Fast Open Pairs
The Fast Open Pairs is a four session MP pairs event, two qualifying sessions and two final sessions. Each set of two sessions is played on one day. The event typically starts on the second Thursday of the NABC. The event is open. Players are required to play each two round board in eleven minutes. Typically, there is only a small (30–45 minutes) break between the two sessions.
The NABC+ Fast Open Pairs is a matchpoint event where tables are permitted 11 minutes to finish their two-board rounds, rather than the standard 15 minutes. The event consists of two qualifying sessions and two final sessions. It was first contested in 2000 in Anaheim, California.
|2000||Aaron Silverstein, Chris Willenken||Linda Lewis, Paul Lewis|
|2001||Jim Robison, Mark Itabashi||Robert Bell, Earl Glickstein|
|2002||Alan Kleist, Leo LaSota||Ron Smith, Chris Willenken|
|2003||John Hurd, Joel Wooldridge||Ed Schulte, Joseph Godefrin|
|2004||Peter Weiden, Rick Zucker||Doug Doub, Adam Wildavsky|
|2005||Ralph Buchalter, Chris Willenken||Jiang Gu, Xiaodong Shi|
|2006||Robert Lebi, Nicolas L'Ecuyer||Doug Doub, Adam Wildavsky|
|2007||Geoff Hampson, Bobby Levin||Eldad Ginossar, Ron Pachtmann|
|2008||Doug Doub, Adam Wildavsky||John Diamond, Brian Platnick|
|2009||Dick Bruno, Peggy Kaplan||Bob Etter, John Hodges|
|2010||Dan Jacob, Nagy Kamel||Steve Shirey, Allan Stauber|
|2011||John Diamond, Geoff Hampson||Lew Gamerman, Robert McCaw|
|2012||Tom Kniest, Ed Schulte||Thomas Bessis, Ishmael Del'Monte|
|2013||Jim Munday, Larry Sealy||Krzysztof Jassem, Marcin Mazurkiewicz|
|2014||Adam Grossack, Zachary Grossack||Krzysztof Jassem, Marcin Mazurkiewicz|
|2015||Igor Savchenko, Irina Kislitsyna||Robert Lebi, Jeff Roman|
- BRIDGE: In a Match of Quick Decisions, Deciding to Falsecard Early" (2011-08-07). Phillip Alder. The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
- Other sources
List of previous winners, Page 18 Daily Bulletin (PDF), 80–7 (7), July 24, 2008
2008 winners, Page 1 Daily Bulletin (PDF), 80–9 (9), July 26, 2008
- NABC Winners: Fast Open Pairs – official database view, all years