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2014 IBPA Awards: Personality of the Year is Patrick Huang

20 October 2014

Leggi in italiano » The fact that we are currently in China, and that the centre of bridge appears to be moving in an easterly direction, is a salutary reminder that 45 years ago international bridge […]

Kerri Sanborn and Jack Zhao won the World Mixted Pairs in Sanya

18 October 2014

Leggi in italiano » Kerri Sanborn (USA) and Jie “Jack ” Zhao (China) won the Gold Medal in the World Mixed Pairs at the 14th Red Bull World Bridge Series in […]

World Bridge Federation: Events scheduled through 2018

17 October 2014

Leggi in italiano » At the meeting of the WBF Executive Council held in Sanya yesterday (Thursday, October 16) Mr Gianarrigo Rona (WBF President) confirmed  the forthcoming calendar for WBF Events scheduled through 2018:

Salvo won the World Mixted Teams in Sanya

15 October 2014

Leggi in italiano » The team Salvo, captained by Anita Sinclair (with Marion Michielsen, Zia Mahmood, Sabine Auken, Roy Welland,Nafiz Zorlu) won the Gold Medal in the Transnational World Mixed Teams Championship in Sanya. In the final match […]

Souvenirs from 2014 Angelini Trophy in Rome

14 October 2014

Some pictures from Rome: 2nd International Bridge Tournament – Angelini Trophy. 

Elinescu – Wladow Affaire: Gold Medals and Title are revoked

14 October 2014

Leggi in italiano » The WBF Executive Council revoked the Medals and the Title to the German Senior Team. The Executive Council, noted the decision 16th July 2014 of the WBF

SpassoFood won the 2014 International Tournament Città di Roma – Angelini Trophy

12 October 2014

Leggi in italiano » The team SpassoFood won the 2nd edition of the Iternational Bridge Tournament Città di Roma – Angelini Trophy: Francesco Ferrari, Federico Iavicoli, Francesco Mazzardi, Fabio Lo Presti, Andrea […]

2014 Città di Roma – Angelini: Teams & Results

10 October 2014

The 2nd International Tournament Città di Roma – Angelini is underway at the Olympic Stadium in Rome (Italy). There are 63 participating teams.

Onno Eskes: A Big Shame

07 October 2014

Leggi in italiano » This is the statement that Onno Eskes, non-playing captain of the Orange Open Team, released at the popular Dutch magazine IMP-Bridge, about the

The Lavazza’s boys left the Blue Team

06 October 2014

Leggi in italiano » Norberto Bocchi, Giorgio Duboin and Agustin Madala ( Lavazza’s Team) have just sent this letter to the Italian Bridge Federation (FIGB): The Lavazza’s boys annnounced that they are not available to […]

Latvia won the 2014 EBL Small Federations Games

05 October 2014

Leggi in italiano » Latvia 1 won the 7th EBL Small Federations Games in Jurmala: Jelena ALFEJEVA, Sergei BIRIN, Martins LORENCS, Janis NEIMANIS, Maija ROMANOVSKA, Karlis RUBINS. Second place went to Estonia (Maksim KARPOV, Vassili LEVENKO, Jaanus MARIPUU, Sven SESTER) and […]

2015 EBL Small Federations Games to Cyprus

05 October 2014

Leggi in italiano » The Cyprus Bridge Federation has announced that the 8th European Small Federations Games will be held from October 26th to 29th, 2015 at the Protaras Capo Bay Hotel […]

BBO 2014 Autumn Intercity League

05 October 2014

Leggi in italiano » The 22nd edition of InterCity League (ICL), will start on October 8th and will end on January 21. ICL is the BBO international online Team Championship established in 2004 by the late Tonci Radelja, […]

2014 Rosenblum Cup: Italian Stars in Sanya

03 October 2014

Leggi in italiano » The 14th World Bridge Series will be held in Sanya, Hainan, China from 10th to 25th October 2014 hosted by the Chinese Contract Bridge Association  (CCBA) in cooperation with Sanya City and Beijing Lianzhong Co., Ltd.

Latvia leads EBL Small Federation Games after 5 rounds

02 October 2014

Latvia 1 (Alfejeva, Birins, Lorencs, Neimanis, Romanovska and Rubins) with 74,89 VP leads EBL Small Federation Games in Jurmala, Latvia. Estonia (Karpov, Levenko, Maripuu and Sester) are 2nd with 69,32 VP and Luxembourg (Banchereau, Dolla, Palazo and van Cuyk) are 3rd with 65,32 VP.

Hansen Team won the Teams Tournament in Cuba

30 September 2014

Leggi in italiano » The Hansen Team (Bausback, R. Hansen, Babsch, Lofgren) won the Teams Tournament at the 13rd International Bridge Festival in Cuba. Second place went to Mexico – Canada: Reygadas, Pagani, J. McAvoy, […]

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The Neapolitan Club: Outline

Posted on 16 February 2010

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The ideas of system – The Neapolitan Club comes mainly from H. S. Vanderbilt  s Strong Club (1926)  and from the Culbertson  System […]

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2014 Marbella International Bridge Tournament

Posted on 10 September 2014

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The Marbella International Bridge Tournament will be held from 6th to 8th November, 2014 at the Hotel Fuerte  in Marbella (Costa del Sol, Spain). It is a pairs tournament open to players […]

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14th World Bridge Series – Sanya 2014

Posted on 20 September 2014

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Tim Bourke & Justin Corfield won the The Master Point Press Book of the Year 2014

Posted on 21 October 2014

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This year we had a plethora of terrific books to choose among for our Book of the Year. In another year, three of our other candidates might have […]

Interviews

Dalpozzo: No trials to win again (interview)

Posted on 15 September 2014

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96 teams have signed up to play in the 7th edition of Rastignano Bridge Tournament. This is one of the most important bridge competitions in Italy. Its […]

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Norberto Bocchi: The Big Bang Theory (Part II)

Posted on 28 January 2014

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During his last interview, Norberto Bocchi mentioned the “Big Bang”, a system […]

Reviews

Big Deal: A Memoir from the Wonderful World of Bridge

Posted on 29 September 2014

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Augie Boehm’s recently-published autobiography, Big Deal, provides a lot of bridge and a considerable amount about music (including some fascinating parallels with the game that has been the author’s lifetime vocation […]

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2014 Opatija EC: Caterina Ferlazzo’s Judicious Pass

Posted on 30 June 2014

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After the end of the Seniors Championship, won by England (Italy, 21st out of 24, not even will play the 2015’s Senior D’Orsi Bowl), the Women and Open’s are going […]

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The great Italian champion Norberto Bocchiwill contribute articles on a regular basis to Neapolitan Club. Norberto will refer in his column ‘My Way’ to political issues which may arise in the bridge world and sometimes he will describe interesting hands. Read Bocchi's column»   Read Bocchi's interviews»

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Silvio Sbarigia

SILVIO SBARIGIA is a pharmacist; he was born in Rome and lives there. He has won the European championship in 1975 with legendary Blue Team, runner up at 1974’s and at Olympic games of 1976.  Sbarigia is member of Neapolitan Club Technical Commettee. His bridge problems aren’t difficult; just we need to think on a plan and to avoid the instinctive playing. Bridge quizzes by Sbarigia »

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