Italy's Golden Run Continues
The european Open Teams Champions
The Seniors Series Champions
It was business as usual for the Azzurri
as Norberto Bocchi, Dano De Falco, Giorgio Duboin, Guido
Ferraro, Lorenzo Lauria, Alfredo Versace, Maria Teresa Lavazza
(Captain) & Massimo Ortensi (Coach) secured a fourth
successive European Open Team Championship title for
the reigning Olympiad Champions. Norway took the silver
medals and Poland the bronze. Long time leaders Russia
were fourth, while the exciting battle for fifth place
saw Israel pip Denmark and France.
|| It was Poland I, represented
by Wit Klapper, Andrzej Milde, Wlodzimierz Stobiecki, Wlodzimierz
Wala, Jerzy Russyan & Andrzej Wilkosz, who secured the
European Senior Team Championship title from the holders,
France 2 and France 1.
The 45th European Bridge Championships,
took place in Arona, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain from 16th
to 30th June 2001. Held every odd-numbered year, this is Europe's
most prestigious competition, comprising the Open Teams, the Ladies
Teams, the Senior Teams, the Ladies Pairs and the Transnational
Ladies Teams Cup.
The Canary Islands are Spain's tropical
paradise and for Spaniards living in mainland Spain they are synonymous
with holidays, as they are for the hundreds and thousands of foreign
tourists who pack the islands' resorts all year round.
The island of Tenerife is the largest
of the Canary archipelago and it is well-known in the world as the
island of eternal spring because of its peerless climate is full
of huge contrasts and has a great variety of scenery in the different
The Championships was played in the "MARE
NOSTRUM RESORT" in Arona, which is in the southern
part of Tenerife. "Mare Nostrum Resort" is a large
complex where every wish is fulfilled. A place that without the
necessity of leaving the resort you can try gastronomy from all
around the world, take part in sports and cultural events, have
a restful, quite holiday...as part of the excitement of participating
the Bridge Championship!