Italy, Holland in Bridge semis


Defending Champion USA-2, USA-1, Italy and the host Netherlands advanced into the semifinals of the 40th Bermuda Bowl World Bridge Championship at Veldhoven (The Netherlands) after winning their quarterfinals in contrasting styles on Tuesday.
USA-2 defeated Sweden by 213-171.3 International Match Points (IMPs). Last Championship runners-up Italy hammers China by 205-178.3 IMPs.
USA-1 routed Israel by 221-98 IMPS and the host the Netherlands thrashed Iceland by 233-142.