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Bessis-Volcker Grab Pairs Gold (EBL)

Bessis-Volcker Grab Pairs Gold

Tromso (Nor.), July 12, 2015 At the Open European Championships in Tromso it was France’s Thomas Bessis & Frederic Volcker who came through to become the European Open Pairs Champions. It was a second gold for Thomas Bessis, who won the Open Teams in 2007. Sweden’s Anders Morath & Bengt-Erik Efraimsson led at various... read more

Omar Sharif Died Aged 83

Cairo (Eg.), July 10, 2015 Actor Omar Sharif, best known for his roles in classic films Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago, has died aged 83. Egypt-born Sharif won two Golden Globe awards and an Oscar nomination for his role as Sherif Ali in David Lean's 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia. He won a further Golden Globe three... read more
Omar Sharif Died Aged 83 (Wikipedia)
Women’s & Senior Pairs Decided (EBL)

Women’s & Senior Pairs Decided

Tromso (No.), July 09, 2015 At the Open Europen Championships in Tromso it was Sweden’s Emma Sjöberg & Sandra Rimstedt installed as the European Women’s Pairs Champions. Poland’s Justyna Zmuda & Katarzyna Dufrat were second and China’s Yan Lu & Yan Liu third. Germany’s Bernhard Sträter & Ulrich Kratz were... read more

Dutch Goldrush At Artic Circle

Tromso (No.), July 09, 2015 After collecting gold medals in the mixed and women’s teams at the Open EC the Dutchies digged for more gold above the artic circle. Having dominated the Round Robin in the open teams event, the team of Orange White was comfortable in the Round of 16, the quarter final and the semi-final and was... read more
Dutch Goldrush At Artic Circle (EBL)
The Fabulous Baker Girls (EBL)

The Fabulous Baker Girls

Tromso (No.), July 08, 2015 Team Baker has won the women's teams at the Open European Championships in Tromso, Norway. The Fabulous Baker Girls truly rule the bridge world. The same players - Lynn Baker-Karen McCallum (USA), Marion Michielsen-Meike Wortel (Netherlands) - were on the team which took the Womens gold at the Red... read more

KO Takes Off in Tromso

Tromso (No.), July 06, 2015 The knock-out stages start at the Open EC in Tromso with today’s Round of 16 and Quarter Finals in the Open section. Team Orange White was the first qualifier from the Round Robin. Pressroom-manager Jan Swaan made a small VIDEO of the Dutchies (Danny Molenaar and Tim Verbeek) playing against the... read more
Molenaar-Verbeek v. Nystrom-Upmark (Jan Swaan)
Willard-Cronier Grab Mixed Gold (EBL)

Willard-Cronier Grab Mixed Gold

Tromso (Norway), July 04, 2015 France’s Philippe Cronier & Sylvie Willard are the new European Open Mixed Pairs Champions. They were always in the top two and a fine last session saw them finish almost two tops clear. It was Philippe’s sixth medal at an European Championship and Sylvie’s ninth. A powerful run brought the... read more