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75 Years

by Peggy Kaplan

Bridge players love to compete. And bridge players love to party. Friday night, at the ACBL’s 75th Anniversary Party, ACBL Members demonstrated their high ability to do both!

Throngs of players, celebrities, board members, ACBL employees and more congregated at the Marriott to celebrate three quarters of a century of an amazing organization. Champagne flowed; cake was enjoyed.

The Beale Street Flippers and Reba Russell Band provided fabulous entertainment. Guests hoofed it up as onlookers delighted in the scene.

Outside the dance floor, the celebration continued. “75th Anniversary” playing cards souvenirs captured the spirit of the night. A large screen flashed memories of the past 75 years, reminding everyone of our rich and illustrious history – and of the promise of what is yet to come.

Were you one of those party goers who have been around for a large portion of those three quarters of a century? Or – is this your first NABC? No matter! Everyone agreed it was a most special night – and – they can’t wait to see what the future of bridge in North America will be.

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