About the Players
Bridge is by far my favorite endeavor. Away from the table, I enjoy reading, hiking, Wikipedia, puzzles, board games, and practice public speaking at my local Toastmasters club.
I don't read the newspaper or watch television - this occasionally puts me in some rather curious situations!
For my "day job" I work part-time as a pharmacist.
I live in Dublin, California with my husband Lew who is also my best friend and has been a great bridge coach for me.
We have no pets except for Schroedinger's cat.
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.