The Netherlands and China
take the Gold Medals
As had looked likely from very early in the competition, the Dutch pair of Bauke Muller and Simon de Wijs became the 2019 IMSA World Masters Open Pairs champions, leading virtually throughout and ending with a score of 56.59%. Second were their compatriots, Sjoert Brink and Bas Drijver, with a score of 54.43%, while the bronze medallists were Norway’s Boye Brogeland and Christian Bakke.
The new IMSA World Masters Women’s Pairs champions represented the host nation, China. They are Zuo Xiaoxue and Nan Wang, who scored 56.59%. They were followed home by the English pairing of Nevena Senior and Heather Dhondy, on 54.77%, with the bronze going to Anna Sarniak and Danuta Kazmucha of Poland, very close behind on 54.66%.