With sixteen boards to go, three of the quarter-finals are
one sided. Two of them are in the Open series, with Italy
and USA having commanding leads over Brazil and
In the Women's series, Germany are out of sight in their encounter
Attention will focus on the other five matches, which are by
no means decided. Having looked down and out at one point, Iceland
have fought back tremendously against Poland, to keep
their hopes alive. In their bridge mad country, you can be sure
every card will be followed in today's final session.
England have been playing a blinder against the mighty
Norwegians, and they only have to hold their nerve to
reach the semi-finals.
In the Women's contest, the lead in the match between Canada
and South Africa has already changed hands several times,
and may do so again before the winner is known.
The USA and The Netherlands have been involved
in some heavy exchanges, but at the moment the initiative is
with the Americans. Chinese Taipei and Norway
are also involved in a very close encounter.