Bermuda Bowl aflyst Af: Thorvald Aagaard
Læs brevet fra José Damiani, President, World Bridge Federation
It is with great regret that I have to inform you that, as a result of the terrorist activity in America two weeks ago, five teams from the Bermuda Bowl, six from the Venice Cup and five from the Senior Teams have withdrawn, and as far as the others are concerned many have clearly indicated that they are willing to come providing nothing changes and unfortunately we know that it will undoubtedly change. We have, therefore, with great reluctance, decided to cancel the 2001 World Championships in Bali and to seek an alternative venue.
We are working on a solution to hold the Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland the Olympic Capital, or in France on approximately the same dates or possibly in December, and I ask you to be patient and as soon as we have more information we will ensure that it is sent to you. For the time being, please keep these dates free, and we will let you know the situation as soon as it becomes clear.
We have also asked our Indonesian friends whether they would be able to host the event in 2003 and we sincerely hope that we will be able to meet in Bali in two years time.
President, World Bridge Federation
25 September 2001