Our ACBL Regionals-at-Seas are arranged by Alice Travel and Larry Cohen.
Barbara Seagram hails from Barbados, West Indies. Barbara started working for the Kate Buckman Bridge Studio in 1975, and in 1990, she and her husband, Alex Kornel, bought the club which subsequently, under their ownership, became the largest bridge club in Canada and the fourth largest on the continent. In 2006, it was named by ACBL as the top Bridge Club in North America.
Barbara has been the recipient of a number of awards in bridge: The Kate Buckman Award, given to the person who has contributed most to others’ enjoyment of the game and the most recent being the Audrey Grant Award for teaching. She is a Gold Life Master and a frequent speaker at NABC’s.
Barbara is the co-author of 24 published bridge books; the most well-known being “25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know” which won "Book of the Year" award from the American Bridge Teachers’ Association. It is now in its 14th printing and has been translated into French, German, Japanese and Danish.
In addition to bridge, Barbara and Alex love to travel and have devoted their energies to making a difference in the world. They have built three schools in Cambodia and now sustain five. In Laos, she is an active fund-raiser for water filters, supports schools and volunteers for the Adopt a Village program. Barbara visits Cambodia and Laos each year to teach English and check on her many projects in both countries.
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