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Canada’s team in the Venice Cup

The Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup and Ernesto d’Orsi Senior Bowl will take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil. From 29th of August to 12th of September 2009.

The 7 th World Transnational Open Teams championship will take place in the second week of these Championships. For those that are interested in world level competition, this is a fun event to play in. The format is Swiss Teams, 15 rounds of 10 board matches. Top eight teams play KO for the championship. There is no qualification, anybody can play in this event, just bring money.

Sao Paulo is one of the biggest cities of the world having over 17 millions inhabitants. The host hotel and playing site is the deluxe five-star Hotel Transamerica with it’s own three-hole golf course!

Women Team 09

Back row: L to R Barbara, Kismet, Karen. Front row: Pamela, Susan, Joan.  

In the Venice Cup, Canada will be represented by Barbara Clinton, Susan Culham, karen Cumpstone, Joan Eaton, Kismet Fung, Pamela Nisbet and NPC Michael Yuen. We have a very competitive team and I am looking forward to an exciting Championship.

The 22 teams in the event will play a complete round-robin. We will play three matches of 16 boards per day for the first week, a total of twenty-one matches. Top eight teams with the highest Victory Point totals after the round-robin will qualify for the quarter-finals. Quarter-final, semi final and final shall be played over 96 boards.

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