The 14th World Youth Team Championships

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In the Juniors Netherlands first for only 0.7 de IMP Israel 2nd (170-169.3).

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Taicang, China to welcome world Juniors Source Daily Bulletins

Live Results

Juniors

Youngsters

Girls

 

Last Playing Day

Gold Medals

     

Netherlands Juniors Gold Medal: coach Agnes Snellers, Aarnout Helmich, Joris van Lankveld, Gerbrand Hop, Chris Westerbeek, Ernst Wackwitz, Berend van den Bos, npp Bob Drijver

Poland Youngsters Gold Medal: Lukasz Witkowski, Michal Klukowski, Michal Gulczynski, Andrzej Terszak, Wojciech Kazmierczak, Igor Losiewicz, npc Wlodzimierz Krzysztofczyk, coach Stanislaw ‘Bubu’ Golebiowski sneaked in on both photos

Poland Girls Gold Medal: coach Miroslaw Cichocki, Justyna Zmuda, Natalia Sakowska, Kamila Wesolowska, Magdalena Holeksa, Katarzyna Dufrat, Danuta Kazmucha, npc Leszek Nowak

Plate Medals

   

Israel Juniors: Lotan Fisher, Gal Gerstner, Moshe Meyuchas, npc Gilad Ofir, Dror Padon, Lee Rosenthal, Eyal Erez

USA1 Youngsters: Adam Kaplan, Andrew Jeng, Richard Jeng, Zachary Brescoll, Zachary Grossack, Adam Grossack

Netherlands Girls: Janneke Wackwitz, Sigrid Spangenberg, Natalia Banas, Magie Ticha, Jamilla Spangenberg, Judith Nab

Bronze Medals

     

China Juniors: Ku Lai, Shen Jianqiu, Shao Yinpei, Chen Yichao, Hu Junjie,Jiang Yujie, npc Wang Xiaofeng

France Youngsters: Baptiste Combescure, npc Christophe Oursel, Fabrice Charignon, Julien Bernard, Clement Laboureyre, Grégoire Lafont, Ivan Caillau.

Italy Girls: Giorgia Botta, Margherita Costa, Michela Salvato, Flavia Lanzuisi, npc Emanuela Capriata, Margherita Chavarria, Federica Butto

Penultimate Playing Day

Two latinamericans in Taicang: Gerardo Zummel Argentina NPC  y Veronica Chediak Norway coach.

With 32 boards to end this are the last standings en each category:

Final Juniors

c/o

Segment

1

Tot

2

Tot

3

Tot

4

Tot

5

Total

 

NETHERLANDS

0

32

32

59

91

35

126

 

 

 

 

 

ISRAEL

0.33

12

12.3

33

45.3

65

110.3

 

 

 

 

 
3rd and 4th Puesto Juniors

c/o

Segment

1

Tot

2

Tot

3

Tot

4

Tot

5

Total

 

AUSTRALIA

6.5

8

14.5

72

86.5

40

126.5

 

 

 

 

 

CHINA

0

67

67

42

109

28

137

 

 

 

 

Final Youngsters

c/o

Segment

1

Tot

2

Tot

3

Tot

4

Tot

5

Total

 

POLAND

0

61

61

33

94

51

145

 

 

 

 

 

USA1

2.33

6

8.3

44

52.3

48

100.3

 

 

 

 

3rd & 4thYoungsters

c/o

Segment

1

Tot

2

Tot

3

Tot

4

Tot

5

Total

 

FRANCE

8

30

38

45

83

42

125

 

 

 

 

 

ISRAEL

0

51

51

45

96

11

107

 

 

 

 

Final Girls

c/o

Segment

1

Tot

2

Tot

3

Tot

4

Tot

5

Total

 

NETHERLANDS

14

19

33

55

88

30

118

 

 

 

 

 

POLAND

0

68

68

49

117

33

150

 

 

 

 

3rd and 4th Girls

c/o

Segment

1

Tot

2

Tot

3

Tot

4

Tot

5

Total

 

ITALY

2.33

31

33.3

33

66.3

61

127.3

 

 

 

 

 

FRANCE

0

24

24

43

67

36

103

 

 

 

 

The Transnational Teams Final Ranking, these are the first 10 positions:

Final Rankings

Team

VPs

CHN RDFZ

128

SINGAPORE JUNIORS

127

DOWN UNDER

125

CHINA GIRLS

124

KOELESKAB

123

ENGLAND

121

ARGENT. 2014

120

CHINA MIXED

118

ITALY 2

116

All the positions: Click Aqui

Equipo China RDFZ

In the matches for the gold medals, the most exciting is the Junior final, which got closer following an Israeli charge late in the third session. The Netherlands leads Israel
by 126 IMPs to 110.3. In the Youngsters, Poland leads USA1 by 145 IMPs to 100.3.
And in the Girls, Poland has a 32-IMP advantage over the Netherlands, being
ahead by 150-118. The trailing teams will be hoping for some exciting deals in the last two sessions. Congratulations to the three bronze medal winners. In the Open, China defeated Australia by 137 IMPs to 126.5. Their team is Yichao Chen, Junjie Hu, Yujie Jiang, Kai Lu, Yinpei Shao and Jianqiu Shen, with Xiaofeng Wang the non-playing captain and Xueming Fu the coach. In the Youngsters, the medals go to France: Julian Bernard, Ivan Cailliau, Fabrice Charignon, Baptiste Combescure, Gregoire Lafont and Clement Laloubeyre, with Christophe Oursel the npc. They defeated Israel by 125 IMPs to 107. And in the Girls, Italy were third, defeating France by 127.3 IMPs to 103. The Italian team is Giorgia Botta, Federica Butto, Margherita Chavarria, Margherita Costa, Flavia Lanzuisi and Michela Salvato, with Emanuela Capriata the npc. The winners of the Transnational Teams were Che Shen, Hongji Wei, Jia Shen Yin and Yichen Yin, with Xiaofeng Wang as the npc and Jichao Hu the coach. They were two-thirds of the China Youngsters team, playing under the name China RDFZ.

8th Playing Day: The Semifinals Ended

Final Juniors: Netherlands vs. Israel.

 Juniors Semifinals c/o Segment
1 Tot 2 Tot 3 Tot 4 Total
  NETHERLANDS 10 36 46 42 88 67 155 68 223
  AUSTRALIA 0 13 13 43 56 7 63 48 111
                     
  c/o Segment
1 Tot 2 Tot 3 Tot 4 Total
  ISRAEL 4 21 25 61 86 30 116 65 181
  CHINA 0 39 39 27 66 11 77 30 107

Final Youngsters: Poland vs USA1

Youngsters Semifinals c/o Segment
1 Tot 2 Tot 3 Tot 4 Total
  POLAND 10 52 62 62 124 38 162 72 234
  FRANCE 0 21 21 20 41 52 93 19 112
                     
  c/o Segment
1 Tot 2 Tot 3 Tot 4 Total
  USA1 0 14 14 40 54 54 108 74 182
  ISRAEL 10 45 55 55 110 28 138 12 150

Final Girls: Netherland vs Poland

Girls Semifinals c/o Segment
1 Tot 2 Tot 3 Tot 4 Total
  NETHERLANDS 10 43 53 45 98 18 116 53 169
  ITALY 0 33 33 24 57 43 100 24 124
                     
Team c/o Segment
1 Tot 2 Tot 3 Tot 4 Total
  POLAND 10 32 42 33 75 55 130 44 174
  FRANCE 0 47 47 36 83 32 115 30 145

Transnational teams first 10 positions after 4 rounds

Final Rankings
1 CHINA MIXED 78
2 CHINA GIRLS 77
3 SINGAPORE JUNIORS 75
4 KOELESKAB 73
  ITALY 2 73
  ITALY YOUNGSTERS 73
7 ARGENT. 2014 72
8 CHN RDFZ 71
9 NORWAY  70
10 DOWN UNDER 69

All Positions Click Here

7th Playing Day: In the Juniors, three quarterfinal matches were won comfortably. The Netherlands beat Singapore by 84 IMPs,

The French Girls

Australia defeated USA1 by 61, and China won over France by 110. The fourth match between Israel and Italy was close throughout. Italy started the last session up by 25 IMPs. After six boards, though, Israel were in front. Italy regained the lead two boards later. But Israel immediately gained 12 IMPs to take a lead they never lost, winning by 23 IMPs. In the Youngsters, France won by 72.5 IMPs over Italy, despite losing a few points in the first quarter. And USA1 won well over Australia, although the Antipodeans made the score closer in the last session, losing by 24.3 IMPs. In contrast, Israel beat Sweden by only 7 IMPs after being 30 ahead at halftime. And England won the first set against Poland by 57 IMPs, but Poland took the next three sessions, including an emphatic fourth quarter, to win by 60. The 56-board semifinals are Netherlands-Australia and Israel-China in the Juniors. Poland-France and USA1-Israel in the Youngsters. And Netherlands-Italy and Poland-France in the Girls.

Semifinal Line-Up – Juniors: Jaime Ortiz-Patiño Trophy

NETHERLANDS (+10)   VS AUSTRALIA
ISRAEL (+4)               VS CHINA

Semifinal Line-Up – Youngsters: José Damiani Cup

POLAND (+10)            VS       FRANCE
USA1                         VS       ISRAEL (+10)

Semifinal Line-Up – Girls: Gianarrigo Rona Trophy

NETHERLANDS (+10)   VS         ITALY
POLAND (+10)                  VS        FRANCE 

Matches on BBO:  Thursday 2 August (all times GMT+8)

VG NETHERLANDS AUSTRALIA J                           13:00 & 15:30 & 17:55 TO BE DECIDED
B2 POLAND FRANCE Y
B3 USA1 ISRAEL Y
B4 POLAND FRANCE G
OG ISRAEL CHINA J

Juniors Quaterfinals KOs

Team c/o Segment
1 Tot 2 Tot 3 Tot 4 Total
  NETHERLANDS 6 26 32 49 81 36 117 48 165
  SINGAPORE 0 10 10 17 27 39 66 15 81
                     
Team c/o Segment
1 Tot 2 Tot 3 Tot 4 Total
  AUSTRALIA 10 30 40 45 85 19 104 56 160
  USA1 0 12 12 16 28 34 62 37 99
                     
Team c/o Segment
1 Tot 2 Tot 3 Tot 4 Total
  ISRAEL 10 14 24 28 52 54 106 59 165
  ITALY 0 44 44 37 81 50 131 11 142
                     
Team c/o Segment
1 Tot 2 Tot 3 Tot 4 Total
  FRANCE 10 8 18 2 20 27 47 56 103
  CHINA 0 53 53 45 98 58 156 57 213

Youngsters Quaterfinals KOs

Team c/o Segment
1 Tot 2 Tot 3 Tot 4 Total
  POLAND 10 15 25 41 66 56 122 72 194
  ENGLAND 0 72 72 31 103 28 131 3 134
                     
Team c/o Segment
1 Tot 2 Tot 3 Tot 4 Total
  FRANCE 6.5 16 22.5  45 67.5  70 137.5  29 166.5 
  ITALY 0 27 27 26 53 31 84 10 94
                     
Team c/o Segment
1 Tot 2 Tot 3 Tot 4 Total
  USA1 0 44 44 56 100 30 130 17 147
  AUSTRALIA 2.67 15 17.7  24 41.7  31 72.7  50 122.7 
                     
Team c/o Segment
1 Tot 2 Tot 3 Tot 4 Total
  SWEDEN 10 16 26 23 49 45 94 42 136
  ISRAEL 0 36 36 43 79 40 119 24 143

6th Playing Day: What an exciting last day in all three divisions. The Girls event looked settled, with China 32 VPs behind fourth-placed Italy. But China gave Italian supporters some nervous moments by winning 25-5, 25-0 and 22-8 to finish only 4 VPs adrift. In the Youngsters, China looked well set with three rounds to go, but then lost 23-7 to Poland and 25-1 to Sweden. England had a middling day, with 18 from a bye and two 15-15 ties. Italy beat Singapore 25-4, but then lost to Canada by 17-13.Before the last round, the scores were England 251, Italy 249, China 239, with two to qualify. In the last round, China was not catching up. But then on boards 10-15 China scored 66 unanswered IMPs against Canada to move ahead of Italy into eighth place. Then Italy retaliated, gaining 28 IMPs over the last four boards to regain the last quarterfinal berth. England and Italy ended with 266, with China 2 points behind. The eighth spot in the Juniors was between Denmark and Singapore. Before the day began, Denmark led Singapore by 6 VPs. This margin widened to 11 after Round 17. But then Singapore crushed Argentina 25-0 to move within 3. In the last round, Singapore scored another maximum, this time over Egypt. And when Denmark defeated France by only 19-11, Singapore had made it. Now in the knockout stage we have 56-board quarterfinals and semifinals, and 80-board finals.

In bold are the countries that continue to play the championships

Juniors Final Rankings Youngsters Final Rankings Girls Final Rankings
1 NETHERLANDS 371.6 1 POLAND 331 1 NETHERLANDS 380
2 ISRAEL 370 2 FRANCE 312 2 POLAND 352
3 AUSTRALIA 361.5 3 USA1 309 3 FRANCE 321
4 FRANCE 349.4 4 SWEDEN 306 4 ITALY 293
5 CHINA 346 5 ISRAEL 304 5 CHINA 287
6 USA1 333 6 AUSTRALIA 297 6 CHINA TAIPEI 231
7 ITALY 321 7 ENGLAND 266 7 SWEDEN 208
8 SINGAPORE 312   ITALY 266 8 INDONESIA 207
9 DENMARK 308.5 9 CHINA 264 9 OCEANIA 191
10 BULGARIA 288 10 LATVIA 237 10 USA 186
11 ARGENTINA 281 11 USA2 229      
12 CHINA H.KONG 278 12 SINGAPORE 219      
13 USA2 273 13 NORWAY 216      
14 CANADA 249 14 CHINA TAIPEI 208      
15 PAKISTAN 244 15 ARGENTINA 181      
16 INDIA 220 16 CANADA 180      
17 JAPAN 219 17 JAPAN 164      
18 BRAZIL 170            
19 EGYPT 160            
20 COSTA RICA 126            

Juniors First 10 Butler Positions: All Positions Click Here

Butler including Round Robin 19 – Juniors
Players Butler Country Boards
HELMICH Aarnout – HOP Gerbrand 1.59 Netherlands 208
MEYUCHAS Moshe – PADON Dror 1.08 Israel 240
HU Junjie – SHAO Yinpei 1.04 China 256
BOS Berend van den – LANKVELD Joris van 0.98 Netherlands 208
EDGTTON Nabil – HUNG Andy Pei-en 0.94 Australia 224
DWYER Kevin – LIEN Owen 0.85 U.S.A. 256
HOLLANDS Peter – HOWARD Justin 0.83 Australia 176
COUDERT Thibault – LORENZINI Cedric 0.83 France 192
FISHER Lotan – GERSTNER Gal 0.76 Israel 224
FRANCESCHETTI Pierre – LHUISSIER Nicolas 0.74 France 208

Juniors Quaterfinals and C/O:

  C/O
NETHERLANDS 6
SINGAPORE 0
   
AUSTRALIA 10
USA1 0
   
ISRAEL 10
ITALY 0
   
FRANCE 10
CHINA 0

Youngsters First 10 Butler Positions: All Positions Click Here

Butler including Round Robin 17 – Youngsters
Players Butler Country Boards
FLAATT Espen – SAETHER Joakim 2.13 Norway 16
KAZMIERCZAK Wojciech – KLUKOWSKI Michal 2.00 Poland 16
BRESCOLL Zachary – KAPLAN Adam 1.29 U.S.A. 224
KAZMIERCZAK Wojciech – WITKOWSKI Lukasz 1.11 Poland 160
GRONKVIST Ida – GRONKVIST Mikael 1.08 Sweden 192
BAKKE Christian – SAETHER Joakim 1.00 Norway 16
GROSSACK Adam – GROSSACK Zachary 0.98 U.S.A. 160
BERNARD Julien – CAILLIAU Ivan 0.97 France 176
ASULIN Adi – LEVY Hila 0.91 Israel 208
ROBERTS Alex – SHAH Shivam 0.83 England 256

Youngsters Quaterfinals and C/O:

  C/O
POLAND 10
ENGLAND 0
   
FRANCE 6.5
ITALY 0
   
USA1 0
AUSTRALIA 2.67
   
SWEDEN 10
ISRAEL 0

Girls First 10 Butler Positions: All Positions Click Here

Butler including Round Robin 18 – Girls
Players Butler Country Boards
SPANGENBERG Sigrid – TICHA Magdalena 1.38 Netherlands 272
KAZMUCHA Danuta – SAKOWSKA Natalia 1.20 Poland 192
NAB Judith – SPANGENBERG Jamilla 1.02 Netherlands 272
DUFRAT Katarzyna – ZMUDA Justyna 1.02 Poland 208
BOTTA Giorgia – CHAVARRIA Margherita 0.91 Italy 32
CHEN Xinyang – ZHAO Bing 0.67 China 208
CANONNE Marion – THIZY Aurelie 0.66 France 192
CHAUGNY Claire – PUILLET Carole 0.62 France 208
CARBONNEAUX Jessie – FAVARD Laure 0.58 France 176
CHAVARRIA Margherita – LANZUISI Flavia 0.53 Italy 240

Girls SemiFinals and C/O:

  C/O
NETHERLANDS 10
ITALY 0
   
POLAND 10
FRANCE 0

The players that didnt classify can participate in the: TRANSNATIONAL TEAMS

A seven-session Swiss Teams will be held on Thursday 2nd August and Friday 3rd August 2012. There is NO entry fee for the event.
If you have been knocked out in the qualifying event, then you will have Wednesday off for relaxing and sightseeing before this event begins. The event is open to all participants in the Juniors, Youngsters and Girls who have not qualified for the semifinals.

5th playing Day:  Situations in the three divisions are becoming clearer, with only three more rounds to be played on Tuesday. In the juniors, the top seven teams – Netherlands, Australia, Israel, France, USA1, China and Italy – look safe. The battle for the eighth quarterfinal berth will be between Denmark, Singapore, Bulgaria, Argentina and China Hong Kong. The same applies in the youngsters event, where Poland, France, Australia, Israel, Sweden, USA1 and China will probably qualify. England and Italy will fight for the eighth place. The four girls semifinalists are almost certain to be Netherlands, Poland, France and Italy. China, fifth, is 31 victory points behind Italy. But in bridge the unexpected can happen; perhaps a team will win three blitzes and leap up the field.

Juniors Ranking Youngsters Ranking Girls Ranking
after Round 16 after Round 14 after Round 15
1 NETHERLANDS 323.0 1 POLAND 265.0 1 NETHERLANDS 317.0
2 AUSTRALIA 313.0 2 FRANCE 258.0 2 POLAND 283.0
3 ISRAEL 312.0 3 AUSTRALIA 250.0 3 FRANCE 255.0
4 FRANCE 295.0 4 ISRAEL 245.0 4 ITALY 249.0
5 CHINA 284.0 5 USA1 241.0 5 CHINA 217.0
6 USA1 282.0 6 SWEDEN 239.0 6 CHINESE TAIPEI 210.0
7 ITALY 273.0 7 CHINA 231.0 7 INDONESIA 180.0
8 DENMARK 256.0 8 ENGLAND 218.0 8 SWEDEN 179.0
9 BULGARIA 246.0 9 ITALY 211.0 9 OCEANIA 170.0
SINGAPORE 246.0 10 NORWAY 200.0 10 USA 163.0
11 ARGENTINA 244.0 11 CHINESE TAIPEI 199.0  
12 CHINA HONG KONG 239.0 12 LATVIA 191.0  
13 CANADA 227.0 13 USA2 187.0  
14 USA2 223.0 14 SINGAPORE 186.0  
15 INDIA 205.0 15 CANADA 159.0  
PAKISTAN 205.0 16 ARGENTINA 142.0  
17 JAPAN 185.0 17 JAPAN 119.0  
18 BRAZIL 127.0    
19 EGYPT 124.0    
20 COSTA RICA 95.0    

4th Playing Day: In the Juniors Netherlands leads with 279 VP,  Israel in second place 22 VP below, followed by France, Australia, USA 1, China, Italy and Singapore… the qualifying countries.

En Youngsters: Poland first with 216 VP, 8 VP below France and Australia…

Girls: The Dutch girls continue with a considerable lead, 37 victory points,  second Poland, and Italy third.

  Ultimos Resultados:

Juniors Final Rankings Youngsters Final Rankings Girls Final Rankings
1 NETHERLANDS 279 1 POLAND 216 1 NETHERLANDS 252
2 ISRAEL 257 2 FRANCE 208 2 POLAND 215
3 FRANCE 244 3 AUSTRALIA 198 3 ITALY 209
4 AUSTRALIA 241 4 USA1 195 4 FRANCE 189
5 USA1 239 5 ISRAEL 188 5 CHINA 178
6 CHINA 236 6 SWEDEN 183 6 CH. TAIPEI 159
7 ITALY 215 7 ENGLAND 172 7 SWEDEN 157
8 SINGAPORE 210 8 ITALY 171 8 INDONESIA 145
9 DENMARK 205 9 CHINA 166 9 OCEANIA 141
10 BULGARIA 202   NORWAY 166   USA 141
11 CHINA H. KONG 193 11 CH. TAIPEI 155      
12 ARGENTINA 188 12 SINGAPORE 147      
13 CANADA 186 13 LATVIA 144      
14 USA2 181 14 USA2 139      
15 PAKISTAN 163 15 ARGENTINA 131      
16 JAPAN 157 16 CANADA 109      
17 INDIA 156 17 JAPAN 86      
18 BRAZIL 107            
19 COSTA RICA 86            
20 EGYPT 78            

3rd Playing Day: In Juniors Netherlands leades with 187 VP, only 4 VP less France is tied with Israel, the rest of the countries in the qualifying area: China, USA1, Australia, Singapur y Bulgaria. Only 1 VP less in the 9th position Argentina and Italy… 2VP less USA2, all of them waiting for their opportunity to access to the qualifying area. 

En Youngsters: France is first with 181 VP, 6 VP less Poland, and Australia third with 171 VP.

Girls:  The Dutch girls have opened up a considerable lead, being 22 victory points ahead of second placed Italy, with Poland another 10 VPs behind in third. 

Results after 9 Rounds

Juniors Final Rankings Youngsters Final Rankings Final Rankings
1 NETHERLANDS 187 1 FRANCE 181 1 NETHERLANDS 193
2 FRANCE 183 2 POLAND 175 2 POLAND 171
  ISRAEL 183 3 AUSTRALIA 171 3 ITALY 151
4 CHINA 177 4 USA1 156 4 FRANCE 136
5 USA1 167 5 ISRAEL 155 5 CHINA 134
6 AUSTRALIA 165 6 NORWAY 152 6 SWEDEN 122
7 SINGAPORE 150 7 ENGLAND 150 7 CH./TAIPEI 120
8 BULGARIA 138 8 SWEDEN 134 8 INDONESIA 106
9 ARGENTINA 137 9 CHINA 129 9 USA 104
  ITALY 137   ITALY 129 10 OCEANIA 99
11 USA2 136 11 CH./TAIPEI 122      
12 DENMARK 132 12 LATVIA 114      
13 PAKISTAN 123 13 ARGENTINA 113      
14 CANADA 120   USA2 113      
15 CHINA H.K. 113 15 SINGAPORE 112      
  JAPAN 113 16 CANADA 86      
17 INDIA 102 17 JAPAN 69      
18 BRAZIL 71            
19 COSTA RICA 58            
20 EGYPT 50            

2nd Playing Day: The championships are nearly one-third of the way through the qualifying stage in the junior event six rounds out of nineteen, just over one-third through in the youngsters competition six of seventeen, and exactly one-third into the double round-robin in the girls tournament. In the juniors, with eight teams to qualify, the top six have slightly separated themselves from the rest of the field. Israel is only one victory point ahead of the Netherlands in first, but is 33 in front of ninth. The youngsters division is even closer at the top, with France and Poland tied. They enjoy an 11-point lead over Australia. The Dutch girls have opened up a considerable lead, being 26 victory points ahead of secondplaced Italy, with Poland another 8 VPs behind in third.

Ranking After 6 Rounds:

Juniors Ranking Youngsters Ranking Girls Ranking
1 ISRAEL 128.0 1 FRANCE 121.0 1 NETHERLANDS 130.0
2 NETHERLANDS 127.0 POLAND 121.0 2 ITALY 104.0
3 CHINA 125.0 3 AUSTRALIA 110.0 3 POLAND 96.0
4 AUSTRALIA 119.0 4 ISRAEL 108.0 4 FRANCE 95.0
5 USA1 112.0 5 ENGLAND 98.0 5 SWEDEN 90.0
6 FRANCE 110.0 6 USA1 92.0 6 CHINESE TAIPEI 89.0
7 SINGAPORE 101.0 7 ARGENTINA 91.0 7 CHINA 80.0
8 BULGARIA 96.0 SWEDEN 91.0 8 USA 79.0
9 USA2 95.0 9 CHINA 90.0 9 INDONESIA 73.0
10 ITALY 86.0 NORWAY 90.0 10 OCEANIA 56.0
11 ARGENTINA 85.0 11 SINGAPORE 86.0  
12 PAKISTAN 82.0 12 USA2 80.0  
13 CHINA HONG KONG 81.0 13 CHINESE TAIPEI 77.0  
14 DENMARK 76.0 14 ITALY 73.0  
15 JAPAN 73.0 15 LATVIA 65.0  
16 CANADA 71.0 16 JAPAN 64.0  
17 INDIA 60.0 17 CANADA 55.0  
18 COSTA RICA 55.0    
19 EGYPT 42.0    
20 BRAZIL 41.0    

1st Playing Day: After last night’s enjoyable opening ceremony and dinner with musical ccompaniment, now we have got down to the serious business of trying to decide three world championships with the first of six qualifying days.

In the Junior event, two of the pretournament favourites, the Netherlands and Israel, are in the lead, just ahead of the host country, China. The two American teams are tied in seventh. In the Youngsters division, Australia and France are tied for first, five victory points ahead of England. In these tournaments, the top eight will qualify for the quarterfinals starting next Wednesday. In the Girls competition, the Netherlands leads from Italy. Then there is a 13 victory point gap to third-placed Indonesia. The surprise so far is that Poland, often the team to beat in this event, is fifth. Here, only four teams move into the semifinals.

Ranking after round 3: 

Juniors Final Rankings Youngsters Final Rankings Girls Final Rankings
1 NETHERLANDS 70 1 AUSTRALIA 68 1 NETHERLANDS 70
2 ISRAEL 66   FRANCE 68 2 ITALY 62
3 CHINA 61 3 ENGLAND 63 3 INDONESIA 49
4 SINGAPORE 58 4 POLAND 55 4 USA 47
5 FRANCE 57 5 NORWAY 49 5 POLAND 44
6 AUSTRALIA 55 6 CHINA 47 6 CHINESE TAIPEI 38
7 USA1 51   CHINESE TAIPEI 47   SWEDEN 38
  USA2 51 8 USA1 43 8 FRANCE 37
9 BULGARIA 49 9 SWEDEN 42 9 CHINA 33
10 ARGENTINA 43 10 ISRAEL 41 10 OCEANIA 31
11 DENMARK 40   USA2 41      
12 CANADA 39 12 CANADA 39      
13 CHINA HONG KONG 38 13 ARGENTINA 36      
14 JAPAN 34 14 ITALY 34      
  PAKISTAN 34 15 SINGAPORE 33      
16 ITALY 32 16 JAPAN 25      
17 INDIA 28 17 LATVIA 21      
18 EGYPT 27            
19 BRAZIL 25            
20 COSTA RICA 20            

The 14th World Youth Team Championships is being held in Taicang, a historic port city near Shanghai, China, from 25 July to 4 August 2012. It is the opinion of  csbnews  that  the World Bridge Federation, has made its biggest and best efforts to make this  14th World Youth Team Championship has a brightness never before achieved and we hope that all this dedication is rewarded.

This is the world’s flagship bridge competition for young people, played among qualified teams representing the eight geographical zones of the WBF. It comprises three series – for Juniors (up to 25), Youngsters (up to 20) andGirls (up to 25). For detailed information click here 

The Championships comprise three series – for JuniorYoungsters and Girls teams. Systems for the teams can be found by clicking the Links here: Junior Teams Systems   Youngsters Teams Systems   Girls Teams Systems

Junior Draw    Youngsters Draw    Girls Draw

Instalaciones del Hotel de Juego

The 14th World Youth Bridge Team Championships is being held in Taicang, a historic port city near Shanghai, in China, from 25 July to 4 August 2012. A quarter of a century since its original launch, the flagship competition of the WBF youth programme is expanded to accommodate a total of 20 zone-representative teams in each of the Junior and Youngsters series, and 14 teams in the Girls series. Another piece of good news is that with this edition the World Youth Team Championships returns to being again independently organized – the first time since 2006.

All Zones of the World Bridge Federation are invited to participate in this prestigious tournament with representative teams in each series. The host country is entitled to field one team in each series. Players in the Junior and Girls series may be up to 25 years old, while in the Youngsters series up to 20 years old.

The Championships consist of a qualifying stagesemifinals, a final and a playoff for third place in each series. The winners of the Junior series final will be the new World Junior Champions; they will receive the Ortiz-Patiño Trophy and silver replicas for each player and the non-playing captain. For the winners of the Youngsters series final there is the José Damiani Cup and replicas, in ad­di­tion to the World Youngsters Champions title. Finally, the World Girls Champions will receive the Gianarrigo Rona Cup.

     
Israel, 2011 Ortiz Patino Winners    Poland, 2011 Damiani Cup Winners Poland Girls 2011 winners

This is the 14th event of the (Junior) series which was inaugurated in 1987 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. As a biennial com­petition, it was held in 1989 in Nottingham, Great Britain; in 1991 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; in 1993 in Århus, Denmark; in 1995 in Bali, Indonesia; in 1997 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; in 1999 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, in 2001 in Mangaratiba, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2003 in St.Cloud-Paris, France, in 2005 in Sydney, Australia; in 2006 in Bangkok, Thailand; in 2008 in Beijing, China and in 2010 in Philadelphia, USA.

The host country – The Netherlands, Great Britain & USA – won the Championship on the first three occasions, but this tradition was broken in 1993 by Germany. In 1995, Great Britain became the first country to win the title twice. Denmark won the title in 1997 and Italy in 1999. In 2001, USA be­came champions for the second time; Italy followed suit in 2003, but USA took the lead in 2005 and conquered the world title for the fourth time in 2006! 2008 marked Denmark’s second victory, while in 2010 a new winner emerged: Israel.

The World Youngsters Team Championship is held this year for the fifth time. In 2004, in New York, only Europe and North America took part, and the first winners were Poland. Israel won the 2006 edition and France in 2008, but Poland came back in 2010 winning the title for the second time.

Finally, following an experimental launch in 2010, won by Poland, this year the World Girls Team Championship will be contested by representatives of all WBF zones, having at stake the Gianarrigo Rona Cup, donated by the WBF President.

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