Horn Lake, Miss. – The American Contract Bridge League announced Feb. 27 that San Francisco native, Kyle Larsen, will be inducted into the bridge Hall of Fame.
Larsen is a two-time world champion and holds twelve national championship titles. At age 18, Larsen was the youngest ever to win a major North American Bridge Championships team title, the 1968 Reisinger. Two years prior, at the age of 15 years and 11 months, Larsen became bridge’s Youngest Life Master, a title prompting Sports Illustrated to dub him a prodigy in a 1966 article.
“Kyle is such an outstanding, versatile player and has been for years. He is a natural,” said Larsen’s long-time bridge partner and fellow world champion, Rose Meltzer of Los Gatos, CA. “He loves every aspect of bridge – the bidding, the play, the defense. He has a vision that never ceases to amaze me.”
The ACBL Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held July 12 at the Philadelphia Marriott to kick off the Summer North American Bridge Championships held in Philadelphia.
About the ACBL
Indisputably the most challenging card game ever invented, bridge attracts players of all ages and walks of life — from Microsoft founder Bill Gates to tennis star Martina Navratilova. Founded in 1937, the ACBL is the largest bridge organization in the world, serving 165,000 members, 3,200 bridge clubs and sanctioning 1,100 sectional and regional tournaments annually. The ACBL’s three North American Bridge Championships each attract up to 5,000 players representing every state in the United States, Canada and about 20 other foreign countries. For more information about the ACBL, visit www.acbl.org.