World Transnational Open Team Championship, Veldhoven (The Netherlands) 15-29 October 2011. Francesco Angelini participates in the 8th Transnational Open Championship with the following line up: Fulvio Fantoni – Claudio Nunes, Jeff Mekstroth – Eric Rodwell, Boye Brogeland – Francesco Angelini and Paolo Bove (not playing captain).
This competition was inaugurated in 1997, and takes place in odd-numbered years in conjunction with the World Zonal Team Championship. The inaugural event took place in Hammamet, Tunisia: The first winners were the team led by Leandro Burgay of Italy.
The World Transnational Open Team Championship starts after the qualifying stages for the Bermuda Bowl (open team) , Venice Cup (women) and D’ Orsi Cup (Seniors) have been concluded. The competition is open to players of all categories who may form teams without nationality restrictions.
The latest two editions of the events were won by the Zimmermann team: in 2007 (Shanghai, China) with Michel and Thomas Bessis, Fulvio Fantoni, Claudio Nunes, Franck Multon and Pierre Zimmermann; in 2009 (Sao Paulo, Brazil) with Cezary Balicki, Adam Zmudzinski, Geir Helgemo, Tor Helness, Franck Multon and Pierre Zimmermann.