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Kevin O'Brien
Kevin O'Brien
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Member Since
July 7, 2010
Last Seen
just now
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 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 umbrtella of "Bridge Club of Northern Virginia"

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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Open Memphis Discussion Thread
Happy Birthday!
Open Memphis Discussion Thread
take your pick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5ezeUM6c74 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExRdQtqHyac https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDG7ZdfBFRU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96yc2IREwJU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfF5C5JMAUY
The Longest day
Still the same.
The Longest day
ALZ's major fundraisers are the autumn Walk for Alzheimer's and the June 21 Longest Day. Both are event-based fund-raising, which has much higher overhead than direct solicitation fund-raising. ALZ does good work and funds good work. This "Pointer Study" is their first major self-directed study. The education and ...
The Longest day
ALZ (their web site is http://alz.org) is a less confusing way tio refer to Alzheimr'w Association than is AA, which is commonly used for Alcoholics Anonymous.
Open Memphis Discussion Thread
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memphis,_Tennessee_(song)
What’s the Point of Keep Bridge Alive?
https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/the-longest-day-2-41wqzfkrwi/
What’s the Point of Keep Bridge Alive?
The "Refreshments Table" (aka "Hospitality Table") may indeed always be there, but it frequently includes fresh fruits and vegetables. If these are missing at the clubs and tournaments where you play, you can do something about this -- volunteer to be the Hospitality Chair! Alternative -- just bring your own, preferably enough ...
How to handle "anxious" newcomers?
"We are wiling to give you entry fee dollars, but not in your current game. Give us something more comfortable for us at the same time and place, and our dollars are yours." Maybe looking at your dilemma from that viewpoint will help you come up with the answer you ...
Motions before the Memphis BoD: Item 191-22
More than [b]2 million $USD[/b] for ACBLscore replacement software which we will throw away? No problem! Some [b]six-figure $USD amount[/b] for a Customer Relations Management software package which we will quietly shelve because it doesn't meet our needs? No problem! [b]Several (did I read ...
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