Laura Camponesch (LC): Norberto, can we announce your new partnership with Antonio Sementa?
Norberto Bocchi (NB): Yes we can! From January 2017 Antonio will officially join Team Lavazza. I am confident that we will be a good partnership, we are highly motivated, more importantly, we are good friends.
LC: Could this new partnership play for the Italian open team in the near future?
NB: This is quite complex, the Italian Bridge Federation decided to focus on younger players. We all hope that the Italian open team will continue to improve and become a competitive force once more at the highest level. Antonio and I will evaluate all our options, but right now we are focusing on becoming one of the best pairs in the game.
LC: With the inclusion of Sementa, Team Lavazza seems to be going from strength to strength.
NB: Team Lavazza now has three top level pairs. Madala-Bianchedi, Duboin-Bilde, who have been playing together for the best part of a year, all play at the very highest level. I’m sure that as a quartet they will reach the highest level in a short time, we are not far behind, time will tell.
LC: When will we see you and Sementa cut your teeth in the field of battle?
NB: We will play in the invitational in Copenhagen this coming January.
LC: Thank you for your time, Norberto!