|La Vita E Bella
|Here & There
|Try It Again
Thursday, May 6
Change of scenery after the last 3 rounds of Swiss, with Bucharest Seniors (Daniel Savin, Dan Urseanu, Serban Draghicescu, Constantin Stancescu, Radu Gliga, Cornel Matei) taking the lead in the final ranking. Second place belongs to the Indian squad Marbles and 3rd is another team of Romanians, BC Brasov.
Congratulations to Top 16 finishers who move forward to the KOs as of Friday. Top 7 team captains have been invited to pick their opponents from the places 9th to 16th.
Ranking after Round 12
|12||Here & There||131.02|
|15||La Vita E Bella||127.33|
|26||Zia and Friends||115.64|
|34||LSK plus 1||103.29|
Wednesday, May 5
9 rounds in, Samsun (Volkan Denizci, Mithat Kusak, Yusuf Umit Yildirim, Ahmet Rifat Sahin, Tugrul Gokce, Kemal Saral) takes the lead with 130 VPs, followed by Goldstein (Stephen Goldstein, Bonnie Macbride, Leslie Paryzer, William Rogers, Bob Klein, Nancy Gunn, Erwin Lindsner, Danny Kleinman) at 117 VPs. Bucharest Seniors maintain their third place, just 1 and a half VP away.
Final details on how the KO stage will be defined are now finalized and the CoCs have been updated accordingly. Here’s how the KO matches will be determined:
- Before the start of the knockout stage a fixed (standard) bracket will be created and the teams placed 1st – 8th in the Swiss will be seeded no. 1 – 8.
- The teams placed 1st – 7th in the Swiss, in that order, get to choose their opponents from the teams placed 9th – 16th in the Swiss. Those chosen teams are assigned seed no. 16 – 10 respectively. The teams placed 8th in the Swiss will play the R16 against the remaining team which gets no. 9.
- In all KO matches the higher ranked teams in the Swiss get a carry over of 0.1 IMP as a tiebreaker.
Tuesday, May 4
At the end of Round 6, team Roiko (Silvana Rojko, Cinzia Pipi, Rob Van Mourik, Leonardo Rizzo, Gq Meng, and Rob Walker), maintains a strong lead, with 91 VPs. Turkish squad Samsun (Volkan Denizci, Mithat Kusak, Yusuf Umit Yildirim, Ahmet Rifat Sahin, Tugrul Gokce, Kemal Saral) climbed up in 2nd place with 83 VPs and Bucharest Seniors are in third with 81 VPs.
Monday, May 3
After 3 rounds of Swiss, the field is dominated by the international team Roiko (Silvana Rojko, Cinzia Pipi, Rob Van Mourik, Leonardo Rizzo, Gq Meng, and Rob Walker), leading with 51 VPs, and by the Canadian squad Here & There (Ken Bowlby, Peter Boyd-Bowman, Mark Caplan, Steve Garner, Walt Schafer, Nathalie Shashou, Jeff Wolfson) with 50.8 VPs. Almost 6 VPs away, the Romanians at BC Brasov are in 3rd place, with Zia’s team, Zia & Friends close in 4th.
BBO’s Robots are also taking part in the action, having finished in 24th place at the end of Day 1.
The BBO Rainbow Teams Championship takes place on BBO from May 3rd until May 9th. 42 teams registered and will be playing a 4 day swiss qualifier phase, after which top 16 teams move forward to the KO phase.