Eight of ACBL’s most accomplished players are on the list for election to the ACBL Bridge Hall of Fame for 2015. Ballots will go out early next year to about 375 electors. Voting will end in February. Induction for those elected will take place at the 2015 Summer NABC in Chicago.
The candidates, all Grand Life Masters, are listed in alphabetical order:
Peter Boyd, Darnestown MD – 14 NABC wins and a world title, the 1986 Open Teams for the Rosenblum Cup, plus a silver medal in the d’Orsi Senior Bowl in 2011
Bart Bramley, Dallas TX – 15 NABC wins and a gold medal in the d’Orsi Senior Bowl in 2007, silver in the 2005 World Transnational Open Teams and a bronze in the 1998 Open Teams.
Lynn Deas, Schenectady NY – 26 NABC win, including the Marsha May Sternberg Women’s Board-a-Match Teams at this tournament, and six world championships, including three gold in the Venice Cup.
Beth Palmer, Chevy Chase MD – 27 NABC wins, including the Women’s BAM in Providence, eight Wagar Women’s Knockout Teams titles and three world titles, including two Venice Cup gold medals.
Judi Radin, New York City – 16 North American championships, four gold medals in world championships – three in women’s teams and one in women’s pairs – and four silver medals.
Michael Rosenberg, Cupertino CA – 14 NABC wins and a gold medal in the Open Teams (Rosenblum Cup) in 1994, two silver medals in the Open Teams and a Bermuda Bowl bronze in 2000.
Howard Weinstein, Omaha NE – Nine NABC wins plus a silver medal in the 2007 Bermuda Bowl and bronze medals in WBF teams competition in 1998 and 2000.
Eddie Wold, Houston TX – 15 NABC wins and gold medals in the 2013 d’Orsi Senior
Bowl and the 2001 World Transnational Open Teams.
Players must be 60 years old to be on the ballot. To be elected to the Hall of Fame, a player must be on at least 50% of the ballots cast. Electors can vote for up to four players.