SoCal pair wins NAP C

Winners of the President’s Cup North American Pairs, Flight C: Hongsa Situ and Bill Shane

Bill Shane of Laguna Woods CA and Hongsa Situ of Irvine CA, representing District 22, won the President’s Cup North American Pairs, Flight C, on Sunday by a board and three quarters.

Both were Mini-McKinney winners in 2022 – Situ won the 0–5 bracket, and Shane won 5–20. They’ve been playing together since last March.

“This is so exciting,” Situ said. “A great ending. I’m very fortunate to have him as my partner.” She also thanked her mentor, Weishu Wu.

“She just started playing a year and a half ago and she’s phenomenal,” Shane said. “More than anything we just enjoy playing.”

They scored 59.26% and 49.22% on Saturday to qualify in 12th place. A monster 73.41% game in the first final session catapulted them into the lead, and they backed it up with a 56.97% last session. Their final score was 629.01.

Runners-up in the President’s Cup North American Pairs, Flight C: James Yi and Tengyun Tony Cao

In second were District 12’s James Yi of West Bloomfield Mi and Tengyun Tony Cao of Troy MI with 599.67.




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