Ekeblad was born August 17, 1946
in Evanston, Illinois. In his
youth, he was interested in and
pursued the play of various
sports, but never played bridge.
attended Brown University,
graduating 1968 and then went on
to Graduate School at Columbia.
Russ also went to Coast Guard
Officer Candidate School and
served 3 years of active duty,
stationed at headquarters in DC.
He started to get interested in
bridge at that time
learning with the likes of
Woolsey, Manfield and Capelletti
his wife Sheila through bridge,
and the two were married in 1974.
Russ started his own company,
Kennilworth Creations in 1976,
and it becamee very successful.
Russ is now semi-retired,
spending his winters in FL,
summers in RI.
bridge, Russ passions are
boating and golf.
won two National Pair titles, two
Spingolds, and two USBCs. He won
bronze medals in the 1990
Rosenblum and 2005 Bermuda Bowl.
He and Michael Seamon won the
World IMP Pairs in Lille France