Bob Simkins, an Emerald Life Master, earned the DBAA/Unit 253's Sportsperson of the Year (SPOTY) for 2019. Roz Howell announced the winner during the Atlanta Fall SuperSectional Tournament.
Bob has played bridge in Atlanta for over 40 years. His partners and opponents alike consider him a highly-skilled bridge player and while always gracious and respectful.
Bob is also a popular part-time director. He maintains a friendly, pleasant demeanor at all times. When faced with tough decisions at the table, Bob strives to do what is correct and ethical. If an opponent or partner asks him a bridge question at the table, he will give them an easy-to-understand, and helpful answer, and often with a touch of humor.
Bob's a great partner and willing to adapt to his partner's convention preferences. We heard from many players that Bob makes the game of bridge more enjoyable for everyone.
When he is not playing or directing at the Atlanta Duplicate Bridge Center, you can find him competing in tournaments throughout the Southeast and NABCs.
Unit 253 recently selected Arlene Conway to become a member of the District 7 Goodwill Committee.Arlene exemplifies goodwill not only at the bridge table but through her contributions to players through teaching and mentoring.She genuinely cares about promoting bridge and helping less experienced players to improve their game.Congratulations to Arlene and many thanks for all that you do to give back to the game of bridge.
DBAA President Roz Howell has selected Mike Sheldon to Chair the Nominating Committee to provide a slate of officers for the next two-year term. The election will be finalized at the February 13-16 Sectional Tournament.
We will also be electing eight (8) at-large Directors to the Board. If you are interested in one of those positions, you must self nominate by contacting Mike or the other members of the committee: Bill Kulbersh (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Joan Duffy (404-550-4605) You have until 30 days before the election.
The Nominating Committee is recommending the following candidates and their Bios for DBAA Officers.
Please press on the link for the slate of Officer Candidates
Please press on the link for the Officer Candidates Bios
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.
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: President@DBAA.us, if you are willing to help.
This is a partial list of the DBAA’s programming:
Login to Pianola for membership directory, personal results history, analysis of your performance, and a partner-finder
Feb 13-16 2020 SuperSectional Doubletree Hotel (click on SuperSectional for Tournament Flyer)
May 28-31 2020 SuperSectional Doubletree Hotel (click on SuperSectional for Tournament Flyer)
Sept 1-7 2020 Regional Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel (click on Regional for Tournament Flyer)
Oct 15-18 2020 Sectional Doubletree Hotel
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
Your DBAA Board meetings for 2020 are listed below, and are open for members to attend:
Sunday, Feruary 16 - Annual Meeting and Election - Lunch Break at the Super Sectional
Wednesday, April 1 - 4:30pm, Before the DBAA Game at the Atlanta Duplicate Bridge Club
Thursday Evening - May 28 - Following the final aftenoon session of the Memorial Day Super Sectional
Wednesday, July 8 - 4:30pm, Before the DBAA Game at the Atlanta Duplicate Bridge Club
Thursday, October 15 - Following the final afternoon session of the Atlana Fall Sectional
Wednesday, December 9 - 4:30pm, Before the DBAA Game at the Atlanta Duplicate Bridge Club
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