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Friday, December 3, 2010

Volume 83, Number 8

Daily

Bulletin

83rd North American Bridge Championships

Editors: Brent Manley and Dave Smith

Caddies have new job description

“Caddy, please!” For years, players’ call for a caddy has been heard at bridge tournaments. These days? Not as much. Caddies used to collect pickup slips with scores written on them and take them to the director. The director would enter them into his computer, and eventually Caddies duties have changed. Working here are Troy Meeker, Corey Kay, determine the winners. Caddy Director Pam Hughes, Mikey Wright, Laura Sterling, Emma Wright With wireless scoring and Diego Blel. devices, caddies aren’t college students. needed to do that. The devices transfer the result for “The caddies here are an older group of kids,” each board immediately after it’s played. says Hughes. “They are a fantastic group and are “Caddies are still needed,” says Caddy Director some of the best we’ve had -- very mature and Pam Hughes. “They don’t collect scoring slips, but focused.” they are still needed to do other things.” There used to be a group of kids that traveled Hughes says that after the games, caddies clean to each of the three NABCs. When asked what up and reset the room. When an event changes happened, Hughes says, “They grew up.” from a knockout to a Swiss Teams, only one-half The Caddy Chair at this tournament is local the boards are needed. Caddies also pack up the coordinator Jim Radcliffe. “He recruited good pre-duplicated boards, rubber band them, put in kids,” says Hughes. “He has jumped in and helped. a box and get them ready to send back to ACBL I’m not used to getting so much involvement by Headquarters. Caddies are still needed, of course, local coordinators at the work level. He’s a real to shuttle boards from one table to another in Swiss sweetheart.” Team games. Hughes has been attending NABCs since 2004. Hughes explains that the two head caddies, Jackie Matthews, Hughes’ mother, is usually the Tony and Trevor Ames of Minnetonka MN, are Caddy Director. She is at home recovering from National Head Caddies who’ve done this many surgery. Hughes says her mother has missed only times before. There are 16 other caddies who take three NABC tournaments since she started coming turns working, so that about eight of them will be in 1983. on duty each day. Most of them are local, some are

Jay Borker and Jan Jansma.

Borker, Jansma win Blue Ribbon Pairs

Jay Borker and Jan Jansma, lying second after the first final session, had a solid 60.83% game in the last round of the Kaplan Blue Ribbon Pairs to win by more than a board. Second went to Jansma’s countrymen from the Netherlands, Bas Drijver and Sjoert Brink. In third were Brazilians Miguel Villas-Bois and Joaopaulo Campos, the leaders after the first final session. Jansma and Borker finished with a score of 1241.51 to 1201.22 (38 top) for second. The win was the first North American Championship for Borker, a semi-retired stock and

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BridgeTopics.com: bridge news agency

It has been an exciting two months for BridgeTopics.com. Since its launch at the Warren Buffett Bridge Cup in September 2010, the new web site has been extremely busy publishing bridge news from all over the world. Headlines such as Angelini: an unacceptable conflict of interest, Chinese women heading for Grand Slam, The Smirnov Selection and other provocative subjects promote traffic on the web site and suggest that there could be a place for a CNN-type of bridge news service. The founding editor and publisher is Jan van Cleeff. This Dutchman is a true centipede in the world of bridge, as a player, as a journalist, as an organizer of events and as a World Bridge Federation and European Bridge League staff

Reisinger deadline

To play in the Reisinger Board-a-Match Teams, you must enter by 11 a.m. today. See Bernie Gorkin in Crystal Ballroom H to sign up.

Must-see entertainment

Mark Stone’s Mentalmania At 2 p.m. and 11 p.m. today, take in the Mentalmania show, the funniest mind-reading and ESP show in America today. In Crystal Ballroom J.

Mark Jones and Doug Levene.

Jones and Levene win Mini-Blues

Eric Rodwell and Jan van Cleeff.

member. Van Cleeff: “We publish at least one interesting news item every 24 hours from somewhere in this world. For that reason, we founded a worldwide network of correspondents. We get contributions from all continents. We work hard on the balance, finding interesting stuff fit for publication and to be objective at the same time. Therefore, we aim to show news not only from different places, but also from different angles.” Being an international bridge news agency is only part of the mission of BridgeTopics.com. Each month, an in-depth article on bridge theory - a Topic - is added on the web site. These Topics

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A 25-year partnership put together six solid sessions to claim the 2010 Mini-Blue Ribbon Pairs. The winners, Doug Levene and Mark Jones of Birmingham AL, were first after day one, slipped slightly to third after day two, but scored 63.65% in the first final session to reclaim the lead, and scored 59.49% in the second final to win by nearly three boards. Their final score of 1056.68 was 91.11 matchpoints ahead of second. Top on a board was 31. Jones was second in the 0—5000 Spingold Knockout Teams earlier this year in New Orleans. The pair was tied for third-fourth in the same event the year before.

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Goodwill Message Today’s opponent may be tomorrow’s partner. This is a good reason to treat opponents and partner with respect and courtesy — the way you expect to be treated.

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SPECIAL EVENTS MEETINGS / SEMINARS / RECEPTIONS 1:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 3

10:30 a.m.-Noon Free Bridge Lesson with Audrey Grant. Grant is a wellknown teacher and will presents a fun bridge lesson for intermediate and newer players. Audrey presents: “The Oldest Bridge Maxim — and When NOT to Use It.” Room: Anaheim.

1-6:30 p.m. 8 p.m.

Better Bridge Teacher accreditation Program.

Sunday, Dec. 5

Vugraph. Room: Cypress 3 Lobby Vugraph. Room: Cypress 3 Lobby

CELEBRITY SPEAKER PROGRAM Don’t miss these exciting speakers in Orlando: 9:15 am 6:45 pm

Saturday, Dec. 4

Friday, Dec. 3

Harriette Buckman Shannon Cappelletti

9:15 am Bruce Greenspan 6:45 pm Jeff Roman

Rule of 14 Slam Bidding

Bruce’s Top Ten Tips! The Differences between Pairs and Teams

ENTERTAINMENT / FOOD Jimmy Spoto Band. Friday, Nov. 26 through Saturday, Dec. 4, 10:30 p.m. Live music for dancing and listening. All of your favorites that bring back memories of the good old days from the 50s, 60s, 70s, rock & roll. Requests gladly accepted. Crystal Ballroom J.

Life Master news

Frani Ridder of Hobe Sound FL and Jerry Pitman of North Palm Beach FL both needed 3 gold points and earned about 12 for finishing in third place in the Strata-Flighted Daylight Swiss Teams. Ridder played with Phillip Alder of Hobe Sound FL and Pitman played with Lee Getz of Hobe Sound FL. Kathy Burt of Fort Meyers FL became a Gold Life Master, a rank requiring 2500 masterponts. She won the Wednesday-Thursday Bracketed Knockouts with her husband Jim Burt. Lynne Humphrey of Moraga CA earned Life Master playing with Trisha O’Connor of Walnut Creek CA in the Thursday Compact Knockout Teams. Their teammates were Marj Russell of Walnut Creek and Randy Corr of Alamo CA. Jean Frisino of Rockledge FL needed 1.7 gold points. She won 3.81 in the Orange Blossom Pairs playing with her son, Daryl Drew of Crystal River FL. Maureen Hendricks of Vero Beach FL helped Carol McCarthy, also of Vero Beach FL, earn her Life Master card on Wednesday. On Thursday, McCarthy returned the favor. Playing in the Compact Knockout Teams, she needed a little more than 3 gold points and won 6.7. Teammates were Jack Wilson of Sebastian FL and Mariangela Risso of Vero Beach FL. Karen Largay of Avon CT needed 1.2 gold points and picked up 3.2 in the Thursday Compact Knockout Teams. Her teammates were Priscilla Hostetter of Osterville MA, Susan Mullin of Naples FL and Sheila Middleton of Milton MA. Mullin became a Silver Life Master, a rank requiring 1000 masterpoints. Judy Hasseld of Hoover AL advanced to Life Master playing in the Wednesday-Thursday Knockout Teams. She was playing with her husband, Don Hasseld. Sandy Anzilotti of Wilmington DE earned her gold card in the Wednesday-Thursday Bracketed

Mark Stone, Mentalmania. Friday, Dec. 3, 1:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. The funniest mind‑reading and esp shows in America today. Stone leaves audiences shaking their heads in disbelief with demonstrations of super memory, clairvoyance, and telekinesis. He also keeps them laughing throughout the show. Crystal Ballroom J Food: Pretzels at 10:30 in Cyrstal J.

Knockout Teams. Anzilotti’s teammates were Naples FL players Stephanie Lohri, her partner, and Kathy Raney and Aimee Snyder. Another new Life Master is Helen Frey of Oceanside CA, playing in the Bracket Knockout Teams with her husband, Alexander Frey. Their teammates were Jim and Liz Peterson of Lake Forest IL. Players who earn Life Master rank or advance to Bronze Life Master or higher please report in to the Daily Bulletin office in the Tampa Room.

Krekorian earns 20,000th masterpoint

Jim Krekorian of Pensacola FL topped the 20,000-masterpoint plateau by winning the Baze Senior Knockout Teams. His partner was Drew Casen of Las Vegas. Although they’ve had considerable success together, including winning the Cavendish Pairs, this was the first NABC championship for them as a pair. It was also the first Senior event that Krekorian has played in. Krekorian is a Grand Life Master with six NABC+ titles, including the Kaplan Blue Ribbon Pairs and the Nail Life Master Pairs. He has six second-place finishes, including the Vanderbilt Knockout Teams twice. He is a full-time player who previously traded options on the AMEX. Krekorian was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force.

Masterpoint disclaimer

Scores as reported in the Daily Bulletin are subject to change because of score changes or corrections. The masterpoint awards as shown are, therefore, also subject to change.

Casen tops 15,000

Drew Casen of Las Vegas NV has passed the 15,000-masterpoint mark. He accomplished this by winning the Baze Senior Knockout Teams. Casen has three NABC titles: the Keohane North American Swiss Teams, the Jacoby Open Swiss Teams and the Richard Freeman Mixed Board-aMatch Teams. He has 14 second-place finishes. Casen, playing with Jim Krekorian, won the Cavendish Pairs in 1987 and the teams in 2007. He is a Grand Life Master.

Stewart column dumped by Los Angeles Times

On Monday, Frank Stewart’s syndicated bridge column was discontinued in the Los Angeles Times, where it has appeared for 50 years, counting the 25 years that Sheinwold wrote it prior to his collaboration with Stewart. The newspaper also cancelled its chess column, citing a marketing study that indicated a low percentage of readership for both features. By noon that day, The Times had received nearly 100 e-mail and phone complaints about the decision on the bridge column. Stewart contacted friends Eddie Kantar and Danny Kleinman, who helped assist with the campaign. Stewart also contacted officers of District 23 and heard from Rand Pinsky, the ACBL Board member. At last report, the newspaper’s management was reconsidering the move but had not made a final decision. The person to contact there is the assistant managing editor for arts/entertainment: [email protected]

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JUST FOR NEW PLAYERS Dear New Players—

Get another cup of coffee because, I’m sorry to say, today’s column is no laughing matter. I have received two e-mails (two!) that have rendered me speechless. It’s true. My Faithful Readers, I know you’ve never seen this happen before, so I’ll let you read them yourselves. By the time you finish, I may have myself together enough to comment. Dear Marti, My friends and I have played bridge only in our retirement community and this is our first time playing duplicate. We saw the ads for this tournament and saw that there were special games for beginners, so we thought we’d try our luck. Everything has been wonderful! The people have been so nice, the directors are so kind. And we’ve never seen anything like this! (I guess we’re ‘fresh off the farm.’) And we’re so excited! Two of us came in fourth yesterday! Here’s our problem. We’ve had the director called a couple times because of our bidding, and we don’t know what to do. In our group at home, none of understand notrump and we don’t like it, so we just decided never to bid it. Are there rules that say you have to use notrump? We haven’t had a problem at our community and can’t understand why the opponents are upset with us. At home, no one uses it. Signed, Confused Folks, you just can’t make this stuff up. I haven’t the slightest idea how to answer this. I’d be very grateful if any of you out there could help me. I’m desperate. In the same vein, once I was visiting the Deep South, and had been invited to play at the

Thinking bridge By Eddie Kantar

Not much time left at this tournament. I hope you have been paying close attention to these lessons about card combinations. This is information that will help you take more tricks – as declarer and on defense. Dlr: West ♠A4 Vul: E-W ♥ A J 10 2 ♦K94 ♣J765 ♠ Q J 10 8 5 ♠953 ♥ K 4 ♥9873 ♦ J 3 2 ♦Q876 ♣ K Q 10 ♣93 ♠K72 ♥Q65 ♦ A 10 5 ♣A842 West North East South 1♠ Dbl Pass 3NT All Pass Opening lead: ♠Q. Bidding commentary: Your jump to 3NT shows an opening bid, usually 12-16 high-card points, with at least one stop in the opponent’s suit. Play commentary: When they are in the bidding, it really helps to start by adding your HCP to partner’s (26) telling you how many they have (14). As the opening bidder figures to have at least 12, East must be looking at a queen at

home of a lovely, gracious woman. During the course of the evening, I doubled the opponents for penalty. There was a collective gasp from the two tables. Our hostess patted me on the arm and said, dripping honey, “Darlin’, we just don’t do that here, but you’re from the North and we forgive you.” I didn’t know what to say then, either. And then there’s this second e-mail. Dear Marti, Here’s something that happened at our table last night. My partner and I were passing throughout the auction. One opponent made a bid and when it was his partner’s time to bid, she stared at her partner for quite a few seconds as she pulled her card out of the box. It seems to me that she passed an awful lot of information with that meaningful stare. Do you see anything wrong with that? Yes, no and why? Thanks for helping me. Signed, Wondering in West This one made me speechless because I hardly knew where to begin. There are about 19 different Laws against drawing your partner’s attention to a specific bid. The player was obviously telling his partner that there was something special about the bid. Who knows what, but it is egregious behavior, and that player should be taken to the woodshed for a good spanking. The way you handle this is very simple. Repeat after me: “Director, please.” Directors are trained to handle this the best way; that’s why we get the big bucks (and are all prematurely gray). I can remember one other time as a director that I was left (relatively) wordless. There was once a player who was incensed with me because I wouldn’t punish opponents who passed their partner’s forcing bids. He couldn’t get it through his head that my job wasn’t to punish people for bad bids! He never got it that when they pass each other’s forcing bids, it’s almost a sure thing that he would get a top! He was more interested in seeing them punished. I offered to bar them most. East cannot have two jacks. Why? Because dummy has two jacks and West must have the ♠J. The critical heart holdings in the West hand are the singleton and doubleton king. If West has three hearts to the king, you cannot go wrong no matter which heart you lead, and if West has four to the king, you cannot go right as long as West covers the queen. The way to cater to the stiff king or the doubleton king is to start by leading a low heart, not the queen! If the king appears you have four heart tricks and if it does not stick in the 10 and duck a club, which can’t hurt but might work out great if West has K-Q doubleton. Say nothing exciting happens in clubs, such as West winning the low club with a high honor, and they knock out your ♠A. Play a club to the ace and continue with a low heart the second time. If the king appears, win the ace, cross back to the queen and then cross to the dummy’s ♦K, to cash the ♥J, your ninth trick. Play hearts the same if the suit looked like J-x-x facing A-Q-10-x.

Intermediate-Newcomer

Top 100 masterpoint race 1 16.35 Jennifer Huntsman, Moncton NB 2 16.34 Byron Southern, Little Rock AR 3 16.34 Becky Bien, Maumelle AR 4 15.68 Isha Thapa, Palo Alto CA 5 15.68 Mukund Thapa, Palo Alto CA 6 15.50 Judy Ripley, lac des Loups QC 7 15.50 Robert Ripley, lac des Loups QC

from all future games, and refuse them access to the Oreos. He thought that was fitting, and didn’t seem to get it that I was kidding. And finally, one final tip to help you get those tops. Be very nice to your opponents at the end of the round. Make them all happy, compliment their play and personalities. That way, they’ll be all zippy and confident as they face other opponents, playing their best after they’ve played you. See? I told you I would help you. Please let me know what I should say to our notrump-less friends. I really am at a loss. And please keep those e-mails coming. You’re the greatest, and I’d have nothing to write about without you. [email protected] 8 14.68 Connie Bartlett, Riverview NB 9 13.17 Lynn Leisy, Amelia Island FL 10 12.48 C Grams, Dunnellon FL 11 12.48 Pat Grams, Dunnellon FL 12 11.73 David Haskell, The Villages FL 13 11.73 Marilyn Graham, The Villages FL 14 11.08 Louis Fischer, Naples FL 15 11.08 Mary Fischer, Naples FL 16 10.71 Mylene Encontro, Far Hills NJ 17 10.71 Angeles Quimson, New York NY 18 10.50 Anne Traven, Roetgen 19 10.50 Jurgen Rinderspacher, Roetgen 20 10.16 Bernadina Dufour, Weyburn SK 21 10.16 Donald Dufour, Weyburn SK 22 9.61 Morris Mitchem Jr, Columbia SC 23 9.40 Ann Elisa Black, Vero Beach FL 24 9.40 Dwight Black, Vero Beach FL 25 9.20 Marilyn Ankenmann, Scarborough ON 26 9.20 Betty Lemon, Toronto ON 27 8.51 Jane Dulieu, The Villages FL 28 8.51 Phyllis Hurst, The Villages FL 29 8.45 Keith Dawson, Chatham ON 30 8.43 Kenneth Lindholm, Lakewood Ranch FL 31 8.43 Carol Lindholm, Lakewood Ranch FL 32 8.41 Elizabeth Monroe, Amelia Island FL 33 8.18 Jack Canfield, Bluffton SC 34 8.18 Meg Canfield, Bluffton SC 35 8.17 Mariann Berge, Sarasota FL 36 8.17 Mary Evelyn Carlson, Sarasota FL 37 8.11 Milferd Jones, Clearwater FL continued on page 5

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TOURNAMENT APPEALS In order to keep the bridge public informed of appeal results in a timely fashion, the NABC Daily Bulletin staff publishes write-ups. Every effort is made to ensure that these reports are accurate and complete. Before they are published in the NABC Appeals Casebook, however, revisions may be made.

APPEAL CASE #: 3

Event: Life Master Pairs Session: Second Qualifying Steven Ashe Board #: 30 ♠5 Vul: None ♥ K J 10 8 7 Dlr: South ♦A62 ♣9872 Jan Martel Chip Martel ♠ Q J 8 ♠ K 10 7 6 3 2 ♥ A 6 5 2 ♥43 ♦ K 10 7 5 4 ♦983 ♣ 6 ♣43 Jeff Edelstein ♠A94 ♥Q9 ♦QJ ♣ A K Q J 10 5 West North East South 2♠ 3♠ Dbl (1) 4♥ Pass 5♣ pass 5♦ Pass 5NT Dbl 6♣ Pass Pass Dbl All Pass (1) West asked North about the meaning of South’s 3♠ call. North answered, “We have no agreement. I’m taking it as Michaels.” Facts: The contract was 6♣ doubled by South. South made six for a score of plus 1090 after the lead of the ♠Q. As stated above, South was told by the director that North’s comment about taking the 3♠ call as Michaels was Unauthorized Information (UI). He was told to proceed with the auction. South’s intent of 3♠ was for partner to bid 3NT with a spade stopper so as to “right side” the contract. If North did not bid 3NT, South planned to bid clubs. Director’s Ruling: If South’s bid had been explained as South intended, North could have passed West’s double. By bidding 4♥, South should assume North had long hearts and was willing to play there. It is not clear how North would show long hearts and a good hand versus long hearts and a weak hand, however, and pass was considered a logical alternative to bidding over 4♥. LAW 16B1 and the unauthorized information made it more attractive to bid on. Score adjusted to 4♥, making six for a score of North-South plus 480. The Appeal: The Appealing Side: South’s intention when he bid 3♠ was to play 3NT if his partner could bid it, or else bid his clubs. He did not consider passing 4♥ to be a logical action versus showing his solid club suit. The Non-Appealing Side: East stated that since

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North freely bid 4♥ over the double, pass was a logical alternative to the 5♣ bid. As it is, hearts is a quite attractive suit in which to play, and if North did not have extra values (♦A and a singleton spade), North-South’s best contract would have been 4♥. The Decision: South possessed unauthorized information that North treated the 3♠ bid as Michaels and bid 4♥ expecting South to have five hearts. South is not allowed to use that UI, but must instead bid as if he heard his partner explain the 3♠ bid as “he has a good hand with a long, solid minor and wants me to bid 3NT if I have a spade stopper.” After the double of 3♠, North would have no reason to bid an indifferent heart suit, so the 4♥ bid should show good hearts, and South’s ♥Q 9 is quite adequate support. There is no particular reason to think that North-South have a slam, so pass is a logical alternative to the 5♣ bid. Thus, the committee adjusted the table result to 4♥, making six. The committee discussed the merit of the appeal. Because all members of the committee quickly reached the same conclusion, they did not consider there to be much merit to the appeal. The director initially ruled that the table result of 6♣ doubled making stood before changing the result to 4♥ making six, however, so it is understandable that South thought he should be allowed to bid his solid six-card suit. Therefore, the committee did not assign an Appeal Without Merit Warning (AWMW). The committee: Doug Doub, chairman, Dick Budd, Barry Rigal, Ed Lazarus and Tom Carmichael. Dissenting Opinion by Tom Carmichael and Barry Rigal: We agree with the decision, but not the failure to award an Appeal Without Merit Warning (AWMW). It’s time to draw a line in the sand. The right to appeal, enshrined in the Laws, does not give carte blanche to appeal because you don’t like the decision. You must have a reason other than the subjective dissatisfaction with the result. If the Tournament Director (TD) tells you that there was a logical alternative to the action you took (one which was suggested by Unauthorized Information (UI)), and the committee unanimously upholds that view, you must expect to get an AWMW. In our opinion, if we are dealing with an appeal by the offending side in a UI case, the obligation is especially strong not to bring an appeal when the TDs have determined your action was tainted by UI. Inexperience is not grounds for avoiding an AWMW. If you know enough to play Life Master Pairs, or to appeal, then you can expect to be treated like everyone else.

Parking shuttle notice

The parking shuttle takes people from the parking area to the hotel lobby. Bridge players can ask the shuttle driver do drop them off at the convention center instead to avoid the long walk.

APPEAL CASE #: 4

Event: Blue Ribbon Pairs Session: First Qualifying Thomas Bessis Board #: 10 ♠975 Vul: Both ♥— Dlr: East ♦K653 ♣AQJ873 John McLaughlin Lloyd Arvedon ♠ A K Q 6 3 2 ♠ J 10 8 4 ♥ Q 9 ♥J87432 ♦ 9 8 ♦AJ7 ♣ 10 5 2 ♣— Jessica Piafsky ♠— ♥ A K 10 6 5 ♦ Q 10 4 2 ♣K964 West North East South Pass 1♥ 2♠ Pass 4♠ Pass Pass 5♣ 5♠ Pass (1) Pass 6♣ All Pass (1) Break in tempo (BIT) of 8 to 10 seconds. Facts: The final contract was 6♣ by North, making six after the lead of the ♦A. The score for North-South was plus 1370. Both sides agreed that there was a 8-10 second BIT after East’s 5♠ bid. The director’s ruling: The director determined that there was a 8—10 second BIT by South after East’s 5♠ bid. The director decided that South’s BIT suggested further action. The director ruled that pass by North was not a logical alternative to bidding 6♣, but that double of 5♠ was. The director’s polling of other players indicated that none passed but two players doubled 5♠. Because doubling 5♠ was a logical alternative to bidding 6♣, the director adjusted the result to 5♠ doubled, down one, for a final result of NorthSouth plus 200. The appeal: North-South appealed the director’s ruling and North-South attended the hearing. North testified that as a result of his three low spades and the opponent’s bidding, he was able to visualize a spade void in his partner’s hand. South testified that her tempo was reasonable and normal given that her partner first introduced clubs at the five level. The decision: In order to adjust the table result pursuant to Law 16B1, the director must determine that unauthorized information was available. The key issue for the committee was whether South’s pause conveyed unauthorized information to partner. The committee found that South’s tempo was normal for this auction. Therefore, there was no extraneous information and North was free to bid as he pleased. Accordingly, the committee allowed the table result to stand. The committee: Richard Popper, chair, Gail Greenberg, Tom Carmichael, David Stevenson and Gerry Marshall.

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North American Swiss Team action begins today

Play begins today in the six-session Keohane North American Swiss Teams, with semifinal matches on Saturday and the final matches on Sunday. Players will be vying for the Keohane Trophy, donated by Ethel Keohane in 1973 in memory of her husband, William H. Keohane, one of the leading New England bridge personalities. Bill Keohane (1896-1972) was a consulting engineer, bridge teacher and bridge administrator. He served as chairman of the 1970 Summer NABC in Boston and, for many years, was chairman of the New England Individual Championship. Keohane was elected in 1972 to a one-year term as the first District Director of the newly created District 25 (New England). He died later that year, just before he was to attend his first Board meeting. The Keohane Trophy was presented for the Open Individual Championship until it was redesignated in 1995 by the ACBL Board of Directors for the North American Swiss Teams. Previous winners and runners-up: 1977 1. Neil Chambers, Jim Donaldson, Bruce Ferguson, Clarence Goppert, John Schermer; 2. Dennis Clerkin, Jerry Clerkin, John Herrmann, Ken Schutze 1978 1. Barry Crane, Bob Kehoe, Mike Smolen, Charles Weed, Billy Cohen; 2. Ira Chorush, Thomas Peters, Ely Solomon, John Zilic, Virginia Zilic 1979 1. Hermine Baron, R. Jay Becker, Paul Ivaska, Jim Robison; 2. Gerald Caravelli, Mark Cohen, Ralph Katz, Harvey Miller, Ken Schutze, Russell Shoup 1980 1‑2. Steve Becker, Philip Cowan, Rich DeMartino, Judy Rich; 1‑2. Dale Beers, William Epperson, Dave Furman, Dave Treitel 1981 1. Ron Beall, Bob Etter, Ann Jacobson, Bob Thomson; 2. Lea duPont, Benito Garozzo, Glenn Lublin, Claire Tornay 1982 1. Gaylor Kasle, Garey Hayden, Garnet Snyder, Martha Beecher, David Ashley, Dave Treadwell; 2. Andy Bernstein, Jim Foster, Tom Sanders, John Sutherlin 1983 1. Sylvia Summers, Harve Waken, Robert Radwin, Gene Simpson, Steve Sturm; 2‑3. Philip Cowan, Michael Kapera, Alan Miller, John Heller, George Berger; 2‑3. Richard Capps, John Onstott, Dan Requard, Syd Levey 1984 1. Grant Baze, Rhoda Walsh, Lea duPont, Benito Garozzo; 2. William Laubenheimer, Stephen Kanzee, Marc Renson, Hamish Bennett 1985 1. Jack Coleman, Rhoda Walsh, Jim Jacoby, Gaylor Kasle, Garey Hayden; 2. Nadine Wood, Jonathan Steinberg, Eric Hochman, Mike Cappelletti 1986 1. Marc Jacobus, Joey Silver, Jim McDonough, George Mittelman, Allan Graves; 2. Jack Coleman, Rhoda Walsh,

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2005 Winners of the 2009 Keohane NA Swiss Teams: (front) Cezary Balicki, Mike Passell, Andrew Gromov, (back) Adam Zmudzinski, Carolyn Lynch, Aleksander Dubinin) AND KEOHANE

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Mark Itabashi, Gaylor Kasle, Garey Hayden 1. Henry Bethe, Kitty Bethe, Alan Truscott, Dorothy Hayden Truscott; 2. Jill Meyers, Beverly Rosenberg, Stelios Touchtidis, Steve Cohen, Pan Wittes, Carol Pincus 1. John Zilic, David Siebert, Allan Siebert, Sylvia Summers, Paul Munafo; 2. Rita Rand, Gerald Caravelli, Joel Friedberg, Ethan Stein, Jerry Goldfein 1. Eugene Gardner, Kenneth Meyer, Ed Shapiro, Bruce Silverstein; 2. Joel Friedberg, Rita Rand, Ethan Stein, Gerald Caravelli, Jerry Goldfein 1‑2. Larry Mori, Kitty Bethe, Juanita Chambers, Jim Robison; 1‑2. George Rosenkranz, Miguel Reygadas, Gaylor Kasle, Garey Hayden, Roger Bates, John Grantham 1. Keith Wilson, Gary Peterson, Dennis Hesthaven, Ralph Letizia, Benton Wheeler; 2. Jack Coleman, Judi Radin, Fred Hamilton, Dennis Sorensen, Mike Shuman 1. Lewis Kaplan, Boris Baran, Geoff Hampson, Mark Molson, Mark Stein; 2. Jack Coleman, Mike Shuman, Larry Cohen, Dan Rotman, Fred Hamilton 1. Alan Le Bendig, Tom Clarke, Joe Quinn, Shawn Womack; 2. Lynn Blumenthal, Steve Bruno, Loren Hawkins, Darrell Keel, Sue Lyski 1. Jack Coleman, Drew Cannell, Mark Molson, Boris Baran, Mark Stein; 2. Barry Rigal, JoAnn Manfield, Alan Truscott, Dorothy Truscott 1. Jack Coleman, Drew Cannell, Mark Molson, Boris Baran, Mark Stein; 2. Irina Levitina, Judy Tucker, Benito Garozzo, Lea Dupont, Karen Allison, Mike Ledeen 1. Rita Rand, Gerald Caravelli, Arnie Fisher, Steve Garner, Richard Colker; 2. John Begley, Mike Lawrence, John Sutherlin, Dan Morse, Hugh Ross 1. John Malley, Dan Colatosti, Bill Hunter, Shome Mukherjee; 2. Jacob Podbilevich, Gonzalo Herrera, Jim Looby, Cameron Doner 1. Steve Beatty, John Onstott, Bobby Goldman, Mark Lair ; 2. Jack Coleman, Chris Compton, Boris Baran, Mike Shuman, Mark Molson Henry 1. David Berkowitz, Larry Cohen, Jeff Wolfson, Neil Silverman; 2. Billy Miller, Curtis Cheek, Brian Gunnell, Kyle Larsen 1. Steven Cooper, Kitty Munson‑Cooper, Mel Colchamiro, Janet Colchamiro, Betty Bloom, Steve Bloom; 2. Benito Garozzo, Lea Dupont, Steve Levinson, Barnet Shenkin 1. Richard Coren, Billy Eisenberg, Larry Cohen, Drew Casen; 2. Richard Haplerin, Colin Revell, Leonard Ernst, Paul Erb, George Pisk 1. Mark Gordon, Richard Zucker, Winthrop Allegaert, Jaggy Shivdasani, Mark Molson, Boris Baran; 2. Robert Hollman, Marc Jacobus, Gaylor Kasle, Eric Greco, Geoff Hampson 1. David Siebert, Allan Siebert, Greg Hinze, Nagy Kamel; 2. Ron Feldman, B. Wayne Stuart, Steve Cohen, Drew Casen, Larry Cohen, Wafik Abdou 1. Larry Mori, Venkatrao Koneru, Marty Fleisher, Vincent Demuy, Barnet Shenkin, Gavin Wolpert; 2. Piotr Tuszynski, Jaroslaw Piasecki, Farid Assemi, Eduard Wojewoda, Waldemar Frukacz, Apolinary Kowalski 1. Barry Rigal, Pam Granovetter, Joe Quinn, Shawn Quinn, Becky Rogers, Renee Mancuso; 2. Dan Morse, Ira Hessel, Nagy Kamel, Greg Hinze 1. Tony Kasday, Disa Eythorsdottir, Jon Baldursson, Thorlakur Jonsson, Bjarni

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8.11 Virginia Jones, Clearwater FL 7.97 William Baum, Dubuque IA 7.97 Barry Rowles, Vero Beach FL 7.54 Prema Durairaj, Venice FL 7.54 Mary Jean O'Connor, 7.53 Suzanne Batt, Sun City Center FL 7.45 Kathleen Smith, Sun City Center FL 7.43 Robert Wagner, Orlando FL 7.37 Joanne Dawson, Chatham ON 7.18 Bradley Keller, South Lyon MI 7.03 Mary Ann Hudecki, Palm City FL 7.03 Richard Naber, Monroe OH 6.95 John McClenathan, Vero Beach FL 6.91 Jerry Gornowicz, Longboat Key FL 6.91 Carolyn Gornowicz, Longboat Key FL 6.87 Emiel Domis, Christiansted VI 6.87 Sharon Amberg, St Croix VI 6.78 Ann Sutherland, North York ON 6.78 Will Sutherland, North York ON 6.73 Charles Britney, Nepean ON 6.71 Ellen Flenniken, Fernandina Beac FL 6.71 Victoria Lanier, Amelia Island FL 6.64 Mitchell Jacobson, McQuon WI 6.64 Linda Jacobson, Mequon WI 6.61 Cathy Jansen, White Bear Lake MN 6.61 Jerry Masters, Shawnee Misson KS 6.59 Bette Todd, Celebration FL 6.54 Peg Lindsay, Leesburg FL 6.54 Mary Bywater, Orlando FL 6.54 Denise Erwin, Leesburg FL 6.29 D Abraham, Windsor ON 6.10 Janet Martin, Cleveland TN 6.10 Sonja Luckie, Cleveland TN 6.05 Lucille Bearsch, Winter Park FL 6.05 Diana Walker, Winter Park FL 5.94 Allan Thomas, Wallaceburg ON 5.94 Olivia Ehmer, Jacksonville FL 5.70 Naresh Kapila, Rochester Hills MI 5.64 Duane Hinrichs, Clearwater FL 5.64 Janet Hinrichs, Marion IA 5.59 Gerard Mueller, Stuart FL 5.44 Anthony Duthie, Clearwater FL 5.44 Christine McKenna, Issaquah WA 5.40 Josh Furman, Orlando FL 5.39 Craig Caldwell, San Diego CA 5.39 Gigette Caldwell, San Diego CA 5.36 Cherry McLaughlin, Brooksville FL 5.34 Edmond Douville, Hobart IN 5.32 Sharon Halsey, O Fallon IL 5.32 George Halsey, O Fallon IL 5.13 Robert Pemble, Dundee Dd3 6hg 5.13 Margaret Pemble, Dundee Dd3 6hg 5.07 Joe McCain, Birmingham AL 5.07 Dottye McCain, Orlando FL 4.98 Nancy Davis, Madeira Beach FL 4.86 David Denomy, Chatham ON 4.84 Joann Moore, St Simons Isl GA 4.84 John Antonio, Davenport FL 4.83 Patricia Furman, Orlando FL 4.77 Henry Harman, North Haven CT 4.70 Don Tribus, Vero Beach FL 4.66 Ted Bywater, Orlando FL 4.62 Nora Cushing, Newport RI Einarsson, Sigurbjorn Haraldsson; 2. Carolyn Lynch, Dennis Dawson, Eddie Wold, Mike Passell, Larry Cohen, David Berkowitz 1. Larry Mori, Rick Kaye, Kazuo Furuta, Hiroki Yokoi, Kelley Hwang, Leonard Melander; 2. William Watson, Ed Barlow, Bill Harker, Ronald Powell, Yul Inn, Rob Stevens 1. Carolyn Lynch, Mike Passell, Eddie Wold, Bart Bramley, Joe Grue, Curtis Cheek; 2. Jacek Kalita, Krzysztof Kotorowicz, Ron Zambonini, Waldemar Frukacz 1. Carolyn Lynch, Mike Passell, Andrew Gromov, Cezary Balicki, Aleksander Dubinin, Adam Zmudzinski; 2. Judith Bianco, Justin Lall, Winthrop Allegaert, Hemant Lall, Jaggy Shivdisani, Lapt Chan

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Page 6 WEDNESDAY ZIP KO 7 Teams 2.58 1 Justin Lall, Dallas TX; Doug Couchman Matthew Dyer, Chicago IL; Elizabeth Gompels, Newton MA 1.37 2 Susan Friedman - Rita Distenfeld - Linda Haft Jack Greenberg, New York NY WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY MORNING COMPACT KO BRACKET I 16 Teams 19.28 1 Ken Gee, Regina SK; Hannah Moon, Prince Albert SK; Rumen Trendafilov - Kalin Karaivanov, Varna Bulgaria 13.50 2 Burt O’Dell - Linda O’Dell, Jacksonville FL; Bob Trowbridge, Jacksonvillebch FL; Agnes Smith, Orange Park FL 8.68 3 Sandy DeMartino, Riverside CT; Sandy Kiesel, Bakersfield CA; Peter Attwood, Sarnia ON; Greta Pineles, Jackson NJ 6.75 4 Karen Lee Barrett, Elk Point SD; Anne Dawson, Delhi LA; Peter Boyd, Darnestown MD; Steve Robinson, Arlington VA W WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY MORNING COMPACT KO BRACKET II 12 Teams 8.91 1 Bob Hope, Provost AB; Nazir Ahmad, Red Deer AB; Lynda Flanger, Gainesville VA; Bryant Town, Edmonton AB 6.24 2 Bob Benson - Bill Forde - Karen Countryman Phillip Cummins, Iowa City IA 4.01 3 John Reeve, Neptune Beach FL; Janice Madsen, Atlantic Beach FL; Carl Wasserman, Jacksonville FL; Nancy Raley, Ponte Vedra Bch FL 3.12 4 Arnie Summers - Henry Poe - Robert Buccino Bonnie Lamkin, Lakeland FL WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY MORNING COMPACT KO BRACKET III 16 Teams 7.44 1 Donna Benoy - Clyde Benoy III, Daytona Beach FL; Marianne Claysmith, St Augustine FL; Nancy Detweiler, The Villages FL 5.21 2 Kathleen Mateyak, Apollo Beach FL; George Green, Sun City Ctr FL; Mary Doody, Bradenton FL; Winnie Wright, Sun City Center FL 3.35 3 David Begin, West Melborne FL; Greg Saunders, West Melbourne FL; Jim Toy, Fuquay Varina NC; Pete Adler, Raleigh NC 2.60 4 Suzie Moore, Greenwich CT; Simone Liebling, Palm Beach Gdns FL; Pat Bassett, Hobe Sound FL; Sande Constantine, West Palm Bch FL WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY MORNING COMPACT KO BRACKET IV 16 Teams 6.08 1 Ellie Schwartz, Palm Beach Gdns FL; Judy Lakind, Palm Bch Garden FL; Elaine Lazarus, Palm Bch Grdns FL; Judy Cohen, Toledo OH 4.26 2 Barbara Newman - Syed Zamir, Nashville TN; Don Turner, Mt Juliet TN; Tom Cox, Mount Juliet TN 2.74 3 Glenn Eddy, Whittier CA; Bette Magee Evelyn James, Houston TX; Tracy Boys, Sherman Oaks CA 2.13 4 Phyllis Fountain - Nancy Raftery - Pat Lee, Vero Beach FL; Jackie Johnson, Indian Rvr Shrs FL WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY MORNING COMPACT KO BRACKET V 16 Teams 4.14 1 June Vignati - Frank Vignati, Flagler Beach FL; Donna Drake - David Drake, Gainesville FL 2.90 2 Marty Goodman - Bill Goodman, Troy MI; Barbara Meach - Jerry Meach, Waterford MI 1.86 3 Lily Euwer, Boca Grande FL; Nora Cushing, Newport RI; Harriet Sherwin - Susan Wallace, Boynton Beach FL 1.45 4 Liz Hopkins, Valrico FL; Nancy Heston, Brandon FL; Walter Joyce - Dolores Joyce, Parrish FL SECOND THURSDAY-SATURDAY MORNING KO BRACKET I 8 Teams Jay Whipple III, Boca Grande FL; Ed Schulte, Tampa FL; Joseph Godefrin, Sarasota FL; Kevin Dwyer, Fort Myers FL; Milan Macura, 75301 Czech Republic; Michal Kopecky, Czech Republic vs Kristy Knight - Cynthia Morelli, Jacksonville FL; Richard Lesage, Montreal QC; Merle Stetser, Honolulu HI Fay Teal, Mesa AZ; Steve Wallis, Tampa FL; Carol Mahoney, Kokomo IN; Linda Green, Horn Lake MS vs Barry Harper, Regina SK; Sara Parks M.D., Owensboro KY; Yatindra Sahae, Carmel Valley CA; Lars Ritzman, Stockholm Sweden; Bob Carteaux, Fort Wayne IN SECOND THURSDAY-SATURDAY MORNING KO BRACKET II 7 Teams Marc Franklin, Portland OR; Charles Burns, Vancouver WA; Cerona Stevens, Marquette MI; Dieter Stein, Harbourville NS vs Garry Ramsden-Wood - Diane Campbell - Jean Ward - Nancy Klym - David Johnson, Calgary AB Jo Ann Hazel - Louis Poisson, Tampa FL; Thomas Poisson, Belle River ON; Liz Ghrist, Houston TX vs Barry Capal - Hazel Capal, Longboat Key FL; Wynona Bonomi, Bradenton FL; Bridgett Pitt, Brookhaven PA

Swiss Teams sparkler By Barry Rigal

♠AJ8 ♥8754 ♦Q853 ♣76 ♠ K Q 9 5 2 ♠ 10 6 3 ♥ 2 ♥J6 ♦ A J 9 6 ♦ K 10 2 ♣ K 10 4 ♣QJ852 ♠74 ♥ A K Q 10 9 3 ♦74 ♣A93 Both tables in our A/X Swiss Teams match overreached somewhat to 4♥. Both Wests led a normal if unfortunate ♠K, and declarer was left to make the best of it. At the table, South won the ♠A, drew trumps and led a spade to West’s queen and a thoughtful 10 from East, Alex Ornstein. That persuaded Sue Picus to shift to the ♦J, and now declarer was dead whatever he did. At our table, declarer made the defense more challenging by ducking the first trick. Now should East follow with the ♠10 as suit preference? I guess so, but East didn’t think of that, and left West to do the best she could. She tried the ♦A, but now the defense was dead. When West continued with the ♦J, South could duck, and even if the defenders shifted, declarer could use a spade and heart entry to ruff out the ♦K, so both club losers eventually went away on dummy’s winners.

Double dummy in real life By Barry Rigal

Any winner at the bridge table will tell you that double-dummy problems have nothing to do with real life. In fact, as Martin Fleisher and Mike Kamil demonstrated in the Kaplan Blue Ribbon Pairs qualifier (see page 7), double-dummy themes do occur at the table, albeit in simplified form. When I saw the Fleisher-Kamil deal, I remembered that Hugh Darwen’s double-dummy site has a similar theme. I’m not good enough to remember precisely whose deal it was, but (slightly modifying the clubs in the actual ending), consider this position, which arose in a composed deal. It’s almost identical to the six-card ending actually reached by Fleisher and Kamil: ♠– ♥42 ♦Q9 ♣ K 10 ♠ – ♠– ♥ Q 10 4 ♥– ♦ – ♦J8 ♣ Q J 6 ♣9875 ♠– ♥AJ ♦3 ♣A43 When declarer plays the ♣K, East unblocks the ♣7, West the ♣J. Now comes the ♣10 to the ace, East playing the 8 and West the queen. On the ♥A, West follows and East completes the unblock by playing the ♣9 to let West win the ♣6 to avoid the endplay.

Bid Box Alerts and Announcements

When using bid boxes, the ACBL requires that players tap the Alert strip and say “Alert” at the same time. When making an Announcement, use the Announcement word (such as “transfer”) and tap the Alert strip at the same time. A player who Alerts or Announces a bid must make sure his opponents are aware that an Alert or Announcement has been made.

Blue Ribbon blues By Barry Rigal

On this deal from the second semifinal session of the Kaplan Blue Ribbon Pairs, declarer had reason to wish he had opposed less-astute defenders, in this case Brian Platnick and John Diamond. Dlr: South ♠QJ8 Vul: Both ♥AQJ9 ♦8742 ♣Q3 ♠ K 7 5 3 2 ♠964 ♥ 10 7 5 ♥K86 ♦ Q 9 ♦ A 10 6 ♣ 10 9 6 ♣AK42 ♠ A 10 ♥432 ♦KJ53 ♣J875 West North East South Diamond Platnick Pass Pass 1♣ (1) Pass 1NT All Pass (1) Polish Club: minimum balanced hand or any strong hand. Diamond led the ♠3: 8, 4, 10. Using normal count, Platnick had shown three spades, so the play continued with a heart to the jack, which held, then a diamond to the jack and Diamond’s queen. A second spade knocked out declarer’s ace, followed by a losing heart finesse. Now on the run of the spades, declarer was squeezed down to ♦K 5 and ♣J 8 7. Platnick had pitched his heart and an encouraging (he hoped) ♣4. Diamond shifted to a club after cashing his spades, and the defenders were able to endplay declarer in clubs to lead away from the ♦K. Down three

District 9 offers goodies

Complimentary coffee, decaf coffee, hot tea and orange juice are available in these two places: The station in the foyer between the Grand Ballroom and Crystal Salon G will offer orange juice 10 a.m. to noon, 1 to 3 p.m. and coffee from 10 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 10 p.m. The station in the Cypress Ballroom Foyer offers orange juice at 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. and coffee at the same hours plus 7:30 to 10 p.m. After the evening game, all players are invited to enjoy snacks and entertainment at 10:30 p.m. in Crystal Salon J.

Convention card reminder

Each player is required to have a convention card filled out legibly and on the table throughout a session. Both cards of a partnership must be identical and include the first and last names of each member of the partnership. If a director determines that neither player has a substantially completed card, the partnership may play only the Standard American Yellow Card and may use only standard carding. This restriction may be lifted only at the beginning of a subsequent round after convention cards have been properly prepared and approved by the director. Further, the partnership will receive a 1/6-board matchpoint penalty for each board played, commencing with the next round and continuing until the restriction is lifted. In IMP team games, penalties shall be at the discretion of the director. If the director determines the partnership has at least one substantially completed convention card but has not fully complied with ACBL regulations, the director may give warnings or assign such penalties as he deems to be appropriate under the circumstances. The objective of these warnings and penalties is the encouragement of full compliance with ACBL regulations.

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Scots Wha Hae*

It’s complicated

Dlr: East ♠ Q 10 Vul: None ♥AK765 ♦J532 ♣92 ♠ 8 6 4 3 2 ♠AK7 ♥ — ♥ J 10 9 ♦ A 10 6 4 ♦Q97 ♣ K J 8 4 ♣ 10 7 6 5 ♠J95 ♥Q8432 ♦K8 ♣AQ3 In the Kaplan Blue Ribbon Pairs second semifinal, this board presented the opportunity for the Scots to score big. Barnet Shenkin was the beneficiary. He opened 1♥ as South in second seat, heard a Bergen 3♦ raise and bid 3♥ to play. The defenders led a spade, won by East, who shifted to a club. Shenkin finessed, and West won to lead a second club. Shenkin won, drew three rounds of trumps, then cashed the ♠J and ruffed his third club in dummy. At this point, East knew South’s shape, and South had seen the ♠A K and the ♥J from a passed hand, so he advanced the ♦J, and when East ducked, hoping not to give away the show in case South had the ♦K 10, Shenkin let it run for plus 140. Gerald Haase as West passed over 1♥ and heard a raise to 4♥. This came back to him, and he doubled. North redoubled. Haase could not stand the heat, so he bid 4♠, doubled by North. At a second table, Haase ruffed the heart lead and played a diamond to the 9 and king. When a trump came back, he won and led a club to the jack, which held. At this point, the play departed from double dummy, though declarer ended up with plus 590. As Haase pointed out, the early club play marks South with the club length, thus North has the diamond length. If you play a second trump, the defenders may play a third and cause you some problems. If you don’t, there may be a club ruff against you. The winning line is to run the ♦10 after the ♣J wins. Whether North covers or not, declarer can simply draw the second round of trumps and play on clubs. The defenders can’t stop declarer’s taking three tricks in each minor.

On this deal from the second qualifying session of the Kaplan Blue Ribbon Pairs, Martin Fleisher and Mike Kamil looked deeply into the deal and came up with a sensational defensive plan. The opponents were Jeff Hand and Gail Greenberg. Dlr: North ♠K852 Vul: N-S ♥732 ♦AQ96 ♣ K 10 ♠ J 10 7 4 ♠Q6 ♥ K Q 10 4 ♥986 ♦ K 5 ♦J874 ♣ Q 9 5 ♣J862 ♠A93 ♥AJ5 ♦ 10 3 2 ♣A743

By Barry Rigal

* “Scots Wha Hae” (Scottish Gaelic for “Scots Who Have”) is a patriotic song of Scotland that served for a long time as an unofficial national anthem of the country. It has been largely supplanted by “Scotland the Brave” and “Flower of Scotland.

By Brent Manley

West North East South Fleisher Hand Kamil Greenberg 1♦ Pass 2♥ (1) Pass 3♠ Pass 3NT All Pass (1) Weak hand with spades or a game-forcing balanced hand. Fleisher led the ♥Q, ducked all around as Kamil gave count with the 6. Now the ♠10 went to dummy’s king, followed by the ♠2: Q, A, 4. The ♠9 put Fleisher back on lead (Kamil pitched the ♥9), and he exited with his fourth spade, taken in dummy with the 8 as Kamil discarded the ♥8. Greenberg played the ♦6 from dummy, putting in the 10 when Kamil followed with the 4. Fleisher won the king and exited with the ♦5. Greenberg took the ace in dummy, leaving this position: ♠– ♥73 ♦Q9 ♣ K 10 ♠ – ♠– ♥ K 10 4 ♥– ♦ – ♦J8 ♣ Q 9 5 ♣J862 ♠– ♥AJ ♦3 ♣A74 Greenberg played the ♣K: 2, 4, 5. Then she played the ♣10 to her ace – and Fleisher unblocked his queen. Now Greenberg could not simply exit with a club – Kamil could take the setting trick by overtaking Fleisher’s ♣9 with the jack to cash the ♣8. So Greenberg cashed the ♥A, and Kamil had to pitch a club or dummy’s two diamonds would be good. Seeing what was coming, he pitched the ♣J! Greenberg could have settled for eight tricks, but there was still a chance to make 3NT if Kamil had been dealt the ♦J 9 6 2, so she exited with her low club, hoping that Kamil would have to win and lead into dummy’s diamond tenace. When Fleisher produced the ♣9, he was able to claim two down.

SECOND THURSDAY-SATURDAY MORNING KO BRACKET III 8 Teams Roseann Stice, East Alton IL; Hatchie Greene, Saint Louis MO; Donald Klingsick, Edwardsville IL; Veena Uberoi, St Louis MO vs Charles Keltner - June Neier - Beverly Butler, Highland IL; Gail Baughman, O’Fallon IL Bill Carson, Ltl Switzrlnd NC; Katherine Trubey, Spruce Pine NC; Guy Ross, Ltl Switzerland NC; Elliott Grosh, Bradenton FL vs Juha Kokko - Nancy Kokko, Cashiers NC; Sam Murray - Cecil Hines, Highlands NC SECOND THURSDAY-SATURDAY MORNING KO BRACKET IV 8 Teams Bill Orth, Sugarloaf PA; Diana Ring - Patricia Tobin, Palm Coast FL; Judy Morin, Hendersonville NC vs Jim Whitmire - Nancy Whitmire, Jacksonville FL; Barbara Ritchey - Chuck Ritchey, Fleming Island FL Nancy Fleming, Weston MA; Ann Montgomery, Beaumont TX; Barbara Muller, Columbus OH; Jo Portie, Sulphur LA vs Sandy Desilets, Port St Lucie FL; Rhoda Chickering, E Montpelier VT; Shirley Logan - Donald Logan, Pointe-Claire QC TUESDAY-THURSDAY MORNING KNOCKOUT BRACKET I 8 Teams 28.26 1 Sun-O Ho, Redmond WA; James Melville, Springfield IL; Will Engel, Freeport IL; William McFall, New Berlin WI 14.98 2 Betty Bloom - Steve Bloom, Duanesburg NY; Richard DeMartino, Riverside CT; John Stiefel, Wethersfield CT; Pat McDevitt, Brookline MA; Geoffrey Brod, Avon CT TUESDAY-THURSDAY MORNING KNOCKOUT BRACKET II 8 Teams 14.45 1 Catherine Miller - Hugh Miller, Spring TX; James Bochsler, Davenport FL; Michael Lunn, Sutton England 7.66 2 Marilyn Nesbit - James Siegel, Ketchum ID; John Gignilliat, New Bern NC; Tudi Moldestad, Swansboro NC 3.25 3/4 Kirk Elyakin - Marilyn Elyakin, Monroe Twp NJ; John Berry, New Hyde Park NY; Marion Yonke, Manhasset NY TUESDAY-THURSDAY MORNING KNOCKOUT BRACKET III 8 Teams 12.63 1 Lynda Thal, W Bloomfield MI; Gail Hanson, Lake Orion MI; Starr Hagenmeyer, Titusville FL; Bonnie Weinstein, Farmington MI 6.69 2 Richard Spear - Sherilynn Spear, Naperville IL; Jerome Kramer, North Miami FL; Darryle Forrest, Miami FL TUESDAY-THURSDAY MORNING KNOCKOUT BRACKET IV 8 Teams 10.72 1 James Milam - Beth Milam, Idaho Falls ID; Florence Schemer - Gerald Schemer, Jacksonville FL 5.68 2 Mary Fritz - Rosemarie Laursen - Janice Hazel, Savannah GA; Maurine Kuiken, Traverse City MI TUESDAY-THURSDAY MORNING KNOCKOUT BRACKET V 6 Teams 6.51 1 Bob Marett - Susan Marett, St Simons Is GA; Marguerite Crews, Richmond VA; Jane Ghegan, Atlanta GA 3.45 2 Irby Jones, Gonzales LA; Ann Hill, Daniels WV; Bruno Dellamea, Beckley WV; Martha Jo Jones, Baton Rouge LA TUESDAY-THURSDAY MORNING KNOCKOUT BRACKET VI 8 Teams 6.20 1 Peter Lenhart - Robert Thies - Arthur Jaffe, Kissimmee FL; Charles Babcock, Davenport FL 3.29 2 Elizabeth Becker, Evansville IN; Susan Kett, Placida FL; Lynne Rudolph, Pepper Pike OH; Sue Shane, Palm Beach Gdns FL

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Nickell tries for R

2002 Reisinger Champs were Doug Doub, Dan Morse, Bobby Wolff, Adam Wildavsky, Pratap Rajadhyksha and Steve Landen.

2003 Reisinger winners were Mike Passell, Eric Greco, Geoff Hampson, Eddie Wold and Malcolm Brachman.

2004 Resinger champs Bob Hamman, Paul Soloway, Eric Rodwell, Jeff Meckstroth, Eric Kokish, Richard Freeman and Nick Nickell.

2005 winners Jeff Meckstroth, Eric Rodwell, Paul Soloway, Coach Eric Kokish, Richard Freeman, Bob Hamman, and ACBL President Bruce Reeve. Not show: Nick Nickell.

2006 ACBL President Harriette Buckman presents the Reisinger Trophy to winners Gary Cohler, Joe Grue, Curtis Cheek and Jacek Pszczola.

Nick Nickell led his squad to victories in the 2008 and 2009 Reisinger Board-a-Match Teams, and will attempt to make it three in a row in this year’s event. Playing with Nickell are Ralph Katz (who replaced the late Richard Freeman, a member of the 2008 squad), Bob Hamman, Zia Mahmood, Jeff Meckstroth and Eric Rodwell. The runners-up in 2009 were Michal Kwiecien, Alexander Smirnov, Rafal Jagniewski and Josek Piekarek. The event is contested for the Reisinger Trophy (the Chicago Trophy until 1965). It is a six-session open team-of-four event scored by boarda-match with two qualifying sessions, two semifinal Curt Reisinger sessions and two final sessions. It was contested as a four-session championship until 1966. The event began in 1929 as the North American Open Team Championship and the prize was the Chicago Trophy, donated by the Auction Bridge Club of Chicago. (In 1928, the open team competition was for the Harold S. Vanderbilt Cup.) The Chicago Trophy was replaced in 1965 by the Reisinger Memorial Trophy, donated by the Greater New York Bridge Association in memory of Curt H. Reisinger. Reisinger (1891–1964), New York City, was a principal patron of contract bridge and the American Contract Bridge League in the early years of both. Reisinger was a great-grandson of Anheuser and a grandson of Busch, co-founders of the brewery from which he inherited great wealth. That wealth enabled him to become a stalwart financial supporter of the game, as well as a noted philanthropist on a far larger scale. In the years when there was often a struggle to meet the League’s modest payroll, Reisinger was often called upon and never failed to help with a loan or an outright gift. His support made possible several early contract bridge tournaments, clubs and books. Among the positions in which he served were director of the United States Bridge Association, president of the Greater New York Bridge Association and chairman of the ACBL. In 1953, Reisinger was named ACBL Honorary Member. Winners and runners-up: 1929 1. Max M. Cohen, Louis J. Haddad, Robert W. Halpin, Nils M. Wester; 2. Carlton R. Drake, James Kelly, Paul D. Parcells, Charles Rilling 1930 1. William K. Barrett, W. James Carpenter, Ely Culbertson, Johnny Rau; 2. Mary Clement, Dorothy Rice Sims, P. Hal Sims, Waldemar K. von Zedtwitz 1931 1. Elizabeth Banfield, Cmdr. Winfield S. Liggett, Jr., Frances Newman, George Unger; 2. David Burnstine, Oswald Jacoby, Willard S. Karn, P. Hal Sims 1932 1. B. Jay Becker. S. Garton Churchill, George Reith, Waldemar K. von Zedtwitz; 2. Ely Culbertson, Michael T. Gottlieb, Oswald Jacoby, Theodore A. Lightner 1933 1. Charles A. Hall, Albert Steiner, Philip Steiner, Richard M. Wildberg; 2. B. Jay Becker, S. Garton Churchill, P. Hal Sims, Waldemar K. von Zedtwitz 1934 1. Henry S. Dinkelspiel, Jr., Lewis Jaeger, Bernard Rabinowitz, Maurice Seiler; 2. Theodore A. Lightner, Merwyn D. Maier, Jean P. Mattheys, Sherman Stearns 1935 1. F. Roland Buck, Joseph E. Cain, Lawrence J. Welch, Edson T. Wood; 2. Ely Culbertson, Josephine Culbertson, Richard L. Frey, Albert H.

Morehead 1936 1. Marge Anderson, Donald G. Farquharson, Mrs. J. A. Faulkner, Percy E. Sheardown; 2. Arthur Glatt, Laura Heiner, John R. Smith, Albert Weiss 1937 1. John R. Crawford, Charles H. Goren, Charles J. Solomon, Sally Young; 2. Oscar J. Brotman, William Perry, Alvin Roth, S. S. Vorzimer 1938 1. John R. Crawford, Charles H. Goren, Charles J. Solomon, Sally Young; 2. A. Mitchell Barnes, Mary Clement, Benedict Jarmel, Waldemar K. von Zedtwitz 1939 1. B. Jay Becker, John R. Crawford, Charles H. Goren, Charles J. Solomon, Sally Young; 2‑4. Jay Cushing, Seymour Kaplan, Al Leibowitz, Edward N. Marcus; 2‑4. Oswald Jacoby, Merwyn D. Maier, Robert A. McPherran, Waldemar K. von Zedtwitz; 2‑4. Henry Auslander, Joseph Davis, Jacob D. Lindy, Catherine W. Samberg 1940 1. Henry Feinberg, Jeff Glick, Maury J. Glick, Louis Newman; 2. Alfred R. Dick, C. William Potts, James Sheern, Edward R. Thomas 1941 1. Peter A. Leventritt, Simon Rossant, Helen Sobel, Margaret Wagar; 2. A. Mitchel Barnes, S. Garton Churchill, Lee Hazen, Charles S. Lockridge, Waldemar K. von Zedtwitz 1942 1. B. Jay Becker, Charles H. Goren, Sidney Silodor, John R. Crawford; 2. S. Garton Churchill, Harry J. Fishbein, Lee Hazen, Waldemar K. von Zedtwitz 1943 1. B. Jay Becker, Charles H. Goren, Sidney Silodor, Helen Sobel; 2. Samuel Katz, Bertram Lebhar, Jr., Peter A. Leventritt, Simon Rossant 1944 1. Simon Becker, Peggy Golder, Ruth Sherman, Charles J. Solomon; 2. B. Jay Becker, Charles H. Goren, Sidney Silodor, Helen Sobel 1945 1. Lee Hazen, George Rapee, Samuel M. Stayman, Waldemar K. von Zedtwitz; 2. Ambrose Casner, Harold J. Harkavy, Ralph Hirschberg, Harold A. Ogust, Jack Shore 1946 1. A. Mitchel Barnes, John R. Crawford, Alvin Roth, Edith Seligman; 2. Simon Becker, Stanley O. Fenkel, Fred D. Karpin, Louis Newman 1947 1‑3. Paula Bacher, Jane Jaeger, Kay Rhodes, Sally Young; 1‑3. John R. Crawford, Theodore A. Lightner, George Rapee, Samuel M. Stayman; 1‑3. Robert Appleyard, Morris Berliant, Malcolm A. Lightman, Simon Rossant 1948 1. George Boeckh, C. Bruce Elliott, Agnes Gordon, Charlotte Sidway; 2. John R. Crawford, George Rapee, Sidney Silodor, Samuel M. Stayman 1949 1. Lee Hazen, Larry Hirsch, Richard Kahn, Peter A. Leventritt, Jack Shore; 2‑3. Sidney Aronson, Emily Folline, Benjamin O. Johnson, Ludwig J. Kabakjian, Edward N. Marcus; 2‑3. Jeff Glick, Arthur S. Goldsmith, Alvin Landy, Sol Mogal, Elmer I. Schwartz 1950 1. B. Jay Becker, Myron F. Field, Charles H. Goren, Sidney Silodor, Helen Sobel; 2. John R. Crawford, George Rapee, Edward N. Marcus, Howard Schenken, Samuel M. Stayman 1951 1. Corti Boland, C. Bruce Elliot, Micky M. Miller, Percy E. Sheardown; 2. B. Jay Becker, Charles H. Goren, Myron F. Field, Sidney Silodor, Helen Sobel 1952 1. Harold Harkavy, Edith Kemp, Alvin Roth, Tobias Stone; 2. Edward H. Cohen, Jeff Glick, Arthur S. Goldsmith, Elmer I. Schwartz 1953 1. B. Jay Becker, John R. Crawford, George Rapee, Samuel M. Stayman; 2. Harry J. Fishbein, Peter A. Leventritt, Ruth Sherman, Charles J. Solomon, Peggy Solomon 1954 1. B. Jay Becker, John R. Crawford, George Rapee, Sidney Silodor; 2. Israel Cohen, Paul Kibler, Alvin Roth, William Seamon 1955 1. Ben Fain, George Heath, Paul Hodge, James Jacoby, Oswald Jacoby; 2. William V. Lipton, Victor Mitchell, W. Miller Nelson, Joseph G. Ripstra 1956 1. B. Jay Becker, John R. Crawford, George Rapee, Sidney Silodor; 2. Ben Fain, Paul Hodge, Oswald Jacoby, Dick Sutton 1957 1. Charles H. Goren, Harold A. Ogust, William S. Root, Howard Schenken, Helen Sobel; 2. Robert Y. Barrett, Ben Fain, Harry J. Fishbein, John Gerber, Paul Hodge 1958 1. Leonard B. Harmon, Ralph Hirschberg, Edgar Kaplan, Alfred Sheinwold, Ivar Stakgold; 2. Arthur M. Miller, John H. Moran, David

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Reisinger hat trick Strasberg, Jay Wendt 1959 1. Lewis L. Mathe, Donald A. Oakie, Meyer Schleifer, Edward O. Taylor; 2. Harry J. Fishbein, John Gerber, Paul Hodge, Charles J. Solomon 1960 1. Ollie Adams, William Hanna, Sidney H. Lazard, Lewis L. Mathe; 2. Oswald Jacoby, Mervin Key, G. Robert Nail, Curtis Smith 1961 1. John R. Crawford, Norman Kay, Alvin Roth, Sidney Silodor, Tobias Stone; 2‑3. Charles Coon, Robert F. Jordan, Eric R. Murray, Arthur G. Robinson; 2‑3. Harold B. Guiver, Carol Sanders, Thomas K. Sanders, Michael Shuman 1962 1‑2. Paul Allinger, Harold B. Guiver, Lewis L. Mathe, Ron Von der Porten, Erik Paulsen, Edward O. Taylor; 1‑2. Robert D. Hamman, Eddie Kantar, Donald P. Krauss, Marshall Miles, Bill Eisenberg 1963 1. Charles H. Goren, Peter A. Leventritt, Harold A. Ogust, Howard Schenken; 2. Donald R. Faskow, William L. Flannery, Herbert Sachs, Paul Swanson 1964 1. John Gerber, Paul Hodge, Mervin Key, Harold Rockaway; 2. Harold Harkavy, Edith Kemp, Cliff Russell, Curtis K. Smith, Bobby Wolff, Waldemar K. von Zedtwitz 1965 1. Eddie Kantar, Michael S. Lawrence, Marshall Miles, Lew Stansby; 2. Michael Engel, Phil Feldesman, Richard Freeman, Ira S. Rubin 1966 1. Robert F. Jordan, Edgar Kaplan, Norman Kay, Arthur G. Robinson; 2‑3. Gerald W. Bare, Harold B. Guiver, Lewis L. Mathe, Mike McMahan, Erik Paulsen, Hugh Ross; 2‑3. William S. Root, Alvin Roth, Bee Schenken, Howard Schenken 1967 1. Robert F. Jordan, Edgar Kaplan, Norman Kay, Arthur G. Robinson, William S. Root, Alvin Roth; 2. Steve Altman, Michael M. Becker, Charles Peres, Daniel Rotman 1968 1. Kyle Larsen, Erik Paulsen, Peter A. Pender, Hugh Ross, Howard Schenken; 2. Bill Eisenberg, Bobby Goldman, Robert D. Hamman, Eddie Kantar, Sidney Lazard, George Rapee 1969 1. Philip Feldesman, William Grieve, Ira Rubin, Jeff Westheimer; 2. Edgar Kaplan, Norman Kay, Sami R. Kehela, Sidney Lazard, Eric R. Murray, George Rapee 1970 1‑2. Bill Eisenberg, Bobby Goldman, Robert D. Hamman, James Jacoby, Michael S. Lawrence, Bobby Wolff; 1‑2. Grant S. Baze, Anthony H. Dionisi, William P. Grieve, Harlow S. Lewis, Peter A. Pender, George Rapee 1971 1. William Grieve, Edgar Kaplan, Norman Kay, Donald P. Krauss, Lewis L. Mathe, George Rapee; 2. Grant S. Baze, Anthony H. Dionisi, Harlow S. Lewis, Peter A. Pender 1972 1. Lou Bluhm, Steve Goldberg, Steven J. Parker, Stephen W. Robinson; 2. William Grieve, Sami R. Kehela, Eric R. Murray, George Rapee 1973 1. Larry Cohen, Dr. Richard H. Katz, Bud Reinhold, Alan Sontag, Peter Weichsel; 2. Jack Blair, Byron L. Greenberg, Thomas K. Sanders, Paul Swanson 1974 1. Fred Hamilton, Erik Paulsen, Hugh Ross, Ira S. Rubin; 2. Stephen Goldstein, Marc S. Jacobus, J. Merrill, Steve Sion, John Solodar 1975 1. Fred Hamilton, Erik Paulsen, Hugh Ross, Ira S. Rubin; 2. Richard E. Doughty, Frank M. Hoadley, Jack LaNoue, Sidney H. Lazard 1976 1. Malcolm K. Brachman, Bill Eisenberg, Bobby Goldman, Eddie Kantar, Mike Passell, Paul Soloway; 2. Matt Granovetter, Robert H. Lipsitz, Steven J. Parker, Samuel M. Stayman 1977 1. Jim Cayne, Alan Greenberg, James Jacoby, Kyle Larsen, Michael S. Lawrence; 2. Matt Granovetter, Robert H. Lipsitz, Neil Silverman, Samuel M. Stayman 1978 1. Ira G. Corn, Jr., Fred Hamilton, Robert D. Hamman, Ira S. Rubin, Bobby Wolff; 2. Allan Graves, Gaylor Kasle, Mark Lair, George Mittelman, Barney OÕMalia, Ron Smith 1979 1‑2. Russ Arnold, Robert Levin, Jeff Meckstroth, Bud Reinhold, Eric Rodwell; 1‑2. Ira G. Corn, Jr., Fred Hamilton, Robert D. Hamman, Ira S. Rubin, Bobby Wolff 1980 1. Ron E. Andersen, Malcolm K. Brachman, Bobby Goldman, Eddie Kantar, Michael S. Lawrence, Paul Soloway; 2‑3. Mark Lair, Jeff Meckstroth, Mike Passell, Eric Rodwell, George Rosenkranz, Eddie Wold; 2‑3. Roy Fox, Ed Manfield, Paul Swanson, Kit Woolsey

1981 1. Chip Martel, Peter A. Pender, Hugh Ross, Lew Stansby; 2‑3. Roger Bates, Chuck F. Burger, Jim Cayne, Bill Eisenberg, Alan Greenberg; 2‑3. Evan Bailey, L. Andrew Campbell, Joel Hoersch, David J. Weiss 1982 1. Bill Root, Richard Pavlicek, Edgar Kaplan, Norman Kay; 2. Mark Molson, Eric Kokish, Paul Lewis, Robert Lebi, George Mittelman, Drew Cannell 1983 1. Oswald Jacoby, Edgar Kaplan, Norman Kay, Bill Root, Richard Pavlicek; 2‑3 on Rubin, Mike Becker, Bill Eisenberg, Eddie Kantar, Mike Lawrence, Peter Weichsel; 2‑3. Chip Martel, Lew Stansby, Peter Pender, Hugh Ross 1984 1‑4. Bill Root, Richard Pavlicek, Edgar Kaplan, Norman Kay; 1‑4. Fred Stewart, Steve Weinstein, Allan Stauber, Mike Smolen; 1‑4. Sam Stayman, Richard Reisig, George Tornay, Saul Bronstein; 1‑4. Jim Robison, Jon Wittes, Ross Grabel, Stelios Touchtidis 1985 1‑2. Chip Martel, Peter Pender, Hugh Ross, Lew Stansby; 1‑2. George Rosenkranz, Eddie Wold, Jeff Meckstroth, Eric Rodwell, Marty Bergen, Larry N. Cohen 1986 1. Steve Robinson, Chip Martel, Hugh Ross, Peter Boyd, Peter Pender, Lew Stansby; 2. Bud Reinhold, Ron Andersen, Tom Sanders, Paul Soloway, Bobby Goldman 1987 1. Zia Mahmood, Jaggy Shivdasani, Billy Cohen, Ron Smith; 2. Walter Johnson, Mark Cohen, Ralph Katz, Bill Pollack, Dave Berkowitz, Howard Weinstein 1988 1. Jimmy Cayne, Bob Hamman, Mike Passell, Mark Lair, Chuck Berger, Bobby Wolff; 2. Tom Fox, Dick Melson, Jim Hall, David Lehman 1989 1. Zia Mahmood, Michael Rosenberg, Sam Lev, Chris Compton, Mark Molson; 2. Jillian Blanchard, Robert Blanchard, Jon Greenspan, Kerri Shuman, Margie Gwozdzinsky, Glenn Eisenstein 1990 1. Richard Pavlicek, William Root, Edgar Kaplan, Norman Kay, Brian Glubok; 2. Malcolm Brachman, Mike Passell, Paul Soloway, Bobby Goldman, Mark Lair, Eddie Wold 1991 1. Cliff Russell, Sam Lev, Larry N. Cohen, David Berkowitz, Marty Bergen, Bjorn Fallenius; 2. Mike Cappelletti, Jr., Mike Cappelletti, Sr., Lawrence Hicks, Rob Crawford 1992 1. James Cayne, Mike Passell, Mark Lair, Chuck Burger, Gabriel Chagas, Marcelo Branco; 2. Jim Mahaffey, Alan Sontag, Eddie Kantar, Ron Andersen, Tony Forrester 1993 1. Nick Nickell, Richard Freeman, Bob Hamman, Bobby Wolff, Jeff Meckstroth, Eric Rodwell; 2. Jimmy Cayne, Chuck Burger, Mike Passell, Paul Soloway, Bobby Goldman, Mark Lair 1994 1. Nick Nickell, Richard Freeman, Bob Hamman, Bobby Wolff, Jeff Meckstroth, Eric Rodwell; 2. James Cayne, Bobby Goldman, Mark Lair, Mike Passell, Chuck Burger, Paul Soloway 1995 1. Nick Nickell, Richard Freeman, Bob Hamman, Bobby Wolff, Jeff Meckstroth, Eric Rodwell; 2. Peter Nagy, Bruce Ferguson, Howard Weinstein, Ralph Katz, Fred Stewart, Steve Weinstein 1996 1. Zia Mahmood, Michael Rosenberg, Chip Martel, Lew Stansby; 2. James Cayne, Mark Feldman, Chuck Burger, Michael Seamon, Mike Passell, Alan Sontag 1997 1. Bart Bramley, Howard Weinstein, Sidney Lazard, Steve Garner; 2. George Rosenkranz, Eddie Wold, Adam Zmudzinski, Marek Szymanowski, Marcin Lesniewski, Cezary Balicki 1998 1. Rita Shugart, Andrew Robson, Geir Helgemo, Tony Forrester; 2. George Jacobs, Ralph Katz, Lorenzo Lauria, Alfredo Versace, PeterWeichsel, Alan Sontag 1999 1. Rita Shugart, Andrew Robson, Geir Helgemo, Tony Forrester; 2. Dano DeFalco, Giorgio Duboin, Guido Ferraro, Norberto Bocchi 2000 1. George Jacobs, Alfredo Versace, Lorenzo Lauria, Ralph Katz, Norberto Bocchi, Giorgio Duboin; 2. Mike Cappelletti Jr., Gary Cohler, Richard Finberg, Mark Lair, Jerry Goldfein 2001 1. Roy Welland, Bjorn Fallenius, Brad Moss, Fred Gitelman, Steve Garner, Howard Weinstein; 2. George Jacobs, Alfredo Versace, Lorenzo Lauria, Ralph Katz, Norberto Bocchi, Giorgio Duboin

2007 Reisinger winners Fulvio Fantoni, Alfredo Versace, ACBL President Roger Smith, Claudio Nunes and Lorenzo Lauria.

2008 Reisinger Champs: (Front) Richard Freeman, Bob Hamman, Zia Mahmood, (Back) Jeff Meckstroth, Eric Rodwell and Coach Eric Kokish. Not shown: Nick Nickell.

2009 Reisinger first-place team: Jeff Meckstroth, Zia Mahmood, ACBL President Jerry Fleming, Eric Rodwell, Coach Eric Kokish and Bob Hamman. Not shown: Nick Nickell.

2002 1. Steve Landen, Dan Morse, Bobby Wolff, Pratap Rajadhyaksha, Adam Wildavsky, Doug Doub; 2. Richard Schwartz, Michael Becker, Larry Cohen, David Berkowitz, Zia Mahmood, Michael Rosenberg 2003 1. Malcolm Brachman, Mike Passell, Eddie Wold, Eric Greco, Geoff Hampson; 2. Roy Welland, Bjorn Fallenius, Zia Mahmood, Michael Rosenberg, Cezary Balicki, Adam Zmudzinski 2004 1. Nick Nickell, Richard Freeman, Bob Hamman, Paul Soloway, Jeff Meckstroth, Eric Rodwell; 2. Richard Schwartz, Massimo Lanzarotti, Andrea Buratti, Michael Becker, Larry Cohen, David Berkowitz 2005 1. Nick Nickell, Richard Freeman, Bob Hamman, Paul Soloway, Jeff Meckstroth, Eric Rodwell; 2. George Jacobs, Alfredo Versace, Lorenzo Lauria, Ralph Katz, Zia Mahmood, Michael Rosenberg 2006 1. Jacek Pszczola, Gary Cohler, Curtis Cheek, Joe Grue; 2. Russ Ekeblad, Chip Martel, Lew Stansby, Fred Gitelman, Brad Moss 2007 1. James Cayne, Michael Seamon, Alfredo Versace, Lorenzo Lauria, Fulvio Fantoni, Claudio Nunes; 2. Aubrey Strul, Michael Becker, Larry Cohen, David Berkowitz, Lew Stansby, Chip Martel 2008 1. Nick Nickell, Richard Freeman, Bob Hamman, Zia Mahmood, Jeff Meckstroth, Eric Rodwell; 2. Roy Welland, Brian Glubok, Ron Smith, Billy Cohen, Howard Weinstein, Steve Garner 2009 1. Nick Nickell, Ralph Katz, Bob Hamman, Zia Mahmood, Jeff Meckstroth, Eric Rodwell; 2. Michal Kwiecien, Alexander Smirnov, Rafal Jagniewski, Josek Piekarek

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The Insider has been writing his missives nightly for about 12 NABCs. He just noticed this morning that there is a certain predictability to the Daily Bulletin. The front page has the previous day’s news. The back cover has the bridge schedule. The inside back cover has tomorrow’s schedule. Page two lists the meetings, I/N speakers, food and entertainment. There are usually a couple of appeals cases, a whole lot of results, some ads and maybe a bracket sheet in the middle. The one thing that changes from day to day is the location of this masterpiece of literary majestic proportions. The Bulletin Boys seem to play a game of hide-theInsider. Even those six Insider fans who can’t start their day without reading the Inside information sometimes find it hard to find their peculiar addiction. Page three, page six, page ten, page thirteen — who knows where the Bulletin Boys are going to bury the Insider? Not that the Insider is complaining. He is just happy that, day after day, the Boys are willing to include his attempts at humor, irony and flights of fantasy anywhere in their tabloid — and the Insider means that in the best way possible. Another thing that amazes the Insider is how one day a top-notch super-star player can be playing in the semi-finals of a major National Event and the next day the Insider spots them making that long, long walk down to the twosession pairs game or even a side game. The days of running up against a world champion in the afternoon single session KO are not gone from the world of bridge. Enjoy those opportunities when they come your way. And, most amazing of all is that the S.C. has left the building, relying on Boss Baum and the rest of the ACBL staff to run the final days of the 2010 Fall NABC without his sage advice, his rapier wit and his iron-fisted, head-strong control of everything ACBL. We’ll all try to muddle along without his guidance now that he has returned to Metro Horn Lake. Hawk’s Landing has already noticed the reduced steak and single malt revenue. The headquarters staff in anxious to wish the S.C. well as he departs on his 159-day twice around the world cruise sailing from Tunica MS on December 12th. The Insider has been assigned seal cleanup duty until he leaves for Louisville in March. Hannah and her friends there hope you will all come and get lucky in Kentucky.

16 Teams A X 21.35 1 16.01 2 1 12.01 3 2 9.01 4 3 7.12 5 4 4.82 5

WEDNESDAY DAYLIGHT A/X SWISS Ruth Stober, Great Neck NY; Mary Gorkin, Hallandale Bch FL; Merle Stetser, Honolulu HI; Joerg Schneider, Vancouver BC Laura Lipman, Augusta ME; Teri McRae - Allen McRae, Portland ME; Roland Miller, Bowdoin ME Frani Ridder - Phillip Alder - H. Leland Getz, Hobe Sound FL; Jerry Pittman, N Palm Beach FL Bryan Morgan, Dallas TX; Robert Lynn, Salem VA; Barry Margolin, Arlington MA; Rolf Paul, Needham MA Eric Levy - Susan Levy, Stuart FL; Donald Williams - Ann Harris, Port St Lucie FL William Alexander - Deborah Alexander, Clermont FL; Harvey Mandel, Nanuet NY; Enid Steinmark, Hackensack NJ

35 Teams B C D 13.77 1 12.37 2 1 1 9.28 3 2 6.96 4 3 2 5.22 5 4 3 4.12 6 5 4 3.53 7 6 5 3.09 8 7 2.75 9 8 2.54 10 9 6 2.25 10 7 1.98 8 33.0 Tables A 6.52 1 4.89 2 3.67 3 3.03 4 2.06 5 2.52 6 2.27 1.26 1.26 1.70 1.28 0.96 0.87 4.0 Tables A 1.47 1 1.10 2 0.83 3 0.84 30.0 Tables A 5.65 1 4.24 2 3.40 3 2.55 4 1.91 5 1.34 6 1.77 1.25 5.0 Tables A 1.58 1 1.19 2 1.12 3/4 0.78 3/4 0.84

177.00 131.00 129.00 127.00 126.00 123.00

WEDNESDAY DAYLIGHT B/C/D SWISS Leon Arndt, Apollo Beach FL; Howard Schutzman - Ava Schutzman, Delray Beach FL; Forrest Wardwell Jr, Bucksport ME Bruce Gantner - Larry Anderson, Farmington NM; Marci Weisgold, University Park FL; Zee Jay Greenspan, Palm Beach Gdns FL Karma Zoss, Circleville OH; Nickie Leckrone, Lancaster OH; Mary Cordray - Steve Cordray, Sebring FL Pat Nelson - David Chittick - James Lambert - Jack Wetherson, Venice FL Ivor Philips - Marilyn Philips, Bellevue WA; Alan Tesler, Mercer Island WA; Nancy Bass, Enumclaw WA Richard Burgoon - Eric Errickson - John Atkinson, Ocala FL; Patrick Squire, Birmingham AL Byron Southern, Little Rock AR; Becky Bien, Maumelle AR; Robert Ripley - Judy Ripley, lac des Loups QC Calvin Fultz, Murfreesboro TN; Henry Arnold, Sewanee TN; Joan Stuckey, Sarasota FL; Stephen Becker, Venice FL John Pringle - Susan Pringle, Rio Verde AZ; Virginia Swift Joseph Barbary, New York NY Lynn Leisy - Elizabeth Monroe - Victoria Lanier, Amelia Island FL; Ellen Flenniken, Fernandina Beac FL Courtney Keller, Basalt CO; Susan Knox - Karen Kribs, Aspen CO; Dorothy Segel, Carbondale CO David Shafer, Kalamazoo MI; Joann Seagly, Venice FL; Connie Graff, Wyoming MI; Jane Holman, Delton MI

172.00 167.00 148.00 131.00 130.00 128.00 127.00 125.00 124.00 117.00 116.00 114.00

SECOND THURSDAY-SATURDAY MORNING SIDE B 1 2 3 4 5 6/7 6/7

C 1 2 3 4 5 6

Chris Compton, Dallas TX; Marc Levine, Lubbock TX Paul Lindauer Jr, Varna IL; Linda Bush, Evans GA Peter Cheung, Fremont CA; Polly Schoning, Manhattan KS Joan Fitzgerald, St. John’s NL; Ashok Shingavi, Houston TX Nathan Glasser, Somerville MA; Buddhadeb Biswas, Lexington MA Clay Dahl, Etobicoke ON; Rick Jenkins, Toronto ON Bari Boyer - Carol Seager, Worcester MA Meg Hughes, Bradenton FL; Robert Bishop, Holmes Beach FL Jerry Tietz - Pam Tietz, Naperville IL Marc Seguin, Ottawa ON; Stephen Massicotte, Sarnia ON Maureen Sutton - Portia Craven, Ocala FL Rosalie Corbett, Des Peres MO; Marcia McCalden, Wolcott CO Nathan Bodner, Miami FL; Angus MacIver, Surfside FL

72.35% 66.48% 62.88% 62.50% 60.61% 60.04% 59.28% 58.90% 58.90% 54.55% 51.70% 51.14% 49.43%

SECOND THURSDAY A.M. 49ER PAIRS B 1 2

C

Jean Lee, Naples FL; Miriam Tobolowsky, Los Angeles CA Ted Hauptman, Port Orange FL; Connie Lytle, Ormond Beach FL Mohammad Yadegari - Priscilla Yadegari, Schenectady NY Michael Bigelow - Pam Bigelow, Savannah GA

68.06% 57.64% 56.94% 52.78%

SECOND THURSDAY A.M. 299ER PAIRS B 1 2 3 4 5/6 5/6

C 1 2 3 4 5/6 5/6

Barry Rowles, Vero Beach FL; William Baum, Dubuque IA Doris Jefferies, Bloomfield MI; Linda McDade, Bonita Springs FL Denise Erwin - Peg Lindsay, Leesburg FL Virginia Jones - Milferd Jones, Clearwater FL Christie Bendickson, Spring Hill FL; James Vail, Cleveland GA Brenda Lord - Mary Gallagher, Winter Park FL Lawrence Rogers, Winter Park FL; Ronald Boyers, Casselberry FL Marc Spellman, Satellite Beach FL; Dennis Scott, Melbourne Beach FL

64.48% 63.26% 61.59% 60.59% 59.28% 58.25% 57.95% 57.95%

SECOND THURSDAY AFTERNOON 49ER PAIRS B 1 2

C 1 2

Sonja Luckie - Janet Martin, Cleveland TN Jean Lee, Naples FL; Gaye Little, Dade City FL Lyndall Fisher, Largo FL; Lakshmi Devi Rajkumar, Germantown MD Ted Hauptman, Port Orange FL; Connie Lytle, Ormond Beach FL Karen Tampira - Marianne Choufani, Orlando FL

59.50% 57.00% 55.00% 55.00% 52.00%

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77.0 Tables 7 19.06 1 14.30 2 10.72 3 8.04 4 10.39 5 7.79 6 5.84 7 4.24 8 3.81 9 3.19 10/12 3.19 10/12 4.38 10/12 3.46 13 2.54 14 2.67 15 2.97 16 2.60 17 2.81 18 2.31 2.22 1.89 2.64 60.0 Tables A 32.36 1 24.27 2 18.20 3 13.65 4 10.79 5 9.25 6 8.09 7 7.19 8 6.18 9/10 6.18 9/10 5.39 11 4.98 12 4.62 13 20.01 14 4.05 15 3.71 16/17 4.36 16/17 15.01 18/19 3.33 18/19 11.26 20 3.59 21 2.76 22/23 3.18 22/23 8.44 6.67 5.72 5.00 4.45 4.00 3.64 3.34 3.08 2.86 2.67 2.50

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Paul Inman - Brenda Inman, Lakeland FL Lesley Green - Hollie Fox, Sun City Center FL Paul Beyersdorf - Carlos Haupert, Merritt Island FL Abbie Feuer - Dennis Feuer, No Palm Beach FL Jeff Jackson, White Bear Lake MN; Trella Bromley, Jacksonville FL Richard Dixon, Frontenac KS; Barbara Williford, Raleigh NC Gwendolyn Baker - James Baker, Dunnellon FL Morris Johnson - Gloria Johnson, Brooklyn NY Jean Frisino, Rockledge FL; Daryl Drew, Homosassa FL Nancy Frame, New Smyrna FL; Maureen Loeb, Lake Mary FL David Graham - Jill Graham, Boca Raton FL Ann Atcheson, Fairfax VA; M. David Jackson, Alexandria VA Victoria Lanier, Amelia Island FL; Ellen Flenniken, Fernandina Beac FL R Schwartz - Barbara Schwartz, Deerfield Beach FL Benet Zupan - Rolf Svensson, Boynton Beach FL Ellen Schulman, Boca Raton FL; Robert Holdeman, Pocahontas IL Kay Dierks - Robert Auvenshine, Wimberley TX Robert Raes, Apopka FL; Dilip Daphtary, Maitland FL Khalid AlDoori, Harrison NY; Byron Nimocks, Rye NY Gary Goersch - Linda Goersch, Tolono IL John Brake, Torbay NL; Sidney Greeley, Paradise NL Arthur McGrade - Betty McGrade, Ft Myers FL

63.69% 63.65% 62.35% 62.05% 61.20% 61.16% 60.86% 60.71% 60.12% 59.67% 59.67% 59.67% 59.23% 58.48% 58.33% 57.89% 57.59% 57.44% 55.95% 55.80% 55.65% 55.51%

HARRY ROSS DAYLIGHT OPEN X 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Jeff Aker, Briarcliff NY; Barry Rigal, New York NY Mariusz Krasnicki, Pl-91-224 Lodz Poland; Jacek Ochijewicz, Warsaw Poland Jane Dillenberg, New York NY; Jerry Goldberg, Yonkers NY Alvin Galland, Hastings-On-Hud NY; Stanley Roth, New York NY Diane Graese, Las Vegas NV; Martin Caley, Montreal QC Molly O’Neill, Ft Lauderdale FL; Lisa Berkowitz, Boca Raton FL Susan Kusler - Dane Kusler, Birmingham AL Janice Seamon-Molson, Hollywood FL; Peter Mosheim, Miami FL Marc Culberson - Andrea Culberson, Weston FL Michele Foran, Oconomowoc WI; William Malesevich, Mayville WI Lawrence Lau, Westport CT; John Klayman, Haymarket VA Spike Lay, Daytona Beach FL; Debbie Ruch, Dallas GA Lynne Tarnopol - Judi Radin, New York NY Lucy Tillman Jr, The Villages FL; G Mikel, Lady Lake FL Shannon Cappelletti - Rhoda Kratenstein, Delray Beach FL Morton Glickman, Willowdale ON; Ranald Davidson, North York ON Peggy Craig, El Paso TX; Chris Champion, Colorado Spgs CO Charles Young - Rich Pestien, Peoria IL Clay Sundermeyer - Nada Sundermeyer, Bellevue WA Marcella Werblow, Miami Beach FL; Natalie Mackler, Highland Park IL Charlotte Kartsonis, New Port Richey FL; Marion Ellingsen, Spring Hill FL Natalie Bassil, Boston MA; Melvin Marcus, Waltham MA Riki Tulin, Highland Beach FL; Ken Cohen, Philadelphia PA Michael Bodell, Santa Clara CA; Alan Malloy, San Francisco CA Peter Manzon, Waltham MA; Robert Bertoni, Haverhill MA Leelyn Main, St Petersburg FL; William Atteberry, Clearwater FL Raymond Jung, Hamilton ON; Ranjan Bhaduri, Chicago IL Thomas Mangold Jr - Joseph Glazar, Hernando FL Donald Paterson - Carol Akers Paterson, Cordova TN Alan Lechner, New York NY; Melvin Lechner, Boca Raton FL Peter Gray, Ketchum ID; April Uhlenburg, King of Prussia PA Gerald Lemieux, Clearwater FL; Peter Minogue, Callander ON Thomas Knier, Burnsville MN; Frank Knier, Fargo ND John Miller, Stillwater MN; Daniel McIntyre, Saint Paul MN Anna Lynn Wagner - Charles Gale, Cocoa Beach FL

36.0 Tables A B C 6.98 1 5.24 2 5.46 3/4 1 3.44 3/4 2.21 5 4.10 6 2 1 3.07 3 2.30 4 2.05 5 1.30 6 2.05 2 1.54 3 1.15 4 1.07 5

64.81% 62.05% 60.42% 59.65% 59.51% 59.01% 58.24% 58.02% 57.43% 57.43% 57.25% 57.11% 56.93% 56.57% 56.07% 55.80% 55.80% 55.53% 55.53% 55.48% 55.43% 55.30% 55.30% 54.94% 54.57% 53.99% 53.76% 53.71% 53.62% 52.99% 51.99% 51.81% 51.36% 51.09% 50.95%

ST. PETE BRIDGE CLUB THURSDAY-FRIDAY SIDE Marietta Huggard, Sarasota FL; Carolyn Holcomb, Englewood FL David Stevenson, Wirral England; Elizabeth Commins, Holywell C United Kingdom Jack Grier - Alina Grier, Bridgman MI Mary Vickers, Apex NC; Myra Abrams, Cote Saint-Luc QC Jay Albright, Westerville OH; Charles MacCracken, Memphis TN Elliott Grosh, Bradenton FL; Bill Carson, Ltl Switzrlnd NC Jeanne Land, Fort Myers FL; Barbara Moran, Tilghman MD Marguerite Crews, Richmond VA; Bob Marett, St Simons Is GA Michael Cornes, Shropshire England; Annette Lucas, Telford Tf1 United Kingdom Bonnie Lamkin - Henry Poe, Lakeland FL Linda Donahue - Ann Taylor, Satellite Beach FL Betty Davis - Pamela Wolf, Jacksonville FL Jane Ghegan, Atlanta GA; Susan Marett, St Simons Is GA Lawrence Gelman, Boynton Beach FL; Bonnie Rosen, Boca Raton FL

Slow Play

64.56% 62.27% 61.57% 61.57% 59.95% 59.49% 59.03% 58.33% 57.96% 55.79% 54.08% 53.88% 53.47% 53.24%

Slow play, as opposed to careful or thoughtful play, is discourteous to your opponents -- and to all other competitors as well. Players and pairs who take more than their allotted time are subject to penalty. In general, pairs who are rarely late will be warned while pairs who are habitually tardy and/or pay no attention to time limits will be penalized.

36.86 2 Barry Harper, Regina SK; Sara Parks M.D., Owensboro KY; Yatindra Sahae, Carmel Valley CA; Lars Ritzman, Stockholm Sweden; Bob Carteaux, Fort Wayne IN 21.06 3/4 Joann Glasson - Bob Glasson, Pennington NJ; Alexander Allen, Annandale NJ; Abe Pineles, Jackson NJ 21.06 3/4 Marjorie Michelin, Laguna Woods CA; Neil Stern, Bermuda Dunes CA; Farid Assemi, Fresno CA; Edward Wojewoda, Clovis CA WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING KO BRACKET 3 12 Tables 33.64 1 Steven Love, Laguna Niguel CA; Steven Reuschlein, Middleton WI; Mariko Kakimoto, Newport Beach CA; Andrew De Leon, Laguna Hills CA 23.55 2 Richard Ferrin, Washington DC; Eugene Kales, Arlington VA; Mickie Kivel, Potomac Falls VA; Diane Walker, Gaithersburg MD 13.46 3/4 Lynda Nitabach, N Plainfield NJ; Pietro Campanile - Erez Hendelman, New York NY; Victoria Gregory, Pittsburg KS 13.46 3/4 Howard Liu, Naperville IL; Stephen Goldstein, Anaheim CA; Mildred Harding, Henderson NV; Julie Zhu, Vero Beach FL WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING KO BRACKET 4 16 Tables 31.30 1 Jim Burt - Kathy Burt - Molly Tranovich, Ft Myers FL; Ed Tranovich, Naperville IL 21.91 2 Mark Olsky - Mary Olsky, Madison WI; Wayne Christensen, Jr, Laporte TX; Powhatan Wooldridge, Buffalo NY 12.52 3/4 Roland Laframboise - Don Domansky - Ross Cody - Dave McLellan, Thunder Bay ON 12.52 3/4 Michael Strong, Winfield IL; W Harris Jr, Lombard IL; Elton Lipnick, Houston TX; Bob Reinman, Colorado Spgs CO WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING KO BRACKET 5 16 Tables 25.64 1 John Shufelt - Jean Shufelt, Naples FL; Marilyn Lightner, Bonita Springs FL; Fran Wakely, Belleair FL 17.95 2 Stephen Apodaca, Santa Fe NM; Matthew Mallory, San Diego CA; Judy McDonald, Lavonia GA; Tammy Moll, Raleigh NC 10.26 3/4 Jason Dufault - Garry Karst, Edmonton AB; Helene Grace - Ray Grace, Sherwood Park AB 10.26 3/4 Marilyn Nesbit - James Siegel, Ketchum ID; John Gignilliat, New Bern NC; Tudi Moldestad, Swansboro NC WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING KO BRACKET 6 16 Tables 23.27 1 Barbara Tate - J Phillips, Plantation FL; Roy Boucvalt, Lighthouse Pt FL; Elizabeth Kros, Fort Lauderdale FL 16.29 2 James Bridges, Bradenton FL; Bill Gilmore, Jacksonville FL; Evelyn Gilliard, East Point GA; Josie Mitchell, Decatur GA 9.31 3/4 Bonnie Wilke, Aspen CO; McKenzie Myers, Portland OR; Theresa Andino, Tallahassee FL; Greg Humphreys, Charlottesville VA; Dale Rands, Snowmass Vlg CO 9.31 3/4 Sandra Stevens, Katy TX; Ann Brisbois, Toronto ON; Claudette Roush, Houston TX; Joan Renzoni, Palm City FL WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING KO BRACKET 7 16 Tables 21.24 1 Catherine Miller - Hugh Miller, Spring TX; James Bochsler, Davenport FL; Michael Lunn, Sutton England 14.87 2 Lynda Thal, W Bloomfield MI; Bjorgvin Kristinsson, Minneapolis MN; Gail Hanson, Lake Orion MI; Bonnie Weinstein, Farmington MI 8.50 3/4 Patricia Prather - Ann Taylor, Port St Lucie FL; Elizabeth Stettler - Larry King, Orlando FL 8.50 3/4 John Reeve, Neptune Beach FL; Carl Wasserman - Sandra Schenk, Jacksonville FL; Mary Ann Belden, Kosciusko MS WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING KO BRACKET 8 16 Tables 18.34 1 Harlan Barnard, Deland FL; John Dickenson, North Wales PA; James Di Napoli, Wall NJ; Charles Hage, Monmouth Beach NJ 12.84 2 John Simpson - Pat Simpson, Madera CA; John Ide, Cape Canaveral FL; Starr Hagenmeyer, Titusville FL 7.34 3/4 Stuart Schwartz - Elaine Schwartz, West Palm Beach FL; Rick Carpenter - Felice Carpenter, W Palm Beach FL 7.34 3/4 Amy Howells, Lakeville MN; Edie Siemens Marv Riedesel - Mary Johnson, Prior Lake MN WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING KO BRACKET 9 16 Tables 15.41 1 Juha Kokko - Nancy Kokko, Cashiers NC; Samuel Murray - Cecil Hines, Highlands NC 10.79 2 Gary Croland - Bonnie Schwartz, Delray Beach FL; Carol Penn, Great Neck NY; Jacqueline Levy, Boca Raton FL 6.16 3/4 James Woodman - Brenda Woodman, Mount Pearl NL; Donald Prior, Key Biscayne FL; Barbara Noble, Basking Ridge NJ 6.16 3/4 Emily Myers - Richard Myers, Lake Placid FL; Caroline Duncan, Sebring FL; Don Dvorak, Jacksonville FL

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Page 12 WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING KO BRACKET 10 16 Tables 12.97 1 Alice Weagle, Shrewsbury MA; Millie Dabbs, Spring Hill FL; Tracy Boys, Sherman Oaks CA; Glenn Eddy, Whittier CA 9.08 2 Mary Ellen Vanzler - Tyll Vanzler, Brooksville FL; Richard Talbott - Marjorie Talbott, Spring Hill FL 5.19 3/4 Thomas McKay - Lucette Lafleur, Fort Lauderdale FL; Yannis Karabelas - Bill Nussbaum, Pompano Beach FL 5.19 3/4 Sandy Desilets, Port St Lucie FL; Rhoda Chickering, E Montpelier VT; Bette Magee - Evelyn James, Houston TX WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING KO BRACKET 11 17 Tables 11.99 1 Ronald Foreman, Tullahoma TN; John Bendick - Judy Underhill - Walter Bogaerts, Leesburg FL 8.39 2 James McCartney - Louise McCartney - Philip Kopala, Tarpon Springs FL; Rod Macdonald, Ottawa ON 5.40 3 Don Hasseld - Judy Hasseld, Hoover AL; Judy Kaye, Estero FL; Eileen Hedrick, Alabaster AL 3.60 4/6 Janice Barnes - Cindy Barbarisi, Lecanto FL; Diane Halloran - Shirley Elliott, Hernando FL 3.60 4/6 Karen Rice - Wendy Dewell - Betty Rosa, San Jose CA; Beverly Nuding, San Carlos CA 3.60 4/6 Joy Falcon, Lake Worth FL; Joel Stieglitz, Wellington FL; Loretta Westler, Philadelphia PA; Jorie Malelo, Boca Raton FL WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING KO BRACKET 12 16 Tables 11.27 1 Richard Teller - Alexandra Teller, Naples FL; Margot Welch - Norman Welch, Edwards CO 7.89 2 Aimee Snyder - Kathleen Raney - Stephanie Lohri, Naples FL; Sandy Anzilotti, Wilmington DE 4.51 3/4 Joel Rothenberg - Rosalie Rothenberg, Palm Beach Gdns FL; Ron Goldman, Palm Bch Grdns FL; Shelley Goldman, Highland Park IL 4.51 3/4 Christine Greenberg, Byron MN; Rhea Dickson - Rita Bertsch - Judith Harris, Rochester MN WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING KO BRACKET 13 16 Tables 8.64 1 Alexander Frey - Helen Frey, Oceanside CA; Jim Peterson - Liz Peterson, Lake Forest IL 6.05 2 Barbara Meach - Jerry Meach, Waterford MI; Bill Goodman - Marty Goodman, Troy MI 3.46 3/4 Charlotte Thompson, Marathon FL; Dorothy Bauman, Largo FL; Julie Thompson, Lake Mary FL; Won Yang, Clermont FL 3.46 3/4 Liz Hopkins, Valrico FL; Nancy Heston, Brandon FL; Walter Joyce - Dolores Joyce, Parrish FL THURSDAY/FRIDAY KO BRACKET 1 15 Tables J Thomas Holzer, Hopkins MN; Richard Ekstrum, Crystal MN; Mansoor Gowani, San Jose CA; Raymond Yuenger, Campbell CA vs Donald Blum, Atlanta GA; Bob Jones, Acworth GA; Marshall Kerlin, Americus GA; Louis Gangarosa, Augusta GA Marian Howarth - Mary Rutledge, Sun City Center FL; Forrest Wardwell Jr, Bucksport ME; Leon Arndt, Apollo Beach FL vs Daniel Jarboe - Lorraine Jarboe, Ft Walton Bch FL; Raymond Hickey, Gulf Breeze FL; Carla Hickey, Pensacola FL THURSDAY/FRIDAY KO BRACKET 2 16 Tables Harold Phillips - Celia Phillips, Melbourne FL; Robert Ezell, Palm Bay FL; Georgeanne Bender, Cocoa Beach FL vs Lorna Johnson, Ridgeway ON; Jeremy Smee, St Catharines ON; Diane K.M. Gordon, St Davids ON; Kathy Morrison, Welland ON James Gordon, Nokomis FL; Sherry Seward, The Villages FL; Hermi Hanlin, New York NY; Edith Moritz, Key West FL vs Laura Lipman, Augusta ME; Allen McRae - Teri McRae, Portland ME; Roland Miller, Bowdoin ME THURSDAY/FRIDAY KO BRACKET 3 12 Tables Constance Sackville - Lisa Adelberg, Vero Beach FL; Joan Besley, Winter Park FL; Suzy O’Connor, Sanford FL vs Carolyn Sullivan - James Sullivan, Richfield OH; Katy Moyer Donald Moyer, Silver Lake OH Robert Hope, Provost AB; Nazir Ahmad, Red Deer AB; Bryant Town, Edmonton AB; Lynda Flanger, Gainesville VA vs Jo Rogan - Judith Harrington, Naples FL; Sandy Sloan, Ipswich MA; Patricia Anderson, Melrose MA THURSDAY/FRIDAY KO BRACKET 4 12 Tables Charles Burns, Vancouver WA; Joy McKenzie-Smith, Fort Worth TX; Hans Strohmer - Nancy Strohmer, Houston TX vs Carol Pinegar - Audrey Long, Springfield MO; Malca Flasterstein, Miami FL; Ellie Bennett, Ozark MO

23.0 Tables A 4.66 1 3.50 2 3.10 3 1.72 4/5 2.32 4/5 1.74 6 1.31 1.04 0.78

SECOND THURSDAY AFTERNOON 299ER PAIRS B 1 2 3 4 5 6

C 1 2 3 4 5 6

69 Tables B C D 11.25 1 1 1 8.44 2 2 6.33 3 3 4.75 4 4 2.74 5/7 5/7 2.74 5/7 5/7 2.74 5/7 5/7 4.67 2 3.50 3 2.62 4 1.97 5 1.48 6 51 Tables A X 13.44 1 10.08 2 7.56 3 5.67 4 4.25 5 11.81 6 1 2.39 7 8.86 8 2 1.49 9 6.64 10/11 3 1.28 10/11 1.12 12 4.98 4 3.74 5 2.80 6 2.10 7

Mary Bywater - Ted Bywater, Orlando FL Elizabeth Monroe - Lynn Leisy, Amelia Island FL Carolyn Gornowicz - Jerry Gornowicz, Longboat Key FL Sue Wagner - Larry Wagner, St Joseph MI Barry Rowles, Vero Beach FL; William Baum, Dubuque IA Virginia Jones - Milferd Jones, Clearwater FL Romie Sachs, New Port Richey FL; Eleanor Tebbetts, Brooksville FL Dennis Scott, Melbourne Beach FL; Marc Spellman, Satellite Beach FL Lawrence Rogers, Winter Park FL; Ronald Boyers, Casselberry FL

62.80% 61.01% 60.71% 60.42% 60.42% 59.52% 59.23% 58.93% 58.04%

STEVEN CLARK B/C/D SWISS Arthur Goldman - Myra Goldman, Delray Beach FL; Sherry Hockemeyer - Patricia Coontz, Palm Desert CA Gail Levy, Melville NY; Anita Manes, Armonk NY; Patricia Greiff, Boca Raton FL; Reisha Berkowsky, Huntingtn Sta NY John Keyes, Palm Coast FL; Carleton Cunningham, Daytona Beach FL; Patrick Heading, Ormond Beach FL; Henning Toensmann, St Augustine FL Julia Zucker, East Brunswick NJ; Nat Zucker, E Brunswick NJ; Henry Deutsch, Dobbs Ferry NY; Paulin Nault, Saint-Anicet QC Clay Dahl, Etobicoke ON; Rick Jenkins, Toronto ON; Jacqueline Zwillinger, Longboat Key FL; Phyllis Prager, Sarasota FL Harold Wood - Sandra Wood, Halifax NS; Marjorie Boldus, Tarpon Spgs FL; Diane Howard, N Sioux City SD Lee Hargrave - Carol Hargrave, Brooksville FL; Linda Reeder David Miller, Spring Hill FL Polly Siegel, Los Altos CA; Daniel Harting, Mountain View CA; William Golush, Denville NJ; Jerry Thorpe, Tacoma WA Robert Manz, Odessa FL; Dennis Lytton, Tampa FL; Richard Shipp, Oak Ridge TN; Judy Mathis, Ormond Beach FL Roy Larson, Wadsworth OH; Jim Mulbrandon, Verona WI; Jose Palmas, Olympia WA; Beverly McMullen, Vermilion OH Jerry Parker, Crystal River FL; Mary Welch, Hernando FL; Craig Keck, Beverly Hills FL; Lorraine Carrier, Lecanto FL Joel Rothenberg - Rosalie Rothenberg, Palm Beach Gdns FL; Ron Goldman, Palm Bch Grdns FL; Shelley Goldman, Highland Park IL

103.00 100.00 94.00 93.00 91.00 91.00 91.00 87.00 81.00 79.00 71.00 67.00

STEVEN CLARK A/X SWISS Mark Liberman - Barbara Shnier, Toronto ON; Hans Jacobs, Downsview ON; Debbie Bennett, Scarborough ON Jenni Carmichael - Thomas Carmichael, Kennesaw GA; Kathleen Sulgrove, Twinsburg OH; Warren Oberfield, Pittsburgh PA Lorenzo Lauria - Alfredo Versace, Rome Italy; Patricia Cayne, New York NY; Dano De Falco, Rubano (P Italy; Antonio Sementa, Parma Italy Paul Benedict, Pikesville MD; Lynn Jones, Timonium MD; Peter Filandro - Marie Filandro, Wilmington DE Ken Gee, Regina SK; Hannah Moon, Prince Albert SK; Rumen Trendafilov - Kalin Karaivanov, Varna Bulgaria Herbert Jordan, Miami FL; Leslie Strong, Santa Ynez CA; Carlos Pellegrini - Clara Gaist Klein, Buenos Aires Argentina Jacob Morgan, Madison WI; Lynne Rosenbaum, Glencoe IL; John Russell, North Barringto IL; Valentin Kovachev, Stony Brook NY Werner Hackl, Brunn Austria; Werner Macho - Peter Zelnik, Vienna Austria; Hubert Obermair, Linz Austria; Martin Rokyta, Wien Sweden; Arno Lindermann, Vienna A Austria Martin Bloom, Sydney Australia; Peter David Gill, Sydney Australia; Sally Strul, Boca Raton FL; Jo Morse, Palm Bch Gdns FL Donald Florida - Annette Clark, Indianapolis IN; Nancy Wilson - Fred Wilson, Carmel IN Scott Stearns - Joe Gottler, Elberta AL; James Tucker Jr, Alexander City AL; Richard Logan, Diamondhead MS Jim Mahaffey, Winter Park FL; Sam Lev, New York NY; Fu Zhong, Beijing People’s Republic of China; Jie Zhao, Tianjin People’s Republic of China Marilyn Bennett - Brian Collins, St. John’s NL; Kathie Macnab - Bill Halliday, Halifax NS Scott Hiller, Marshall MN; Raymond Depew, Kingston PA; Robert Grover, Fort Myers FL; Jim McKeown, State College PA Walter Spiewak - Susan Winkler, Wake Forest NC; Frank Mastrola, Swansea MA; Barton Bloom, Clayton NC Mauricio Smid - Monica Rincon Gallardo - Adriana Salinas, Mexico Mexico; Miriam Rosenberg, Huixquilucan Mexico

Josee Hammill - Jill Thompson, Toronto ON; Barbara Olsen, Pickering ON; Birte Ayer, Peterborough ON vs Barry Capal - Hazel Capal, Longboat Key FL; Wynona Bonomi, Bradenton FL; Farald Riegel, Osprey FL THURSDAY/FRIDAY KO BRACKET 5 16 Tables Don Dettmore - Alexander Vinokurov, Winter Springs FL; Satish Konduri, Sanford FL; Paul Lindauer Jr, Varna IL; Donald Wadsworth, Orlando FL vs Gerry Vaughn, Fort Pierce FL; Carol Bedell, Williamsville NY; Maissa Marei, Laval QC; Marie Duval, Montreal QC Patricia Poitras - James Poitras, Narcoossee FL; Goeran Eklund Agneta Eklund, Poinciana FL

107.00 97.00 94.00 91.00 84.00 83.00 82.00 81.00 79.00 78.00 78.00 75.00 73.00 72.00 71.00 69.00

vs Richard Packard, Nokomis FL; Roger Dee, North Port FL; Joyce Brito, Venice FL; Layne Plock, Rotonda West FL THURSDAY/FRIDAY KO BRACKET 6 16 Tables Peggy Sciotto - Sheila Fleming, Columbia TN; Marcia McCalden, Wolcott CO; Rosalie Corbett, Des Peres MO vs Roy Sandstrom, Clearwater FL; Karen Schmautz, Largo FL; Susan Grever, Dunedin FL; Harry Weeks, Duneden FL Nancy Paul - Erika Greenfield - Nancy Briggs - Julia Douglas, Vero Beach FL vs Beth Duncan - Patricia Whalen, Melbourne FL; Norine Kmett, Springfield OH; James Rash, Bellefontaine OH

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32.0 Tables 75.00 1 56.25 2 42.19 3 34.62 4 32.14 5 30.00 6 28.13 7 26.47 8 25.00 9 23.68 10 22.50 11 21.43 12 20.45 13 19.57 14 18.75 15 18.00 16 17.31 17 16.67 18 16.07 19 15.52 20 15.00 21 14.52 22 14.06 23 13.64 24 13.24 25 16.14 26 12.50 27 12.16 28 11.84 29 11.54 30 19.78 31 10.98 32 10.71 33 21.78 34 10.23 35 10.00 36 22.17 37 14.74 38 9.38 39 9.18 40 9.00 41 8.82 42 8.65 43 15.75 44 10.51 45 8.18 46 8.04 47 7.89 48 7.76 49 7.63 50 10.46 51 7.38 52 11.24 53 7.14 54 7.03 55 12.50 56 9.45 57 6.72 58 6.62 59 11.49 60 6.43 61 6.34 62 6.25 63 6.16 64 12.0 Tables A 3.11 1 2.33 2 1.75 3 1.31 4 1.50 5 0.78 6 1.55 0.84 0.63 1.16

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0-5000 BLUE RIBBON Doug Levene - Mark Jones, Birmingham AL Dean Panagopoulos, Lynn MA; Yiji Starr, Wayland MA John Miller, Vienna VA; Jay Kelkar, Oak Hill VA Sally Meckstroth, Tampa FL; Linda Miller, Ormond Beach FL Joseph Murray - Ricki Rogers, Mt Laurel NJ Dan Parish - Elise Parish, Omaha NE Bob Friz, Leonard TX; Brady Allen, Dallas TX Crispin Barrere, Berkeley CA; Nick Wiebe, Oakland CA Ronald Andrews - William Poole, Vero Beach FL David Meyer - Marlene Meyer, Scranton PA Donald Pearsons - Alex Bertrand, Winnipeg MB Kenny Horneman, Charlottesville VA; Charles Jeffrey Jr, Safety Harbor FL Adam Kaplan, New Port Richey FL; Tansu Aksu, Orlando FL Mary Gerner, Sarasota FL; Anne Thain, Bradenton FL Michael Diesel - Stephanie Hamilton-Diesel, Saugus MA Randall Rubinstein, East Falmouth MA; Adam Parrish, Arlington MA Daniel Lavee, Thornhill ON; Barbara McLendon, New York NY Pat Peterson, Hernando FL; Sharron Rosenberg, Lecanto FL John Lewis, Wilton Manors FL; Saul Gross, Miami Beach FL Richard Williams - Jody Williams, San Carlos CA Susan Cressman - Ken Cressman, Lakeland FL Andrew Firko, Oakville ON; Wendy Dooley, Mississauga ON Alan Walters - Bruce Greenspan, Naples FL Peter Tracy - Sherry Tracy, Longboat Key FL Robert Lavin, East Longmeadow MA; Patricia Wright, Charlotte NC Jim Gaarder, Columbia MD; Jimmy Ritzenberg, Bethesda MD Mark Teich - Gretchen Teich, Bluffton SC Michael Blaher, Apopka FL; Mara Tuttle, Lake Mary FL Russ Jones, Jonesboro AR; Michael McGuire, Hernando MS Steven Cohn, Clearwater FL; Gerald Ungar, Pt Charlotte FL Franklin Kasle, Flint MI; P Drew Cannell, Doll-Des-Ormeau QC John Cagney - Edith Cagney, N Fort Myers FL Jody Ledford - Theodore Spak, Miami FL Mike Marlin - Sandra Marlin, Versailles KY Peter Morse, North Vancouver BC; Buddhadeb Biswas, Lexington MA Allison Howard, Cookeville TN; Samantha Nystrom, Port Moody BC Jeanne Hughes, Titusville FL; Toni Bales, Pickerington OH Carol Rynders - Jill Flader, Saint Paul MN James Clifford Jr, Miami FL; David Babcock, Coral Gables FL Steve Clark, Carlsbad CA; V Everett Boyer, San Bruno CA Kenneth Allan - Paddy Allan, Kingston ON Kevin Dwyer, Fort Myers FL; Kimberly Whipple, Boca Grande FL Joe Handler, Toronto ON; Ashok Shingavi, Houston TX Keith Connolly, Minneapolis MN; Rebecca Anspach, Saint Paul MN Kevin Young - Peter Worby, Regina SK James Tullis - Denise Zongas, Yarmouth Port MA Richard Goll - Norma Goll, Tekamah NE Keith White - Harish Hemrajani, Jacksonville FL Nathan Glasser, Somerville MA; Randy Okubo, Saint Paul MN Susan Fuller, Miami FL; Maris Zilant, North Miami FL Jonathan Shute - L. Anne Posch, Sackville NB Virginia Crump - Ian Harvey, The Villages FL Michael McDonald, Rochester Hills MI; Grant Petersen, Taylor MI Brenda Glaze, Anchorage AK; David Johnson, Calgary AB Allen Selling, Boynton Beach FL; Charles Smith, Erie PA Marsha Platnick, Bluefield WV; Tom Gilpin Jr, Princeton WV Paul Frean, New York NY; Gary Helman, Syosset NY Julia Bomalaski, Indialantic FL; Joanne Marten, Merritt Island FL Andrew Wilkin, Winter Springs FL; George Hubmaier, Orlando FL Paul Nason, Los Angeles CA; Joseph De Gaetano, Atkinson NH leysuko Suyama, Tokyo Japan; Sachiho Ueda, Chiba-Ken Japan James Mullen, Oak Island NC; Enrico Beretta, Martin GA Millie Larkin, St Cloud FL; Elizabeth Harris, Fort Kent ME Angela Fenton, North Vancouver BC; Janet Garthe, Suttons Bay MI

Blue Ribbon Pairs 1056.68 965.57 956.56 948.58 948.50 947.22 946.37 939.56 926.28 924.51 922.32 917.28 908.67 899.78 892.59 889.87 889.46 882.31 881.64 879.93 877.67 872.23 870.17 859.41 853.55 846.84 844.25 841.55 837.97 832.86 828.16 827.05 825.86 822.24 815.54 812.87 805.45 805.17 803.23 801.45 793.87 789.03 788.60 788.54 788.29 779.11 776.29 774.40 774.24 770.40 769.56 765.00 764.57 752.13 750.80 736.22 735.06 721.71 705.28 705.15 704.86 700.21 669.51 608.18

WEDNESDAY EVENING 299ER PAIRS B 1 2 3 4 5 6

7 Tables A B 2.40 1 1 1.80 2 1.35 3

C 1 2

Sandra Palchanis - Roberta Sylvia, Nantucket MA Nancy Heston, Brandon FL; Elizabeth Hopkins, Valrico FL Linda Monahan - Pat Monahan, Interlochen MI Nizar Esmail - Zainool Esmail, Burnaby BC Nancy Clayman, Boston MA; Susan Rutstein, Brookline MA Victoria Lanier, Amelia Island FL; Ellen Flenniken, Fernandina Beac FL Jurgen Rinderspacher - Ann Traven, Germany Naresh Kapila, Rochester Hills MI; Bradley Keller, South Lyon MI Dottye McCain, Orlando FL; Joe McCain, Birmingham AL Betty Vonseggern - Melanie Meyn, Dunnellon FL

bond trader who lives in Greenwich CT. Jansma, a former math teacher who now plays bridge and poker full time, lives in Spijkenisse, near Rotterdam. Borker and Jansma were second after the first final session of the Blue Ribbon last year in San Diego but ended up eighth. The partnership was formed at the suggestion of New York player Chris Willenken. Jansma had high praise for Borker’s part in the winning effort: “Jay played incredibly well.”

Second in the Blue Ribbon Pairs: Sjoert Brink and Bas Drijver.

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Second place was claimed by Dean Panagopoulos of Lynn MA and Yiji Starr of Wayland MA. The Boston-area pair were leading going into the final two sessions. “Can we make this a four-session event?” joked Starr. They had an average game in the first final before rebounding with 59.68% in the second final. Their score was 965.51. In third were John Millerof Vienna VA and Jay Kelkar of Oak Hill VA. Their score was 956.56.

Yiji Starr and Dean Panagopoulos, second in the Mini Blue Ribbons. 63.10% 61.61% 61.01% 60.12% 58.93% 58.63% 58.33% 57.74% 55.36% 46.73%

SECOND THUSDAY EVENING GENE SHORT JR. SWISS Jennifer Huntsman, Moncton NB; Marie Burchill, St John NB; Connie Bartlett, Riverview NB; Clara Lee O’Brien, Saint John NB Steven Zimmerman - Julie Zimmerman, Winter Park FL; George Syme, Altamonte Spgs FL; Philip Holtsberg, Windermere FL Barb Marti, Livonia MI; Elizabeth Gompels, Newton MA; Sabrina Frean, New York NY; J.Steven Hudson, Boynton Beach FL

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Page 14 THURSDAY/FRIDAY KO BRACKET 7 16 Tables Chester Mott - Lois Mott, Linesville PA; Alan Koseff - Maureen Koseff, Erie PA vs Robert Nevin - Mary Ellen Nevin - Virginia Acker - Donald Acker, Sun City Center FL James Mooney, Dade City FL; Daniel Bowdish, Thonotosassa FL; Jerry Lebo - Greg Lagos, Spring Hill FL vs Michael Pope - Kelly Pope, Hamilton ON; Sharon Weintrob, Wayne PA; David Luzzatto, Richardson TX THURSDAY COMPACT KO BRACKET 1 16 Tables 32.16 1 Neil Chambers, Schenectady NY; John Schermer, Seattle WA; Stephen Landen, Ellicott City MD; Daniel Gerstman, Buffalo NY 22.51 2 James Krekorian, Pensacola FL; Judith Bianco, New York NY; Justin Lall - Hemant Lall, Dallas TX 14.47 3 Douglas Simson - Walter Johnson, Columbus OH; Marc Levine, Lubbock TX; Chris Compton, Dallas TX 11.26 4 Ellen Anten, Encino CA; Steve Gross, Westlake Vlg CA; Steve Scott - Suzette Wynn, Phoenix AZ THURSDAY COMPACT KO BRACKET 2 15 Tables 25.09 1 James Scott, Wilton CT; Gary Gottlieb, Brooklyn NY; Peter Fredin, Malmo Sweden; Peter Bertheau, Taby Sweden 17.56 2 Jeffrey Miller, Naperville IL; Sangarapil Mohan, Oak Brook IL; Robert White, Raleigh NC; Brad Carmichael, Kansas City MO 11.29 3 Charles Martineau, Brossard QC; Andre Chartrand, Lery QC; Mary Savko - Ellie Hanlon, Tequesta FL 8.78 4 Nader Hanna, Willowdale ON; Mitch Dunitz, Sherman Oaks CA; Wafik Abdou, Bakersfield CA; Robert Lebi, Toronto ON THURSDAY COMPACT KO BRACKET 3 16 Tables 19.42 1 Ray Jotcham, Scarborough ON; Lewis Richardson, Toronto ON; Stephen Mackay, Markham ON; Donald Rumelhart, Ann Arbor MI 13.59 2 Robert Klein, Santa Rosa CA; Mickie Chambers, Atlanta GA; Alfred Steinberg, Potomac MD; David Ruderman, Burtonsville MD 8.74 3 Gerald Laflamme - Linda Cobham, Grnd-BayWfld NB; Betty Scull, Egg Harbor Twp NJ; Bill Parks, Macungie PA 6.80 4 Jack Longman - Kathy Longman, Clearwater FL; Joan Webb - Keith Harrison, Trinity FL THURSDAY COMPACT KO BRACKET 4 16 Tables 14.91 1 David Reiter - Sedat Nassi, Hollywood FL; Eugene Davidson, Boynton Beach FL; Norman Schwartz, San Marcos CA 10.44 2 Henry Caspar, Katy TX; Terry Richardson, Austin TX; Lee De Simone, Paso Robles CA; Alan Hayman, New York NY 6.71 3 Virginia Giza, Timberlea NS; Ted Withers, Windsor NS; Myrtle Moulton - Lorna Stock, Halifax NS 5.22 4 Ronald Kral, Reston VA; Sidney Golub, West Palm Beach FL; Helen Raleigh, Suffern NY; Betty Cox, Randolph NJ THURSDAY COMPACT KO BRACKET 5 16 Tables 12.22 1 John Berry, New Hyde Park NY; Marion Yonke, Manhasset NY; Rick Holcomb, Malden MA; Fred Zappala, Methuen MA 8.55 2 Neil Timm, Lady Lake FL; Richard Chase, Ft Mill SC; David Stentz, The Village FL; Jacqueline Rapp, Wilmette IL 5.50 3 Sid Kreppel, West Palm Bch FL; Helen Miller, Miller Place NY; Eugene Barrack, Washington Twp NJ; Gail Kreppel, West Palm Beach FL 4.28 4 Joseph Meyers - Beverly Pogoda, New York NY; Kirk Elyakin - Marilyn Elyakin, Monroe Twp NJ THURSDAY COMPACT KO BRACKET 6 16 Tables 11.00 1 William Ju - Yuan Chen - Shan Huang, Toronto ON; Guixiang Xu, Scarborough ON 7.70 2 Wilbur Radcliffe - Rosalie Radcliffe, Orlando FL; Lawton Hutchison, Austin TX; Lynn Brown, Palm Coast FL 4.95 3 Norman Cannon - Bee Hallett, Fort Myers FL; Fran Smith, Glen Ellyn IL; Miles Thomson, Cape Coral FL 3.85 4 Emerita Hayward, Leonardtown MD; Janet Stevens, Reading PA; Stephen Faluszczak, Erie PA; Louis Jones, Daytona Beach FL THURSDAY COMPACT KO BRACKET 7 16 Tables 9.68 1 Carla Burke - Rowland Kneiding - Andrew Cavalier - Joshua Sablan, Pensacola FL 6.78 2 Maureen Hendricks - Mariangela Risso - Carol McCarthy, Vero Beach FL; Jack Wilson, Sebastian FL 4.36 3 Roger Miller - Patricia Miller, Aurora CO; Richard Gardner - Susan Marshall, Clark CO 3.39 4 Louis Marks - Richard Shiflett - Angela Shiflett, Ocala FL; Barbara Eberlin, Dunnellon FL

39.0 Tables 190.00 1 142.50 2 106.88 3 87.69 4 81.43 5 76.00 6 71.25 7 67.06 8 63.33 9 60.00 10 57.00 11 54.29 12 51.82 13 49.57 14 47.50 15 45.60 16 43.85 17 42.22 18 40.71 19 39.31 20 38.00 21 36.77 22 35.63 23 34.55 24 33.53 25 32.57 26 31.67 27 30.81 28 30.00 29 29.23 30 28.50 31 27.80 32 27.14 33 26.51 34 25.91 35 25.33 36 24.78 37 24.26 38 25.11 39 23.27 40 22.80 41 22.35 42 21.92 43 21.51 44 21.11 45 20.73 46 20.36 47 20.00 48 19.66 49 19.32 50 19.00 51 18.69 52 18.39 53 18.10 54 17.81 55 17.54 56 17.27 57 17.01 58 16.76 59 16.52 60 16.29 61 16.06 62 15.83 63 15.62 64 15.41 65 15.20 66 15.00 67 14.81 68 14.62 69 14.43 70 14.25 71 14.07 72 13.90 73 13.73 74 13.57 75 13.41 76 13.26 77 13.10 78

BLUE RIBBON PAIRS Jan Jansma, Malden Netherlands; Jay Borker, Greenwich CT Bas Drijver, Capelle Aan Den Netherlands; Sjoert Brink, Rotterdam Netherlands Miguel Villas-Boas, Sao Paulo Spain; Joaopaulo Campos, Sao Paulo Brazil Bart Bramley, Dallas TX; Nikolay Demirev, Arlington Hts IL Chip Martel, Davis CA; Lew Stansby, Dublin CA David Bakhshi, London England; Tom Townsend, London England Mark Itabashi, Murrieta CA; Ross Grabel, Palm Desert CA Larry Cohen, Boca Raton FL; Steve Weinstein, Andes NY Eric Rodwell, Clearwater Bch FL; Jeff Meckstroth, Tampa FL Michael Seamon, Dania FL; James Cayne, New York NY Lynn Deas, Schenectady NY; Curtis Cheek, Las Vegas NV David Berkowitz, Boca Raton FL; Alan Sontag, Gaithersburg MD John Diamond, Boca Raton FL; Brian Platnick, Evanston IL David Yang, Darien IL; Greg Hinze, San Antonio TX Allan Graves, Barnet VT; Jon Sveindal, Bergen Norway Barnet Shenkin, Boca Raton FL; Rhoda Habert, Montreal QC Reese Milner, Los Angeles CA; Matt Granovetter, Cincinnati OH Bjorn Fallenius - Michael Moss, New York NY Thomas Peters, Grapeland TX; John Zilic, Houston TX Leslie Amoils, Toronto ON; Ishmael Delmonte, Sydney Australia Roger Lee, Monrovia CA; Bob Etter, Sacramento CA Beth Palmer - William Cole, Silver Spring MD John Hurd - Joel Wooldridge, New York NY Ljudmila Kamenova, Stony Brook NY; Stephen Gladyszak, Chelsea MA Erik Saelensminde, Jessheim Norway; Rune Hauge, St Petersport Great Britain Samuel Marks, Atlanta GA; Michael Kovacich, Stone Mountain GA Merijn Groenenboom, Utrecht Netherlands; Danny Molenaar, Netherlands Harry Gellis, Midlothian VA; Chester Johnson, Chicago IL David Grainger, Bend OR; Mike Cappelletti, Winter Park FL Martin de Bruin, Egg Harbor Twp NJ; Steven Price, Scottsdale AZ Laura Dekkers, Rotterdam; Marion Michielsen, 3024 AM Rotterd Netherlands Gail Greenberg - Jeff Hand, New York NY Steve Garner, Chicago IL; Michael Whitman, San Francisco CA Brad Moss, San Anselmo CA; Fred Gitelman, Las Vegas NV Christopher Monsour, Hartford CT; Daniel Levin, Aurora IL Boye Brogeland, Norway; Tonje Brogeland, Flekkefjord Norway David Caprera, Denver CO; Clement Jackson, Albuquerque NM James Hawkes, Charleston SC; Claudio Nunes, Roma Italy Michael Rosenberg, New Rochelle NY; Richard Zeckhauser, Cambridge MA Cindy Bernstein, Memphis TN; Buddy Hanby, Spring TX David Kent, Lake Mary FL; Stephen Brown, Ottawa ON Lawrence Harding, Hampstead NC; Kelley Hwang, New York NY Jonathan Steinberg, Toronto ON; Daniel Korbel, Waterloo ON David Lindop, Toronto ON; Michael Cummings, Palm Beach Gdn FL Winthrop Allegaert, New York NY; Jaggy Shivdasani, Pleasantville NY Sabine Auken, Charlottenlund Denmark; Daniela von Arnim, Hockenh Germany Bob Drijver, Tilburg Netherlands; Tim Verbeek, Driebergen Netherlands Geoff Hampson, Las Vegas NV; Eric Greco, Philadelphia PA Jessica Piafsky, New York NY; Thomas Bessis, Issy-Les-Moulin France Allan Falk, Okemos MI; Robert Bitterman, Charlotte NC Aaron Silverstein - Andrew Rosenthal, New York NY Jared Lilienstein, New York NY; Jacek Pszczola, Chapel Hill NC Pablo Lambardi, Buenos Aires 10 Argentina; Pablo Ravenna, Buenas Aires14 Argentina Bruce Noda, Corte Madera CA; Mark Ralph, San Francisco CA R Jay Becker - Chris Willenken, New York NY Rita Shugart - Andrew Robson, Pebble Beach CA Sheri Winestock, Las Vegas NV; Renee Mancuso, Los Angeles CA Alan Kleist, Cheverly MD; Stephen McConnell, Evanston IL Steve Shirey, Fort Worth TX; Ira Hessel, San Antonio TX Dick Bruno, Des Plaines IL; Robert Gardner, Glenview IL Glenn Robbins - Michael Rosen, New York NY Ira Chorush, Houston TX; Venkatrao Koneru, San Antonio TX Richard Potter, Black Mountain NC; John Potter, Panama City FL Richard Oshlag, Memphis TN; Nagy Kamel, Plano TX Robert Brady, McLean VA; Gordon Zind, Ottawa ON Douglas Doub, W Hartford CT; Adam Wildavsky, New York NY Larry Pocock, New Westminster BC; Michael Yuen, Vancouver BC Jay Baum, Germantown TN; William Esberg, Long Branch NJ Peter Weichsel, Carlsbad CA; Richard Schwartz, East Elmhurst NY Patricia Tucker, Atlanta GA; Kevin Collins, Dunwoody GA Haven Sharaf, Danvers MA; Bill Irvine, Quincy MA Norberto Bocchi, Barcelona 080 Spain; George Jacobs, Hinsdale IL Yan Wang, Scarborough ON; Jianfeng Luo, North York ON Danny Sprung - JoAnn Sprung, Philadelphia PA Nicolas L’Ecuyer, Montreal QC; Zygmunt Marcinski, Westmount QC Fran Weiss - Alexander Weiss, Jacksonville FL Ava Grubman - Elliott Grubman, Brooklyn NY Jay Cohodes, Sunrise FL; Howard Parker III, Clements CA

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1241.51 1201.22 1183.33 1181.04 1175.20 1173.72 1173.37 1172.79 1172.11 1128.62 1127.59 1127.48 1124.77 1108.46 1105.91 1099.52 1098.73 1095.67 1078.43 1078.16 1077.20 1073.03 1069.96 1066.37 1061.54 1058.07 1041.96 1039.74 1039.47 1034.79 1031.08 1028.53 1026.90 1026.49 1022.76 1022.53 1022.32 1018.09 1016.46 1015.07 1012.05 1011.18 1010.17 1008.30 1007.65 1007.34 1003.61 1002.58 1001.18 998.94 987.38 980.32 977.63 975.78 975.72 975.02 973.71 973.16 970.79 962.05 961.74 940.39 938.20 932.52 924.85 924.42 923.62 921.54 879.13 872.12 866.01 861.75 859.45 852.85 836.20 820.87 790.23 706.02

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66.5 Tables A B C 31.39 1 1 23.54 2 17.66 3 13.24 4 10.46 5 8.97 6 9.18 7 2 6.98 8 6.28 9 5.71 10 5.23 11 4.83 12 4.48 13 6.89 14 3 3.92 15 3.69 16 3.49 17 3.30 18 2.99 19/21 2.99 19/21 5.16 19/21 4 4.95 5 1 3.50 6 3.06 7 3.71 8 2 2.45 9 3.28 3 2.09 4 1.65 5 1.41 6 57.0 Tables A 19.04 1 14.28 2 10.71 3 7.19 4/5 7.19 4/5 5.44 6 4.76 7 4.23 8 3.81 9 3.46 10 3.50 11 2.93 12 2.72 13 2.61 14/15 6.86 14/15 2.24 16 4.51 4.51 2.89 2.29 1.96 2.97 2.23 1.67 1.25

MCDANIEL OPEN PAIRS Peter Lit, Elk CA; Gary Robinson, Sebastopol CA Stan Tulin, Highland Beach FL; Louk Verhees, 2215 SH Voorhou Netherlands Bernace De Young - Sean Ganness, Miami FL William Bartley, Murrieta CA; Marvin French, San Diego CA Jonathan Green, Kingston NY; Norman Rubin, Monticello NY Donald Kersey - Mark Donovan, Kingston ON Andrew Hoskins, Burlingame CA; William Campbell, Pacific Grove CA Drew Becker, Chicago IL; Richard Popper, Wilmington DE Jim Hoerlein - Scott Needham, Boulder CO Pamela Granovetter, Cincinnati OH; Jo Anna Stansby, Dublin CA Lewis Gamerman, Westwood MA; Robert McCaw, Sudbury MA Chris Moll, Raleigh NC; Richard Reitman, Los Gatos CA John McLaughlin, Melrose MA; Lloyd Arvedon, Bedford MA Samuel Phillips, Largo FL; Lowell Phillips, North Potomac MD John Atlee Macgregor - Tony Kasday SJO2097, Miami FL Ulf Nilsson, Dalby Sweden; Eric Leong, Oakland CA Clay Hall - D Keith Henderson, Birmingham AL Cam Meyer, Bend OR; Lucy Tredennick, San Pedro CA Michael McNamara, White Plains NY; Robert Heitzman Jr, Suffern NY Subba Ravipudi, Downey CA; Jack Waller, Ridgecrest CA Michael Myers, Ottawa ON; Mark Krusemeyer, Northfield MN Mylene Encontro, Far Hills NJ; Angeles Quimson, New York NY Betty Berkman, Fernandina FL; Dottie King, Jacksonville FL Gerald Nehra, Muskegon MI; William Granger, Bradenton FL Justin Blanchard, New York NY; Sam Katz, Burr Ridge IL Jim Dingwerth - William Hoge, Olathe KS Edgar L’Heureux, White Rock BC; Jane Youngberg, Surrey BC Richard McHale, Winter Haven FL; Martha Brown, Manchester MA Judith Arbus, Toronto ON; Patty Michael, San Mateo CA Kathryn Shannon, North Vancouver BC; Benjamin Dickens, Fernandina Bch FL

65.30% 64.83% 64.10% 62.25% 61.10% 60.74% 59.46% 59.38% 59.31% 59.09% 59.07% 58.57% 57.06% 56.79% 56.63% 56.57% 56.49% 56.17% 55.45% 55.45% 55.45% 55.29% 54.09% 52.91% 52.32% 51.88% 48.64% 47.59% 47.28% 46.99%

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Bert Newman - Kathy Newman, West Bloomfield MI Patricia Dovell - Adrian Dovell, Gainesville FL Suzanne Dunaway, Oak Park IL; Michael Kutska, River Forest IL Rebecca Clough - Roger Clough, Culver City CA Muriel Altus - Philip Altus, Tampa FL Barbara Mackay, Fredericton NB; Mike Cappelletti Sr, Alexandria VA Allen Hawkins Jr - Brenda Hawkins, Birmingham AL Andrea Hayman, New York NY; Jan Van Cleeff, Ah Den Haag Netherlands Jerry Premo, Sacramento CA; Kay Beck, Noblesville IN Donna Marshall - David Marshall, Reading MA John Kranyak, Bay Village OH; Melanie Tucker, New York NY Caroline Pascoe, Sarasota FL; Steven Shaye, Slingerlands NY Allan Mazer - Ruth-Anne Mazer, Towson MD Robb Gordon - Linda Gordon, Sedona AZ Chris Moore - Jennifer Chalfan, Bellevue WA Leonard Doerksen - Marlene Pontifex, Winnipeg MB Merrilee McKenna, Bradenton FL; Paul Wens, 2018 Antwerp Belgium Jack Alhale - Rozi Alhale, New York NY James Weeks, Irvine CA; Ilene Grabel, Palm Desert CA Kathryn Callahan, Clive IA; Rod Halvorson, Saint Paul MN Joyce Searcy, Wesley Chapel FL; James Plecas, St Petersburg FL Margarita Jaramillo, Miami FL; Alvaro Betancur, Medellin Colombia Scott Rappard, Dartmouth NS; Gundi Husain, Halifax NS Valerie Vaughan - Martin Deneroff, New York NY June Neier, Highland IL; Donald Klingsick, Edwardsville IL

Electronic Device Policy

The electronic device policy is revised as follows: 1. For all NABC+ rated events at NABCs: Electronic devices, including but not limited to, phones, cameras, PDAs, and others capable of sending or receiving electronic communication are excluded from the playing areas during any session of play. This does not apply to health-related equipment. 2. For all events at an NABC other than a NABC+ rated event: Except for health‑related equipment, or by permission of the Director‑in‑Charge of the tournament, cell phones, audible pagers or similar equipment may not be operated or operable in any manner in the playing area during a session of play. Any such equipment must not be visible during the session. Sponsoring organizations of other ACBL‑sanctioned events are encouraged to adopt a similar policy. 3. These restrictions in numbers 1 and 2 above apply to all pairs, team members, captains, coaches, play recorders (except those designated by ACBL) and kibitzers and are in force throughout any actual playing session or segment of play.

61.46% 61.38% 59.62% 59.21% 59.21% 58.57% 58.41% 58.40% 57.37% 57.21% 57.13% 57.05% 56.89% 56.73% 56.73% 56.12% 54.73% 54.73% 53.37% 51.12% 50.96% 48.00% 46.59% 42.31% 41.19%

4. A violation of any of the restrictions in numbers 1 and 2 above will result in a disciplinary penalty of one full board (12 IMPs at that form of scoring) for the first offense. A second offense will result in disqualification from the event for the pair/team. Kibitzers violating this policy will be removed from the playing area for the remainder of the session.

Monitoring

At this and future North American Championships, ACBL will be monitoring NABC+ events with visible, real-time cameras. The images will be recorded and will be available for later official inspection and review. By general monitoring of the session and participants’ behavior, ACBL has another source of information that may be useful in determining facts and settling issues arising from some types of ethical and behavioral complaints or actions. Please summon a director if a problem occurs at the table. This procedure is intended to assure everyone that the playing field is level and that misbehavior will not be tolerated.

THURSDAY COMPACT KO BRACKET 8 14 Tables 6.70 1 Jean Ward - Nancy Klym - Diane Campbell Garry Ramsden-Wood, Calgary AB 4.69 2 David Begin, West Melborne FL; Greg Saunders, West Melbourne FL; Peter Adler, Raleigh NC; James Toy, Fuquay Varina NC 3.02 3 Sheila Middleton, Milton MA; Susan Mullin, Naples FL; Karen Largay, Avon CT; Priscilla Hostetter, Osterville MA 2.35 4 Marlene Falkner, Hawthorne FL; John Kelly Marjorie Kelly, Dunnellon FL; Virginia Satterfield, Ocala FL THURSDAY COMPACT KO BRACKET 9 16 Tables 5.80 1 Cheri Zosel - Thomas Zosel - Dennis Hoffelt Susan Hoffelt, Sun Lakes AZ 4.06 2 Barbara Newman - Syed Zamir, Nashville TN; Don Turner, Mt Juliet TN; Phyllis Bernstein, Boynton Beach FL 2.61 3 Janice Ghent - John Ghent, Oakville ON; Ken Facer - Dorothy Facer, Mississauga ON 2.03 4 Randy Corr, Alamo CA; Trisha Oconnor Marjorie Russell, Walnut Creek CA; Lynne Humphrey, Moraga CA WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING KO BRACKET 1 13 Tables 56.15 1 Johan Sylvan, 114 42 Stockhol Sweden; Frederic Wrang, Stockholm Sweden; Kevin Bathurst, New York NY; Daniel Zagorin, Skokie IL 39.31 2 Gene Simpson, San Rafael CA; Hamish Bennett, Menlo Park CA; Bruce Ferguson - Brenda Keller, Palm Springs CA 22.46 3/4 John Stiefel, Wethersfield CT; Betty Bloom Steve Bloom, Duanesburg NY; Richard DeMartino, Riverside CT; Geoffrey Brod, Avon CT; James Griffin, Sausalito CA 22.46 3/4 Hakan Straaf, 589 31 Linkopin Sweden; Mals Sjoberg - Olaf Bergstrom - Jan-Erik Thomasson, WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING KO BRACKET 2 16 Tables 52.65 1 Joyce Hampton, Blythewood SC; Jenny Wolpert, Jupiter FL; Benedicte Cronier, Paris France; Sylvie Willard, Paris France; Krzysztof Buras, Warszawa Poland; Grzegorz Narkiewicz, Bielsk Poland 36.86 2 Barry Harper, Regina SK; Sara Parks M.D., Owensboro KY; Yatindra Sahae, Carmel Valley CA; Lars Ritzman, Stockholm Sweden; Bob Carteaux, Fort Wayne IN 21.06 3/4 Joann Glasson - Bob Glasson, Pennington NJ; Alexander Allen, Annandale NJ; Abe Pineles, Jackson NJ 21.06 3/4 Marjorie Michelin, Laguna Woods CA; Neil Stern, Bermuda Dunes CA; Farid Assemi, Fresno CA; Edward Wojewoda, Clovis CA WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING KO BRACKET 3 12 Tables 33.64 1 Steven Love, Laguna Niguel CA; Steven Reuschlein, Middleton WI; Mariko Kakimoto, Newport Beach CA; Andrew De Leon, Laguna Hills CA 23.55 2 Richard Ferrin, Washington DC; Eugene Kales, Arlington VA; Mickie Kivel, Potomac Falls VA; Diane Walker, Gaithersburg MD 13.46 3/4 Lynda Nitabach, N Plainfield NJ; Pietro Campanile - Erez Hendelman, New York NY; Victoria Gregory, Pittsburg KS 13.46 3/4 Howard Liu, Naperville IL; Stephen Goldstein, Anaheim CA; Mildred Harding, Henderson NV; Julie Zhu, Vero Beach FL WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING KO BRACKET 4 16 Tables 31.30 1 Jim Burt - Kathy Burt - Molly Tranovich, Ft Myers FL; Ed Tranovich, Naperville IL 21.91 2 Mark Olsky - Mary Olsky, Madison WI; Wayne Christensen, Jr, Laporte TX; Powhatan Wooldridge, Buffalo NY 12.52 3/4 Roland Laframboise - Don Domansky - Ross Cody - Dave McLellan, Thunder Bay ON 12.52 3/4 Michael Strong, Winfield IL; W Harris Jr, Lombard IL; Elton Lipnick, Houston TX; Bob Reinman, Colorado Spgs CO WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING KO BRACKET 5 16 Tables 25.64 1 John Shufelt - Jean Shufelt, Naples FL; Marilyn Lightner, Bonita Springs FL; Fran Wakely, Belleair FL 17.95 2 Stephen Apodaca, Santa Fe NM; Matthew Mallory, San Diego CA; Judy McDonald, Lavonia GA; Tammy Moll, Raleigh NC 10.26 3/4 Jason Dufault - Garry Karst, Edmonton AB; Helene Grace - Ray Grace, Sherwood Park AB 10.26 3/4 Marilyn Nesbit - James Siegel, Ketchum ID; John Gignilliat, New Bern NC; Tudi Moldestad, Swansboro NC WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING KO BRACKET 6 16 Tables 23.27 1 Barbara Tate - J Phillips, Plantation FL; Roy Boucvalt, Lighthouse Pt FL; Elizabeth Kros, Fort Lauderdale FL 16.29 2 James Bridges, Bradenton FL; Bill Gilmore, Jacksonville FL; Evelyn Gilliard, East Point GA; Josie Mitchell, Decatur GA 9.31 3/4 Bonnie Wilke, Aspen CO; McKenzie Myers, Portland OR; Theresa Andino, Tallahassee FL; Greg Humphreys, Charlottesville VA; Dale Rands, Snowmass Vlg CO

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Page 16 9.31 3/4 Sandra Stevens, Katy TX; Ann Brisbois, Toronto ON; Claudette Roush, Houston TX; Joan Renzoni, Palm City FL WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING KO BRACKET 7 16 Tables 21.24 1 Catherine Miller - Hugh Miller, Spring TX; James Bochsler, Davenport FL; Michael Lunn, Sutton England 14.87 2 Lynda Thal, W Bloomfield MI; Bjorgvin Kristinsson, Minneapolis MN; Gail Hanson, Lake Orion MI; Bonnie Weinstein, Farmington MI 8.50 3/4 Patricia Prather - Ann Taylor, Port St Lucie FL; Elizabeth Stettler - Larry King, Orlando FL 8.50 3/4 John Reeve, Neptune Beach FL; Carl Wasserman - Sandra Schenk, Jacksonville FL; Mary Ann Belden, Kosciusko MS WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING KO BRACKET 8 16 Tables 18.34 1 Harlan Barnard, Deland FL; John Dickenson, North Wales PA; James Di Napoli, Wall NJ; Charles Hage, Monmouth Beach NJ 12.84 2 John Simpson - Pat Simpson, Madera CA; John Ide, Cape Canaveral FL; Starr Hagenmeyer, Titusville FL 7.34 3/4 Stuart Schwartz - Elaine Schwartz, West Palm Beach FL; Rick Carpenter - Felice Carpenter, W Palm Beach FL 7.34 3/4 Amy Howells, Lakeville MN; Edie Siemens Marv Riedesel - Mary Johnson, Prior Lake MN WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING KO BRACKET 9 16 Tables 15.41 1 Juha Kokko - Nancy Kokko, Cashiers NC; Samuel Murray - Cecil Hines, Highlands NC 10.79 2 Gary Croland - Bonnie Schwartz, Delray Beach FL; Carol Penn, Great Neck NY; Jacqueline Levy, Boca Raton FL 6.16 3/4 James Woodman - Brenda Woodman, Mount Pearl NL; Donald Prior, Key Biscayne FL; Barbara Noble, Basking Ridge NJ 6.16 3/4 Emily Myers - Richard Myers, Lake Placid FL; Caroline Duncan, Sebring FL; Don Dvorak, Jacksonville FL WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING KO BRACKET 10 16 Tables 12.97 1 Alice Weagle, Shrewsbury MA; Millie Dabbs, Spring Hill FL; Tracy Boys, Sherman Oaks CA; Glenn Eddy, Whittier CA 9.08 2 Mary Ellen Vanzler - Tyll Vanzler, Brooksville FL; Richard Talbott - Marjorie Talbott, Spring Hill FL 5.19 3/4 Thomas McKay - Lucette Lafleur, Fort Lauderdale FL; Yannis Karabelas - Bill Nussbaum, Pompano Beach FL 5.19 3/4 Sandy Desilets, Port St Lucie FL; Rhoda Chickering, E Montpelier VT; Bette Magee - Evelyn James, Houston TX WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING KO BRACKET 11 17 Tables 11.99 1 Ronald Foreman, Tullahoma TN; John Bendick - Judy Underhill - Walter Bogaerts, Leesburg FL 8.39 2 James McCartney - Louise McCartney - Philip Kopala, Tarpon Springs FL; Rod Macdonald, Ottawa ON 5.40 3 Don Hasseld - Judy Hasseld, Hoover AL; Judy Kaye, Estero FL; Eileen Hedrick, Alabaster AL 3.60 4/6 Janice Barnes - Cindy Barbarisi, Lecanto FL; Diane Halloran - Shirley Elliott, Hernando FL 3.60 4/6 Karen Rice - Wendy Dewell - Betty Rosa, San Jose CA; Beverly Nuding, San Carlos CA 3.60 4/6 Joy Falcon, Lake Worth FL; Joel Stieglitz, Wellington FL; Loretta Westler, Philadelphia PA; Jorie Malelo, Boca Raton FL WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING KO BRACKET 12 16 Tables 11.27 1 Richard Teller - Alexandra Teller, Naples FL; Margot Welch - Norman Welch, Edwards CO 7.89 2 Aimee Snyder - Kathleen Raney - Stephanie Lohri, Naples FL; Sandy Anzilotti, Wilmington DE 4.51 3/4 Joel Rothenberg - Rosalie Rothenberg, Palm Beach Gdns FL; Ron Goldman, Palm Bch Grdns FL; Shelley Goldman, Highland Park IL 4.51 3/4 Christine Greenberg, Byron MN; Rhea Dickson - Rita Bertsch - Judith Harris, Rochester MN WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING KO BRACKET 13 16 Tables 8.64 1 Alexander Frey - Helen Frey, Oceanside CA; Jim Peterson - Liz Peterson, Lake Forest IL 6.05 2 Barbara Meach - Jerry Meach, Waterford MI; Bill Goodman - Marty Goodman, Troy MI 3.46 3/4 Charlotte Thompson, Marathon FL; Dorothy Bauman, Largo FL; Julie Thompson, Lake Mary FL; Won Yang, Clermont FL 3.46 3/4 Liz Hopkins, Valrico FL; Nancy Heston, Brandon FL; Walter Joyce - Dolores Joyce, Parrish FL

Disaster in Denmark Part 2 By Steve Garner

Sixteen strong pairs convened the first week of November for the inauguration of the 2010 Copenhagen Pairs Invitational. It drew an international field consisting of (in descending geographical order) GromovShanurin, Russia; Helgemo-Helness and Brogeland-Saelensminde, Norway; BertheauNystrom, Sweden; Wrang-Ventin Sweden/Spain; Askgard-Bjarnarson, AukenChristiansen and Blakset-Ron, Denmark; Aukenvon Arnim, Denmark/Germany; Carroll-Hanlon, Ireland; Hallberg-Cronier, England/France; Jassem-Martens, Poland; Welland-Zia and GarnerWeinstein, USA; Assael-Zorlu, Turkey; Bocchi-Madala, Italy/ Argentina. Scoring was based upon IMPs across the field for each 10-board match with the high and low result being thrown out. Forty IMPs would be the average score each round. Eighty IMPs a blitz. Cash prizes would be awarded the top three finishers. This is the second part of the report. Part one was in issue No. 5 Round 8 presented two play problems. The first one: ♠Q843 ♥842 ♦A4 ♣A632 ♠AKJ9 ♥K976 ♦82 ♣ K 10 8 Eight out of eight tables landed in a near – hopeless 4♠ with the ♦K lead. Howie won the diamond and led a heart to the king which held – the first bit of fortune. He then drew trumps, which split 3-2 (the second bit of fortune) and exited with heart. East, who started with ♥A J x, won the jack, cashed the ace and shifted to the ♣Q. The opponents could have arranged for either hand to win the third heart trick, so it was clear to Howie he needed to play RHO to have started with ♣Q 9 doubleton or four to the queen. The latter was statistically more likely, so he won the king and led his 8, claiming when West’s now-singleton jack popped up. Just another miracle, and well done. Five of eight declarers managed a similar line of play to win 6 IMPs. Here’s play problem No. 2. ♠KQ93 ♥ A J 10 4 3 ♦A3 ♣KQ ♠ A 10 7 ♥98 ♦J876 ♣ 10 8 7 4 Do you fancy your chances in 3NT by South after a low diamond lead? RHO wins the queen and returns the 5: 7, 2, ace. You’d have been in great shape had your diamond jack won the first trick, but it’s still not hopeless, assuming you can develop the heart suit. What are the relevant holdings? Even if hearts are 3-3 with split honors, you will require two entries to your hand, so a low spade to the 10 at trick two looks attractive to me. However, you did notice the ♥9 8, didn’t you? It’s a huge holding because now you need not risk the spade finesse on most other layouts. Howie rejected the spade finesse (correctly in my view), but on this deal it was the only winning line. Only one out of five declarers found it and

making 3NT was worth 12 IMPs. Minus 200 lost 4 IMPs, minus 300 lost 6 IMPs. The players enjoyed a brief lunch break before we continued into round nine against the Irish. We were lucky to win 3 IMPs on this deal: ♠A K J 10 8 6 ♥A Q J 7 ♦6 ♣10 4. You open 1♠. Partner bids 2♣. The auction continues 2♥ – 2NT; 3♠ – 4♠. Do you invite slam or just drive it in? John Carroll simply bid Blackwood, found partner with an ace and the trump queen and ended in 6♠. Partner held ♠Q 5 ♥6 2 ♦K Q 9 2 ♣A K J 9 3, so slam was very reasonable if the ♦A ace was onside and basically on a heart finesse if it wasn’t. Nothing worked, but six of eight pairs bid the losing slam so it was only a small loss for the Irish. A pre-tournament favorite showed up for round 10. Dlr: East ♠AKQJ63 Vul: N-S ♥93 ♦842 ♣ 10 2 ♠ 5 ♠ 10 8 7 2 ♥ K 10 8 6 5 4 2 ♥AQ ♦ Q 7 6 ♦ K J 10 5 3 ♣ 8 3 ♣65 ♠94 ♥J7 ♦A9 ♣AKQJ974 West North East South Garner Bocchi Weinstein Madala Pass 1♣ 3♥ 3♠ 4♦ 5♣ All Pass Would you bid 4♦ with Howie’s hand? You certainly prefer a heart lead against a club contract, but it may involve partner if you have a decent save. Looking at my hand and thinking ahead, I was planning to bid 5♥ over Madala’s presumed raise to 4♠. I certainly didn’t want Bocchi to bid Blackwood. But Madala rebid 5♣ and I had second thoughts. Did I want to push them into slam? I hated the idea of having to save in 6♥ or 7♥ if the opponents were about to play at the five level. I passed and soon lamented a missed opportunity. A 300 save would have been worth 6 IMPs and even a phantom sacrifice at the six level would have netted a few IMPs. If Bocchi had chosen to compete to 5♠, three rounds of hearts would promote a trump trick for East and give us the only plus our direction. Instead, we lost 2 IMPs for minus 640. Shortly after that, you pick up ♠6 ♥A Q 10 6 2 ♦A J 9 3 ♣10 9 3. At favorable vulnerability, partner opens 1♦ and RHO overcalls 1♠. You bid 2♥, and LHO jumps to 4♠. Partner continues with 5♣. Do you or don’t you? You have fine support for diamonds, but must be worried about a slow club loser. Half the field bid slam and found partner with ♠K Q ♥— ♦K Q 8 5 4 2 ♣A J 8 7 6, so it had no play. It was unlucky to find partner with the that spade holding. Bocchi-Madala avoided the slam and we lost 6 IMPs for minus 400.

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Dlr: North ♠A753 Vul: N-S ♥ 10 9 6 4 3 2 ♦ - ♣AJ2 ♠ K 10 8 4 ♠J96 ♥ Q J 8 ♥5 ♦ 10 6 3 ♦KQJ8754 ♣ Q 7 4 ♣85 ♠Q2 ♥AK7 ♦A92 ♣ K 10 9 6 3 West North East South Madala Nystrom Bocchi Bertheau 1♥ 3♦ 4♣ (1) Pass 4♦ (2) Pass 4NT Pass 5♥ Pass 6♥ All Pass (1) Good heart raise. (2) Last train. North opened 1♥ (a common opener in their system) and soon found himself in 6♥ with the ♦K lead. How should he play? A strong line of play is based upon West holding the ♠K. He played the ♦A, pitching a club, diamond ruff, heart to the ace and another diamond ruff. Now a second trump to dummy’s king. Assuming East shows out, club to the ace, club to the king and a club ruff establishing the suit. Now a trump to West who will be endplayed in spades. This line does not take into consideration 4-1 clubs or the fact that the opponents don’t always have a seven-card suit for their preempts. Nystrom took a simple line, winning the opening lead and then taking an immediate club finesse through the non-preemptor. The Swedes gained 13 IMPs as they were the only pair in slam. We held these cards the last round of the day: Dlr: West ♠A984 Vul: None ♥Q ♦K9854 ♣863 ♠ J 10 7 6 5 ♥ 10 9 8 6 ♦ J 10 2 ♣ K ♠32 ♥KJ5 ♦A63 ♣ A J 10 4 2

♠KQ ♥A7432 ♦Q6 ♣Q975

West North East South Martens Weinstein Jassem Garner Pass Pass 1♥ 2♣ 3♥ 4♣ All Pass It always feels like I’m about to enter No Man’s Land when I compete to four of a minor. Nothing good ever seems to happen and I seldom have a hand that fits partner’s. Maybe that’s why I’ve heard Zia label it a “nothing bid.” This deal is a case in point. Generally speaking, I abhor overcalling at the two level with this type of hand: 5-3-3-2 with three-card length and slow high cards in an opponent’s suit. On the plus side, I’m non-vulnerable, so I decide to dip in. Martens makes a preemptive 3♥ raise and Howie elects to raise clubs. Disaster! Trumps break 4-1 and I end minus 50 for 2 IMPs away. Bidding 4♣ with 3 low trumps seems a bit misguided to me. Will Howie have ♠x x x x ♥x x ♦x x x ♣K Q x x the next time? Surely a responsive double gives partner better options. We may backdoor our way into spades or notrump, and how bad can that be? In practice, I think I have a fairly easy pass opposite a responsive double, and we’d have been happy with the result: plus 300 on defense would have yielded 7 IMPs. It has been another disappointing day. After many losing decisions, a few clear errors and no gifts from the opposition, we have slumped to

11th place with the cellar not that many IMPs away. Day one leaders have extended their lead: Bertheau-Nystrom – 567, Bocchi-Madala – 517, Helgemo-Helness – 513. The bright spot of the day for us will undoubtedly be our dinner with the Wellands and Zia at a restaurant called Kokkeriet, serving a modern style of French and Danish cuisine. We soon arrive and I spot a tuna mousse and a Monkfish marinated in a pumpkin and mussel juice on the menu that sound delightful, as does the salted baked celery and truffle. We are all foodies, and perhaps that is why we so enjoy the European tournament schedule. Finishing bridge play by 7:30 and following it with an interesting and relaxing dinner is truly the only civilized way to live. Typically, Zia will hold court at these dinners, and I always admonish him for being the ultimate result merchant at the bridge table. I do get a giggle or two when he accuses Howie of bidding like an old woman, and later I give him all due credit for remaining the best opening leader in the universe, second place existing on some distant planet, many light years away. It’s almost midnight as we finish dinner and make our way back to the hotel. The plaza is far less lively than the previous night, but the air is clean and crisp with a slight chill. I am certain I would have absolutely no problem living here. Day three arrives and the final hurrah is upon us. The bridge has been a disappointment, but the camaraderie among the players has been provided true enjoyment. There are four matches to go. We start against our recent teammates, Brogeland-Saelensminde and nothing too exiting happens until I am on lead against 6NT after this auction: 1♦ – 1♠ 2♣ – 2♥ 3♣ – 3♦ 3NT – 5♣ 6NT – Pass What would you lead with: ♠9 x x x x ♥A x x ♦9 8 x ♣Q x? If you believe that once your ♥A is dislodged the opponents will claim, then perhaps you should attack with ♣Q, hoping partner has the king. If you believe anything else, you should try a passive spade. At the table I stupidly led a heart, presenting declarer with his 12th trick. Anything but a heart would have worked. Where is Zia when I need him? We continue to do nothing else wrong and receive poor field protection on a couple of deals (perhaps the field is getting tired also) for a dismal round score of 20. Three matches to go. I would be amiss, biased and a poor sport after ragging on my poor partner throughout the confines of this report (especially since he normally makes far fewer mistakes than I do) if I neglected to include a deal my dear old friend Gerald Caravelli often referred to as “an unmitigated debacle:” Round Thirteen vs. Gromov-Shanurin: In my own defense (and I make no pretenses to suggest it’s a good one) I will tell you my hand came perfectly sorted, just like every other round: ♠A K ♥A K Q 9 ♦A K Q x ♣J 10 9. For years I have made a habit of picking up my hand, sorting it, counting it and then folding it back up – retaining a mental image of it during the bidding. It’s a bad habit, one I undoubtedly inherited from the depths of my spotty youth (hard to break those). But on this occasion, for whatever reason, be it the lingering jet lag, a few nights of little sleep or perhaps general disinterest after being mired near the bottom of the heap throughout the Tournament, I picked up my hand and thought I surveyed a very nice balanced 23 HCP. I opened 2♣. Partner responded 2♦ (0-1 control) and I rebid 2NT (22-24), still not reviewing my hand. 3NT by partner, all pass. LHO led the ♥4 and Howie put down ♠x x ♥10 x ♦9 x x x x ♣K J 7 4. Hmm. 6♦ looks like it depends upon the club finesse. Wait a second. Crap! Now I have a 26

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Page 18 count. Where did that extra king come from? I ran the diamonds and came to my hand with a heart, preparing to run the ♣J. What? That isn’t the ♣J. It’s the ♠J! And the ♠10. And the ♠9. Oy! I’ve just turned a 5-4-4-0 26 HCP into a balanced 23. Three pairs bid 7♦, four pairs stop in six and of course, our result gets thrown out. I truly wish that was the end of the story. But for 15 years Howie has insisted we play an insane bidding sequence: 2♣ - 2♦; 4♣ as some huge 5-4-4-0 with club shortness. I’ve railed at him constantly to take it out of the notes because I have guaranteed it will never come up in our combined lifetimes. And now this disappointment on so many levels comes along. At least my competitors and my good-natured partner get a good chuckle. I am certain the bridge gods are still laughing. ♠542 ♥AK974 ♦2 ♣ A K 10 5

♠ A K Q 10 3 ♥ Q J 10 ♦876 ♣Q3

West North East South Zia Welland 1♥ Pass 1♠ Pass 2♣ Pass 2♦ (1) Pass 3♠ Pass 4NT Pass 5♥ Pass 6♠ All Pass (1) Fourth-suit forcing. Our opponents had an accident (too little, too late, I’m afraid) and missed slam, but shockingly, so do four other pairs. Welland-Zia had what looks to me a perfectly normal auction. 6♥ is almost ironclad. Is it possible to raise to 6♥ over Zia’s 5♥? Could partner have: ♠J x x ♥A K x x x ♦x ♣A x x x, missing the club king? I think with a minimum and 3-5-1-4 distribution, partner should raise 1♠ to 2♠, rather than rebidding 2♣. Zia’s jump to 3♠ should imply extra high cards. Only Blakset-Ron get to the ironclad 6♥. Zia and one of the other Danish pairs finish in 6♠. For the second time in the tournament the trumps split 4-1 with four to the jack onside. Again it was possible to engineer a trump coup with careful play. 1430 was worth 12 IMPs. Next, our only ghoulie of the tournament: ♠AQJ9876 ♥ - ♦ A 10 8 7 5 3 ♣ -

♠4 ♥AK654 ♦964 ♣A765

West North East South Weinstein Garner 1♠ Pass 2♥ Pass 3♦ Pass 3NT Pass 4♠ All Pass A very conservative 4♠ rebid by Howie. Couldn’t I have three diamonds to the king and some slow club cards? Slam is clearly poor – it starts with 2-2 diamonds and then a spade guess. Half the field rested in 4♠, while the other half tried the diamond slam. Two pairs made it and two failed. We finally face the leaders, Nystrom-Bertheau, on the penultimate round. At that point they had an insurmountable lead and there are five pairs about 100 IMPs behind them fighting it out for second place. I had high hopes on this board:

Dlr: East ♠5 Vul: N-S ♥ K Q 10 8 4 3 ♦832 ♣AJ9 ♠ 6 4 ♠ K Q 10 9 ♥ 9 6 5 ♥AJ72 ♦ A K J 7 6 5 2 ♦4 ♣ 2 ♣KQ43 ♠AJ8732 ♥ - ♦Q8 ♣ 10 8 7 6 5 West North East South Weinstein Nystrom Garner Bertheau 1♣ 1♠ 3♦ (1) 3♥ Dbl Redbl (2) Pass 4♣ Dbl All Pass (1) Invitational. (2) Rescue me. There I was on opening lead, visions of plus 800 running through my head, but what to lead? A trump is often indicated on these misfits because a crossruff is usually the only viable option available to declarer. I was fairly certain the club ace was on my right so a club lead was certain to blow a trick, but would that trick come back? Not on this hand. Declarer won my ♣K, led ♥K and played ace and ruffed a spade. Next came the ♥Q, followed by the ♥10, pinning my partner’s 9. We achieved only 200 and a very disappointing loss of 3 IMPs because four pairs played the subpar 3NT, making. A diamond lead would have produced plus 500 for us and a gain of 7 IMPs. Then our opponents bid 1NT – 3NT and you get to lead from ♠J 4 3 ♥K 9 7 ♦9 8 5 4 ♣Q 7 5. This feels like the typical random lead problem from the Master Solver’s Club. Couldn’t a spade, a heart or a diamond all be right on any given occasion? Howie chose a heart. Minus 600. After the round we quickly consult the greatest opening leader in the universe. You guessed it – he led the ♠J! Partner had ♠K Q 9 6 and the ♦A. I told you there’s nobody else in his league. Last chance. We played the final round against our very dear friends Sabine and Daniela. Nothing too dramatic happens, Howie is a total handhog, declaring seven of the 10 deals and we lose by a reasonable margin. Meanwhile, the pairs in contention for second and third are creating some fireworks of their own, including this hand where Boye Brogeland pens a brand new chapter on the adventures of psychic redoubles: Dlr: West ♠J2 Vul: E-W ♥KQJ54 ♦85 ♣AK53 ♠ A Q 8 6 ♠ K 10 5 4 ♥ 10 8 7 6 ♥A3 ♦ -- ♦AKQJ93 ♣ 9 8 7 6 2 ♣Q ♠973 ♥92 ♦ 10 7 6 4 2 ♣ J 10 4 West North East South Martens S’minde Jassem Brogeland Pass 1♥ Dbl Redbl Pass Pass 2♦ Dbl 2♥ Pass 2♠ Pass Pass 3♣ All Pass Keep in mind this was the last round. Five pairs were within striking distance of second and third place with a cash prize as incentive, so it is not shocking a few players would try to create some swings. Having little experience (or success) with psyching, I usually attempt to remain in the mainstream (Howie may disagree) but recognize that some bridge players live to dance on the edge. Psyching requires tremendous table feel and it doesn’t hurt to be able to play the spots off the cards when forced to run for the exits. Brogeland is a natural, having always struck me as someone who has command of the table, taking aggressive actions and not minding the possibility of looking bad if the results turn against him. Here

he took a stab, hoping to talk the opponents out of a vulnerable game. I would have bid 1♠ with Martens hand, but he passed the bidding around to his partner who bid a conservative 2♦. Had Brogeland passed, Martens would surely have converted to 2♠ and Jassem might have raised. Double by Brogeland! He was willing to surrender 180 or 280 or 380 as long as the opponents had a vulnerable game. Martens removed 2♦ doubled to 2♥ – a choice for Jassem to pick either spades or clubs. Jassem continued his conservative course with 2♠, which was passed around to Saelensminde, who competed with 3♣. Last chance for the Poles: Pass, pass to Martens. That seems a little strange, doesn’t it? Brogeland has made a penalty double of 2♦ and then passed 3♣? But it was too late to reevaluate, and the Poles remained totally bamboozled. The sad news for the Norwegians was that they only earned 5 IMPs. Three East-West pairs reached a spade slam that was doomed by the 5-2 diamond split. Howie and I, of course, were treated to -650 from the girls and we lost 8 IMPs. Final standings: Bertheau-Nystrom 710, Bocchi-Madala 685, Jassem-Martens 677. Howie and I avoided the cellar, finishing in a stellar 14th place, but I honestly have no regrets. Yes, we could have played better, but even our best would have left us far behind the leaders and results are not always of primary importance in these types of tournaments. The organizers are trying to create a competition that promotes interest in bridge, and they did a fantastic job. As players, we are simply ambassadors to the bridge community. The tournament received a lot of local press, was covered by BBO on the Internet and given a favorable review by all the participants. Kudos to everyone involved in this invitational tournament. And many thanks, Copenhagen!

Barry Crane Top 500 leaders

(through Nov. 6) 1. Jeff Meckstroth, Tampa FL 2. Eric Rodwell, Clearwater Bch FL 3. Jacek Pszczola, Chapel Hill NC 4. Mike Passell, Las Vegas NV 5. Chris Compton, Dallas TX 6. Garey Hayden, Tucson AZ 7. Eddie Wold, Houston TX 8. Michael Seamon, Dania FL 9. Marc Jacobus, Las Vegas NV 10. Geoff Hampson, Las Vegas NV 11. Gary Cohler, Miami FL 12. Curtis Cheek, Las Vegas NV 13. Jacob Morgan, Madison WI 14. David Berkowitz, Boca Raton FL 15. Mark Itabashi, Murrieta CA 16. Valentin Kovachev, Stony Brook NY 17. Alan Sontag, Gaithersburg MD 18. G Gard Hays, Veradale WA 19. Les Bart, Bradenton FL 20. Adam Zmudzinski, Katowice, Poland 21. Reanette Frobouck, Vero Beach FL 22. Richard DeMartino, Riverside CT 23. David Caprera, Denver CO 24. Gloria Bart, Bradenton FL 25. Aaron Silverstein, New York NY 26. Stan Tulin, Highland Beach FL 27. Mark Lair, Canyon TX 28. David Siebert, Little Rock AR 29. Joe Grue, New York NY 30. Pamela Granovetter, Cincinnati OH 31. Matt Granovetter, Cincinnati OH 32. Robert Morris, Houston TX 33. Robert Teel Jr., Birmingham AL 34. Bruce Ferguson, Palm Springs CA 35. Sheila Gabay, Newton MA 36. Ed Schulte, Tampa FL 37. Ken Cohen, Philadelphia PA 38. Gene Simpson, San Rafael CA 39. Ellen Anten, Encino CA 40. Ken Gee, Regina SK 41. Justin Lall, Dallas TX 42. Allan Graves, Barnet VT 43. Kevin Dwyer, Fort Myers FL 44. Dan Morse, Houston TX 45. G S Jade Barrett, Elk Point SD 46. John Russell, North Barringto IL 47. Cameron Doner, Richmond BC 48. Judith Bianco, New York NY 49. Hannah Moon, Prince Albert SK

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(through Nov. 6) 1. Allan Graves, Barnet VT 2. Cameron Doner, Richmond BC 3. Hannah Moon, Prince Albert SK 4. Barry Harper, Regina SK 5. Jonathan Steinberg, Toronto ON 6. Daniel Korbel, Waterloo ON 7. David Grainger, Bend OR 8. Dennis Nelson, Saskatoon SK 9. Heather Peckett, Nepean ON 10. Gerry Marshall, Calgary AB 11. Andy Anderson, Saskatoon SK 12. John Morgan, Navan ON 13. Yan Wang, Scarborough ON 14. David Colbert, Etobicoke ON 15. Dwight Bender, London ON 16. Dan Jacob, Vancouver BC 17. Patrice Roy, Sherbrooke QC 18. Donald Pearsons, Winnipeg MB 19. Peter Clark, Ottawa ON 20. Michael Cafferata, Scarborough ON

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(through Nov. 6) 1. Leo LaSota, Glen Burnie MD 2. Andrew Gofreed, La Plata MD 3. Claire Zeitoun, Gloucester ON 4. Paul Mott, Charlottesville VA 5. Jay Saks, Cote Saint-Luc QC 6. Len Charney, Winnipeg MB 7. Bob Ayers, Covington GA 8. Mario Rodrigues, Mississauga ON 9. Larry Long, Canton OH 10. Timothy Flaherty, San Diego CA 11. Rita Duncan, Somerset IN 12. John Lindsey II, Cambridge MA 13. William Sheryer, Abbotsford BC 14. Allen Golbert, Anaheim CA 15. Mitch Dunitz, Sherman Oaks CA 16. Garnet De Merchant, Fredericton NB 17. Patricia Harris, Head St Mar Bay NS 18. Andre Chartrand, Lery QC 19. Ingrid Lane, Kingsport TN 20. Anna Dosseva, Pickering ON

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Sectional YTD Leaders

(through Nov. 6) 1. Mark Itabashi, Murrieta CA 2. Richard Brown, Easley SC 3. Warren Roberts III, Flat Rock NC 4. Hugh Brown Jr., Mc Cormick SC 5. Robert Heller, Decatur GA 6. Kay Joyce, Raleigh NC 7. Adrian Dovell, Gainesville FL 8. Paolo Ranaldi, Eau Claire WI 9. John Brady, Jacksonville FL 10. Randy Joyce, Raleigh NC 11. En Hay, Littleton CO 12. Patricia Dovell, Gainesville FL 13. Mark McLaughlin, Charleston SC 14. Owen Lien, Hickory NC 15. Allen Kane, Pueblo West CO 16. Susanne McLaughlin, Charleston SC 17. Arthur Lowen, Nashville TN 18. W. M. Sutton, Huntersville NC 19. Bill Wisdom, Salisbury NC 20. Donna Watkins, San Antonio TX

Seniors YTD Leaders

(through Nov. 6) 1. Ed Weiss, Sun City Ctr FL 2. Ronda O'Farrell, Sun City Center FL 3. Les Bart, Bradenton FL 4. Gloria Bart, Bradenton FL 5. Gene Simpson, San Rafael CA 6. Ken Cohen, Philadelphia PA 7. Neal Satten, Wynnewood PA 8. Hamish Bennett, Menlo Park CA 9. Keith Garber, Las Vegas NV 10. Thomas Weik, Reading PA 11. Diane Shannon, Saratoga CA 12. Richard DeMartino, Riverside CT 13. Richard Budd, Portland ME 14. Michael Levy, Tucson AZ 15. Cameron Doner, Richmond BC 16. Daniel Colatosti, Waltham MA 17. Larry Bausher, West Haven CT 18. Bruce Noda, Corte Madera CA 19. Rick Rowland, Wilmington DE 20. John Stiefel, Wethersfield CT

MCDANIEL OPEN PAIRS - SECOND/FINAL SESSION NORTH-SOUTH SECTION CC A B C A B C 1 1 Andrew Hoskins, Burlingame CA; William Campbell, Pacific Grove CA 64.74% 1 2 Clay Hall - D Keith Henderson, Birmingham AL 60.58% 2 3 Jim Foster, Birmingham AL; Bernard Yomtov, Cambridge MA 57.85% 3 4 Lise Fischl, Maitland ON; Alice Blinn, Brockville ON 56.89% 4 5 2 Carroll Frogge, Kansas City MO; Ram Hira, North Vancouver BC 54.97% 5 6 Jack Wolf, Houston TX; Douglas Wagner, Birmingham AL 54.81% 6 7 Ronald Burt, Hooksett NH; Wayne Burt, Pembroke NH 52.88% 7 3 1 Mylene Encontro, Far Hills NJ; Angeles Quimson, New York NY 52.56% 1 4 Ben Feinswog, Coconut Grove FL; Robert Lurie, Wayland MA 48.88% 2 1 NORTH-SOUTH SECTION RR A B C A B C 1 Lewis Gamerman, Westwood MA; Robert McCaw, Sudbury MA 62.68% 1 2 John McLaughlin, Melrose MA; Lloyd Arvedon, Bedford MA 58.98% 2 3 Billy Miller, Las Vegas NV; Mike Bandler, Alamo CA 58.09% 3 4 Sandra Gebhardt, The Villages FL; Thomas Weik, Reading PA 55.20% 4 5 1 Carolyn Koch, Edwardsville IL; Lois Define, Saint Charles MO 55.04% 5 1 6 Pamela Granovetter, Cincinnati OH; Jo Anna Stansby, Dublin CA 53.91% 6 2 2 1 Richard McHale, Winter Haven FL; Martha Brown, Manchester MA 50.30% 3 1 NORTH-SOUTH SECTION A A B C A B C 1 Bernace De Young - Sean Ganness, Miami FL 71.96% 1 2 Drew Becker, Chicago IL; Richard Popper, Wilmington DE 63.78% 2 1 3 David Walker, Salem VA; Kevin Wilson, Knoxville TN 58.97% 3 4 1 David Pickering - John Mackay, St Catharines ON 54.49% 4 5 Jonathan Rivet, Wheaton IL; George Klemic, Bensenville IL 52.08% 5 2 6 2 Michael Myers, Ottawa ON; Mark Krusemeyer, Northfield MN 51.60% 6 7 Sumner Steinfeldt, Lauderdale Sea FL; Vonnie Lavender, Burke VA 51.44% 7 3 David Vendittis, Boca Raton FL; Ed Bernstein, Boynton Beach FL 50.64% 3 1 Edgar L’Heureux, White Rock BC; Jane Youngberg, Surrey BC 39.74% 4 1 NORTH-SOUTH SECTION B A B C A B C 1 1 Samuel Phillips, Largo FL; Lowell Phillips, North Potomac MD 60.22% 1 2 William Bartley, Murrieta CA; Marvin French, San Diego CA 59.27% 2 3 Carreen Hinds, Bakersfield CA; Judy Pede, Grass Valley CA 58.23% 3 4 Ruth Gold, Pompano Beach FL; Charlene Predmest, Delray Beach FL 55.31% 4 5 Marietta Andree, Hanworth, Middx Great Britain; Janet Cahm, Kt3 4jr United Kingdom 55.25% 5 6 Don Kern, Bay Minette AL; Paul Wright Jr, Mount Pleasant SC 54.25% 6 7 Russell Samuel, Glen Cove NY; Kyoko Shimamura, Tokyo 136 Japan 52.27% 7 2 1 Larry Shell, Muscatine IA; Dale Wicks, Melbourne FL 51.28% 1 3 Ruth Ziff, West Palm Bch FL; Barbara Hass, Palm Beach Gdns FL 48.40% 2 1 ST. PETE BRIDGE CLUB THURSDAY-FRIDAY - SECOND OF FOUR SESSIONS NORTH-SOUTH SECTION XX A B C A B C 1 Milton Zlatic - Jack Bryant, Saint Louis MO 67.15% 1 2 Bruce Bedient - Sue Bedient, Charlotte NC 62.18% 2 3 Donna Rodwell, Clearwater Bch FL; Peggy Higginbotham, Jacksonville FL 54.81% 3 1 4 Linda Barson - Jerry Barson, West Palm Beach FL 54.65% 4 2 5 1 Betty Casselman - Bernard Casselman, Sun City Center FL 52.24% 5 3 1 6 2 Annette Lucas, Telford United Kingdom; Michael Cornes, Shropshire England 50.96% 6 4 3 Dieter Stein, Harbourville NS; Pete Ekstrand, Crozet VA 48.40% 4 1 Lawrence Gelman, Boynton Beach FL; Bonnie Rosen, Boca Raton FL 45.99% NORTH-SOUTH SECTION YY A B C A B C 1 Sandra DeMartino, Riverside CT; Greta Pineles, Jackson NJ 58.97% 1 2 1 Raymond Adams Jr, Turlock CA; Sandra Wirtz, Lecanto FL 58.33% 2 3 Peggy Craig - Robert Craig, El Paso TX 57.53% 3 4/5 2/3 1 Lesley Green - Hollie Fox, Sun City Center FL 54.65% 4 1 4/5 2/3 Phil Rizzuto, Toronto ON; Karen Kimes, Las Vegas NV 54.65% 5 2 6 Rebecca Rogers, Las Vegas NV; Nancy Phillips, Tulsa OK 54.49% 6 3 4 1 NORTH-SOUTH SECTION ZZ A B C A B C 1 1 Barbara Raynor, New York NY; Igor Savchenko, Morris Plains NJ 64.65% 1 2 2 1 Ranjan Bhaduri, Chicago IL; Raymond Jung, Hamilton ON 58.64% 2 3 3 John McElroy - Jeanne Spletzer, Port Orange FL 56.69% 3 4 4 2 Stephen Massicotte, Sarnia ON; Marc Seguin, Ottawa ON 54.55% 4 5 Ted Newman - Cordelia Menges, New York NY 54.42% 5 1 6 Albert Fultz, Ft Mitchell KY; Christopher Cowan, Oakville ON 51.03% 6 2 3 1

422 360 359 326 304 283 280 278 272 269 257 257 245 242 237 236 235 231 228 220

203 203 150 144 141 131 131 129 127 120 117 114 109 106 105 104 101 100 100 95

EAST-WEST Donald Kersey - Mark Donovan, Kingston ON Michael McNamara, White Plains NY; Robert Heitzman Jr, Suffern NY Subba Ravipudi, Downey CA; Jack Waller, Ridgecrest CA Robert Kuz, St Andrews MB; Fred Lerner, Markham ON Marshall Lewis, Cleveland Hgts OH; Joan Kenny, Iran Antonia Okany, Etobicoke ON; Judy Singer, Toronto ON Owen Lynch - Cindy Sealy, Huntsville AL Jim Tully, Cocoa FL; Bill Ream, Burleson TX Charles Showalter, Lady Lake FL; R Seidman, The Villages FL Maryanna Malone - Margo Maley, Ponte Vedra FL EAST-WEST

62.34% 60.26% 58.17% 55.13% 54.65% 54.33% 53.85% 51.44% 50.80% 38.46%

Jim Hoerlein - Scott Needham, Boulder CO Stan Tulin, Highland Beach FL; Louk Verhees, Voorhou Netherlands Marshall Kuschner, Reston VA; Gerald Goodale, Fairfax VA Claudia Feagin - Jack Feagin Jr, Atlanta GA Gerald Nehra, Muskegon MI; William Granger, Bradenton FL Stephen Bean, Leesburg FL; Alan Wertheimer, Burlington VT Joan Stuckey - Jim Niemiec, Sarasota FL Perry Poole, Maitland FL; Stanley Weiner, Las Vegas NV EAST-WEST

64.13% 61.71% 61.06% 54.39% 54.38% 53.36% 51.01% 39.28%

Chris Moll, Raleigh NC; Richard Reitman, Los Gatos CA Peter Lit, Elk CA; Gary Robinson, Sebastopol CA Jeffrey Taylor, Eugene OR; Bill Cook Jr, Madison MS Ulf Nilsson, Dalby Sweden; Eric Leong, Oakland CA Betty Berkman, Fernandina FL; Dottie King, Jacksonville FL Gudrun Wallace, Fort Myers FL; Judy Cardin, Chesterfield MO Brenda Montague, Swampscott MA; Gail Bell, King of Prussia PA Janice Phillips, Gibsonia PA; Sharon Rohr, Pittsburgh PA Patricia Estes - Lyn Shapiro, Maitland FL Pamela Page - Frank Page, Palm Bay FL EAST-WEST

68.43% 58.97% 58.81% 57.85% 57.37% 56.09% 55.45% 44.87% 44.23% 41.35%

Jonathan Green, Kingston NY; Norman Rubin, Monticello NY Michael White, Atlanta GA; Ed Lazarus, Baltimore MD Martin Chaitt, West Palm Beach FL; Ellasue Chaitt, Palm Bch Gdns FL Penelope Millar, Indianapolis IN; Sharon Austin, Bainbridge IN Alex Perlin, Metuchen NJ; Anton Tsypkin, Ashland MA Zeke Letellier, Crofton MD; Rosanne Schabinger, Mount Prospect IL Suzan Lordi, University Park FL; Miriam Metz, Bradenton FL Helma Strauss, Hartford CT; Marjorie Lennon, Bradenton FL Justin Blanchard, New York NY; Sam Katz, Burr Ridge IL

60.33% 58.84% 56.77% 55.53% 55.13% 54.11% 53.57% 53.50% 44.87%

EAST-WEST Ian Panto, Chlfnt St Giles England; Peter Lester, East Sussex Bn Great Britain Patricia Griffin - James Griffin, Sausalito CA Charles Gaeth, Benicia CA; E Hale, Rolla MO Marianne Aronovich - Serge Aronovich, Tuxedo Park NY Sandy Desilets, Port St Lucie FL; Rhoda Chickering, E Montpelier VT Jennifer Gu, Sunnyvale CA; Adam Portley, San Francisco CA Sheryl McEwan, Reston VA; Livingston Johnson, Fairfax VA

66.83% 65.87% 59.46% 56.89% 52.72% 51.60% 47.92%

EAST-WEST Laurence Rivkin - Charles Lipman, Dunwoody GA June Pocock, New Westminster BC; Maarten Tjebbes, Vancouver BC Carol Duren - Lura McKinney, Savannah GA Henry Nelson, Zelienople PA; Frank Anshen, Setauket NY Kristy Knight - Cynthia Morelli, Jacksonville FL Marilyn Nesbit - Jim Siegel, Ketchum ID Linda Connell - Ken Connell, Saskatoon SK J Preston - Susan Butler, Edmonton AB EAST-WEST

60.90% 60.58% 58.65% 58.49% 58.17% 56.25% 52.40% 43.27%

Jorgen Molberg, Trondheim Norway; Terje Aa, Heimdal Norway Jesus Arias, New York NY; Joan Millens, Kingston NY David Binney - William Fleming, Seattle WA Saul Agranoff, Newton MA; Edward Scolnick, Wayland MA Elaine Misner - James Misner, Wilton CT David Pimental, Dartmouth MA; Marcia White, Lakeville MA Alfred Killian, Sebastian FL; Vivian Leshin, W Hartford CT Betty Davis - Pamela Wolf, Jacksonville FL

67.38% 57.21% 57.14% 55.29% 52.19% 51.94% 49.40% 42.57%

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NORTH-SOUTH 1 Dan Parish - Elise Parish, Omaha NE 2 Susan Cressman - Ken Cressman, Lakeland FL 3 Michael Diesel - Stephanie Hamilton-Diesel, Saugus MA 4 Sally Meckstroth, Tampa FL; Linda Miller, Ormond Beach FL 5 Mary Gerner, Sarasota FL; Anne Thain, Bradenton FL 6 Joseph Murray - Ricki Rogers, Mt Laurel NJ 7 Carol Rynders - Jill Flader, Saint Paul MN 8 Jody Ledford - Theodore Spak, Miami FL 9 David Meyer - Marlene Meyer, Scranton PA 10 Peter Tracy - Sherry Tracy, Longboat Key FL 11 Keith Connolly, Minneapolis MN; Rebecca Anspach, Saint Paul MN 12 Jim Gaarder, Columbia MD; Jimmy Ritzenberg, Bethesda MD 13 Adam Kaplan, New Port Richey FL; Tansu Aksu, Orlando FL

0-5000 BLUE RIBBON PAIRS - SECOND FINAL SESSION SECTIONS X W EAST-WEST 66.75% 1 Ronald Andrews - William Poole, Vero Beach FL 62.03% 2 Dean Panagopoulos, Lynn MA; Yiji Starr, Wayland MA 61.72% 3 Doug Levene - Mark Jones, Birmingham AL 59.68% 4 Alan Walters - Bruce Greenspan, Naples FL 53.97% 5 Joe Handler, Toronto ON; Ashok Shingavi, Houston TX 53.85% 6 Donald Pearsons - Alex Bertrand, Winnipeg MB 53.60% 7 Andrew Firko, Oakville ON; Wendy Dooley, Mississauga ON 53.41% 8 Pat Peterson, Hernando FL; Sharron Rosenberg, Lecanto FL 53.29% 9 Bob Friz, Leonard TX; Brady Allen, Dallas TX 53.16% 10 Kevin Young - Peter Worby, Regina SK 52.54% 11 Russ Jones, Jonesboro AR; Michael McGuire, Hernando MS 52.05% 12 John Cagney - Edith Cagney, N Fort Myers FL 51.67% 13 Nathan Glasser, Somerville MA; Randy Okubo, Saint Paul MN

WEDNESDAY EVENING 299ER PAIRS NORTH-SOUTH SECTION DDD EAST-WEST A B C A B C 1 Linda Monahan - Pat Monahan, Interlochen MI 61.01% 1 1 2 1 Nancy Clayman, Boston MA; Susan Rutstein, Brookline MA 58.93% 2 2 3 Victoria Lanier, Amelia Island FL; Ellen Flenniken, Fernandina Beac FL 58.63% 3 4 2 1 Jurgen Rinderspacher - Ann Traven, Germany 58.33% 4 3 5 3 Dottye McCain, Orlando FL; Joe McCain, Birmingham AL 55.36% 5 4 4 Robert Mainord, Nederland TX; Patricia Bell, Silsbee TX 52.38% 1 MURIEL & ARNOLD ROSEN M/X/D - SECOND SESSION NORTH-SOUTH SECTION OO EAST-WEST A B C A B 1 Helen Hackner, Willowdale ON; David Horner, Carrollton TX 57.85% 1 2 Sheila Pies, Osprey FL; Roger Pies, Washington DC 57.53% 2 3 Sharon Jabbour - Zeke Jabbour, Boca Raton FL 55.93% 3 4 Jerome Hurley - Christine Renner, Bradenton FL 54.17% 4 5 Suzanne Dunaway, Oak Park IL; Michael Kutska, River Forest IL 54.01% 5 6 Donna Marshall - David Marshall, Reading MA 53.21% 6 1 Eddie Bishop, Lacey WA; Kimberly Johnson, Olympia WA 49.04% 1 2 Florence Mahony - Brian Mahony, Delray Beach FL 47.12% 2 1 Margarita Jaramillo, Miami FL; Alvaro Betancur, Medellin Colombia 45.67% NORTH-SOUTH SECTION PP EAST-WEST A B C A B 1 Robb Gordon - Linda Gordon, Sedona AZ 62.18% 1 2 Burrell Humphreys, Wayne NJ; Enid Steinmark, Hackensack NJ 54.33% 2 3 1 Merrilee McKenna, Bradenton FL; Paul Wens, 2018 Antwerp Belgium 54.17% 3 4 2 Kathryn Callahan, Clive IA; Rod Halvorson, Saint Paul MN 51.76% 4 5 Pamela Barbee - Curtis Barbee, Newnan GA 51.44% 5 6 Natalie Hertz - Dan Hertz, Harrison NY 51.12% 6 1 2 NORTH-SOUTH SECTION QQ EAST-WEST A B C A B 1 John Kranyak, Bay Village OH; Melanie Tucker, New York NY 59.13% 1 2 Goldye Raphael - Harold Raphael, Montreal QC 55.93% 2 3 Gary Kessler, Springfield IL; Elaine Said, Nashville TN 54.33% 3 4 Raymond Raskin, King of Prussia PA; Claire Kern, Voorhees NJ 53.85% 4 5 Nie Lih Kalat, Sarasota FL; Jack Bonney, Venice FL 53.69% 5 6 Bill Harlan - Phyllis Harlan, Oklahoma City OK 52.56% 6 1 Terry Smith, Jacksonville FL; Linda Stuart, Gainesville FL 52.08% 1 2 James Weeks, Irvine CA; Ilene Grabel, Palm Desert CA 50.32% 2 NORTH-SOUTH SECTION WW EAST-WEST A B C A B 1 Sevequine Dissard - Gert-Jan Paulissen, Paris France 60.90% 1 2 Ron Ashbacher, Lead Hill AR; Breezy Salmon, Nashville TN 59.94% 2 3 Evelyn Kirsh - David Kirsh, Roxboro QC 52.40% 3 4 Kaye Krebs, Virginia Beach VA; Howard Miller, Chesapeake VA 51.76% 4/5 5 Lynda Rosenblatt, Passaic NJ; Marvin Rosenblatt, Hartford CT 50.48% 4/5 6 Robert Cloutier - Helen Shanbrom, Tamarac FL 50.00% 6 1 Esra Orhon, Wesley Chapel FL; Adel Eryan, Tampa FL 48.40% 1 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

NORTH-SOUTH Barnet Shenkin, Boca Raton FL; Rhoda Habert, Montreal QC Bart Bramley, Dallas TX; Nikolay Demirev, Arlington Hts IL Jan Jansma, Malden Netherlands; Jay Borker, Greenwich CT Larry Cohen, Boca Raton FL; Steve Weinstein, Andes NY Lynn Deas, Schenectady NY; Curtis Cheek, Las Vegas NV Roger Lee, Monrovia CA; Bob Etter, Sacramento CA Mark Itabashi, Murrieta CA; Ross Grabel, Palm Desert CA Ljudmila Kamenova, Stony Brook NY; Stephen Gladyszak, Chelsea MA John Hurd - Joel Wooldridge, New York NY Beth Palmer - William Cole, Silver Spring MD Harry Gellis, Midlothian VA; Chester Johnson, Chicago IL Thomas Peters, Grapeland TX; John Zilic, Houston TX David Berkowitz, Boca Raton FL; Alan Sontag, Gaithersburg MD R Jay Becker - Chris Willenken, New York NY Larry Pocock, New Westminster BC; Michael Yuen, Vancouver BC John Diamond, Boca Raton FL; Brian Platnick, Evanston IL

61.17% 59.68% 59.49% 58.06% 56.20% 56.02% 55.33% 54.90% 53.78% 52.30% 52.23% 51.99% 51.80%

Sandra Palchanis - Roberta Sylvia, Nantucket MA Nancy Heston, Brandon FL; Elizabeth Hopkins, Valrico FL Nizar Esmail - Zainool Esmail, Burnaby BC Naresh Kapila, Rochester Hills MI; Bradley Keller, South Lyon MI Lawrence Haugh, Woodside CA; John Currie, Toronto ON Edward Greenhouse, Delray Beach FL; Burton Greenhouse, Montauk NY

63.10% 61.61% 60.12% 57.74% 51.19% 43.15%

C

Caroline Pascoe, Sarasota FL; Steven Shaye, Slingerlands NY Bert Newman - Kathy Newman, West Bloomfield MI Bob Hamman, Dallas TX; Peggy Kaplan, Minnetonka MN Patricia Dovell - Adrian Dovell, Gainesville FL Andrew Tylman - Jennifer Swimmer, Toronto ON Sharon Anderson - Roger Anderson, Eagan MN Benjamin Eisenberg - Susan Eisenberg, Boca Raton FL Mary Lawand - Rene Lawand, Etobicoke ON

64.58% 63.14% 57.85% 53.21% 52.72% 51.12% 49.84% 48.88%

C

Rebecca Clough - Roger Clough, Culver City CA Jerry Premo, Sacramento CA; Kay Beck, Noblesville IN Muriel Altus - Philip Altus, Tampa FL Mel Colchamiro, Merrick NY; Ruth Grant, Tarrytown NY Bonnie Bagley, Colorado Spgs CO; Ken Monzingo, San Diego CA Greg Caucutt - Genny Rice, Rochester MN Jack Alhale - Rozi Alhale, New York NY Wendy Margraff - Thomas Margraff, St Petersburg FL

64.90% 61.54% 59.29% 56.89% 54.33% 52.56% 50.16% 49.84%

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Andrea Hayman, New York NY; Jan Van Cleeff, Ah Den Haag Netherlands 61.03% Douglas Dye - Dale Dye, Wyndmoor PA 59.99% B Horiguchi - Chiye Horiguchi, Gardena CA 58.09% George Retek, Montreal QC; Jill Wooldridge, Buffalo NY 58.08% Leonard Doerksen - Marlene Pontifex, Winnipeg MB 58.07% Glenn Eisenstein, New York NY; Nancy Katz, Carolina PR 54.38% Chris Moore - Jennifer Chalfan, Bellevue WA 50.80% Lottie Sommer - K. Joel Sommer, Mamaroneck NY 45.41% Roger Peterman, Fenelon Falls ON; Riet Haaksman, Kingston ON 34.95%

C

Gay Grogan - Terry Grogan, Centerville OH Bonnie Britton, Staten Island NY; Peter Latkany, Brooklyn NY Barbara Mackay, Fredericton NB; Mike Cappelletti Sr, Alexandria VA J Fletcher Smoak - Linda Smoak, Roanoke VA Allan Mazer - Ruth-Anne Mazer, Towson MD Ledo Carvalho, Sao Paulo Brazil; Marsha Mitchell, Knoxville TN Francine Feldman, Boca Raton FL; Aubrey Fein, Fort Lauderdale FL Joyce Searcy, Wesley Chapel FL; James Plecas, St Petersburg FL

BLUE RIBBON PAIRS - SECOND FINAL SESSION SECTIONS P Q R EAST-WEST 62.10% 1 Bas Drijver, Capelle Aan Den Netherlands; Sjoert Brink, Rotterdam 3 Netherlands 61.34% 2 David Bakhshi, London England; Tom Townsend, London W9 1sd England 60.83% 3 Chip Martel, Davis CA; Lew Stansby, Dublin CA 58.96% 59.01% 4 Eric Rodwell, Clearwater Bch FL; Jeff Meckstroth, Tampa FL 57.29% 58.81% 5 Bjorn Fallenius - Michael Moss, New York NY 55.72% 57.89% 6 Leslie Amoils, Toronto ON; Ishmael Delmonte, Sydney Australia 54.66% 57.44% 7 Allan Graves, Barnet VT; Jon Sveindal, Bergen Norway 54.40% 56.63% 8 Michael Seamon, Dania FL; James Cayne, New York NY 54.10% 55.21% 9 Jonathan Steinberg, Toronto ON; Daniel Korbel, Waterloo ON 53.69% 54.81% 10 Martin de Bruin, Egg Harbor Twp NJ; Steven Price, Scottsdale AZ 52.78% 54.50% 11 David Caprera, Denver CO; Clement Jackson, Albuquerque NM 52.68% 54.15% 12 Christopher Monsour, Hartford CT; Daniel Levin, Aurora IL 52.07% 53.64% 13 Norberto Bocchi, Barcelona 080 Spain; George Jacobs, Hinsdale IL 51.57% 52.94% 14 Reese Milner, Los Angeles CA; Matt Granovetter, Cincinnati OH 51.47% 52.73% 15 Jessica Piafsky, New York NY; Thomas Bessis, Issy-Les-Moulin France 51.21% 51.57% 16 David Kent, Lake Mary FL; Stephen Brown, Ottawa ON 50.96%

SECOND THURSDAY-SATURDAY MORNING SIDE THURSDAY MORNING — FIRST OF THREE SESSIONS NORTH-SOUTH SECTION WW EAST-WEST A B C A B C 1 1 Clay Dahl, Etobicoke ON; Rick Jenkins, Toronto ON 60.04% 1 Chris Compton, Dallas TX; Marc Levine, Lubbock TX 2/3 Val Kovachev, Stony Brook NY; John Russell, North Barringto IL 59.28% 2 1 Peter Cheung, Fremont CA; Polly Schoning, Manhattan KS 2/3 2 1 Bari Boyer - Carol Seager, Worcester MA 59.28% 3 Enrico Beretta, Martin GA; Jim Mullen, Oak Island NC 4 Don Pearsons - Adrienne Pearsons, Winnipeg MB 57.39% 4 2 1 Marc Seguin, Ottawa ON; Stephen Massicotte, Sarnia ON 5 3 Jean Blilie, Kerrville TX; Shirley Hoffert, Ottertail MN 57.01% 5 3 Patricia Estes, Maitland FL; Amy Bloom, Silver Spring MD 6 Tania Reyes Hiller, Shrub Oak NY; Leia Berla, Old Greenwich CT 52.27% 6 Deborah Murphy, San Francisco CA; Bonnie Gellas, New York NY 7 Harold Phillips, Melbourne FL; Bob Ezell, Palm Bay FL 51.52% 7 4 Steven Goodman, Upton MA; Susan Elwyn, Framingham MA 4 Diana Strietelmeier, Columbus IN; Lois Herald, Venice FL 49.81% 2 Charles Allen, Kokomo IN; Jo Anne Nenni, West Palm Beach FL 2 Nathan Bodner, Miami FL; Angus MacIver, Surfside FL 49.43% NORTH-SOUTH SECTION XX EAST-WEST A B C A B C 1 1 1 Joan Fitzgerald, St. John’s NL; Ashok Shingavi, Houston TX 62.50% 1 1 Paul Lindauer Jr, Varna IL; Linda Bush, Evans GA 2 Nathan Glasser, Somerville MA; Buddhadeb Biswas, Lexington MA 60.61% 2/4 2/3 Meg Hughes, Bradenton FL; Robert Bishop, Holmes Beach FL 3 Mike Strong, Winfield IL; Bill Harris, Lombard IL 57.20% 2/4 Les Bart, Bradenton FL; Martha Marsh, Chicago IL 4 John Mackay - Jeremy Smee, St Catharines ON 55.11% 2/4 2/3 Jerry Tietz - Pam Tietz, Naperville IL 5 2 Jerry Skellenger - Judith Skellenger, Rochester Hills MI 53.22% 5 4 Edie Siemens, Prior Lake MN; Amy Howells, Lakeville MN 6 3 Jingsong Liu, Renton WA; John Aslin, Seattle WA 52.65% 6 Bob Luebkeman, Walnut Creek CA; Anita Burgis, Santee CA 4 2 Rosalie Corbett, Des Peres MO; Marcia McCalden, Wolcott CO 51.14% 1 Maureen Sutton - Portia Craven, Ocala FL 2 Ann Bottelli - Richard Bottelli, Vero Beach FL

60.58% 59.46% 56.73% 54.97% 54.97% 52.88% 50.16% 47.12%

62.50% 59.72%

72.35% 62.88% 58.14% 54.55% 52.08% 51.89% 51.33% 46.97%

66.48% 58.90% 58.90% 58.90% 55.87% 55.11% 51.70% 48.48%

SECOND THURSDAY A.M. 49ER PAIRS - ONLY SESSION SECTION EEE A B C 1 1 Jean Lee, Naples FL; Miriam Tobolowsky, Los Angeles CA 68.06% 2 Ted Hauptman, Port Orange FL; Connie Lytle, Ormond Beach FL 57.64% 3 Mohammad Yadegari - Priscilla Yadegari, Schenectady NY 56.94% 2 Michael Bigelow - Pam Bigelow, Savannah GA 52.78% 1 Casey Holscher, Melbourne FL; Judith Cortese, Rome NY 45.14% SECOND THURSDAY A.M. 299ER PAIRS - ONLY SESSION NORTH-SOUTH SECTION CCC A B C A B C 1 1 1 Lawrence Rogers, Winter Park FL; Ronald Boyers, Casselberry FL 57.95% 1 2 2 Joy Grossmann - David Grossmann, Highland Park IL 55.68% 2 1 1 3 3 2 Edward Greenhouse, Delray Beach FL; Burton Greenhouse, Montauk NY 53.60% 3 2 4 4 Joanne Chalifoux, Bay Shore NY; Louisa Delew, East Islip NY 53.22% 4 3 2 5 5 3 Marsha Wicks, Longwood FL; Claire Chepenik, Winter Park FL 53.03% 5 6 Peter Yuen - Walter Jaworski, Toronto ON 52.08% 6 4 5 NORTH-SOUTH SECTION BBB A B C A B C 1 1 1 Denise Erwin - Peg Lindsay, Leesburg FL 61.59% 1 1 1 2 2 2 Virginia Jones - Milferd Jones, Clearwater FL 60.59% 2 2 2 3 Brenda Lord - Mary Gallagher, Winter Park FL 58.25% 3 3 4 Dena Anderton - Lenore Dillard, Winter Park FL 52.27% 4 4 5 3 3 Dan Croom - Jill Croom, Lake Mary FL 51.46% 5 6 4 Sue Blumenfeld - Richard Ryan, Sun City Center FL 50.78% 6 5

EAST-WEST Doris Jefferies, Bloomfield MI; Linda McDade, Bonita Springs FL Christie Bendickson, Spring Hill FL; James Vail, Cleveland GA Naresh Kapila, Rochester Hills MI; Bradley Keller, South Lyon MI Patricia Gifford, Kingsland GA; Fred Stokes, St Marys GA Elizabeth Monroe - Lynn Leisy, Amelia Island FL Terry Landry - Carol Landry, St Cloud FL Sheila Hildreth - Nelsom Hildreth, Dunnellon FL EAST-WEST Barry Rowles, Vero Beach FL; William Baum, Dubuque IA 64.48% Marc Spellman, Satellite Beach FL; Dennis Scott, Melbourne Beach FL W Hayenga, West Melbourne FL; Thomas Ahlin, Melbourne FL Ann Van Dyke, Purchase NY; Cherry McLaughlin, Brooksville FL Katie Ogan - Randy Ogan, Jupiter FL Constance Cleaton - Melvin Ellis, Portland OR

SECOND THURSDAY-SATURDAY MORNING SIDE THURSDAY MORNING — FIRST OF THREE SESSIONS NORTH-SOUTH SECTION WW EAST-WEST A B C A B C 1 1 Clay Dahl, Etobicoke ON; Rick Jenkins, Toronto ON 60.04% 1 Chris Compton, Dallas TX; Marc Levine, Lubbock TX 2/3 Val Kovachev, Stony Brook NY; John Russell, North Barringto IL 59.28% 2 1 Peter Cheung, Fremont CA; Polly Schoning, Manhattan KS 2/3 2 1 Bari Boyer - Carol Seager, Worcester MA 59.28% 3 Enrico Beretta, Martin GA; Jim Mullen, Oak Island NC 4 Don Pearsons - Adrienne Pearsons, Winnipeg MB 57.39% 4 2 1 Marc Seguin, Ottawa ON; Stephen Massicotte, Sarnia ON 5 3 Jean Blilie, Kerrville TX; Shirley Hoffert, Ottertail MN 57.01% 5 3 Patricia Estes, Maitland FL; Amy Bloom, Silver Spring MD 6 Tania Reyes Hiller, Shrub Oak NY; Leia Berla, Old Greenwich CT 52.27% 6 Deborah Murphy, San Francisco CA; Bonnie Gellas, New York NY 7 Harold Phillips, Melbourne FL; Bob Ezell, Palm Bay FL 51.52% 7 4 Steven Goodman, Upton MA; Susan Elwyn, Framingham MA 4 Diana Strietelmeier, Columbus IN; Lois Herald, Venice FL 49.81% 2 Charles Allen, Kokomo IN; Jo Anne Nenni, West Palm Beach FL 2 Nathan Bodner, Miami FL; Angus MacIver, Surfside FL 49.43%

63.26% 59.28% 56.25% 55.11% 54.36% 53.60% 51.14%

57.95% 55.32% 55.27% 54.94% 53.94%

72.35% 62.88% 58.14% 54.55% 52.08% 51.89% 51.33% 46.97%

Daily Bulletin NORTH-SOUTH SECTION XX A B C A 1 1 1 Joan Fitzgerald, St. John’s NL; Ashok Shingavi, Houston TX 62.50% 1 2 Nathan Glasser, Somerville MA; Buddhadeb Biswas, Lexington MA 60.61% 2/4 3 Mike Strong, Winfield IL; Bill Harris, Lombard IL 57.20% 2/4 4 John Mackay - Jeremy Smee, St Catharines ON 55.11% 2/4 5 2 Jerry Skellenger - Judith Skellenger, Rochester Hills MI 53.22% 5 6 3 Jingsong Liu, Renton WA; John Aslin, Seattle WA 52.65% 6 4 2 Rosalie Corbett, Des Peres MO; Marcia McCalden, Wolcott CO 51.14%

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EAST-WEST Paul Lindauer Jr, Varna IL; Linda Bush, Evans GA Meg Hughes, Bradenton FL; Robert Bishop, Holmes Beach FL Les Bart, Bradenton FL; Martha Marsh, Chicago IL Jerry Tietz - Pam Tietz, Naperville IL Edie Siemens, Prior Lake MN; Amy Howells, Lakeville MN Bob Luebkeman, Walnut Creek CA; Anita Burgis, Santee CA Maureen Sutton - Portia Craven, Ocala FL Ann Bottelli - Richard Bottelli, Vero Beach FL

66.48% 58.90% 58.90% 58.90% 55.87% 55.11% 51.70% 48.48%

Doris Jefferies, Bloomfield MI; Linda McDade, Bonita Springs FL Christie Bendickson, Spring Hill FL; James Vail, Cleveland GA Naresh Kapila, Rochester Hills MI; Bradley Keller, South Lyon MI Patricia Gifford, Kingsland GA; Fred Stokes, St Marys GA Elizabeth Monroe - Lynn Leisy, Amelia Island FL Terry Landry - Carol Landry, St Cloud FL Sheila Hildreth - Nelsom Hildreth, Dunnellon FL

63.26% 59.28% 56.25% 55.11% 54.36% 53.60% 51.14%

Barry Rowles, Vero Beach FL; William Baum, Dubuque IA 64.48% Marc Spellman, Satellite Beach FL; Dennis Scott, Melbourne Beach FL W Hayenga, West Melbourne FL; Thomas Ahlin, Melbourne FL Ann Van Dyke, Purchase NY; Cherry McLaughlin, Brooksville FL Katie Ogan - Randy Ogan, Jupiter FL Constance Cleaton - Melvin Ellis, Portland OR

57.95% 55.32% 55.27% 54.94% 53.94%

SECOND THURSDAY A.M. 49ER PAIRS - ONLY SESSION SECTION EEE A B C 1 1 Jean Lee, Naples FL; Miriam Tobolowsky, Los Angeles CA 68.06% 2 Ted Hauptman, Port Orange FL; Connie Lytle, Ormond Beach FL 57.64% 3 Mohammad Yadegari - Priscilla Yadegari, Schenectady NY 56.94% 2 Michael Bigelow - Pam Bigelow, Savannah GA 52.78% 1 Casey Holscher, Melbourne FL; Judith Cortese, Rome NY 45.14% SECOND THURSDAY A.M. 299ER PAIRS - ONLY SESSION NORTH-SOUTH SECTION CCC EAST-WEST A B C A B C 1 1 1 Lawrence Rogers, Winter Park FL; Ronald Boyers, Casselberry FL 57.95% 1 2 2 Joy Grossmann - David Grossmann, Highland Park IL 55.68% 2 1 1 3 3 2 Edward Greenhouse, Delray Beach FL; Burton Greenhouse, Montauk NY 53.60% 3 2 4 4 Joanne Chalifoux, Bay Shore NY; Louisa Delew, East Islip NY 53.22% 4 3 2 5 5 3 Marsha Wicks, Longwood FL; Claire Chepenik, Winter Park FL 53.03% 5 6 Peter Yuen - Walter Jaworski, Toronto ON 52.08% 6 4 5 NORTH-SOUTH SECTION BBB EAST-WEST A B C A B C 1 1 1 Denise Erwin - Peg Lindsay, Leesburg FL 61.59% 1 1 1 2 2 2 Virginia Jones - Milferd Jones, Clearwater FL 60.59% 2 2 2 3 Brenda Lord - Mary Gallagher, Winter Park FL 58.25% 3 3 4 Dena Anderton - Lenore Dillard, Winter Park FL 52.27% 4 4 5 3 3 Dan Croom - Jill Croom, Lake Mary FL 51.46% 5 6 4 Sue Blumenfeld - Richard Ryan, Sun City Center FL 50.78% 6 5

DAYLIGHT ORANGE BLOSSOM PAIRS - SECOND SESSION NORTH-SOUTH SECTION FFF EAST-WEST 7 3 7 3 1 1 Khalid AlDoori, Harrison NY; Byron Nimocks, Rye NY 62.20% 1 Paul Beyersdorf - Carlos Haupert, Merritt Island FL 2 2 Colleen Mayers, Gulf Shores AL; Rebecca Cusick, Pensacola FL 58.33% 2 Robert Raes, Apopka FL; Dilip Daphtary, Maitland FL 3 Letitia Stallard, Winter Park FL; Susan Woodman, Orlando FL 56.55% 3 1 Robert Pemble - Margaret Pemble, Dundee Dd3 6hg United Kingdom 4 Helen Burns, Canning NS; Eva Wallace, Wolfville NS 53.27% 4 Marilyn Cohen, Palm Bch Gdns FL; Dee Korenbaum, West Palm Beach FL 2 Sharon MacMorran - Kenneth MacMorran, Austin TX NORTH-SOUTH SECTION GGG EAST-WEST 7 3 7 3 1 Nancy Frame, New Smyrna FL; Maureen Loeb, Lake Mary FL 63.69% 1 1 Susan Miklos - Audrey Baker, Jacksonville FL 2 Marilyn Defilippo - Jill Ragatz, Lecanto FL 62.50% 2 2 Gary Goersch - Linda Goersch, Tolono IL 3 Mona Watson - Cecilia Regan, Ocala FL 57.44% 3 James Muller - Nancy Muller, Orlando FL 4 Ellen Alper, West Roxbury MA; Ann Johnston, Wellesley MA 51.79% 4 John Alderman, Roswell GA; Beryl Hedrick, Alabaster AL 1 Herbert Cohen, Weston FL; Ralph Clifton, Crovet VA 46.73% 2 Gladys McMartin - Anita Kison, Titusville FL 44.05% NORTH-SOUTH SECTION HHH EAST-WEST 7 3 7 3 1 1 Gwendolyn Baker - James Baker, Dunnellon FL 61.01% 1 R Schwartz - Barbara Schwartz, Deerfield Beach FL 2 Tom Wilson, Orlando FL; Laura Campbell, Oviedo FL 55.36% 2 Barbara Stone - Joel Stone, Glencoe IL 3 Carol Mitchell, Panama City FL; Jane Shepard, Panama City Bch FL 55.06% 3 1 Olivia Ehmer, Jacksonville FL; Steven Frank, Ponte Vedra Bea FL 4 2 Janet Hinrichs, Marion IA; Duane Hinrichs, Clearwater FL 54.76% 4 2 Mary Lynn Macdonald - Candace Flemming, Halifax NS NORTH-SOUTH SECTION LLL EAST-WEST 7 3 7 3 1 David Graham - Jill Graham, Boca Raton FL 71.43% 1 James Keegan, Cambridge MA; Jane Adams, Lexington MA 2 Morris Johnson - Gloria Johnson, Brooklyn NY 64.58% 2 Marla Patterson, Arlington WA; Paula Olivares, Valencia CA 3 Paul Heide - Marjorie Heide, Delray Beach FL 52.68% 3 Susan Whitney - Robert Whitney, Worcester MA 4 1 Arthur McGrade - Betty McGrade, Ft Myers FL 50.89% 4 Jo Baillie, Marco Island FL; Leslie Phelps, Vero Beach FL 2 Janet Parsons - Margaret Gibbons, St. John’s NL 48.81% 1 Sylvia Woodhouse - Frank Woodhouse, University Park FL 2 Harriet Kutell - Michael Kutell, Miami Beach FL NORTH-SOUTH SECTION OOO EAST-WEST 7 3 7 3 1 Abbie Feuer - Dennis Feuer, No Palm Beach FL 61.90% 1 1 Kay Dierks - Robert Auvenshine, Wimberley TX 2 1 Richard Dixon, Frontenac KS; Barbara Williford, Raleigh NC 57.74% 2 Marlene Tremblay - Patricia Parker, Hayward WI 3 2 Ellen Schulman, Boca Raton FL; Robert Holdeman, Pocahontas IL 55.06% 3 Diane Kelsey - Bill Kelsey, Sebring FL 4 Richard Banks - Ella Banks, Tampa FL 54.17% 4 Linda Schofield, Winter Park FL; Sharon Shaffer, Debary FL 2 Ann Levine, West Palm Beach FL; Sandy Bascove, W Palm Beach FL NORTH-SOUTH SECTION DDD EAST-WEST 7 3 7 3 1 Lesley Green - Hollie Fox, Sun City Center FL 67.56% 1 Jean Frisino, Rockledge FL; Daryl Drew, Homosassa FL 2 1 Robert Dolan - Linda Dolan, Etowah NC 53.87% 2 Ann Perez, Guelph ON; Patricia Draper-Peterson, Oakville ON 3 2 John Steffan, Marco Island FL; Morris Mitchem Jr, Columbia SC 51.19% 3 Ruth Weber - Ellen Blais, St Augustine FL 4 Margaret Bernstein, Boca Raton FL; Carol Kohn, Atlantis FL 48.51% 4 1 Patrick Sweeney, Tampa FL; Larry Lasher, Moffetville CA 2 Karen Pollack, Westhampton NY; Risa Grossman, Mount Sinai NY NORTH-SOUTH SECTION MMM EAST-WEST 7 3 7 3 1 Paul Inman - Brenda Inman, Lakeland FL 65.48% 1/2 1 Jackie Christiansen - Pamela McKenney, Bluffton SC 2 Benet Zupan - Rolf Svensson, Boynton Beach FL 56.85% 1/2 John Nowell, Jr - Millie Nowell, Orlando FL 3 Susan Mastrola, Swansea MA; Judy Pollack, North Dartmouth MA 54.17% 3 2 Ann Atcheson, Fairfax VA; M. David Jackson, Alexandria VA 4 1 Stephanie Wilks, Orlando FL; Margaret Bauerle, Winter Springs FL 52.68% 4 Bill Oates - Pat Oates, Brighton MI 2 David Morreau, Ottawa ON; William Rance, Gloucester ON 52.38% NORTH-SOUTH SECTION NNN EAST-WEST 7 3 7 3 1 1 Victoria Lanier, Amelia Island FL; Ellen Flenniken, Fernandina Beac FL 61.61% 1 1 Jeff Jackson, White Bear Lake MN; Trella Bromley, Jacksonville FL 2 2 Robert Mainord, Nederland TX; Patricia Bell, Silsbee TX 57.14% 2 Teri Dolci, Port St Lucie FL; Margaret Woodworth, Port St Lucie FL 3 Patricia Heidrich, Winter Park FL; Fran Cowie, Maitland FL 56.25% 3 2 Joanne Klare, Ft Myers Beach FL; Christl Smith, Sanibel FL 4 Bill Weisgerber, Lake Mary FL; Phil Reece, Winter Park FL 53.87% 4 David Moore, Tampa FL; Linda Kneeburg, St Petersburg FL HARRY ROSS DAYLIGHT OPEN PAIRS - SECOND SESSION NORTH-SOUTH SECTIONS AAA PPP EAST-WEST A X A X 1 Alvin Galland, Hastings-On-Hud NY; Stanley Roth, New York NY 64.04% 1 Molly O’Neill, Ft Lauderdale FL; Lisa Berkowitz, Boca Raton FL 2 1 Charles Young - Rich Pestien, Peoria IL 59.96% 2 1 Lucy Tillman Jr, The Villages FL; G Mikel, Lady Lake FL 3 2 Michael Bodell, Santa Clara CA; Alan Malloy, San Francisco CA 59.60% 3 Mariusz Krasnicki, Pl-91-224 Lodz Poland; Jacek Ochijewicz, Warsaw Poland 4 Jane Dillenberg, New York NY; Jerry Goldberg, Yonkers NY 57.43% 4 Marlise Cusick - Linda Drake, Jacksonville FL 5 3 Raymond Jung, Hamilton ON; Ranjan Bhaduri, Chicago IL 56.61% 5 2 John Miller, Stillwater MN; Daniel McIntyre, Saint Paul MN 6 J Alfred Letourneau, Winslow ME; Lucille Theriault, Plant City FL 56.52% 6 Marc Culberson - Andrea Culberson, Weston FL 7 Joan Delaney - Russell Delaney, Sarasota FL 56.07% 7 Janice Seamon-Molson, Hollywood FL; Peter Mosheim, Miami FL 8 Clay Sundermeyer - Nada Sundermeyer, Bellevue WA 54.62% 8 3 Thomas Mangold Jr - Joseph Glazar, Hernando FL 9 Jeff Overby, Key West FL; Jayne Thomas, Lutz FL 53.89% 9 Natalie Bassil, Boston MA; Melvin Marcus, Waltham MA 10 Morton Glickman, Willowdale ON; Ranald Davidson, North York ON 52.90% 10 Vernon Nelson, Waukesha WI; Vincent Messina, Wolfeboro NH 11 Marilyn Mac Donald - Bill Mac Donald, Corpus Christi TX 51.81% 11 4 Peter Manzon, Waltham MA; Robert Bertoni, Haverhill MA 12/13 Barbara Steffek, St Petersburg FL; John Stephen, Ellenton FL 51.36% 12 5 Eric Schulz - Mary Skavaril, Reynoldsburg OH 12/13 Harriet Goldberg, No Palm Beach FL; Kari Nolletti, Palm Bch Gdns FL 51.36% 6 Jan Vandersluis - Helen Vandersluis, No Palm Beach FL 4 Alan Lechner, New York NY; Melvin Lechner, Boca Raton FL 50.72% 5 Donald Paterson - Carol Akers Paterson, Cordova TN 50.36% NORTH-SOUTH SECTIONS QQQ RRR EAST-WEST A X A X 1/2 1 Leelyn Main, St Petersburg FL; William Atteberry, Clearwater FL 62.95% 1 Jeff Aker, Briarcliff NY; Barry Rigal, New York NY 1/2 Peggy Craig, El Paso TX; Chris Champion, Colorado Spgs CO 62.95% 2 Charlotte Kartsonis, New Port Richey FL; Marion Ellingsen, Spring Hill FL 3 Lawrence Lau, Westport CT; John Klayman, Haymarket VA 60.60% 3 1 Marcella Werblow, Miami Beach FL; Natalie Mackler, Highland Park IL 4 Shannon Cappelletti - Rhoda Kratenstein, Delray Beach FL 59.96% 4 Michele Foran, Oconomowoc WI; William Malesevich, Mayville WI 5 Susan Kusler - Dane Kusler, Birmingham AL 59.06% 5 2 Peter Gray, Ketchum ID; April Uhlenburg, King of Prussia PA 6 2 Eiko Nomura, Tokyo Japan; Aiko Mizuuchi, Tokyo Japan Japan 56.70% 6 Diane Graese, Las Vegas NV; Martin Caley, Montreal QC 7 3 Anna Lynn Wagner - Charles Gale, Cocoa Beach FL 55.25% 7 Harvey Mandel, Nanuet NY; Deborah Alexander, Clermont FL 8 Joseph Sauro, Oakville ON; Martin Morris, Wheeling IL 54.80% 8 James Praught, Summerside PE; Wallace Macdonald, Albany PE 9 Carol Desmitt - Penny Paikin, Delray Beach FL 53.35% 9 3 James Spandau - Sharlene Spandau, Plant City FL 10 Riki Tulin, Highland Beach FL; Ken Cohen, Philadelphia PA 52.54% 10 4 Kenneth McNary - Gavin Nevins, Omaha NE 11 Heidi Klein, Harrison NY; Linda Otness, Greenwich CT 52.17% 11 Susi Ross, Winter Spgs FL; Barbara Docarmo, Casselberry FL 12 4 J Howard Tate - F Ruth Tate, Toronto ON 51.36% 12 Alison Wilson, New York NY; Johan Upmark, Stockho Sweden 5 John Caban, Ind Hbr Bch FL; Richard Robinson, Melbourne FL 49.82% 5 Melbourne Hamer - Joan Hamer, Westcott R England ST. PETE BRIDGE CLUB THURSDAY-FRIDAY SIDE - FIRST OF FOUR SESSIONS NORTH-SOUTH SECTION XX A B C A B C 1 1 Jack Grier - Alina Grier, Bridgman MI 61.57% 1 2 Judy Fiske, Sagamore Beach MA; Kathleen Kenney, South Yarmouth MA 56.71% 2 1 1 3 James Fowlkes - Patricia Fowlkes, Garner NC 55.56% 3 4 2 Richard Oberwortmann, Tullahoma TN; Henry Arnold, Sewanee TN 53.70% 4 2 5 3 1 Lawrence Gelman, Boynton Beach FL; Bonnie Rosen, Boca Raton FL 53.24% 5 3 2 NORTH-SOUTH SECTION YY A B C A B C 1 Marietta Huggard, Sarasota FL; Carolyn Holcomb, Englewood FL 64.56% 1 1 2 Laurence Rivkin, Dunwoody GA; Merle Stetser, Honolulu HI 54.92% 2 3 1 1 Linda Donahue - Ann Taylor, Satellite Beach FL 54.08% 3 2 1 4 2 Aaron Maryanow - Brenda Maryanow, Birmingham AL 52.93% 4 3 5 3 Ellen Gordon - Sidney Gordon, Melrose Park PA 51.13% 5 4 Sheryl McEwan, Reston VA; Livingston Johnson, Fairfax VA 50.32% 4

68.45% 54.46% 53.57% 53.27% 44.05% 59.23% 58.93% 55.65% 53.27%

59.52% 58.04% 52.38% 51.19% 55.65% 54.17% 53.87% 52.38% 50.30% 49.70% 62.20% 57.74% 51.79% 50.30% 49.11% 62.50% 52.38% 51.49% 51.19% 50.89% 55.36% 55.36% 54.46% 52.98%

60.42% 54.17% 51.49% 49.40%

67.84% 63.50% 60.05% 59.69% 57.43% 56.07% 55.98% 55.71% 55.53% 54.08% 53.35% 52.81% 49.73%

66.76% 63.22% 58.88% 57.16% 55.80% 54.98% 54.71% 54.53% 54.44% 53.99% 53.35% 52.90% 52.72%

EAST-WEST Jay Albright, Westerville OH; Charles MacCracken, Memphis TN 59.95% Elliott Grosh, Bradenton FL; Bill Carson, Ltl Switzrlnd NC 59.49% Gerald Vaughan - Connie Vaughan, Knoxville TN 57.64% Dorene Thompson, Ponte Vedra Bch FL; John Garner, Fernandina Bch FL 54.86% Jane Ghegan, Atlanta GA; Susan Marett, St Simons Is GA 53.47% EAST-WEST Michael Cornes, Shropshire England; Annette Lucas, Telford UK Yoko Davis, Cardiff CA; Samuel Jordan, Spring Valley CA Betty Davis - Pamela Wolf, Jacksonville FL E Hale, Rolla MO; Charles Gaeth, Benicia CA Kevin Schoenfeld, Pleasanton CA; Gerard Laquerriere, Clovis CA Bobby Paul - Elaine Paul, Winnipeg MB

57.96% 55.06% 53.88% 53.27% 51.39% 51.36%

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Page 22 NORTH-SOUTH SECTION ZZ A B C A 1 David Stevenson, Wirral England; Elizabeth Commins, Holywell C United Kingdom 62.27% 1 2 Mary Vickers, Apex NC; Myra Abrams, Cote Saint-Luc QC 61.57% 2 3 Steve Salazar, De Forest WI; Walter Pease, Anchorage AK 58.56% 3 4 1 Judith Skellenger - Jerry Skellenger, Rochester Hills MI 52.08% 4 5 Anita Burgis, Santee CA; Bob Luebkeman, Walnut Creek CA 51.85% 5/6 2 Charles Keltner - Beverly Butler, Highland IL 48.15% 5/6 3 Janice L Wild, Briarcliff NY; Jean Picone, Pittsburgh PA 47.45% 1 Kevin Dunn, Centennial CO; John Stilwell, Longwood FL 42.59%

B C 1 2 3 4 1

MURIEL & ARNOLD ROSEN MIXED NORTH-SOUTH SECTION A A B C A B C 1 Michael Edwards, Rock Island IL; Cookie Hoberman, Omaha NE 56.73% 1 2 Reba Cole, Boca Raton FL; William Epperson, Sarasota FL 55.77% 2 3 1 Merrilee McKenna, Bradenton FL; Paul Wens, 2018 Antwerp Belgium 55.29% 3 4/5 Gerry McCully - Rhonda Foster, Victoria BC 53.53% 4 4/5 Andrew Tylman - Jennifer Swimmer, Toronto ON 53.53% 5 6 2 Roger Allen, Victoria BC; Mimi Staples, Toronto ON 51.12% 6 1 2 NORTH-SOUTH SECTION B A B C A B C 1 Lynne Feldman, San Diego CA; Barry Schaffer, Frisco TX 59.94% 1 2 Allan Mazer - Ruth-Anne Mazer, Towson MD 58.81% 2 3/4 1 James Weeks, Irvine CA; Ilene Grabel, Palm Desert CA 56.41% 3 3/4 Robert Cloutier - Helen Shanbrom, Tamarac FL 56.41% 4 1 5 Steve Mansfield, Seattle WA; Janet Daling, Peoria AZ 52.24% 5 6 David Rogers, Pinehurst NC; Myriam Milgrom, Port St Lucie FL 51.28% 6 2 Jon Lusk - Sally Lusk, Ypsilanti MI 46.96% 2 NORTH-SOUTH SECTION C A B C A B C 1 Suzanne Dunaway, Oak Park IL; Michael Kutska, River Forest IL 65.22% 1 2 Donna Marshall - David Marshall, Reading MA 61.22% 2 1 3 Sharon Jabbour - Zeke Jabbour, Boca Raton FL 55.93% 3 4 Greg Caucutt - Genny Rice, Rochester MN 54.01% 4 5 Jerry Premo, Sacramento CA; Kay Beck, Noblesville IN 53.21% 5 6 1 Richard Zalenski - Nancy Johnson, Santa Rosa CA 53.04% 6 2 1 Margarita Jaramillo, Miami FL; Alvaro Betancur, Medellin Colombia 50.32% 2 NORTH-SOUTH SECTION WW A B C A B C 1 1 Chris Moore - Jennifer Chalfan, Bellevue WA 62.66% 1 1 2 2 1 Scott Rappard, Dartmouth NS; Gundi Husain, Halifax NS 58.81% 2/3 3 Andrea Hayman, New York NY; Jan Van Cleeff, Ah Den Haag 250 Netherlands 55.77% 2/3 4 Ulker Mutlu - Bernard Bernstein, Clearwater FL 55.61% 4 5 Leonard Doerksen - Marlene Pontifex, Winnipeg MB 54.17% 5 6 Catherine Teltscher, London United Kingdom; William Coyle, Glaasgow United Kingdom 53.69% 6

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

NORTH-SOUTH David Yang, Darien IL; Greg Hinze, San Antonio TX Reese Milner, Los Angeles CA; Matt Granovetter, Cincinnati OH David Bakhshi, London England; Tom Townsend, London W9 1sd England Eric Rodwell, Clearwater Bch FL; Jeff Meckstroth, Tampa FL David Grainger, Bend OR; Mike Cappelletti, Winter Park FL Erik Saelensminde, Jessheim Norway; Rune Hauge, St Petersport Great Britain Michael Seamon, Dania FL; James Cayne, New York NY Chip Martel, Davis CA; Lew Stansby, Dublin CA Bas Drijver, Capelle Aan Den Netherlands; Sjoert Brink, Rotterdam 3 Netherlands Cindy Bernstein, Memphis TN; Buddy Hanby, Spring TX Patricia Tucker, Atlanta GA; Kevin Collins, Dunwoody GA Winthrop Allegaert, New York NY; Jaggy Shivdasani, Pleasantville NY James Hawkes, Charleston SC; Claudio Nunes, Roma Italy Allan Graves, Barnet VT; Jon Sveindal, Bergen Norway David Lindop, Toronto ON; Michael Cummings, Palm Beach Gdn FL Laura Dekkers, Rotterdam; Marion Michielsen, 3024 AM Rotterd Netherlands

1 2 3 4 5 6 7/8 7/8 9 10 11 12 13/14 13/14

NORTH-SOUTH Doug Levene - Mark Jones, Birmingham AL Kenny Horneman, Charlottesville VA; Charles Jeffrey Jr, Safety Harbor FL Mark Teich - Gretchen Teich, Bluffton SC Bob Friz, Leonard TX; Brady Allen, Dallas TX Robert Lavin, East Longmeadow MA; Patricia Wright, Charlotte NC Sally Meckstroth, Tampa FL; Linda Miller, Ormond Beach FL Richard Williams - Jody Williams, San Carlos CA James Clifford Jr, Miami FL; David Babcock, Coral Gables FL Michael Blaher, Apopka FL; Mara Tuttle, Lake Mary FL Pat Peterson, Hernando FL; Sharron Rosenberg, Lecanto FL Donald Pearsons - Alex Bertrand, Winnipeg MB Richard Goll - Norma Goll, Tekamah NE Andrew Firko, Oakville ON; Wendy Dooley, Mississauga ON Steven Cohn, Clearwater FL; Gerald Ungar, Pt Charlotte FL

Jeanne Land, Fort Myers FL; Barbara Moran, Tilghman MD Marguerite Crews, Richmond VA; Bob Marett, St Simons Is GA Bonnie Lamkin - Henry Poe, Lakeland FL Marianne Johnson - Mal Yurkowski, Winnipeg MB Edward Rothman - Ilse Rothman, Dartmouth MA Patricia Estes - Lyn Shapiro, Maitland FL Stephen Massicotte, Sarnia ON; Marc Seguin, Ottawa ON

Patricia Dovell - Adrian Dovell, Gainesville FL Natalie Hertz - Dan Hertz, Harrison NY Bert Newman - Kathy Newman, West Bloomfield MI Marlene McFadden - John McFadden, Guelph ON Lowell Andrews, Huntington Bch CA; Maureen Barnes, Kelowna BC Robb Gordon - Linda Gordon, Sedona AZ Pamela Barbee - Curtis Barbee, Newnan GA Benjamin Eisenberg - Susan Eisenberg, Boca Raton FL EAST-WEST

69.55% 59.94% 59.78% 56.09% 52.88% 51.28% 46.15% 45.67%

Allen Hawkins Jr - Brenda Hawkins, Birmingham AL Barbara Mackay, Fredericton NB; Mike Cappelletti Sr, Alexandria VA John Kranyak, Bay Village OH; Melanie Tucker, New York NY Joyce Searcy, Wesley Chapel FL; James Plecas, St Petersburg FL Raymond Raskin, King of Prussia PA; Claire Kern, Voorhees NJ Ledo Carvalho, Sao Paulo Brazil; Marsha Mitchell, Knoxville TN Francine Feldman, Boca Raton FL; Aubrey Fein, Fort Lauderdale FL EAST-WEST

68.75% 60.42% 55.13% 54.81% 54.49% 53.85% 51.44%

Christopher Pisarra, Lafayette CA; Arline Fulton, Englishtown NJ Jack Alhale - Rozi Alhale, New York NY Muriel Altus - Philip Altus, Tampa FL Beatrice Kemp - Richard Burton, Dacula GA Rebecca Clough - Roger Clough, Culver City CA Sheila Pies, Osprey FL; Roger Pies, Washington DC Amanda Carter, Arlington VA; Arman Hartung, Marshall MI EAST-WEST

60.42% 59.29% 59.13% 53.69% 53.53% 52.40% 51.92%

Barbara Tysdahl - Dennis Ryan, Menomonie WI Larry Rich, Cumming GA; Shirley Seals, Ponte Vedra FL Lynda Rosenblatt, Passaic NJ; Marvin Rosenblatt, Hartford CT Evelyn Kirsh - David Kirsh, Roxboro QC Kaye Krebs, Virginia Beach VA; Howard Miller, Chesapeake VA Shirley Presberg, Boca Raton FL; Mark Dahl, Richmond VA

60.10% 55.77% 55.77% 55.13% 54.97% 54.33%

SECOND THURSDAY AFTERNOON 299ER PAIRS - ONLY SESSION NORTH-SOUTH SECTION BBB A B C A B C 1 1 1 Virginia Jones - Milferd Jones, Clearwater FL 59.52% 1 1 1 2 2 Terry Landry - Carol Landry, St Cloud FL 58.33% 2 3 3 2 Lawrence Rogers, Winter Park FL; Ronald Boyers, Casselberry FL 58.04% 3 2 4 4 3 Clare Bendeck - Maury Wolfe, Palm Beach FL 53.87% 4 3 5 5 Joellen Spencer - Sue Blumenfeld, Sun City Center FL 53.27% 5 4 2 3 NORTH-SOUTH SECTION CCC A B C A B C 1 1 1 Carolyn Gornowicz - Jerry Gornowicz, Longboat Key FL 60.71% 1 1 1 2 Sue Wagner - Larry Wagner, St Joseph MI 60.42% 2 2 2 3 2 Bradley Keller, South Lyon MI; Naresh Kapila, Rochester Hills MI 54.17% 3/4 4 Thomas Fagan - Katie Fagan, Kailua HI 52.08% 3/4 3 3 2 Kathleen Smith - Richard Ryan, Sun City Center FL 51.49% 4 4 Fred Stokes, St Marys GA; Patricia Gifford, Kingsland GA 47.92%

63.28% 58.91% 58.00% 57.06% 56.73% 56.43% 56.07% 54.76% 54.40% 53.92% 53.87% 53.87% 53.80% 52.88% 51.06% 50.86%

EAST-WEST Michael Myers, Ottawa ON; Mark Krusemeyer, Northfield MN Edgar L’Heureux, White Rock BC; Jane Youngberg, Surrey BC Josh Feldstein, Gainesville FL; Alan Schwartz, Fairfax VA Drew Becker, Chicago IL; Richard Popper, Wilmington DE Jim Hoerlein - Scott Needham, Boulder CO Malle Andrade - Lew Walter, New York NY Doug Couchman - Matthew Dyer, Chicago IL

59.29% 57.53% 56.25% 54.97% 54.49% 53.04% 52.72%

EAST-WEST William Bartley, Murrieta CA; Marvin French, San Diego CA Donna Watkins - Janise Saul, San Antonio TX Serge Chevalier, Laval QC; Paul Klarreich, Miami FL Linda Gross, Lafayette CA; Heidi Lippitt, Danville CA Samuel Phillips, Largo FL; Lowell Phillips, North Potomac MD Carreen Hinds, Bakersfield CA; Judy Pede, Grass Valley CA Betty Berkman, Fernandina FL; Dottie King, Jacksonville FL Carol Blazer - Lynda Gillinov, Boca Raton FL EAST-WEST

65.22% 57.69% 54.01% 53.69% 53.37% 52.08% 50.80% 44.39%

Tina Tessaro, Miami FL; Ersilia Valente, Lugano Switzerland Ronald Burt, Hooksett NH; Wayne Burt, Pembroke NH Alex Perlin, Metuchen NJ; Anton Tsypkin, Ashland MA Andrew Hoskins, Burlingame CA; William Campbell, Pacific Grove CA Susan Jackowitz, Palm Bch Grdns FL; Nancy Turner, New York NY Carol Frank, Burbank CA; Margaret Ferguson, Bonita Springs FL Susan Elwyn, Framingham MA; Steven Goodman, Upton MA Judith Arbus, Toronto ON; Patty Michael, San Mateo CA EAST-WEST

58.33% 57.85% 55.29% 54.17% 54.01% 52.56% 52.24% 49.52%

Pamela Granovetter, Cincinnati OH; Jo Anna Stansby, Dublin CA 64.26% Beverly Carter, Medina OH; Michael Creager, Brecksville OH 55.77% Laurie Vogel, New York NY; Irina Levitina, Hackensack NJ 55.77% Lewis Gamerman, Westwood MA; Robert McCaw, Sudbury MA 55.45% John McLaughlin, Melrose MA; Lloyd Arvedon, Bedford MA 55.13% Alka Kapur - Rahul Kapur, Carmel IN 51.60% Sandra Gebhardt, The Villages FL; Thomas Weik, Reading PA 50.96% Kathryn Shannon, North Vancouver BC; Benjamin Dickens, Fernandina Bch FL 48.24%

MINI-BLUE RIBBON PAIRS - FIRST FINAL SESSION SECTIONS W X EAST-WEST 63.65% 1 John Miller, Vienna VA; Jay Kelkar, Oak Hill VA 59.93% 2 Joseph Murray - Ricki Rogers, Mt Laurel NJ 57.82% 3 Crispin Barrere, Berkeley CA; Nick Wiebe, Oakland CA 57.26% 4 Randall Rubinstein, East Falmouth MA; Adam Parrish, Arlington MA 56.51% 5 Daniel Lavee, Thornhill ON; Barbara McLendon, New York NY 56.33% 6 Adam Kaplan, New Port Richey FL; Tansu Aksu, Orlando FL 55.58% 7/8 David Meyer - Marlene Meyer, Scranton PA 55.58% 7/8 Mary Gerner, Sarasota FL; Anne Thain, Bradenton FL 54.59% 9 Kenneth Allan - Paddy Allan, Kingston ON 53.16% 10 Steve Clark, Carlsbad CA; V Everett Boyer, San Bruno CA 53.04% 11 Kevin Dwyer, Fort Myers FL; Kimberly Whipple, Boca Grande FL 51.55% 12 John Lewis, Wilton Manors FL; Saul Gross, Miami Beach FL 51.24% 13 Michael McDonald, Rochester Hills MI; Grant Petersen, Taylor MI 51.24%

SECOND THURSDAY AFTERNOON 49ER PAIRS - ONLY SESSION NORTH-SOUTH SECTION EEE A B C A B C 1 Sonja Luckie - Janet Martin, Cleveland TN 59.50% 1 2 1 1 Lyndall Fisher, Largo FL; Lakshmi Devi Rajkumar, Germantown MD 55.00% 2 1 1

59.03% 58.33% 55.79% 54.17% 52.31% 52.31% 50.69%

EAST-WEST

BLUE RIBBON PAIRS - FIRST FINAL SESSION SECTIONS P Q R EAST-WEST 63.13% 1 Miguel Villas-Boas, Sao Paulo Spain; Joaopaulo Campos, Sao Paulo 01229 Brazil 58.43% 2 Boye Brogeland, Norway; Tonje Brogeland, Flekkefjord Norway 56.25% 3 John Diamond, Boca Raton FL; Brian Platnick, Evanston IL 56.12% 4 Jan Jansma, Malden Netherlands; Jay Borker, Greenwich CT 55.87% 5 Larry Cohen, Boca Raton FL; Steve Weinstein, Andes NY 55.74% 6 Merijn Groenenboom, Utrecht Netherlands; Danny Molenaar, Netherlands 55.72% 7 Mark Itabashi, Murrieta CA; Ross Grabel, Palm Desert CA 54.28% 8 Bart Bramley, Dallas TX; Nikolay Demirev, Arlington Hts IL 54.18% 9 Pablo Lambardi, Buenos Aires 10 Argentina; Pablo Ravenna, Buenas Aires 14 Argentina 53.87% 10 Gail Greenberg - Jeff Hand, New York NY 53.24% 11/12 Thomas Peters, Grapeland TX; John Zilic, Houston TX 53.16% 11/12 Samuel Marks, Atlanta GA; Michael Kovacich, Stone Mountain GA 53.04% 13 Bob Drijver, Tilburg Netherlands; Tim Verbeek, Driebergen Netherlands 52.53% 14 David Berkowitz, Boca Raton FL; Alan Sontag, Gaithersburg MD 52.18% 15 Beth Palmer - William Cole, Silver Spring MD 52.07% 16 Lawrence Harding, Hampstead NC; Kelley Hwang, New York NY

THURSDAY OPEN PAIRS - FIRST SESSION NORTH-SOUTH SECTION OO A B C A B C 1 Stan Tulin, Highland Beach FL; Louk Verhees, 2215 SH Voorhou Netherlands 67.95% 1 1 2 Cam Meyer, Bend OR; Lucy Tredennick, San Pedro CA 62.18% 2 2 1 3 1 1 Mylene Encontro, Far Hills NJ; Angeles Quimson, New York NY 58.01% 3 4 Bernace De Young - Sean Ganness, Miami FL 56.25% 4 5 Donna Wood - Paul Foster, Vista CA 53.21% 5 6 2 2 Perry Poole, Maitland FL; Stanley Weiner, Las Vegas NV 52.40% 6 7 3 David Vendittis, Boca Raton FL; Ed Bernstein, Boynton Beach FL 51.92% 7 3 4 Stephen Bean, Leesburg FL; Alan Wertheimer, Burlington VT 49.52% NORTH-SOUTH SECTION PP A B C A B C 1 1 Peter Lit, Elk CA; Gary Robinson, Sebastopol CA 71.63% 1 2 John Atlee Macgregor - Tony Kasday SJO2097, Miami FL 61.22% 2 3 2 Ralph Wilhelmi - Russell Johnson, Olympia WA 59.46% 3 4 Ulf Nilsson, Dalby Sweden; Eric Leong, Oakland CA 55.29% 4 1 5/6 3 Janice Phillips, Gibsonia PA; Sharon Rohr, Pittsburgh PA 52.72% 5 2 5/6 Brenda Montague, Swampscott MA; Gail Bell, King of Prussia PA 52.72% 6 1 Patricia Bayer, Jacksonville FL; Jane Jamison, Orange Park FL 44.71% 3 1 NORTH-SOUTH SECTION QQ A B C A B C 1 Jonathan Green, Kingston NY; Norman Rubin, Monticello NY 61.86% 1 2/3 1/2 1 Justin Blanchard, New York NY; Sam Katz, Burr Ridge IL 59.78% 2 2/3 1/2 Jim Dingwerth - William Hoge, Olathe KS 59.78% 3 4 3 Mary Petit, Hernando FL; Sally Swing, Palm City FL 56.25% 4 1 5 Jack Wolf, Houston TX; Douglas Wagner, Birmingham AL 54.65% 5 6 Zeke Letellier, Crofton MD; Rosanne Schabinger, Mount Prospect IL 53.37% 6 2 3 1 NORTH-SOUTH SECTION RR A B C A B C 1 Beverly Brown, Fishers IN; Eleanor Grinslade, Indianapolis IN 59.78% 1 2 Donald Kersey - Mark Donovan, Kingston ON 59.13% 2/3 1 3 Owen Lynch - Cindy Sealy, Huntsville AL 55.29% 2/3 4 1 J Zamierowski Jr - Barbara Zamierowski, Leesburg FL 53.85% 4 5 Robert Kuz, St Andrews MB; Fred Lerner, Markham ON 52.88% 5 6 Subba Ravipudi, Downey CA; Jack Waller, Ridgecrest CA 52.72% 6 2 7 Linda Frank, New York NY; Anna Bromberg, Brooklyn NY 51.28% 7 2 Jim Tully, Cocoa FL; Bill Ream, Burleson TX 48.88% 1 1 Maryanna Malone - Margo Maley, Ponte Vedra FL 47.12%

EAST-WEST

67.62% 62.47% 61.66% 60.48% 60.17% 57.51% 56.82% 56.82% 53.23% 51.67% 51.61% 50.99% 50.87%

EAST-WEST Jean Lee, Naples FL; Gaye Little, Dade City FL Ted Hauptman, Port Orange FL; Connie Lytle, Ormond Beach FL Casey Holscher, Melbourne FL; Judith Cortese, Rome NY

57.00% 55.00% 49.00%

EAST-WEST Mary Bywater - Ted Bywater, Orlando FL Elizabeth Monroe - Lynn Leisy, Amelia Island FL Romie Sachs, New Port Richey FL; Eleanor Tebbetts, Brooksville FL Allan Thomas, Wallaceburg ON; Keith Dawson, Chatham ON Suzanne Batt - Patricia Christy, Sun City Center FL Burton Greenhouse, Montauk NY; Edward Greenhouse, Delray Beach FL EAST-WEST

62.80% 61.01% 59.23% 58.04% 52.08% 51.19%

Barry Rowles, Vero Beach FL; William Baum, Dubuque IA Dennis Scott, Melbourne Beach FL; Marc Spellman, Satellite Beach FL Jeff Edmunds - Evelyn Edmunds, Stevensville MI Roberta Sylvia - Sandra Palchanis, Nantucket MA Marie Swiston - Chuck Swiston, Tampa FL

60.42% 58.93% 58.33% 58.33% 57.44%

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Tomorrow’s Bridge Events Saturday, December 4, 9 a.m.

Event Session Sold Pat Janis Memorial Stratified Swiss Teams single Cypress 2 Friday-Saturday Morning Bracketed Compact Knockout Teams 3-4 Cypress 2 Thursday-Saturday Morning Bracketed Knockout Teams 3rd Cypress 2 Thursday-Saturday Morning Side Game Series 3rd single session Cypress 1

299er, 199er, 99er & 49er Pairs 0-20, 0-5 Pairs

Saturday, December 4, 10 a.m. single single

Crystal G Crystal G

Saturday, December 4, 10 a.m. & 3 p.m.

SUPER SENIOR PAIRS 1-2 Grand 8A Age 70+; 2 qualifying, 2 final sessions. Stratified Daylight Open Pairs 1-2 Crystal H Weekend Special Orange Blossom 750/300 Pairs 1-2 Crystal H Gold points for 0-750

Saturday-Sunday Side Game Series

REISINGER BOARD-A-MATCH TEAMS KEOHANE NORTH AMERICAN SWISS TEAMS Stratified Open Pairs Martha McGhee Saturday-Sunday Bracketed Knockout Teams Continues Sunday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday-Saturday Bracketed Knockout Teams

299er, 199er, 99er & 49er Pairs 0-20, 0-5 Pairs

Strati-Flighted Side Swiss Teams Happy Birthday, Diane Schmetz Side Game Part of the Saturday-Sunday Side Game Series Stratified 299er Swiss Teams 299er, 199er, 99er & 49er Pairs 0-20, 0-5 Pairs

Zip Knockout Teams

Saturday, December 4, 1 p.m. 1st single session

Cypress 1

Saturday, December 4, 1 & 7:30 p.m.

Entry/player/session ACBL members** Other $15 $17 $16 $18 $16 $18 $16 $18

$15 $15

$17 $15

$20 $16 $16

$18 $18

$16

$18

1-2 SF 1-2 SF 1-2 1-2

Cypress 3 Grand 8B Cypress 1 Cypress 2

$20 $20 $16 $16

— — $18 $18

3-4

Cypress 2

$16

$18

$15 $15

$17 $15

Saturday, December 4, 3 p.m. single single

Crystal G Crystal G

Saturday, December 4, 7:30 p.m. single 2nd single session

Cypress 2 Cypress 1

$15 $16

$17 $18

single single single

Cypress 2 Cypress 2 Cypress 2

$15 $15 $15

$17 $17 $15

Saturday, December 4, 11:30 p.m. single

Cypress 2

$12/team/match

Unless otherwise noted, strata breaks for all stratified events are: A (2500+), B (750-2500), C (0-750). For Strati-Flighted events, A/X are 5000+/0-5000 and play in their own game; B (1500-2500), C (750-1500) and D (0-750) play in their own game. *Members whose dues payment is current and Life Masters whose service fee payment is current.

Sponsored Games Pat Janis Memorial Stratified Side Swiss Teams Ronna Kosack tells us: Pat Janis (1937-2008) was a Bronze Life Master and the best friend and bridge partner anyone could ever want. She was a good ambassador for our game as she was always kind to her opponents as well as her partners. She is missed by her many friends in Unit 102. Martha McGhee Bracketed KO Teams 9 Martha McGhee, a career teacher, totally immersed herself in bridge after arriving in Orlando from Maine. Her love for the game and drive to share her passion helped to created a large, solid player base for the Orlando Metropolitan Bridge Center. For 25 years, Martha has taught, directed and guided players from the ‘Learn-to-Play’ level to holding thousands of masterpoints. The OMBC is proud to recognize her positive impact on our club!

Boca Team Game Bracketed KO Teams 8 The Boca IMP Team Game is a floating, two or three table bridge game held at the homes of Mike Becker, David Berkowitz, Gaylor Kasle, Victor Markowicz, Bernie Miller, Aubrey Strul and Stan Tulin, all of whom live in Boca Raton, FL. Play is for $5 an IMP, and takes place on Wednesday afternoons. Since Mike organized the game in 1997, more than 80 players, nearly all of whom are NABC champs, have played in the game: Russ Arnold, Boris Baran, Les Bart, Michael Becker, Marty Bergen, David Berkowitz, Lisa Berkowitz, Ron Blau, Geoff Brod, Drew Cannell, Drew Casen, Jimmy Cayne, Bernie Chazen, Jay Cohen, Larry Cohen, Gary Cohler, James Colen, Alan Cokin, Richie Coren, John Diamond, Bill Eisenberg, Glen Eisenstein, Russ Ekeblad, Sheila Ekeblad, Lew Finkel, Benito Garozzo, Alan Graves, Larry Griffey, John Griscom, Joe Grue, Jeff Hand, Bob Jones, Gaylor Kasle, Barbara Kasle, Richard Katz ,Steve Levinson, David Levy, John Lewis,

Jeff Mandell, Victor Markowicz, Dennis McGarry, Victor Melman, Bernie Miller, Reese Milner, Jack Mizel, Mark Molson, Peter Nagy, Melih Ozdil, Bill Passell, Richard Pavlicek, Mike Rahtjen, Lee Rautenberg, Richie Reisig, John Robinson, Bruce Rogoff, Al Roth, Danny Rotman, Ron Rubin, Kerri Sanborn, Steve Sanborn, Bob Sartorius, Walt Schaefer, Marty Scheinberg, Richie Schwartz, Barnet Shenkin,Joe Silver, John Solodar, Paul Soloway, Warren Spector, Mark Stein, Aubrey Strul, John Sutherlin, George Tornay, Sandy Trent, Paul Trent, Harry Tudor, Stan Tulin, Gavin Wolpert, Jenny Wolpert, Richard Zeckhauser and Shalom Zeligman Happy Birthday Diane Schmetz SaturdaySunday Side Game Series Happy birthday to my wonderful, favorite, fabulous bridge partner, Diane, with love from husband Steve.

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Today’s Bridge Events Friday, December 3, 9 a.m.

Event Session Sold Friday-Saturday Morning Bracketed Compact Knockout Teams 1-2 Cypress 2 Thursday-Saturday Morning Bracketed Knockout Teams 2nd Cypress 2 Thursday-Saturday Morning Side Game Series 2nd single session Cypress 1

Friday, December 3, 10 a.m.

299er, 199er, 99er & 49er Pairs 0-20, 0-5 Pairs

Stratified Daylight Open Pairs

single single

Crystal G Crystal G

$15 $15

$17 $15

Crystal H

$16

$18

Cypress 1

$16

$18

Friday, December 3, 10 a.m. & 3 p.m. 1-2

Friday, December 3, 1 p.m.

St. Petersburg Bridge Club Side Game Part of the Thursday-Friday Side Game Series

3rd single session

Entry/player/session ACBL members** Other $16 $18 $16 $18 $16 $18

Friday, December 3, 1 & 7:30 p.m.

REISINGER BOARD-A-MATCH TEAMS Two qualifying, two semifinal, two final sessions. Entry required by 11 a.m. KEOHANE NORTH AMERICAN SWISS TEAMS Two qualifying, two semifinal, two final sessions Boca Grande DBC Stratified Open Pairs 2500+; 0-2500 Orange Blossom 750/300 Pairs Gold points for 0-750 Friday-Saturday Bracketed Knockout Teams Thursday-Friday Bracketed Knockout Teams

1-2 Q

Grand 9

$20



1-2 Q

Grand 8

$20



1-2

Cypress 1

$16

$18

1-2

Cypress 1

$16

$18

1-2 3-4

Cypress 2 Cypress 2

$16 $16

$18 $18

299er, 199er, 99er & 49er Pairs 0-20, 0-5 Pairs

single single

Crystal G Crystal G

$15 $15

$17 $15

Ginny Schrade Memorial Strati-Flighted Side Swiss Teams St. Petersburg Bridge Club Side Game Part of the Thursday-Friday Side Game Series Stratified 299er Swiss Teams 299er, 199er, 99er & 49er Pairs 0-20, 0-5 Pairs

Zip Knockout Teams

Friday, December 3, 3 p.m.

Friday, December 3, 7:30 p.m. single 4th single session

Cypress 2 Cypress 1

$15 $16

$17 $18

single single single

Crystal G Crystal G Crystal G

$15 $15 $15

$17 $17 $15

Friday, December 3, 11:30 p.m. single

Crystal G

$12/team/match

Unless otherwise noted, strata breaks for all stratified events are: A (2500+), B (750-2500), C (0-750). For Strati-Flighted events, A/X are 5000+/0-5000 and play in their own game; B (1500-2500), C (750-1500) and D (0-750) play in their own game. *Members whose dues payment is current and Life Masters whose service fee payment is current.

Sponsored Games Boca Grande DBC Stratified Open Pairs Home of the 2009 rookie of the year: Kimberly Whipple

Jay Whipple III Director, Boca Grande Duplicate Bridge Club [email protected] www.bgdbc.org Boca Team Game Bracketed KO Teams 8 The Boca IMP Team Game is a floating, two or three-table bridge game held at the homes of Mike Becker, David Berkowitz, Gaylor Kasle, Victor Markowicz, Bernie Miller, Aubrey Strul and Stan Tulin, all of whom live in Boca Raton FL. Play is for $5 an IMP, and takes place on Wednesday afternoons. Since Mike organized the game in 1997, more than 80 players, nearly all of whom are NABC champs, have played in the game: Russ Arnold, Boris Baran, Les Bart, Michael Becker, Marty Bergen, David Berkowitz, Lisa Berkowitz, Ron Blau, Geoff Brod, Drew Cannell, Drew Casen, Jimmy Cayne, Bernie Chazen, Jay Cohen, Larry Cohen, Gary Cohler, James Colen, Alan Cokin, Richie Coren, John Diamond, Bill Eisenberg, Glen Eisenstein, Russ Ekeblad, Sheila

Ekeblad, Lew Finkel, Benito Garozzo, Alan Graves, Larry Griffey, John Griscom, Joe Grue, Jeff Hand, Bob Jones, Gaylor Kasle, Barbara Kasle, Richard Katz ,Steve Levinson, David Levy, John Lewis, Jeff Mandell, Victor Markowicz, Dennis McGarry, Victor Melman, Bernie Miller, Reese Milner, Jack Mizel, Mark Molson, Peter Nagy, Melih Ozdil, Bill Passell, Richard Pavlicek, Mike Rahtjen, Lee Rautenberg, Richie Reisig, John Robinson, Bruce Rogoff, Al Roth, Danny Rotman, Ron Rubin, Kerri Sanborn, Steve Sanborn, Bob Sartorius, Walt Schaefer, Marty Scheinberg, Richie Schwartz, Barnet Shenkin,Joe Silver, John Solodar, Paul Soloway, Warren Spector, Mark Stein, Aubrey Strul, John Sutherlin, George Tornay, Sandy Trent, Paul Trent, Harry Tudor, Stan Tulin, Gavin Wolpert, Jenny Wolpert, Richard Zeckhauser and Shalom Zeligman St. Petersburg Bridge Club Thurs.-Fri. Side Game Series St. Petersburg (FL) Bridge Club is pleased to sponsor this game. We invite you to join us for our sectional tournament Jan. 13-16, 2011. It will have a great schedule, great hospitality and a great playing area. If you’re in the vicinity any time, join us for a game or two. St. Petersburg Bridge Club 8800 49th Street North, Suite 110, Pinellas Park FL, 33782

Phone 727 544-5040 www.stpetebridge.org Ginny Schrade Memorial Strati-Flighted A/X and B/C/D Side Swiss Series Ginny was an original investor in and generous donor of The Bridge Club of Southwest Florida and very active in the formation and development of the club. Ginny passed away on May 11, 2007. Eugene Maurice Short Jr. Memorial Zip KO Teams & Memorial 299er Swiss Teams Gene was a man for all seasons — a Renaissance Man and a man who loved his family completely. Gene touched many lives in his law career. He served his country in the Korean War. Gene was a member of the Florida Bar for more than 50 years. He was known in his profession as an attorney’s attorney. He was a member of Who’s Who on American Law. He started playing bridge when five years old with his father Gene Short Sr. He was an avid bridge player who played at least five times a week. He started the Eugene and Mary Short Mentor Series for beginning players at the Fort Lauderdale Bridge Club. He was a loving husband and father. His quick wit and charm will be missed at the bridge club.