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Jan Martel

Jan F. Martel (born February 26, 1943) is an American bridge player from Davis, California. A graduate of University of California, Berkeley, she is a retired attorney and a past president of the United States Bridge Federation (USBF). She is married to Chip Martel, a world champion player.

Martel has won seven so-called national championships, or national-rated events at North American Bridge Championships meets. Playing under the name Jan Stansby with Pat Leary in 1974, she won the Whitehead Women's Pairs, the premier ACBL annual championship for women pairs.

She was inducted into the ACBL Hall of Fame in 2012.

Bridge accomplishments