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2014:
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2013:
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Michal Kwiecien and Roald Ramer
2019 Von Zedtwitz Life Master Pairs
Tournament
Dates
Friday, July 19—Sunday, July 21
Deadline
Session Times
1:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Location
Gracia Ballroom, 3rd floor
Entries
$120.00 (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
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50 pairs registered

1.
Lynn Baker and Karen (Kate) McCallum
2.
Michael Becker and Michael S Kamil
3.
Sharon Horton and Rahn F Smith
4.
John Diamond and Brian Platnick
5.
Mitch Towner and John Ramos
6.
Rick Rowland and Martin H Rabinowitz
7.
Kenneth Chatzinoff and Bharat R Rao
8.
Finn Kolesnik and Harrison Luba
9.
Rami Yadadov and Gersh Shapochnik
10.
Richard Pavlicek and Peter Friedland
11.
Brad Moss and Vincent Demuy
12.
Oren Kriegel and Greg Hinze
13.
S Andrew Sass and Gene Marks
14.
Stanford L Holzberg and Allan M Whiteford
15.
Mickie Kivel and Robin Taylor
16.
Oleg Rubinchik and George Krizel
17.
Brad Theurer and Barry Bragin
18.
Dan Friedman and Linda M Friedman
19.
Victor King and Douglas D Doub
20.
Andrew Murphy and Simon Cope
21.
Lew Gamerman and Sheila T Gabay
22.
Al Shrive and Michael Ranis
23.
Jonathan Steinberg and Alex Hudson
24.
Leo Bell and Joseph Kivel
25.
Bill Cook and Robert Todd
26.
Steve Weinstein and Bobby Levin
27.
Richard Ferrin and Eugene L. Kales
28.
Tom Hanlon and Cedric Lorenzini’S
29.
Leah Shao and David Butler
30.
Michael Bodell and Sheng Li
31.
Lynn Shannon and Sarah Youngquist
32.
David Moss and Andrew Rosenthal
33.
Stephannie Culbertson and John Fout
34.
Jill Levin and Jill Meyers
35.
Drew Cannell and Stanley A Landers
36.
Walter M Schenker and Brian Glubok
37.
Douglas Kuschner and Unknown Player
38.
Steven Gaynor and Jean M Boettcher
39.
Jean-Charles Allavena and Jean-Jaques Palau
40.
Howard Kahlenberg and Donna Morgen
41.
Jill B Marshall and Lawrence Lau
42.
Larry P Bausher and Steve Becker
43.
John Carruthers and Michael Roche
44.
Robert J Fendrick and David Macrae
45.
Kelley Hwang and Morrie Kleinplatz
46.
Walter Lee and Li-Chung Chen
47.
Stan B Tulin and David Bakhshi
48.
Louk Verhees Jr and Riki Tulin
49.
Fred King and Robert K Bell
50.
Paul A Street and Nicolas L'Ecuyer
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