About the Players
Kevin started to play bridge at 14. His brother had read all the poker books in the library and then picked up a bridge book from the shelf next to the poker. At first Kevin wasn’t interested in playing. “He kept egging me by saying things like ‘You know I’m gonna beat you.’” Kevin’s competitiveness prevailed and he started playing at the club with his brother.
He now has five NABC+ wins, beginning with the NAP Flight A in 2013.
At just 25 years old, Justin has already had a 15 year long bridge career with fantastic results. A prodigy, by age 12 Justin had won 3 Flight A regionals and become a life master.
By age 15 Justin was being mentored heavily by then #1 player Bob Hamman and his father Hemant (A five-time national champion in his own right). He started to play professionally, and at age 20 he moved from Dallas to New York. Justin has a wealth of experience playing at the highest levels as well as teaching players of all levels. His passion for bridge is clearly shown every time he plays.
At age 24, Justin was the youngest player on the youngest team ever to win the US Open Team Trials. In the Bermuda Bowl, he won the silver medal, being the youngest player on the youngest team by average age. He now has six NABC+ wins, beginning with the GNT Championship Flight in 2006.