Kamenova Goes BAM

Jim Sternberg stands with the winners of the Marsha May Sternberg Women’s BAM: Ljudmila Kamenova, Rozanne Pollack, Cheri Bjerkan and Pam Wittes.

The team of Ljudmila Kamenova, Rozanne Pollack, Cheri Bjerkan and Pam Wittes won the Marsha May Sternberg Women’s BAM on Monday by slightly more than a board.

“We were happy,” Kamenova said. “We’ve been playing with the same team for a few years and we’ve had a lot of close losses.”

Among them was the 2015 Wagar, which the team lost by 1 IMP. After that and other similar second-place finishes, they decided it was time for a change.

“Let’s win this time,” Bjerkan said. They had been second after Sunday’s qualifying sessions. The team finished with a score of 35.34, ahead by 1.09.

Second in the Marsha May Sternberg Women’s BAM: Pam Granovetter, Yiji Starr, Shao Hong Wu and Rose Yan.

In second with 34.25 were Yiji Starr, Pamela Granovetter, Rose Yan and Shao Hong Wu. They had the top scores in both final sessions – 16 and 17.5 – but not enough carryover to catch the winners.

Here are the final results.