Sally Meckstroth’s squad won the four-session 0-10,000 Swiss Teams after starting the day in 27th place. The winners: Danny Molenaar, Bob Drijver, captain Sally Meckstroth, Nira Talova and Rene De Waele. Meckstroth’s teammates are all from the Netherlands. In second was the team led by Steve Kornegay. The rest of the team: Nancy Passell, captain […]

The Carolyn Lynch team ran away with the Keohane North American Swiss Teams. The winners: Adam Zmudzinski, Mike Passell, Lynch, Cezary Balicki and Garey Hayden. The runners-up: Marcin Lesiewski, Jacek Jerzy Kalita, Josef Blass, Piotr Tuczynski, Bartosz Chmurski and Michal Nowosadzki.

Richard Schwartz came from four boards back to win the Reisinger Board-a-Match Teams by more than three boards. The winners: Allan Graves, Richard Schwartz, Ron Schwartz, Lotan Fisher, Espen Lindqvist and Boye Brogeland. The runners-up: Steve Weinstein, Jeff Meckstroth, Eric Rodwell, Bobby Levin, coach Eric Kokish and Ralph Katz.

At the fall meeting of the Board of Directors last week, District 13’s Suzi Subeck was elected ACBL president for 2015. A life-long resident of the Chicago area, Subeck has been actively involved in bridge governance for many years, most visibly as past president of Unit 123 (Chicago) and as editor for a variety of […]

Ina Demme and Bill Kertes narrowly won the 0-5000 Blue Ribbon Pairs, edging out the second-place pair by less than a matchpoint. Demme, of Maple ON, and Kertes, of York ON, qualified mid-field for the final and scored 53.85% in the first final. A nice 61.38% game in the second final was just enough to […]

Ginny Schuett and Jeff Schuett successfully defended their title in the Senior Mixed Pairs, becoming the first pair to repeat as champions in the four-year-old contest. The Schuetts, of Riverwoods IL, qualified in 61st place, but then posted a 63.05% game in the first final session and a 59.13% in the second to win the […]

John Hurd and Justin Lall, the leaders in the Kaplan Blue Ribbon Pairs after four qualifying sessions, upped their lead in the first final session with a 63.96% game on their way to victory by more than a board. Two Chicago-area players – Nick Demirev and Eldad Ginossar – were second. Hurd and Lall, playing […]

Eight of ACBL’s most accomplished players are on the list for election to the ACBL Bridge Hall of Fame for 2015. Ballots will go out early next year to about 375 electors. Voting will end in February. Induction for those elected will take place at the 2015 Summer NABC in Chicago. The candidates, all Grand […]

Facing the same squad they defeated in last year’s Baze Senior Knockout Teams final, the team captained by Vinita Gupta took the lead in the first quarter of Sunday’s championship match and increased it with each set for a 155-74 victory. The win was the second in a row for Gupta. She played with Billy […]

The ACBL Goodwill Committee was created in 1955 and renamed after its longest-tenured chair, Aileen Osofsky, after her death in 2010. She served as chair for 25 years and entered the ACBL Bridge Hall of Fame as the 2009 recipient of the Blackwood Award – for long service to the game without necessarily being a […]