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EBL Press Release on Fantoni/Nunes Case

10 January 2018

Leggi in italiano » The European Bridge League has released the followings:

CAS Decision on Fantoni and Nunes

10 January 2018

Leggi in italiano » On August 2016 the EBL announced the Decison issued by the Disciplinary Commission in the case of Fantoni and Nunes: “The Disciplinary Commission of the EBL has concluded that Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes have been guilty of infractions of the laws of […]

2nd European Winter Games

03 January 2018

The second edition of the European Winter Games will be held in Monaco from February 17 to 23, 2018.

Turkish Cheating Case: Judgement issued by Youth and Sports Ministry

20 December 2017

On June 2017, the Turkish Bridge Federation (TBF) started an investigation into the illegal transmission of signals between a player, Salim Yilankiran and a kibitzer, Zafer Tigan. The issue arose at a tournament in Ankara on June 4, 2017. The TBF Disciplinary Board concluded that Salim Yilankiran and Zafer Tigan acted against the ethics of the […]

A Turkish Tale

13 December 2017

Leggi in italiano » On June 8, 2017, the Turkish Bridge Federation (TBF) announced that it has started an investigation into the illegal transmission of signals between a player, Salim Yilankiran and a kibitzer, Zafer Tigan. The issue arose at a tournament in Ankara on June 4, 2017. The […]

Winning Europeans in China

30 November 2017

Leggi in italiano »   From 14th to 20th November 2017the finals of the Chinese League were played with the participation of many European top players. The winner was  Pan China with polish players Jacek Kalita and Michał Nowosadzki.  Silver went to PD Times with the Orange […]

Maria Teresa Lavazza Is Back

27 November 2017

 Leggi in italiano »   During the last meeting of the Italian Federal Committee, held in Milan on 25th November 2017, President Francesco Ferlazzo Natoli said to have met Maria Teresa Lavazza, who is available to lead the National Open Team.

Elinescu-Wladows Affaire: Van de Peppel’s view

23 November 2017

Harry van de Peppel is the official behind the Cheating Hotline of the Netherlands Bridge Federation (NBB -Nederlandse Bridge Bond). The popular Dutch magazine IMP asked him a comment about the latest verdict issued by the by the Court of Düsseldorf.


23 November 2017

The Fall NABC (North American Bridge Championships) will be held in San Diego (California, US) from November 23 to December 3, 2017.

2017 Marbella International Bridge Tournament: Winners

18 November 2017

Paul Hackett and Bhim Ruia (A-Line), Bernodus Kristinsson and Ingvaldur Gustafsson (B-Line) won the 2017 Marbella International Bridge Tournament.

Elinescu-Wladow Affaire: A New Verdict

18 November 2017

Leggi in italiano » On 15th November, 2017 the German Bridge Federation (DBV- Deutsche Bridge Verband) has posted the verdict issued by the Court of Düsseldorf: The sanctions by the German Bridge Federation and the World Bridge Federation  to Elinescu and Wladowhe are invalid.  The full text of the verdict will […]


14 October 2017

Leggi in italiano » The 16th edition of the EBL Champions’ Cup will be held at the Monika Centum hotel, Elisabetes ilea 21, Riga, Latvia, from 9th to 11th November 2017.

EBL: Age Conditions for Senior Events

14 October 2017

At the instigation of the EBL Senior Committee, a proposal to modify the age conditions for Senior events (Teams & Pairs) was presented to the WBF Executive Committee during their meeting in Lyon in August and was accepted.

Helgemo & Helness: Tax Woes

11 October 2017

Leggi in italiano » Geir Helgemo’s and Tor Helness’ move to Monaco may have been accepted as legitimate by the World Bridge Federation, but apparently not by the Norwegian Tax Administration or the Oslo District Court. On May 27, 2017, Dagens Næringsliv first reported that Helgemo and Helness […]

3rd International Bridge Festival of the Paris Country Club

23 September 2017

We are thrilled to welcome you again in the magnificent surroundings of the Paris Country Club to our bridge festival from 25th to 31st October 2017.

15th HCL International Bridge Championships

04 September 2017

Leggi in italiano » The 15th HCL International Bridge Championship will be held at the JW Marriott Hotel in New Delhi (India) from September 12- 17, 2017.

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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 (1934).   It employs sound openings and overcalling, and fully protected 3NT […]

Boye's War

IBF Special Ethics Committee: Sanctions for Fisher and Schwartz

Posted on 14 February 2017

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In August 2016 the IBF Special Ethics Committe  published its verdict about Fisher-Schwartz’s case: The Committee holds that Mr Fisher and Mr Schwartz engaged in fraud by transferring prohibiten information to one another during international competitions (2014 […]


Fantoni & Nunes: Full CAS Judgement

Posted on 11 January 2018

Read the full Judgement from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in the case of Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes.

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2016 Italian Open Team: NO from Bocchi and Madala

Posted on 17 July 2015

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As announced by Neapolitan Club, last June the Italian Federation (FIGB) had invited the partnership Bocchi-Madala to represent the Italian Open Team for the 2016 season: the European Championships in Budapest and the World Games (ex-Olympics) […]


Fantoni&Nunes: The Lawyer Speaks

Posted on 26 April 2016

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It has been almost nine months since the bridge world has been confronted with what seems to be the biggest scandal in its history. Among others, Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes – the number 1 and 2 players of […]

Let's talk to the champions!

Alfredo Versace: My Future as a Freelancer (interview)

Posted on 07 January 2017

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Laura Camponeschi: On the 31st of December, Angelini Bridge Ltd ceased its activity. This does not only mean the end of one of the most popular national and international bridge societies, but also the end of a great […]

Simply the Best

The Defensive Signal (Part Two)

Posted on 19 July 2017

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VII. Echo and UDCA signals. The hi-lo carding today is called “Echo”. The signal was born […]

Giorgino Duboin’s column

Italian style 02The Neapolitan Club staff is honoured to welcome a new illustrious contributor: Giorgino Duboin. The great Italian champion will write a series of articles mostly dedicated to his international bridge activities. Duboin’s Column »

Norberto Bocchi’s column

MyWay-logoThe great Italian champion Norberto Bocchi contributes articles on a regular basis to Neapolitan Club. Norberto refers in his column ‘My Way’ to political issues which may arise in the bridge world and sometimes he describes interesting hands. Read Bocchi’s column»   Read Bocchi’s interviews»

Rhoda Walsh Notes

Rhoda_WalshWalsh No Trump Notes by Rhoda Walsh: a study on No Trump openings with their developments  in uncontested and contested auctions. Table of Contents »
Annotations by Rhoda Walsh on the 1 Notrump game forcing  response in the "2 over 1 game forcing system" (Walsh System).Table of Contents»

Simply the Best

Best articles by Paolo Enrico Garrisi: open »

Let’s talk to the Champions!

Best interviews run by Laura Camponeschi: open »

Momorizing at Bridge

Are there techniques to develop some specific memory? Could be possible to make a choice of what might be more useful to memorize? Read what the champions say: open »

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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