Black Friday, November 23, was the first full day of play at the San Francisco NABC, with several National events beginning.
Jacob Vrooman and Yuan Shen wanted to play in the Nail Life Master Pairs yesterday, but they weren’t eligible (they aren’t Life Masters yet) so the duo did the next best thing: They entered the Manfield Non-Life Master Pairs, and won the contest by more than a full board.
Russian champions Victoria Gromova and Tatiana Ponomareva carry a slim lead into today’s final two sessions of the Smith Life Master Women’s Pairs. Their carryover of 55.08 puts them just ahead of Hansa Narasimhan and Jill Levin.
China’s Fu Zhong and Australia’s Ishmael Del’Monte topped the field of 342 pairs in the
qualifying round of the Nail Life Master Open Pairs. In today’s two-session final, the duo will enjoy a carryover of more than 100 masterpoints over runners-up John Upmark and Peter Bertheau of Sweden. In third place is the Brazilian pair of Joao Paulo Campos and Miguel Villas-Boas.
Additionally, the Baze Senior Knockout Teams field is down to 32 teams.