Trailing by 8 IMPs with one board to play, Lynn Baker’s team picked up 9 IMPs against Cheri Bjerkan’s squad on the last deal to win the Wagar Women’s KO Teams by a single IMP. Baker played with Karen McCallum, Kerri Sanborn, Irina Levitina, Jo Anna Stansby and Pamela Granovetter. Bjerkan’s lineup was Rozanne Pollack, […]

Last night, the Alzheimer’s Association held a reception to celebrate the ACBL’s success in fundraising for The Longest Day. To date, more than $675,000 has been raised in 2015 by bridge players to support the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s Association CEO Harry Johns addressed the crowd and thanked them for their continued support. Johns […]

Nearly two years after having to accept silver medals for an event they felt they won, the Carolyn Lynch team received the coveted symbols of their triumph at the Hilton Chicago. The presentation on Monday ended nearly two years of waiting for Lynch, Mike Passell, Roger Bates, Marc Jacobus and Eddie Wold. At the 41st […]

Trailing by 2 victory points with a round to play in the Truscott/USPC Senior Swiss Teams, the all-Massachusetts squad captained by Haven Sharaf came through with a good last round to pull out the win by 1.53 VPs when the leading team managed only a tie in their final match. The winners finished with 124.14 […]

The University of Chicago and Stanford University faced off in the revamped Collegiate Bridge Bowl, with the hometown team prevailing 126-94. Up for grabs was $20,000 in scholarship money. The University of California at Berkeley took out its semifinal loss frustrations by soundly defeating Brandeis 137 to 74 in the consolation. University of Chicago team: […]

von Zedtwitz Life Master Pairs: Cedric Lorenzini and Jean Quantin of France  Bruce LM 0-5000 Pairs: Richard Reitman and Norman Schwartz  Young LM 0-1500: Steve Hirsch and Gregory Thorpe  0-10,000 NABC Pairs: Frank Treiber III and Diane Travis

  Morehead Championship Flight: Jeff Meckstroth, Eric Rodwell, Warren Spector, Mike Becker, Gary Cohler and David Berkowitz of District 9.         Goldman Flight A: Stan Schenker, Stephen Drodge, Barry Falgout, Rusty Krauss, John Miller and Mark Lake of Distrcit 6.       Sheinwold Flight B: Bob Fisk, Darin Campo, Pete Whipple, […]

Online entry sales for the 2015 Chicago NABC are now open. Advance entries can be purchased through the Bridge Winners website for the first day of the following events: Von Zedtwitz Life Master Pairs Bruce LM-5000 Pairs Young LM-1500 Pairs 0-10,000 NABC Pairs Spingold Knockout Teams 0-5000 Mini-Spingold Knockout Teams 0-1500 Mini-Spingold Knockout Teams Wagar Women’s Knockout […]

Actor, international playboy and avid bridge promoter Omar Sharif died at a Cairo hospital on July 10. The cause of death was a heart attack. He was 83. While Sharif is best known for his Oscar-nominated turn in Lawrence of Arabia and his performance in Doctor Zhivago, his true love was bridge. “Acting is my […]

ACBL’s chief officer, Robert Hartman, was on the Marilu Henner Show yesterday discussing bridge and The Longest Day. To hear the interview click here.