with Learn Bridge In a Day® and Bridge for Social Players
  • An Email Newsletter August 2019
  • Honorifics such as Goodwill nominees, Sportsperson of the Year, Hall of Fame
  • Unit Championship games for Pairs, Swiss, KO, & NLM




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Atlanta Regional Labor Day Tourney


Oct 17-20 2019   Sectional  Doubletree Hotel  flyer/schedule

Feb 13-16 2020   Sectional  Doubletree Hotel 

May 28-31 2020   Sectional  Doubletree Hotel 

Oct 15-18 2020    Sectional  Doubletree Hotel

Past Tournaments: 

Aug 27 - Sept 2, 2019 REGIONAL  RESULTS

Oct 12-14, 2018  Sectional    RESULTS

Jan 17-20, 2019   Sectional  Doubletree Hotel  RESULTS

May 24-27, 2019  Sectional  Atlanta Mariott  RESULTS



2019 DBAA Board Meeting Dates

Your DBAA Board meetings for 2019 are listed below, and are open for members to attend:

Thursday, January 17 -Followig the final afternoon session of the Super Sectional

Annual Meeting, Saturday, January 20- Lunch Break at the Super Sectional

Wednesday, March 20  - 4:30pm, Atlanta Duplicate Bridge Club

Friday, May 24 - Following the final aftenoon session of the Memorial Day Super Sectional

Wednesday, August 7 -  4:30pm, Atlanta Duplicate Bridge Club

Thursday, October 17 - Following the final afternoon session of the Atlana Super Fall Sectional

Wednesday, December 4 - 4:30pm, Atlanta Duplicate Bridge Club



Click on the ADDENDUM and open file for Additions and Corrections to the 2018 DBAA Print Directory


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