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2013 December: Bridge World News

Posted on 21 December 2013

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Germany – The The European Bridge League (EBL) has published a list of negotiated hotels for the twelfth edition of  the European Youth Pairs Championships held in Town Hall in Burghausen (Germany) from 12th to 19th July, 2014.

2013 November: Bridge World News

Posted on 30 November 2013

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Belgium- The Channel Trophy will be held held in Ostend (Belgium) 20th-22nd December 2013: The Channel Trophy is a youth tournament open to teams from across the Channel: England, France, Netherlands and Belgium. The event takes place every year […]

2013 August: Bridge World News

Posted on 07 August 2013

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The Netherlands – The World Bridge Federation (WBF) invited the Dutch Senior Team to participate in the upcoming World Championships in Bali (16-29 September, 2013). There was a vacant place because Argentina withdrew. The Dutch Bridge Federation accepted the invitation […]

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 […]

2013 June: Bridge World News

Posted on 07 June 2013

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Italy – The Italian Junior Team for the 3rd World Youth Open Bridge Championships have been registered: Giorgia Botta (playing captian), Margherita Chavarria, Massimiliano Di Franco, Gabriele Zanasi. The 3rd World Youth Bridge Open Championship will be held at The Hyatt […]

2013 May: Bridge World News

Posted on 27 May 2013

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Brazil – The 63th South American Bridge Championships (Angra dos Reis 2013) are organized by Brazilian Federation Bridge under the auspices of the South American Bridge Confederation. The Championships are held at the Hotel Porto Bello, Mangaratiba, […]

2013 April – News from the Bridge World

Posted on 05 April 2013

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Denmark – The Schaltz team (Peter, Dorthe and Martin Schaltz, Lars – Knut Blakset and Mathias Bruun) won the 2013 Denmark Team Championship defeating in the final the Thomas Vang Larsen’s team (with Lars Lund […]

2013 March – Bridge World News

Posted on 26 March 2013

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Switzerland – José Damiani has been elected as President Emeritus of the Wold Bridge Federation (WBF). The appointment is made in recognition of the outstanding services to bridge made by Mr Damiani. Josè […]

A Pink Club: For Women Only

Posted on 05 March 2013

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The Italian women’s team team took 9th place at 2012 EC in Dublin, Ireland and as a consequence missed the qualification for the 2013Venice Cup in Bali. Recently the Italian Bridge Federation (FIGB) has started a new project […]

Work in progress

Posted on 27 February 2013

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Dear friends, you are looking at the new layout of Neapolitan Club online magazine. For some days there might be little problems as links which don’t want be opened, or English translations that stubbornly remain in the […]

2013 February – Bridge World News

Posted on 25 February 2013

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Denmark – Michael Barel and Yaniv Zack from Israel won the the second edition of the Copenhagen Bridge Invitational. Secon place to Michel and Thomas Bessis (Father & Son) from […]

2013 January – Bridge World News

Posted on 27 January 2013

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Australia – 41st Summer Festival Results: The Travis team (with Barbara Travis, Candice Ginsberg, Elizabeth Havas, Nevena Djurovic) won the National Womens Teams Tournament; the Thomson team (with Matthew Thomson, Peter Newman, Ishmael Del’Monte, […]

WBF published the new VP Scales

Posted on 18 January 2013

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The World Bridge Federation (WBF) published the new VP Scales. The task to revise the Victory Points scoring system has been assigned to a Committee, chaired by Ernesto d’Orsi, co-chaired by Max Bavin, and composed […]

Andrzej Wilkosz passed away

Posted on 09 January 2013

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December 29, 2012 Andrzej Wilkosz passed away at the age of 77. He was a great Polish bridge player, and during his career he won many important national and international tournaments. Amongst the most recent ones we recall […]


“Written in the Hands” – Jaime (Jimmy) Ortiz Patiño has passed away

Posted on 05 January 2013

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I have known this sad news from the golf site Patiño, born in Paris in 1930 by Bolivian parents, had been in facts a strong golf-player as well. Patiño had been president […]


2012 December – Bridge World News

Posted on 27 December 2012

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England – The Netherlands won the 2012 Junior and Girls Channel Trophy. The Yougsters Trophy went to England. The Channel Trophy is a youth tournament open to teams from across the Channel: England, France, Netherlands […]

2012 November – Bridge World News

Posted on 29 November 2012

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USA – Zia Mahmood and Chip Martel won the 2012 Nail Life Master Open Pairs. Runners up were Cecilia Rimstedt of Sweden and Meike Wortel of the Netherlands. This event is held at […]

Foreign players in Italian Championships – Article 22 story

Posted on 15 November 2012

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The article 22 of the Regolamento Organico (rules on teams composition) of the Italian bridge Federation (FIGB) states the rules for the participation to Italian championships. It has to be said at once the new: […]

2012 October – News from the World

Posted on 29 October 2012

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France – The third session of Division National Open (DN1) was played  October 27-28, 2012. The first four teams of the round robin stage will play semifinal […]

Orange Bridge Players run Marathon

Posted on 23 October 2012

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Saturday, the 21th of October, five bridge master class players participated in the Amsterdam Marathon. They are: Jeroen Top, Meike Wortel, Vincent Kroes, Onno Eskes and Joris van Lankveld. Meike Wortel is winner of  […]

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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