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Kevin O'Brien
Kevin O'Brien
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Member Since
July 7, 2010
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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"

Country
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)
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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Has this wheel been invented?
Another possibility is Matthew Kidd; find him on Bridge Winners or through lajollabridge.com
More National Events
See my comment (March 19, 2016 -- over 36 months ago) at http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/ideas-for-improvement-in-the-acbl/?cj=327966#c327966 and supporting comments about the success of similar events in Australia. We are, I believe, on the same page here! Alas, I also submitted the idea to my District's ...
Good luck to the 31 college teams playing this weekend!
No kibitzers!? When and where will we see results (and rosters) posted? Hope there will also be an article in BridgeFeed with more about the Bridge Bowl!
Good luck to the 31 college teams playing this weekend!
Aren't the MIT teams favorites? After all, "Institute Has The Finest Players!"
My Turn to Speak
EIJ may refer to: Air Efata, an Indonesian airline; Egyptian Islamic Jihad · Eritrean Islamic Jihad
WOLFSON Wins Vanderbilt
~applause~
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Captain Obvious can answer that for you.
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"We have met the enemy and he is us." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pogo_(comic_strip)
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Chris, I know of no evidence that he ever paid any dues to ACBL -- and many would consider that to be smart!
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The vast majority of ACTIVE "ordinary" players play in their weekly club game most of the time, pay their dues when they get the bill, read at least some of their ACBL bulletin at least some of the time, and if there's a tournament not much further away than ...
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