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Dinkin, Mancuso Earns Venice Cup Berths

Two teams will represent the USA in the Venice Cup in Sao Paulo, Brazil, beginning in late August. Teams captained by Sam Dinkin (non-playing) and Renee Mancuso earned spots in the women's world team championship in the United States Women's Bridge Championship in Sacramento CA last month. The tournament was organized by the U.S. Bridge Federation.

TDinkin (Lynn Baker, Karen McCallum, Kerrie Sanborn, Irina Levitina, Lynn Deas and Beth Palmer) earned the berth as USA 1 by winning the event. Mancuso (Peggy Sutherlin, Shawn Quinn, Pam Wittes, Connie Goldberg and JoAnn Sprung), losing finalist, became USA 2 by defeating the Joann Glasson squad, winners of the match between losing semifinalists.