The Weiss-Bertoni Award
District 25 will soon be awarding a new prize to one of New England's bridge players. The player selected will be the one who best exemplified the traits of two deceased players: Larry Weiss, "the first gentleman of bridge", and Bob Bertoni, the tireless campaigner for the advancement and enhancement of face-to-face bridge at all levels. Details can be found here.
The response to the call for nominations was exceptionally good. The award committee, which has representatives of all eight units, will now read, discuss, and evaluate the support material for each nominee. Votes will then be taken. The plan is to present the award at the first meeting of the Board of Delegates.
Double Dummy is a documentary film, featuring a team of Americans playing in the junior world championships of bridge. It’s now freely streamable here and on the PBS App. The cast includes recent ACBL Player of the Year winner Zach Grossack, and three former Kings of Bridge.
Some high school classmates started asking for bridge lessons, after having watched Double Dummy. Now, one of them already has over 1,000 Bridge Base Online logins, in a little over a year!
Congrats to the winners of the Flight A NAPs: Zach Grossack and Linda Robinson
Congrats to the winners of the Leventritt Silver Ribbon Pairs: Sheila Gabay and Lew Gamerman.
Congrats to the winners of the 0–2500 Pairs: Vikram Srimurthy and Venky Venkataramani
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