Source: ACBL Fu and Li have recently advanced from the Chinese Junior program and are now trying for a slot on the Chinese Women’s team. Fu Bo and Li Hanxiao of Shanghai, China, are the new Whitehead Women’s Pairs champions. The duo, who won Tuesday’s qualifying round, scored 61.08% in the first final session and 59.15% in the second final to convincingly win the contest by more than three boards. Their four-session total with carryover was 859.12 (25 top). In second with 771.62 were Liping Wang and Yang Jinghui of Beijing, China. The pair made a strong move in the final: After they qualified 49th in the opening round, the pair posted a 66% game in the first final session. For the winners, this was the first NABC title for Li – indeed, it was her first appearance at an NABC – but the second for Fu, who was a member of the winning squad in the Keohane North American Swiss Teams last year in Honolulu.

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