The 2013 Yeh Bros Cup

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Was Italy Lavazza vs Netherlands for the 2013 Yeh Bros Cup. Finally the new Champions are Ricco van Prooijen, Louk Verhees, Bauke Muller, Simon de Wijs.

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Netherlands (Ricco van Prooijen, Louk Verhees, Bauke Muller, Simon de Wijs)
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   Yeh Bros Cup: 22nd-26th April, 2013. Yokohama, Japan

 Source: Yeh Bros Cup Daily Bulletins

Stage One of the Yeh Bros Cup features a 10-round, two-day Swiss Teams qualifier with 10-board matches, imps converted to Victory Points using the 10-Board WBF scale. The top 15 teams plus the number one preseed (the Yeh’s team) will qualify for the KO stage. The draws for the first two Swiss qualifying matches have been pre-determined. Draws for subsequent rounds will be Swiss, one round delayed. In the KO stage, qualifiers will be divided into two 8-team brackets. The top eight seeded teams will start in the upper bracket and play a straight knockout, losers dropping into the lower bracket. The winner of the upper bracket will play in the final with a 6.5 imp carryover.
The second eight seeds will start in the lower bracket and be eliminated with a loss. In Match 2 in the lower bracket each Match 1 survivor will play one of the four losing teams from the upper bracket. In Match 3 the two losing teams from the upper bracket will join the four lower-bracket survivors to play two three-way matches, the two winners advancing. In Match 4 the loser from Match 3 in the upper bracket will join the two lowerbracket winners in a three-way, the winner advancing to the final and the two losers playing off for third place.
All KO matches will consist of 32 boards (two 16-board segments) while the final and third-place playoff will be 48 boards (three 16-board segments). There will be a Consolation Swiss (Swiss Plate) on Wednesday and Thursday for Yeh Bros Cup non-qualifiers, teams eliminated in Rounds 1 and 2 of the knockouts, and four newcomer teams (see pages 2-3). Also, an Open Pairs will begin on Thursday night, continuing on Friday, for 50 pairs, two or three from each Open team not still in the KOs or Swiss Plate.

Last Day: Netherlands is 2013 Yeh Bros Cup Champion

It was Netherlands (Ricco van Prooijen, Louk Verhees, Bauke Muller, Simon de Wijs) versus Italy Lavazza (Norberto Bocchi, Giorgio Duboin, Guido Ferraro, Agustin Madala, Antonio Sementa, Maria Teresa Lavazza), the two teams which had met in the 2011 World Championship semi-finals in Veldhoeven. Then the Dutch team went on to win their first world title, and so too here the Dutchmen were victorious. The Dutch won all three segments, though Italy was in it till the very end

Netherlands (Ricco van Prooijen, Louk Verhees, Bauke Muller, Simon de Wijs)

Netherlands (Ricco van Prooijen, Louk Verhees, Bauke Muller, Simon de Wijs)

Italy Lavazza (Norberto Bocchi, Giorgio Duboin, Agustin Madala, Antonio Sementa)

Italy Lavazza (Norberto Bocchi, Giorgio Duboin, Agustin Madala, Antonio Sementa)

The playoff for 3 /4 between Denmark (Sabine Auken, Roy Welland, Morten Bilde, Dennis Bilde) and Yeh rd th Bros I (Chen Yeh (PC), JY Shih, Chen Dawei, Kazuo Furuta, Yalan Zhang, Wang Ping) was won by Denmark, 127-103.

Denmark (Sabine Auken, Roy Welland, Morten Bilde, Dennis Bilde)

Denmark (Sabine Auken, Roy Welland, Morten Bilde, Dennis Bilde)

Yeh rd th Bros I (Chen Yeh (PC), JY Shih, Chen Dawei, Kazuo Furuta, Yalan Zhang, Wang Ping)

Yeh Bros I (Chen Yeh (PC), JY Shih, Chen Dawei, Kazuo Furuta, Yalan Zhang, Wang Ping)

The Yeh Bros Open Pairs was won by Krzysztof Buras and Grzegorz Narkiewicz. The Consolation pairs was won by Munawar Sawirudin and Bert Toar Polii.

Yeh Bros Open Pairs winners

Yeh Bros Open Pairs winners

Yeh Bros Consolation Pairs

Yeh Bros Consolation Pairs


Day 4: It’s Italy Lavazza vs Netherlands for the 2013 Yeh Bros Cup

Italy Lavazza (Norberto Bocchi, Giorgio Duboin, Guido Ferraro, Agustin Madala, Antonio Sementa, Maria Teresa Lavazza), the original fourth seed in the knockouts, defeated Denmark (Sabine Auken, Roy Welland, Morten Bilde, Dennis Bilde) yesterday morning to win the Top Bracket of the Open Teams. Today they will face Netherlands (Ricco van Prooijen, Louk Verhees, Bauke Muller, Simon de Wijs), the winners of the Lower Bracket, for the 2013 Yeh Bros Cup championship. The match will be played over 48 boards in three 16-board segments. Italy led Denmark 53-28 at the half and coasted to a 97-47 victory. The playoff in the Lower Bracket between Denmark, Yeh Bros I and Netherlands came right down to the wire, with Netherlands edging out Denmark at the end to win by 1.63 VPs. Denmark (Sabine Auken, Roy Welland, Morten Bilde, Dennis Bilde) will play Yeh Bros I (Chen Yeh (PC), JY Shih, Chen Dawei, Kazuo Furuta, Yalan Zhang, Wang Ping) today for 3 /4 place. The Open Pairs concludes today with a semi-final and final session.

Top Bracket:

Lower Bracket:

Poland Wins Swiss Plate

First place was the team from Poland with 116.18 VPs. Yeh Bros II finished second with 100.00 VPs followed closely by England+Pharon with 99.90.


Day 3: It’s Italy Lavazza vs Denmark for “Top Dog” in Top Bracket Six teams in the Lower Bracket hunt for a top-four finish

Denmark entered the knock-outs as the third seed, Italy Lavazza as the fourth seed, and now they’re the last two teams standing in the Top Bracket of the 2013 Yeh Bros Cup. Italy Lavazza had no trouble in their match against China Red in the first KO round, but Sweden proved a more difficult foe, Italy winning by a mere 9 imps. Similarly, Denmark also had few problems in their first-KO round match against USA Kranyak, but China Blue took them to the wire before the “Danes” emerged with a mere 7-imp victory. The winner of Italy-Denmarkwill get a bye tonight to prepare for tomorrow’s final, while the loser will join the two survivors of today’s twothree-way matches in the Lower Bracket for a right to play the winner of the Top Bracket for the championship.
The Lower Bracket will play two three-ways this morning/afternoon, the first pitting previous top seed Yeh Bros I against China Blue and Russia, the second pitting Sweden against USA Kranyak and The Netherlands. The two three-way winners plus the loser of the Top Bracket will play a three-way tonight, the survivor to meet the winner of the Top Bracket for 1 and 2 places, the two losers to play-off for 3 place.
Group A:
Group B:

Day 2:

China Blue leads qualifiers for 2013 Yeh Bros Cup: After hanging around in 2nd and 3rd places for the first four matches of Day 2, China Blue vaulted into the lead at the wire and assumed the #2 seed in the top bracket of today’s knockout stage (Yeh Bros I is seeded #1).Denmark, who led the field after Day 1, finished second by a fraction of a VP (0.15) to assume the #3 seed.More than 8 VPs back was Italy Lavazza followed by China Red, USA Kranyak, The Netherlands and Swedento roundout the top bracket. The next eight finishers (USA Cheek, Australia Youth, Yeh Bros II, Russia,Chinese Taipei, Hungary Senior, New Zealand and England+Pharon) will play in the lower bracket, the winner of which play for the title on Friday against the winner of the top bracket. The remaining eight teams will enter the Swiss Plate and be joined in future sessions by teams falling out of the KOs.

At the end of the 2013 YEH BROS CUP Qualify Swiss these are the Group A 8 teams:

Swiss Table – Final

Team Rank Total Pre. 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
6 China Blue 1 128.50 115.36 13.14 12.18 12.51 12.51 18.44 14.80 7.17 13.72 12.18 11.85
11 Denmark 2 128.35 119.85 8.50 16.18 7.49 15.52 3.82 12.51 17.16 17.51 19.66 10.00
5 Italy 3 120.25 108.75 11.50 7.49 15.75 3.41 14.28 7.49 20.00 20.00 12.18 8.15
10 China Red 4 118.05 100.05 18.00 15.52 18.58 16.39 5.20 12.83 4.48 9.23 7.82 10.00
13 USA Kranyak 5 114.52 101.38 13.14 7.82 2.00 16.59 16.18 6.28 11.50 19.44 6.28 15.29
9 Netherland 6 113.82 105.32 8.50 8.86 18.00 7.49 16.78 8.15 17.16 2.49 16.39 10.00
1 Sweden 7 113.13 96.54 16.59 12.51 5.46 15.05 3.22 10.77 11.50 10.77 7.82 19.44
19 USA Cheek 8 111.24 92.80 18.44 14.54 9.61 4.48 3.82 11.85 15.52 15.52 12.51 4.95

 These are the Group B teams:

16 Australia Youth 9 102.12 98.71 3.41 18.58 13.14 13.72 15.75 10.00 12.51 14.00 0.34 0.67
8 Yeh Bros II 10 101.80 90.30 11.50 1.42 10.39 12.51 15.52 11.85 12.83 0.45 7.49 17.84
3 Russia 11 99.74 92.88 6.86 5.46 14.00 8.86 14.80 13.14 8.50 0.56 12.51 15.05
2 ChineseTaipei 12 97.92 86.42 11.50 9.23 12.83 11.14 5.20 14.80 11.14 6.00 15.52 0.56
17 Hungary Senior 13 97.79 95.79 2.00 11.14 6.00 4.95 5.72 13.72 2.84 19.55 13.72 18.15
18 New Zealand 14 97.59 83.87 13.72 9.23 15.29 6.28 14.80 5.20 14.28 3.22 13.72 1.85
15 England plus Pharon 15 95.76 88.90 6.86 3.82 4.25 7.49 16.18 5.20 14.54 9.23 8.86 19.33
23 Poland 16 93.30 84.07 9.23 16.78 9.23 9.23 5.20 8.15 8.50 4.48 16.78 5.72

All Results Click Here


Day 1:

Denmark leads the 2013 Yeh Bros Cup after Day 1 Averaging almost 16 VPs per match, at 79.38 VPs. Denmark is more than half a match ahead of second-place Hungary Senior, who is in the clubhouse with 67.98 VPs. Italy, who did not qualify for last week’s NEC Cup knock-out stage, is a close third with 65.28 VPs. And USA Cheek, with 60.35 VPs, is fourth. Rounding out the top seven (teams which would qualify for the top bracket in the knockout stage if they started today), are Sweden, China Blue and USA Kranyak. The complete Day One rankings Click here . First Positions:

Rank Team VPs
1 Denmark. . . . . . . . . . . 79.38
2 Hungary Senior. . . . . . 67.98
3 Italy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65.28
4 USA Cheek. . . . . . . . . 60.35
5 Sweden. . . . . . . . . . . . 60.30
6 China Blue.. . . . . . . . . 59.72
7 USA Kranyak.. . . . . . . 58.79
8 England+Pharon. . . . . 57.16


 Total Prize Money:

Team Rosters (and assigned numbers): 2013 Yeh Bros Cup
# Team Name Members
1 Sweden: Fredrik Nystrom, Johan Upmark, Krister Ahlesved, Jonas Pettersson, Frederik Wrang, Johan Sylvan
2 Chinese Taipei: Nelson Ho, Jerry Huang, CM Lin, Walter Chen, Kirk Shen
3 Russia: Andrey Gromov (PC), Evgeny Gladysh, Alexander Dubinin, Mikhail Krasnosselski, Sebastiaan Drijver, Sjoert Brink
4 Japan Open: Masayuki Ino, Takahiko Hirata, Tadashi Teramoto, Hiroshi Kaku
5 Italy Lavazza: Norberto Bocchi, Giorgio Duboin, Guido Ferraro, Agustin Madala, Antonio Sementa, Maria Teresa Lavazza
6 China Blue: Lian Ruoyi, Shi Haojun, Shi Zhengjun, Ju Chuancheng, Gao Fei, Wang Xiangyang, Hu Jihong (NPC)
7 South Africa: T.Cope, C.Bosenberg, L.Chamaly, R.Stephens
8 Yeh Bros II: Patrick Huang (PC), Fu Zhong, Jie Li, CJ Zhuang, JM Dai
9 Netherland: Ricco van Prooijen, Louk Verhees, Bauke Muller, Simon de Wijs
10 China Red: Zhang Bangxiang, Wang Weimin, Shen Jiaxiang, Li Jianwei, Gan Xinli, Wang Rui, Wang Xiaojing (Coach)
11 Denmark: Sabine Auken, Roy Welland, Morten Bilde, Dennis Bilde
12 India: Subhash Gupta, ArunJan, M.Mukherji, S.Mukherji, S.Majumdar, D.Majumdar
13 USA Kranyak: John Kranyak, Vincent Demuy, John Hurd, Joel Wooldridge
14 Yeh Bros I: Chen Yeh (PC), JY Shih, Chen Dawei, Kazuo Furuta, Yalan Zhang, Wang Ping
15 England plus Pharon: Paul Hackett, Tom Hanlon, David Bakhshi, Jason Hackett, Justin Hackett, Hugh McGann
16 Australia Youth: Justin Howard, Peter Hollands, Michael Whibley, Liam Milne
17 Hungary Senior: Géza Szappanos (PC), Miklós Dumbovich, Mihály Kovács, Péter Magyar
18 New Zealand: Peter Newell, Martin Reid, Matthew McManus, Michael Ware, John R Wignall, Bob Scott
19 USA Cheek: Curtis Cheek, Ishmael Del’Monte, Joe Grue, Justin Lall
20 Japan Ladies: Kyoko Shimamura, Michiko Ono, Natsuko Nishida, Akiko Yanagisawa, Makiko Sato, Yuki Fukuyoshi
21 England Ladies Plus: Nicola Smith, Sally Brock, Heather Dhondy, Fiona Brown, Nevena Senior, Brian Senior
22 Australia: Sartaj Hans, Tony Nunn, Peter Gill, Paul Gosney
23 Poland: Adam Zmudzinski , Krzysztof Buras, Grzegorz Narkiewicz, Jacek Pszczola
24 Indonesia Senior: Munawar Sawiruddin, Donald Gustaaf Tuerah, Bert Toar Polii, Memed Hendrawan, Mochamad Apin Nurhalim

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