The 23th European Youth Team Championship in Albena – Juniors (under 26). Israel reached the gold medal: Alon Birman, Lotan Fisher, Gal Gerstner, Moshe Meyuchas, Dror Padon, Ron Schwarz. Second place for Italy (Francesco De Leo, Giuseppe Delle Cave, Massimiliano Di Franco, Riccardo Locatelli, Agustin Madala, Riccardo Rubino) and bronze to Denmark.
“Italy may have a world-class player in its team, but we have six Madala’s”: These are the joking statements of Gilad Ofif (Israel’s teammanager ) reported by BridgeTopics.com .
Youngsters (under 21): In the Youngsters Chamopions Poland wins the gold medal, Israel the silver and bronze to Sweden.
Italian team reached the sixth place: Alesssandro Calmanovici, Giovanni Donati, Alessandro Pruna, Alberto Racca, Roberto Sau, Gabriele Zanasi.