2019 Babich Nationwide Pairs Champions from Rotorua

Ruth Lewis and Trish Stephens take Gold!

Trish and RuthTrish and RuthA fantastic achievement, playing against over thousand other pairs from clubs across New Zealand, Ruth and Trish took top place on the podium. With fourteen pairs playing in the event at Rotorua, Ruth and Trish won with a fantastic score of 69.35%.

When this score was evaluated by X-Clubs against everyone else who had played the same hands throughout New Zealand, they had done even better and increased their final score to 75.67%, leading the field by a clear 6%, a remarkable feat against such a high quality field.

Other high achievers at Rotorua were Alan Dick and Heini Lux who were 34th with 63.18% and Suellyn Caudwell and Gill Nelson who came in 44th with 62.67%. Congratulations to the winners, WaikatoBays is proud of you!!