The Overseas Congress in Rome, sponsored by Bridge Overseas, concluded yesterday.
Sarah Jones & Susan Dunnett (pictured here) were top in the Swiss Pairs, finishing with 132 VPs. Peter Cardiff & Gilly Cardiff were second with 130 VPs, and Charles Bucknell & Linda Benneworth were third with 124 VPs.
In the Swiss Teams, the Fontes team - Adrian Fontes, Mike Fithyan, Maria Budd & Mark Westley - finished in first place on 69 VPs. The team of Pauline Cohen, Elizabeth Barnard, Charles Bucknell & Linda Benneworth were just 2 VPs behind in second place.
The other winners at the congress were:
Pre-Congress Pairs: Shelagh Flett & Catherine Thompson (picture)
Open Pairs: Sarah Jones & John Osmond (picture)
Mixed Pivot Teams: Kathy Talbot, Denis Talbot, David Wing & Chris Taylor (picture). The same team also won the Monday Multiple Teams.
Combined Pairs: top mixed pair: Eduard Malhasyan & Jennifer Harris (picture); top ladies' pair: Shelagh Flett & Catherine Thompson (picture); top men's pair: Bill Gardner & Geoffrey Herbert (picture)
Many thanks for the team who helped make the congress.
The next Overseas Congress takes place in Porec, 3rd - 10th October.