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WBF Election Time: Interview with Al Levy

16 August 2017

During the 2017 World Teams Championships in Lyon (France) the election for a new WBF President will be held. The candidates are three: Gianarrigo Rona (current WBF President), Yves Aubry (EBL President) and Al Levy (current WBF Executive Vice-President).

WBF Election Time: Interview with Yves Aubry

15 August 2017

Leggi in italiano » During the 2017 World Teams Championships in Lyon (France) the election for a new WBF President will be held. The candidates are three: Gianarrigo Rona (current WBF President), Yves Aubry (EBL President) and Al Levy (current WBF Executive Vice-President).

WBF President: Election Time

13 August 2017

Leggi in italiano » During the 2017 World Teams Championships in Lyon (France) the election for a new WBF President will be held.

2017 World Bridge Teams Championships

11 August 2017

43rd World Bridge Teams Championships – Lyon, France • 12 – 26 August 2017.

Balicki -Żmudzinski Case: Updates

20 July 2017

Leggi in italiano » Balicki -Żmudzinski Case. During the latest meeting of the PZBS (PBU -Polish Bridge Union) Board, held in Warsaw on 13th July 2017, the President discussed the case of the proceedings against the pair Cezary Balicki – Adam Żmudziński: The appeal […]

Toronto Summer 2017 NABC

20 July 2017

Leggi in italiano » The 2017 Summer NABC (North American Bridge Championships) will be held in Toronto (Canada) from July 2o to 30, 2017. The playing site is the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

The Defensive Signal (Part Two)

19 July 2017

Leggi in italiano » VII. Echo and UDCA signals. The hi-lo carding today is called “Echo”. The signal was born […]

Two Turkish Players banned for life

19 July 2017

Leggi in italiano » On June 8, 2017, the Turkish Bridge Federation (TBF) announced that it has started an investigation into the illegal transmission of signals between a player, Salim Yilankiran and a kibitzer, Zafer Tigan. The issue arose at a tournament in Ankara on June 4, 2017. The […]

Funbridge: 2017 World Bridge Team Championships

14 July 2017

Funbridge, the European leader in online bridge, will be broadcasting matches live via its app on the occasion of the  43rd World Bridge Team Championships held in Lyon.

The Defensive Signal (Part One)

09 July 2017

Leggi in italiano » This article deals with the subjects to treat with partner when setting up a defensive signal system. It deals only with team-of-four matches, where what matters is beating the contract, less with duplicate match-point tourneys. The article ends with the […]

Zimmermann has hired Lauria and Versace

26 June 2017

Leggi in italiano » Pierre Zimmermann has hired Alfredo Versace and Lorenzo Lauria: within two years, the Italian stars will be able to obtain the residency in Monaco and represent the country from the 2019 World Championships.

PBU Department of Discipline: Decision on Balicki -Żmudzinski (Full text)

25 June 2017

Leggi in italiano » Decision of PBU Department of Discipline on Balicki -Żmudzinski

Balicki – Żmudzinski Case: Decision of PBU Departement of Discipline

25 June 2017

Leggi in italiano » The Polish Bridge Union (PBU) has published the Decision of the Department of Discipline on Balicki – Żmudzinski Case:

2017 European Open Championships: Roll of Honour

25 June 2017

8th European Open Championships – Montecatini, Italy • 10 – 24 June 2017.

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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 protected 3NT […]

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IBF Special Ethics Committee: Sanctions for Fisher and Schwartz

Posted on 14 February 2017

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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 […]


Rona re-elected as WBF President

Posted on 17 August 2017

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The current President of the WBF (World Bridge Federation), Gianarrigo Rona, was re-elected for a third four-year term.

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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!

Alfredo Versace: My Future as a Freelancer (interview)

Posted on 07 January 2017

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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 […]

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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»

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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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