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Swedish team grabbed the 2013 Chairman’s Cup

Posted on 02 August 2013

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The Swedish team Vi i femman (Johnny Östberg , Anders Morath, Tommy Gullberg, Christer Bjäring, Sven Åke Bjerregård) grabbed the Chairman’s Cup 2013 defetating in the final match the Romain Zaleski’s team, called Breno, (with Andrea Manno, Boguslaw  Gierulski, […]

Doping: Italian Bridge player disqualified for one month

Posted on 01 August 2013

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An Italian bridge player, Roberto Rivera, has been disqualified for one month by the National Anti-Doping Court (TNA) for a violation of  Art 2.1 of WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) code.

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2013 Chairman’s Cup: Italy goes to Final

Posted on 01 August 2013

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2013 Chairman’s Cup – The Italian team Breno (Romain Zaleski, Andrea Manno, Boguslaw  Gierulski, Jerzy Skrzypczak) will play the final match against the Swedish team Vi i femman (Johnny Östberg , Anders Morath, Tommy Gullberg, Christer Bjäring, Sven Åke Bjerregård).

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2013 Bali Venice Cup: USA2 changes the captain

Posted on 31 July 2013

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The USA2 team just qualified to Venice Cup has a new captain; Valerie Westheimer, playing captain during Trials, had  to withdraw – as reported by […]

Summer 2013 NABC: August 1-11 in Atlanta

Posted on 30 July 2013

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The 2013 Summer NABC (North American Bridge Championships) are held in Atlanta (Georgia, Usa) from 1st to 11th August. The host hotel and playing site is Hyatt Regency.

Hanan Sher: Beyond Bali

Posted on 24 July 2013

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The final chapter in the sad story of Israel’s exclusion from  the Venice Cup, due to be held in Bali in September, hasn’t yet been written.  There’s still no official confirmation of  the promise that the Israeli women’s team will be […]

Doping: disqualification requested for Italian bridge player

Posted on 24 July 2013

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The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) has announced that a disqualification of three months has been requested for Roberto Rivera. The Italian bridge player was   found positive in the anti-doping analyses. There were traces of hydrochlorothiazide and chlorothiazide in the […]

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2013 Spingold: Italian Stars in Atlanta

Posted on 23 July 2013

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The Spingold national bridge championship is one of ACBL’s most highly prized team trophies. The Spingold Trophy was donated  in 1934 by Nathan B. Spingold, who was the first ACBL’s President.  It’s a Knock-out event included in the summer American Contract Bridge […]

2013 July: Bridge World News

Posted on 22 July 2013

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Poland – The next  World Youth Team Championships will be held in Istanbul (Turkey) in August 2014. The Championships are open to teams representing the 8 geographical Zones of the World Bridge Federation, and the host country. From Europe (Zone 1), in addition […]

Wroclaw 2013: Winners

Posted on 22 July 2013

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24th European Youth Team Championships  Wroclaw (Poland)  11- 20 July 2013. In the Juniors’ section France won the gold:

Westheimer in Venice Cup, Schwarts in Seniores

Posted on 19 July 2013

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It is Westheimer the second USA Team qualified to Venice Cup; they won the USA2 final against Baker. These are the winners: Valerie Westheimer, Disa Eythorsdottir, Jill Levin, and Jenny Wolpert. The result was + 4, that is […]

International Tournament Città di Roma “Angelini”: Free entry for Under 26

Posted on 18 July 2013

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The International Teams Tournament Città di Roma Angelini will be held at the Olympic Stadium in Rome (Italy) from 11th to 13rd October 2013.

US Trials to Venice Cup 2013: Sonsini is USA1

Posted on 18 July 2013

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Barbara Sonsini defeated Lynn Baker in the USA1 Final by 237-197, forty IMPs in 120 hands; only 0,33 per hand, a very tight match.

2013 US Trials to Venice Cup: USA1 Final

Posted on 15 July 2013

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Lynn Baker and Barbara Sonsini‘s Teams will play the USA1 final. These were the results of semi-finals, played in four sixteen board stanzas:

Family Affairs

Posted on 15 July 2013

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A world record.  It will be difficult to top this feat. The Pakistani Women’s Team participating in the 17th BFAME Championships at Ahmedabad had half its team (three members) from one family. The three members are related to each other as “Grandmother”, “Mother” and “Daughter”. The “Grandmother” […]

The 2013 USA Trials to Venice Cup: Today Semi-finals

Posted on 14 July 2013

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The semi-finals for USA1 are Sprung vs Baker and Westheimer vs Sonsini; they will be played in sixty-four hands. Here’s the final scoring after the Round Robins (remember that the scale is 20-0, and with […]

John Carruthers: Bali 2013 and the WBF regulations (2)

Posted on 13 July 2013

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Last month (1) we were critical of the WBF‘s policy of denying a place in the Bermuda Bowl or Venice Cup to NBOs not taking part in the Olympiad. The Jamaican women were the latest to […]

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Laura C. Porro: My trip to Ostend

Posted on 12 July 2013

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My trip to Ostend: lights and shadows. I love the European Open Championships. The atmosphere is unique: all of a sudden a town is invaded by hundreds of bridge players. As you walk around you see people […]

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US Trials for Venice Cup 2013: An unusual System

Posted on 11 July 2013

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Bali 2013 Venice Cup. The American Trials. An unusual System: Lynn Baker and Karen McCallum (Team Baker).

Wroclaw 2013: Draw for youth teams released

Posted on 10 July 2013

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The 24th Youth Team Championships  will be held in Wroclaw (Poland) from 11th to 20th July 2013. The venue is located in the Hotel GEM and its Recreational Centre. The Championships comprise 3 series as Junior/Girls/Youngsters and […]

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 »

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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»

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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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