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Kevin O'Brien
Kevin O'Brien
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 7, 2010
Last Seen
Dec. 15
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 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 umbrtella of "Bridge Club of Northern Virginia"

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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District 23 District Director Comments on ACBL Transparency
So many [b]Cones of Silence[/b] -- not just Management, and Board of Directors, but even some to exclude some BoD members and include only selected others! If the choices for us are only Culture Change or Regime Change, and the Culture Change is NOT happening, well then, ... about that ...
MORE Fat-Cat Board of Directors Largesse! :(
"This comment has been hidden" -- by whom? Why? Is this reason to believe the [b]"Cone of Silence"[/b] persists? Let's hope the hider of this comment is not Hung!
Future NABC sites?
[b]Memphis[/b] could be eminently accessible by air. Try the [b]ACBL FedEx Spring North American Bridge Championships[/b]; just add some temporary, removable passenger seating to their air fleet for a two-week run each Spring. And snag a corporate sponsor with deep pockets!
MORE Fat-Cat Board of Directors Largesse! :(
maybe that's why nineteen voted against the motion ... or at least why some of them will say they did so ...
Questions about running a Swiss team club game
The easiest introduction to team games for your players can use electronic scoring devices (Bridgemates) and pre-dealt boards and postgame hand records. For small numbers of teams (nine down to three), you can have each team play every other team. All you need is to run a Board-a-Match event. Best ...
Save Bundy's Sanity
But the point of my comment is the reaction of the littles and bigs among the cards to the questionable ethics of the player.
Save Bundy's Sanity
Right Through the Pack -- Club Deuce.
Save Bundy's Sanity
The opponents should have been playing in your "relaxed rules" section and not in the "serious competitors" section where you were sitting! -- or were you in the wrong section? Oh -- we don't have those separate sections. Another of your "brilliant ideas (heh heh heh), it seems to fall on ...
Ramblings on the future of our game
Do they know how Honors does this on a relatively micro-level? Do you think the success you experience in Manhattan scales up to all of North America?
Summer NABC Wrapup
ACBL's attitude toward you has taken a major change in the time since the end of the Hartman reign as CEO. Is it still too dangerous to comment on how and why this change on their part? If not, I expect you'll have enough to say for a ...

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