England reach quarterfinals of Venice Cup

Well done to the England team who have reached the quarterfinals of the Venice Cup. Their opponents in the last eight will be Russia. The first and third sessions of the match will be shown on BBO with the first session also available on FunBridge. The match will be played over six sessions across Sunday and Monday, with the winners playing Israel or Sweden in the semifinals.

England won twice on the final day of the round robin stage, but didn't move up the table from sixth place.

The team is: Sally Brock & Fiona Brown; Catherine Draper & Nicola Smith; Sandra Penfold & Nevena Senior
NPC: Derek Patterson; Coach: David Burn

The competition is part of the World Team Championships which are taking place in Lyon. England are looking to win a third consecutive medal in the competition. The Open and Senior teams failed to qualify from the European Championships for the Bermuda Bowl and D'Orsi Bowl respectively.

NPC's blog: Derek Patterson, NPC for the team, is writing a blog during the championship, and you can read it here.

The match schedule for the Women's team is below (times are BST).

Quarterfinal v. Russia
Sunday 20th Session 1 - 10am
43-21
Session 2 - 1:30pm
58-24
101-45
Session 3 - 4:20pm
BBO
Monday 21st Session 4 - 10am
Session 5 - 1:30pm

Session 6 - 4:20pm

Sunday 13th
France
13.97 VPs
8th

Egypt
16.58 VPs
2nd

Australia
18.66 VPs
2nd
Monday 14th
Sweden
5.61 VPs
3rd

India
17.97 VPs
2nd

USA 2
5.61 VPs
3rd
Tuesday 15th
USA 1
3.12 VPs
5th

Indonesia
5.61 VPs
9th

New Zealand
17.31 VPs
6th
Wednesday 16th
Netherlands
10.31 VPs
7th

Chinese Taipei
14.60 VPs
6th

Jordan
18.87 VPs
6th
Thursday 17th
China
15.92 VPs
3rd

Brazil
19.25 VPs
2nd

Morocco
17.31 VPs
2nd
Friday 18th
Israel
4.81 VPs
2nd

Argentina
10.61 VPs
4th

Russia
2.28 VPs
6th
Saturday 19th
Canada
19.69 VPs
4th

Italy
13.75 VPs
5th

Poland
4.62 VPs
6th

Matches from the event can be watched on Bridge Base Online and through the Funbridge App - and matches featuring England are indicated by BBO or FB in the table above where applicable.