Bob Hatton is a retired teacher and counselor that worked for 42 years in the School District of Philadelphia. He decided to learn how to play duplicate bridge after he met Barbara Seagram on a cruise after he retired. She told him about the ACBL and the various bridge clubs in the USA. He learned to play duplicate bridge by taking group lessons instructed by Betty Eisenberg at the Mt. Laurel, New Jersey senior center and the Cherry Hill ,NJ Bridge Club. Bob and his wife, Kay, made some good bridge friends there, but they moved to Smyrna, De.
He met his current bridge partners in his Spring Meadow community. He got them interested in playing duplicate bridge. Bob continued to play ACBL bridge at Modern Maturity Center in Dover. There he met Clare O’ Brien ,the director of the club, and other master bridge players that gave him tips to improve his game. The main reason that Bob has done well playing ACBL duplicate bridge is he has had good partners. He plays with Kusum Patel and Jim Hart mostly online now at the Bridge Studio and a club in Aiken, SC, because his club is closed.