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Kevin O'Brien
Kevin O'Brien
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 7, 2010
Last Seen
15 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
Sorry, this user has no cards yet.
TV publicity ,after the fact
Using "ACBL" and "immediately" in the same sentence is most certainly an oxymoronic structure of the highest degree!
BW Site Improvements
I don't know which word of "MADAM PRESIDENT" got me the warning on a recent comment, but I suspect the second word was more offensive here at Bridge Winners than the first.
Mentor program morphs to Coaching program
Mr Club Owner and Madam Unit President, Thanks for keeping the communications lines open!
Mentor program morphs to Coaching program
any update halfway through the year?
Yeh Bros Cup 2017
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clerihew
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
If I have two pairs of stars I'm paying to be on my Spingold team, I won't want any of those four players to devote any time or effort to a distracting minor competition. I've hired them -- and my partner -- to help ME win the prestigious title ...
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
It's the kind of "lazy cash grab" that gets the low-hanging fruit (could even include me), and that does not compete with any Regional tournaments (which is why it's the same time as the NABC).
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
If ACBL Official does not answer Greg Lawler, do you believe that is clear evidence of [b]Cone of Silence[/b] in action? [i]edit: specify which Greg[/i]
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
If ACBL Official does not answer Donald, do you believe that is clear evidence of [b]Cone of Silence[/b] in action?
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
I smell the stench of [b]Cone of Silence[/b]!
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