USA II, comprising Rose Meltzer,
Kyle Larsen, Chip Martel, Lew Stansby, Alan Sontag and
Peter Weichsel won the Bermuda Bowl today, defeating Norway's
Terje Aa, Boye Brogeland, Glenn Grøtheim, Geir Helgemo,
Tor Helness and Erik Sælensminde.
Norway made a good start in the
first of today's sessions and built up a useful lead. However
USA II came back and at the end of the first sixteen
boards Norway's lead was only 2 IMPs. In the final session
the Americans had the better of some heavy exchanges and finally
won by 21 IMPs. Martel, Stansby, Sontag and Weichsel
have all won before, but it is a first for Larsen. The same
is true for the amazing, history making Rose Meltzer,
the first woman to win a Bermuda Bowl - and on her birthday.
What a present!
Malcolm Brachman's team representing
USA and Brazil, Eddie Wold, Mike Passel,
Michael Seamon, Geoff Hampson, Diego Brenner and Gabriel
Chagas are the new World Transnational Champions. In the
final they defeated France, captained by Cyril Bureau
with Danièle Gaviard, Patrick Sussel, Philppe Selz
and Vanessa Reess