Janice Seamon-Molson and Richard Coren

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March 26th: Coren and Seamon-Molson – top of the class in the Mixed Pairs

Janice Seamon-Molson and Richard Coren
Janice Seamon-Molson and Richard Coren

Technical difficulties delayed the final computations, but once all the machines and wires and wireless wizardry cooperated, Janice Seamon-Molson and Richard Coren emerged the victors in the Rockwell Mixed Pairs. The winning margin was a third of a board; they outdistanced the runners up2961 to 2927 (90 top). Beth and John Bromberg from Dallas – the apparent winners until the technical glitches were ironed out – finished in second place. Coren, from Delray Beach FL, is on a tear. This is his second NABC win this tournament. He and Bobby Levin took the Platinum Pairs on Sunday night. Seamon-Molson thought a mediocre afternoon session had put paid to their chances, but their
66.50% evening was enough to rocket past the rest of the field. Coren and Seamon-Molson have known each other and played together for years. In Florida, when he was 17 and she was 16, their families used to do battle in the Friday night Swiss at the local club. They attended the same law school: he finished first in his class – a year later, she finished at the top of her class.

No. 3 seed Diamond toppled in Vanderbilt: The squad captained by John Diamond is out of the Vanderbilt Knockout Teams after being trounced by the Paul Fireman squad. Diamond was the lone high seed to be ousted on Wednesday. The event is now in the round of 16. Diamond was playing four-handed with Brian Platnick, Eric Greco and Geoff Hampson. Fireman took the opening set 43-9 and built on the lead throughout the match, winning 176-72. Fireman’s team is Gavin Wolpert, John Kranyak, Vince Demuy, John Hurd and Joel Wooldridge. The rest of the action on Wednesday went more or less according to form, top seed Monaco dispatching the Barry Rigal team 167-123, No. 2 Nick Nickell defeating Bryan Maksymetz 195-132 and No. 4 Martin Fleisher knocking Janet De Botton out of the event 161-127.

2014 Vanderbilt Scoreboard, Round of 32:Vanderbilt R32

These are March 27th events:

2014 Vanderbilt Scoreboard, Round of 16:Vanderbilt R 16

The 2013 Silodor Open Pairs winners were David Bakhshi and Billy Cohen.
The 2013 Silodor Open Pairs winners
were David Bakhshi and Billy Cohen.

Competitors vie for Silodor Open Pairs Trophy: The Silodor Open Pairs is a four-session event consisting of two qualifying and two final sessions. Last Years winners were: 

2009 David Berkowitz, Larry N. Cohen
2010 Nicholas L’Ecuyer, Stephen Landen
2011 Joel Wooldridge, Gavin Wolpert
2012 Hans Christian Graverson, Dennis Bilde
2013 David Bakhshi, Billy Cohen

The 2013 Women’s Pairs champs were  Joanne Weingold and Jan Assini.
The 2013 Women’s Pairs champs were
Joanne Weingold and Jan Assini.

Women’s Pairs compete for Whitehead Trophy: Play begins today in the Whitehead Women’s Pairs with two qualifying sessions, followed by two
final sessions tomorrow. This is the 79th Women’s Pairs. Last years winners were:

2009 Lisa Berkowitz, Joann Glasson
2010 Suzy Burger, Linda Lewis
2011 Diana Schuld, Marjorie Michelin
2012 Patricia Norman, Georgiana Gates
2013 Jan Assini, Joanne Weingold