Crea sito

Categorized | ENGLISH, Events, To Guido

Tags : ,

Giorgio Duboin: To Guido

Posted on 22 February 2014

Leggi in italiano »

Guido Ferraro 01Yesterday we said goodbye for the last time and, maybe, I will be able to write a few lines without ending up in despair. I met you in Turin Bridge Club, when we were 18 years old and passionate about bridge.

Like two wild animals we tested one another, ready to fight to establish the supremacy in the field. However due to a strange alchemy something unique happened, something that happens to only few lucky people: we chose one another, yes, naturally, without talking about it, and we became brothers. Ever since, for nearly 40 years we lived in symbiosis. I keep thinking about all the things we did together, like in a movie, and I found out I have no bad memories. Even when we did argue, your smile, your sarcasm, your intelligence, your way of saying things in a funny and vulgar way, without ever being offensive or rude, all these things transformed even those moments in wonderful memories.

You were a character and we all loved you, for your friends you were a reference point when it came to humour and happiness, and you always had a joke for your acquaintances, you were attentive to them and showed that you cared about them, as if you were saying: I am Guido, you all know me but I also know you and you are part of my world.

You were a very talented bridge champion, but you were different: the features of your personality came across at the table and those that for others would have been weaknesses were you strengths.

I know that you would want all your friends to get on with their lives like when you were with us and you would have been the only one capable to support us in these circumstances, but you left us, forever taking with you part of our lives.

My only consolation is that you will always be in our memories and I will always carry you with me in my broken heart.

Farewell.

Giorgino

***

(English edition by Laura Cecilia Porro)

(Visited 589 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.