Wondering in Wuhan
I don’t know if anyone has a record of how quarter-final matches in World Championships have unfolded, but with one session to go we are set for what may prove to be collectively the most exciting set of finishes in the long history of these Championships.
In the Bermuda Bowl England, ahead 147-82 after four sessions appeared to be in total control, only to be stunned in the penultimate set as USA1 put together a stunning set to move within just 2 IMPs.
Sweden also had a big set to close to 153-172 in their titanic struggle with the Netherlands, while Poland’s 60-12 set has left them well placed against China.
In the Venice Cup the closest match is USAI v Sweden, 185-179, and the Netherlands and England have good leads. Japan, down 114-192 have conceded to China.
All four d’Orsi Trophy matches are in the balance, only the Netherlands having a little breathing space, ahead of USA2 198-159.
In the Mixed, Russia has a handy lead over France,222-176, but the other matches could go either way, especially China-USA1, 139-136.
BBO viewers of a nervous disposition should look away now!