The team captained by Mike Cassel, lying third in the 0-10,000 Swiss Teams with two final sessions to play, blitzed the leading team in the second round on Sunday and took the lead for good on their way to winning the event by 11.78 victory points.
Cassel, of Roseville MN, played with Barry Purrington, Eagan MN, and Robert and Ellen Kent of Marina Del Ray CA. Their VP total was 129.83 to 118.05 for the runners-up – Corey Krantz and Rhoda Kratenstein of Delray Beach FL and Lesley Decker Lucas and Stephen Lucas of Woodbury NY.
The win broke a streak of 11 second-place finishes in national events for Ellen Kent. Two of her finishes as a runner-up occurred last year – the 10K Mixed Swiss and the 10K IMP Pairs.