Judy Kay-Wolff

Record Breaking Performances at The Cavendish Invitational Pairs

The 2010 Cavendish Invitational Pairs ended this afternoon with yet another notch in the belt of the amazing partnership of Bobby Levin and Steve Weinstein.   This is their fifth triumph together (1999, 2002, 2007, 2009 and 2010) but Steve is two up on Bobby – winning in both 1993 and 1996 with Fred Stewart, a charming gentleman who was married to Stevie’s late mother.   Helgemo and Helness (two Norwegian superstars with world class reputations) went into the finals leading and finished second.  In the World Bridge Production Pairs, our own Ross Taylor made a good showing, finishing one place out of the money.  This money bridge tournament (originally held in New York City beginning in 1975) is now hosted at the magnificent Green Valley Ranch Resort in Henderson, a suburb twenty minutes from Las Vegas.

Be sure to check out  the following site for all the results of this exciting five day marathon:


Though the event drew sensational superstars from all over the globe, the attendance was noticeably down and the money pool less than in previous years.  The economy has taken its toll on so many ventures – and it was obvious the Cavendish Invitational was among them.


Judy Kay-WolffMay 11th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

In response to those who have privately emailed me:

Despite the CAVENDISH INVITATIONAL’S SUNDAY BULLETIN (which states Bobby and Steve have won FOUR together, it is incorrect). It is FIVE as partners as confirmed by the portion of the organization’s site which refers you to Past CIT winners (1999, 2002, 2007, 2009 and, of course, 2010 just completed). Even four would be sensational. Five is better!

PegMay 11th, 2010 at 6:27 pm

You’d think that these selfish pairs would leave a few wins for the other players …. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Absolutely amazing performance!

Ross TaylorMay 11th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Steve and Bobby make it look easy – but having been around the event the past two years and seen the hordes of world class experts in attendance, one can only take one’s hat off and say jolly well done ! (Or whatever the American equivalent is)

Chris CowanMay 14th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

And then an ignominious 11th in the teams. 🙂 Seriously though, what an incredible record. And I expect it’s not the last time we see their names here.