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Hurd, Grue capture Blue Ribbon title

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On 4 December, 2015 At 10:19

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Kaplan Blue Ribbon Pairs winners, John Hurd and Joe Grue.
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The 2015 Fall NABC is being played in Denver, this is an excerpt of the most important Bulletin 8 news:

 Hurd, Grue capture Blue Ribbon title

John Hurd and Joe Grue, 67 matchpoints out of first with one session to play, came through with a good game despite some hiccups near the end to win the Kaplan Blue Ribbon Pairs by 15 matchpoints on a top of 38. The win was the second in a row for Hurd, who won with Justin Lall in Providence last year. Second place went to Frenchmen Thomas Bessis and Frederic Volcker, whose 60.78% game in the second final session lifted them from 12th place to the runner-up spot. In third place were Owen Lien and Zach Brescoll, the leaders at the start of the day on Thursday and after the first final session. Hurd now has eight North American championships, Grue six. Besides the Blue Ribbon wins, Hurd’s North American championships include two Freeman Mixed Board-a-Match Teams (2009 and 2015), the Kay Platinum Pairs and Swiss teams victories and the NABC+ Fast Open Pairs, his first major win, in 2003. Grue has won the Reisinger Board-a-Match Teams (2006), the Keohane North American Swiss Teams in 2008 and the Vanderbilt Knockout Teams in 2012.

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Gamio, Reygadas lead Senior Mixed Pairs

C. Valerie Gamio, Palos Verdes Peninsula CA, and Miguel Reygadas, Tialpan, Mexico, take a carryover lead of 9.58 matchpoints (41 top) into today’s two final session of the Senior Mixed Pairs. Right behind them are Connie Goldberg, Gladwyne PA, and Billy Eisenberg, Perris CA. Judi and Michael Radin will start the day in third, about 16 matchpoints off the pace.

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