The United States won two gold medals at the World Bridge Games in Wroclaw, Poland, winning the Women’s and Senior team events.
In the Women’s competition, the USA (Beth Palmer, Sylvia Shi, Lynn Deas, Kerri Sanborn, Janice Seamon-Molson, Tobi Sokolow and npc David Sokolow) defeated France (Benedicte Cronier, Sylvie Willard, Catherine D’Ovidio, Nathalie Frey, Vanessa Reess, Joanna Zochowska and npc Laurent Thuillez) 254–180.
In the Senior event, the USA (Reese Milner, Hemant Lall, Bob Hamman, Chip Martel, Jeff Meckstroth, Zia Mahmood, npc Petra Hamman and coach Jacek Pszczola) were 194–156 winners over another team from France (Nicholas Dechelette, Georges Iontzeff, Jean-Jacques Palau, Pierre-Yves Guillaumin, Phillippe Toffier, Pierre Schmidt and npc Eric Gautret).
The Netherlands (Sjoret Brink, Bas Drijver, Bauke Muller, Simon DeWijs, Bart Nab, Bob Drijver, npc Anton Maas and coach Ton Bakkeren) beat Monaco (Krzysztof Martens, Jean Charles Allavena, Geir Helgemo, Tor Helness, Franck Multon, Pierre Zimmermann and coach Dominik Filipowicz) for the Open championship 155–134, with Poland taking the bronze.
In the Mixed teams, the Netherlands defeated Russia 183–156, while in the bronze medal match, the USA (Sylvia Moss, Michael Seamon, Sheri Winestock, Brad Moss, Sue Picus, Alex Ornstein and npc Phillip Alder) lost to Bulgaria 142–59.
Sabine Auken and Roy Welland won the open pairs. In the senior pairs, Canadians John Carruthers and Joey Silver finished second behind a pair from Sweden.
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