Lew Stansby and his longtime partner Chip Martel have many successes. They include a sweep of the major world championships —-the World Open Pairs in 1982, the Bermuda Bowl in 1985 and 1987 and the Rosenblum Teams in 1994.
Stansby is a World Bridge Federation Grand Master, ranked #11 in the world, and an ACBL Grand Life Master who has won more than 22,400 masterpoints (8/2007).
“My partner has won either a Vanderbilt or a Spingold — or both — in each of the past five decades,” noted Martel. “He has won the International Team Trials five times and he has represented his district 28 times in Grand National events.”
Martel praised Stansby for his tremendous concentration, fabulous memory and great temperament. “I’ve been lucky to have him as a partner.”
Stansby noted that he has met most of his friends playing bridge. He remembered playing bridge with Mike Lawrence in college — “you might say we majored in bridge.”
He also paid tribute to his wife, JoAnna, “who always sees the positive side of everything.”