Saturday, December 6 2014
From now until December 7, read all the news from Providence 2014 in CsbNews.org.
Nickell leading in Reisinger
Nick Nickell will try to win his eighth Reisinger Board-a-Match Teams as the final two sessions of the event are played today. Nickell is playing with Ralph Katz, Jeff Meckstroth, Eric Rodwell, Bobby Levin and Steve Weinstein. Nickell starts play today more than four boards over the second-place team, captained by Sjoert Brink. Nickell’s carryover is 49.84. Brink has 45.27. Brink’s teammates are Dutch countryman Bas Drijver plus Daniel Zagorin and Kevin Bathurst. Just one one-hundredths of a board behind Brink is the Richard Schwartz team: Allan Graves, Boye Brogeland, Espen Lindqvist, Lotan Fisher and Ron Schwartz.
Lynch cruises in NA Swiss semifinal
Carolyn Lynch’s squad led the pack of semifinalists throughout day two of the Keohane North American Swiss Teams and will enjoy the largest carryover – 40 victory points – in today’s two-session final. The Lynch team finished Saturday evening with a four-session total of 205.59 VPs, more than 25 VPs ahead of the squad currently in second place captained by Stan Tulin. Lynch and Tulin have each notched a secondplace finish in other events in Providence: Lynch in the Baze Senior KO and Tulin in the Mitchell Open BAM Teams. Thirty-eight teams made the cut to the final day of the event.
38 Tables Carryover
1 Carolyn Lynch, Scottsdale AZ; Mike Passell, Plano TX; Garey Hayden, Tucson AZ; Cezary Balicki, Smolec Poland; Adam Zmudzinski, Katowice Poland 40.00
2 Stan Tulin, Boca Raton FL; Michael Kamil, Santa Clara CA; Dror Padon, Tel Aviv Israel; Alon Birman, Tel Aviv 62267 Israel; Gary Cohler, Miami FL; Billy Cohen, Sherman Oaks CA 21.68
3 Bartosz Chmurski, Lomianky 05-09 Poland; Josef Blass, Chapel Hill NC; Marcin Lesniewski, Zakopane Poland; Piotr Tuszynski – Jacek Jerzy Kalita, Warsaw Poland; Michal Nowosadzki, Wejherowo Poland 19.49
4 Phyllis Fireman, Chestnut Hill MA; Shannon Cappelletti, Delray Beach FL; Marion Michielsen, Stockholm Sweden; Meike Wortel, Amsterdam Netherlands; Benedicte Cronier, Paris 75018 France; Sylvie Willard, Paris 45014 France 17.61
5 Shawn Quinn – Joe Quinn, Sugar Land TX; Tom Kniest, Brentwood MO; Stephen Stewart, Overland Park KS; Ira Hessel, San Antonio TX; Steve Shirey, Fort Worth TX 16.63
6 Paul Street, Delray Beach FL; Nicolas L’Ecuyer, Montreal QC; Ishmael Delmonte -Curtis Cheek, Las Vegas NV; Marc Bompis, Bourg La Reine France; Jean Quantin, Paris France 15.42
7 Victor Markowicz – Victor Melman, Boca Raton FL; Julian Klukowski – Jerzy Russyan – Krzysztof Lasocki, Warsaw Poland; Shalom Zeligman, Bat-Yam Israel 13.18
8 Mike Levine, Boca Raton FL; Russell Ekeblad, Portsmouth RI; David Bakhshi, London England; Dennis McGarry, Palm City FL; Louk Verhees, Jr., Sh Voorhou Netherlands; Cornelis Van Prooijen, Nieuw Vennep Netherlands 12.36
Jablonski leads 10K Swiss
The Massachusetts-based squad captained by Daniel Jablonski posted the best score in the qualifying round of the 0-10,000 Swiss Teams to lead the field of 36 finalists. Jablonski and company scored 124 victory points in yesterday’s two-session qualifier. They have a carryover of 30 VPs in today’s final. In second is Howard Kahlenberg’s team, a foursome from the Philadelphia area. Kahlenberg scored 113 VPs in the qualifier and has a carryover of 22.33. The 0-10,000 Swiss Teams event is now held twice each year, once at the Spring NABC and
once in the Fall.
Bridge is going to the dogs
It’s not unusual to hear “ruff” at the bridge table, but in some cases, it’s not the players who are making that sound, but their pets instead. Several well-known tournament players regularly bring their dogs – service animals – into
the playing area with them. Keira, an 80-pound black Russian terrier, and Jean Harlow, a blonde schipperke, are visiting Providence with their human servants GS Jade Barrett and Karen Barrett. Lynn Deas is rarely seen without one her little dogs, and this tournament is no exception. Deas is currently holding court at the bridge table with
a two-month-old Yorkiepoo, a Yorkshire terrier/poodle mix. Deas has yet to name the 12-ounce dog, which is soon to be a gift to a friend. Ellen Kent is in Providence with a mi-ki named She-Who, short for “she who must be obeyed,”
of Rumpole of the Bailey fame. She-Who does not suffer rivals gladly, and her tiny bark can occasionally be heard whenever she spots Keira in the vicinity.