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Kevin O'Brien
Kevin O'Brien
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 7, 2010
Last Seen
6 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

(copied from a third-person bio used at Bridge University for the 2016 DC Summer NABC)

Mr. O'Brien 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, Mr. O'Brien is a certified ACBL Club Director and now directs a small weekly evening game and maintain its Internet presence (posting results, Facebook page)

In 2013, Mr. O'Brien became coordinator of the Intermediate-Novice lectures presented at his Unit's weekly Unit Game, and a frequent lecturer there. He also often lectures at his Unit's Sectionals, and the local Regional.

In 2015, Mr. O'Brien became a certified Learn Bridge in a Day? instructor; in 2016 a certified EasyBridge! Instructor.

Mr. O'Brien has taught in a local Bridge in Schools program, and at a local Country Club. He also teaches small groups in their homes, including supervised play, and is available for playing lessons.

Mr. O'Brien has served on his Unit's Board of Directors since 2014 in a variety of volunteer positions, and also serves his District as a volunteer dealing with tournament supplies and equipment.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
one that makes me look good is "Sat Eve Side Swiss" at
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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10's or T's ?
How simple would it be to make the 10/T choice a user preference in some stored-at-BW way? BW software queries the user's preference and displays accordingly; defaults (for someone not logged in) to what BW does now ("10"). Probably bottom of the "nice things to do for the ...
More Denver 10 Questions !
What happened appears to have been [b]Cone of Silence[/b] in action. The silence of ACBL CEO Robert Hartman in the face of the uproar here on Bridge Winners ("Tempest in a teapot," anyone?) -- if he has been personally asked about what Management's role was, is further [b ...
More Denver 10 Questions !
[b]Cone of Silence[/b] in action!
ACBL Membership
[b]Cone of Silence[/b]
What would you do about illegal note taking?
I learned very early on to encourage declarer to study the dummy before playing to trick 1. The method was to put the suit of the opening lead down last. I always do that; if trump it goes in the law-defined position, otherwise at the opposite end of the Dummy ...
Denver 10 Redux - some questions
[b]Cone of Silence[/b]
Denver 10 Redux - some questions
[b]Cone of Silence[/b]
Suggest Forum for Youth Bridge Teachers
looks like Jeff's idea could use my support -- well, not just mine! Jeff's idea has my support! yours? Any other Internet places for such a group?
Recent Disciplinary Actions
Obviously there is "[i][b]no end to secrecy on behalf of, and massive protection for, ethical violations[/b][/i]." Who will name names and expose circumstances? Then, will credible and honest opposition defeat these BoD perpetrators when they are next up for re-election? Or will the Bridge Winners brouhaha ...
Greco is 2016 Player of the Year
Dumbing-down of Platinum Points already exists beyond Senior and Womens events -- all 0-10K events have ten percent of their Masterpoint awards as Platinum. So you don't have to worry about competing against "the best" (one example: Bobby Levin) in order to win Platinum Masterpoints. Just stick to 0-10K, Senior ...

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