Nancy Passell and Shawn Quinn won the four-session Whitehead Women’s Pairs, parlaying a strong second final session into a two-board margin of victory. Passell of Plano TX and Quinn of Sugar Land TX are a new partnership, playing for the first time together in Orlando.
In second were the mother-daughter duo of Gen Geiger and Gigi Simpson of Sarasota FL.
This was the first victory in the Whitehead for either winner. After qualifying sixth in Tuesday’s opening round, Passell and Quinn posted a 58% in the first final session and a 66% in the second.
Passell has three previous NABC titles – the last occurring 20 years ago – and one world title. Quinn has 23 NABC wins, and three world championship wins.