Capitalizing on a strong first final session, Detroit-area players Yanping Zhang and Henry Zhang won the President’s Cup North American Pairs Flight C by a single matchpoint. The winners represent District 12.
In second were John Hindle and Jeff Gosman of Winnipeg MB representing District 2. Yanping Zhang and Henry Zhang – not related – are coworkers at a mechanical engineering firm. They scored 66.08% in the first final session and 60.02% in the second to finish with 869.85 matchpoints (including their carryover). Runners-up Hindle and Gosman finished with 868.95.
This is the second time the winners, who have been playing together for three years, have represented D12 in the NAP Flight C. They also played in last year’s Spring NABC in Reno.