Young LM–1500 Pairs

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The Sally Young LM–1500 Pairs bridge event is held at the Summer American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) North American Bridge Championship. It is open to all players who have earned Life Master status up to 1,500 masterpoints. The event is held at the same time as the Von Zedtwitz Life Master Pairs (open to all Life Masters) and the Bruce LM-5000 Pairs event.

The trophy is named in honor of Sally Young (1906-1970), the first woman to achieve Life Master status in the ACBL (and #17 overall).


Winners of Sally Young LM–1500 Pairs
Year Winners Runners-up
2003 Dick McCluer, Teresa Ozias Kevin Perkins, Al Remer
2004 Robert Frick, Marvin Levine Wieslaw Kalita, Marian Krasowski
2005 Edward Foran, Nicolas Hammond Margaret Cooke, James Cooke
2006 Dan Swartzman, Rick Schoenfield Matthew Bribitzer-Stull, Jason Bribitzer-Stull
2007 William Howard, Gregory Reichert Matthew Dyer, Doug Anderson
2008 Mick Friedberg, Ken Llacera Christopher Gibson, Paul Craviotto
2009 Peter Litchfield, Paul Gutterman Steve Callaham, David Schulman
2010 William Anspach, Robert Block L.C. Crowe, Joyce McMonagle
2011 Andrew Jeng, Richard Jeng Michael Bodell, Belinda Gu
2012 Gregory Gorshkov, Neil Jaffe Michael Gladfelter, Jane Gladfelter
2013 Doug Fjare, Alan Hierseman Murat Berk, Peter van Zijl
2014 Douglas Grant, Charles Riffle Sherman Gao, Andrew Collins
2015 Gregory Thorpe, Steve Hirsch Bogumil Knypinski, Pawel Hanus
2016 Martha Welte, John Welte Tsao-Tung Tsai, Ping Hu
From 2017 onward, the masterpoint limited was raised to 2500 masterpoints
2017 Tsao-Tung Tsai, Luen-Jyh Luo Frank Swan, Jay Lucas
2018 Eric Gettleman, Paul Holmes Jacob Freeman, Martin Zhao


"ACBL - NABC Winners". ACBL. Archived from the original on February 4, 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2014.

"ACBL - NABC Winners: Young Life Master Pairs (0-2500)". ACBL. Retrieved 21 Feb 2018.

List of previous winners, Page 5 Daily Bulletin (PDF), 81–1, July 24, 2009

2009 winners, Page 1 Daily Bulletin (PDF), 81–4, July 27, 2009

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