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U.S. Squad Tops Qualifiers at World Youth Congress

The USA Blue team easily won the qualifying round in the Under-26 Swiss Teams at the 1st World Youth Congress underway in Istanbul, Turkey. The U.S. squad topped the 40-team field, winning all of its 13 matches in the three-day qualifier to advance to the quarterfinal knockout round. On Tuesday, USA Blue will face Team Greecoura.

Playing for USA Blue are Jason Chiu, Kevin Dwyer, Kevin Fay, Jeremy Fournier, Justin Lall and Matthew Meckstroth. Howard Weinstein is npc and Jim Sternberg is coach.

For more information, visit the World Bridge Federation web site at To watch live action of the event, which runs through Aug. 23, visit Bridge Base Online at