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Moss Wins Wagar

The team captained by Sylvia Moss survived a scare on the last board of the Wagar Women’s Knockout Teams to defeat the Phyllis Fireman squad 127-122.

Moss played with Joann Glasson, Lynn Deas, Beth Palmer, Catherine D’Ovidio and Janice Seamon-Molson.

The win for Moss and Glasson was the third straight in major women’s teams events. They were on winning teams in the Marsha May Sternberg Women’s Board-a-Match Teams last fall and the Machlin Women’s Swiss Teams in St. Louis earlier this year.

Fireman’s team was Shannon Cappelletti, Meike Wortel, Marion Michielsen, Benedicte Cronier and Sylvie Willard.

Fireman started well, taking the first quarter 55-20, but Moss came back by winning the second set 64-8. With Moss leading 127-122 lead and one deal to play, Deas and Palmer gave up minus 780 (2 doubled with three vulnerable overtricks) while D’Ovidio and Seamon-Molson were minus 200 in 3NT. That was 14 IMPs to Fireman but not enough.