David Hampton and Bill Marshall of Tulsa OK held onto their lead in the qualifying round to win the Leventritt Silver Ribbon Pairs. They were nearly two-thirds of a board ahead of the runners-up from the Portland OR area, Don Lowry and Hal Montgomery. It is the first NABC win for both, though Marshall has […]

The title in the prestigious Kay Platinum Pairs was captured Justin Lall of Charlotte NC and Dennis Bilde of Denmark, but their participation in the six-session contest almost didn’t happen. “My flight was delayed into Kansas City, and I arrived just 15 minutes before game time,” said Bilde. The duo had agreed months ago to […]

China’s Chen Zhao and Jing Liu won the four-session Lebhar IMP Pairs, holding off a challenge by runners-up Fred King and Barry Bragin. Chen and Jing’s margin of victory was 1.8 IMPs. For Chen, a PhD student at the University of Maryland in computer science, and Jing, who plays for China’s national team which made […]

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates likes to keep a low profile when he plays in bridge tournaments. That became impossible Saturday when his team won the 0–10,000 NABC Swiss. Gates played with Sharon Osberg, Richard Friesner and Eric Robinson. It was a first NABC win for Gates and Friesner. The team finished with 126 victory points, […]

D.C.-area players Peter Boyd and Steve Robinson are back-to-back winners of the Baldwin North American Pairs Flight A. District 6 dominated the event, winning both first and second places and placing all three of its pairs in the top six. Michael Gill and Noble Shore were the runners-up, and Sylvia Shi and Daniel Korbel were […]

Chester Johnson, the top player in the American Bridge Association, died Feb. 28 at age 76. A many-time ABA champion, he was also active in the ACBL’s Chicago Contract Bridge Association (Unit 123). A full obituary will appear in the May Bridge Bulletin.

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Online entry sales for the 2017 Kansas City NABC are now open. Advance entries can be purchased through the Bridge Winners website for the first day of the following events: Norman Kay Platinum Pairs Lebhar IMP Pairs 0-10,000 Swiss Teams Leventritt Silver Ribbon Pairs 0-10,000 Knockout Teams Vanderbilt Knockout Teams Rockwell Mixed Pairs Silodor Open Pairs Smith […]

Jeff Meckstroth has been elected to the ACBL Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility — no surprise given the superstar’s astounding credentials. On the international front, Jeff has won nine world championships, including five gold medals in the Bermuda Bowl. Closer to home, Jeff has 60 NABC victories to his credit, including […]

Grand Life Master Peter Rank of Palm Springs CA died at his home Feb. 11. The three-time NABC champion was 78. Rank served as League Counsel for the ACBL from 2001 to 2016. Rank was one of the top players from the West Coast during the Sixties and Seventies – he was the Top 500 […]