Susan Stubinski and Bruce Wick from Houston TX never faltered on their way to a victory in the Rockwell Mixed Pairs. The married partnership took their fifth place qualifying standing into the final day and turned on the heat with two 58% sessions on Wednesday. They finished almost a board ahead of the pack. The win is the first NABC title for both.

Stubinsky says the two started playing together “a long time ago,” then took 20 years off before returning to the game in 2000.

Sheila Gabay from Newton MA and Lloyd Arvedon MA finished second. Gabay won the Rockwell Mixed Pairs in 2012 playing with Pat McDevitt.