Larry Cohen of Delray Beach FL and Lynn Deas of Schenectady NY have been elected to the ACBL Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place at the Summer NABC in Montreal later this year.
Cohen was named ACBL’s Honorary Member of the Year in 2011 and won the Lazard Sportsmanship Award in 2003. A Grand Life Master with more than 25,000 masterpoints, Cohen has 25 NABC titles, including four Blue Ribbon Pairs, three von Zedtwitz Life Master Pairs, two each in the Spingold and Reisinger and a Vanderbilt, and 22 second-place finishes. In world competition, he has a silver medal in a World Open Pairs and a bronze in the World Team Olympiad. The award-winning author and teacher is a regular contributor to the Bridge Bulletin and The Bridge World.
Grand Life Master Deas has 27 NABC wins, 14 second-place finishes including the von Zedtwitz Life Master Pairs, and nine world championships made up of seven Women’s team events (three in the Venice Cup, two in the World Bridge Games (formerly Olympiad), one in the McConnell Cup and one in the SportAccord World Mind Games) and two in Women’s pairs events (World Bridge Series and SportAccord World Mind Games); plus four silver and three bronze medals. Deas won the Lazard Sportsmanship Award in 2004.