The New Hampshire Bridge Association (NHBA) is Unit 150 in District 25 of the American Contract Bridge League. It is comprised of an all-volunteer Board and more than 500 active members of the bridge community in the State of New Hampshire.
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Lucia Carlisle has been selected as the Leroy Lake Award winner for 2021. David Lawrence, chairman of the selection committee, in his presentation remarks, cited how Lucia had met the three crteria of the award. Lucia had a notable presence in New Hampshire bridge events during the year. Lucia, as NHBA treasurer, has been heavily involved in the unit both managing its financial affairs and working on many other necessary tasks that no one else seemed to want to do. Throughout the year Lucia exhibited superior behavior and a gracious presence at the bridge table and in the performance of the many tasks she stepped up to perform for the unit.
The Unit 150 Dover Sectinal has been canceled due to covid uptick in the state.
Unit 150 is hosting games in person and on BBO. See the calendar for times.
A President's Award was given at the 2021 State Awards Ceremony. It was presented to Ray Carle for his foresight to begin a bridge club in Derry, New Hampshire after attending bridge classes held by Rick Weinstein. Ray worked tirelessly to start the club and grow it as a place for people new to duplicate to play and feel comfortable. With the help of Larr Cheetham, Duane Cowall, and Bill Kennedy Ray's Derry club is now one of the biggest clubs in the state, the only club for players with limited masterpoints, and the club bringing in the most new members to the NHBA.
David Lawrence has been playing bridge for more than 30 years, and is a Bronze Life Master. He comes from a card-playing family where his parents and grandparents played duplicate bridge.
After retiring from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in 2012 as an engineer, David became the Club Manager for Great Bay Bridge Club, and assisted with teaching a youth bridge group for two years. He joined the NHBA Board in 2018 where he stepped in to run a successful sectional tournament.