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Jeff Rabkin was in top form once again as the last of the Maccabiah's preliminary rounds, particularly clashes between the A and B teams of countries that have entered two five-up squads, took place in Netanya yesterday.

Jeff Rabkin was in top form once again as the last of the Maccabiah's preliminary rounds, particularly clashes between the A and B teams of countries that have entered two five-up squads, took place in Netanya yesterday.

Israel's A pairing of Rabkin and Boaz Marcus overwhelmed Israel's B side and World pairs combination of Colin Silberstein and Ari Ben-Dor, 33-9. But the B level squared matters when George Kaminsky's trio defeated Raymond Sher's team 19-15.

In the women's pairs, Yael Bar-Ner and Natalie Goldsmith outplayed the A side of Miriam Pappenheimer and Irit Grenchel 23-9, reversing its 27-10 loss in the previous round. Tami Kamzel's A side trio again defeated Haya Prager's B team 17-15.

Australia's men's A pairing of Pepe Glick and David Sebbag beat the B side of Howard Kiel and Gary Benveniste 18-16, after trailing 5-14.

In other men's pairs games, South Africa's Mike Brown and Barny Brest beat their counterparts Eric Fish and Jules Chaizen 17-12, while in the all-Great Britain clash, Alan Waisman and Mark Greenstein beat Frank Dreyer and Digby Long 26-19.

In the men's trips, Australia A defeated its B side 24-14 after 14-all at the 15th end. South Africa defeated its B side 22-16, after trailing 8-16, while Great Britain's A trio downed the B side 21-12.