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USBC Semifinal Action

Day one of the semifinal round of the United States Bridge Championship in Schaumburg IL is over, and the leaders are the teams captained by Seymon Deutsch and Russ Ekeblad.

The Deutsch team leads their match against the powerful Nick Nickell squad 115-96, thanks in large part to a second-quarter spanking they inflicted on Nickell, 57-1.

Ekeblad and company seem to be firmly in control in their match against the Richard Schwartz team. Ekeblad is in front, 170-89.

The winner of the USBC earns the right to represent the U.S. as team No. 2 in the Bermuda Bowl this fall in Shanghai. The George Jacobs team qualified last year as the No. 1 team.

USBC matches will be shown live on Bridge Base Online. More information is available at