Lee Atkinson and Mark Yaeger of Hollywood FL turned in two strong sessions in the final of the Senior Mixed Pairs to win the four-session contest by 10 matchpoints on a 51 top. In second were Bill Eason and Jane Eason of Nesbit MS.

Atkinson and Yaeger play once a week at the Fort Lauderdale Bridge Club. This is the first NABC title for Atkinson. “I want to give credit to my mentor, Janice Seamon-Molson,” she said. Yaeger has one previous national title: the 0-5000 Mini-Spingold KO Teams in 2003.

Atkinson and Yaeger qualified 71st in Thursday’s qualifying round, but scored 61.39% in the first final session and 59.58% in the second final.