At the American Bridge Teachers’ convention in Las Vegas Jim Ricker was named the 2019 ABTA Teacher of the Year.
A dedicated teacher, successful in growing the player base of the Knoxville Bridge Center*, Ricker is now a director, a club owner, a teacher and bridge book author.
150+ students submitted testimonials in support of his nomination this year, many of which attested to his patience, humor, and clarity as an instructor.*
Congratulations Jim Ricker.
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Teacher of the Year Award, sponsored by Master Point Press. It recognizes excellence in bridge teaching, with teacher nominations submitted from all over North America.
Buck Buchanan, Arlington, TX
Bruce Greenspan, Bonita Springs, FL
David Libchaber, New York, NY
Jim Ricker, Knoxville, TN
Edward Scanlon, York, PA
Many thanks to this years committee: Barbara Seagram, Joyce Penn, Enid Roitman, Mary Jane Orock, Tina Radding, Kathie Walsh, and Chairman Richard Braunstein
Master Point Press is proud to support the ABTA with this award, which recognizes excellence in teaching, a pursuit so important in sustaining the game and helping it flourish.
Photo credit: Sally Sparrow at bridgeblogging.com
*Vol 91, Number 2 Daily Bulletin, Saturday July 20th, 2019.