England Women's team win World Championship bronze medals

England's Women's team have won a bronze medal in the Venice Cup at the World Championships in Chennai.

Congratulations to Sally Brock & Nicola Smith; Fiona Brown & Catherine Draper; Heather Dhondy & Nevena Senior; NPC: Derek Patterson; Coach: David Burn

They finished fifth in the round-robin phase of the competition and then went on to beat USA1 by a good margin in the quarterfinal. In the semi-final they were 46 IMPs down to France at the midway point, and lost another 12 in the first session of the day. They then had two good sessions, but it wasn't enough as they could only pull back 33 IMPs. In the bronze medal playoff they defeated the Netherlands by 25 IMPs, having led for the majority of the match.

Derek wrote a blog throughout the tournament which you can read here.

  • England's results - Group stage; quarter-finals; semi-finals; bronze medal play-off
  • Bulletins: Report of Women v China; hand from Women v Italy; Report of Women v USA1 in Q/F - part 1 & part 2; Report of Women v France in S/F - part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5;
  • WBF Videos
  • All WBF photos; photos of the England players and teams