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Friday, 25 August 2017
42 Down, 48 To Play, Venice Cup FInal, Lyon, Day 13
Overnight, we trail the Chinese by 42 IMPs in the final of the Venice Cup. Although this might seem like a big deficit, the reality is th...
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Going For Gold - England in the Final. Venice Cup, Lyon, Day 12
It went right down to the wire but in the end, we prevailed in our semi-final against Sweden by the margin of 205 VPs to 188. For many w...
Thirty Ahead At Half-Way Stage. Venice Cup, Lyon, Day 11
After 48 boards of our Venice Cup semi-final, we lead Sweden by 30 IMPs overnight. At one point the lead was as much as 67 IMPS but some ...
Monday, 21 August 2017
England Through to the Semi-Finals. Venice Cup, Lyon, Day 10
In what turned out to be a very tense affair, England emerged victorious against Russia in our quarter-final encounter. Having establishe...
Eleven Up, Sixteen To Go, Venice Cup, Lyon, Day 9
With sixteen boards to play in our quarter-final match against Russia, we hold an eleven IMP advantage. Fingers crossed !
Taming the Russian Bear. Venice Cup, Lyon, Day 9
The 43rd World Bridge Championships are being held at the "Cite Centre de Congres" in Lyon, outside of which there is an enormous...
Sunday, 20 August 2017
Russia Next! Venice Cup, Lyon, Day 8
The Venice Cup has reached the quarter-final stages and we have been drawn to play against Russia in a match which is due to last 96 boards...
Saturday, 19 August 2017
Quarter-Finals, Here We Come! Venice Cup, Lyon, Day 7
We enter the final match of the round-robin, secure in the knowledge that we have qualified for the knock-out stages. Our main concern no...
Friday, 18 August 2017
Nearly there... Venice Cup, Lyon, Day 6
Qualification for the knock-out stages of the Venice Cup is close to being assured thanks to a strong surge on days four and five. This m...
Thursday, 17 August 2017
"Lightning" Strikes! Venice Cup, Lyon, Day 5
Day 4 was a good one for team England, with three victories. The morning match against arch-rivals, the Netherlands, had a dramatic clima...
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