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Alvin Levy
Alvin Levy
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Member Since
Oct. 4, 2011
Last Seen
Sept. 21
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

A 'rocket' scientist in my previous life, working for Northrop Grumman on Long Island for 33 years after receiving PhD from Columbia University. During that time also taught, lectured, invented, consulted, authored nearly 100 refereed publications, on loan for one year to NASA as a visiting scholar and a short time to Cambridge University, England, as a visiting professor.  Retired in 1998 soon after being elected to the ACBL Board of Directors, representing NYC and Long Island (District 24).

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Unit Board member (Nassau-Suffolk Bridge Association) and District Board member for as long as I can remember...maybe 40 years.  Past President and Tournament Chair.  ACBL Board of Directors, 1996-present, president 2003; WBF Executive Council 2004-present, currently Executive VP and IT chair.  On ACBL I serve as online-bridge coordinator (since 1998).  Trustee of ACBL 401(k) since 2000.

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Originated the World Computer-Bridge Championship in 1997 and have run it annually at a major human championship ever since.  See the official website which I maintain, www.computerbridge.com

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With an eye toward promoting bridge, I published a page of bridge links, titled 'explore the world of bridge on the Internet’ at www.allevybridge.com/allevy/worldofbridge.html/ See the June 2012 Bridge Bulletin and previous Bridge Winners article.

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Led the recent project to completely update the WBF website. On-site coordinator and chair of the organizing committee of the recent World Youth Open Bridge Championships held at the Atlanta NABC. See my summary at www.worldbridge.org/al-levys-summary.aspx

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Took initiative in settling the recent world affair involving the Israeli Venice Cup team qualifier that was blocked from participating in Bali. Working behind the scenes with the Israeli Bridge Federation, the WBF and the Mind Sports Association, the matter was settled.

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Member of ACBL Laws Commission and WBF Laws Committee. Edited the Laws of Rubber Bridge 2014 version in coordination with the Portland Club.

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Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
+7000 against Marty Bergen.
Bridge Accomplishments
winning the Advanced Senior Masters in 1967
Regular Bridge Partners
Beverly, also my partner in life
BBO Username
sartre
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Open Orlando Discussion Thread
There is a Publix 1 mile away.
Open Orlando Discussion Thread
Starting Saturday, September 22, your badge will get you 15% off in all the Marriott restaurants (not the Central Pantry or Starbucks). There will also be some special offerings (menus) for our players in some of the restaurants. Food carts will be outside the playing area from 11:00 am ...
Orlando Team Schedule Revisions
$7/day self parking is only for our players if staying at the Marriott.
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It was very helpful getting input from so many on BWs. We asked that the hotel send out an email blast. The hotel staff has been very helpful, but some confusion seems to always take place. Our contract calls for free WiFi for our guests
Orlando Hotel Price
Our contract calls for free WiFi in our guest rooms
Orlando Hotel Price
Looking at the what you get for the resort fee, and noting what our guests get under our contract: The resort fee includes: Pool access YES Spa access YES Health club access YES Fitness center access YES Shuttle service There is a $20 round trip charge to go to a ...
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@Edward, There is a glitch in the Marriott Rewards records. The Resort fee, erroneously, shows up when you check your reservation on your Marriott Rewards account. It does not show up if you check with your confirmation number except if you check through the Marriott Rewards site. The Marriott is ...
Orlando Hotel Price
Our guests pay $7/day for self parking. You have to be staying at the hotel.
Orlando Team Schedule Revisions
This is an old update...the McConnell is a 2-day Swiss down to 8 teams, unless there ae 22 teams entered, then down to 16.
Orlando Hotel Price
If you are staying at the hotel, self parking is $7/day
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