David Grainger of Roseville, Calif., led his six-member team to win the 10K Swiss Teams event at the Spring North American Bridge Championship (NABC), one of 14 championship-level events held in Dallas from March 20 to 30.
The Grainger Squad included Tom Breed of Kingwood, Texas, Janet Macchi of Statham, Ga., Ira Chorush of Houston, Texas, Roger Lee of Arcadia, Calif., and Daniel Korbel of Ontario, Canada. After entering the contest in seventh place, Grainger’s squad finished with 124 points to the second-place team’s 123.75.
The NABCs are held three times a year across the U.S. and Canada to bring together players of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, with opportunities for everyone to play daily. The 2014 summer and fall NABCs will be held in Las Vegas from July 17 to 27, and in Providence, R.I., from Nov. 27 to Dec. 7.
About the American Contract Bridge League
Founded in 1937, the ACBL is the largest bridge organization in the world, serving 167,000 members and 3,200 bridge clubs and sanctioning 1,100 sectional and regional tournaments annually. The ACBL’s three North American Bridge Championships each attract up to 5,000 players representing every state in the United States, Canada and about 20 other foreign countries. A challenging and rewarding card game, bridge attracts players of all ages and walks of life – from Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to poker star Phil Gordon.