Monday September 23 2013, Bali
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Bye Bye Round Robin..now we know, who stays, who leaves and who goes for the transnational
These are the TOP 8 in each championship:
Open: USA 1 won the RR, second Italy and third Monaco. Canada…was the 8th.
VC: The Netherlands won the RR, second USA1, third Poland. England was 8th
Senior: France first, second USA2 and third Germany.
WBF Bulletin Nº8:
As expected, there was frantic action in the final three matches of the round robin qualifying in the Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup and d’Orsi Seniors Cup as team scrambled for coveted spots in the top eight in their brackets.
There was no action more dramatic than the comeback of the Dutch team in the Seniors. With one match to go, Netherlands lay ninth, nearly 6 victory points out of eighth. Against China Hong Kong, the Dutch fell behind 22-1 after six deals but outscored their opponents 52-1 the rest of the way to climb into eighth place. Edged out by the Dutch rally were USA1, who suff ered a 59-15 defeat by Poland and dropped to ninth, 0.52 VPs out of eighth.
In the Bermuda Bowl, eighth-place Canada had an 8-VP lead going into the fi nal set but had to face the bracket-leading
USA1. As the fi nal match progressed, USA2 began closing in on Canada as they routed India. At one point, Canada’s
margin shrunk to 1.26 VPs, but the team recovered near the end to defeat USA1 and earn a qualifying spot.
The leaders after a week of round robin play are USA1, Bermuda Bowl; Netherlands, Venice Cup, and France in the d’Orsi
Seniors Trophy. Th e Netherlands, Poland and USA have teams in all three events.
Robots doing battle in Bali
The XVII World Computer-Bridge Championships started on Monday with the top six robots entered Last year’s champion, Jack (Netherlands) tries to defend its title against Wbridge5 (France), Micro Bridge (Japan), Shark Bridge (Denmark), Bridge Baron (USA) and Q-Plus Bridge (Germany).
Results are posted on the official website (www.computerbridge.com). The format is a 48-board round robin covering five days with the top two finishers playing a 64-board, one-day fi nal.