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Italy Defeats US in World Youth Match

The USA Blue team lost its semifinal battle against Italy’s Red squad in the World Youth Congress Under-26 Swiss Teams in Istanbul, Turkey. Italy won the match 72-45 and will play a Japanese-Czech team in the final.

The U.S. squad (Jason Chiu, Kevin Dwyer, Kevin Fay, Jeremy Fournier, Justin Lall, Matthew Meckstroth, npc Howard Weinstein and coach Jim Sternberg) will play for the bronze medal against the other semifinal loser, the Netherlands Red team. The Dutch squad lost by 1 IMP in their match against the Japanese-Czech crew.

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
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