Fleisher-Martel System Summary Form, ACBL Convention Card, 2017 WBF CC
Greco-Hampson System Summary Form, ACBL Convention Card, 2016 WBF CC
Grue-Moss System Summary Form, ACBL CC [Precision], ACBL CC [2/1], 2017 WBF CC
About the Players
|Born in the Big Apple, Marty learned to play bridge at the age of eight by observing his parents and uncle. His biggest bridge thrill was either winning the 2017 Bermuda Bowl, the 2010 Team Trials, the 2011 Vanderbilt, the 2013 Platinum Pairs or the 2016 Spingold. However, he considers his "greatest achievement" a toss up between his marriage to his wife of twenty-eight years and getting to the finals of the Grand Nationals in 1976 (at age 17 still the youngest player to reach a National Championship final). But there was a famine of over twenty-eight years until he won the Swiss Teams at the 2004 Fall Nationals. It is interesting to note it may have been the longest stretch between 1st and 2nd for anyone. Indeed, it took Marty's teammates in the National Swiss (Gavin Wolpert and Vince Demuy) only one National to transcend from bridesmaid to bride! Marty enjoys few leisure moments for hobbies other than bridge as his professional commitments as a manager of life insurance investments and attorney are very time-consuming.
Chip is a retired Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis. A World Grand Master, Chip has won seven world championships and placed second three times.
Eric Alan Greco was born July 21, 1975, in Englund, Florida. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Finance and Accounting and now lives in Philadelphia and works as an equity options trader on the Philadelphia Options Exchange.
Geoffrey Hampson was born October 11, 1968 in Toronto, Ontario. He learned to count points at the kitchen table on his father's knee at around six years old, but didn’t start to play until high school. “A teacher taught the entire class how to play by issuing a printout of most basic rules,” explained Geoff. “The class quickly became addicted, and I never found the cure.”
Geoff has been a full time professional bridge player for over 20 years. Now engaged to Lindsay Pearlman, Geoff lives in Las Vegas with his Newfoundland dog Atlas.Geoff’s first WBF medal came when he finished second in the 1991 World Junior Teams in Ann Arbor, Michigan, playing for Canada. A year later, he finished second in the Pan-American Games Open Teams in partnership with John Gowdy. After moving to the United States, Geoff added a gold medal in the 2010 Rosenblum and bronze medals in the 2005 Bermuda Bowl and 2014 Rosenblum.
Geoff won his first major domestic event at just 22 - the Canadian National Teams Championship, playing with John Gowdy. A year later, he claimed his first NABC title - the North American Swiss, playing with Mark Molson. He has since added 15 NABC titles to that one, including 2 Spingolds, the Reisinger and the Life Master Pairs.
Away from the table, Geoff is a serious movie buff and cyclist, who keeps in shape with time in the gym and on the golf course. His return to the Squash court was cut short when he ruptured his Achilles Tendon in 2013.
Joe Grue, who grew up in Minnesota and now lives in New York City, is a professional bridge player, who has had great success with many different partners. He won Junior World Championships with John Kranyak in 2001, 2005 and 2006. He won the Reisinger, North American Swiss and Vanderbilt with Curtis Cheek. Since then he & Brad Moss have won the Spingold, Vanderbilt, Bermuda Bowl and two USBCs, as well as finishing second in the World Open Pairs.
Joe won the Blue Ribbon Pairs in 2015, 2016 and 2018 and finished second in 2017.
He won the 2018 Barry Crane top 500, winning a record total of 3676 masterpoints.
Michael Brad Moss was born in 1971 in New York City. It should come as no surprise to find that he took to bridge like a duck to water - his parents are Mike Moss and Gail Greenberg.
His successful partnership with Fred Gitelman included wins in the 1998 NABC Board-a-Match Teams, a third in the 1998 Cavendish Invitational Pairs, first in the 2005 & 2010 Spingolds, the 2010 Roth Open Swiss, the 2012 Jacoby Open Swiss, the Bronze medal in the 2005 Bermuda Bowl and gold in the 2010 Rosenblum teams.
With Joe Grue he finished second in the 2013 Spingold (tied at the end of regulation play) and won the 2016 Spingold and 2017 Bermuda Bowl.