Onstott, Milner in Senior Trials Final
Teams captained by John Onstott and Reese Milner will play 60 deals in the final of the Senior Team Trials, the prize for the winner being the right to represent the U.S. in the Senior International Cup, part of the World Mind Sports Games in Beijing, China, starting Oct. 3.
Onstott is playing with Drew Casen. Their teammates are Bobby Wolff and Dan Morse.
Milner's partner is Grant Baze. Their teammates are Russ Ekeblad-Matt Granovetter and Billy Eisenberg-Sam Lev.
The Milner team had a relatively easy time with the Steve Robinson squad in Wednesday's semifinal round. Milner jumped out to the 45-25 lead after one quarter and followed with a 45-30 second quarter. Milner put the match out of reach for Robinson by winning the third quarter 50-18. The final score was 179-123.
Onstott had a tougher match against the Jim Tritt squad. Tritt led at the halfway point 58-49, but Onstott gained 16 IMPs on the first deal of the third quarter and never trailed again, winning 132-103.
The tournament is being played in Sturbridge MA under the auspices of the United States Bridge Federation.