Sjoert Brink – Bas Drijver made their decision to withdraw from this year’s Bermuda Bowl. The Dutch superstars announced that they prefer to spend time with their kids in the summer vacations, the championship are to be held in the period of 12th until 26th august in Lyon.
Most other players are likely to prefer the bridge championships during this period, but for professionals it would be more suitable to play bridge when kids go to school!
We do believe Netherlands still are one of the favorites in the championship.
It is a bit sad if the strongest pairs do not participate in our championships, let us hope all teams manage to participate with the strongest pairs in their teams.