The Spingold national bridge championship is one of ACBL’s most highly prized team trophies. The Spingold Trophy was donated in 1934 by Nathan B. Spingold, who was the first ACBL’s President. It’s a Knock-out event included in the summer American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) North American Bridge Championship (NABC). The Summer 2012 NABC are held in Atlanta (GA) August 1-11, 2013.
In the USA the Summer Nationals is a crucial moment in the busy American calendar because it’s the beginning of the new cycle and the main sponsors change their teams and renew contracts and line-ups. This year there will be many alterations involving the famous stars of the Italian Open team.
Norberto Bocchi and Agustin Madala have left Mahaffey to join a new team with Russian Gromov-Dubinin and Poles Buras-Narkiewicz.
Giorgio Duboin and Antonio Sementa have left Cayne after many years of service to join Mahaffey.
Lorenzo Lauria and Alfredo Versace play in the new Cayne team with the Israeli pair Ginossar–Pachtman.