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Atlanta Junior Bridge, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation formed to bring bridge to Atlantaís youth.


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.

Click here to see photos.

Thanks to our director, James Dover, and all our great volunteers!


SAVE THE DATE AND START MAKING YOUR PLANS!

[2/22/14] The 2014 Youth NABC is in Las Vegas July 24-26. Click here for the schedule of events.


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!

 
 
MPs A B C Names
0.88
1
1

 
Kunal Vohra - Alec Zhan, Alpharetta GA
0.66
2

 

 
Caleb Colburn - Nisarg Shah, Alpharetta GA
0.59
 
2

 
Anuj Das, Alpharetta GA; Vincent Zhu, Duluth GA
 

 


Weíre in the Atlanta Journal Constitution!

[7/20/13] Check out this great article on Arjun Dhir and bridge.

http://www.accessatlanta.com/news/events/more-kids-find-bridge-suits-them/nYsKh/

 


Congratulations to the Georgia Youth Swiss Team Champs! 

[7/3/13] An all Alpharetta team ó Anuj Das, Nisarg Shah, Sidhesh Desai and Alec Shan ó  came up winners on Friday, May 24th winning the Georgia Youth Swiss Team championship.

 
1.13
1

 
Anuj Das - Nisarg Shah - Sidhesh Desai - Alec Zhan, Alpharetta GA
0.85
2

 
Caleb Colburn - Sireesh Ramesh, Alpharetta GA; Vincent Zhu - Raymond Zhu, Duluth GA
0.80
 
1
Wilbert Liu - Ridhi Choragudi - Rhea Mathew - Olivia Colburn, Alpharetta GA

 

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 seniorís 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 Ė 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

Northview High SchoolAndrew and Richard Jeng
River Trail Middle SchoolVincent and Raymond Zhu
Georgia Cyber AcademyIsaac and Phoebe Wexel
 

2012 Georgia Youth Team State Championship

1st Place Murphy Green - Zandy Rizzo, Alpharetta GA; Andrew Jeng - Richard Jeng, Johns Creek GA
2nd Place Peter Wexel - Jacob Wexel - Ruth Wexel - Mary Wexel, Lilburn GA
3rd Place Arjun Dhir - William Dang - Ricoh Das, Alpharetta GA; John Albanese, Gray GA
4th Place Kellen Massie - Tobin Massie - Jeff Zhan - Pavan Bharadwaj, Johns Creek GA
 

2011 Georgia Youth Open Pairs State Championship

1st PlaceRicoh Das, Alpharetta GA; John Albanese, Gray GA
2nd PlaceMurphy Green - Alexander Rizzo, Alpharetta GA
3rd PlaceAnuj Das - Hansen Horvath, Alpharetta GA
4th PlaceJacob Wexel - Peter Wexel, Lilburn GA

 

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!

Whatís 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 itís 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 1ís 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 26ís 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.....

Thank You


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 childís 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!


Saturday Youth Pairs
4.0 Tables

MPsABCNamesScore
2.29
1/2
1/2

Sidhesh Desai, Alpharetta GA; Vincent Zhu, Duluth GA58.33%
2.29
1/2
1/2
1
Ridhi Choragudi - Wilbert Liu, Alpharetta GA58.33%
1.29
3/4

2
Divali Legore, Roswell GA; Ashley Reddoch, Alpharetta GA53.33%
1.29
3/4


Caleb Colburn - Nisarg Shah, Alpharetta GA53.33%

Sat AM Youth Card Rook Pairs
3.0 Tables

MPsABNamesScore
1.47
1

Sara Gerrard - Marc Gerrard, Charlotte NC70.83%
1.10
2

Jason Moncure - Grace Nicholson, 62.50%


Congratulations to Murphy Green, ACBLís 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.

Welcome Home!



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.


China Bound!

[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 itís 2012 Summer Camp Program last week at the Family Life Center!

See more photos here.

Learn bridge this summer. See our ĎSummer Campí 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 canít 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:

Northview High SchoolAndrew and Richard Jeng
River Trail Middle SchoolVincent and Raymond Zhu
Georgia Cyber AcademyIsaac and Phoebe Wexel
 

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.

 

GA Youth State Championship
9 Tables

MPsABCNamesScore
2.53
1


Murphy Green - Alexander Rizzo, Alpharetta GA; Andrew Jeng - Richard Jeng, Johns Creek GA76.00
1.90
2
1

Peter Wexel - Jacob Wexel - Ruth Wexel - Mary Wexel, Lilburn GA55.00
1.42
3


Arjun Dhir - William Dang - Ricoh Das, Alpharetta GA; John Albanese, Gray GA49.00
1.07
4
2
1
Kellen Massie - Tobin Massie - Jeff Zhan - Pavan Bharadwaj, Johns Creek GA45.00
0.73
3

Kunal Vohra - Sidhesh Desai, Alpharetta GA; Vincent Zhu, Duluth GA; Alexander Hammond, Marietta GA41.00

 


See also the News Archive Index