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Kevin O'Brien
Kevin O'Brien
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 7, 2010
Last Seen
7 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I started playing Bridge seriously in 2006, after almost 40 years of playing once a year. and 21 months of playing once a week (plus local Sectionals and Regional)

Besides playing, I am a certified ACBL Club Director and now direct a small weekly evening game and maintain its Internet presence (posting results, Facebook page)

In 2013, I became coordinator of the Intermediate-Novice lectures presented at my Unit's weekly Unit Game, and a frequent lecturer there. I also often lecture at my Unit's Sectionals, and the local Regional.

In 2015, I became a certified Learn Bridge in a Day? instructor; in 2016 a certified EasyBridge! Instructor.

I have taught in a local Bridge in Schools program, and at a local Country Club. I also teach small groups in their homes, including supervised play, and I am available for playing lessons.

I have served on my Unit's Board of Directors since 2014 in a variety of volunteer positions, and also serve my District as a volunteer dealing with tournament supplies and equipment.

In 2016, I started the Newcomer Game 0-20 MP Section at my Unit's weekly Unit Game, I present most of the pre-game lectures and direct most of the games; we are averaging five tables each week in 2017; several pairs have "graduated" to the 199er section. 

In 2017 I joined the Bridge Heroes team for The Longest Day, happy to do my part to help fight this terrible Alzheimer's disease andother dementias which have affected so many.

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United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
one that makes me look good is "Sat Eve Side Swiss" at http://www.mabcbridge.org/RegionalTournaments/Raleigh/100525/Results_Sat.htm
Regular Bridge Partners
wouldn't it be nice!
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Belle View DBC (manager/director), NVBA (Unit 218) Unit Game
Favorite Tournaments
too many to name
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
Sorry, this user has no cards yet.
Web Movement?
Doing the same as Monty -- actually acquired some boatd sets with 29-36 labels; when I peeled them off I found 13-16 and `1-4. Serendipity!
Best Practices Workshop
https://ebooksbridge.com/www/ebb/index.php?main_page=ebb_product_book_info&cPath=138_152&products_id=698
Best Practices Workshop
probably just for District 16
Club Play...Results
Coffee consumption is an occasional investment of a few bucks for a cup, with the free fellowship of other aficionados and the free atmosphere of the coffee-dispensing location. Bridge consumption requires a significant fixed time commitment and a significant up-front cost for lessons. There are more differences as well, all ...
BoG Committees
Rhetorical question? The answer of course is "It Depends." Different for each player, usually gradual over time, and I doubt any player could name a specific date when the "crossed the line."
Secret Sauce
"Blessed are they who expect little, for they shall not be disappointed." Yes, expect more! :)
Club Play...Results
Hi Jeff, Wasn't it YOU who posted a link to the BoD Atlanta agenda in this forum? How much of that needs to be done NOW? Come back after Atlanta and let us know how much of what needs to be done NOW was actually approved. Look back over ...
Club Play...Results
All new organization wants from ACBL is the NABCs and the Treasury. If there are to be no Districts and Units, someone has to be responsible for the Sectio9nals and Regionals for which contracts are already signed. New organization will need TDs, existing Horn Lake property and staff can be ...
Club Play...Results
ACBL -- + die quickly and as gracefully as possible, + pass future NABC contracts, + the Horn Lake HQ building, + whoever among employees (including TDs) who want to go, + and what's in the treasury to a replacement organization that's less bloated (lean) and more concentrated on supporting increased Bridge of all ...
Board of Directors
their agenda is rearranging the deck chairs ...
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