English success at ACBL Summer Nationals

The team of Tom Paske, Alexander Hydes, Sarah Bell & Marusa Basa have won the Freeman Mixed Board-a-Match (Point-a-Board) at the ACBL Summer Nationals in Toronto. They won the four-session competition by just over half a board.

Isaac Barden was part of a winning pair (playing with Lukasz Kucharczyk of Canada) in the junior competition, the Morning Cardrook Pairs.

Update: Not to be outdone by his son, Paul Barden, playing with Graham Osborne and Americans Robert Bell and Lou Reich, won the snappily titled Saturday/Sunday Knockout Teams 1 on the final weekend of the event.

Further update: David Gold and Mike Bell reached the semi-final of the Spingold Teams, one of the most prestigious events on the ACBL calendar. Playing with Richard Schwartz, Jerry Stamatov and Diyan Danailov they lost to the Lavazza team in the final four.