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Patty Tucker
Patty Tucker
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 20, 2010
Last Seen
July 30, 2018
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
First Youth NABC
Bridge Accomplishments
NAOP Championship 2000, President Atlanta Junior Bridge, trustee FPAB
Regular Bridge Partners
Kevin Collins
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Atlanta Duplicate Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
Favorite Conventions
Serious NT and 2-Way Checkback
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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I have never had trouble getting people into LBIAD. Just word of mouth from my students and through my newsletter usually gets 6 to 8 tables of students. I recently did one at a country club where I teach two groups of 8 students.....we had 57 people sign-up. Advertising ...
It really helps my beginner classes flow smoothly when most everyone starts with some bridge knowledge. More fun for the players, more comfortable, you can cover more and they understand more.
Expecting a one year player to join the ACBL UNLESS he learned and continues to play at a club is unrealistic. I am not tied to one particular club. LBIAD (and I) teach keeping the cards duplicate style, duplicate style scoring and duplicate 'theory'. I have students that basically play ...
There is a version of LBIAD for those trying to teach 2/1 at the beginning. Having said that, most beginners learn so that they can begin to play with friends. Almost none of them learn so they can join a duplicate club. The only ones that do that are ...
Beginner classes upcoming and follow-up from local students is crucial. When I run LBIAD in Atlanta for my personal classes I retain 60 to 75%. LBIAD was never intended as a stand-a-lone class, but rather an opportunity for people to try bridge with committing themselves to an 8 to 10 ...
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I use a form of mini-bridge as a Quick Start Guide for Bridge in A Box. Yes. Mini-bridge is a great 'taking tricks' game that also gives some of the bidding strategy of bridge. Majors vs. Minors. Bid High vs. Low.
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Thanks Peg...I never thought about just putting up on Facebook a comment about bridge. I do congrats to people etc etc...but never just said how much I love bridge. I will now.
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All valid comments...but we STILL have to get bridge to be a topic of discussion...just get the name and what it is out there. After we get them thinking about bridge, certainly we need to have given them a method to pursue their interest.
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I don't think I know Mary....but Priscilla is a GREAT director. Good directors keep people playing. But we still need ways to get them in the door:)
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here is a list a put together for Shark Tank... it's a start at least:) Catherine Zeta Jones, Actress Martina Navratilova, Professional Tennis Player Louis Sachar, Writer Jesper Parnevik, Professional Golfer Isaac Mizrahi, Designer Wilt Chamberlain, NBA Gus Hansen, Poker Thom Yorke, Radiohead Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court Justice Phil ...

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