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IBF Special Ethics Committee: Sanctions for Fisher and Schwartz

14 February 2017

Leggi in italiano » In August 2016 the IBF Special Ethics Committe  published its verdict about Fisher-Schwartz’s case: The Committee holds that Mr Fisher and Mr Schwartz engaged in fraud by transferring prohibiten information to one another during international competitions (2014 […]

EBL: No sanction for Balicki and Zmudzinski

12 February 2017

Leggi in italiano » Today the EBL (European Bridge League) has posted the full text of the decision of the EBL Disciplinary Commission concerning Cezary Balicki and Adam Zmudzinski.

Palace Cup 2017

06 February 2017

The  2017 PALACE CUP  will be held from 5th till 9th April 2017 at Pałac Prymasowski in Warsaw (Poland). This event is organized by foundation and Congress&Exhibition Centre Pałac Prymasowski.

Nordic Junior Camp 2017

05 February 2017

The 2017 Nordic Junior Camp will be held in Falkenberg (Sweden) from 13 to 17 April, 2017. Juniors from all countries are welcome to participate in this event.

Marion Michielsen aims to represent Sweden

01 February 2017

Leggi in italiano » The Dutch Champion Marion Michielsen has decided to represent Sweden: together with her new team mate Per-Ola Cullen, she will take part in the National Open trials.

Spring 2017’s Intercity League

01 February 2017

Leggi in italiano » The 27th edition of InterCity League (ICL), will start on Wednesday 8th March and will end on Wednesday 24th May. ICL is the BBO international online Team Championship established in 2004 by the late Tonci Radelja, a Croatian professor of mathematics […]

CAS Hearing for Fantoni & Nunes

31 January 2017

Leggi in italiano » Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes filed an appeal to CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) against the EBL‘s Decision.

TAR dismisses the request of Fantoni & Nunes

26 January 2017

Leggi in italiano » TAR (Regional Administration Tribunal) in Rome has dismissed the precautionary request (application for precautionary injunction) of Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes. In addition, the Italian players shall bear the costs of the current proceedings, for a total of 1000 EUR .

Elinescu-Wladow Affaire: a Neverending Story (7)

26 January 2017

Leggi in italiano » The German Federation (DBV -Deutscher Bridge Verband) has released a new statement about Elinescu-Wladow’s Affaire:  the hearing before the Civil Court of Cologne was held on Tuesday, 24 January 2017, as previously announced.

Lavazza won 2017 Open Teams in Canberra

22 January 2017

  For the second time in a row Lavazza  won the National Open Teams Championship in Canberra. In the final match Lavazza defeated the team captained by Reese Milner.

Fantoni & Nunes appeal to Regional Administration Tribunal

10 January 2017

Leggi in italiano » Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes have filed an appeal to TAR (Regional Administration Tribunal) in Rome against the Italian Federation (FIGB) and the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI).

Alfredo Versace: My Future as a Freelancer (interview)

07 January 2017

Leggi in italiano » Laura Camponeschi: On the 31st of December, Angelini Bridge Ltd ceased its activity. This does not only mean the end of one of the most popular national and international bridge societies, but also the end of a great […]

Lavazza plays the Canberra Summer Festival 2017

07 January 2017

Leggi in italiano » The team captained by Maria Teresa Lavazza will participate in the South-West Pacific Teams Championship, one of the main events of the 45th Canberra Summer Festival of Bridge.

2019 World Teams Championships NOT in The Netherlands

04 January 2017

Leggi in italiano » Contrary to the previously announced, the 2019 World Teams Championships will not be held in The Netherlands.

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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, […]

Boye's War

Fantoni – Nunes: Decision of the ACBL Appeals & Charges Committee

Posted on 07 December 2016

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The American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) has released the followings:


Monaco Cavendish 2017

Posted on 15 February 2017

The Cavendish tournament is underway in Monaco from 14 to 19 February 2017.

Exclusive News

2016 Italian Open Team: NO from Bocchi and Madala

Posted on 17 July 2015

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As announced by Neapolitan Club, last June the Italian Federation (FIGB) had invited the partnership Bocchi-Madala to represent the Italian Open Team for the 2016 season: the European Championships in Budapest and the World Games (ex-Olympics) […]


Fantoni&Nunes: The Lawyer Speaks

Posted on 26 April 2016

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It has been almost nine months since the bridge world has been confronted with what seems to be the biggest scandal in its history. Among others, Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes – the number 1 and 2 players of […]

Let's talk to the champions!

Lorenzo Lauria: “Something happened”

Posted on 16 June 2015

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“Something happened” – Interview to Lorenzo Lauria run by Laura Camponeschi for Neapolitan Club and NewInBridge.

Simply the Best

2015 Italian Open Team Championship: The Bocchi’s Grand Coup

Posted on 03 May 2015

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There is in Italy an important book published in 1941 and never translated in English: it is “Il Gioco di Compressione nel Bridge”, di Adolfo Giannuzzi (translation: squeeze play; but this article is not dealing […]

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 »

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