|Jack & Claudia FEAGIN|
Jack Feagin č nato il 31 gennaio 1948 ad Atlanta ed ha studiato alla Northside High School della sua cittā prima di laurearsi in legge nel 1973 presso l'Universitā della Georgia. Suo padre Edgar, scomparso nel 1980, č stato un eccellente bridgista.
Nel 1976 ha sposato Claudia Zucker, la sua miglior partner bridgistica, che č stata "Sportsman of the year" per la Unit 114 nel 2007.
Ha lavorato a lungo presso il distretto ACBL di Atlanta come direttore di torneo ed č anche stato Presidente dei NABC del 1986, 1995 e 2005.
Jack č stato cooptato nel 1977 nell'ACBL Goodwill Committee e in coppia con la moglie ha vinto una trentina di regionali.
Jack č anche stato il coach della squadra di basket femminile giovanile per oltre 15 anni.
Nel 1996 č stato eletto nella Casa della Fama del Bridge della Georgia.
Jack Feagin, attorney-at-law, started actively playing bridge when he finished law school in 1973. His father Edgar, disappeared in 1980, has been a good bridge player.
He married his favorite partner Claudia Zucker in 1976. From the very beginning, Jack began volunteering and serving on the Unit 114, District 7, and MABC Boards of Directors and, also, by assisting Edgar Gay in running Atlanta bridge tournaments. With the passing of Edgar Gay in 1980, Jack became the tournament chairman and has run 27 MABC regional and 70 sectionals for Atlanta. In addition, he was chairman for the very successful North American Bridge Championships in Atlanta in 1986, 1995 and 2005.
In 1979, Jack helped form the Duplicate Bridge Association of Atlanta, served as its first President, and is again currently serving as the DBAA President. In the late-1980s, he formed and led the Committee for an Open and improved ACBL which helped to bring about needed changes with the ACBL Board Of Directors and management. He has also served on the ACBL Board of Governors for many years.
Jack served 3 terms as Unit 114 President between 1980 and 1991. Jack also served as a District 7 officer several times, including twice as its President. In the 1980s, he coordinated the District Grand National Teams. In 1983, he was elected Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic Bridge Association and became the President in 1985. In 1987, when the President was rotated to District 6, he was again put in as Vice President and as President in 1989. He also served for several years on the District Judiciary and National Appeals committees.
Jack was named to in 1977. In 1983, he was named Unit 114 Sportsperson of the Year.
As a player, Jack, playing mostly with his favorite partner Claudia, has won over 35 regional events and many sectional events. In the late-70s and 80s, he was on the ACBL's top 500 master point winners list most years. Jack greatly cut back on bridge when his kids were growing up, but now is back playing tournaments on a regular basis. He, in partnership with Claudia, has won the right to represent District 7 in the Grand National Teams 5 times and the Grand North American Pairs twice. Although Jack has yet to win his first national championship event, he has come close twice with a 3rd and a 5th along with several other high overall finishes. Jack is on the ACBL Top 500 lifetime master point leaders list with over 9,000 points. At the 2008 Atlanta Labor Day Regional, Jack and Claudia topped the masterpoint leader list with 150 points by winning 4 events.
In addition to Jack's long and meritorious record of working for the betterment of bridge, Jack has been deeply involved in coaching girls basketball for 17 years and has formed a nationally recognized girls AAU basketball program.
Jack Feagin was elected to the Georgia Bridge Hall of Fame in 1996, an honor he richly deserved.
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