|Atlanta Junior Bridge|
|Atlanta Junior Bridge|
[3/5/09] Even before the tournament started ...the fun started. The new spring AJB t-shirts designed and created by Diana Hughes were a great success and the kids were delighted with the bright tie-dyed shirts. Thank you Diana for a terrific job! Thanks also to Richard Starr who also tie-dyed a considerable amount of the shirts to get ready for the tournament.
We also announced the winner of the contest to create a new design for the Washington Youth NABC tournament. Krishna Shah was the winner of a $50 gift card for her cool geometrical design which our AJB members voted on as their choice for the shirts.
As we got down to the 'real' business of Saturday, 13 tables of young players participated in the tournament held during the Roswell 'Almost Spring' Sectional . Four tables of youngsters played in the Card Rook game for beginning players and the remainder in the Georgia State Youth Team Championship. The results for our State Team Championship? A tie for 1st and 2nd place! After two rounds, the DHIR team was ahead of the GREEN team by 2 VP's. Not to be outdone, the 3rd round found the GREEN team had flip-flopped the score and they were ahead by 2 VP's. As the fourth round was completed and the final scores were submitted to the Director, Nancy Watkins, the captains of each team "did the math" and even before the rest of us knew the answer, both the DHIR and the GREEN team were aware that a tie of 68 VP's was the final score!
The final results:
||Murphy Green - Ashish Shah - Hunter Smith, Alpharetta GA; Sean Gannon, Atlanta GA||68.00|
||Arjun Dhir - Zandy Rizzo, Alpharetta GA; Andrew Jeng - Richard Jeng, Johns Creek GA||68.00|
||Ricoh Das - Kenneth Yang - William Dang - Mili Raina, Alpharetta GA||43.00|
||Saachi Hingorani - Monali Shah - Audy Mulia, Alpharetta GA; Julia Abelsky, Dunwoody GA||41.00|
||Nikita Raina - Sahil Raina - Aditya Duddikunta - Umika Paul, Alpharetta GA||35.00|
||Siddharth Duddikunta - Angie Green - Brian Cai - Aashna Choudhary, Alpharetta GA||35.00|
In the Card Rook game Jamal Strickland and Drake Jones of Atlanta had a huge 76% game to carry them to a win. Finals here were:
||Jamal Strickland - Drake Jones, Atlanta GA||76.04%|
||Sireesh Ramesh - Sidesh Desai, Alpharetta GA||57.29%|
||Anuj Das - Alec Zhan, Alpharetta GA||52.08%|
Congratulations to everyone. What a great time we had!