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Past Winners
2014:
Douglas Doub and Franklin Merblum
2013:
Mark Itabashi and Ross Grabel
2012:
Alan Osofsky and Alan Sontag
2010:
Boye Brogeland and Erik Saelensminde
2009:
Michal Kwiecien and Roald Ramer
2008:
Jan Jansma and Ricco Van Prooijen
2018 Von Zedtwitz Life Master Pairs
Tournament
Dates
Friday, July 27—Sunday, July 29
Deadline
Session Times
1:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Location
Atrium Ballroom BC, Atrium Level (one floor up from lobby)
Entries
$100.00 (per day)

The von Zedtwitz Life Master Pairs is a six-session event with two qualifying, two semi-final and two final sessions, restricted to those players who have achieved life master status. At stake is the von Zedtwitz Gold Cup.

In 1930, Waldemar von Zedtwitz donated the Gold Cup, which was presented to the winners of the Life Master Pairs. The first winners: von Zedtwitz and P. Hal Sims. Waldemar von Zedtwitz (1896-1984), ACBL president emeritus, was president of the ACBL in 1948 and of its parent organization, the American Bridge League, in 1932. He was named Honorary Member by the ABL in 1931. When dissension threatened to break up the ACBL in 1948, the contesting factions agreed to von Zedtwitz as president and chairman with carte blanche power. He is credited with saving the ACBL. In 1949, upon the League’s rehabilitation, he immediately returned his carte blanche power to the Board of Directors. He helped found the World Bridge Federation and played a major role in the formation of the ACBL Charity Foundation.

As a player, von Zedtwitz was noted for his versatility in playing with exponents of different systems. He was one of the first 10 people to be named Life Master (he was No. 4) when the category was created in 1936.  Von Zedtwitz won many national auction bridge champions and nearly all the contract bridge championships. He and Barbara Brier won the World Mixed Pairs in 1970 when von Zedtwitz was 74 and legally blind.

This event is restricted to Life Masters.

Registration Desk

123 pairs registered

1.
Bruce Noda and Mark Ralph
2.
John Diamond and Brian Platnick
3.
Ankur Rathi and Max Aeschbacher
4.
Lynn Baker and Karen (Kate) McCallum
5.
Paul Lewis and Tania Reyes Hiller
6.
Mickie Kivel and Helene Bauman
7.
Leo Bell and Jeff Roman
8.
Stanley A Landers and P Drew Cannell
9.
Fletcher Smoak and Linda Smoak
10.
Richard Smith and Francine Moring
11.
Martin Fleisher and Bart Bramley
12.
Tracy Brines and Naveed Ather
13.
Bobby Levin and Steve Weinstein
14.
Dean Panagopoulos and Harrison Luba
15.
John Carruthers and Michael Roche
16.
Steven J Devico and Gayle Covey
17.
Anant Rathi and William Zhu
18.
Cheng Wang and Aiyue Ma
19.
Valentin Kovachev and Dave A Schouweiler
20.
Joseph Cappannelli and Murthy Ayyagari
21.
Stephannie Culbertson and John Fout
22.
Fred King and Barry Bragin
23.
Gale M Senter and Subba R Ravipudi
24.
Lawrence H Lau and Jill B Marshall
25.
Tom Hanlon and Leslie Amoils
26.
Mitch Towner and Anam Tebha
27.
Mike Cassel and Barry A Purrington
28.
Jonathan Steinberg and Alex Hudson
29.
Rahn F Smith and Sharon Horton
30.
Jean Barry and Ed A Ulman
31.
D Keith Henderson and Dennis R Luft
32.
Andy Stark and Franco Baseggio
33.
Sabine Auken and Roy Welland
34.
Kelley Hwang and Morrie Kleinplatz
35.
Migry Zur Campanile and Nancy Katz
36.
Adam Wildavsky and Howard Weinstein
37.
Steven P Gaynor and Jean M Boettcher
38.
Saleh Fetouh and Dian K Petrov
39.
Valerie Westheimer and Judi Radin
40.
Larry Lowell and Ping Hu
41.
Danny Sprung and JoAnn Sprung
42.
Terry Beckman and John R Koch
43.
Alex Perlin and Ljudmila Kamenova
44.
David Moss and Philip B Moss
45.
Max Schireson and Debbie Rosenberg
46.
Serdar Ogut and Larry M Cohen
47.
Ai-Tai Lo and William C Pettis
48.
Kerri Sanborn and Stephen Sanborn
49.
Steve Chen and Brent Xiao
50.
Bo Xiao and Jianming Zhang
51.
Edward Nagy and Gene Simpson
52.
William Cook and Robert Todd
53.
Maxim Siline and Xiaoqian Liu
54.
Oneill and Wolf
55.
Jerry Goldberg and Jane Dillenberg
56.
Howard Kahlenberg and Bill J Rose
57.
Ron Smith and Linda S Smith
58.
Maureen Loeb and David Loeb
59.
Charles W Fortney and Mike Jones
60.
Eric Leong and Ishmael Delmonte
61.
Bülent Kaytaz and Nafiz Zorlu
62.
Robert J Fendrick and Bill I Kulbersh
63.
Michael Christensen and Henry A Lortz
64.
Ilker Ayaz and Pinar Ayaz
65.
John Kranyak and Susan Schnelwar
66.
Richard Chan and Ray Jotcham
67.
Don W Sulgrove and Kathleen J Sulgrove
68.
Mary Ose and Teri Smoot
69.
Mark Jones and Thomas K Turgeon
70.
Jian-Jian Wang and Yiting LI
71.
Merril Hirsh and Monique Smith
72.
Naren Gupta and Billy Miller
73.
Oren Kriegel and Greg Hinze
74.
Monty Page and Pamela Page
75.
Victor C King and Bob G Etter
76.
R Jay Becker and Janet Becker
77.
Kevin Dwyer and Brad Moss
78.
Alison G Wilson and Cornelis W Van Prooijen
79.
Vincent Demuy and Carlos Hoyos
80.
Weishu Wu and Jeff Miller
81.
Claudia Feagin and Jack E Feagin Jr
82.
Jeffrey Rothstein and Linda N Rothstein
83.
Paul Jay Lewis and Linda Lewis
84.
Steven Ashe and Masood H Kizilbash
85.
Robert Blanchard and James E Krekorian
86.
Roberto Scaramuzzi and Alexander G Kolesnik
87.
David Ticen and Kim Brinkman
88.
Tania Dikhnova and Tatiana Ponomareva
89.
Gavin Wolpert and Lynne Tarnopol
90.
Subhash C Gulati and Kiran Gulati
91.
Meyer Kotkin and Jay Apfelbaum
92.
Lynda J Nitabach and Iulian Rotaru
93.
Todd Werby and James M Griffin
94.
Jonathan M Green and Norman J Rubin
95.
Anne H Brenner and David A Caprera
96.
Saul A Teukolsky and Roselyn Teukolsky
97.
Nikolaos Delimpaltadakis and Sveinn R Eiriksson
98.
Joshua Stark and Dave Glen
99.
Beth Palmer and William P Cole
100.
Peg Kaplan and Peter Friedland
101.
Michael Bodell and Cristal Nell
102.
Bernie Greenspan and Brian R Ellis
103.
John Hurd and Kevin M Bathurst
104.
Jim Elliott and Marc Zwerling
105.
David Gurvich and Erez Hendelman
106.
Crispin Barrere and Gary Macgregor
107.
Steve L Ramos Jr and Murat E Veysoglu
108.
Miriam Harris-Botzum and John R Botzum
109.
Barbara Kasle and David Grainger
110.
Alexander Allen and Abe Pineles
111.
Boris Baran and Larry M Kozlove
112.
Kent D Hartman and Sumner Steinfeldt
113.
Alex Dezieck and Jess Chao
114.
Lynn Deas and Peter Weichsel
115.
Peter J Bertheau and Frederic E Wrang
116.
Eric Sieg and Bryan J Delfs
117.
Mike Heins and Bharat R Rao
118.
Chris Benson and Ginny Schuett
119.
Jeff Schuett and Kerry J Smith
120.
Atul Rai and Rajan I Mehta
121.
Sam Marks and Kevin N Collins
122.
Jakob Kristinsson and Jerry L Premo
123.
Jeff Ford and Kim Eng
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