Thursday, 8 October 2015

Bermuda Bowl - England Open Team Part 10

A quite simply heart breaking conclusion to our Semi Final against Poland. After fighting to stay in touch with our opponents for much of the encounter, a fabulous rally in the last set saw us win back to back fifteen imp swings to take the lead with six boards to go. Losing eight imps on the next deal, we then had four flat boards but unfortunately lost a double part score swing on the last deal to lose by 1.67 imps. However we were delivered a ruling during the last set, and we felt that the ruling was incorrect as the players the director polled had not asked the correct question. Upon review, we were told that the directors were going to poll new players and make a fresh ruling. For a short period we believed that justice would prevail, however our hopes were dashed for a final time late last night. Incredibly proud of my team and how they fought, four days of bridge against unbelievably high quality of opposition in the QF and SF matches. It will be hard to dust ourselves down today for the Bronze Medal match, but that is what I hope we can do and get the medal their play has so richly deserved.

1 comment:

  1. Simon -
    Enjoyed your blogs througout. Really gutted for David & the team with the event ending this way especially with what looks to me a clearcut contravention of Law 16.All the England teams should be very proud of their efforts in reaching the later stages of the World Championships which hopefully brings great credit and interest in the future of English bridge!
    Jeff Smith