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.
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 2018 in the Atlanta DBAA (Unit 253)