Opatija, August 26, 2019

QF = Australia – Japan 

The two teams gave proof of solid sportsmanship: during the first stanza there was a complicate ruling, which could have appealed by both sides. However, though even just 1 IMP would have made a difference, both accepted the ruling graciously.

Maurizio Di Sacco Chief TD
Maurizio Di Sacco Chief TD

At the end of the match, with the official score being 89-88 for Australia, and when the Japanese players and officials had already left the building, the Australians found a scoring mistake in their favour (1 IMP: an overtrick in 1NT which had been recorded to their credit, but wrongly so), and duly reported it to the TDs. The Japanese were called back, and a tie-break took place (two boards).

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