Sanya 2014: Saturday October 18 2014

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Today started the World Teams Championships, played in three categories: Open, Ladies and Seniors.

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On 18 October, 2014 At 12:31

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Saturday October 18, 2014

14th Red Bull World Bridge Series: Teams

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Today started the World Teams Championships, played in three categories: Open, Ladies and Seniors.

Open (Rosenblum Teams): 123 teams are participating in this new edition of Open Teams World Championship.

Lavazza-Bianchedi-Madala

Lavazza-Bianchedi-Madala

Among them: the Lavazza team. For the first time one of the best Argentinean pairs: Alejandro Bianchedi and Ernesto Muzzio are playing together in this team, also one of the recent winners of the Mixed Teams World Championship : Zia Mahmood, and the World Champions: Agustin Madala, Norberto Bocchi and Georgio Duboin, all led by the legendary Maria Teresa Lavazza.

Meckstroth

Meckstroth

From USA, among others is participating the Nickell team: Meckstroth-Rodwell, Weinstein-Levin, Nickell-Katz, this team includes the best coach in the world: Eric Kokish.Ismael del Monte-Migry Zur

The Fleisher, besides its usual partnerships, include one of the best Australian players: Ishmael DELMONTE (Australia) who is playing with Brad Moss (USA). The Diamond team incorporated for this occasion a world champion pair from Holland: Brink-Drijver. Cayne as always is participating with a powerful team: Versace-Lauria; Balicki-Zmudzinski and Cayne-Seamon.

The list of the best teams in the world who are participating in 2014 Sanya, is endless. This are the standings after the first day of play (a Swiss Qualifying); the top positions are:

Final Rankings
# Team VPs
1 SOUTH AFRICA 114.56
2 ZAWADA 111.80
3 MARK GORDON 109.50
4 MCALLISTER 108.79
5 NICKELL 107.94
6 KASIMIRS DREA 107.76
7 LAVAZZA 105.23
8 DIAMOND 103.57
9 CHINA HYX 103.15
10 JAPAN 102.97

All the Positions: Click Here

For the Rosenblum Teams, the first day (October 18) will be a qualification phase consisting of a Swiss with 8 matches of 7 boards, qualifying approximately 50% of the field for the semi-final A; the rest of the teams will play the semi-final B. Both semi-finals will be a Swiss, of 8 x 7 board matchesplayed on the second day (October 19). The leading 27 teams of the A semi-final and the 5 teams of the B semi-final will go on to play the knock-out phase.

Ladies: 26 Ladies teams are competing for the Gold. Some of the favorites are: the Moss team, where is playing the recent winner of  World Pairs Championship (with Jack Zhao): Kerri Sanborn. The Joel team: Benedicte CRONIER (Francia)-Sylvie WILLARD (Francia); Victoria GROMOVA (Rusia)-Tatiana PONOMAREVA (Rusia); Geeske JOEL (U.S.A.) – Tobi SOKOLOW (U.S.A.).

After the first day, these are the first positions:

Final Rankings
# Team VPs
1 MOSS 117.23
2 JOEL 111.82
3 CHINA YELLOW 105.12
4 NETHERLANDS 103.92
5 CHINA ORANGE 97.80

All the Positions Click Here

The Women’s and Senior Teams will follow the same principles of the Rosenblum and Mixed, depending on the number of entries: they will play a 2 or 3 day qualification, followed by a knock out phase. Details will be published
in the Daily Bulletin.

Seniors: ilink url=”http://registration.worldbridge.org/repository/tourn/sanya.14/Reg/ParticipantsTeams.asp?qtournid=1033&qdetails=1&qcountryid=All”] 22 teams[/ilink] are playing the Seniors Championship.
 
After the first day, these are the first positions:
 
Final Rankings
# Team VPs
1 XINYUAN SENIO 104.04
2 MILNER 95.50
3 HK SENIOR FRI 90.04
4 INDONESIA 89.96
5 MARKOWICZ 87.60
6 HACKETT 81.73

All the Positions Click Here

The Women’s and Senior Teams will follow the same principles of the Rosenblum and Mixed, depending on the number of entries: they will play a 2 or 3 day qualification, followed by a knock out phase. Details will be published
in the Daily Bulletin.

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