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Kevin O'Brien
Kevin O'Brien
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 7, 2010
Last Seen
Nov. 14
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
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Bridgescore+ in San Diego
Result of regime change in Horn Lake, perhaps?
Road to the GNT Final Four, Semifinal Q1
I wouldn't call a team including two Kevins "a bunch of nobodies!"
In the Well: Adam and Zach Grossack
https://www.amazon.com/Learn-Play-Bridge-9-Minutes/dp/0399526633 https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/learn-to-play-bridge-in-9-minutes_pamela-granovetter_matthew-granovetter/1172575/#isbn=0399526633 may be a good starting point?
In the Well: Adam and Zach Grossack
How many Rimstedts can you two persuade to get In The Well later this year?
In the Well: Adam and Zach Grossack
Local sports polls still put Orr, Williams, and Bird in their top four with Brady, yes? Keller @ Large: Boston's Mount Rushmore Of Sports at http://boston.cbslocal.com/2016/04/01/boston-sports-mount-rushmore-tom-brady-bill-russell-ted-williams-bobby-orr-larry-bird-david-ortiz-steve-buckley/ Some of this is of course generational ... my dad grew up cheering for Dit Clapper of the ...
In the Well: Adam and Zach Grossack
Brady and Ortiz? What abut Paul Pierce, the bane of LeBron's early career, the rival who always dominated and led the Celtics over the Cavaliers?
Big Ideas
Don says: Finally, it is important to recognize that there are initiatives being "suggested" by each president along with motions and discussion items brought forth by any one of the other 24 board members. -- that's akin to seeing things the way they are! But sometimes the truth hurts (not ...
Plastic cards recommended for metal boards
Bridge Buddy .031 mm plastic cards seem to work well in aluminium boards; their .033 mm cards are fit only for the larger pockets in the hinged plastic boards. I work with District and Unit boards and cards, and several local clubs as well.
Big Ideas
Thanks, Steve. All the more reason for concerned members to revive the push to provide more effective and efficient governance for ACBL. If BoD fails to act on their own, and we do not push and prod them to do so, then we deserve what we get.
Big Ideas
Ray, the ACBL BoD created a committee to discuss the issue and make recommendations. I believe that committee, if it still exists, is now operating under a [b]Cone of Silence[/b] and hoping to be forgotten. Just as all the efforts to develop a "Lessons Learned" from the ACBLscore ...
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