2020 Summer NAOBC: Daily Updates

The NAOBC Teams KO finals, between Kolesnik’s team (Finn Kolesnik, Jacob Freeman, Kit Woolsey, Bart Bramley, Bob Hamman, and Peter Weichsel) and the Levine squad (Mike Levine, Eddie Wold, Jeff Meckstroth, Eric Rodwell, Geir Helgemo, and Tor Helness) ended in a tie at 113-113 after 56 boards.

The two teams refused to play over time to determine the winner in an 8-board playoff, so the event ended as a tie, with both teams awarded masterpoints for the second place.

You can review the boards in this exciting final at the links below:


Spread over two weekends (July 23-26 and July 30-Aug. 2), the Summer North American Online Bridge Championships take place on Bridge Base Online and feature two premier events: a knockout team event and a special pair event (Aug. 1-2). Both award NABC titles.

The matches are featured on Vugraph on delayed video, to preserve event security.

Sunday, August 2

NAOBC Knockout Finals Segment
1/4 2/4 3/4 4/4
1 Levine [4]
35
59
81
113
2 F Kolesnik [7]
32
51
69
113

Saturday, August 1

NAOBC Knockout Semifinals Segment
1/4 2/4 3/4 4/4
1 Tulin [8]
18
39
65
115
4 Levine 30
68
104
139

2 F Kolesnik [7]
32
39
72
132
3 Spector 17
72
77
84

Friday, July 31

NAOBC Knockout Quarterfinals Segment
1/4 2/4 3/4 4/4
1 Nickell 23
41
67
107
8 Tulin 50
90
134
160

2 Rosenthal 32
68
106
113
7 F Kolesnik
44
69
96
142

3 Spector 49
87
122
173
6 Hill [11]
24
42
68
98

4 Levine
22
61
86
101
5 Korbel 30
50
74
76

Thursday, July 30

NAOBC Knockout Round of 16 Segment


Segment
1/4 2/4 3/4 4/4 1/4 2/4 3/4 4/4
1 Nickell 32
71
106
134
2 Rosenthal 31
97
168
168
16 Passell 28
54
63
84
15 Lall 15
27
30
W


3 Spector 10
32
52
78
4 Levine 40
61
123
143
14 Baseggio [51]
31
42
56
65
13 Nadel [20] 30
62
77
101


5 Korbel 26
48
78
105
6 Donner 14
33
54
65
12 Lev 19
29
44
59
11 Hill 30
44
62
88


7 F Kolesnik
14
42
99
134
8 Tulin 27
41
59
103
10 Gupta 37
67
83
88
9 Bettadapura [41]
17
28
45
47

Sunday, July 26

NAOBC Knockout Round of 32

1
32
Nickell
Dawson
175
W
 2
31
Rosenthal
Hwang
149
95
3
30
Spector
Leslie
206
90
 4
29
Levine
Reynolds
137
89
5
28
Korbel
Fox
145
122
 6
27
Donner
Howard
160
W
7
26
F Kolesnik
Sprung
145
87
 8
25
Tulin
McClendon
136
W
9
24
Onstott
Bettadapura
90
99
 10
23
Gupta
Vance
139
116
11
22
Hill
Boyd-Bowman
141
131
 12
21
Lev
Ahmed
150
101
13
20
Hoyos
Nadel
107
133
 14
19
Baseggio
Sloofman
121
89
15
18
Lall
Moss
147
W
 16
17
Passell
Vulcan
128
93

Comments

  1. There’s probably a faster way, but try logging onto the ACBL website. Under “Tournaments” select “NABC”, then “Endless Summer Tournament Results”, then “Scoreboard”, then “Rosters”. You should now have a list of the team captains. Hover over a name and you get the players.

  2. Why aren’t past matches from Vugraph posted in Archives? Also, I was unable to access Vugraph except through Video; why?

    1. There are no real vugraphs. All the matches that are featured at vugraph since the crisis started are online games. You can find the results in hand records, like any regular team match.

      Only video is available for security reasons. The video feed is delayed, and the actual team match does not allow kibitzers.

  3. why can’t anything be done about deliberately slow players with the result that you get no points for the third game. This is hardly sportmanship!!!

  4. Unblievable. Me & my partner were “BLOCKED” from entering the NAOBC Pairs on Sat. even though we both are fully funded and eminently qualified ACBL Platinums. There was no reason given, no rule broken, no code. ACBL was incommunicado on Sat. I sent BBO tweets to ACBL Operations Manager, and 6 separate tweets to ACBLt1 and ACBLt2 between noon & 1PM, and all were delivered, but no response by e-mail, BBO or phone. Many other pairs were DQ’d. This is an outrage. No back-up plan, no failsafes.

  5. Bart Bramley’s 3 NT +600 on the penultimate board, considering the opponents (Meckwell), the state-of-the-match (down 20 imps with 2 boards to go), the importance ( first ever ACBL/BBO Online National Finals), the outcome (a dead tie that the players refused to playoff), and Bart’s line featuring a D gambit a C Q-guess, a district readout, then a black-suit squeeze vs. Meckstroth, for the throw-in endplay, IMHO is perhaps the greatest hand in the annals of bridge history 🤪

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