D25's very own Michelle Green is featured this week on the PBS show "getting dot OLDER" episode "Playing Cards". The episode can be found on Boston's WGBH-44 this Sunday, October 15th, at 4:00pm. If you live outside the Boston area, please check local listings for your PBS station broadcast times.
Here is a link to the 30-second trailer for this episode: https://vimeo.com/81
Warwick Regional Video Blog
You may have noticed a gentleman walking around the Wariwck Regional with a video camera. That was Steve Raine, visiting from the UK, who creates video blogs of his bridge experiences. If you would like to see his Warwick videos, they are available on YouTube using the links below:
Weiss-Bertoni Award Winner
The winner of the first ever Weiss-Bertoni award is Joe Brouillard of the Rhode Island Bridge Association. The new award, which is the successor to the Larry Weiss Award, was designed to recognize an exceptional bridge player in New England. The inscription on the trophy reads, "Bridge with Grace, Face-to-Face."
Details on the award and its storied history can be found here.
Passing the Individual Torch
Region 2 Director, Mark Aquino, who had been taking good care of the William Keohane Individual Trophy for the past 5 years passes the baton at the D25 Nashua Regional to 2005 Individual Winner, Randolf ("Randy) Johnson of Bluffton, SC and Hadley, MA.
For a history of the Individial Regional, click here.
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!
UPDATE: We recently heard that from WGBH/Boston that DOUBLE DUMMY will air on WGBH2 (the main channel) on Thursday 7/6 at 9:00 pm EST. It will also have a handful of repeats across both channels GBH2 and 44 during that week!
D25 Updates from 2023 NABC/Chicago GNTs
D25 had a strong showing at the Chicago NABC GNTs, with our teams finishing second in both the Championship and Flight A brackets.
D25 Winners at the 2023 NABC/New Orleans
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