ACBL Grand Life Master John Solodar – a leading figure in the bridge scene in New York City for decades – died March 25 at the age of 76. A Bermuda Bowl champion (1981), Solodar also earned a bronze medal in the Rosenblum Teams in 1990. In ACBL events, Solodar won the Nail Life Master […]

Recruitment is underway for an ACBL chief executive officer. Click here for a full job description and contact information. Jay Whipple, who represents District 9 (Florida) on the Board of Directors, is heading up the Search Committee, which comprises ACBL President Bob Heller; Board members Sharon Anderson, Dennis Carman, Sharon Fairchild and Georgia Heth; and […]

Verbeek first in Jacoby Open Swiss The squad captained by Tim Verbeek captured first place in the Jacoby Open Swiss Teams with 119.87 VP, ahead of Team Lavazza, the runners-up, who posted 113.79 VP. Playing for the Verbeek team are Bob Drijver, Dano De Falco, Patricia Cayne, captain Tim Verbeek (kneeling), Bart Nab and Danny […]

Nick Nickell’s team cruised to victory in the final of the Vanderbilt Knockout Teams, defeating Richard Schwartz’s squad 142-56. A relatively close first quarter morphed into a lopsided contest by the end of the second quarter, with Nickell sporting a 46-IMP lead. The third quarter do not improve Schwartz’s prospects, and Nickell’s lead ballooned by […]

Sylvia Shi and Pamela Granovetter won the Smith Life Master Women’ s Pairs after leading most of the way. They finished 11 matchpoints on a top of 17 ahead of Georgiana Gates and Pat Levy of Houston TX. It was the seventh NABC title for Shi and the eighth for Granovetter, their first together. “My […]

Mikael Rimstedt and Zachary Grossack, who qualified third in the opening round of the Silodor Open Pairs, posted a blistering 68.93% score in the first final session to put the contest practically out of reach for the other contestants. Their 59.35% score in the second final allowed the duo to cruise to a two and […]

The mostly Southern California team captained by Viktor Anikovich defeated the mostly Florida team led by Albert Shrive in the final of the 0–10,000 Knockout Teams, 151–121. Anikovich played with David Pelka, Alan Daniels, Igor Milman, Bob Kent and Ellen Kent. Shrive played with Jim McKeown, Donald Dalpe, Michael Ranis, Lee Bukstel and Michael Wolf. […]

With a strong performance in the qualifying round and two solid sessions in the final, Christal Nell and Igor Savchenko won the Rockwell Mixed Pairs by more than a board. Nell, of Seattle WA, and Savchenko, of Morris Plains NJ, scored 66.81% and 63.08% in Tuesday’s qualifier, and 57.04% and 59.05% in the final. In […]

The ACBL Hall of Fame will induct three this year, including Jeff Meckstroth, who was chosen by the electors. The Hall of Fame Committee also selected Zeke Jabbour and the late Peter Nagy as recipients of the Blackwood and von Zedtwitz awards, respectively. Jeff Meckstroth Meckstroth’s dazzling bridge career is being interrupted for a brief […]

Capitalizing on a strong first final session, Detroit-area players Yanping Zhang and Henry Zhang won the President’s Cup North American Pairs Flight C by a single matchpoint. The winners represent District 12. In second were John Hindle and Jeff Gosman of Winnipeg MB representing District 2. Yanping Zhang and Henry Zhang – not related – […]