Crea sito

2010’s Europeans – Silvio Sbarigia’s opinion about Senior and Women (II part)

Posted on 03 July 2010

leggi in italiano » 

Silvio, I have a few questions regarding the Senior National Team  of Carlo Mosca… At long last thanks to a team selection without a sponsor, Italy clearly has the strongest team. Our problem in the past was the sponsor had to play at least one third of the boards and that left us little if any chance of winning as they were almost uniformly not strong  players.

If the paying sponsor is a player like Freeman, Zimmermann or Angelini then the team is competitive, many of our sponsors are unfortunately not good players.

Looking at the Senior’s performance, is it premature to say that the results to date have already been a personal success for Carlo Mosca?

  I’m happy to say that the results are more than positive.  Still, because of the team selection by Carlo, he sent a solid team and even when they were in trouble they did not give up and displayed fighting spirit, especially in the match against Austria. Thankfully, there are no ‘prima donnas’. I lent my full support to Carlo on his team selections, even if the formula was not ideal, we were short of time and under the circumstances, I think it is fair to say we did a more than a good job.  Carlo deserves a lot of the the credit for our good showing in the Europeans this year.

And what about the Women’s National Team that qualified for the Venice Cup?
Naturally I am over joyed with the result. But in Women’s Team I think there is a big underlying problem. The Italian women players usually have a big problem at the table: they lose concentration and therefore get nervous and make half their actual value. The foreign women players are ‘professional’, the Italian women no: i mean, the bridge is not their profession and, except Gabriella Olivieri, have very little experience outside of Italy and have not strong international sponsors.

What do you think was the impact due to the absense of  Paoluzi – Golin?
I am very sorry for the incident at Simonetta, frankly I believe the pair Manara – Ferlazzo, their replacements were very solid and so I do not think that this forced last-minute change weakened the team.



(Visited 68 times, 1 visits today)

Comments are closed.

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 »

Laura Cecilia Porro

Laura-Cecilia-Porro 142
Content Protected Using Blog Protector By: PcDrome.