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Laura Cecilia Porro and Stelio Di Bello won LMBA Mixed Pairs Tournament

Posted on 08 October 2012

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Laura Cecilia Porro and Stelio Di Bello won LMBA Mixed Pairs, a Mitchell tournament organized by the London Metropolitan Bridge Association, held at the Young Chelsea Bridge club, venue of the famous Lederer Memorial Trophy. This is a very good achievement for Porro and Di Bello, given the strength of the field: runners up were Nevena Senior and Denis Bennett, while Zia Mahmood and Anita Sinclair were third.

Stelio Di Bello started playing bridge when he was 12 and won two Junior World Championships together with many other important victories in national and international competitions.

Laura Cecilia Porro was born and grew up in Milan, in 2008 she moves to Dundee (Scotland) in order to attend a PhD in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews. In 2007 she starts playing bridge, at the Bridge Institute of Milan, under the supervision of Giagio Rinaldi and Franco Di Stefano. In 2009 she becomes an EBU bridge teacher and in 2011 she obtains the qualification of professional bridge teacher. Since 2009 she has been teaching a lot in Eastern Scotland. Presently she is working at Andrew McIntosh’ Acol Bridge Club in London.

Laura Cecilia is known to our readers: she started collaborating with Neapolitan Club in autumn 2011, she was our special correspondent from the European Championships in Dublin, where with Jan Van Cleeff she produced the Live Show broadcast by BTCC, the web tv co-produced by Neapolitan Club and NewInBridge (previously Laura Cecilia is also taking care of the Polish edition of our articles.

Neapolitan Club congratulates her for this nice result achieved with Stelio Di Bello, and thanks her for her precious help to our website.

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