Went to sleep last night and it was raining although only lightly and not too unpleasant at all. Woke up this morning to a bright sunny day. I can report the leading pairs in each of the divisions are:

Juniors

 

 

1   RIMSTEDT Mikael & RIMSTEDT Ola

SWE - SWE

60.43

2   GANNON Sean & ARBIT Julie

USA - USA 

58.49

3   CHAVARRIA Margherita & PERCARIO Giacomo

ITA - ITA

56.92

Youngsters

 

 

1   WEI Hongji & SUN Shiyu

CHN - CHN

59.79

2   YIN Yichen & FANG Zhengyang

CHN - CHN

59.04

3   MACZKA Stanislaw & TRENDAK Lukasz

POL - POL

57.16

Girls

 

 

1   RAFFA Enrica & BROCCOLINO Susanna

ITA - ITA

57.22

2   ZORANOVIC Jovana & PEPIC Selena

SER - SER

56.71

3   SALVATO Michela & SCRIATTOLI Giulia

ITA - ITA

55.88

Kids

 

 

1   SZUCS Leo & TOTH Andrea

HUN - HUN 

60.49

2   LI Renyu & SHANG Yijun

CHN - CHN

59.88

3   CHENG Licong & YUN Yu

CHN - CHN

59.64

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we can see no countries are overly represented, but that said its very early days yet with less than 50% of the boards played. To win these events stamina, concentration and focus will all play a part

After each 9 board segment everybody crowds around the barcode scanners and two printers. Ne simply scans the barcode on their event identification and it prints out your results and scores for every board and overall score. I should probably say that all results can be found here:

http://www.worldbridge.org/repository/tourn/opatija.15/Microsite/Results.htm

There was no BBO online presentation planned before the commencement of the teams. With the arrival of the world expert in matters BBO, Trian Chira one table is now being broadcast. Go to www.bridgebase.com to watch live play from this tournament.

If you are looking for reporting on bridge hands then this probably isn’t the best forum as it is not intended to report hands but rather just tell people a few things about the look and feel of the event. To get daily bulletins from the tournament go to:

http://www.worldbridge.org/repository/tourn/opatija.15/Microsite/Bulletins.htm

Three of the Bulletin Editors
Bulletin Editor
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Bulletin Editor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well there isn’t much more to tell you today. More tomorrow when we some know the names of some world champions.