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Youth NABC Big Hit!

This unprecedented event was attended by 198 children and young adults. Players representing 21 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces were in Atlanta to play bridge and make new friends.

The Atlanta volunteers did a magnificent job of keeping up with the youngsters and keeping the tournament running smoothly. Everywhere you looked the young players were chatting with each other, playing games and (of course) talking about bridge hands.

Congratulations to all who participated and especially to the winners of the Baron Barclay National Youth Open Pairs: Eli Jolley of Auburn AL and Jake Olson of Blaine MN.

Winners of the National Youth Swiss teams sponsored by District 7:

  • Jesse Stern, Lutz FL
  • Jourdain Patchett, Sarasota FL
  • Zachary Brescoll, Versailles KY
  • Owen Lien, Hickory NC
  • Adam Kaplan, New Port Richey FL
  • Bradley Sevcik, Boardman OH

The winner of the Sportsmanship Trophy was Tom Walsh of Saskatoon Saskatchewan Canada.

To read the results of the Atlanta Youth NABC go to the Youth NABC web site at

We hope to see you all in Washington DC in 2009 for the next Youth NABC!