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Meltzer Leads Senior Qualifiers

The team captained by Rose Meltzer led all qualifiers on Monday and is facing the squad led by Jim Tritt in the quarterfinal round of the Senior Team Trials.

The tournament is taking place in Sturbridge MA under the auspices of the United States Bridge Federation. The winning team earns the right to represent the U.S. in the Senior Bowl as part of the World Mind Sports Games in Beijing, China, starting Oct. 3.

Meltzer's squad is Kyle Larsen, Alan Sontag, Roger Bates, Bart Bramley and Lew Stansby. In the round-robin qualifying matches on Monday – 10 teams were in play – Meltzer amassed 111 victory points. The team led by Reese Milner placed second. The top eight teams qualified to play in the quarterfinals.

The other matchups, by captain, are Milner versus Lou Ann O’Rourke, Steve Robinson versus Carolyn Lynch and John Onstott versus Richard DeMartino.

The tournament will conclude on Thursday.