Bob Simkins, an Emerald Life Master, earned the DBAA/Unit 253's Sportsperson of the Year (SPOTY) for 2019. Roz Howell announced the winner during the Atlanta Fall SuperSectional Tournament.
Bob has played bridge in Atlanta for over 40 years. His partners and opponents alike consider him a highly-skilled bridge player and while always gracious and respectful.
Bob is also a popular part-time director. He maintains a friendly, pleasant demeanor at all times. When faced with tough decisions at the table, Bob strives to do what is correct and ethical. If an opponent or partner asks him a bridge question at the table, he will give them an easy-to-understand, and helpful answer, and often with a touch of humor.
Bob's a great partner and willing to adapt to his partner's convention preferences. We heard from many players that Bob makes the game of bridge more enjoyable for everyone.
When he is not playing or directing at the Atlanta Duplicate Bridge Center, you can find him competing in tournaments throughout the Southeast and NABCs.
Unit 253 recently selected Arlene Conway to become a member of the District 7 Goodwill Committee.Arlene exemplifies goodwill not only at the bridge table but through her contributions to players through teaching and mentoring.She genuinely cares about promoting bridge and helping less experienced players to improve their game.Congratulations to Arlene and many thanks for all that you do to give back to the game of bridge.
A benefit of belonging to the ACBL is a continuous program of interesting competitive bridge events There are 24 unit championships per year in each unit. These games are scheduled throughout the year by the Unit Special Games chair. Click on the link SPECIAL GAMES to see the schdedule for 2019 in the Atlanta DBAA (Unit 253)
Date Day Time Event Sanction 7/12/29 Friday Day ACBL Junior Fund UJ1907253B 7/13/2019 Saturday Day ACBL Charity Foundation UC1907253C 7/29/2019 Monday Day Atlanta Junior Bridge UC1907253E 8/16/2019 Friday Day ACBL Charity Foundation UC1908253F