A team of professional bridge players Sunday night won the Reisinger Teams Championship at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel, but it won't represent the United States at the next world championships because two players aren't Americans, tournament officials said.
The team of Zia Mahmoud of Pakistan, Jaggy Shivdasani of India, Ron Smith of Chicago, and Billy Cohen of Los Angeles were Sunday's top finishers in the American Contract Bridge League's 10-day North American Championships in Anaheim.
Sunday's second-place team, comprised of Walter Johnson of Columbus, Ohio; Ralph Katz and Howard Weinstein of Chicago; and David Berkowitz, William Pollack and Mark Cohen of New York City, will vie against the three other qualifying teams in May at the U.S. trials in Memphis, Tenn., Beye said.
That match will determine the U.S. representatives to the September 1989 world championship in Perth, Australia.
Earlier in the tournament, Fred Stewart and his stepson, Steve Weinstein, both of Accord, N.Y., won the six-session Blue Ribbon Pair Championship with a score of 1,237.8 match points. Second, with 1,212.8, were Kerri Shuman of Monrovia and Robert Levin of Chicago.