Orange Fall 2022 Sectional Report



Beautiful fall weather and a spectacular leaf season greeted those who came from Connecticut, northern New England and New York to the Connecticut Bridge Association fall sectional in Orange, CT. Events kicked off with Open Pairs and 499er Pairs on Friday and Saturday and concluded with Open Teams and 499er Teams on Sunday. During three days of great bridge, tournament-goers celebrated the chance to socialize and compete with and against old friends and new playing bridge at its best, in person, face to face.

We were especially pleased to welcome the eight-strong Amherst bridge team on Saturday.



Everyone was a winner, but special congratulations to those who topped the standings!

Friday morning 499er Pairs: John Lloyd - Donna Simpson

Friday morning Open Pairs: Rich DeMartino - Larry Bausher

Friday afternoon 499er Pairs: Stacy Herbert - Jo-Anne Szoke

Friday afternoon Open Pairs: Patty Read - Cynthia Anderson

Saturday morning 499er Pairs: Martin Waine - Bruno Schrage

Saturday morning Open Pairs: Rosalind Abel - Mark Blumenthal

Saturday afternoon 499er Pairs: Jack Miller - Sue Geer

Saturday afternoon Open Pairs: Eric Vogel - Mike Wavada

Sunday 499er Teams: Rick Seaburg - Gayle Stephens - Marie-Jose Babouder-Matta - Nadim Matta

Sunday Open Teams: Ilene Goldman - Dennis Kaye - Paul Proulx - Dan Wilderman - Bill Segraves

Full results may be viewed here.

The Jeff Feldman Trophy went to the tournament’s top masterpoint winner, Larry Bausher, with 22.22 silver points for the weekend.


Special thanks to Tournament Coordinator Cornelia Guest, Gene Coppa for Hospitality, John Farwell for Partnerships, Tim Hill for outstanding directing, and Amherst team captain Michael Xu.

Congratulations to Marie-José Babouder-Matta and Nadim Matta, who added to their recent win in April's CBA Sectional in Orange (see below) with first overall in both sessions of the Greater New Haven Area 499er Sectional on Saturday, June 10! Full results are available here.


Congratulations to the winners and thank you to every single one of you who came out for the CBA Spring Sectional in April in Orange. We had 138 total tables!



Left to right: Aaron and Avery Silverstein, Nadim and MJ Matta, Jill Fouad and Robert Lavin

Left to right: Rich DeMartino, Geof Brod, Larry Bausher, Steve Becker


Friday morning Open Pairs - Paul Proulx and Bill Segraves

Friday morning 499er Pairs - Judith Burger and Deborah Sherran

Friday afternoon Open Pairs - Jill Fouad and Robert Lavin

Friday afternoon 499er Pairs - Robin Stineman and Deborah Brennan

Saturday morning Open Pairs - Avery and Aaron Silverstein

Saturday morning 499er Pairs - MJ and Nadim Matta

Saturday afternoon Open Pairs - Jeff Goldman and Brett Adler

Saturday afternoon 499er Pairs - MJ and Nadim Matta

Sunday Open Swiss Teams - Rich DeMartino, Geof Brod, Larry Bausher and Steve Becker


Full Results from Orange Sectional are available here.