System Information

Fleisher-Kamil System Summary Form, ACBL Convention Card

Ekeblad-Weichsel System Summary Form, ACBL Convention Card

Granovetter-Rubin System Summary Form, ACBL Convention Card


About the Players

Marty Fleisher
   Born in the Big Apple, Marty learned to play bridge at the age of eight by observing his parents and uncle. His biggest thrill is a tie between winning the Intercollegiate Championships at the age of 18 and his victory in the 2000 Cavendish Pairs. However, he considers his "greatest achievement" an absolute toss up between his marriage to his wife of twenty-five years and getting to the finals of the Grand Nationals in 1976 (at age 17 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 commitment as an Employee Benefits Attorney and investment advisor is very time-consuming.
Michael Kamil

A New Jerseyite all his life, Mike credits his love of the game to his first bridge partner, his mother, who professed to him as a young lad that every hand is an adventure. Together they won several New York area Regionals and their capturing the 1980 Las Vegas NABC Flight B Mixed Pair (besting over 1300 pairs) was his biggest thrill. However, the high point thus far in his bridge career was winning the 1990 Vanderbilt with Gerard, Morse, Sutherlin, Pollack and Sanders. From 1985-2003 Mike was a stock options trader. Presently he is a "sometimes" professional player but devotes his energy toward building a philatelic business on Ebay. Most of his leisure time is spent with his wife and their ten-year-old twin daughters. Mike modestly confessed to a 'modicum of success with each of his partners' (including Mike Moss, Mike Becker, Christal Henner-Welland and Marty Fleisher) but only a deep rooted love of bridge could have evoked the words 'I love playing regardless of partner's or teammates' abilities.

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