Tax Day KO Champions
The Lyder team has won the Tax Day KO defetaing Team Kolesnik. Team Lyder consists of Daniel Lyder, John Carruthers, Martin Kirr, Nader Hanna, John Rayner, and Michael Roche.
Daniel Lyder was born in Dublin Ireland, Daniel moved to Ontario as a teenager and currently lives in Vancouver on the canadian west coast. He started playing bridge 7 or 8 years ago and despite a lack of success he hasn't given up the game yet. Recently arrived in his thirties, Daniel is giving serious thought to joining the workforce after an otiose period of young adulthood.
John Carruthers has won numerous NABC, Canadian and international events, the last being the LM Pairs with teammate Michael Roche in 2018, giving him the distinction of being the oldest-ever winner of that event. He and Joey Silver came second in the World Senior Pairs in 2016. He has lost more World Championships than any other Canadian. He has been the editor of the International Bridge Press Association Bulletin for the last 18 years and is a member of both the ACBL Hall of Fame Committee and the ACBL Anti-Cheating Commission. He lives in Kingsville, Ontario, Canada with his wife of 46 years, the saintly Katie Thorpe and their two cats, Dana Scully and Mrs. Emma Peel.
Marty Kirr is a retired actuary who came back to Bridge ten years ago after a long sojourn away from the game. He was on the Canadian team in the infamous Geneva mis-scoring scandal in 1990. Despite that he still loves the game. Since returning to Canada, he has represented the country in numerous World Senior Championships.
Nader Hanna is a member of the Canadian bridge Hall of Fame. He is a winner of multiple NABC titles and Canadian team championships, and has represented Canada at the world championships on numerous occasions, both as a player and as a non-playing captain. Nader has been a member of the CBF board of directors since 2006 and has served as President from 2009 to 2020.
After many successful years as owner-operator-director-teacher of the Mississauga-Oakville Bridge Club, John Rayner has recently retired to indulge himself by, among other pursuits, playing lots more bridge. Since that move he has won the Canadian Senior Bridge Championships 3 out of the last 5 years.
Michael lives in Victoria BC, although he was born and raised a Maple Leafs fan in Toronto, Ontario. He is other wise known as "The Piglet". Michael has 3 NABC wins, most recently the prestigious Von Zedtwitz LM Pairs in Atlanta in 2018 with teammate John Carruthers. Michael has 5 different Canadian Nationals victories with 4 different partners.
The second place Kolesnik team consisted of Alex Kolesnik, Emma Kolesnik, Joe Haffer, Bob Etter, Phil Clayton, and Andrew Gumperz.