Bert Ward was selected in 2016 for the honor of DBAA Sportsperson of the Year. He was nominated by partners, friends, and opponents. By all accounts he is unfailingly polite to all at the table and away. His great sense of humor and ‘laid back’ style are cited by his admirers. His partners praise his non-judgmental attitude, his integrity and his steadiness at the table. Bert is further described as a strong competitor and always a gentleman.
(See MEMBERRECOGNITION above and SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR for past winners)
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
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.