See MEMBER RECOGNITION - HALL OF FAME HONOREES TO READ ABOUT CLAUDIA FEAGIN!
Jane Melby is the 2018 Sportsperson of the Year for the DBAA/Unit 253. Her successful nomination was echoed by many as she was described as the essence of graciousness at the table and in the clubs. It has been suggested that her most sportsman-like trait is the lack of drama in competition and that her poise and warm smile go a long way to dispel any possible awkwardness that might arise at the table. Jane has consistently played with partners at all levels, playing 'up' to better her game and mentoring many new and advancing players. Jane is best known as a popular teacher, but her most recent significant bridge accomplishment was graciously running the I/N desk at the 2018 ATL NABC.
Jane will receive a certificate and a year of free plays at all of the DBAA Sectional Touraments in 2019. Her name will be included on the DBAA-maintained plaque with all of the previous winners. Congratulations Mrs. Melby.
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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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Virginia Saul is a beautiful and gracious lady who just turned 90 years young. She was raised with her younger brother in Atlanta and graduated from Girls High School and the University of Georgia.
Virginia's mother, Theresa Diamond, was a avid bridge player until her death at 94, earning 2500 master points playing with partners including Jack Feagin and Carey Snyder. Virginia was sure she did not want to play bridge when she heard some of her mother's other partners squabble loudly, but her friend, Joyce Levow, suggested they take lessons and they started their bridge careers together.
Virginia worked as a teacher and then worked at Atlanta Antique Shop for 18 years. Virginia temporarily quit bridge as she grew more involved with her family and with volunteer activities including Hadassah, The Jewish Federation of Atlanta, and The Jewish Home. Virginia was recently honored by Hadassah for her lifelong commitment to its causes.
Virginia returned to duplicate bridge in 1989, and is one of the most respected and loved bridge players in Atlanta. She has vowed to top her Mother's master point total!
Along with Milton, the love of her life, Virginia raised three children and has 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. One of her daughters is Barbara Fleming, who is now a third generation terrific bridge player.
Virginia credits bridge with stimulating her mind and enjoys getting dressed and going out each day to play. She absolutely loves the great friends she has met playing bridge. She particularly loved her bi-weeklygames with Benny Joffe. Her advice to newer players is to keep trying and to play in the open game. She said she owes her success to her wonderful bridge teachers and partners. She still takes lessons and said she is constantly learning this wonderful game of bridge.
The DBAA or Duplicate Bridge Association of Atlanta is the local name for Unit 253 of the ACBL. 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: President@DBAA.us, if you are willing to help.
This is a partial list of the DBAA’s programming:
Thanks for Supporting the Georgia Tech Bridge Club.
We have received a $500 check from Unit 253 to benefit the Georgia Tech Bridge Club. I would like to thank you, the Board of Directors, and all members of Unit 253 for supporting our club. We do not receive financial assistance from Georgia Tech for our routine operating expenses, so the Unit 253 contribution is vital to ensure our ability to attract, retain and train new college bridge players.
We will have a social duplicate game and open house on November 15th at 6pm, and you and other Board members are welcome to join us and meet my fellow Club Officers and other Club members. Please let me know if you would like additional information about this event.
Thank you again for your support.
Georgia Tech Bridge Club President
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Oct 12-14, 2018 Sectional RESULTS
Jan 17-20, 2019 Sectional Doubletree Hotel (Chamblee-Dunwoody) RESULTS
May 24-27, 2019 Sectional Atlanta Mariott (Perimeter Center)
Aug 27 - Sep 2, 2019 Regional Crowne Plaza at Ravinia flyer/schedule
Oct 17-20 2019 Sectional Doubletree Hotel
Feb 13-16 2020 Sectional Doubletree Hotel
May 28-31 2020 Sectional Doubletree Hotel
Oct 15-18 2020 Sectional Doubletree Hotel
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 Supersectional
Wednesday, March 20 - 4:30pm, Atlanta Duplicate Bridge Club
Thursday, May 23 - Following the final afternoon session of the Atl Memorial 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
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