The team captained by James Melville jumped out to a 22-IMP lead after one quarter and led throughout the match in defeating the Paul Darin squad 127-75 for the championship in the NABC 10K Knockout. No competitor could have more than 10,000 masterpoints. Melville, of Springfield IL, played with Vlad Isporski of Sofia, Bulgaria; Steve […]

In a close race, Victoria Gromova and Tatiana Ponomareva edged out their competitors to win the Smith Life Master Women’s Pairs. The top four pairs were bunched within a board when the bell sounded. Gromova and Ponomareva, both from Moscow, compiled four solid sessions – 65%, 59.50%, 56% and 58% – and needed every point. […]

Disappointed to have lost in the second round of the Vanderbilt Knockout Teams, Jeff Meckstroth and Eric Rodwell took their frustration out on the field in the Silodor Open Pairs, winning the event by 92 matchpoints on a 90 top. Second place in the event went to Phyllis Fireman and John Kranyak. “It’s good to […]

Jenni Carmichael and Greg Humphreys crushed the field in the Rockwell Mixed Pairs, riding a magic first qualifying day to a three-board win. Everyone else was playing for second. Carmichael, from Kennesaw GA, and Humphreys, from Charlottesvillle VA followed up their 75% and 69% sessions Tuesday with a 65.93% afternoon and 60.51% evening yesterday. Their […]

Ben Kompa and Robert Thorstad, representing District 7, started slowly in the President’s Cup North American Pairs Flight C but finished with a flourish to win the event by 25.79 matchpoints on a top of 25. Second place went to Laurie and James Herchenroeder of Harrodsburg KY (District 11). Kompa is a junior at the […]

A.J. Stephani and Ryan Schultz, representing District 11, hovered near the top throughout the first three sets of the Golder North American Pairs Flight B then sealed the deal in the second final session with a 58.33% game. They finished 28.51 matchpoints ahead of second (23 top). Stephani teaches forensic psychology at the University of […]

Dave Westfall and Craig Zastera, who formed their partnership 15 minutes before game time, overcame a sluggish start and a handful of disasters to rally in the second final session of the Leventritt Silver Ribbon pairs to win the championship by 81.41 matchpoints on a 77 top. Second place went to Bill Pollack and Mark […]

Geoff Hampson and Eric Greco took the lead in the first final session of the Kay Platinum Pairs and held off a challenge by the runners-up to win the event by slightly more than a board (13 top). The runners-up were Joel Wooldridge and Kent Mignocchi. Hampson and Greco, one of ACBL’s top pairs for […]

Florida players Kevin Dwyer and Stan Tulin, well back in the Lebhar IMP Pairs field after two qualifying sessions, had two strong games in the final two sessions to win the event by 2.04 IMPs. Second place went to Curtis Cheek, Las Vegas, and Arthur Crystal, Fairfield CT. Dwyer, of Melbourne, and Tulin, of Boca […]

Leading from start to finish, the team captained by Dori Byrnes took the maximum carryover of 30 victory points into the final two sessions and had the event virtually wrapped up with a session to go. The team’s final margin over the runners-up, captained by Hannah Moon, was 16.59 VPs. Byrnes, of Morris Plains NJ, […]