Young players who participate in the USBF online training program performed well in the Youth NABC that ended Saturday in Atlanta. In the main pair event on Friday, the winners were Allison Hunt and Asya Ladyzhensky, with an amazing 73.52% game. Imagine scoring 70.86% and finishing second; that is what happened to Kevin Rosenberg and Ben Kristensen. The pairs finishing third through sixth are also active participants in our program.
In the Swiss teams on Saturday, training program participants Andrew and Richard Jeng teamed with Murphy Green and Burke Snowden to win. Most member of the teams finishing second, fourth, fifth, and seventh also play weekly on BBO with coaching from USBF mentors. Congratulations to all. For full results from the Youth NABC, see Youth4bridge.org/events/YouthNABC.
World Youth Open Bridge Championship
The Pairs Competition from the World Youth Open Bridge Championship has ended. Congratulations to USBF representatives who won medals! Alex Prairie and Sylvia Shi claimed the Bronze in the Juniors (under 26) Open event; USBF players finished first and second in the Youngsters category (under 21), with Allison Hunt and Asya Ladyzhensky taking Gold, and Andrew and Richard Jeng winning Silver. In the "girls" event, Julie Arbit and Isha Thapa earned the Bronze Medal.