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ACBL Teams Earn Silver, Bronze in Beijing

The 2008 World Bridge Games in Beijing are now completed, and two ACBL squads are among the medalists.

In the Women’s contest, the U.S. squad lost their semifinal match against China, but defeated Turkey in the playoff for the bronze medal, 134-88. The members of the U.S. team are Mildred Breed, Marinesa Letizia, Sylvia Moss, Judi Radin, Janice Seamon-Molson, Tobi Sokolow and non-playing captain Sue Picus.

In the Senior Series, the U.S. faced Japan in the final. Despite an impressive first day by the U.S., who built up a 124-81 lead at halftime, the Japanese squad rallied on the second day of the match to emerge as the champions by 2 IMPs: Japan 202, U.S.A. 200.

The silver medalists for the U.S. are Grant Baze, Billy Eisenberg, Russ Ekeblad, Matthew Granovetter, Sam Lev, Reese Milner and npc Jacek Pszczola.

For more details, visit the World Bridge Federation web site.