A cell phone was the downfall of the No. 22 seed (Brian Glubok, James Rosenbloom, Bill Eisenberg, Connie Goldberg, John Sutherlin and Dan Gerstman). They incurred a 12-IMP penalty for having the phone in the playing area, and those IMPs were the deciding factor in their close loss.
Official publication of all appeals in casebook - - - - - - - - - - Here
All appeals in a Zipped page for quick and easy download - Here
Appeals in Bulletins.No 1 Misinformation-Here No 2 Misinformation -Here
N0 3 Unauthorised information ( U I )- Here No 4 Misinformation - Here
No 5 U I and Tempo - - - - - - - - - - - - - Here No 6 Unauthorised I - Here
No 7 U I and Tempo - - - - - - - - - - - - - HereAll 35 appeals - - - - - Here
JANSMA WINS SPINGOLD K.O. IN STYLE > winners' photos - Here
FINALS > MELTZER vs JANSMA
Qualified for Semi Finals are :- Lynch vs Meltzer and Jansma vs Diamond
Rd of 8 qualified are :-
(1) Lynch vs Rigal (2) Meltzer vs Schermer (3) Jansma vs Onstott (4) De Knijff vs Diamond
Round of 16 qualified are
(1) Lynch vs Siwiel, NPC (2) Rigal vs O'Rourke (3) Meltzer vs Gordon (4) Jacobs vs Schermer
(5) Nickell vs Jansma (6) Onstott vs Strul (7) Rogoff vs De Knijff (8) Diamond vs Zaleski
Can you think of this ever happenning in some other countries?
Tournament Disciplinary Committee decision
After the Friday, July 31 round in the Spingold, the NABC tournament Disciplinary Committee heard charges against Matt Granovetter-Ron Rubin and Walid Elahmady-Tarek Sadek for violation of the Laws of Duplicate Contract Bridge and ACBL Regulations due to a very late finish in the second quarter of their quarterfinal match.
The committee found Matt Granovetter-Ron Rubin responsible for the delay and placed them on 30-day probation, effective immediately. No discipline was imposed on Walid Elahmady-Tarek Sadek.
Truscot senior swiss team winners
Vagar women's K O team winners
Vagar women's K O team Runnersup
0 1500 K,O - Winners
Mini Spingold winners
Board - A - Match winners
Wernher Open Pairs winners
Louk Verhees, Ron Rubin, Ricco van Prooijen, Jan Jansma, Russ Ekeblad Matthew Granovetter.
Winners Open Swiss Team > Joel Wooldridge, John Hurd, Gavin
Wolpert, Robert Hampton, Grzegorz Narkiewicz and Krzystof Buras.
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