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 ACBL Unit. Our Special Games Unit Chair is Judy Fendrick.
2020 Unit 253 Championship Games No. Date Day Time Event Sanction 1 MAR 12 THURS Day Pairs W2003253A 2 MAR 14 SAT Day Pairs W2003253B 3 MAR 16 Monday Day Pairs W2003253C 4 MAR 17 Tuesday Day Pairs W2003253D 5 JUN 4 THURS Day Pairs W2006253A 6 JUN 6 SAT Day Pairs W2006253B 7 JUN 9 TUES Day Pairs W2006253C 8 JUN 15 MON Day Pairs W2006253D 9 JUN 24 WED Day Pairs W2006253E 10 JUL 7 TUES Day Pairs W2007253A 11 JUL 10 FRI Day Pairs W2007253B 12 JUL 13 MON Day Pairs W2007253C 13 AUG 6 THURS Day Pairs W2008253A 14 AUG 10 MON Day Pairs W2008253B 15 AUG 14 FRI Day Pairs W2008253C 16 AUG 18 TUES Day Pairs W2008253D 17 AUG 20 THURS Day Pairs W2008253E 18 OCT 1 THURS Day Pairs W2010253A 19 OCT 21 WED Night Pairs W2010253B 20 OCT 24 SAT Day Pairs W2010253C 21 NOV 6 FRI Day Pairs W2011253A 22 NOV 11 WED Day Pairs W2011253B 23 DEC 7 MON Day Pairs W2012253A 24 DEC 9 WED Day Pairs W2012253B
2020 Unit 253 Foundation/Fund Games Date Day Time Event Sanction MAR 4 WED Day ACBL Junior Fund UJ2003253C JUL 6 MON Day ACBL Charity Foundation UC2007253A OCT 22 THURS Day Atlanta Junior Bridge UC2010253D NOV 10 TUES Day ACBL Charity Foundation UC2011253B