Youth Bridge May 7, 2017
Atlanta Junior Bridge Teams up with Local Players to Ace Alzheimer’s!
[6/18/16] Bridge players and clubs throughout the city banded with some new young players to fund raise for Alzheimer’s research these past weeks. The players pledged money for every hand played by these young players to benefit the Longest Day. Amounts ranged from $.01 per hand to $1.00 per hand! The numbers are still coming in from other young players but two bridge camps held in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody, teaching kids between the ages of 9 and 13 played 566 hands of bridge, raising over $500.00 to Ace Alzheimer’s!
We’ll post a final fund raising amount by the end of the week!
The Longest Day is annual fund raising event held by the Alzheimer’s Organization to fund research efforts.
Classes and Workshops this Summer
[5/12/16] Atlanta Junior Bridge players (past and present) if you are interested in continuing to learn and play this summer, Patty Tucker is opening up her complete class and workshop schedule to you free of charge. Come to any workshop or class you would like and learn, or just come to any supervised play class and play and get pointers. Textbooks are $5.00 each, but the classes are free and it is not necessary to purchase a textbook to participate! A complete class and workshop listing can be found at http://www.bridgewithpatty.com/.
Atlanta Junior Bridge Fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Longest Day!
[5/7/16] From June 1st to 20th bridge players will sign-up and pledge as little or as much as they can for every hand of bridge played by an Atlanta Junior Bridge youth member. All proceeds will go the Longest Day initiative. The hands can be played with friends, at home, at a game or in a class or camp...just report to me when you play a hand or two of bridge. Would love to have some pictures to share!
2016 King or Queen of Bridge
[5/7/16] ACBL is now accepting applications for the King or Queen of Bridge, a $1000 college scholarship.
Some of the biggest names in the bridge world started as the King/Queen of Bridge -- Jeff Meckstroth, Bobby Levin and Brad Moss. Recent Kings/Queens of Bridge include Adam Kaplan, Allison Hunt, Adam Grossack and Murphy Green.
Have them apply by May 31, 2016, so they can become bridge royalty! If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: July 28-30, 2016
Where: Marriott Wardman Park
Cost: ACBL membership ($15) required; Free to already paid ACBL members in good standing
Memorial Day Game
[5/25/15] A great time was had by all at
the Memorial Day game....congrats to Rhea
Shop at AmazonSmile to Benefit AJB
[4/1/15] Amazon has a new option on their website that you can pick a charity and AmazonSmile will donate to them.... Atlanta Junior Bridge in Atlanta Georgia is a 501C3 organization and is listed as one of Amazon’s options. We teach bridge to children for free in the Atlanta area and are very active in supporting youth bridge efforts throughout the country. Many of the tools we created are being used nationwide. Please pick Atlanta Junior Bridge as your charity of choice and help us continue our work to bring bridge to a new generation!
The program details can be found here https://smile.amazon.com/about
Congratulations to the 2015 Georgia Youth Swiss Team Champs!
[3/27/15] Congratulations to the winners of Georgia Youth Swiss Team State Championship! Alec Zhan - Sidhesh Desai - Heejan Kwon, Alpharetta GA; Jeff Zhan, Duluth GA.
Free Game for 0-20 Juniors
[1/27/15] The Bridge Club of Atlanta (BCA) on Roswell Road has started a 0-20 master point game on Saturdays. The game will run from roughly noon to 3:15 or so. Any Atlanta Junior Bridge students with 0-20 master points are welcome to play for free in this game. There may or may not be an AJB representative present at the game. Patty Tucker hopes that many new students will take advantage of this free opportunity to play. The second Saturday of every month is free; the AJB only game at the Bridge Club of Atlanta has been discontinued.
Congratulations to the 2014 Georgia Youth Pairs Champions
Congratulations to Nisarg Shah
and Anuj Das, the winners of the Georgia Youth Pairs Championship
held November 15, 2014.
Congratulations to the 2014 Georgia Youth Swiss Team Champs!
[3/19/14] Congratulations to our newest Georgia State Youth Swiss Team Champions... Vincent Zhu, Alec Zhan, Sidhesh Desai and Nisarg Shah! 2nd Place went to Hansen Horvath, Ricoh Das, Wilbert Liu and Niraj Jinan.
Our Cardrook winners were Jackson Moncour and Aaron Wang.
Thanks to our director, James Dover, and all our great volunteers!
AJB Player Qualifies for the World Bridge Championships in Istanbul Turkey
[1/6/14] One of our AJB student's team qualified to represent the USA in the Junior World Bridge Championships which will be held in August in Istanbul, Turkey. Arjun Dhir of Alpharetta captained the U21 USA2 team which proved victorious in the three-day trials held in Atlanta the week between Christmas and New Years. Held by the United States Bridge Federation, the week consisted of a three day round of training and practice sessions, culminating in a three day team trial. Congratulations to Arjun and our best wishes will be with you in Turkey.
AJB student Mili Raina also competed in the trials for the Rona (Women's) Trials playing in a grueling 2 day, 96 board match. While they were defeated, Mili "did us proud" and it was great to watch her play ... win or lose.
Thanks also to all the AJB players that helped with the vugraph matches, helping to make the trials available on BBO to the entire ACBL!
Congratulations to the 2013 Georgia Youth Pairs Champions
[11/27/13] Congratulations to Kunal Vohra and Alec Zhan, the winners of the Georgia Youth Pairs Championship with a 76.88% game. Well done!
We’re in the Atlanta Journal Constitution!
[7/20/13] Check out this great article on Arjun Dhir and bridge.
Congratulations to the Georgia Youth Swiss Team Champs!
[7/3/13] An all Alpharetta team — Anuj Das, Nisarg Shah, Sidhesh Desai and Alec Shan — came up winners on Friday, May 24th winning the Georgia Youth Swiss Team championship.
2013 School Bridge Championship Winners!
[5/17/13] Congratulations to the champs! Pavan Bharadwaj - Jeff Zhan, Middle School and Brandy Mcclendon - Mykerieah Paschall, Elementary School
Click here for more photos and complete results.
Atlanta Junior Bridge Newsletter 2012
What happened in 2012?
2012 King of Bridge
Murphy Green was chosen by ACBL as the King of Bridge. The King (or Queen) of Bridge honors a high school senior’s overall participation in the local bridge community as well as the accumulation of masterpoints.
2012 Youth NABC
At the Youth NABC in Philadelphia our AJB students did very well – at the table and away! Murphy Green was elected for the Sportsmanship award and Andrew Jeng, Richard Jeng, Murphy Green, Arjun Dhir and Adam Grossack won the Bridge Base Youth Swiss Team.
2012 Georgia School Bridge Championship
2012 Georgia Youth Team State Championship
2011 Georgia Youth Open Pairs State Championship
14th World Youth Team Championship
Representing the USA in Taicang, China was a big honor for our U21 players Arjun Dhir, Murphy Green, Andrew Jeng, and Richard Jeng. Sean Gannon was a member of the U26 team and local players (and AJB teachers) Jenni and Tom Carmichael were captains for two of the teams. How cool was that!
What’s coming up in 2013?
In addition to our regular schedule of classes, summer camps, games and tournaments for our young players the Youth NABC is scheduled for August 1-5. The inaugural Youth NABC was held in Atlanta in 2008 so it’s fitting that the 5th anniversary of the event will be held in Atlanta. Directly following the Youth NABC, the World Youth Bridge Championship is scheduled from August 5-10 and will bring young players from throughout the world to Atlanta.
We will be speaking with several afterschool organizations attempting to team-up with them in offering bridge. We are also reaching out to the B.E.S.T. academies hoping to teach bridge in their classrooms.
The bridge documentary, scheduled for release in late 2013, will prominently feature USA 1’s participation in Taicang, China at the World Youth Team Championship. Two AJB students, Richard and Andrew Jeng, were on this team which won the silver medal. Two other AJB students were on the USA 2 team, Murphy Green and Arjun Dhir. Sean Gannon was on USA 2 U 26’s team.
AJB has come far in its 5 years! From the first offering of classes in local libraries, community centers, schools, bridge clubs to having AJB students representing the USA in CHINA last summer!
Our sincere thanks go out to all of you. Without your support AJB would not exist. We hope that 2013 will bring even more productive results and that we can count on continued support from our national, local and regional bridge organizations, AJB parents and bridge players. Our emphasis on teamwork, sportsmanship, learning to think logically, communication with other children (and adults) and having fun in the process is working! Now, we need to continue and grow and reach more children! With your help we can do it! Please donate.....
Georgia Youth Open Pairs State Championship
[2/15/13] Congratulations to the winners of the Georgia Youth Open Pairs State Championship, held on January 5, 2013: Vincent Zhu and Caleb Colburn (Flight A), Divali Legore and Ashley Reddoch (Flight B) and Jeb Carter and Jack Eichenlaub (Flight C). Click here for complete results.
Do You Know a School Teacher? A Principal?
[9/17/12] One of the biggest challenges faced in the promotion of youth bridge is to educate our school administration and parents about the value that bridge can add to a child’s life. Please help promote youth bridge by sharing this information with those you know. More information is available on the Bridge Teachers for Youth website.
Labor Day Regional Youth Game
[9/5/12] Thanks to all who came out and played, it was great to see you! Our winners were Sidhesh Desai and Vincent Zhu tying with Ridhi Choragudi and Wilbert Liu in the Open Game. Two young players from Charlotte NC won the Cardrook game: Sara and Marc Gerrard. It was great to have you in the game. Please come back next year....and bring friends!
Congratulations to Murphy Green, ACBL’s King of Bridge!
[8/14/12] See the announcement on the ACBL website.
We are happy and proud to have you as a member of Atlanta Junior Bridge.
Congratulations to all our students that competed in the 14th World Youth Team Championship in Taicang China
Arjun Dhir, Sean Gannon, Murphy Green, Andrew Jeng and Richard Jeng
[8/6/12] Andrew and Richard brought back a silver medal with some help from the rest of their team: Adam Kaplan, Zach Brescoll, Adam Grossack and Zach Grossack.
You can read the bulletin with hands and stories from every day at the World Bridge Federation web site.
New Saturday Class!
[7/25/12] A new Saturday class will be held at the Bridge Club of Atlanta from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. We welcome players of all levels and welcome any of our more experienced juniors to come and work with some of the newer players! As we grow and get established advanced class topics will become available.
See the Classes page for complete information.
[7/9/12] At the 4th of July Sectional, District 7 President, Sam Marks, introduced the five young players who will be representing the US in the Junior World Championship in Taicang China. Our best wishes go to Arjun Dhir, Sean Gannon, Murphy Green, Andrew Jeng and Richard Jeng. We hope that you have a great time and play well.....a win for the US would be the icing on the cake! Good Luck!
Summer Camps Underway
[6/12/12] Atlanta Junior Bridge kicked off it’s 2012 Summer Camp Program last week at the Family Life Center!
See more photos here.
Learn bridge this summer. See our ‘Summer Camp’ classes page and find a class near you.
Advantages of Bridge
[6/7/12] Are you a school teacher? Do you know a school teacher? Or a principal? Take a look at the Advantages of Bridge and help us pass the word along about all that bridge can offer!
2012 Georgia School Bridge Championship[4/15/12] What a great day! I can’t think of a better way to spend the day than with a smart, fun group of youngsters. Thanks to the Georgia Tech Bridge Club and Tom Eidson for arranging a wonderful playing space and to our directory Jenni Carmichael for running such a smooth and quick game. Congratulations are in order to our new Georgia School Bridge Champions:
For full results of the day and hand records of the event click here.
2012 Georgia Youth Team State Championship
[3/9/12] What fun! We had a great time at the Georgia Youth Swiss Team Championship. We had some new faces and some old, but bridge pulls us all together. Hope to see you soon at the Georgia School Bridge Championship on April 14th. Click here to see photos.
See also the News Archive Index