Wall of Fame
Information Updated Effective 2014-01-01
Edmonton's Wall of Fame
The idea behind this "Wall of Fame" is to promote bridge in Northern Alberta. This idea was borrowed from the Saskatoon and Regina bridge clubs where pictures of their local masters, together with their bios, are displayed. We will follow suit here; however, we will do it in cyber space.
In sports like hockey, or entertainment and the movie industry, the stars of the game are promoted. In bridge, recognition of the better players should be an incentive for generally promoting the game in Northern Alberta. Earning 5000 MP in the ACBL is not a trivial accomplishment. A lot of skill and a lot of devotion contributed to this milestone. Everybody likes to do well in their hobby, so we think recognition of lifelong achievements should be a part of the bridge scene. Bridge players are competitive: acknowledging those who have done well in the game should be included in the big picture of promoting bridge in our area.
All bridge players coming to play in Alberta tournaments know these Edmonton players. What they may not know is details of the players' backgrounds and their thoughts on the game. Clicking on their names will reveal some history of these players from information provided by the players themselves. There is 1 Platinum, 1 Emerald, 12 Diamond and 26 Gold Life Masters on the Wall of Fame, 4 Diamond Life Masters are no longer with us. These master players are the Picassos and Rembrandts of our game in this neck of the woods. To take a tour of the gallery, click on a category below and then click on the player's name to read their bridge biography.
The Lifemaster Honor Titles are defined by the ACBL and require a variety of different colored points and championship wins. The current rules are defined HERE. Our members who have achieved these ranks and their lifetime points are listed below, all effective 2017-01-01.