The New Hampshire Bridge Association (NHBA) is Unit 150 in District 25 of the American Contract Bridge League. It is comprised of an all-volunteer Board and more than 600 active members of the bridge community in the State of New Hampshire.
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David Lawrence has been playing bridge for more than 30 years, and is a Bronze Life Master. He comes from a card-playing family where his parents and grandparents played duplicate bridge. In the early 2000’s, David served on the Portsmouth Country Club Board of Directors for four years as Vice President in charge of the golf course where he developed budgets and provided direction for golf course improvements and staff.
After retiring from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in 2012 as an engineer, David became the Club Manager for Great Bay Bridge Club, and assisted with teaching a youth bridge group for two years. He joined the NHBA Board in 2018 where he stepped in to run a successful sectional tournament.
David Lawrence has been selected as the Leroy Lake Award winner for 2020. For the story of the award, the criteria for the award, and past winners click on the link on the left. Merrick Weinstein, chairman of the selection committee cited the long hours of work put in by David to keep New Hampshire club games going on-line in 2020 during the Coronavirus pandemic.