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 Duplicate Bridge Association of Atlanta, which sponsors the Wednesday night game, is an independent non-profit organization and is the local bridge organization for Atlanta, promoting bridge in Atlanta and supporting all local Atlanta area clubs. Click on the following links for some of the lecture materials: