Paul JanickiEmail: district2director@acbl.org

From: Markham ON

District 2: Markham, Ontario, Canada

Board Committees: Bridge, Credentials, and Executive Committee

Bridge experience

I learned to play in 1964 and started to play regularly in 1984. My proudest bridge moment is winning the Silver Medal in the 1999 Canadian Open Pairs Championship.

Volunteer service

Club manager in the early 1990s, Unit 246 Secretary 1997-2008, ACBL Board of Governors 2005-7, District Director since 2009, Zone 2 WBF rep since 2013 (Systems and Seniors Committees).

Other

Bridge teacher since 1992, bridge coach since 1998, captain of the Canada Senior team at the 2014 World Championship in Sanya, China.

Career/professional activities

Retired in 2014. Worked as a statistician in Government of Canada Census Bureau, as the editor and writer for Chess Canada magazine, programmer and systems analyst with IBM and AT&T.

Education

York University, Toronto (Psychology).

Hobbies and interests

Personal finance and investing, chess, history, science and gardening.

Family

Wife, Joo-Hee (Goodwill Committee co-chair); daughter, Katherine, and son, Christopher (caddied at 26 NABCs and in 44 different states).