A grand slam in bridge

At the 15th European Maccabiah Games in Budapest, Hungary in August, eight bridge teams competed in two days of round robin play after which the top four teams moved on to play in the semifinals. Team USA received the bronze medal. In addition to Team USA’s bronze medal win, Scarsdale resident Sara Kober and Gail Schargel of Larchmont came in first place overall in the nonmedal open pairs event. The Maccabiah Games, also known as the Maccabi Games, is an international Jewish and Israeli multisport event held every four years in Israel, usually the year following the Olympic games. In the years between the games in Israel, the Maccabi Games are held in Europe or South America. Displaying their bronze medals, pictured from left, H. Jay Sloofman, Art Seelenfreund, Schargel, Kober, Dan Silver, Marty Bloom (captain) and Jill Marshall.

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