Bryant, Nisbet win Women’s Pairs
Brenda Bryant of Ferndale MI and Pamela Nisbet of New Zealand won the Whitehead Women’s Pairs on Wednesday.
The winners, Canadians who have relocated to other parts of the world, had three exceptionally strong sessions. On Tuesday they scored 63.72% and 61.28% to lead the qualifying round handily with almost four boards of carryover. A 49.46% in the first final dropped them to third place, but 61.38% in the last session put them on top by half a board. Their final score was 815.42.
While they have several Canadian championships, this is their first NABC title.
“It’s exciting,” Bryant said. “We loved it.”
“For 50 years, this has been the best women’s event at a national,” Nisbet added. “Everyone was so nice.”
Karen Lee Barrett of Elk Point SD and Kathryn Kimmerling of Blythewood SC were second with 802.47.