Ascoli Piceno defeated Praha by a large +47 in 24 hands. The match, however, has been more fought than said by the imps: Ascoli won 12 boards to 9. The “Welsh Battle”, that is the match between Wales United and Cardiff, has been won by the latter (+4). Nikšić, the Montenegro’s team, eliminated Manchester (+32). Egedal won against Niš (+24).
In semifinals Cardiff will face Nikšić, while Egedal will try to get the revenge against Ascoli Piceno: the two teams already faced in the past edition quarter finals; Ascoli won by 16 after a very tied match.
It must be said that Egedal isn’t a Norwegian town, as erroneously written in the preceding article. I apologize for the mistake to the captain Nielsf Foged and his teammates (and to all the Danish people). Egedal is a new Danish town established in 2007 joining three little cities: Ledøje Smørum, Ølstykke and Stenløse. The name Egedal means Oak Valley.
The semifinal matches will be played on Wednesday 16 May at 20:45 CET (London +1). The names in brackets are of the team captains.
Cardiff (Coch Draig) Nikšić (Vesna567)
Egedal (Nielsfoged) Ascoli Piceno (Turbin)
May 14, 2012