Bridge Week

June 20, 2002: Thursday

In the CNTCA, the (mostly) Edmonton team NOWLAN put 5 strong results together yesterday and moved handily to the front of the pack. It is no surprise that LAWRENCE (aka McIlwain) sits close behind in 2nd. TODD sits in 3rd. The Maksymetz team had a rocky rocky day, and fell to 11th place. 6,760 more cards to turn in this event however - lot's of time for miracles. It is interesting to note that in Flight A only 6 teams qualify beyond the round robin (not 8) and the first 2 get a bye to the semifinals. The last 2 spots in the semis will be decided by a playoff involving the teams that finish 3 through 6.

In the CWTC, BCs ADACHI had a huge day going 23, 23, and 25 in three matches. This was no accident - two members of this team have won the CWTC before (Adachi, Gold) and went on to represent Canada in a World Championship. SHARP didn't fare nearly so well on yesterday's cards, falling to 5th. Event Chairperson Kismet Fung's largely hometown team, CROSBY, sits in 2nd, and another Edmonton team, GIRVITZ, in 3rd. 3,432 more cards to turn in this event - but 3 teams can do no better than 15. The top four teams at the end of today's play will advance to the Semi-Final (64 board match). Please note that misc scoring errors in the CWTC round robin charts have been corrected.

In the CNTCB, with 3 matches left to play, it is difficult to pick 1-4. BC's CHAN holds a single VP lead over PULLES and his Saskatoon foursome. YURKOWSKI from Winnipeg and SODERSTROM from the Ottawa area round out the top four.


WASN'T THAT A PARTY! - Participants enjoyed t he 2002 Bridge Week at the Welcoming Party - click here for pics

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