Friday, March 13th 2015

Schedule, Results, ACBL Live and Bulletins

1st Day: District 25 duo win NAP Flight A

Shome Mukherjee and Mark Aquino
Shome Mukherjee and Mark Aquino

It took a while, but Mark Aquino finally won his first North American championship after several close calls. The District 25 president and Shome Mukherjee parlayed two strong sessions in the Baldwin North American Pairs, Flight A, to win the event by a board and a half on a 13 top.

Richard Oshlag and Jim Munday,  second in the NAP, Flight A.
Richard Oshlag and Jim Munday,
segundos en el NAP, Flight A.

The win was gratifying for Aquino, whose close finishes include a runner-up spot in the 2004 Nail Life Master Pairs (with Jonathan Green) and a third in the Silver Ribbon Pairs with Mukherjee, who had two previous North American championships. He was a member of the winning squad in the 1997 Keohane North American Swiss Teams and the Baze Senior Knockout Teams in 2000. The winners moved from back in the pack to second after the first final session with a 60.43% game, then followed with 61.39% in the second final session.

Norman Kay Platinum Pairs begins today

Levin y Coren
Richard Coren and Bobby Levin won the Platinum Pairs last year

Richard Coren and Bobby Levin won the
Platinum Pairs last year

Richard Coren and Bobby Levin won the
Platinum Pairs last year

The six-session Norman Kay Platinum Pairs gets underway today. Eligible players are paid-up ACBL members who meet one of the following criteria: have earned 50 platinum masterpoints over the three
calendar years prior; earned at least 200 platinum points lifetime, or have attained Platinum Life Master or Grand Life Master rank. No exemptions will be granted for this event.

The 2014 Lebhar IMP Pairs winners were Radu Nistor and Julian Christian
The 2014 Lebhar IMP Pairs winners were Radu Nistor and Julian Christian

 

IMP Pairs begins today

IMP Pairs begins today The four-session IMP Pairs – two qualifying sessions followed by two final sessions – gets underway today with the Lebhar Trophy at stake.

 

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