Ron schwartz costa rica 2009
Ron Schwartz is an Israeli bridge player ranked as a World Life Master by the World Bridge Federation. First appearing in international competition at the 1st World Junior Individual Championships in New York in 2004 where he placed 61st, Schwartz' bridge career progressed at the 20th European Youth Team Championships held in Riccione, Italy in 2005 where, as a member of the Israeli junior team in the Schools division, he placed second.
In 2008, Schwartz began a partnership with Lotan Fisher which brought them progressive prominence in junior teams and junior pairs world competitions through to 2011, including several first-place finishes. In 2011, Schwartz and Fisher won the World Transnational Open Team Championship. Subsequently, they entered European-based open team competitions with continued success as members of the Israeli team, including six top ten finishes. In May 2016, the European Bridge League imposed bans on both players for cheating.