Update — U.S. Bridge Championships
Competition continues today in Orlando to determine the two U.S. teams that will contend for the Bermuda Bowl at the 41st World Championships later this year in Bali, Indonesia.
Yesterday in the USA1 semifinal round, Fleisher topped Spector 273–251 while Nickell fell to Kranyak 264–219. Midway through day one of the 120-board final, Kranyak was up 39–28 over Fleisher.
In the USA2 bracket matches yesterday, it was Gordon over Mahaffey, 170–132, and Diamond over Milner, 133–88. At the halfway point in the USA2 matchups, Nickell was up by 12 — 59–47 — over Gordon; and Diamond leads Spector 58–25.