System Information

Fleisher-Martel System Summary Form, ACBL Convention Card
DelMonte-Moss System Summary Form, Non-Vul ACBL Convention Card, Vul ACBL Convention Card
Rosenberg-Willenken System Summary Form, ACBL Convention Card

About the Players

Marty Fleisher
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 bridge thrill was either winning the 2010 Team Trials or the 2011 Vanderbilt or the 2013 Platinum Pairs. However, he considers his "greatest achievement" a toss up between his marriage to his wife of twenty-eight years and getting to the finals of the Grand Nationals in 1976 (at age 17 still 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 commitments as a manager of life insurance investments and attorney are very time-consuming.
Chip Martel
 Chip Martel

Chip  is a retired Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis. A World Grand Master, Chip has won five world championships and placed second three times.
He has won 30 North American championships and has won the U.S. Bridge Championships 5 times, most of these in partnership with Lew Stansby.  Chip also has an outstanding record with other partners, including wife Jan. Chip was elected to the ACBL Hall of Fame in 2014.
Chip is chair of the ACBL Laws Commission.

Ishmael DelMonte
Ish Del Monte, photo by Peg Kaplan Originally from New Zealand and then Australia, Ish married Lisa in 2013 and moved the the United States. This will be his first USBC.
Brad Moss
 Brad Moss, photo by Peg Kaplan

Michael Brad Moss was born in 1971 in New York City. It should come as no surprise to find that he took to bridge like a duck to water - his parents are Mike Moss and Gail Greenberg.
Brad was named the ACBL King of Bridge at the age of 18. Two years later, he became the youngest player ever to win the New York Player of the Year title. Also in 1991, he was a member of the USA team that just missed out on a medal at the World Junior Teams in Ann Arbor, Michigan, finishing fourth, and won his first National title - the Master Mixed Teams. In 1993, he added to his tally by winning the Grand National Teams and the Life Masters Open Pairs.

His successful partnership with Fred Gitelman included wins in the 1998  NABC Board-a-Match Teams, a third in the 1998 Cavendish Invitational Pairs, first in the 2005 & 2010 Spingolds, the 2010 Roth Open Swiss, the 2012 Jacoby Open Swiss, the Bronze medal in the 2005 Bermuda Bowl and gold in the 2010 Rosenblum teams.

With Joe Grue he finished second in the 2013 Spingold (tied at the end of regulation play). 

Michael Rosenberg
Michael Rosenberg  

Michael was born in 1954 in NYC.  His British born parents moved the family to his mother’s native home of Glasgow when Michael was a few months old, and he remained in the UK until 1978, when he moved ‘back’  to NYC in the hopes of playing bridge professionally.  Twenty-five years later, he finally became a full time professional player.  In the meantime, he traded options, had some kids (Ivana, Jahna, and Kevin), and managed to play a bit of bridge here and there (an underbid perhaps; Zia always accused him of being an underbidder).  In 1996 he married his current life partner Debbie Rosenberg, and they moved to Cupertino, California with their son Kevin in 2011.

Michael had some considerable success at chess when he was young; he represented Scotland in the World Junior Championship and three times in the World Under-26 Chess Olympiad.  But, having plateaued at that game, he quickly took to bridge in high school.  He and partner Barnet Shenkin soon became the top pair in Scotland, with numerous accomplishments in major British and European events, including juniors.  After moving to the U.S., through much of the ‘80’s, Michael didn’t play much bridge.  Suffering from severe withdrawal, in 1989 he started playing regularly in NABC’s, with Zia as his most frequent partner until 2007.  Since 1989 he’s missed only one NABC, and has played every US Bridge Championship since the event became open in 1994.

Aside from his many successes with Zia, some highlights of Michael’s bridge career include:

Winning the World Par Contest 1998
ACBL Player of the Year 1994, 2003
Winning both the Sunday Times Invitational Pairs and the Gold Cup in 1976 (with Barnet Shenkin)
Cavendish Pairs 1st place 1986 (with Matthew Granovetter)
Cavendish Teams 1st place 1993 (with Debbie Zuckerberg)
Gold Medal in Rosenblum Cup 1994 (partnering Roger Bates)
Silver medal in the World Team Olympiad 1992 (partnering Seymon Deutschl)
Silver medal in the World Open Pairs 1994 (with Bob Hamman)

While nobody loves bridge more than Michael, he also enjoys crossword puzzles, movies, mysteries, music, and following sports and politics.  In 2013 Michael became involved with the USBF Junior Training program, as both a mentor and an organizer. 

Chris Willenken
Chris Willenken, photo by Peg Kaplan