Monday, 16 June 2008

Pau - England start slowly

England got off to a slow start in the Open Series of the European Championships. In match 1 they lost 10 - 20 to Monaco, in match 2 they scored 18 for a bye and in match 3 they lost 7 - 23 to tournament favourites Italy. At the end of day 1 they are in 16th position with 35vps. Italy lead the group with 65, followed by Czech Rep. 60, Israel 58, Finland 56. England need to finish in the top 9 out of the 19 teams in their group to qualify for the second stage.

They have three matches today, and all three are being broadcast on Bridgebase Online. The matches are (BST)
Round 409:30England v Latvia
Round 513:15England v Israel
Round 616:35England v Finland

You can download Bridge Base Online or view it without downloading anything, from the BBOTV website.

Also, you can follow the results round by round on the European Bridge League website. You can even get the running scores of matches currenly in play, click in the box at the top of the page.

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