Ginny Schuett and Jeff Schuett successfully defended their title in the Senior Mixed Pairs, becoming the first pair to repeat as champions in the four-year-old contest.

The Schuetts, of Riverwoods IL, qualified in 61st place, but then posted a 63.05% game in the first final session and a 59.13% in the second to win the event by 11 matchpoints (51 was top).

The Schuetts won the event despite scoring two zeros in a single round in the second final session.

The runners-up were Lew Finkel of Palm Beach Gardens FL and Kerri Sanborn of Delray Beach FL.

In third place were Ellen Cherniavsky of Silver Spring MD and Eugene Kales or Arlington VA.