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.
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