2017 SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED - CONGRATULATIONS ARNOLD HAWKINS
This was an exceptionally good year for the prestigious DBAA honor known as SPOTY (Sportsperson of the Year).There were many excellent candidates nominated, but one stood head and shoulders above the rest (and not just because he is so tall): Arnold Hawkins is the player that we honor this year for his admirable ethical behavior and strong sense of fair play over an extended period of time and for his outstandingly pleasant and gracious comportment at the table.His partners and his opponents all agree that while they admire his bridge successes at all levels of the game, it is his demeanor and affability that they appreciate the most.
Arnold will receive a certificate and a year of free plays at all of the DBAA Sectional Tournaments in 2018.His name will be included on the DBAA maintained plaque with all our previous winners.Congratulations, Mr. Hawkins.
May 30 - June 3, 2018 - DBAA Sectional Crowne Plaza Ravinia
June 15-17, 2018 - Non-Life Master Ruff ‘n Sluff Bridge Club
July 26 – August 5, 2018 - Atlanta Nationals Marriott Marquis (Downtown) atlanta national
August 20-26, 2018 - District 7 ST@C Your Club
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 2018. 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
DBAA OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS FOR 2018 & 2019
Mason Barge, Chair of the DBAA Elections, announced the following nominations from the Nomination Committee. As there are no opposed positions, an election is unnecessary. Therefore, the nominees below are elected by acclamation:
President - Roz Howell
Vice-President - Sue Williams
Secretary - Melissa Taylor
Treasurer - Pete Martin
Vicki Bell, Karen Bragman, Becky Butler, Tom Drinkard, Jack Feagin, Jan Noll, Ram Sankaran
The Duplicate Bridge Association of Atlanta has published a newsletter to all members. This newsletter will be published on line and forwarded to all members directly if they provide their preferred e-mail address to us.
You can also click February 2018 to see the latest issue of the newsletter.