LM Pairs and Womens final

Curtis Cheek and Ishmael Del’Monte, playing together in a pairs game for the first time, put together two solid sessions in the final of the Nail  Life Master Pairs to win the event by more than a board on a top of 77.

Curtis Cheek and Ishmael Del Monte, winners of the the Nail LM Pairs.

Curtis Cheek and Ishmael Del Monte, winners of the the Nail LM Pairs.

Patti Hartley, Kirkland WA, and Barbara Nist, Seatac WA, unleashed a 71.15% finale to take the Smith Life Master Women’s Pairs. Finishing second in the 90-pair field were Cheri Bjerkan of Elmhurst IL and Rozanne Pollack of New York NY.

“Everything just came together,” said Hartley. Nist agreed, and added, “My partner was very encouraging after a not very good (51%) session this afternoon. Even then, we were lucky it matchpointed well.”

This win is the first NABC title for both women, and it elevated them to Emerald Life Master.

Barbara Nist and Patty Hartley, winners of the Smith LM Women's Pairs.

Barbara Nist and Patty Hartley, winners of the Smith LM Women’s Pairs.

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