2016-17 Grand National Teams

Seventy-two teams competed in the Grand National Team competition this year. There were many close matches. In the Open bracket of the GNT’s, there was a major upset. The perennial winners, the Steve Robinson team, was defeated by the Michael Gill team. Congratulations to the winners! Following are the results of the Open, A, B & C brackets.

 Flight A
Congratulations to Steve Robinson  and Peter Boyd for winning the Baldwin North American Pairs Flight A! Congratulations as well to Lou Reich  and Bob Bell who placed 10th in that event, to Steve Bunning and Jose Cortina who were 15th in the Golder North American Pairs Flight B, and to Terry Klein and Charles Dearolf who placed 5th in the President’s Cup North American Pairs Flight C. Well done, all.

0-6000
The Alex Prairie team cruised to an easy victory in the 0-6000 Grand National Team Competition. Fortunately, missing the major snow storm in February, the semi-final and final matches got off without a hitch. Following are the final standings:
1st Place: Alex Prairie, Noble Shore, Jian-Jian Wang, Stephen Drodge, Sylvia Shi, Michael Gill
2nd Place: Tom Musso, Ellen Cherniavsky, Hal Hindman, Clyde Kruskal
3rd Place: Ted Ying, Hank Meyer, Vince Wilmot Jr., David Genne
4th Place: Mark Laken, David Rodney, Rusty Krauss, Stan Schenker, Joe Trapani, Richard Baum
5th-8th Place: Richard Price, Melissa Price, Walter Smith Jr., Hadi Abushakra
Marc Warner, David Platnick, Michael Lane, Joe Waller
Jason Meyer, Larry Kahn, Adam Gann, Brad Libros, John Edmonds
Eileen Houghton, Rose Berman, Mary Peters, Thomas Peters

Open
1 Michael Gill, Noble Shore, Bill Pettis, Ai-Tai Lo
2 Steve Robinson, William Cole, Peter Boyd, Beth Palmer, Sylvia Shi
3 / 4 —Donna Rogall, Clyde Kruskal, Hal Hindman, Sumner Steinfeldt
—Robert Hopkins Jr, Brad Theurer, Rusty Krauss, Barry Falgout, Joan Lewis, Mark Chen
5 / 8 —Marc Warner, Dewayne Jones, Fred King, Richard Wegman, Mark Dahl, David Butler
—Monique Smith, Merril Hirsh, Ronald Zucker, Michael Richey
—Martin Graf, Mark Shaw, David Ruderman, Alan Tenenbaum, Andrew Gofreed
—Sorina Negulescu, Daniela Tunsanu, Radu Tunsanu, Katherine Rabenstein

B 0-2500

1 Adam Gann, Matthew Lahut, Alex Prairie, Zachery Madden
2 Ed Kinlaw, James Creech, Govind Narayan, Franklin Price, David Trent
3 / 4 —Mel Yudkin, Debnarayan Dhar, Kiyomi Shiba, Carol Crawford
—Michael Berard, David Grabiner, Art McCann, Murat Berk, Richard Wissing, Peter Van Zijl

C 0-500
1 Joseph Lebaron, Myron Goldstein, Carol Stringer, Robbie Lloyd
2 Virginia Cenedella, Betsy Carlson, Janna Gies, Ellen Waff


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