Sunday September 29 2013, Bali
On-Line Results: Open – Women – Seniors [button link=»http://www.worldbridge.org/repository/tourn/bali.13/microsite/Results.htm» size=»small» window=»yes»]Results[/button]
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Bermuda Bowl: Italy, represented by Norberto Bocchi (what a way to celebrate his birthday) Lorenzo Lauria, Agustin Madala, Alfredo Versace, Giorgio Duboin, Antonio Sementa, Gianni Medugno npc, Giuseppe Failla coach won the Bermuda Bowl for the 15th time, defeating Monaco’s Fulvio Fantoni, Geir Helgemo, Tor Helness, Franck Multon, Claudio Nunes, Pierre Zimmermann, Jean Charles Allavena npc, Krzysztof Martens coach in a one sided final. Poland’s Cesary Balicki, Krzysztof Buras, Krzysztof Jassem, Marcin Mazurkiewicz, Grzegorz Narkiewicz, Adam Zmudzinski, Piotr Walczak npc, Marek Wojcicki coach took bronze.
Venice Cup: In a match that kept the worldwide audience on the edge of their seats it was USA2’s Hjordis Eythorsdottir, Jill Levin, Jill Meyers, Janice Seamon-Molson, Jenny Wolpert, Migry Zur-Campanile, Sue Picus npc who won the Venice Cup from England’s Sally Brock, Fiona Brown, Heather Dhondy, Nevena Senior, Nicola Smith, Susan Stockdale, Jeremy Dhondy npc, David Burn coach Th e Netherlands’, Carla Arnolds, Marion Michielsen, Jet Pasman, Anneke Simons, Wietske van Zwol, Meike Wortel, Alex van Reenen npc, Hans Kelder coach finished third.
Seniors Bowl: Germany ‘s Michael Elinescu, Ulrich Kratz, Reiner Marsal, Bernhard Sträter, Ulrich Wenning, Entscho Wladow, Kareen Schroeder npc, Karin Wenning coach won the d’Orsi Senior Trophy after a thrilling fi nal against USA2’s Roger Bates, Garey Hayden, Marc Jacobus, Carolyn Lynch, Mike Passell, Eddie Wold, Donna Compton npc. Poland’s Julian Klukowski, Apolinary Kowalski, Krzysztof Lasocki, Victor Markowicz, Jacek Romanski, Jerzy Russyan, Wlodzimierz Wala npc, Andrzej Biernacki coach won the bronze medal play-off .
World Transnational Teams: USA’s Gordon: David Berkowitz, Mark Gordon pc, Jacek Pszczola, Pratap Rajadhyaksha, Michael Seamon, Alan Sontag, Susie Miller coach. Th ey beat China’s SAIC VW: Dai Jianming, Shao Zi Jian, Yang Lixin, Zhuang Zejun, Hu Mao Yuan, Liu Yi Qian, Zhang Jiangliang npc, Cai Longgen coach in another nail-biting final. Third place went to the Netherlands’ White House, Jan Jansma, Gert-Jan Paulissen pc, Richard Ritmeijer, Magdalena Ticha.
This is the second Bermuda Bowl win for Norberto Bocchi and Lorenzo Lauria. It is Lauria’s and Versace’s seventh World Championship, Bocchi’s sixth. Lauria now has seven medals from Bermuda Bowls, his first a silver in 1979. Duboin, Versace, Helgemo and Helness have five medals each. Bocchi, Fantoni, Nunes, Balicki and Zmudzinski have four. This is the fourth Venice Cup win for Jill Meyers (after 1993, 1997 and 2007), the third one for Jill Levin (2003, 2007) and the second for Janice Seamon-Molson (2003). Jill Meyers now has five medals from Venice Cups, as have Carla Arnolds, Jet Pasman and Anneke Simons. Meyers and Smith both had six world titles to their credit before todays’ final, so Meyers is now the most titled Woman player in history. Roger Bates and Garey Hayden have won a fourth medal (a silver after 3 golds) in a d’Orsi Senior Trophy, as has Jerzy Russyan. The other Polish seniors have now won three medals. Both Michael Seamon and Alan Sontag won a transnational open teams championship before. Jacek Pszczola previously won a silver and a bronze, so he now has a full set of transnational open medals.
All events combined, Helgemo and Smith now have 14 World Championship medals; Lauria, Helness, Fantoni and Meyers have 12, Nunes, Balicki and Zmudzinski 11, and Multon has 10.