Hungarians hang on to win 27th
The title was his to lose near the end of the competition after their heavyweight bridge shattered under 255 kilograms of pressure under the watchful eyes of an anxious Iranian team, who was yet to compete.
The Iranians from A.B.A. University (Mohammadvali Ashkan, Ghazaleh Omidvar, Ghazaleh Hosseini and Mohammad Mazaheri) were unable to top the Hungarian’s score – they earned second place after their bridge failed at 184 kilograms.
“We are happy to win second place,” said team captain Ashkan Mohammadvali. “We know we can do better next year and we would like to come back to try again.”
The team of Sasha Podalchuk, Brad Wall, Justin Franz and Spence Costigan - engineering technology students from Okanagan College - won third place with a bridge that held 68 kilograms.
Results are as follows:
First - Nima Mazaheri Namini, ABA University, Tehran, Iran - bridge weighed 168.9 g
Second - Tim Westwick, Okanagan College - bridge weighed 278.6 g
First - Peter Sandor, Roland Erdosi and Katalin Kitti Kromplak, College of Nyiregyhaza, Hungary - bridge weighed 58.7 g
First - Luca Starone, Charles Bloom Secondary, Lumby - bridge weighed 184 g
First - Brock Pendergraft, Alex, McCallum, Tim Paradis and Chris Schroeter, Osoyoos Secondary - bridge weighed 59.4 g