The team captained by Dori Byrnes narrowly edged out two other squads to win the Marsha May Sternberg Women’s Board-a-Match Teams. Byrnes, of Morris Plains NJ, played with Beth Palmer, Chevy Chase MD, Lynn Deas, Schenectady NY, Sylvia Shi, Rockville MD, and Li Yiting, Herndon VA. It was the first NABC title for Byrnes, and the first win in the event for her, Shi and Yiting.

The winners finished with a score 32.11, just ahead of Barbara Ferm’s team, who posted a final score of 32.00. Ferm played with Migry Zur Campanile, Judi Radin, Jill Levin and Jill Meyers.

The third-place team led by Cheri Bjerkan finished with 31.91. Bjerkan played with Ljudmila Kamenova, Rozanne Pollack and Pam Wittes.