Capitalizing on huge score in the first final session, Bronia Jenkins of Vero Beach FL and Benedicte Cronier of Paris, France, won the Wagar Women’s Pairs. Jenkins and Cronier finished a board and a half ahead of the second-place pair, Gabrielle Sherman of Tucson AZ and Laura Dekkers of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Jenkins and Cronier, who qualified second in Monday’s opening round, scored 70% in the first final. That, along with their strong carryover, allowed them to overcome a tepid 50% game in the second final.
This is the third NABC title for Jenkins, and the eighth for Cronier.
Sherman and Dekkers qualified seventh in the opening round, but a 65.5% game in the second final pushed them to the No. 2 spot.