Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Bridge Blog 758: Hot hands in Toronto

Hottest players in the Toronto Easter Regional Tournament last weekend were a pair of visitors – Joseph Silver of Hampstead, Quebec, which Wikipedia identifies as an on-island suburb of Montreal, and John Carruthers of Kingsville, Ont., which (Wikipedia again) is over near Windsor and is Canada’s southernmost municipality with town status.
Silver and Carruthers tied for first with 70.79 points, 25.70 of which were earned in the big Sunday Swiss team finale. Buffalo’s Saleh Fetouh was embedded in a team of Canadians that finished fifth in that Swiss game, earning 8.57 points. He also was the top local point-winner in Toronto, bringing in 41.98 points. He was 16 th overall.
Next Buffalo players on the list are the father-son team of Yichaun and Wufeng Lao, tied for 69 th with 25.37. Right behind them is Chris Urbanek, tied for 71 st with 24.66. Top people from the Bridge Centre of Niagara in St. Catherines were Lorna Jackson and John Mackay, tied for 111 th with 17.78.
Best Swiss team made up entirely of Buffalo players was the combo of two married couples – Bob and Judy Kaprove and Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony. They tied for third in the B/C/D Division and won 6.11 points.

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