Jane Melby is the 2018 Sportsperson of the Year for the DBAA/Unit 253. Her successful nomination was echoed by many as she was described as the essence of graciousness at the table and in the clubs. It has been suggested that her most sportsman-like trait is the lack of drama in competition and that her poise and warm smile go a long way to dispel any possible awkwardness that might arise at the table. Jane has consistently played with partners at all levels, playing 'up' to better her game and mentoring many new and advancing players. Jane is best known as a popular teacher, but her most recent significant bridge accomplishment was graciously running the I/N desk at the 2018 ATL NABC.
Jane will receive a certificate and a year of free plays at all of the DBAA Sectional Touraments in 2019. Her name will be included on the DBAA-maintained plaque with all of the previous winners. Congratulations Mrs. Melby.
See MEMBER RECOGNITION - Hall of Fame Honorees - to read about Claudia Feagin. Congratulations Claudia!
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.
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: 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
Oct 12-14, 2018 Sectional RESULTS
Dec 10-16, 2018 District 7 St@c at your club
Jan 17-20, 2019 Sectional Doubletree Hotel (Chamblee-Dunwoody) flyer/schedule
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
Click on the link ADDENDUM and open file for Additions and Corrections to the 2018 DBAA Print Directory