Champions' Cup Stays In Italy!
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|Sweden vs Italy-
The Real Match
Today’s hot news will not be a great
surprise: the 2nd European Cup has also been won by a team
from Italy. Last
year, the Cup went to Turin. Lorenzo
LAURIA and Alfredo
VERSACE, the two holders playing
here, no doubt brought it with them to Rome and now have the
honour and the pleasure of lifting it again, this time with
and Fulvio FANTONI
as their team-mates. Our warmest congratulations on this victory
go to them!
Today’s final has been a very slow,
but very steady affair. The first three segments all ended
with an Italian advantage, be it always a small one. Yet,
the three of them amounted to 40 IMP’s when the last
session started – few teams in the world can recoup
a deficit like that against this formidable side and our friends
from Stockholm were no exception. In fact, their deficit quickly
went up when they lost two early swings. Still well done,
and Johan SYLVAN!
Parallel to the final, De
Lombard from Rotterdam and the Bridge Club
Plovdiv were playing 36 of these boards for the bronze. The
first two segments both ended in draws, but in the decisive
3rd segment the Dutch turned a 1-IMP deficit against their
into a 39-IMP win as the segment score read 48-8 to them.
Well done De Lombard Rotterdam: Berry
SCHOLLAARDT and Vincent
If there were a special prize, it could
very well go to the wonderful Italian hospitality we all enjoyed
here at the Tennis Club Parioli. Their bridge players hoisted
the Cup, but their staff certainly are strong candidates for
this type of Players Award. Thank you!