System Information

Bramley-Stansby System Summary Form, ACBL Convention Card
System Summary Form, ACBL Convention Card
System Summary Form, ACBL Convention Card

About the Players

Bart Bramley
 Bart Bramley, photo by Peg Kaplan An MIT graduate, Bart grew up in Connecticut. He learned bridge at a young age (both parents played) and got serious in college. Among his wins are the Vanderbilt, the Reisinger, Blue Ribbon Pairs (twice), LM Pairs and the 2007 World Senior Bowl. In WBF events, Bart was third in the Rosenblum, fifth in the Bermuda Bowl, second in the Transnational Teams and second in the World Par Contest. He captained the U.S. team in the 1996 Olympiad. Bart writes frequent bridge articles, mostly for The Bridge World, where he is also a director of the Master Solvers Club.  In his spare time he follows sports avidly, especially his Yankees, and plays a mediocre game of golf.  He’s a serious Deadhead.  Bart now resides in Dallas with his wife, Judy, and their two cats.
Lew Stansby
 Lew Stansby, photo by Peg Kaplan

Lew Stansby, former commodities trader and current professional bridge player, lives in Dublin, California, with wife and fellow national champion JoAnna. Since winning the Reisinger in 1965, Lew has won more than thirty national championships and five Open and two Senior world championships, and has finished second three times.

Most of these championships over the past thirty years were won in partnership with Chip Martel, but Lew also has an outstanding record with other partners, including wife JoAnna.

With new partner Bart Bramley, Lew won the Baze Senior Knockout in 2013 & 2014 and the Roth Open Swiss in 2013.

Lew is a World Grand Master. Tall and softspoken, Lew is known for his love of games of almost all kinds and his incredible memory for bridge hands, even those from long-ago events he neglected to win. 

Roger Bates
Roger Bates, photo by Peg Kaplan  
Matthew Granovetter
Matt Granovetter

Matthew Granovetter is married to Pamela.
They have three sons, a beautiful daughter-in-law and grandson.

                       Levi Yatzak Granovetter

                               Grandson Levy Yitzak

Matthew has among his professional credits:
20 books and 20 years of Bridge Today Magazine.
He has won (with 11 different partners):
six national championships, the Cavendish Pairs and Teams,
one world championship and three silver medals.
He hopes Roger will be "successful partner number 12."

Fred Stewart

Fred Stewart, photo by Peg Kaplan

Fred and his wife Kathee (along with their 4 lb. yorkie) spread their  time between Bloomington NY., and Bradenton Fl.  Fred has represented the US in several world championships and has 8 major national championships to his credit.  He also has three wins in the prestigious Cavendish Invitational Pairs, the latest with his current partner Kit Woolsey.

Fred is an avid and competitive runner, usually racing two marathons a year.  He also is a frequent contributor to the magazine “Marathon and Beyond”

Kit Woolsey
Kit Woolsey, photo by Peg Kaplan A former Washingtonian, now living in Kensington, California, Kit received a Bachelor's Degree from Oberlin and a Master's in Math from University of Illinois. He learned the rudiments of bridge from his parents at age eight.

Backgammon and gambling games are among his hobbies and he is quite proficient at the computer and beyond. Kit worked in programming for eight years and options trading for thirteen.

His partnerships include Steve Robinson (1960-1978), Eddie Manfield (1978 till his death in 1999); and presently Fred Stewart.

Kit serves as Moderator and Technical Editor of The Bridge World Magazine. He holds many major NABC titles but his greatest thrill was the 1986 Rosenblum. However, his achievements also abound in the writing field, authoring Partnership Defense, Matchpoints, Modern Defensive Signals, How to Play Tournament Backgammon, etc. In recognition of his success at the table and other outstanding contributions to the game, Kit was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005.