NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN FOR 2017 SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR
We are seeking candidates that meet (or exceed)this criteria:
admirable ethical behavior andstrong sense of fair play over an extended period of time and for their outstanding pleasant and gracious comportment at the table.
Any DBAA member may nominate a candidate.Nominations must be received by the SPOTY committee no later than October 1, 2017. You may email or snail mail your nomination to the committee members listed below.DBAA board members, SPOTY committee members and former winners are not eligible.(a list of former winners is on this website, under Member Recognition)
A successful nomination will refer to the criteria highlighted above and will include specific examples.Generally, it should be no more than one page, typed or hand written. You may nominate more than one person and a person may be nominated more than once.Voting will be by the DBAA Board at the scheduled October 14, 2017 meeting.
Please give this outstanding honor your serious attention and send your nominations as soon as possible to any of us:
The Duplicate Bridge Association of Atlanta has published a newsletter to all members. This newsletter will be published on line (May 2017) and forwarded to all members directly if they provide their preferred e-mail address to us. Send request for this newsletter to Diane Strickland at firstname.lastname@example.org
Unit 253 – Who We Are
The DBAA has become Unit 253. It is a non-profit organization that promotes bridge within the metropolitan Atlanta area. Each year it hosts several sectional tournaments and one of the ACBL's top regionals. It holds a sanctioned bridge game each Wednesday night at the Atlanta Duplicate Bridge Club. Additionally, Unit 253 sponsors many events, including Change of Rank parties, mentoring and teaching programs, and supports Atlanta Junior Bridge through grants. A quarterly newsletter is issued, a link for which can be found on the menu along the left margin above. An updated telephone directory for our members is planned for later in 2016. Unit 253 is composed entirely of volunteers, and welcomes all ideas and participation from members. For further information, go to the Governance link on this site.
If you need a partner or are getting back to the game after a number of years, the Unit 253 can assist you. Contact: Jack Feagin – (404) 966-8469 or Jfeagin2@bellsouth.net
Tournament Schedule March 2017 - December 2017
Atlanta offers players so many opportunities to play in tournaments and earn those coveted pigmented points. Here’s what’s on tap for 2017:
August 29-September 4 Atlanta Regional Crowne Plaza Ravinia (click here for schedule)
November 8-12 DBAA Sectional Marriott Perimeter Center
December 11-17 District 7 ST@C Your Club
Notice of Disciplinary Action
Upon recommendation of a Unit 253 Disciplinary Committee, Jeff Cathrall has been suspended from the ACBL for four months through June 29, 2017 and placed on probation through June 30, 2019, for engaging in unethical behavior as defined in the ACBL Code of Disciplinary Regulations section 3.20.