So after much waiting, much talking, a few press conferences, a few good curries and a lot of speculation, our Open Team finally got their Bermuda Bowl campaign underway today. We started with a match against host nation India, doubtless fired up for their opening match on home soil. Things looked difficult for a little while, however a super last 6 boards or so saw us to a nine imp victory, including a Robson redouble of 6H resulting in the unusual score of a non-vulnerable 1620. The second match was against Sweden, one of the replacements in Chennai, but a fierce opponent over the years. Some good results were secured at both tables allowing us to secure a 22 imp victory. The last match against Australia produced a slightly disappointing two imp loss - some chances went amiss but at the end of the day we had a solid start under our belts, with us currently occupying sixth place in the table. Tomorrow sees us play Brazil (0630 UK Time), Singapore (1000 UK Time) and USA II (1250 UK Time). Let's hope to kick on a little and build a solid foundation for our qualification for the last eight.