The first Winter Games are over. Vive les deuxièmes Winter Games.
EBL, FMB together with Pierre Zimmermann won their bet to launch a new high level event. The location was very much appreciated, the organization was fautless.
The 60 board final was breath taking, very hard fought with many very interesting deals.
Team Black a British combination with one Swede – 15 th seeded – was not favourite against the top seeded Monaco -Poland squad captained by Pierre Zimmermann.
Going into the last segment the lead was only 6 IMP and the outsiders moved ahead at one point during last set. But finally the favourites prevailed and the Gold medal went to: Pierre Zimmermann, Franck Multon, Geir Helgemo, Tor Helness, Krzysztof Martens, and Dominik Filipowicz.
Congratulations to the winners and also the silver medalists, Andrew Black, Gunnar Hallberg, Willie,Whittaker, Perter Bertheau, Philip King and Andrew McIntosh.
The FMB BAM went to ERA team: Erikas Vainokonis, Andrej Arlovich, Piotr Zatorski, Ron Pachtman, Bas Drijer & Sjoert Brink.
Winners of the 2016 ZIMMERMANN CUP
Team ZIMMERMANN: Dominik Filipowicz, Tor Helness, Geir Helgemo, Franck Multon, Krzysztof Martens, Pierre Zimmermann
Winners of the 2016 FMB BAM Trophy
Team ERA: Andrei Arlovich, Erikas Vainikonis, Piotr Zatorski, Sjoert Brink,
Ron Pachtman, Bas Drijver