See MEMBER RECOGNITION - Hall of Fame Honorees - to read about Claudia Feagin.  Congratulations Claudia!


 I am fascinated by the people I meet when playing bridge in Atlanta.  While waiting for the next set of boards, I have learned we are a bunch of intelligent, successful and interesting folks who come to the bridge table several times a week for a variety of reasons  I thought it might be interesting to interview our commuity to learn about the very interesting folks we play against, but do not get to know.         Shari Naman

 Meet Mahadeva Ramnath (RAM)

 Ram was both in Chennai (Madras) India and his mother tongue is Tamil.  He is the eldest of 3 children, having a brother and a sister.

 He attended school in Bombay until the 11th Grade, and completed his undergraduate education in Calcutta.  He received his graduate enginnering degree at Banares Engineering College and earned an MBA at the University of Akron.

Ram worked for several engerineering firms including Braithwaite's and Babcock & Wilcox.  He was a managing director of Conoco and Consumers Power, both in the US and India.

Ram lives with one of his daughters and her family in Sandy Springs.  His three children are physicians, and both daughters are also engineers.  He has 6 grandchildren, the eldest has just started school at Cornell University.  He enjoys taking the entire family on cruises and other trips sharing adventures with them in many parts of the world.  Ram manages the many projects at his daughter's home.  He is our resident early adopter of Bitcoins and enjoys his yearly trips to Vegas, from which he comes back smiling.

Ram first joined the ACBL in 1973, but began playing regularly in 2015.  He is a very intelligent player who rose quickly through the ranks and is currently a Bronze Life Master.  When asked why he progressed so far in such a short time, he credits the logical thinking he used in his engineering work.  His advice to new players is to learn the systems and fundamentals without having to do every convention.  He spends so much time playing bridge beause it is the best chance to exercise his brain, and because of the social aspects of the game.



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.

Santhosh Karnik

Georgia Tech Bridge Club President


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:,  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 Oct 2018
  • Honorifics such as Goodwill nominees, Sportsperson of the Year, Hall of Fame
  • Unit Championship games for Pairs, Swiss, KO, & NLM



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Oct 12-14, 2018 Sectional     RESULTS

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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


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