Spike Wins 2004 San Diego Round Robin

Jamie Chantiles hosted the first event of 2004, an experimental-format round robin pairs event in San Diego on January 25.

By random draw, six players were teamed with a different pairs partner over five competition rounds. The idea was to play with a variety of teams and have the opportunity to create routines with short-lead time. According to Chantiles, the format “is an excellent way to promote the sport in a public area, while honing your skills.”

The final standings reflect each athlete’s performance over all five rounds. World number 2 and current open pairs world champion Dave “Spike” Lewis lived up to his ranking by taking the title. Peter Laubert, known as one of the best at conceiving effective routines, followed in second, with 2002 open pairs world champ Joel Rogers in the third spot.

The Final Standings:

1. Dave Lewis
2. Peter Laubert
3. Joel Rogers
4. Tom Gleason
5. Jamie Chantiles
6. Ami Lewis