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Many thanks to Sol Hartman for hanging several of his paintings at the club!
For information, please see Sol’s web site.
The photo above shows Richard Burns sitting next to Sol’s “Richard.”
The Daily Bulletin reports “Boston-area players Pat McDevitt and Sheila Gabay tore through the field of finalists in the Rockwell Mixed Pairs to win the contest by almost three boards. McDevitt and Gabay qualified second in Tuesday’s opening round. The final saw them turn in 62.21% and 65.91% performances to convincingly claim the victory. …
“This was the second victory for McDevitt and Gabay. The pair won the event in 2012. McDevitt now has five NABC titles, as well as world championship (the 2010 World Senior Pairs, also played in Philadelphia). This is Gabay’s third NABC title. …”
Zach Grossack and Gillian Miniter were 10th, and Haven Sharaf and Kim Gilman 20th out of 382 pairs.
Westwood players have won two of the five completed unlimited national events! Zach Grossack and Mikael Rimstedt were ninth in the Kay Platinum Pairs. Zach and Michael Kamil are fourth in the Silodor Open Pairs entering the final day. Natalie Basil and Marina Polestra are 12th in the Smith Life Master Women’s Pairs entering the final day.
Zach Grossack, Pat McDevitt, Adam Grossack, and Sheila Gabay rank first, fifth, tenth, and 19th in total masterpoints earned in the tournament (respectively 222, 156, 131, and 105).
Adam and Zach Grossack won the Baldwin North American Pairs Flight A, the first open North American Bridge Championship at the Spring NABCs in Philadelphia. They started strong with a 60% session Wednesday afternoon, but their 46% Wednesday evening dropped them to 22nd of the 28 pairs who qualified for Thursday’s finals. The brothers caught fire Thursday afternoon, scoring 66.48% in the first final session to take the lead by almost two boards. They held on with a 61.05% Thursday evening, winning the event by a board and a half.
This was Zach’s fourth open national championship and Adam’s third. The Grossacks are the third New England pair to win the Flight A NAPs this decade—Frank Merblum and Doug Doub won in 2010 (they also won in 2001 and were second in 2003 and 2014), and Shome Mukherjee and Mark Aquino won in 2015.
More in the Daily Bulletin.
We are proud to congratulate Westwood players on their outstanding showing in the 2017 masterpoint races. Adam and Zach Grossack led the pack. They won 2,022 and 1,454 masterpoints respectively—first and second in New England, 14th and 33rd in the ACBL, first and third in the 5000–7500 Mini-McKenney bracket, first and third among juniors (under 26), and Zach was first among youth (under 20).
Westwood players won the Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs awards for Eastern Massachusetts in 9 of 15 brackets: Nathalie Tabor, Lisa Muir, Neil Gordon, Bart Bussink, Steve Paxhia, Barbara Murphy, Cilla Borras, Bob Carvin, and Sheila Gabay. Phyllis Chase and John Malley won their Rhode Island brackets. Tabor, Gordon, Paxhia, Carvin, and Gabay also won their New England brackets. In their ACBL-wide brackets, Tabor was 14th, Gordon 12th, and Gabay 4th.
Westwood players won the Eastern Massachusetts Mini-McKenneys in 10 of 15 brackets: Michael Feeney, Nathalie Tabor, Lisa Muir, Bart Bussink, Barbara Murphy, Stewart Rubenstein, Natalie Bassil, Adam Grossack, Lew Gamerman, and Sheila Gabay. Joyce Regan and John Malley won their Rhode Island brackets. Feeney, Tabor, Murphy, Rubenstein, Grossack, Gamerman, and Gabay also won their New England brackets. In their ACBL-wide brackets, Feeney was 8th, Murphy 9th, Grossack 1st, and Gamerman 17th.
The top ten masterpoint winners in Westwood games were Sheila Gabay, Charlie Drum, Sandra Drum, Steve Paxhia, Mark Aquino, Shome Mukherjee, Al Votolato, Don Carow, Lew Gamerman, and Sue Waxman. Paxhia was first among players who started 2017 with 1000–7500 masterpoints. Nathalie Tabor was first 100–1000. Lanny Starr was first 0–100.
On Friday evening, March 23, we will host a Pro-Am tournament. We will have a special buffet dinner at 6:30 PM (delicious French menu by Chef Christine). The game will start at 7:15 PM. The cost is $15 per player.
Pros with more than 500 masterpoints will be playing with Amateurs (non pros) with less than 500 masterpoints. We can pair Am and Pros. Please register by March 20, it helps us with the planning.
Register by calling the club or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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