ATLANTA 2013 – MY DIARY by David Stern

I was fortunate to receive an invitation to be a journalist for the World Bridge Federation at the 3rd World Youth Pairs Tournament in Atlanta Georgia.

The event is being played at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta alongside the US Summer Nationals. I arrived here on Friday afternoon and after scouting out the facilities and playing area which is excellent. The picture on the left shows the empty playing room, waiting for the Championships to start.

The tournament with 150-200 participants starts on Sunday 4th August with the Pairs Tournament and as the field is reduced a Board a Match (BAM teams) starts on Thursday with both events concluding Sunday 11th August followed by the closing ceremony.