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ACBL Bridge Beat #58: 1958 Spring NABC Cont.

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The tournament began on Saturday afternoon, March 15, 1958 with 43 teams in the Commercial and Industrial Team Championship. The team representing New York Life (David Strasberg, Nicholas Zampino, Dorothy Hayden, Edward Wendt and Leo Haskell) captured the title.

The Men’s Pair Championship started with a field of 202 pairs, playing two qualifying session with 128 pairs qualified for the finals. Name players came through to win the title. This marked the first time Norman Kay and Sidney Silodor won a major event together. They failed to qualify for the Men’s Pair event in 1956.

A field of 312 entered the Open Individual, held in two sessions, Monday and Tuesday afternoon. The event was won by Mrs. Frances Robinson. Her husband, Dr. L.C. Robinson had to be content with third place.

Silodor, Sylvia Stein and Norman Kay

Silodor, Sylvia Stein and Norman Kay

Frances Robinson

Commercial and Industrial Teams


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May 17, 2012 at 8:31 am

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