The 4th South American Transnational Bridge Festival was held from May 26 to June 3, 2012 in Montevideo (Uruguay). In Open team event the winners are Benjamín Robles, Marcelo Caracci; José Ma-nuel Robles, Roberto García C, Joaquín Pacareu (Robels Team). In Women’s category the winners are Adriana Deik, Odette Yanine, Mónica Yussem, Paula Riedel, Loreto Cuevas, Isabel Palma. Sylvia Figueira de Mello – Paula David won the open pairs tournament and Paula Riedel – Adriana Deik won the Women’s pairs tournament.
The Youth South American Championship were held in conjunction with the Festival: categories Under 25 and Under 20. The top two teams, won the right to participate in the 14th World Youth Team Championships in their categories held in Taicang, China, from 25 July to 4 August 2012. In the Under 26 categoryArgentine defeted Brasil: Tomas Thomas, Felipe Ferro, Rodrigo Garcia da Rosa, Francisco Montes de Oca, Cristian Matias Cuchian (non-playing captain), Maxi Crusizio, and Lucas Licciardo. In the Under 20 category Argentina won the final to Uruguay, initially the favorite. The team was: Juan Cruz Etchepareborda, Maximiliano Nicolas Salvador Singiale from Bariloche, Ariel Argain from Villa White, Matías SantaAna y Santiago Rueda de CABA, their coach Dr. Gerardo Zumel from San Juan.
May 6, 2012