System Information

Gordon-Burger System Summary Form, ACBL Convention Card

Landen-Pratap System Summary Form, ACBL Convention Card

Passell-Wold System Summary Form, ACBL Convention Card

About the Players

Mark Gordon
   
Chuck Burger
   
Steve Landen
   Bridge Accomplishments
1979 International Bridge Press Association Sportsman of the Year
Winner of  1990 & 2000 Wernher Open Pairs
Winner of 2002 Reisinger Teams
Winner of the 2003 United States Bridge Championship
Winner of the 2006 Cavendish teams
Winner of 2003 North American Open Pairs
Winner of 2007 Blue Ribbon Pairs
Winner of the Bronze medal in 2003 Bermuda Bowl World Championship representing the United States
NPC of  Bronze medal winning 2005 Bermuda Bowl World Championship representing the United States
4th place 2007 World Transnational teams
Winner of over 200 Regional Bridge Tournaments

Academic Accomplishments
Graduated Cum Laude 1979 from the University of Michigan, majored in computer
Pratap Rajadhyashi
   
Mike Passell
  One of America's leading bridge professionals, Mike spends most of his time in Las Vegas, NV, with his wife Nancy, a former Venice Cup winner. They are the only American husband-wife couple to have won the Bermuda Bowl and the Venice Cup. Mike learned to play bridge during high school vacations by watching his brother Bill, an expert in his own right, teach bridge classes. He is #2 on the all-time Masterpoint Winners' list with more than 50,000 masterpoints. He won the 1976 McKenney Trophy (now the Barry Crane Top 500) with a then-record total of 1815 points. In 1979 he won Bermuda Bowl, and also earned a Silver medal at the 1980 World Team Olympiads. Mike won his first NABC title in 1976 Reisinger, playing on the same team with which he won the Bermuda Bowl three years later. He now has a total of 19 North American titles to his credit, including the Reisinger four times, the Vanderbilt twice, the Spingold three times, the Grand National Teams, the Open Pairs three times, the Men's Board-A-Match Teams three times, the IMP Pairs in 1988, the Open Swiss Teams twice. In addition to his North American titles, Mike has had his name engraved on the Mott-Smith Trophy twice and the Fishbein Trophy once, as the top masterpoint winner at three different NABCs. In 1991, Mike won the IBPA's CC Wei Award for the year's best defensive play. He will be inducted into the ACBL Hall of Fame in 2008. Away from bridge, he is a keen sports fan and was an outstanding baseball player in his youth, being drafted by the Cincinnati Reds.
Eddie Wold
  A bridge professional living in Houston, TX, and Las Vegas, NV, Eddie is #4 on the all-time ACBL Masterpoint Winners' list with more than 50,000 masterpoints. He has won the Barry Crane Top 500 three times. He won a Bronze medal in the 1978 Rosenblum Teams in New Orleans. Eddie won the first two of his many North American titles at the same NABC in the summer of 1977, winning both the Grand National Teams and the Spingold. He has since added second victories in the Grand National Teams and the Spingold, as well as winning the Vanderbilt twice, the Reisinger twice, the Men's Board-a-Match Teams twice, the Master Mixed Teams, the Open Swiss Teams, and the National Open Pairs in 2005. This last win put him on the cover of Rice University‚Äôs alumni magazine. He has also collected the Mott-Smith Trophy three times and the Lou Herman Trophy twice for the best performance at an NABC and has more than 600 victories in Regional events to his credit.