Grossack-Robinson win NAP Flight A

District 25 players Zach Grossack of Newton MA and Linda Robinson of Arlington MA won the Baldwin North American Pairs, Flight A, a year-long grassroots contest that kicks off the spring NABC. They finished about a board and a half ahead of second-place pair Louis Glasthal of Berwyn PA and Jay Apfelbaum of Phildadelphia PA, representing District 4.

Winners of the North American Pairs, Flight A: Zach Grossack and Linda Robinson

Grossack–Robinson qualified for Thursday’s two-session final in sixth place. Their first final session score of 60.95% propelled them into first place. “I was so nervous,” said Robinson. “Fourth was where I wanted to be.”

They followed that up with a 58.52% second final session for a combined score of 435.16.

Robinson has known the Grossack family for years and has played with Zach’s mom, Jori, and his brother, Adam. It’s a comfortable partnership. “We get along at the table very well,” she said.

“Linda played fantastic – lights out,” said Grossack. “One board at a time, that’s how you play the game of bridge.”


Runners-up in the North American Pairs, Flight A: Louis Glasthal and Jay Apfelbaum

Grossack, who was 2022 Player of the Year, credits Robinson with the assist. They played together in the Grand National Teams – the other districtwide grassroots event – and made it to the semifinal, edging out Grossack’s other partner, Michael Rosenberg, for the most platinum points last year. “This is a good start for a repeat,” said Robinson.

It’s the first NABC+ win for Robinson, but she isn’t a Grand Life Master – yet. “I gotta live another 20 years,” she joked. “I only have about 4,000 points.

“It’s a terrific thrill.”

The Zoom Room is available Monday through Friday, 3:30 pm-5:30 pm (Eastern).

Getting help is easier than ever with the ACBL Zoom Chat service.
Simply click the "Join Zoom Chat" button below to be taken to our dedicated zoom room.
Once there, click the "Launch Meeting" button to start your session. To hear us and vice-versa - don't forget to "Join with computer audio."

If the Zoom Room isn't available and you need answers, you can email us at

Join Zoom Chat