Patty Tucker, CEO
I began playing bridge in 1965 at the age of eleven and played in my first tournament a year later.
A familiar face at national and regional tournaments, I earned national recognition upon winning the North American Open Pairs National Championship with my long-time partner, Kevin Collins.
During the last thirteen years, I have devoted more time to teaching. Though I still enjoy playing, there is a deep satisfaction in passing on to others my joy in the game of bridge.
- Grand Life Master
- President of American Bridge Teachers’ Association (2015-2017)
- ACBL Honorary Member 2016
- Georgia Bridge Hall of Fame
- ACBL Hall of Fame, Blackwood Award
- ACBL Goodwill Member of the Year (2011)
- North American Open Pairs Champion (2000)
- National Goodwill Committee (ACBL)
- Sportsman of the Year, Unit 114 (2000)
- Mini-McKenney Gold Life Master Award, District 7 (1999, 2000, 2001)
- Barry Crane Top 500 List (2001)
- District 7 Goodwill Member
- Unit 253 Recorder
- ACBL Certified Director
- ACBL Accredited Teacher
- American Bridge Teachers’ Association Master Teacher
- Better Bridge Accredited Teacher
- ACBL Youth Coordinator (May 2008 through December 2009)
- Trustee, Foundation for the Preservation and Advancement of Bridge (FPAB)
- ACBL National Charity Committee
- Founder, Whirlwind Bridge
- ACBL National Appeals Committee Member
- President of Atlanta Junior Bridge, Inc.
John Lowell, CFO
Shaleen Blaze, Sec.
Semi-retired CPA who began teaching bridge several years ago while living in Hilton Head, SC. He now is a popular teacher in the Atlanta area. He played his first duplicate game as a teenager but gave up competitive bridge before college. After a long break, he resumed duplicate bridge in 2000. He won the Georgia Open Pairs in 2004 with fellow AJB teacher Maureen McGuire and was District 7 champion in the 2001 Instant Matchpoint Game. His team finished second in the 2005 Mini-Spingold held at the 2005 Atlanta NABC.
Marty’s contributions to local bridge go beyond AJB. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Duplicate Bridge Association of Atlanta. He is currently secretary of ACBL Unit 114, which covers most of Georgia. In 2005 District 7 of the ACBL chose Marty as a member of its Goodwill Committee. He also is an ACBL Accredited Teacher and popular local ACBL club director.
Marty lives in Sandy Springs with his wife Patty. They have two grown sons; Marty’s biggest bridge regret is that neither plays his favorite game!