Bill St. Clair of Cypress TX and Seth Cohen of Stamford CT were second.
It’s the second win in a limited NABC event for Kay, who won the Bruce LM–5000 Pairs in 2014.
“Both times I’m playing Standard American when no one else plays it,” Kay said. “I’ve resisted 2/1. When I try to play different gadgets, I don’t play ‘bridge,’ I play ‘system.’”
For Grant, winning the event – his first – was a surreal experience. “It’s like how they say: if you put a monkey in a room with a typewriter, it can write the works of Shakespeare. I feel like that.”