Fri, 14 Oct 1994

Bridge veterans win ASEAN title

JAKARTA (JP): The current best pair of Indonesian bridge players, Hengky Lasut and Eddy Manoppo, won the Open Pair title of the 16th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Interclub Bridge Championships in Genting Highland, Malaysia, the Indonesian Contract Bridge Association (GABSI) announced yesterday.

The veteran pair collected 133 Match Points (MPs), 13 points ahead of Thailand's Kunaan and Maijarem, who finished second. The bronze medal went to Singapore, whose total tally was only one point behind the Thais.

In the mixed team event, an Indonesian-Thailand team won the match after playing a total of 75 boards against each of its 25 opponents in the finals.

The combined team, which garnered 146 MPs, consisted of three Indonesian men, Sidi Purnomo, Sance Penelewan and Giovani, and two Thailand women, Naina and Khanita (arf).