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March 24th, 2014: Vanderbilt in round of 32, several top seeds out
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The team captained by Louk Verhees which included three other members of the Bermuda Bowl champion Dutch team is on the sidelines as the round of 32 starts today in the Vanderbilt Knockout Teams. Verhees, Ricco van Prooijen, Sjoert Brink, Bas Drijver plus Kevin Bathurst and Daniel Zagorin were ousted 115-113 on Tuesday by the Chinese team led by Yanhong Wang.
The Verhees team was not the only high seed to fall on the first full day of the Vanderbilt. No. 9 Andrew Rosenthal was taken out by No. 56 Gaylor Kasle 154-138. No. 12 Les Amoils fielded an all-star team that included Joe Grue, Fred Gitelman, Thomas Bessis, Brad Moss and Cedric Lorenzini of France, but it wasn’t enough against the No. 53 seed, an Indian squad led by Kirubakara Moorthy. The Moorthy team won 134-94. No. 14 Mary Ann Berg was edged 85-82 by a Chinese team seeded 64th.
Slim lead for Utah duo in Rockwell Mixed Pairs
James Flesher of Salt Lake City UT and Alene Wrobel of Farr West UT start play today in the Rockwell Mixed Pairs with a carryover lead of 1.7 matchpoints. The event will end tonight. Right behind the leaders are Eugene Kales of Arlington VA and Ellen Cherniavsky of Silver Spring MD. In third, 20.5 MPs behind, are Jean Barry of Livermore CA and Nick Wiebe of Oakland CA.