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“Written in the Hands” – Jaime (Jimmy) Ortiz Patiño has passed away


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Jaime Ortiz-PatiñoI have known this sad news from the golf site Patiño, born in Paris in 1930 by Bolivian parents, had been in facts a strong golf-player as well. Patiño had been president of the World Bridge Federation (WBF) from 1976 to 1986; his love for bridge is attested by the efforts he made to broaden its family: he established the Central American-Caribbean and Asia & the Middle East Zones. The Encyclopedia also reports that Patiño was the “prime force” to introduce the screens, it happened the first time in 1975 Bermuda Bowl, but he first suggested it in 1958 Bermuda Bowl of Como. Read the full story

“Scritto nelle mani” – Jaime (Jimmy) Ortiz Patiño se n’è andato


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Jaime Ortiz-PatiñoHo appreso questa notizia triste dal sito di golf Patiño, nato a Parigi nel 1930 da genitori boliviani, era stato infatti anche un forte giocatore di golf. Fu presidente della World Bridge Federation (WBF) dal 1976 al 1986; il suo amore per il bridge è attestato dagli sforzi che fece per allargarne la famiglia: fu lui ad istituire le zone Centro America-Caraibi e Asia & Medio Oriente. L’Enciclopedia riporta anche che Patiño fu il primo a propugnare l’adozione dei sipari, ciò che avvenne per la prima volta nella Bermuda Bowl del 1975, ma lui la suggerì già nella Bermuda Bowl del 1958 a Como. Read the full story

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 »

Laura Cecilia Porro

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