U of Washington win Collegiate competition

U Dub does it!

After earning the one seed in Friday’s eight-team  qualifying Swiss, the squad from the University of Washington took it to the wire, winning the U.S. Collegiate Team Championship.

Finishing second was the team from the University of Pennsylvania.

Playing for Washington were Ben Bomber, Greg Herman, Lee Holstein and Daniel Poore. The Penn squad comprised Kendrick Chow, James Sundstrom, Zhuo Wang and Xingtan Zhang.

GNT finals are rematch of 2012

The final of the top flight of the Grand National Teams features the exact same squads that met in last year’s final: District 9 (Florida) vs. District 24 (New York).

Playing for District 9 are captain Warren Spector, Michael Becker, Gary Cohler, David Berkowitz, Eric Rodwell and Jeff Meckstroth. The District 24 lineup is captain Jared Lilienstein, Michael Polowan, Sam Lev, Brian Glubok, Joel Wooldridge and John Hurd

In the Goldman Flight A final, District 16 (Texas) will battle District 22 (Southern California).

In the Sheinwold Flight B final, District 11 will face District 21. The MacNab Flight C final features a matchup between District 5 and District.

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Hampson-Greco set pace in LM Pairs

After the semifinal round of the von Zedtwitz Life Master Pairs, Geoff Hampson of Las Vegas NV and Eric Greco of Wynnewood PA lead the field of qualifiers. In second are Canadians Darren Wolpert and Daniel Korbel, and in third are “New Yorkers” Zia Mahmood and Bjorn Fallenius. Seventy-eight pairs remain in the six-session contest.

In the Bruce LM-5000 Pairs, the Florida duo of Susan Fraser and Nancy Williams are in front of the field of 40 qualifying pairs after four sessions of play. There are 20 pairs remaining in the

Young LM-1500 Pairs, led by Rich Pestien and Charles Young of Peoria IL.

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