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Kevin O'Brien
Kevin O'Brien
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Member Since
July 7, 2010
Last Seen
9 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
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Seeking information on Refurbishing Aluminum Boards
Thanks Linda, the more comments mentioning the same labor-intensive hard work, the more I realize there is no easy way out. Knowing the boards will be good for many years if refurbished the right way will keep us plugging along.
Seeking information on Refurbishing Aluminum Boards
We may test Sharpie color under clear nail polish -- if the polish does not dissolve the "indelible" sharpie colors, it will be a win. If not, well, we can still paint -- and there are always other good uses for Sharpies.
Seeking information on Refurbishing Aluminum Boards
We have the sharpies (not the wrinkly canines) and we will find out soon ...
Seeking information on Refurbishing Aluminum Boards
Thanks, Michael. How are the boards holding up now two(?) years later? If boiling the boards gets it done, we may become your imitators.
Seeking information on Refurbishing Aluminum Boards
Thanks again, Doug -- useful information indeed!
Seeking information on Refurbishing Aluminum Boards
Thanks Doug, I found http://canadianbridgesupplies.com/index.php?p=catalog&mode=search&search_in=all&search_str=felt -- but they mention both "glue not included" and "self-adhesive." Makes me wonder if it's two different items? Have you used their product?
Seeking information on Refurbishing Aluminum Boards
Thanks, Alex. I found https://www.michaels.com/creatology-peel-and-stick-stiff-felt/10331812.html (of course not in stock for online) at $1.19 per 9" x 12" sheet, or three boards worth. Apparently also available in red, yellow, green and royal blue, same size, at $2.19 each. How long do they ...
Seeking information on Refurbishing Aluminum Boards
Thanks, David. We have discovered goo-gone (couldn't find it in 55-gallon drums), and have gone to your next step, elbow grease and scraping, as well. We will either re-paint, or use stickers for board number, compass directions/arrow (or ACBL), "DEALER", and "VUL" We will probably either use inserts ...
Swiss teams - with hand records, bridgemates and less waiting time - it IS possible!
David White directed at the Asheville NC Regional earlier this year, and I saw his software in action. It comes from the English Bridge Union, the output is in some "universal' format which then goes through some conversion utility to create an ACBLscore gamefile. I must have waited too long ...
Prep Before the Game
can't make up for flight delays, though :(
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