Crea sito

Categorized | *Trials, ENGLISH, Events

Italy: It’s Time for Trials

Posted on 15 December 2013

Leggi in italiano »

trialsThe Italian Federation  (FIGB) has just issued an announcement about the trials which have to select the National Open Team which will participate to the next European Championship in Croatia (Optaija, June 21st-July 2nd 2014), and to the Rosenblum in World Bridge Series with the denomination of “Italy” (Sanya, China, October 10th-26th 2014).

The trials will take place in two stages: the first one from January 31st to February 2nd; the second stage schedule is still to be defined, as the format of playing, which will depend on the number of participants.

For the participation to both events, Rosenblum and Europeans, the Italian Federation (FIGB), will refund the costs to players as following: Registration fees; Economy Class journey; single room bed & breakfast; seventy euro daily for meals, sixty for Rosenblum.

If a team will participate to trials with four or five players, the Federation will complete it by players named by itself. Besides, the Federation will name the non playing captains. The captains could ask, for the participation of their respective event, the replacement of no more than two qualified players for each team; the substitutes will be picked up by the Federation.

The right earned by the trials is inalienable; in case of non participation to the respective championship of a qualified team, no other team will have the right to go, and it will be the Italian Federation only which will deliberate on participation.

In case that the Italian National Team which will play the Europeans would get the qualification to Bermuda Bowl, the players will not earn any right to participate even to it; it is only the Federation which can deliberate on the matter of the team which will play the World Championship.

Breaking News . About the team which will participate to trials, it is sure that Maria Teresa Lavazza will not register her team, but will go to Rosenblum as “Lavazza”. It implies that at least three out of the 2013 Bali’s Bermuda Bowl winners – Norberto Bocchi, Agustin Madala and Giorgio Duboin-  will not participate in the next European Championship.


 Read Neapolitan Club’s articles about Italian Open Trials >>

(Visited 356 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.