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USBC in Quarterfinal Stage

The United States Bridge Championship is down to eight teams as players battle for the right to represent the U.S. in the World Mind Sports Games in Beijing, China, starting Oct. 3, in the event formerly known as the World Bridge Team Olympiad.

The matches, by captain, are Aubrey Strul vs. Jiang Gu, Nick Nickell vs. Jim Mahaffey, Harry Tudor vs. Roy Welland and George Jacobs vs. Warren Spector. Nickell and Strul had byes to the quarterfinal round.

This is how the other teams got to the round of eight:

Tudor 192, Steve Robinson 142
Jacobs 208, Glenn Milgrim 187
Spector 254, Russ Ekeblad 179
Welland 220, Paul Lewis 130
Mahaffey 169, Marty Fleisher 129
Gu 166, Mark Gordon 156

You can watch the USBC live at Bridge Base Online.