Sanya 2014: The World Champions

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If you still could not see the face of one of the new world champions, we bring you the photo of each pair and each team which took home a gold, Silver or Bronze medal…with the title of 2014 World Champion Bridge.

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14th Red Bull World Bridge Series

If you still could not see the face of one of the new world champions, we bring you the photo of each pair and each team which took home a gold,  Silver or Bronze medal…with the title of 2014 World Champion Bridge.

Pairs World Champions: Gold, Silver and Bronze

Teams World Champions: Gold, Silver and Bronze

Roll of Honour

Mixed Teams

Gold: Salvo: Anita Sinclair (Captain, England), Sabine Auken, Roy Welland (Germany), Zia Mahmood (USA),
Marion Michielsen (Netherlands), Nafiz Zorlu (Turkey)
Silver: Geely Automobile : Gui Shen Yue (captain), Dai Jianming, Wang Hongli, Wang Liping, Yang Lixin, Zhang Yu (China), Wang Wen Fei (coach)
Bronze : Rossard : Martine Rossard (Captain), Danielle Avon, Jean-Michel Voldoire, Jerzy Romanowski (France),
Grazyna Brewiak, Wojciech Gawel (Poland)
Bronze : SAIC : Hu Mao Yuan, Liu Yi Qian, Wang Weimin, Wang Wen Fei, Zhou Yong Mei, Zhuang Zejun (China),
Huang Rong (NPC), Hu Jihong (coach)

Sabine Auken and Zia Mahmoud also won gold in the mixed teams in 2004. They are the first players to achieve this feat. Wang Liping adds a silver to two bronzes from 2004 and 2012 and becomes the first player with
medals from three Mixed Teams world championships. Wang Weimin (2004), Wang Wenfei, Zhuang Zejun, Liu Yi Qian and Dai Jianming (2012) have also won bronzes previously.

Mixed Pairs

Gold : Kerri Sanborn (USA), Zhao Jie (China)
Silver: Meike Wortel (Netherlands), Jacek Pszczola (USA)
Bronze : Wang Nan, Zhang Bangxiang (China)

Kerri Sanborn becomes the first player to win two gold medals in World Mixed Pairs (after 1978), and with three medals in total she equals Sabine Auken’s feat of a silver and two bronzes at World Mixed Pairs.

Open Teams (Rosenblum Cup)

Gold : Mazurkiewicz : Marcin Mazurkiewicz (captain), Piotr Gawrys, Stanislaw Golebiowski, Krzysztof Jassem,
Michal Klukowski, Wlodzimierz Starkowski (Poland)
Silver : Monaco : Pierre Zimmermann (captain), Fulvio Fantonl, Geir Helgemo, Tor Helness, Franck Multon,
Claudio Nunes (Monaco)
Bronze : Diamond : John Diamond (captain), Eric Greco, Geoff Hampson, Brian Platnick (USA), Sjoert Brink, Bas Drijver (Netherlands)
Bronze : Ventin : Juan Carlos Ventin Camprubi (captain, Argentina), Sabine Auken, Roy Welland (Germany),
Johan Upmark,, Frederik Wrang (Sweden)

Piotr Gawrys adds a gold to the silver he won in the Rosenblum in 1994. Geir Helgemo and Tor Helness now have a full set of Rosenblum medals, silver here after gold in Verona and bronze in Philadelphia. Only one other player, Magnus Lindqvist, has won medals in three Rosenblums.

Open Pairs

Gold : Ehud Friedlander, Inon Liran (Israel)
Silver: Jacek Kalita, Michal Nowosadzki (Poland)
Bronze : Thomas Bessis, Cedric Lorenzini (France)

None of these very young players have won a medal in the World Championship pairs before.

Senior Teams (Rand Cup)

Gold : Milner : Reese Milner (captain), Hemant Lall (USA), Michel Bessis, Philippe Cronier (France),
Apolinary Kowalski, Jacek Romanski (Poland)
Silver : Sternberg : James Marsh Sternberg (captain), Neil Chambers, Billy Eisenberg, Arnold Fisher, Fred Hamilton,
John Schermer (USA)
Bronze : Hackett : Paul Hackett (captain), John Holland, John Sansom (England), Christian Mari (France)
Bronze : Lewis : Paul Lewis (captain), Ross Grabel, Mark Itabashi, Linda Lewis (USA), Jurek Czyzowicz,
Dan Jacob (Canada)

Reese Milner retains the title he won in Philadelphia. He becomes the fifth player to win the event twice. The first two editions were won by a team containing among others Nissan Rand, after whom the cup has since been named.
Paul Hacket and John Holland add a bronze to their gold of Philadelphia. Billy Eisenberg and Fred Hamilton win their second medal in a Rand Cup, again a silver, twenty years after their first one in Albuquerque.

Senior Pairs

Gold : Henky Lasut, Eddy M F Manoppo (Indonesia)
Silver : Hemant Lall, Reese Milner (USA)
Bronze : Apolinary Kowalski, Jacek Romanski (Poland)

Henky Lasut and Eddy Manoppo have previously won five silvers and one bronze medal at World Championships, but this is Indonesia’s first world title in Bridge. So far, no one has managed to win more than one medal in a
World Senior Pairs Championship.

Women Teams (McConnell Cup)

Gold : Baker : Lynn Baker, Karen McCallum (USA), Sally Brock, Nicola Smith (England), Marion Michielsen,
Meike Wortel (Netherlands), Cenk Tuncok NPC
Silver : China Red Team : Lu Yan, Ran Jing Rong, Wang Hongli, Wang Wen Fei, Wu Shaoyong, Zhang Yu (China),
Wang Xiaojing (coach)
Bronze : Moss : Sylvia Moss (captain), Lynn Deas, Hjordis Eythorsdottir, Joann Glasson, Kerri Sanborn,
Janice Seamon-Molson (USA)
Bronze : Pertamina Ep : Rury Andhani, Lusje Oha Bojoh, Suci Amita Dewi, Kristina Wahyu Murniati, Conny Sumampouw, Julita Grace Tueje (Indonesia), Veterano Sitompul (NPC)

Lu Yan and Wang Hongli add a McConnell silver to their gold in Philadelphia, Janice Seamon-Molson adds a bronze to her gold from Verona. Lynn Deas and Kerri Sanborn’s bronze come after her gold in Montreal. So far, only Jill Meyers and Tobi Sokolow have won three medals in a McConnell cup, and just one player has two golds: Marinesa Letizia (1994 & 2006)

Women Pairs

Gold : Liu Shu, Zhou Tao (China)
Silver : Huang Yan, Gan Lin (China)
Bronze : Suci Amita Dewi, Kristina Wahyu Murniati (Indonesia)

WBF Swiss Teams

1. Netherlands : Berend van den Bos, Danny Molenaar, Richard Ritmeijer, Magdalena Ticha, Joris van Lankveld, Tim Verbeek (Netherlands), Ton Bakkeren (NPC, coach)
2. Texan Aces : Gopal Venkatesh (captain), Howard Liu, Adam Meyerson, Jyotindra Shah, Padmanabhan Sridharan, Srivnivasan Sunderram (USA/India), Maddhav Prabhu (coach)
3. Gentle : Chia-Sheng Ho, Allen Chao, Rong-Jeng Chen, Jerry Huang (Chinese Taipei)

Mixed Pairs Final B

1. Ronnie Barr, Eldad Ginossar (Israel)
2, Marie Eggeling, Thomas Gotard (Germany)
3. Alison Wilson (USA), Ricco van Prooijen (Netherlands)

Open Pairs Final B (played in one tournament)

1. Cheung Lik, Fung Chi Pong (Hong Kong)
2. Simon Gillis (England), Boye Brogeland (Norway)
3. Li Hanxiao, Fu Bo (China)

Women Pairs Final B (played in one tournament)

1. Li Hanxiao, Fu Bo (China)

Senior Pairs Final B (played in one tournament)

1. Ervin Otvosi, Geza Szappanos (Hungary)

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