No New Hall of Fame Members
None of the candidates for the ACBL Bridge Hall of Fame class of 2011 received enough votes, so there will be no new regular members this year. To be elected, candidates must receive at least 50% of the ballots cast. There were 10 candidates on the ballot this year. The nominees for the Hall of Fame were Marty Bergen, Peter Boyd, Bart Bramley, Gail Greenberg, Kyle Larsen, Jill Meyers, John Mohan, Sue Picus, Judi Radin, and Tobi Sokolow.
The von Zedtwitz and Blackwood Awards are still to be determined, so the Hall of Fame may add members in those categories. The von Zedtwitz Award goes to the ACBL member who has combined service to bridge with bridge expertise. The Blackwood Award honors the member who has served bridge longterm without necessarily being a top-flight player.
The annual banquet honoring Hall of Fame members is scheduled for Toronto and will include tributes to Hall of Famer Betty Ann Kennedy, the latest recipient of the Sidney Lazard Jr. Sportsmanship Award.