By Roaming Reporter, Peg Kaplan
The Spingold is all about the best of the best from around the world battling it out. In this tournament we find who has the stamina, genius and luck to go the distance.
Yet, premier team events like the Spingold are much more. It’s an opportunity for people around the world to watch bridge at an elite level. And – it’s a chance for a team who purchases an entry to play against the world’s finest.
The 66 seed, Art Quey, San Mateo CA; Scott Tumperi, Charlottesville VA; Om Chokriwala, Sherman Oaks CA; Michael Klemens, Tarzana CA – faced one of the most winning teams in bridge history: the Nickell team. Although the Quey team did not emerge victorious, they got some licks in here and there throughout their 64 boards.
They also had the opportunity to compete against and learn from some of the biggest names in bridge. Here is a shot from one table, with Eric Rodwell and Jeff Meckstroth.