Silver and Bronze Medals at World Championships

The World Bridge Championships, concluded over the weekend, having started on 14th September 2019, in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Two of the England teams won medals at the Championships. Having won both a silver and a bronze medal, England were the only country to take home more than one medal at the Championships!

The Seniors team won Silver in the D'Orsi Cup, they played Denmark in the final. Denmark won the match 194 - 167 to take the gold medal (picture).

The Women's team were up against the Netherlands for the bronze medal in the Venice Cup. After a close match the England team won by just 5 IMPs (162 - 157) (picture).

From the Chairman:
    I'd like to congratulate all our teams on their fine showing in the recently completed World Championships in Wuhan. All four teams qualified for the Quarter Final from the round robin with our Mixed team winning the qualifying event. The open team had a tough quarter final against the USA and despite an early lead couldn't hold on but our other three teams proceeded to the semi-finals. The Women and Mixed lost but the Women won their bronze medal play off against the Netherlands on the very last board and our Senior's team won their semi-final and were silver medal winners losing the final narrowly.
    All in all an excellent performance and one I think the membership will join with me in saying well done to our teams.

The teams were:
Mixed: Frances Hinden & Graham Osborne; Sally Brock & Barry Myers; Fiona Brown & Michael Byrne; NPC: Paul Barden
Open: Jeffrey Allerton & Chris Jagger; David Bakhshi & Artur Malinowski; Tony Forrester & Andrew Robson; NPC: Neil Rosen; Coach: Andrew Murphy
Seniors: John Holland & Alan Mould; David Muller & Malcolm Pryor; David Kendrick & Trevor Ward; NPC: David S Jones
Women: Heather Dhondy & Nevena Senior; Catherine Draper & Gillian Fawcett; Nicola Smith & Yvonne Wiseman; NPC: David Gold; Coach: David Burn