The second edition of VV Cup will be held from September 2- 6, 2015 in Vilnius (Lithuania).
The VV Cup consists of two stages; the first one is open for everyone. The top-placed teams of this stage receive “an entry ticket” to the Main event (scheduled for September, 4-6th) and complete the finalist’s list.
The Finalist’s list:
TEAM VYTAS – Vytautas Vainikonis, Wojtek Olański, Bogusław Gierulski, Jerzy Skrzypczak, Lotan Fisher, Ron Schwartz *
TEAM DE BOTTON – Janet de Botton, Artur Malinowski, Thor Erik Hoftaniska, Dennis Bilde, Krzysztof Buras, Grzegorz Narkiewicz
TEAM ERA – Erikas Vainikonis, Andrei Arlovich, Krzysztof Jassem, Paweł Jassem, Michał Klukowski, Piotr Zatorski
TEAM ASSAEL – Mustafa Cem-Tokay, Alfredo Versace, Nafiz Zorlu, Nezih Kubac
TEAM MILNER – Reese Milner, Hemant Lall, Jacek Kalita, Michał Nowosadzki, Michał Kwiecień, Jacek Pszczoła
TEAM REAL – Evgeniy Gladysh, Mikhail Krasnosselsk, Sjoert Brink, Bas Drijver, Vadim Kholomeev, Ivan Semenov
TEAM BRENO – Romain Zaleski, Arrigo Franchi, Andrea Manno, Massimo Lanzarotti
TEAM ZIMMERMAN – Pierre Zimmermann, Jean-Charles Allavena, Thor Helness, Fredrik Helness, Michel Duguet, Lionel Sebanne
* Today, Mr Vainikonis ussed the following statement (Bulletin No. 1 – September 1st, 2015)
Official disclaimer from Mr.V.Vainikonis. The world-known pair Lotan Fisher – Ron Schwartz has been playing for my team Vitas throughout several recent years. Still, taking in consideration the fact that they have found themselves in the middle of a doubtful situation (Ethics Committee of the Israel Bridge Federation vs. formal review initiated by the Norwegian Bridge Federation vs. public disclaimer from Mr. Fisher and Mr. Schwartz), let me, as the main organizer and host of this tournament, decide either this pair will play in the VV Cup or not. I am going to undertake this decision in the very last moment suitable – depending on the current matter of course and considering all the public information available. Highly appreciate your understanding. VV.