16th International Bridge Festival Madeira Funchal, November 4-10, 2013
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November, Sunaday 10: Stone Cutters wins the Teams Event [ilink url=»http://csbnews.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Teams-Roster.pdf»]Vea la Formacion de todos los equipos [/ilink]
Stonecutters: Jascha Garre, Matthias Schueller, Sveinn R Eiriksson, Throstur Ingimarsson
November, Saturday 9: The Teams Tournament continues
Team Sigdonnemann leads the tournament. Yesterday they won all but one matches: 18.97, 18.83, 4.50, 18.04, 19.37 and 13.45. They only lost on round 6 to Stone Cutters, who are now a very close second, just 0.13 VPs behind. The German- Icelandic team ran out of fuel on the last two sets of the evening. Their scores were 16.38, 15.50, 15.50, 12.05, 6.88 and 5.32. The Austrian-German team Buchlev had a good Saturday, winning nearly all matches – 13.12, 13.45, 18.83, 4.50, 19.24 – which got them third place, just 6.55 VPs from second. There are still 7 teams within 15 VPs of first place, who can easily take the lead. Everybody will be on their toes until the end of the very last round. Pedro Nunes
November, Friday 8: Teams Tournament beguins [ilink url=»http://csbnews.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Teams-Roster.pdf»]Teams Roster[/ilink]
The German – Icelandic team Stonecutters lead the Teams’ Tournament after winning all matches yesterday night by 17.87, 19.37 and 11.67. They have a 6.59 VP lead with 55.45 out of a possible 60. The English team Stanford also won all of yesterday’s matches by 16.46, 16.90 and 16.46. They are now second overall. Team Ruth won all of the first matches by 14.68m 14.96 and 18.83. They are just 0.38 VPs behind Stanford. There are 63 teams competing in our Teams’ Tournament. You may have noticed some thing different this year. We are using the new continuous VP table (20 VPs per match, with decimals) and the screens are showing the results of the tables as they end their matches. After all the tables have finished you are able to see the classification and where you will sit for next round. Today is a very busy day. After making the most of the morning, we must have a nice lunch and play bridge for the rest of the day and night.
There are 120 VPs to be awarded to whoever deserves them. Pedro Nunes
November, Thursday 7: Pairs Tournament 3rd Session
The Portuguese Juliano Barbosa and Antonio Campos Palma are the winners of this year’s Pairs’ Tournament. They “only” made 60.93% on yesterday’s session but it was enough to get them first place with 61.44% average.
The German pair Helmut Häusler and Michael Gromöller was 0.28% short. They ended up second, after having a 56.37% session. Sylvie and Franz Terraneo didn’t do so well yesterday. The Austrians made 49.21% and it was only enough for third overall. The Austrian pair Hubert Obermayer and Sascha Wernle won yesterday’s session winth 66.38%. The Portuguese Jorge Cruzeiro and Paulo Gonçalves Pereira were second, just 1.36% behind the Austrians. Third best on the session were the Portuguese islanders Nuno Paz and Carlos Luiz. They got 64.99% and it got them 6th place overall.
This evening starts the Teams’ Tournament. Everybody is now prepared for it. As usual, we’ll be online on BBO, so, table A1 will be kibitzed by thousands. Good thing they’re so quiet…Pedro Nunes
November, Wednesday 6: Pairs Tournament 2nd Session
The Austrians Sylvie and Franz Terraneo had their second victory. They made 67.36% and consolidated their lead on the tournament with an average of 66.59%. The Germans Helmut Häusler and Michael Gromöller, who got 63.55% on the second session, are now second overall, 3% behind the Austrian pair. The Portuguese Juliano Barbosa and Antonio Campos Palma were second on yesterday’s session. They got 65.92% and are now third overall with a 61.73% average. The Bulgarian pair Ivan Nanev and Rosen Gunev was third on the session. They got 65.14% and are now 4th overall, just 0.1% behind the Portuguese. Will the Austrian couple keep on winning? Will any of the other contenders have a chance to get to the top? You will have to wait for the end of today’s session – not before! Pedro Nunes
November, Tuesday 5: Pairs Tournament 1st Session
140 pairs from at least 18 different countries met for the first session of the Pairs’ Tournament. After that beautiful sunny morning, everybody was looking forward to the first pairs’ session. The Austrians Sylvie and Franz Terraneo were the winners yesterday. They made 65.85% and got the lead of the tournament. The Portuguese Manuel Oliveira and Rui Silva Santos, who have been coming to this tournament since it started 16 years ago, got second place, with 64.55%. The German pair Helmut Häusler and Michael Gromöller are third, just 0.97% behind the Portuguese.
There are 26 pairs within 10% of the lead. What will happen today?
November, Monday 4th: The Warm-Up Tournament
We are very glad you all came to Madeira to play at our 16th International Bridge Open. This is going to be the biggest tournament in Portugal again this year – thanks to you. Last night the warm up session had 73 pairs.
The Norwegian pair Marita Roeberg and Peter Eide won. They made 68.15%. Jovi Smederevac and Peter Steiner were a close second, just 1.92% behind, but almost 5% clear of third place Gary Gotlieb and Peter Fredin. The best Portuguese pair was Pedro Morgado and Henrique Ribeiro. They were 16th overall, with 55.73%.
All the results: [ilink url=»http://csbnews.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Páginas-desde-Madeira-Boletim_1-2013.pdf»]Click Here[/ilink]