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Kevin O'Brien
Kevin O'Brien
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Member Since
July 7, 2010
Last Seen
20 minutes 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; starting in 2013 with a small one-evening-a-week club, 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 and other dementias which have affected so many.

In 2018, I took a big leap from running a weekly club game to running five weekly club games, now all under the multi-site umbrella of "Bridge Club of Northern Virginia" which lead my Unit in club table count!

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)
Bridge Club of Northern Virginia (manager/director), NVBA (Unit 218) Unit Game
Favorite Tournaments
too many to name
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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ACBL Elections Forum
Noel, go to ACBL's "Find a Club" at Set "District" "is equal to" 99 You will find the eight ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge clubs which are not in any of the 25 ACBL Districts.
Motions before the BoD.
Welcome to "Share Your Gripes!" Last week was my turn, this week it's Jeff's turn. Maybe it's you next week? We have good ideas, and our are in the right place. We're frustrated, maybe even a little mad. How many of us does it take ...
Blue Over Red Boards
Linda, did you give up on getting ACBL management to install vulnerability inserts in all boards used at NABC's?
Blue Over Red Boards
USA/North American players are older and many have failing eyesight. Worse, many of us who have been playing for decades "grew up" on old Parker Brothers aluminum boards which had the appropriate card pockets painted "fire-engine red" to show vulnerability in the most blatant way possible; we still look ...
Blue Over Red Boards
For some unknown-to-me reason, our Unit owns one set of the red plastic boards. Someone of some intelligence and ingenuity took ordinary white peel-and-stick mailing labels and placed one each appropriately in half of the card pockets as "non-vulnerability inserts."
Declared Candidates for 2019 District Director Elections
politics: "poli" is the Greek for "many" -- and "ticks" are blood-sucking insects. Bridge is supposed to be fun; and when what goes on before and after the game contributes to making the game fun for the players, all is well. But when those behind the scenes are involved in "politics ...
Introduction to Swiss Teams
[b]More advantages[/b] -- six of seven teams qualified for District Finals -- every team won a least one match, so all went home with more Masterpoints. -- and of course using pairs private scores vs teams private scores, so you see dealer and vulnerability adjacent to board numer nd beginners are ...
Using Excel to Run Swiss?
report on results?
Have you ever told a beginner ...
"Dyslexics of the world, untie!"
Alerting ... how much information is too much information?
I had a situation a few hours ago when I made a ruling that totally upset a player, who was grumbling, took out a smartphone, and pulled up the relevant (she thought) ACBL regulation. I was, alas, a Playing Director. When I got to the table against her pair, I ...

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