Kearse, 49, a Federal Appeals Court judge, and Mitchell, 50, a bridge instructor, won the women's world pairs bridge championship over more than 120 other pairs, in Miami Beach. Kearse, the first woman named to the Appeals Court bench in Manhattan, is an authority on bridge theory, the author of two books on the subject and the editor of the third edition of The Encyclopedia of Bridge. This is her first world championship. Mitchell also won team titles in 1974, 1978, 1980 and 1984.
Eddie, 8, a third-grader at Blake School, is the nation's youngest known karate black belt. The recipient of 125 trophies in the last three years, he recently won the 12-and-under championship at the Canadian Grand National in Toronto.
Fischl, 23, a racquetball instructor, won the women's singles title at the state racquetball championships in Hershey, Pa., by upsetting Cindy Baxter of Lewistown, Pa., the national women's singles champion, 15-12, 9-15, 11-5 in the finals.
October 19, 1986
Jones, a 38-year-old food manager, won the Bow-hunter Freestyle Championship in Watkins Glen, N. Y., establishing national records for field-target competition (1,076 points in two days) and for overall high score (2,714 points in five days).
REV. ERNEST HOFF
EAU CLAIRE, WIS.
Rev. Hoff, 89, a retired Lutheran minister, sank his fourth hole-in-one since he took up golf seriously 20 years ago. He used a three-wood to ace the 145-yard, par-3 second hole at the Lowes Creek Golf Course in Eau Claire.