Lair Elected to Hall of Fame
Mark Lair, one of America's top players and No. 4 on the all-time masterpoint list, has been elected to the ACBL Bridge Hall of Fame. Lair, who lives in the Amarillo suburb of Canyon TX, is a Grand Life Master with more than 52,000 masterpoints, 20 North American championships and more than 1000 regional victories. He is a World International Master in World Bridge Federation rankings.
A full-time player for decades, Lair was the only one of nine candidates this year who received at least 50% of the votes, required for election. Induction ceremonies will take place during the 2009 Summer NABC in Washington DC.