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Kevin O'Brien
Kevin O'Brien
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 7, 2010
Last Seen
April 20
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 lectures 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. 

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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NABC Housing Problems: Kansas City & Toronto
You don't want to know! :(
Code breaking bridge players, WW2 -- worth a look!
Ben Kompa Named Churchill Scholar
Is there an opening for a proofreader at UNC's Public Relations office? Shouldn't "This is the third in a row that a UNC student has been awarded with the Churchill" actually read "This is the third [b]consecutive year[/b] that a UNC student has been awarded [b ...
Help Wanted CEO ad for the ACBL
Mentor program morphs to Coaching program
You might get a more widespread audience if you posted updates on Unit 361's web site, Margaret, and just post the link here when updates happen. BridgeWinners members interested enough will follow the link, and others who would NEVER (~shudder~) enter that den of anti-everything rabble-rousers and "nattering nabobs ...
Is ACBL changing the links to clubs games?
As I predicted, "Don't be surprised if this is just a glitch at acbl world HQ in Horn Lake, and a fix and an apology appears Monday or Tuesday." Except for the vague and worrisome "corruption problems."
ACBL Chief Executive Tenders Resignation
Greg, I appreciate that you are not authorized to speak for the entire Bridge Winners group. Still, I'd enjoy seeing Mr. Hartman here again. Another option is to offer to publish his "farewell address" -- maybe on August 1, 2017 as he will then have ACBL in his rear-view mirror ...
ACBL Chief Executive Tenders Resignation
Larry and Donald: "CEO expense account amounts are not disclosed to the full BoD, just to the Audit committee. Even CEO Review does not consider them" bears the stench of [b]Cone of Silence[/b]
Is ACBL changing the links to clubs games?
ACBL IT efficiency at work? the CIO will have an interesting Monday, I'm sure!
ACBL Chief Executive Tenders Resignation
It's been an interesting five-plus years (yes, I know of the purported ancient Chinese curse "May you live in interesting times." see But I digress. Early in his time as ACBL CEO (Feb 9, 2012), Mr. Hartman accepted an invitation to appear ...

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