White House Junior Internationals 2019
This Is the 27th edition of this international event in the Netherlands.
There have been various venues in Amsterdam throughout the years but since 2006, it has been played at the Het Witte Huis (The White House). Since that time, this international event for juniors has taken its name from the venue.
There is no entry fee to the tournament. This has been made possible thanks to the generosity of sponsors.
The Australian Team for this event is Matt Smith playing with Jamie Thompson and John McMahon playing with Nico Ranson. Both pairs, although still young in years, are very experienced and spend a lot of time practicing. They will be ably captained by Ian Thomson.
The schedule is as follows –
Sunday 24th March
There will be a welcome to the participants speech at noon.
Immediately following this, there is a Pro-am tournament enabling many of the sponsors to play with and against the Juniors (non-playing captains and coaches are also invited to play).
This is an excellent innovative idea that could possibly be used as a guide for other tournaments and is obviously based on golfing traditions.
Monday 25th March through to Friday March 29th is the actual tournament.
There would appear to be the facility to broadcast one match from each of the qualifying rounds on BBO.
Amsterdam is currently 10 hours behind AEST on the Australian eastern seaboard, so when viewing the schedule times, please take this into account. Due to the time differential, it is proposed that the updated daily details will not be posted to the ABF website until the following morning each day.
As before, the daily reports will try and highlight the progress of the Australian team and document any interesting hands.
Monday, March 25 Qualification day 1 (11 boards per round)
10.30 Captains meeting 11.00 - 12.25 Round 1 12.35 - 14.00 Round 2 14:10 - 15:35 Round 3 15.45 - 17.10 Round 4 17.20 - 18.45 Round 5 18.45 - 19.30 Dinner
Tuesday, March 26 Qualification day 2
11.30 - 12.55 Round 6 13.05 - 14.30 Round 7 14.40 - 16.05 Round 8 16.15 - 17.40 Round 9 17.40 - 18.40 Dinner 18.40 - 20.05 Round 10 20.15 - 21.40 Round 11
In the qualifying sessions on Monday and Tuesday, there will be two groups of 12 established from the 24 participants. They will be called the Diamonds and the Hearts.
The teams that finish 1-6 of their group will progress to the intermediate final A. Results of the matches against teams from their own group are carried forward. You play six matches of ten boards against the teams form the other group. In the end teams 1-7 will qualify for the Quarter Finals.
The teams that finish 7-12 of their group will progress to the intermediate final B. Results of the matches against teams of their own group are carried forward. You play six matches of ten boards against the teams from the other group. The winner earns the 8th spot in the Quarter Finals.
Wednesday, March 27 Intermediate finals A and B
11.30 - 12.55 Round 1 13.05 - 14.30 Round 2 14.40 - 16.05 Round 3 16.15 - 17.40 Round 4 17.40 - 18.40 Dinner 18.40 - 20.05 Round 5 20.15 - 21.40 Round 6
Thursday, March 28 QF, SF and B/C/D/E finals
11.30 Starting time for all matches
Quarter Finals (2x14 boards) Q1: 1A may choose first from 5A/6A/7A/1B Q2: 2A may choose next from the 3 remaining teams Q3: 3A may choose last from the 2 remaining teams Q4: 4A plays the remaining team
11.30 - 13.30 Match 1 13.45 - 15.45 Match 2
Semi Final (2x14 boards) Winner QF 1 vs QF 4, winner QF 2 vs QF 3. Exception: two teams from the same country must play each other. 16.00 - 18.00 Match 1 18.00 - 19.00 Dinner 19.00 - 21.00 Match 2
Consolidation Optional for losing QF-teams. To be discussed with captains.
B/C/D/E finals (3x14 boards) In groups of four, determined by vips after 17 matches
11.30 - 13.30 Match 1 13.45 - 15.45 Match 2 16.00 - 18.00 Match 3 18.00 - 19.00 Dinner Evening is free
Final ranking 9-24 based upon Victory Point score from Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu.
Friday, March 29 Finals and farewells
Finals (3x14 boards)
11.00 - 13.00 Match 1 13.15 - 15.15 Match 2 15.30 - 17.30 Match 3
Playoff for third place Optional. To be discussed with captains.
"Anything is possible Friday" Matchpoint Pairs tournament
13.00 - 17.00 Transnational pairs may play (even encouraged) as well as captains, coaches and guests.
17.30 - 19.00 Prize-giving, gifts, dinner and farewell drinks
The participants are -
Australia Matt Smith, Jamie Thompson, Nico Ranson & John McMahon
Austria Stefan Thorpe, Philip Scheberan, Felix Eder, Johanna Piibor, Manuel Jindra, Patricio Crisafulli Sadaba & NPC Florian Weiss
Belgium Dennis Dewit, Emiel Vandewiele, Clovis Dehaye, Jens van Overmeire, Sam Bahbout & NPC Wouter van den Hove.
Brazil Julia Mautone, Henrique Barbosa Salomao, Heitor Paoli, Alejandro Quirog & NPC Fernando Lema
Croatia Kristijan Stefanec, Matko Ferenca, Viktor Leskovar, Zvonimir Grskovic, NPC Tomislav Sasek & Coach Vjekoslav Zepic
Czech Republic Erik Klemš, Martin Melcák, Lukáš Kolek, Jakub Vojtík, Michael Botur & Lucie Kohutová
Denmark Christian Lahrmann, Søren Bune, Andreas Plejdrup, Emil Buus Thomsen & NPC Claus Lund
England U26 Charles Bucknell, Dominic Price, Stephen Kennedy, Tony Ye, Ben Norton, Shahzaad Natt & NPC Andrew McIntosh
England U26 girls Ewa Wieczorek, Olivia Bailey, Siyu Ren, Laura Covill, Hanna Tuus, India Leeming & NPC David Burn
Finland Maria Mylläri, Gabriella Ahlvik, Oskari Koivu & Hermanni Huhtamäki
Germany Leonard Vornkahl, Maximillan Litterst, Felix Dörmer, Jannik Lepper, Marius Gündel, Karl Dransfeld & NPC Hartmut Kondoch
Hungary Mária Beko, Zsófia Beko, Janka Jalsovszky & Hanna Révai.
Ireland John Connolly, Stephen Barr, Conor Boland, & Michael Donnelly
Israell Aviv Zietak, Nir Khutorsky, Amir Ezion, Lior Urman, Gal Matatyahou, Yontan Sliwowicz & NPC Ram Blass
Latvia Janis Ilzins , Martins Balodis, Martin Maasik & Karl-Markus Pruul
Netherlands U26 Pim Coppens, Niels van Bijsterveldt, Guy Mendes de Leon, Thibo Sprinkhuizen, Tom van Overbeeke, Ricardo Westerbeek, Leen Stougie, Marc Stougie & NPC Agnes Snellers
Netherlands Youth Wisse Huvers, Felix Leufkens, Sibrand van Oosten, Kevin Gotink, Pim Dupont, Youp Caris, Joost Coenen & NPC Wubbo de Boer
Netherlands U21 Oscar Nijssen, Tim van de Paverd, Tobias Westerveld, Dieter Goudzwaard, Jasper Blom, Sander Goor, Ronald Goor, Xavier Friesen & NPC Ruben Buijs
Netherlands U26 girls Janneke Wackwitz, Malene Holm Christensen, Sandra Kolen, Esther Visser, Fleur Beekman, Juliet Berwald, Mette Lejeune, NPC Aarnout Helmich & Coach Anneke Simons
Norway Thea Hauge, Sofie Sjødal, Jakob Nordvoll Johannessen, Marcus Scheie & NPC Lars Eide
Poland Piotr Marcinowski, Mateusz Sobczak, Jakub Patreuha, Patryk Patreuha & NPC Marek Markowski
Russia Ilia Postovalov, Zigfrid Zvezdin, Egor Stolyarov, Ivan Tatarkin, Polina Smirnova & Victor Pazukhin
Singapore Teo Xue Heng, Linus Lee, Siew Kheng Hun, Yang Gan, Bryan Yang, Guan Xin & NPC Kelvin Ong
Slovakia Richard Gabriel, Jakub Jakabsic, Martin Vodicka & PC Juraj Kvocek
Posted by Chris on Saturday, 23 March 2019 at 13:08