Mr. K.T. Yang graciously hosted this November 5 Pairs event. And the stalwarts of the Philippines bridge players attended the invitation to play.
Of the numerous triumphs Mr. Yang achieved, the Philippines bridge icon we recount:
Far East Bridge Federation and Pacific Asia Bridge Federation 1959 – V. Reyes and K.T. Yang.
PTBA the Philippines played inspired bridge to trounce Hongkong 164-123 IMPs. Playing captain Phil Manalang Albert Quiogue, George Soo, K.T. Yang
All the bridge players present were discussing the forthcoming event in the Indonesia in 2018. The IOC decided to include Bridge in Asian Games K.T. Yang is looking forward to play in the event said: He will be the oldest athlete member to play at this event.
I feature a deal on the very first board which I played with partner Salma Nugent:
Albert Quiogue sitting North opened the bidding with one notrump. I sitting East overcalled with three clubs. Joseph Maliwat then answered partner Albert by bidding four clubs. Albert replied four hearts. In no time they reached six hearts. Joseph added he was aided to bid six hearts with a singleton in clubs.
At matchpoints the winners:
1. Manny Tanjangco-Romy Virola
2. Gemma Tan-Viksi Egan
3. K.T. Yang-George Soo
Yeh Online Bridge World Cup comes to a close
The First Yeh Online Bridge World Cup has ended – but it heralds the start of a new chapter in the great history. Our congratulations go to the winning team, Lavazza: Norberto Bocchi, Emannuela Lavazza, Bénédicte Cronier, Giorgio Duboin, Agustin Madala, Sylvie Willard, and Maria Teresa Lavazza (NPC).
The concept of the tournament was to showcase bridge as a modern game, pure, using all the technology available to promote a dynamic image, and attract as much media attention as possible.
Each venue provided great interest and there was some great bridge. I should especially mention the Beijing heat, where two teams were playing in an amazing setup created and supported by OurGame and where our partner, Mr. Chen Yeh was welcomed.
Seven (7) hours time difference on one side, 8 the other side, 15 in total and still we gathered altogether for the good of bridge, including Bill Gates, our best ambassador for worldwide bridge, Mr. Guo Jinlong who was the host of the biggest World Mind Sports Games, Mr. Giuseppe Lavazza who is one of the strongest supporters of bridge that we have.
After the event Bill Gates tweeted: “This morning I played in the first-ever online @BridgeWorldCup. I hope this draws more people to the card game. I love playing.”
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