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Montegrotto 2013 Recap

Posted on 11 March 2013

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The 2013 Montegrotto Bridge Festival was held from the 5th to the 10th of March in Montegrotto, a town next to Padua, Italy. Montegrotto is an ancient thermal spring place, known since the Roman era. Most […]

Montegrotto 2013: Lavazza prevailed over Ward Platt

Posted on 10 March 2013

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Montegrotto 2013 – International Team Tournament. Lavazza prevailed over Ward Platt. As expected from the participants’ names, it hadn’t been a walk over. All the 78 teams – Montegrotto and Milano are the most […]

Montegrotto 2013: Final Day

Posted on 10 March 2013

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Montegrotto 2013 Final Day – International Team Tourney. Ward Platt is the lead squad of the 18 team final group, by 184; behind them are pursuing Lavazza (181) and Pauncz (177).

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Montegrotto 2013: Buratti-Mariani won the Open Pairs

Posted on 08 March 2013

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Two days after his winning debut at “100 in due”, Andrea Buratti won the open pair as well, though with a different partner, Carlo Mariani instead of Monica Aghemo. The latter played with another championess, […]

Montegrotto 2013: Early Outcomes

Posted on 07 March 2013

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Montegrotto 2013. Victories for Aghemo-Buratti and Gentili-Uggeri. Monica Aghemo and Andrea Buratti won the first event of Montegrotto’s Bridge Festival: the National Pair “Cento in due” (One hundred in two), meaning that the sum of the pair’s age […]

2013 Montegrotto International Bridge Festival

Posted on 02 March 2013

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Montegrotto International Bridge Festival: 5th-10th March 2013. Montegrotto is next to Padua, in the Colli Euganei, beautiful hills known since the Roman Empire Era because its hundreds of thermal springs; almost all the hotels […]

2012 Montegrotto Bridge Festival: The winners

Posted on 12 March 2012

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Norberto Bocchi and Agustin Madala won the National Open Pairs tourney of Montegrotto, before other 133 pairs. In second place there are the Bulgarians Nanev-Gunev, 3 per cent under the winners; third comes the pair Pecci-Generosi and fourth  Duboin-Sementa. […]

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2012 Montegrotto Bridge Festival

Posted on 03 March 2012

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There are two great international events in Italy: the autumn Team Tourney Città di Milano, next to solstice, and the spring Montegrotto Bridge Festival (pairs and team). It will be held from 6th to 11th of March; still […]

2011 Montegrotto – International Open Teams: Final score

Posted on 13 March 2011

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Women!  On second consecutive year, Mrs Bonori’s Team win the International Tourney of Montegrotto: Marisa Bonori, Gabriele Gavelli, Maurizio Pattaccini, Stefano Caiti. They also were in round of eight at Juan Les Pins Patton: yes, this […]


2011 Montegrotto Open Pairs – Final scores

Posted on 12 March 2011

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2011 Montegrotto – Open Pairs. 45 pairs fought in Montegrotto Open Pairs 2011; counting them with the 120 pairs of the Mixed-Lady, it can be already said that the Organisating Body deserves the first prize. Congratulations to Lino […]

2011 Montegrotto – Ladies Mixed Pairs: Final scores

Posted on 12 March 2011

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Sandra and Natale are the heroes of the mixed-ladies pair Montegrotto 2011. They didn’t win; true to tell they didn’t make an high percentage, nor even a middle one…but let’s start from the beginning. First it need to […]

2011 Montegrotto: Paolo E. Garrisi reads the final score of “100 for two”

Posted on 11 March 2011

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The Department of Physics of Rome University has a room, next to the library, where the students can talk and relax. In early seventies, a part of this room was colonized […]

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2011 Montegrotto: Zaleski team plays next Friday

Posted on 09 March 2011

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Friday night in Montegrotto the team of Romain Zaleski takes the field. Next to the young but already titled pair D’Avossa – Intonti,  we can see an unusual triad: Zaleski will alternate at the table with Tags: , , , , , ,

2011 Montegrotto Bridge Festival

Posted on 05 March 2011

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 2011 Montegrotto Bridge Festival March 7-13. Montegrotto is an ancient thermal spring place, known since the Roman era. Most hotels have their own thermal swimming pool, curative mud, etc. The International bridge festival was born in 1964. The first name […]

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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