One Bermuda Bowl team and one Senior team from North America advanced to the semifinal round of the World Team Championships in Lyon, France.

In the Bermuda Bowl, USA2 defeated Sweden 193–170. They will face Bulgaria. Playing for USA2 are Martin Fleisher, Joe Grue, Chip Martel, Brad Moss, Jacek Pszczola and Michael Rosenberg; Jan Martel is the nonplaying captain.

France takes on New Zealand in the other Bermuda Bowl semi.

In the d’Orsi Trophy, USA2 won their quarterfinal match against Japan 203–166. They will take on Sweden. Team USA2 is Michael Becker, David Berkowitz, Allan Graves, Neil Silverman, Alan Sontag, Jeff Wolfson and npc Steve Garner.

Meanwhile, India and Italy will meet in the other d’Orsi Trophy match.

In Venice Cup action, Sweden plays England while Poland and China face off.

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