The squad captained by Glenn Eisenstein narrowly captured the title in the Truscott/U.S. Playing Card Senior Swiss Teams, finishing ahead of Jim Krekorian’s team by less than one Victory Point.
Eisenstein, of New York City, played with Richard Reitman of Los Gatos CA. Their teammates were John Rengstorff, also of New York, and Geoffrey Brod of Avon CT.
It was the first NABC title for Eisenstein, making him a Grand Life Master. It was also the first NABC win for Reitman in an open NABC contest. (He won last year’s Bruce LM-5000 Pairs.)
This was a first-time partnership for Eisenstein and Reitman, who discussed their methods for barely an hour before the event began.
For Brod, this was his third win in the Senior Swiss. He also has a second-place finish in the
Rengstorff picked up his third NABC win, too, but his first in the Senior Swiss.
Playing on the runner-up squad were Krekorian, of Pensacola FL, Bob Blanchard of New York City, Mark Itabashi of Murrieta CA, Doug Doub of West Hartford CT, and Paul Lewis and Linda Lewis of Las Vegas.