Sport: Four Aces

In Manhattan's Ambassador Hotel, the pick of the top-notch U. S. contract bridge players assembled last week to play for the Vanderbilt Cup, blue ribbon U. S. championship for four-man teams. After 5 days of qualifying rounds and "knockout" elimination matches, the field of 28 teams narrowed down to two. Finalists were the defending champions, the Four Aces (Oswald Jacoby, David Burnstine, Howard Schenken, Merwin Maier and alternate Sherman Stearns), and a quartet of Donor Harold Vanderbilt's old teammates, headed by Baron Waldemar von Zedtwitz. At the end of the 72-deal final, the Four Aces won the Cup for the fourth...

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