Ostend 2018 – First Medals in the Pairs Events


In the Women’s Pairs, the title went to Ferda Zorlu and Nilgun Kotan of Turkey. Katarzyna Dufrat and Justyna Zmuda were second. This is their fourth consecutive silver medal in European Women Pairs!
They had been in the lead for 22 rounds and lost by a mere 8 matchpoints.
Anna Sarniak and Danuta Kazmucha of Poland got the bronze.
The overnight lead of the Polish pairs in the Seniors did stand up. Piotr Tuszynski and Andrzej Pawlak took the gold, Michal Kwiecien and Wlodzimierz Starkowski the silver and Ruggero Pulga and Aldo Mina of Italy prevented a Polish clean-sweep.
The B-final was won by Scotland’s Brian Short and Alan Goodman in the Seniors and Sally Brock and Margaret Nygren of England in the Women’s.