Peter Weichsel first appeared on the tournament scene in the mid-Sixties. Few conjectured then that this young renegade, sporting pony tail, beads and bell-bottoms, would soar to prominence as one of America’s brightest stars and attain overwhelming popularity.
Peter’s early fame in the bridge community came as an original member of the Precision Team, the brainchild of the late C. C. Wei, emanating in Manhattan in the early Seventies. Wei’s unheralded team captured three National Knockout titles from the summer of 1970 through the spring of 1972, propelling Peter and his partner, Alan Sontag, into full-time professional careers.
After the Precision Team disbanded in 1973, Weichsel–Sontag continued their stellar career, becoming a dominant pair on the national and international bridge scene. They had a string of successes during the late Seventies and early Eighties, culminating with their first Bermuda Bowl win in 1983. After a 15-year break, Weichsel and Sontag re-formed their partnership in 1998 and again became a dominant pair, winning a string of North American and world championships, including their second Bermuda Bowl in 2001.
Besides being a WBF Grand Master, Peter has captured the following titles: 1982 International Team Trials; 1983 and 2001 Bermuda Bowls; 1990 World Mixed Pairs; 1999 World Transnational Teams; 1992 Pan American Teams; Spingold in 1970, 1971, 1980, 1982, 1992 and 2000; Life Master Men’s Pairs in 1971; Vanderbilt in 1972, 1985, 1989 and 1999; Reisinger in 1973; Grand National Teams in 2003; Master Mixed Teams in 1976, 1989 and 2001; Life Master Pairs in 1977 and 1984; Men’s Teams in 1979; Men’s Pairs in 1980a dn 1984; Open B-A-M Teams in 1996 and 2001; Men’s B-A-M Teams in 1987; Open Pairs II in 1993; Cavendish Invitational in 1976 and 1977; London Sunday Times Pairs in 1975; Ischia Invitational in 1991; Politiken Pairs in 1996.