2013 White House Junior Internationals

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March 22th: Argentina wins the White House Junior Internationals 2013. Photo Argentina: Maximo Crusizio/Rodrigo Garcia da Rosa; Kristoffer Hege-Kristian Stangeland (Noruega), substituto: Bob Drijver (Holanda)

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On 22 March, 2013 At 9:09

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2013 White House Junior Internationals

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Maximo Crusizio & Rodrigo Garcia da Rosa

Maximo Crusizio & Rodrigo Garcia da Rosa

From 17-22 March 2013, in the Netherlands is being played the 8th White House Junior Internationals. As every year this event will gather many of the best young bridge athletes in the world, with players from Italy, Israel, Netherlands, Germany, France … among others. This year South America will be represented by a young pair of players from Argentina: Maximo Crusizio / Rodrigo Garcia da Rosa, on this occasion they are ging to be part of a transnational Argentina-Norway Team (the other pair is formed by: Kristoffer Hege / Kristian Stangeland from Norway). 

 March 22th: Argentina wins the White House Junior Internationals 2013

 Argentina:  Maximo Crusizio/Rodrigo Garcia da Rosa;  Kristoffer Hege-Kristian Stangeland (Norway), substitute: Bob Drijver (Netherlands)

 March 21th: Argentina and Hungary will meet at the finals.

Semifinals Results: 

  Acum 1 2 3
Hungary 94   36 29 29
Netherlands Red 60   16 27 17   
         
Argentina 123   43 41 39
France 97   31 10 56
         

March 20th:

These are the 4 teams that qualified:

1 Netherlands Red 307
2 Argentina 296
3 Hungary 287
4 France 284
     

Netherlands Red the Winner of the Round Robin may choose his semifinal opponent from teams on ¾ place…

Last Scores Click Here

March 19th:

After 11 Rounds these are the first positions…

Puesto Team Acum. Average M 7 M 8 M 9 M 10 M 11
1 Netherlands Red 210 19,09   25   25   10   20   12
2 Argentina 199 18,09   5   16   12   25   18
3 ‘Rosa dei Venti’ – Cagliari 198 18   17   20   20   16   14
4 Bulgaria 189 17,18   25   11   22   14   11
5 France 186 16,91   21   19   17   10   15
6 Italy 184 16,73   14   21   17   20   19
7 Finland 177 16,09   13   14   11   10   16
8 Denmark 174 15,82   9   20   16   19   14
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Butler First Posiciones after 11 Rounds:

Position Partnership
1 Sam Bahbout & Bert Geers (Belgium)
2 Thijs Verbeek & Bob Donkersloot (Netherlands Purple)
3 Maximo Crusizio & Bob Drijver (Argentina)
4 Kristoffer Hegge & Kristian Strangeland (Argentina)
5 Alessandro Calmanovici & Roberto Sau (‘Rosa dei Venti’ – Cagliari)
Click here to read an article about Argentina-Belgium match

March 18th:

Monday 18, began with a captains meeting and afterwards the teams played the first 5 rounds of a total of 17 RR rounds (10 boards each). For the first five matches the field of 26 teams split into groups of 6 teams each (with a group of 8 teams). The division was based on the formation of groups of equal strength to play the first five matches of the Swiss. After the first 5 rounda Argentina team is leading. All the Positions Click Here

First positions:

Position Team Total AVG Match 1 Match 2 Match 3 Match 4 Match 5
1 Argentina 102 20,4   16   25   22   25   14
2 Romania 100 20   23   19   12   21   25
3 Bulgaria 99 19,8   21   24   22   18   14
4 Netherlands Red 95 19   25   25   12   23   10
5 France 95 19   14   20   20   18   23
                 

First Butler Positions:

Kristoffer Hege & Kristian Strangeland (Argentina) 90
Joris van Lankveld & Jamilla Spangenberg (Netherlands Red) 101
Thijs Verbeek & Bob Donkersloot (Netherlands Purple) 20
Clement Laloubeyre & Fabrice Charignon (France) 78
Richard Boyd & Ruth Connoly (Ireland) 15
Maximo Crusizio & Bob Drijver (Argentina) 15
All the Butler Positions Click Here

March 17:

On Sunday March 17 after the Opening Ceremony, was played a Teams Patton tournament 7 rounds, 4 boards each. The  Southamerican players Maximo Crusizio / Rodrigo Garcia da Rosa  teamed up with two players from Holland and arrived seconds behind Team Sweden. Their matches were against: 2 teams from the Netherlands, Hungary, France, Bulgaria and Ireland.

Rodrigo Garcia da Rosa

Click Here to see the participants list.

Maximo Crusizio

Program 8th White House Junior International:  Sunday 17 march, after the Welcome and Opening of the 8th-White House Junior Internationals, the players will participate of a Patton Team Tournament : 7 rounds of four board matches. The team’s players will be the juniors, coaches, captains, officials, sponsors and guests. 

Monday 18 March: After the Captains meeting, will beguin the Teams Tournament Round Robin. The RR will consist of 17 rounds of ten boards.  For the first five matches of the Round Robin the field of 24 teams will be divided in groups of six, based on equal strength of each group.

Tuesday 19 March: Starting positions in the Swiss rounds 6 & 7 based upon the ranking after five matches played on monday. Session 8 based upon the ranking after session 6, session 9 based upon the ranking after session 7. Session 10&11 based upon the ranking after session 9.

Wednesday 20 March: Starting positions of sessons 12&13 based on ranking after 11 sessions. Session 14 based upon the ranking after session 12, session 15  based upon the ranking after session 13. Session 10&11 based upon the ranking after session 15.

Thursday 21 March: The top four teams of the Round Robin qualify for the semi-finals, consisting of three sessions of 14 boards, the winner is the teams that scores the most imps in 42 boards. In case of an exact draw there will be played two additional boards. Winner of the Round Robin may choose the semifinal  opponent from teams on ¾ place; if two teams of the same nationality qualify for the semifinals they will play each other.

Friday 22  March:  A-Final: three sessions of fourteen boards and a  Matchpoint Pairs: players will beJuniors, captains, coaches, sponsors and guests. Transnational partnerships possible and warmly welcomed.

At the end of the day:  Diner, Victory banquet. Prize giving. Farewell drinks

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