Judy Kay-Wolff


David Berkowitz, the popular, good-humored New Yorker who recently migrated to Florida, was the sole electee to the 2010 Primary Hall of Fame.   Though the election was officially closed on February 15, 2010  (for some reason agreed to by those in charge, they delayed the ballot opening for ten days — until today, February 25th), announcing they were waiting for straggling ballots to arrive.  Whether it affected the final tally remains a mystery and a rather strange position to take since a deadline is a deadline.  But, go fight City Hall!   I do think the whole process has to be re-thought and re-vamped — but that is the responsibility of the ACBL.

In any event, knowing Dave (and his much better half, Lisa) for more than twenty years, I am proud that his voluminous achievements were recognized.  On the other hand, I am surprised that another of the remaining nine candidates did not receive the required minimum but I did feel he was clearly the favorite — on the basis of a long-standing list of victories in a variety of  categories.   I am sure it is a popular triumph and David’s induction will take place at the Hall of Fame Banquet to be held at the New Orleans NABC this summer with his long-time favorite partner (now retired from tournament action) — Larry Cohen, doing the honors.

Larry departed from the tournament scene recently, but accompanied by his lovely wife, Maria, runs exciting cruises, continues with his ever-popular Newsletter and private classes.   In fact, we locals will be lucky to have The Las Vegas 5-star resort, The Wynn, host a Marty Bergen-Larry Cohen Bridge Reunion Seminar three days from June 22-24, 2010 (and enjoy all that Sin City has to offer in addition to the duplicates, lessons, one-on-ones, etc).  I don’t have any of the details available, but if you are interested, there may still be openings and I am sure you can find it somewhere on the internet. 

It is always nice to see good things happen to good people! 


Dave Memphis MOJOFebruary 26th, 2010 at 3:42 am

Obviously very deserved.

Linda LeeFebruary 26th, 2010 at 4:04 am

Here here

PimoFebruary 26th, 2010 at 5:28 am

Victory snatched from the jaws of defeat……

James McLarenFebruary 26th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Dear Mr. Lee

A suggestion for a memorable birthday present to Linda.

How about a charming one-year subscription to Hansard?

Honourable bloggers: ….. Hear! Hear!

JodyFebruary 26th, 2010 at 6:46 pm

Pimo….you are unique. Keep on keeping on (me laughing, that is)! Wit is hard to come by