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Jovi kibitzing Johan Upmark (EBL)

Champion declined from playing

Tromso (Norway), June 29, 2015 Jovanka Smederevac will not defend her Mixed Team title at the Open European Championships in Tromso, Norway. She had won this title at the previous Open European Championships in Ostend 2013. The reason is that Jovi, Jovanka’s nickname, is not in good standing with her NBO, the Austrian Bridge... read more
 

uBid Fit For iOS

The Hague (NL), June 18, 2015 We are very proud to announce that uBid, the new app on bidding, is fit for iOS. Just check Apple’s App Store and download the app. uBid is designed for smartphones and tablets. With uBid you practice and improve your bidding skills. Great funuBid is great fun. The hands are designed by a team of... read more
Giorgio-Wally on iOS
 
Lorenzo Lauria (Louk Herber)

Lauria: Verdict Might Be Dangerous

Rome (It.), June 16, 2015 Interview with Lorenzo Lauria by Laura Camponeschi for NewInbridge ((English translation by Laura Cecilia Porro).LC: The European Open Championships will soon kick off in Tromsø, Norway and the Italian stars have not signed up yet. Why?LL: Alfredo's [Versace] and my participation is determined by... read more
 

No Proof of UI in Fantunes Case

Salsomaggiore Terme (It.), June 15, 2015 The National Sports Judge (solicitor Tommaso Toniolo)'s verdict about the lawsuit against Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes has been published today. Read full text in Italian HERE. Fantoni and Nunes, the no. 1 and 2 bridge players in the world, were charged because of “an abnormal play, which... read more
No Proof of UI in Fantunes Case
 
Claudio Nunes (WBF)

Nunes’ Black-out

Salsomaggiore Terme (It.), June 12, 2015 A  hand defended by Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes – the current no. 1 and 2 players of the World Bridge Federation – was under investigation and forwarded to the Federal Public Prosecutor Office.  The note concerns board 19 of the 4th stanza of the Open Teams Italian Championships... read more
 

Forza Fellus

Bridgetown (Barbados), June 01, 2015 Last week your editor had the privilege to produce the Bulletin of the CACBF Championships held at beautiful Barbados. Naturally Gianarrigo Rona was there for a short stay. The President of the World  Bridge Federation was accompanied by a young man who I vaguely recognised as the cameraman of... read more
Simon Fellus (Elisabeth van Ettinger)
 

Voodoo Play-of-the-Day

Barbados Beach Club (Bar.), May 23, 2015 WBF Zone 5 – the Central American and Caribbean Bridge Federation – migth be considered as the Voodoo Zone where interesting and sometimes very strange things occur at the bridge table. Your editor has the pleasure doing staffwork for 5 consecutive CABF Zonal Championships. We are just about to... read more