17th NEC Bridge Festival – NEC CUP Open Tournament. The qualifying stages have been completed: The first eight teams move to the quarter-finals. The quarter-finals matches are: China Geely Auto vs Down Under, Japan ONI-TAKA vs China Women 2; Bulgarian All Stars vs OZ Players and NEDUK vs Stamatov. Surprise for the failure to qualify for some strong teams such as Hachett, Yeh Bros, Beijing Trinergy, China Women 1 and England Ladies.
These are the the eight teams that will play for the access to the semifinals:
1. China Geely Auto: Gui Shengyue, Zhang Banxiang, Yang Lixin, Dai Jianming, Zhuang Zejun
2. JAPAN ONI-TAKA: Masayuki Ino, Takahiko Hirata, Masaaki Takayama, Kazuhiko Yamada, Takeshi Niekawa, Tadashi Teramoto.
3. Bulgarian All Stars: Valio Kovachev, Vladi Isporski, Manol Iliev, Hristo Hristov
4-5. China Women 2: Wang Wenfei, Wang Ping, Wang Liping, Wu Shaohong
4-5. NEDUK: David Bakhshi, David Gold, Louk Verhees, Ricco van Prooijen
6. Oz Players: Ron Klinger, Matt Mullamphy, Bill Jacobs, Ben Thompson
7. Stamatov: Julian Stefanov, Vladimir Mihov, Jerry Stamatov, Diyan Danailov
8. Down Under: Sartaj Hans, Tony Nunn, Martin Reid, Peter Newell
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February 09, 2012