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Bob Heller
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Jan. 20, 2012
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Dec. 31, 2017
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about me

Elected to ACBL Board of Directors in 2009, term beginning January 2010. Running for a third term, and if re-elected, it will be my last. Have served in bridge governance and in many volunteer positions since 1992, exclusively in District 7. Past president of Mid-Atlantic Bridge Conference and District 7. Also worked in some compensated positions (primarily: D7 News editor, 2002-2013). Duke University graduate, career journalist, retired from Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Lived in metro Atlanta from 1984 until December 2011, when Barbara and I moved to Knoxville to be near our kids and grandkids.


(August 2015)

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Re: Wilmington. Tournament chair Larry Harding says that rooms -- at the bridge rate -- in fact do exist, even at this late date. Call Pam Tryggeseth at the Hilton directly (M–F, 8–4), (910) 343-6123. It never hurts to contact the tournament chair any time there is an issue with ...
Votes for Hawaii
Simply to correct misinformation and answer a question. The motion was to move the fall BOD meetings from the NABC tournament site to Horn Lake. The dates would change from the Saturday or Sunday before the tournament through Wednesday afternoon, to three or four days in early November. Board members ...
Game Of Chance? College Club Shut Down
Ben, as your ACBL board rep, I assure you we will do everything possible to get this "judgment" overturned. After all, we do have education and interaction with the real world beyond classrooms on our side. Aren't those two reasons why colleges and universities exist?
Tournament Table Counts
Maximum MPs are awarded at each individual site, regardless of competition elsewhere. This was effective Jan. 1. Schedules at so-called "split sites" don't even have to match. Another reason why, IMO, "split site" regionals = two regionals.
Tournament Table Counts
In all discussions about regionals, regardless of the topic, it would make sense to remove Gatlinburg. It indeed is a "national," and when one counts only regional tables, it is larger (per session) than almost any NABC except Las Vegas. Further, although all of the volunteers are from District 7 ...
A Director Memo?
Your District Director should be able to carry the ball on this one. He or she knows the present pecking order and who makes assignments and supervises, and who is responsible for what. Several of the comments on this post are not accurate or up to date. League employees have ...
ACBL regional attendance - evening games, especially top flight KOs and Swiss events
Believe it or not, this year's 3161 tables -- while 216 tables more than a year ago -- is the third lowest of the millennium. Atlanta's record high was only four years ago, 3618 tables in 2011. There were 3447, 3412 and 3467 tables the three years before that. Atlanta ...
The Whole Story
Simply to clarify, and for no other reason. From the Board of Directors minutes, Spring NABC meeting in New Orleans. Please read final paragraph. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Item 151-03: Publication of Disciplinary Cases Chapter I, Section F of the ACBL Codification shall be modified as follows: 3.8 Publication of Disciplinary Cases 3 ...
A Disturbing Trend
(1) The WBF/USBF motion was deferred to Denver. It no doubt will be amended, but regardless, ACBL members deserve detailed background and an explanation. (2) Yes, masterpoint awards for KO teams remain allocated as they always have been. The motion that passed in New Orleans on its first reading ...
ACBL SCREEN TAX is comimg to a tournament near you!
Just one person's opinion, but I see this as a preemptive move that will stave off across-the-board entry fee increases at NABCs. Attendance, as we all know, has been dropping. Hell, Vegas was down more than 15% from six years ago. Management AND the board AND the Competition and ...

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