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Kevin O'Brien
Kevin O'Brien
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 7, 2010
Last Seen
10 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!

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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)
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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You Can Use This Immediately
Rather that the URL Chris provides above, use https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3na9c69nFCw&feature=youtu.be&t=165 to start where the yoga instructor begins. Sitting through twelve boards of a KO match, at 7.5 minutes per board, is 90 minutes of hard mental work, focus and ...
A Gold Rush win worth reporting
At the Gold Rush and Flight C level, these are the stars of the present!
Convention Card Editor II
not to mention giving the site another major separation from the "ACBL-centric" label!
Myrtle Beach Review
local (commuter) players and players who can stay for free with friends or relatives may be on do-not-pay-hotel-bills teams; most others will be expected to pay hotel bills or equivalent somewhere. Some players will be on mixed teams.
Myrtle Beach Review
I enjoyed my wine in the hospitality suite while celebrating most evenings; rode back to offsite accommodations with a tee-totaling driver. There was more than enough time for good meals between afternoon and evening sessions. I've been to Regionals with morning-afternoon main events and those with afternoon-evening main events ...
Episode 14: Meck
Congrats on your new intern! Trust him to do the editing?
Episode 14: Meck
Better publicity (ACBL turned down a Bridge show on ESPN??) and a few more NABC+ team wins on the Levine team, and another BB or two, and the market ($$) for a Meck Tells All (or a Meckwell Tells All) Bridge autobiography will grow, and the book may be well worth ...
New Site for August Baltimore Regional
Thank Rusty Krauss of https://advisor.janney.com/kraussinvestmentgroup/ for the free commuter parking; he has done similar for DC NABCs, Philadelphia 2018 NABC, and DC-area Regionals, among other ways he supports Bridge. Rusty will also probably continue winning the occasional 10K event at NABC's until he surpasses 10K.
Paper or plastic?
ACBL Plastic in use at Regionals have shown themselves much less durable than either BB variety; and being thinner, they fall out of even the old aluminum boards far too frequently. I bought three dozen but I'm not planning on using them any time soon, or with any frequency ...
A Club Organization, part 2
[b]Cone of Silence[/b], anyone?
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