Meltzer, with Larsen, Helgemo-Helness and Bates-Sontag, won the 2006 Rosenblum Team event in Verona Italy. Meltzer's teams also won gold in the 2001 Bermuda Bowl and the 2005 & 2007 Senior Bowls. This year, with Sontag-Helness & Berkowitz-Cohen, Meltzer-Larsen finished second in the Spingold, earning a bye to the Round of 16 in this event.

System Information

Meltzer-Larsen System Summary Form, ACBL Convention Card
Berkowitz-Sontag System Summary Form, ACBL Convention Card
Feldman-Rosenberg System Summary Form, ACBL Convention Card

About the Players

Rose Meltzer

Rose grew up in New York and received her bachelor and masters degrees in chemistry from Columbia University. Rose and her husband, Cliff, along with their 4 dogs and 4 cats have lived in California for the past 9 years. Her passion for bridge began in high school but really blossomed in the late 1990's. Since then she is the first woman to win 4 open world titles and the first woman World Grand Master. She has numerous national and regional wins as well. While in New York she served as unit president and tournament chairman, as well as a member of District 3's board. In California she served on the unit and district board. She is currently a member of the USBF Board and Chair of the USBF Grievances and Appeals Committee. Her other great passion is her love of music and playing the piano (she is also a graduate piano student from Juilliard). Most importantly, Rose is fortunate to have the complete support of her husband and family in these endeavors.

Kyle Larsen
   A native Californian, Kyle took up bridge at a young age (both parents play). Kyle became a life master at age 15, the youngest ACBL life master at that time. When he was 18, he won the LM Pairs and Reisinger Board-a-match teams. Since then, Kyle has numerous regional wins to his credit, plus 10 national championships, and 2 world championships, and is a World Grand Master of the WBF. He continues to live in the Bay Area with his family.
David Berkowitz
  A retired stock options trader, David now enjoys life as a bridge professional in Boca Raton, Florida, where he plays lots of golf. In 1998 he and Larry Cohen came as close as it is possible to come to a World Championship without actually winning. In the World Open Pairs, they led throughout the five-session final, only to be overtaken on the last two boards. He also earned a Bronze medal at the 2000 World Teams Olympiad. David has more than fifteen NABC victories to his credit, including the Life Master Pairs twice, the Reisinger, the Master Mixed Teams, and the Vanderbilt. David's wife, Lisa, is a Women’s World Champion, and David often comments, “I am not even the best player in my own house.”
Alan Sontag

Alan M. Sontag was born in New York City in 1946. He now lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland with Robin and their son Robert. He is a bridge professional and writer. One of the fastest players in the world, he is known by his nickname Sonty. He and Peter Weichsel formed one of the strongest partnerships in the world from the 1970’s until 2005.
Alan has represented the United States in 15 World Championships and has won the Bermuda Bowl twice, the Transnationals, the Senior Teams and the Rosenblum. He has 16 major NABC championships, and has also won the London Times Pairs twice and the Cavendish Pairs twice.
Alan’s book “The Bridge Bum,” published in 1977 and recently reprinted is a favorite of bridge players of all levels. “Power Precision” published in 1979 appeals to a more select audience.

Mark Feldman
Michael Rosenberg