Paske takes Mixed BAM title

Winners of the Freeman Board-a-Match Teams: Veri Kiljan, Christina Madsen, Migry Zur Campanile and Thomas Paske

The squad captained by Thomas Paske won the Freeman Mixed Board-a-Match Teams by one board, edging out the team lead by Glenn Robbins.

Paske, of New York City, played with Migry Zur Campanile, also of NYC, Christina Madsen of Denmark and Veri Kiljan of the Netherlands. After qualifying tied for eighth place, they scored 20 wins in the first final session and 15 in the second to claim the victory. Their four-session total with carryover was 37.60.

Winners of the Freeman Board-a-Match Teams: Veri Kiljan, Christina Madsen, Migry Zur Campanile and Thomas Paske

The Robbins squad finished with 36.60. Playing with Robbins of New York City was Jiang Gu of Mountain Lakes NJ, and Wenfei Wang and Shen Qi of China.

For the winners, this was the first NABC title for Kiljan, a member of the Dutch Junior team, and also for Madsen … technically.

“I previously won an NABC team event with a pair that was convicted of cheating, and because that title has been stripped, this is my “first” North American win. I’m glad to have won this; I stopped referring to myself as an NABC champion after the cheating conviction of my former teammates, but now I can claim the title again thanks to the very nice teammates I played with today!”