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March 27th: Cayne routed in Vanderbilt, Monaco, Nickell cruise
The team captained by Mark Gordon took an early lead against the No. 6 seed, led by James Cayne, on the way to a 178-195 rout and a spot in today’s quarterfinal round of the Vanderbilt Knockout Teams. Other high seeds fared well, No. 1 Monaco dispatching Robert Hollman 151-110. No. 2 Nick Nickell trailed at the half but outscored Richard Schwartz 107-22 in the second half to advance. No. 4 Martin Fleisher had it the easiest when their opponents withdrew at the half, trailing 126-26.
2014 Vanderbilt Scoreboard, Round of 16 Results:
2014 Vanderbilt Scoreboard, Quarterfinals Pairings:
Rodwell and Bales lead the Women’s Pairs
Fueled by a sensational 71% second qualifying session, Donna Rodwell of Clearwater Beach FL and Toni Bales of Pickerington OH head up the Whitehead Women Pairs going into the final day. Phyllis Fireman and Shannon Cappelletti, whose solid 62% afternoon and 58% evening has them sitting in second, are 9 points off the pace.
Closely following in third place, are last year’s champions, Barbara Nist and Patti Hartley. The event concludes today.
Norwegians lead Silodor
Two members of Norway’s open team from the 2012 World Championships are leading the Silodor Open Pairs with two final sessions to play today. Thor Erik Hoftaniska and Thomas Charlsen take a carryover of 256 into today’s play, ahead of another European pair, Tim Verbeek of the Netherlands and Christina Madsen of Denmark. Top today is 64.