Jacoby Open Swiss Teams
The Jacoby Open Swiss Teams is a four session Swiss Teams event with two qualifying and two final sessions. The event typically starts on the second Saturday of the NABC. The event is open.
The Jacoby Open Swiss Teams is a four-session event --- consisting of two qualifying sessions and two final sessions—with the Jacoby Trophy going to the winners.
The event began in 1982 and was then named the North American Men's Swiss Teams. In 1990, it was changed to become the Open Swiss with the Jacoby Trophy awarded to the winners.
The trophy is named for Oswald and Jim Jacoby --- one of the premier father-son pairs in ACBL history, the first father-son to win a national championship together and the first father-son to be elected to the ACBL Bridge Hall of Fame.
The senior Jacoby, Oswald Jacoby, (1902–1984) won his first major title --- the National Team Championship of the American Whist League --- in 1929 and his last major title --- the Reisinger Board-a-Match Teams --- in 1983.
In between, he won the McKenney Trophy (now the Barry Crane Top 500) four times. He was the first player to win 1,000 masterpoints in a single year and the first player to earn 10,000 masterpoints.
He and son Jim are the co-authors of Jacoby Transfer Bids, Jacoby 2NT and other bidding ideas. Together, they won the Reisinger in 1955 --- when Jim was 22 --- and the Vanderbilt in 1965. Jim Jacoby (1933–1991), elected to the Hall of Fame in 1997, won the Bermuda Bowl in 1970 and 1971, the World Mixed Teams in 1972 and the World Team Olympiad in 1988. He won more than 14 NABC titles and captured the Barry Crane Top 500 in 1988 --- the same year he won the Olympiad title.
He is one of only three players to win the masterpoint title and a world championship in the same year --- Charles Goren won the Bermuda Bowl and the McKenney in 1950 while Barry Crane won the World Mixed Pairs and the McKenney in 1978.
|1982||Allan Stauber, Jan Janitschke, Ross Grabel, Mike Smolen||2-3. Si Frome, Marc Renson, Hamish Bennett, Bob Etter; 2-3. Jim Robison, Stelios Touchtidis, Jon Wittes, Steve Cohen, Paul Ivaska, Paul Lewis|
|1983||Mike Albert, Ira Rubin, Grant Baze, Barry Crane||George Ateljevich, Sidney Lazard, Sidney Lazard Jr., John Zilic, Norb Kremer|
|1984||Bart Bramley, Mark Cohen, Milt Rosenberg, Ralph Katz||Tom Mahaffey, Andy Bernstein, Richard Pavlicek, Bill Passell, Bill Root|
|1985||John Devine, Alan Sontag, John Mohan, Roger Bates||David Ashley, David Sacks, Mike Shuman, Ed Davis, Jon Wittes, Steve Cohen|
|1986||Mark Cohen, Peter Boyd, Steve Robinson, Kit Woolsey||Bob Jones, Jim Krekorian, Ethan Stein, Drew Casen, Al Rand|
|1987||Eddie Kantar, Alan Sontag, Roger Bates, John Mohan, John Devine||Claude Vogel, David Lehman, Tom Fox, Michael Schreiber|
|1988||Ron Sukoneck, Doug Fraser, Kamel Fergani, Bill Pettis||Jim Jacoby, Gerald Michaud, Bobby Nail, Fred Hamilton, Walt Walvick, Erik Paulsen|
|1989||Jim Mahaffey, Ron Andersen, Paul Soloway, Bobby Goldman, Jeff Meckstroth, Eric Rodwell||2-3. Rob Stevens, Ron Powell, Sidney Brownstein, Mark Singer; 2-3. Jan Janitschke, Craig Janitschke, Marc Jacobus, Peter Nagy, Joey Silver|
"NABC Winners". acbl.com. ACBL. Retrieved 21 Feb 2017.