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
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!
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.....
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!
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.
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 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:
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