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2014 Balaton Team Tournament

16 April 2014

Leggi in italiano » The 2nd Balaton Invitational Elite Team Tournament will be held at the Balaton Conference Hotel in Siofok (Hungary) from May 15-18, 2014.

DBV: Provisional Suspension for Elinescu and Wladow

15 April 2014

Leggi in italiano » The German bridge federation (DBV – Deutscher Bridge Verband) has announced the provisional suspension of Elinescu and Wladow.

Schapiro Spring Foursome: Heart and Feeling

13 April 2014

Leggi in italiano » We previously announced that the Team Lavazza – Alejandro Bianchedi, Norberto Bocchi, Giorgio Duboin, Agustin Madala and, of course, Maria Teresa Lavazza – will participate in the Schapiro Spring Foursome (Stratford-upon-Avon, May 2nd-6th), the British Isles’ […]

John Carruthers talks about the Elinescu-Wladow Affaire

12 April 2014

Leggi in italiano » John Carruthers is a Canadian top player and a well-known bridge writer. He is the currently Editor of IBPA (International Bridge Press Association) Bulletin. In issue of April, Carruthers devoted his editorial to the Elinescu-Wladow Affaire:

Italian Teams for Opatija 2014

11 April 2014

Leggi in italiano » The Italian teams which will represent Italy at the forthcoming European Championships in Opatija (Croatia) have been registered at EBL site.

German Open Trials: Buchlev’s reply

10 April 2014

Leggi in italiano » Further to the discussion started by Nedju Buchlev on Roy Welland representing Germany at the upcoming European Bridge Championships, hereunder is Mr. Buchlev’s final reaction.

EBL President: Welland can represent Germany

09 April 2014

Leggi in italiano » Just today Ebl President  Mr Ives Aubry has replied to Nedju Buchlev’s mail about eligibility to play for Germany of Roy Welland. This is the mail Mr Aubry wrote to Buchlev:

Sabine Auken: Roy Welland can represent Germany in Opatija

09 April 2014

Leggi in italiano » Yesterday we published Nedju Buchlev’s objections to Roy Welland’s participation in the trials for the German open team for Opatija. These trials […]

German Open Trials: a Welland Affaire?

08 April 2014

Leggi in italiano » The team of Jörg Fritsche in February won the German Trials for the European Championship of Opatja; in this team there are Sabine Auken, Josef Piekarek, Alexander Smirnov, Roland Rohowsky, and Roy Welland, an American […]

Elinescu-Wladow Affaire: The President’s Speech

08 April 2014

Leggi in italiano » The German Bridge Federation (DBV) has published the Wenning’s speech about the Affaire Elinescu-Wladow. Ulrich Wenning is the Presidente of DBV and his speech was held on April 5, 2014 in Kassel (Germany).

Cayne hired Bessis and Lorenzini for 2014 Spingold

08 April 2014

Leggi in italiano » Jimmy Cayne hired Thomas Bessis and Cédric Lorenzini for 2014 Spingold in Las Vegas. They will replace the Israeli pair Ginossar- Pachtmann.

Van Cleeff and Jansma won the 2014 Dutch Pairs Championschips

07 April 2014

Leggi in italiano » Jan Jansma and Jan van Cleeff have won the 2014 Dutch national pair championship. Second place went to  Kees Bakker and Gert-Jan Ros;  Tim Verbeek and Berry Westra finished third. Jan van […]

Norway won the 2014 White House Junior Internationals

05 April 2014

Leggi in Italiano » Norway won the 2014 White House Junior Internationals (Carrousel Cup): Christian Bakke, Harald Eide, Kristian Ellingsen, Kristoffer Hegge and Lars Eide (npc). In the final match they defeated Germany (Paul Grünke,Vemund Vikjord, Marie Eggeling, Raffael Braun and […]

Lavazza hired Zia for 2014 Spingold

04 April 2014

Leggi in italiano » The great Italian bridge sponsor Maria Teresa Lavazza has hired Zia Mahmood for 2014 Spingold. 

2014 Spring NABC – Nickell wins Vanderbilt

31 March 2014

Leggi in italiano » 2014 Spring NABC – Vanderbilt Knockout Teams in Dallas, Texas. Nickell wins Vanderbilt defeating in final match Monaco.

Chess – 2014′s Candidates: The Comeback of Anand

30 March 2014

Leggi in italiano » Viswanathan Anand has won the Candidate Tourney at Khanty-Mansiysk, in Russia, leaving the second, Vladimir Kramnik, at 1,5 points; the last round is being played, but the Indian champion cannot longer be got. Anand won […]

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The Neapolitan Club: Outline

Posted on 16 February 2010

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The ideas of system - The Neapolitan Club comes mainly from H. S. Vanderbilt  s Strong Club (1926)  and from the Culbertson  System (1934).   It employs sound openings and overcalling, and fully […]


2014 Opatija EC: Angelini wins Italian Open Trials

Posted on 16 February 2014

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The team sponsored by Francesco Angelini (with Leonardo Cima, Valerio Giubilo, Lorenzo Lauria, Antonio Sementa, Alfredo Versace, and npc Lino Bove) won the Italian Open Trials defeating in the final match the team captained by Aldo Giovanni […]


3th Copenhagen Bridge Invitational

Posted on 22 March 2014

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The Danish Bridge Federation is thrilled to present the third edition of the Copenhagen Bridge Invitational from the 15th – 18th of January 2015.


52nd European Team Championships

Posted on 18 April 2014

Follow news about the forthcoming European Championships at Neapolitan Club special page. Click here »


Narkiewicz and Buras resigned from Polish Open Team

Posted on 08 February 2014

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As announced by,  Grzegorz Narkiewicz and Krzysztof Buras resigned from the Polish Open Team. Narkiewicz and Buras are two of the strongest and well-known Polish champions. They played for many […]

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Norberto Bocchi: The Big Bang Theory (Part II)

Posted on 28 January 2014

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During his last interview, Norberto Bocchi mentioned the “Big Bang”, a system he plays with Agustin Madala. Recently Giorgio Duboin and Alejandro […]

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2014 Vanderbilt: The Troubadour

Posted on 28 March 2014

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In the Middle Age there were troubadours that went around to courts and squares to sing stories of arms and loves. Sometimes the protagonist of the story was the troubadour himself, as Manrico in “Il Trovatore” by Giuseppe Verdi, […]

To Guido

Giorgio Duboin: To Guido

Posted on 22 February 2014

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Yesterday 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.

2014 EC Opatija

2014 EC Opatija

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The great Italian champion Norberto Bocchiwill contribute articles on a regular basis to Neapolitan Club. Norberto will refer in his column ‘My Way’ to political issues which may arise in the bridge world and sometimes he will describe interesting hands. Read Bocchi's column»   Read Bocchi's interviews»

Silvio Sbarigia


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 »

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