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World Championship Friday Results

Congratulations to FRANCE (Debora Campgnano, Benedicte Cronier, Elisabeth Hugon, Vanessa Reess, Sylvie Willard, Joanna Zochowska), for winning the Venice Cup. They beat USA2 (Juanita Chambers, Lynn Deas, Joann Glasson, Beth Palmer, Janice Seamon-Molson, Tobi Sokolow) in a close match, 179-171.5. ENGLAND won the bronze over NETHERLANDS

In the D'Orsi (Senior) Bowl, congratulations also to USA1 (Bob Hamman, Mark Lair, Hemant Lall, Zia Mahmood, Reese Milner, Michael Rosenberg), who beat SWEDEN (Sven-Ake Bjerregard, Per Gunnar Eliasson, Anders Morath, Johnny Ostberg, Goran Sellden, Bjorn Wenneberg). POLAND won the bronze over USA2.

In the Bermuda Bowl, USA2 (Vince Demuy, Paul Fireman, John Hurd, John Kranyak, Gavin Wolpert, Joel Wooldridge) beat ENGLAND (David Bakhshi, Tony Forrester, David Gold, Jason Hackett, Justin Hackett, Andrew Robson) 252.3-243 for the bronze. The two teams were merely 1 IMP apart entering the final board, but USA2 won a large swing on the final board to settle matters.  

Meanwhile, in the Bermuda Bowl championship final, POLAND overcame a 51-IMP deficit entering today's play by outscoring SWEDEN 62-10 in the 4th segment, and then proceeded to build a 47.5 IMP lead of their own over the next 32 boards. The two teams play 32 more boards today to decide the championship.


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