Linda Lee — My personal bridge blog

Wow.. Les, Darren and team win the Vanderbilt

With a passel of grandchildren visiiting I have found some time to watch (and comment) on the Vanderbilt and what a joy.  Watching two teams with many Canadian men from the Toronto area battling it out in one of the most prestigious team games in North America. It doesn’t matter to me if some of them now live in Florida or Las Vegas and other points in the US, I watched them grow up.

I watched the final with mixed loyalties.  I wanted both teams to win!  Congratulations to Les Amoils and his crew and also to the Diamond team.  Both teams will be winning events for a long time into the future.

I will write up some deals after the grandchildren leave tomorrow.



KatieMarch 26th, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Darren Wolpert, Gavin’s brother! Congratulations!!!!

David Memphis MOJO SmithMarch 26th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

I’m like you — it was hard to decide who to root for. Both are great teams and nice guys.

Cam FrenchMarch 27th, 2012 at 10:29 pm


Les Amoils is a close friend and he lost last time in a heartbreaker.

Of course we all love Fred and Geoff and their record is astonishing.

Last time Les came from the 21 seed. This time from the 14th seed. He told me the Italian was tied going into the last board! It doesn’t get any better.

Congrats to all our friends for their fabulous performances, and to Les – wow. You deserve it. I am so happy for him.


PeterMarch 28th, 2012 at 12:08 am

Much as we like Fred and his teammates, we Aussies all cheered for Amoils, because Ishmael Del’monte is the very first Aussie ever to win a Vanderbilt, Spingold or Reisinger.

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