Note: The competitive event is officially designated as The Cavendish Invitational.

Their attempt at improving the quality of the Cavendish Club involved relocating the premises. At first, the Club was located eight years at the Mayfair House. Then the Club was moved to the Ambassador Hotel. From there the Club moved to the Ritz Tower Hotel between 1950 and 1965. After that the Club was located at Central Park South between 1965 and 1974. In 1974 the Club moved to the Carlton House until 1983, then moved to 48th Street, and then relocated again to 73rd Street.

Note: On May 31, 1991, rent escalations and lack of membership forced the Cavendish Club of New York to cease operations.

Beginning in 1941, The Cavendish Club of New York City became a non-profit membership corporation managed by Mr. Benjamin Jay Becker, who managed the Club from 1941 to 1947. He was followed by Mr. Rudolf Muhsam, who managed the Club from 1947 to 1973. He was followed by Mr. Thomas M. Smith, who managed the Club from 1973 to 1987. He was followed by Mr. Thomas L. Snow, who managed the Club from 1987 to 1990. The last manager of the Club was Mr. Richard Reisig, who served until the cease of operations on May 31, 1991.

Note: Mr. Peter Secor states that Mr. John Roberts was the last President of the Cavendish Club of New York City after the club was moved to the Young Men's Club. Mr. Peter Secor was Vice-President of the Cavendish Club of New York City at this time. This information was sent to bridgeguys.com by Mr. Peter Secor as an email message dated July 13, 2013. Note: see below for a complete list of all Presidents of the Cavendish Club of New York City.

Note: In reference to Mr. John Roberts there is also the John Roberts Teams Event named after World Bridge Productions co-founder Mr. John Roberts, who passed away in the year 2002. This event is also by invitation only and features the world's top teams. But unlike the Cavendish Pairs tournament the John Roberts Teams event is not auction-based. Instead, but rather features a prize pool based on entry fees from participating teams.

     
     

Presidents of the Cavendish Club

Gratz M. Scott 1925 to 1935
Frank Crowninshield 1935 to 1947
Nate Spingold 1948 to 1958
Samuel Stayman 1958 to 1961
Howard Schenken 1961 to 1964
Harold Ogust 1964 to 1967
Leonard Hess 1967 to 1970
Edward Leowenthal 1970 to 1973
Roy V. Titus 1973 to 1976
Archie A. Brauer 1976 to 1979
Yehuda Koppel 1979 to 1980
Roy V. Titus 1980 to 1981
Samuel Stayman 1981 to 1982
William Roberts 1982 to 1985
Yehuda Koppel 1985 to 1986
Sidney Rosen 1986 to 1987
Claire Tornay 1987 to 1990
Thomas M. Smith 1990 to 1991
John Roberts 1991 -

Calcutta

The Cavendish Invitational Pairs Tournament is run as a Calcutta. This means that each pair is auctioned off to the highest bidder. The money collected from the auction is pooled together and represents the auction pool which is paid out to the owners of the top finishers. There is also a players pool which is comprised of the entry fees for the players and is distributed to the top-placed pairs. As well there are session awards that go to both the winning pair and the owner of the winning pair.

The price for each pair is posted after the auction takes place.

Cavendish

In 1975 New York's famed Cavendish Club instituted the Cavendish Invitational Pairs. The event was designed to attract the finest field of national and international world-class bridge experts. It was to be the richest and most demanding event in the history of bridge.

Pairs were auctioned off to the highest bidder, and a portion of that Calcutta Pool was donated to a worthy cause selected by the Cavendish Club Board. In addition, a large entry fee was required to defray costs and return money to the winning players independent of their participation in the pool. The organizers also developed an IMPs across the field formula for scoring, a unique method that was ultimately adopted in national tournaments by the American Contract Bridge League.

The pool in the first year was $50,000.00. By 1979 it had reached almost $300,000.00, which quickly established the Cavendish Invitational as the most prestigious and lucrative event in the bridge world. Applications for spots in the event were keenly contested, and in a very short time the quality of the field grew to be the strongest in the world.

Over the next decade or so the organizers experimented with different formats and rules designed to increase the size of the pool while keeping the quality of the field. Different events were tried in New York City, a team event; and a backgammon tournament were added, and what had been a weekend affair grew to a five day marathon of elegant and intense competition.

In 1996 the tournament consisted of a team event for the Jack Dreyfus Cup with some 18 teams from all over the world and a prize pool of over $50,000.00 This was followed by the Pair event with 80 of the finest players in the world competing for over $800,000.00. After 20 years the Cavendish Invitational remains the strongest and by a wide margin the most lucrative event in the world of bridge.

General Rules for Participation

Note: It is the obligation for all participants to acquaint themselves with any changes in these General Rules for Participation.
1. There are XX pairs entered in this event. Each pair will play 2 boards against every other pair during the course of the two days. The boards will be played simultaneously, barometer style.
2. It is expected that all players will conform to the Proprieties of Bridge, specifically in the tempo of card play. It is strongly recommended that at trick one, declarer take about 15 seconds before playing to the opening lead and that the player in third seat take some 10 seconds before playing. Thereafter, significant breaks in tempo before selecting small cards will be strongly discouraged. The Directors and Tournament Committee intend to enforce these provisions closely and strictly.
3. The tournament will be played in four sessions: three sessions of 30 boards each and one session of 28 boards.
4. Overall standings will be determined by the cumulative IMP totals (including fractions) for the 118 boards and the pools will be distributed on this basis. Session awards will be determined by the total score for that session only.
5. Players are required to be in their places at the announced starting times. A penalty of 50 IMPs will be assessed for each five-minute lateness segment, beginning 10 minutes after the starting time for first offenders, and for each five minutes of tardiness after the announced starting time for repeat offenders.
6. Discussion of boards during a round is not permitted. In each of the first three sessions a player making any remark that, in the judgement of a director, might be overheard at another table be penalized 50 IMPs for the first offense, 100 IMPs for the second infraction, and 150 IMPs for each offense thereafter. During the final session, the first penalty will be 100 IMP's, the second 200 IMPs, and 300 IMPs for each offense thereafter. This is automatic and not appealable.
7. Players are free to leave the playing area when they conclude each round, but are not allowed to compare results in the playing area. Any pair detected doing so will be assessed automatic, non-appealable penalties as in 6 above.
8. For each two-board round, 17 minutes are allotted, plus a two-minute grace period. A new round may not be started until the previous round's play has been completed at all tables. Pairs failing to complete play within the allocated time will be given a written warning for a first offense. A second infraction will result in a 50 IMP penalty; subsequent offenses, up to 200 IMPs. The cumulative penalties for slow play will not exceed 300 IMPs in any single session. Penalties for slow p lay do not carry over to another session and are administered by the Chief Director, in consultation with the Tournament Committee. In the absence of a player's report to a Director regarding an opponent's slow play, it shall be deemed that both pairs are equally at fault. Slow play penalties may not be appealed.
9. The Alert Procedure is mandatory. Players shall alert their calls as they are made, and their partner's calls when the bidding tray is moved to their side of the table, by placing the Alert Card on the alertable bid in the tray. It is the Alerter's responsibility to ensure that his screenmate realizes that an alert has been made. A player may ask for an explanation of a bid, in writing, at the appropriate turn to bid and play, and the answer must also be given silently. Declarer, however, may ask a question aloud during the play, in which case the answer may be given aloud, but quietly.
10. No pre-alerts are required for carding agreements. Any method of leads against suit or notrump contracts is permitted, but the partnership may play only one structure of honor and low card leads against suit contracts. A different structure of leads may be played in defense of a notrump contract, but only one method is allowed. Normal or upside-down signals and discards for attitude, count or suit preference are permitted, but variable, or encrypted, signals are not.
11. The player on the right of each side of the screen controls the bidding tray. The opponent to the left is permitted to make a screen huddle by removing the bid card from the bidding box, showing it to the screenmate, but withholding it from being placed in the tray.
12. The player on the right of each side of the screen controls the bidding tray. The opponent to the left is permitted to make a screen huddle by removing the bid card from the bidding box, showing it to the screenmate, but withholding it from being placed in the tray.
13. In general, any convention or treatment that is familiar to the average tournament player, or can be explained to the average player within 10 seconds, is allowed. Methods of destructive nature are not authorized, nor are the following:
  a. Forcing or strong pass systems.
  b. Multi 2 Diamond and similar conventional bids.
  c. Two-suited weak two-bid openings which specify only one (or none) of the suits held.
  d. Preemptive bids that do not specify which suit is held.
  e. Artificial bids or sequences that require a lengthy explanation.
  f. Canapé style overcalls or opening bids if the first-bid suit may be shorter than four cards.
  g. Comic notrump overcall or otherwise.
  h. Any system, convention or treatment that would require a pre-alert and written suggested defenses.
14. Each board will be scored by International Match Points as follows: each pair's score will be compared with every other score achieved by a pair in the same direction. The maximum swing on any single comparison will be 17 IMPs. The total IMPs won and lost in the 29 comparisons will be the score for the board. (Thus, top on a board is +493 IMPs and bottom is -493 IMPs). Average-plus and average-minus scores will be calculated according to a pre-determined formula, as will the adjustment for a fouled board. In the event a wrong board (or boards) is played during a round, both pairs will receive an average-minus for each board played. Pairs who have been denied the opportunity to play a board (or boards) will receive average-plus.
15. Any Director's ruling (other than penalties under sections 5, 6, 7 and 8) may be appealed to an Appeals Committee designated by the Tournament Committee. If a pair wishes to lodge an appeal, they must post a US $50 bond which will be forfeited only if the Appeals Committee deems the appeal to be substantially without merit. Decisions of the Appeals Committee are final.
16. The Tournament Committee will decide on the acceptability and eligibility of substitutes should the need arise. Additional disciplinary penalties may be imposed by the Tournament Committee for violations of conduct by players or their guests.
17. Smoking is barred in the playing area at all times. At the end of each round, time permitting, players may smoke in designated areas.
18. It is expected that players and kibitzers will dress appropriately. Kibitzers who ignore this reasonable request will be asked to leave the playing area immediately.
19. The maximum number of kibitzers allowed at one table is subject to the discretion of the Chief Director in consultation with the Tournament Committee. Kibitzers must remain at one table and may not follow a traveling pair. Kibitzers are not allowed to smoke in the playing area, or discuss hands, and will automatically be ejected for violating these conditions.
     

Cavendish Conducted from 1975 to 1996

Year First - Second - Third Place
1975 1. James Jacoby, Gerald Westheimer
  2. Alberto Calvo, Jeff Hand
  3. Matthew Granovetter, Ron Rubin
1976 1. Alan Sontag, Peter Weichsel
  2. Jimmy Cayne, Billy Eisenberg
  3. Paul Trent, Sandy Trent
1977 1. Alan Sontag, Peter Weichsel
  2. Ronald Blau, Marty Ginsberg
  3. Omar Sharif, Leon Yallouze
1978 1. Roy Fox, Paul Swanson
  2. Michael Rosenberg, Barnet Shenkin
  3. Alan Sontag, Peter Weichsel
1979 1. Roger Bates, Daniel Mordecai
  2. Jacqui Mitchell, John Roberts
  3. Juan Manuel Nuñez, Jaime Roitman
1980 1. Lou Bluhm, Thomas Sanders
  2. Ed Manfield, Kit Woolsey
  3. Phillip Martin, John Lowenthal
1981 1. Lou Bluhm, Tom Sanders
  2. Judi Radin, Kathie Wei
  3. David Berkowitz, Harold Lilie
1982 1. Jimmy Cayne, Fred Hamilton
  2. Paul Chemla, Robert Reiplinger
  3. Alan Sontag, Peter Weichsel
1983 1. Robert Lipsitz, Neil Silverman
  2. David Berkowitz, Harold Lilie
  3. Billy Eisenberg, Edwin Kantar
1984 1. Marty Bergen, Larry N. Cohen
  2. Jeff Meckstroth, Eric Rodwell
  3. David Berkowitz, Harold Lilie
1985 1. Irving Litvack, Joseph Silver
  2. William (Billy) Cohen, Ron Smith
  3. Bob Blanchard, Drew Casen
1986 1. Matthew Granovetter, Michael Rosenberg
  2. Fred Stewart, Steve Weinstein
  3. Harold Rockaway, Bobby Wolff
1987 1. Drew Casen, Jim Krekorian
  2. Gene Freed, Mike Passell
  3. Marc Jacobus, Paul Lewis
1988 1. Bjorn Fallenius, Magnus Lindkvist
  2. Harold Rockaway, Bobby Wolff
  3. Steve Burgess, Paul Marston
1989 1. Marty Bergen, Larry N. Cohen
  2. Ain Otstavel, Hilar Sula
  3. Brian Glubok, Michael Radin
1990 1. Piotr Gawrys, Elyakim Shoufel
  2. Jón Baldursson, Aðalsteinn Jörgensen
  3. Ron Andersen, David Berkowitz
1991 1. Johan Bennet, Anders Wirgren
  2. Neil Chambers, John Schermer
  3. Russ Ekeblad, Ron Sukoneck
1992 1. Amos Kaminski, Samuel Lev
  2. Piotr Gawryś, Krzysztof Lasocki
  3. Neil Chambers, John Schermer
1993 1. Fred Stewart, Steve Weinstein
  2. Ron Gerard, Mike Kamil
  3. Mike Albert, Paul Soloway
1994 1. Neil Silverman, Kit Woolsey
  2. Sam Lev, Robert (Bobby) Levin
  3. Garey Hayden, Gaylor Kasle
1995 1. Paul Soloway, Harry Tudor
  2. Richard Schwartz, Peter Weichsel
  3. Perry Johnson, Jeff Meckstroth
1996 1. Fred Stewart, Steve Weinstein
  2. Neil Chambers, John Schermer
  3. Lorenzo Lauria, Alfredo Versace
     

Establishment of World Bridge Productions

World Bridge Productions was founded in 1997 by four of the world’s leading bridge players to carry on the tradition of the famed Cavendish Invitational, a world-renowned annual bridge tournament which faced an uncertain future after the close of New York’s Cavendish Club.

Since the change when World Bridge Productions took over the Cavendish, it has grown into the largest money bridge tournament in the world, with prize pools reaching as high as $1.5 million. Now, in response to an increasing demand for more world-class tournaments and a greater focus on the spectator side of bridge, World Bridge Productions has revamped the until-now exclusive Cavendish tournament to make it more accessible to the millions of bridge players worldwide.

     
     

Principle of World Bridge Productions

For the first time in its history, the Cavendish is being aggressively promoted throughout the world. Bridge enthusiasts across the globe can either participate in the tournament’s two open-play events or watch the Cavendish live via BridgeBase Online.

In addition to the invitation-only events, World Bridge Productions has added two open-play events, the WBP Teams and Pairs events. These events, which start on a Friday and cumulate on Mother's Day, are open to all interested bridge players – enabling a broader base of players to experience the excitement of the Cavendish and compete in a world-class money tournament.

     

WBF Invitational Pairs

Year First - Second - Third Place - Final List
1997 1. Michael Seamon, Harry Tudor
  2. Andrea Buratti, Massimo Lanzarotti
  3. Lorenzo Lauria, Alfredo Versace
1998 1. Robert (Bob) Hamman, Nick Nickell
  2. Zia Mahmood, Steve Weinstein
  3. Fred Gitelman, Brad Moss
1999 1. Robert (Bobby) Levin, Steve Weinstein
  2. Curtis Cheek, Billy Miller
  3. Billy Cohen, Ron Smith
2000 1. Martin Fleisher, Eric Rodwell
  2. Steve Garner, Howard Weinstein
  3. David Berkowitz, Larry N. Cohen
2001 1. Michael Kwiecien, Jacek Pszczola
  2. Billy Cohen, Ron Smith
  3. Björn Fallenius, Roy Welland
  Note: Final List of Players in .pdf file format.
2002 1. Robert (Bobby) Levin, Steve Weinstein
  2. Walid Elahmady, Tarek Sadek
  3. Eric Greco, Geoff Hampson
  Note: Final List of Players in .pdf file format.
2003 1. Fred Gitelman, Brad Moss
  2. Walid Elahmady, Tarek Sadek
  3. Ross Grabel, Jon Wittes
  Note: Final List of Players in .pdf file format.
2004 1. Sam Lev, Jacek Pszczola
  2. Fulvio Fantoni, Claudio Nunes
  3. Bob Hamman, Zia Mahmood
  Note: Final List of Players in .pdf file format.
2005 1. Andrea Buratti, Massimo Lanzarotti
  2. Cezary Balicki, Adam Żmudziński
  3. Pablo Lambardi, Juan Carlos Ventin
  Note: Final List of Players in .pdf file format.
2006 1. Ton Bakkeren, Huub Bertens
  2. Geoff Hampson, Eric Rodwell
  3. Gary Cohler, Howard Weinstein
  Note: Final List of Players in .pdf file format.
2007 1. Steve Weinstein, Robert (Bobby) Levin
  2. Drew Casen, Mike Passell
  3. Bruce Rogoff, Louk Verhees Jr.
  Note: Final List of Players in .pdf file format.
2008 1. Geoff Hampson, Eric Rodwell
  2. Gary Cohler, Sam Lev
  3. Robert (Bobby) Levin, Steve Weinstein
  Note: Final List of Players in .pdf file format.
2009 1. Steve Weinstein, Robert (Bobby) Levin
  2. Geoff Hampson, Eric Rodwell
  3. Roy Welland, Chris Willenken
  Note: The Final List for 2009 was not recorded.
2010 1. Robert (Bobby) Levin, Steve Weinstein
  2. Tor Helness, Geir Helgemo
  3. Josef Piekarek, Alexander Smirnov
  Note: The Final List for 2010 was not recorded.
2011 1. Fred Stewart, Kit Woolsey
  2. Robert (Bobby) Levin, Steve Weinstein
  3. Billy Cohen, Ron Smith
  Note: The Final List for 2010 was not recorded.
2012 2012 Cavendish in Monaco
  1. Ron Schwarz, Lotan Fisher
  2. Jean Quantin, Philippe Cronier
  3. Zia Mahmood, Agustin Madala
2013 1. Ivan Nanev, Rossen Gunev
  2. Krzysztof Martens, Dominic Filipowicz
  3. Geir Helgemo, Tor Helness
2014 1. Krzysztof Buras, Gregorz Narkiewicz
  2. Fernando Piedra, Luis Lantaron
  3. Massimiliano Di Franco, Arrigo Franchi
   

Excerpt from the Announcement of the Cavendish in Monaco - World Bridge Productions

Quoted: 2012 Cavendish in Monaco - World Bridge Productions (WBP) announced a partnership with The Monaco Bridge Federation (FMB), and that the next edition of The Cavendish Invitational would take place in Monaco, between October 15th - 19th, 2012. Provided the 2012 tournament proved successful, the plan would be to hold this prestigious tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, in the odd years, and in Monaco in the even years.

The Monaco Cavendish will respect the structure of the original Las Vegas Cavendish with a 2-day Teams Tournament (October 15th - 16th), and a 3-day Pairs Tournament (October 17th - 19th). However, there will be some small changes such as a decrease of the minimum auction level (probably €5000) and an online auction, which will be confirmed later.

The change of the usual May dates is due to the US Open trials at the beginning of May, too many events in Monaco (mainly the Formula 1 races), and the new dates allow the Cavendish to connect with the yearly International Teams Tournament of Monaco (October 12th - 14th).

The FMB and WBP wish to express many thanks to Pierre Zimmermann, who has supported The Cavendish as an enthusiastic player and active bidder. Now, as a FMB partner, he will strongly support the new project, helping the FMB to organize and promote it, so that The Cavendish remains one of the most important bridge events in the world.

     

WBF Invitational Individual

In 1978 the Cavendish Club introduced a two-day singles contest which it called the World Individual Championship. However, the endeavor was not supported by the bridge community to the level, on which it could be neither successful nor financially feasible. The contest was discontinued after four years. The winners are presented below. These participants deserve mention since they participated in this tournament.

Year   Winner   Runner-Up   3rd Place
1978   Tom Sanders   Benjamin Jay Becker   Ira Rubin
1979   Michael (Mike) Moss   John Solodar   Mark Cohen
1980   Harold Lilie   David Berkowitz   Gail Moss
1981   David Berkowitz   Peter Czerniewski   Bobby Levin
     
     

WBF Invitational Teams

Beginning in the year 1983 the World Bridge Productions also initiated Invitational Teams. Note: From the years 1989 through to and including 1995 the Runners-Up have not been recorded. Any and all assistance will be greatly appreciated in completing this list of Cavendish Invitational Teams.

Year First - Second Place
1983 1. David Berkowitz, Harold Lilie, John Solodar, Bart Bramley, Rich Friesner
  2. Paul Trent, Sandra Trent, Pamela Bridson, Matthew Granovetter, Jimmy Rosenbloom, Billy Cohen
1984 1. Paul Marston, Steve Burgess, Brian Glubok, Edgar Kaplan, George Berger
  2. Information not available. (Note: Review bridge column by Mr. Alan Truscott, May 24, 1984.)
1985 1. Michael Becker, Ron Rubin, Mike Lawrence, Peter Weichsel, David Berkowitz, Harold Lilie
  2. Billy Eisenberg, Kyle Larsen, Ira Rubin, Fred Hamilton
1986 1. Matthew Granovetter, Michael Rosenberg, Pamela Granovetter, Jimmy Cayne, Zia Mahmood
  2. Eddie Wold, Marty Bergen, Larry N. Cohen, (and others)
1987 1. Joel Friedberg, Ethan Stein, Neil Chambers, John Schermer
  2. Björn Fallenius, Magnus Lindkvist, Anders Wirgren, Mats Nilsland
1988 1. Cliff Russell, Larry T. Cohen, Dan Rotman, Brian Glubok, Marty Bergen, Larry N. Cohen
  2. Jens Auken, Dennis Koch, Akio Kurokawa, Robert Geller
1989 1. Tom Smith, Henry Meyer IV, George Tornay, Saul Bronstein, John Solodar, John Roberts
  2. Information not available.
1990 1. Paul Marston, Steve Burgess, Kit Woolsey, Ed Manfield
  2. Jill Blanchard and team mates
1991 1. David Birman and team mates
  2. Information not available.
1992 1. Russ Ekeblad, Sheila Ekeblad, Barry Goren, Peter Weichsel
  2. Larry N. Cohen , David Berkowitz , Ron Andersen , Tony Forrester
1993 1. Brian Glubok, Matthew Granovetter
  2. Information not available.
1994 1. Rita Shugart, Bobby Goldman, David Berkowitz, Larry N. Cohen
  2. Information not available.
1995 1. Sam Lev, Michael Polowan, Piotr Gawryś, Krzysztof Lasocki
  2. Zia Mahmood (captain) and team mates
1996 1. Carlo Mosca (npc), Lorenzo Lauria, Alfredo Versace, Andrea Buratti, Massimo Lanzarotti
  2. Marcelo Branco, Gabriel Chagas, Eddie Wold, Mark Lair
1997 1. Alfredo Versace, Lorenzo Lauria, Andrea Buratti, Massimo Lanzarotti
  2. Bob Hamman, Barry Goren, Jeff Meckstroth, Perry Johnson
1998 1. Jan van Cleeff, Jan Jansma, Bauke Muller, Wubbo de Boer
  2. Jim Mahaffey, Paul Soloway, Gene Freed, Mike Passell, Harry Tudor, Michael Seamon
1999 1. Steve Weinstein, Robert (Bobby) Levin, Chip Martel, Lew Stansby
  2. Peter Boyd, Steve Robinson, Kit Woolsey, Fred Stewart
2000 1. Perry Johnson, Jeff Meckstroth, Eric Rodwell, Geoff Hampson, Eric Greco
  2. Robert (Bobby) Levin, Steve Weinstein, David Berkowitz, Larry N. Cohen
2001 1. Roy Welland, Björn Fallenius, Brad Moss, Fred Gitelman, Howard Weinstein, Steve Garner
  2. John Onstott, Chris Compton, Jim Robison, Roger Bates, Jon Wittes, Ross Grabel
2002 1. Bob Blanchard, Sam Lev, Piotr Gawryś, Krzysztof Jassem
  2. Alain Lévy, Hervé Mouiel, Pierre Saporta, Pierre Zimmermann
2003 1. Perry Johnson, Jeff Meckstroth, Eric Rodwell, Geoff Hampson, Eric Greco
  2. Malcolm Brachman, Mike Passell, Eddie Wold, Fulvio Fantoni, Claudio Nunes
2004 1. Charles Wigoder, Gunnar Hallberg, Michael Cornell, Ryszard Jedrychowski
  2. Seymon Deutsch, Paul Soloway, Billy Cohen, Ron Smith, Cezary Balicki, Adam Żmudziński
2005 1. Roy Welland, Björn Fallenius, Robert (Bobby) Levin, Steve Weinstein
  2-3. Seymon Deutsch, Paul Soloway, Billy Cohen, Ron Smith, Walid Elahmady, Tarek Sadek
  2-3. Gilad Altschuler, David Birman, Piotr Bizon, Michał Kwiecień
2006 1. Wafik Abdou, Connie Goldberg, Steve Landen, Pratap Rajadhyaksha
  2-3. Seymon Deutsch, Paul Soloway, Billy Cohen, Ron Smith, Zia Mahmood, Andrew Robson
  2-3. Roy Welland, Björn Fallenius, Robert (Bobby) Levin, Steve Weinstein
2007 1. Gaylor Kasle, John Diamond, Drew Casen, Jim Krekorian, John Schermer, Neil Chambers
  2. Seymon Deutsch, Paul Soloway, Billy Cohen, Ron Smith, Alfredo Versace, Valerio Giubilo
2008 1. Lou Ann O'Rourke, Marc Jacobus, Geoff Hampson, Eric Rodwell, Robert (Bobby) Levin, Steve Weinstein
  2. Cornell Teodorescu, Ionut Coldea, Paul Chemla, Michel Lebel
2009 1. Jim Mahaffey, Mike Passell, Sam Lev, Jacek Pszczoła, Zhao Jie, Fu Zhong
  2. Lou Ann O'Rourke (npc), Marc Jacobus, Geoff Hampson, Eric Rodwell, Robert (Bobby) Levin, Steve Weinstein
2010 1. Pierre Zimmermann, Franck Multon, Michel Bessis, Thomas Bessis, Geir Helgemo, Tor Helness
  2. Kevin Bathurst, Daniel Zagorin, Bart Bramley, Nicolay Demirev
2011 1. Lou Ann O'Rourke, Marc Jacobus, Geoff Hampson, Eric Greco, Robert (Bobby) Levin, Steve Weinstein
  2. Roy Welland, Bart Bramley, Josef Piekarek, Alex Smirnov, Zia Mahmood
     

WBF Open Pairs

In the year World Bridge Productions introduced an event for Open Pairs, in order to open the exclusive tournament to a larger audience with additional particpating players. The results of these tournaments are shown below.

Year First - Second - Third Place
1998 1. Joe Jabon, Billy Miller
  2. Nell Cahn, Petra Hamman
  3. Lea Dupont, Benito Garozzo
1999 1. Rob Crawford, Dan Jacob
  2. Dennis Clerkin, Brenda Jacobus
  3. Leonard Ernst, Richard Halperin
2000 1. Larry T. Cohen, Jill Levin
  2. Benito Garozzo, Richard Reisig
  3. Petra Hamman, Nancy Passell
2001 1. Barry Schaffer, Colby Vernay
  2. Ken Kranyak, Keith Wolff
  3. Richard Coren, Fred Hamilton
2002 1. Barry Schaffer, Colby Vernay
  2.Rob Crawford, Dan Jacob
  3. George Mittelman, Peter Nagy
2003 1. Russell Samuel, Shawn Samuel
  2. Leslie Amoils, Darren Wolpert
  3. Lynn Baker, Debbie Rosenberg
2004 1. Ishmael Del'Monte, David Stern
  2. Allan Cokin, Harold Lilie
  3. Sheila Ekeblad, Michael Seamon
2005 1. Blair Seidler, Kevin Wilson
  2. Wafik Abdou, Connie Goldberg
  3. Mike Cappelletti Jr., Doug Levene
2006 1. Wafik Abdou, Connie Goldberg
  2 Fred Hamilton, John Jeffrey
  3. Mike Cappelletti Jr., John Morris
2007 1. Ira Chorush, Hemant Lall
  2. Tom Carmichael, Joel Wooldridge
  3. Fred Hamilton, John Jeffrey
2008 1. Tom Carmichael, Joel Wooldridge
  2. Wojciech Kurkowski, Roger Lord
  3. Billy Eisenberg, Connie Goldberg
2009 1. Leo Bell, John Jones
  2. Wafik Abdou, Gaylor Kasle
  3. Leonard Ernst, Fred Hamilton
2010 1. Magy Mohan, Miriam Rosenberg
  2. Howard Parker, David Siebert
  3. Fred Hamilton, John Jeffrey
2011 1. Barry Schaffer, Colby Vernay
  2. Reese Milner, Matthew Granovetter
  3. Laurie Kranyak, Frank Treiber

 


     
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