Bridge accomplishments are not just measured at the Bridge table. The Northern Alberta Unit 391 has recognized this fact for years & awards the "Player of the Year" award to a player that unselfishly contributes to the game of Bridge in the unit. The recipients of this award are recognized HERE.
Of course, accomplishments are made at the Bridge table too:
- Peter Jones was a member of the Canadian team which won the demonstration sport ( Bridge Olympiad ) in Salt Lake City in 2002.
- BJ Trelford & Chris Buchanan won a NABC event the Red Ribbon Pairs in Dallas Texas in 2006.
- Piotr Klimowicz won the NAOP in Dallas the same year.
- Piotr Klimowicz was also on the winning CNTC team in 2010 & represented Canada at the world championships in Philadelphia.
Edmonton women have been part of the winning CWTC teams many times:
- Kiz Fung & Susan Culham with Pat Lopushinsky & Lorna McDonald won the CWTC here in Edmonton in 2002.
- They have also been on winning CWTC teams in 2008, 2009 & 2010.
- Kiz Fung was a double Silver medalist at the World Championship at Philadelphia ( Mixed & Womens' Pairs ).
- Kiz Fung & Susan Culham won the silver medal for the Womens pairs.
And our administrators, club managers, directors, teachers and volunteers are a vital part of our game:
- Steve Bates has worked his way up the Tournament Director ranks to the top; he's a National Tournament Director.
Edmonton has been a fertile ground for good Bridge and for people in a variety of roles. Its up to all of us in Unit 391 to keep it that way for decades to come.