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Kevin O'Brien
Kevin O'Brien
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Member Since
July 7, 2010
Last Seen
13 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; starting in 2013 with a small one-evening-a-week club, 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 and other dementias which have affected so many.

In 2018, I took a big leap from running a weekly club game to running five weekly club games, now all under the multi-site umbrella of "Bridge Club of Northern Virginia" which lead my Unit in club table count!

Country
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)
Bridge Club of Northern Virginia (manager/director), NVBA (Unit 218) Unit Game
Favorite Tournaments
too many to name
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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To the Bridge Winners Community (Double Dummy Day Update)
Why not post on YouTube? 1. doesn't get local involvement 2. doesn't get "intro Bridge classes available immediately" followup 3. provides zero income to producer
Bridge Guys Website
https://web.archive.org/web/20190609094130/http://bridgeguys.com/
Birthday Wish
Party Hearty! :)
On Ethics, Proprieties, Laws, Regulations and Beginning Bridge Players
Gordon Rainsford videos are "how can I help you," found at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoyKIYm7k1h0fa97p9aeoPw
On Ethics, Proprieties, Laws, Regulations and Beginning Bridge Players
you may be able to! If not, appeal to Eugene for a fix
On Ethics, Proprieties, Laws, Regulations and Beginning Bridge Players
Steve, All replies for #3 in poll show up in the first of the rwo options, and at least one should be in the second.
On Ethics, Proprieties, Laws, Regulations and Beginning Bridge Players
Clubs may continue to use them. Kitchen tables, too!
On Ethics, Proprieties, Laws, Regulations and Beginning Bridge Players
"[b]The only thing that will turn a new player off more than a list of do's and don't is a bunch of know-it-all officious players that play more for the controlling aspect of the game than for the love of the game.[/b]" So, so, true! How ...
On Ethics, Proprieties, Laws, Regulations and Beginning Bridge Players
Larry Cohen and Gordon Rainsford both have excellent YouTube videos, which I have used in teaching the 0-20 Newcomer group at our Unit Game. A possible approach (I haven't done this) is when presenting the laws; e.g. "You have to follow suit. If you can't you may ...
Two questions on team games
Bridgemates work well with ACBLscore only for BAMs. I use the combination of the two for round-robin teams, with the first step being to set up and run a B-A-M game scored by IMPs. Then I have to set up a second event, Swiss Teams. I manually compute the IMP ...
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