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102 ! That is the number of people introduced to bridge during three "Learn Bridge in a Day" (LBIAD) events held in Greeley, Loveland and Fort Collins Colorado.
John Wolf and John Grossmann (D17 President) combined an advertising blitz (utilizing ACBL CAP funds) with existing player recruiting. The instruction included material on bidding, the play of the hand and scoring. The presentation ran from 10am to 4pm with Unit 363 providing a light lunch. LBIAD is a combination of power point style slides and cards on the table. Participants play about dozen hands during the day.
District 17 now has a site license for "Learn Bridge in a Day". This package is designed for folks who have never played, or have not played bridge in years. Participants are channeled into to follow-on events like 99er games, novice lessons, supervised play and mentor programs.
For more information, contact John Grossmann at Blackstone.firstname.lastname@example.org .
Aug 17, 2015
Jun 10, 2015
Congratulations to the 2015 D17 GNT Winners:
Open Flight DREW CASEN - SHERI WINESTOCK - FRED GITELMAN - JOSH DONN Las Vegas, Nevada (they added Bobby Levin and Geoff Hampson for the GNT Nationals)
Flight A BILL CURTIS - MEL LEVINE - SHIRLEY SCOTT - BOB WINGEARD Colorado Springs, Colorado
Flight B RICHARD JACOBSON, Phoenix - GREG FOLTZ - DAWN FOLTZ, Fort Collins - MARK ROBERTSON, Phoenix (they added Burke Snowden and Greg Herman)
Flight C NAOMI CARTWRIGHT - JOHN WOLF, Fort Collins - CONNIE ROBERTSON, Grand Lake, Colorado - ROBYN LEMING, Fort Collins
We wish them all well at the Nationals in Chicago this August!
Mar 7, 2015
The D17 Board in 2015 will have three new faces: Becky Rogers (from the Las Vegas unit), Steve Nordberg (El Paso) and Frank Fine (Albuquerque). The new President is John Grossmann with Art McHaffie rising to serve as Vice-President. Jerry Ranney will be the Treasurer. Flo Newlin will take a new job as election secretary. Bonnie Bagley, our ACBL national board rep, will continue as Secretary.
Becky is filling the remaining term of John Scibelli who left the board. Steve and Frank are beginning a two year term. John Van Ness, JoAnne Lowe, Flo Newlin, Jim Horton and Rod Southworth were re-elected for full two year terms.
Ralph Ligouri and Karin Kelsey have "retired" (again) after many years of service on the D17 Board. The outgoing President, Darwin Afdahl, ably led the Board for two years. He will continue as a Board member, and as our unofficial cruise ship scout!
Aug 10, 2013
Burke Snowden and his teammates won the World Youth Bridge Championship in Atlanta for the youngster (under age 20) group. His teammates included Andrew and Richard Jeng, and Oren Kriegel. Burke also won the NABC Youth Swiss Team event in August playing with Murphy Green and the Jeng brothers. He will speak at the Pikes Peak Regional in August about encouraging young players to participate in bridge. To all that...we say WOW!