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2014 SPORTACCORD WORLD MINDGAMES TOURNAMENT

INDIVIDUAL

Tor Helness won the Open Individual, followed by Ilan Herbst and Geir Helgemo. Justin Lall finished seventh. In the Women's, Nicola Smith won, followed by Marion Michelsen and Catherine Draper. Irina Levitina, who finished 5th was the top US player.

PAIRS EVENT

Helgemo-Helness & Herbst-Herbst tied for first in the Open Pairs. Justin Lall & Roger Lee finished third, Vince Demuy and John Kranyak fourth. In the Women's, Michielsen-Wortel won, Ran-Wang were second, Wang-Lu third, Lynn Deas-Disa Eythosdottir finished fourth and Cheri Bjerkan-Pam Wittes fifth.

TEAM EVENTS: OPEN TEAM SECOND, WOMEN'S TEAM THIRD

Curtis Cheek-Huub Bertens, Vince Demuy-John Kranyak and Justin Lall - Roger Lee lost an exciting and high-scoring finals to Israel, 97-142 to finish with the silver medal in the 2014 SportAccord Open Team event. Monaco defeated China for the bronze.

In the Women's event, the USBF team (Cheri Bjerkan-Pam Wittes, Lynn Deas-Disa Eythorsdottir and Irina Levitina-Kerri Sanborn finished third in the Round Robin and defeated China in a close match, 85-78 to win the Bronze. England defeated Netherlands in the finals match.

The SportAccord event continues with pairs competition on Saturday and Sunday and Individual on Monday & Tuesday.

 
USA2 (LYNCH) WINS 2013 WORLD SENIOR BOWL!

At its meeting in Sanya, the WBF Executive Committee awarded the Gold Medal for the 2013 Senior Bowl to USA2, after finding that the German team should be disqualified because two of its players had cheated. Congratulations to the Lynch team for both discovering how the German players were cheating and their strong play in the entire Senior Bowl in Bali last year.

Lynch team

 
World Bridge Championships Scheduled Through 2018

At the World Bridge Federation Congress meeting in Sanya today (Thursday, Oct. 16), WBF President Gianarrigo Rona officially announced the dates and locations for World Championships for the next four years. The sites and dates are:

2015 - Chennai, India, Sept. 26 to October 10
2016 - Wroclaw, Poland, September 3 to 17
2017 - Lyon, France, August 12 to 27
2018 - Orlando, FL, September 22 to October 6

See the Foreign Tournaments page for a little more information, to be updated as we learn more.

 

 
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