Bridge with Patty – About Patty Tucker

Patty began playing bridge in 1965 at the age of eleven and played in her first tournament a year later. A familiar face at national and regional tournaments, she earned national recognition for winning the North American Open Pairs National Championship in 2000 with her husband Kevin Collins. For the last several decades she has devoted more time to teaching and developing material for students, experiencing a deep satisfaction in sharing with others her love for the game of bridge.

Major Accomplishments:

  • Grand Life Master
  • American Bridge Teacher’s Association President (2015-2017)
  • ACBL Honorary Member 2016
  • Georgia Bridge Hall of Fame
    (See photos and video of my induction into the Georgia State Unit 114 Bridge Hall of Fame)
  • ACBL Goodwill Member of the Year (2011)
  • North American Open Pairs Champion (2000)
  • National Goodwill Committee Member (ACBL)
  • Sportsman of the Year, Unit 114 (2000)
  • Mini-McKenney Gold Life Master Award, District 7 (1999, 2000, 2001)
  • Barry Crane Top 500 List (2001)
  • District 7 Goodwill Member

  • Unit 253 Recorder
  • ACBL Certified Director
  • ACBL Accredited Teacher
  • American Bridge Teachers Association Master Teacher (ABTA)
  • Better Bridge Accredited Teacher
  • ACBL Youth Coordinator (May 2008 through December 2009)
  • Trustee, Foundation for the Preservation and Advancement of Bridge (FPAB)
  • ACBL National Charity Committee
  • President of Atlanta Junior Bridge, Inc.
  • Founder, Whirlwind Bridge
  • ACBL National Appeals Committee Member