The 41st World Bridge Team Championships begin today in Bali, Indonesia. Four titles will be decided over the next two weeks: the World Open Team Championship (the Bermuda Bowl), the World Women’s Team Championship (the Venice Cup), the World Senior Bowl (the d’Orsi Seniors Trophy) and the World Transnational Open Teams.

Nine teams from ACBL-land are participating – three from Canada and six from the U.S.

Bermuda Bowl

Canada: Judith Gartaganis (captain)–Nicholas Gartaganis, Daniel Korbel–Darren Wolpert, Paul Thurston–Jeff Smith (Hazel Wolpert non-playing captain)

USA1: John Kranyak (captain)–Gavin Wolpert, Kevin Bathurst–Kevin Dwyer, Robert Levin–Steve Weinstein (Shane Blanchard npc)

USA2: Martin Fleisher (captain)–Michael Kamil, Zia Mahmood–Chip Martel, Chris Willenken–Michael Rosenberg (Jan Martel npc)

Venice Cup

Canada: Sylvia Summers-Caley (captain)–Sondra Blank, Joan Easton–Karen Cumpstone, Ina Demme–Katie Thorpe (Francine Cimon npc)

USA1: Barbara Sonsini (captain)–Judi Radin, Lynn Deas–Beth Palmer, Irina Levitina–Kerri Sanborn (Rozanne Pollack npc)

USA2: Disa Eythorsdottir (captain)–Janice Seamon-Molson, Jenny Wolpert–Jill Levin, Jill Meyers–Migry Zur Campanile (Sue Picus npc)

Senior Bowl

Canada: Robert Lebi (captain)–David Lindop, Dan Jacob–Jurek Czyzowicz, Boris Baran–George Mittelman (Michael Yuen npc)

USA1: Richard Schwartz (captain)–Allan Graves, Bob Hamman–Sam Lev, Neil Chambers–John Schermer (Paul Street npc)

USA2: Carolyn Lynch (captain)–Mike Passell, Roger Bates–Garey Hayden, Marc Jacobus–Eddie Wold (Donna Compton npc)

Results and Daily Bulletins:

World Bridge Federation (www.worldbridge.org/)

Vugraph

Bridge Base Online (www.bridgebase.com)