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2013 WBTC Final Matchups

The Bermuda Bowl semi-finals continued the quarter-final trend of victories by large margins. ITALYcrushedPOLAND201-79 after playing only 64 of the 96 scheduled boards, while MONACO beatUSA-1 241.67-160. ITALY(+6) now facesMONACOin the finals, while USA-1 will play POLAND for the bronze.

In contrast, the Venice Cup semi-finals were far more dramatic. USA-2 clung to a slim 7-IMP lead over the NETHERLANDSgoing into the final segment, and were trailing by 14 IMPs with 4 boards to go. However, they ended up scoring 30 IMPs on the final four to pull out the victory, 181-165. They will faceENGLAND(+2.33 carryover) who dispatchedCHINA 230-157.5.

In the D'Orsi Seniors Bowl, GERMANYpulled away fromFRANCEin the last segment to win 222-195, whileUSA-2beatPOLAND247-178. USA-2 will have a 1-IMP carryover when they play GERMANYfor the gold.

Taking a break from journalistic neutrality: it's no secret which team this site was rooting for. All of us at Bridge Winners are proud of our friends Gavin and Steve for winning the round-robin and playing some great bridge over the past week and a half. We wish them the best in their match againstPOLAND and look forward to many more years with them representing our country.

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