The American Contract Bridge League Board of Directors is seeking qualified applicants to represent Zone 2 (Canada, Mexico and the United States) to the World Bridge Federation. Two positions will be filled at the 2015 Fall NABC in Denver in November. The term for the open WBF positions begins Jan. 1, 2016 and ends Dec. 31, […]

The 4th World Open Youth Championships in Opatija, Croatia began Friday, August 21 and concludes Saturday, August 29. The Pair Championships concluded yesterday. Ola and Mikael Rimstedt from Sweden won the Junior Pairs by nearly two boards finishing ahead of Giuseppe Delle Cave from Italy and Rodrigo Garcia da Rosa from Argentina. Third were Julie Arbit […]

Cayne surges to Spingold win: James Cayne, captain, Lotan Fisher, Ron Schwartz, Alfredo Versace, Lorenzo Lauria and Michael Seamon Team Platnick won the Roth Open Swiss Teams: Eric Greco, Kevin Bathurst, Justin Lall, captain Brian Platnick, John Diamond and Geoff Hampson The Rothstein squad successfully defended its title in the 0-10,000 Mixed Swiss Teams: Jeffrey […]

The two most successful programs in the 19-year history of the World Computer-Bridge Championships met in the final on Saturday at the Summer NABC. Jack, whose developers are from the Netherlands, defeated the French program Wbridge5. The final score was 165-148. Jack has now won the title 10 times, Wbridge5 three. Neither has finished lower […]

Two men who learned bridge and played together as youngsters in Chicago stormed into the lead after the first final session of the Bean Red Ribbon Pairs and survived a below-average last round to win the event by about 10 matchpoints on a top of 38. Paul Hattis of Newton MA and Jim Orleans of […]

Steve Zolotow’s team defeated Jonathan Fleischmann’s squad in the final of the Mini-Spingold 1 (0-5000) KO Teams, 147-68. Zolotow, of Las Vegas, played with Anam Tebha, also of Las Vegas, Christian Jolly of Huntsville AL, Oren Kriegel of Skandia MI and Sean Gannon of Decatur GA. Fleischmann of Bloomfield MI played with Xu Wang of […]

The squad led by 16-year-old Hunter McClain defeated Kenneth Hopke’s team in the final of the Mini-Spingold II (0-1500) KO Teams, 170-119. McClain’s teammates were Kenneth Ramaley (his father), Benjamin Kompa and Xiyuan Ge. Playing with Hopke were Phil Feldman, Betty Nolte and Jerry Nolte. The McClain squad came to Chicago to represent District 7 […]

William Pettis and Ai-Tai Lo, in 12th place after two qualifying sessions of the Wernher Open Pairs, charged into the lead after the first final and scored well again in the evening to win the event by xxx. Lo and Pettis live in the Washington DC area. Lo, of Reston VA, is a software engineer. […]

The squad led by Paul Fireman won the Freeman Mixed Board-a-Match Teams by the thin margin of .08 over Jessica Hayman’s team in yesterday’s final. Fireman of Chestnut Hill MA played with Shannon Cappelletti of Delray Beach FL, John Hurd of New York City, Sylvie Willard and Benedicte Cronier of Paris, France, and Vince Demuy […]