ATLANTA NABC

In August, you will have the opportunity to play in the greatest event offered to bridge players.  Read about the NABC HERE

 

OPEN SEASON FOR HALL OF FAME RECOMMENDATIONS

The Hall of Fame ("HOF") Committee has begun soliciting recommendations for membership in the DBAA Hall of Fame.  The period of submission of recommendations to the HOF Committee ends on June 30. If you want to recommend someone for consideration, please submit a summary of your reasons to HOF Committee Chair, Mike Sheldon, at the email address mikesheldon@bellsouth.net or to one of the HOF Committee members, Mike Sheldon, Jim Stogner or Sara Medlin, in person.  Any approved inductions will be announced at the Atlanta October Sectional, or similar venue later this year.

The award of HOF induction is primarily intended to be recognition of achievements by the candidate in playing in ACBL sanctioned bridge events.  This recognition should include accomplishments in Sectional, Regional, National and International events.  Accomplishments in club and online play may also be considered, incuding Sectional Tournaments at Clubs, results ("STAC"), ACBL Instant Matchpoint results, McKenney and Mini-McKenney award recognition, and Ace of Clubs recognition.  These achievements are intended as examples, and are by no means exclusive.  Significant achievement playing in ACBL bridge events shall be considered integral to this award.  On the other hand, induction into the HOF is NOT to be considered a 'lifetime" achievement award, and may occur at any time during or after a player's career.

Award consideration should also include recognition of a level of service or contribution to the game of bridge within the DBAA.  Other awards such as the ACBL and Unit Goodwill Committee selection have been developed to recognize outstanding service to the game of bridge, so this factor, although given considerable importance, shall be considered a criteria secondary to bridge accomplishment for purposes of this award.

The candidate's ethics and conduct (including both sportsmanship and general behavior) should also be given some weight in choosing a candidate.

A detailed explanation of this award, including its criteria and the procedures for selection, may be found in the Hall of Fame Policies and Procedures on the DBAA website, in the Hall of Fame area.

DBAA ATLANTA

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:

  •  Welcome new members and celebrate new Life Masters and new Grand Life Masters.
  • Three Sectional tournaments and one NLM tournament each year
  • Change of Rank parties with free plays for honorees
  • Annual Mentor program
  • A website and online directory
  • A printed telephone directory
  • Wednesday night DBAA game w/ a learning lecture series
  • Grants to non-profit bridge activities
  • Attract new players with Learn Bridge In a Day® and Bridge for Social Players
  • An Email Newsletter February 2018
  • Honorifics such as Goodwill nominees, Sportsperson of the Year, Hall of Fame
  • Unit Championship games for Pairs, Swiss, KO, & NLM

 

 

PHOTOS FROM SUPER SECTIONAL

Roz Howell, incoming DBAA President presents 'thank you' gift to Marty Nathan, outgoing DBAA President

 

DBAA President, Roz Howell, presents award to Bill Kulbersh, ACBL overall  ACE of Clubs winner for 2017. 

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ADDENDUM TO THE 2018 DBAA PRINT DIRECTORY

Click on the link ADDENDUM and open file for Additions and Corrections to the 2018 DBAA Print Directory

 

Upcoming Tournaments

Atlanta offers players so many opportunities to play in tournaments and earn those coveted pigmented points. Here’s what’s on tap thru 2018;

May 31-June 3

JUNE SECTIONAL 

Crown Plaza Ravinia

 

June 15-17

NLM SECTIONAL

Ruff 'N Sluff Bridge Club

 

July 26 - August 5

SUMMER NABC 2018 

Marriott Marquis Downtown

 

August 20-26 2018

District 7 St@c at your club

 

October 12-14

FALL SECTIONAL

Marriott Atlanta NW at Galleria

 

December 10-16

District 7 St@c at your club

 

 

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