System Information

Ekeblad-Rubin-Weichsel System Summary Form, ACBL Convention Card

Granovetter-Weichsel System Summary Form, ACBL Convention Card

Chambers-Schermer System Summary Form , ACBL Convention Card

About the Players

Russ Ekeblad
  Russ Ekeblad was born August 17, 1946 in Evanston, Illinois. In his youth, he was interested in and pursued the play of various sports, but never played bridge.
He attended Brown University, graduating 1968 and then went on to Graduate School at Columbia. Russ also went to Coast Guard Officer Candidate School and served 3 years of active duty, stationed at headquarters in DC. He started to get interested in bridge at that time – learning with the likes of Woolsey, Manfield and Capelletti Sr.
Russ met his wife Sheila through bridge, and the two were married in 1974. Russ started his own company, Kennilworth Creations in 1976, and it becamee very successful. Russ is now semi-retired, spending his winters in FL, summers in RI.
Besides bridge, Russ’ passions are boating and golf.
Russ has won two National Pair titles, two Spingolds, and two USBCs. He won bronze medals in the 1990 Rosenblum and 2005 Bermuda Bowl. He and Michael Seamon won the World IMP Pairs in Lille France in 2002.
Ron Rubin
   Ron Rubin was born May 7, 1948. He learned Bridge from his parents and grandparents as a kid. Ron became involved with tournament bridge at 13, playing, caddying, then becoming a Regional Director of the ACBL. He started trading options on the floor of American  Stock Exchange in 1977. Over the next 10 years, he was responsible, with Mike Becker, for hiring over 100 games players on the option's exchanges.
Playing a relay system with Mike Becker for 20 years, they won 5 Vanderbilts, 4 Spingolds and one national open pairs. In 1983, the last Aces' team, including Rubin, won the Bermuda Bowl in Stockholm.
Rubin's new partnership with Russ Ekeblad, playing a canapé, relay system, has enjoyed recent success as Rubin became a World Grand Master in Portugal last year by finishing 3rd in the Bermuda Bowl. Rubin currently resides in the U.S (most of the time) with his wife of 12 years, Patti.


Peter Weichsel
Matthew Granovetter
Neil Chambers
John Schermer