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2011 Georgia Youth Open Pairs State Championship

[12/6/11] Congratulations to Ricoh Das of Alpharetta, GA and John Albanese of Gray GA, winners of this year's Georgia Youth Open Pairs State Championship.  Click here for complete results.

Youth Bridge Brochure

[8/19/11] We're getting ready for our Fall classes. Help us spread the word to all your friends about how great bridge can be!

Click here to download the brochure.

Interview with Richard

[7/8/11] Toronto is getting ready for the Youth NABC and interviewed our own Richard Jeng! Click here.

Come to Omaha for the Youth Day Celebration!

[7/3/11] A Youth Day Celebration will be held Thursday, August 4, during the 2011 Nebraska Regional. We will hold a two session event beginning at 9:00 a.m. with a free lunch between sessions. Participants will have an opportunity to meet and greet Warren Buffett and Bill Gates and other nationally known players. Awards will be presented to the winners.

There are some other points of interest young people may enjoy within the Omaha area. The Henry Doorly Zoo is a big attraction - admission is $13.50 for students and adults. The nearby Botanical Gardens general admission is $7.00. The Storm Chasers have baseball games on Thursday and Friday evenings of that week in the new Werner Ballpark located in nearby Papillion, NE, just south of Omaha on Highway 370. Tickets range from $6 for berm, $6.50 bleacher, to $9 stadium seating. As long as you are coming so far, it might be nice to take a day to enjoy the city. Our renown Market Area is a big tourist attraction with many wonderful restaurants and shops to explore.

Visit the Omaha Bridge website, www.omahabridge.org for further information regarding lodging at this tournament or you can call Sharon Grantham at 402-333-3700 who will be happy to give you further information if needed. Gather your kids together for a "road trip to Omaha" and an opportunity to compete with young players from this area of the country.

Tricks are for Kids Newsletter!

[5/16/11] Canadian Daniel Lavee has created a newsletter just for our young players... Thanks Daniel!

Congratulations Georgia School Bridge Champions!

[4/25/11] High School Division: Jacob Wexel and Peter Wexel representing Parkview High School. Middle School Division: Andrew Jeng and Richard Jeng representing River Trail Middle School. Elementary School Division: Timmy Green and Caleb Colburn representing Lake Windward Elementary School.

With ten tables in play the first annual Georgia School Bridge Championship got off to a roaring start! Many thanks to Justin Rowland, President of the Georgia Tech Bridge Club, their teacher, Thomas Eidson, and the rest of the club for all their hard work in setting up and hosting this event. Another three tables were in play as the Tech students and AJB teachers paired off to enjoy their own game as the youngsters competed. We had a marvelous time and wish you all could have been there with us at this inaugural event.

Click here for results.

New York Times on Youth Bridge

[4/25/11] Here is an article from the New York Times on youth bridge.

Though the article is primarily about a school area in New York, AJB got a couple of nice paragraphs as did some other areas around the country.

A Case for Your Child to Learn Bridge

[4/19/11] An article by AJB president Patty Tucker

Junior Tournament in Greenville SC June 11

[4/13/11] This two-session junior event is in conjunction with the Heritage Regional Tournament.

News from the Louisville NABC!

[3/22/11] Ricoh Das, Murphy Green, Aashna Choudhary, Saachi Hingorani, Angie Green and Mili Raina competed in the President's Cup Flight C North American Pairs (NAP) this past weekend with Aashna & Saachi and Angie & Mili advancing to the finals. The finish?

17th overall Mili Raina & Angie Green
27th overall Saachi Hingorani & Aashna Choudhary

Congratulations to all for earning the right to represent District 7 in this prestigious event.

Congratulations Patty!

[3/8/11] Patty Tucker, president of Atlanta Junior Bridge, has been elected to the Georgia Bridge Hall of Fame and also has been selected as the ACBL Goodwill Member of the Year for 2011.

Congratulations to the Raina Team!

[3/1/11] Eight teams competed in the 5th Annual Georgia Youth Swiss Team State Championship resulting in a win for Mili Raina, Angie Green, Aashna Choudary and Saachi Hingorani. Many of our newer players played in their first team game and had a great time!

Four tables of newcomers to bridge played also. Winners of the Cardrook game were Sophie Zhang and Victoria Gronczewski. Some of these players joined us with less than 3 months of bridge experience.

It is wonderful to see the 'old' players welcome the new players and join them for fun, laughter and competition.

Click here to see photos.

The final results were:

GA Youth State Chmpnship
8 Tables


Mili Raina - Angie Green - Aashna Choudhary - Saachi Hingorani, Alpharetta GA56.00

Murphy Green - Alexander Rizzo, Alpharetta GA; Andrew Jeng - Richard Jeng, Johns Creek GA54.00
Alec Zhan - Nisarg Shah - Anuj Das - Caleb Colburn, Alpharetta GA49.00
Jacob Wexel - Peter Wexel - Ruth Wexel, Lilburn GA; John Albanese, Gray GA48.00

Sat AM Youth Pairs
4.0 Tables

Sophie Zhang - Victoria Gronczewski, Dunwoody GA80.21%
Erin Langford - Malcolm Strickland, Atlanta GA61.37%
Kenneth Anderson - Gavin Johnson, Norcross GA51.13%

Congratulations to Ricoh Das... AJB'S Newest Life Master

[1/26/11] Ricoh achieved the rank of Life Master at the regional in Charleston this past December. Well Done!

Atlanta Junior Bridge Honored by Gift from Wells Fargo At Days of Giving Event

Many Groups in Program Have not Received Support Before

[11/25/10] Atlanta Junior Bridge was honored by Wells Fargo with a $1,000 grant at the company’s Days of Giving ceremony at the Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center in Atlanta on Nov. 17.

The donation to Atlanta Junior Bridge is among contributions to 240 non-profit groups, each for $1,000, to organizations across Atlanta made at five community breakfasts. The company began the program in Atlanta last year and in 2010 expanded it by more than a third. Before the program began, Wells Fargo had not supported many of the groups before.

“With the economy still suffering, the money couldn’t come at a better time” said Patty Tucker.

“A hallmark of Wells Fargo is local decision-making and local involvement,” said Gary Davis, business banking leader for Atlanta. “Through Days of Giving we’re connecting with local communities in a whole new way.”

He added that Atlanta Junior Bridge was selected by frontline employees of the company for the honor.

Across Atlanta Wells Fargo has 5,000 employees and serves half of all Atlanta households. It has nearly 200 bank locations.

Wells Fargo will make a total of $5 million in contributions to some 500 groups across Georgia in 2010.

Added Davis, “We know the needs continue to be great across our area, especially now. This is a new way to help more people and more groups that we haven’t been able to reach in the past.”

Louisville Here We Come!

[11/24/10] Six AJB players traveled to Spartanburg to compete in the District 7 North American Open Pairs Flight C Final....the results? Congratulations to

  • 1st Aashna Choudhary and Saachi Hingorani
  • 2nd Mili Raina and Angie Green
  • 3rd Murphy Green and Ricoh Das

All three pairs will represent District 7 in the National finals in Louisville KY in March. Well Done!!

Congratulations Murphy and Zandy!

[11/24/10] Murphy Green and Zandy Rizzo are the 2010 champions of the Georgia Open Pairs Youth State Championship.  Going into the last round was a tight race with Aashna Choudhary and Saachi Hingorani but Green and Rizzo rose to the top.

A second Newcomer section was held with two tables of new players…most of whom had less than three months experience. Congratulations to the winners - Janvi Chawla and Ben Seco!

That’s what makes bridge a great game…no matter how long you’ve played the game…three months or five years…the thrill of victory is still sweet! 

Sat AM Youth Trophy Pairs
8.0 Tables










Bradley Green - Alexander Rizzo, Alpharetta GA






Aashna Choudhary - Saachi Hingorani, Alpharetta GA





Richard Jeng - Andrew Jeng, Johns Creek GA






Jason Sheres, Marietta GA; Charles Cannon, Atlanta GA






Angie Green - Mili Raina, Alpharetta GA






Amanda Pham - Aidan Kedzierski, Marietta GA






Peter Wexel - Jacob Wexel, Lilburn GA





Alex Jan - Hansen Horvath, Alpharetta GA





Amber Minnes, Dunwoody GA; Hannah Kedzierski, Marietta GA