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Peter Fredin & Bjorn Fallenius
Open Pairs Gold Medalists (Sweden)
  Sjoert Brink, Bas Drijver, Bauke Muller, Simon de Wijs,
Eric Laurant (npc) and Anton Maas (coach)
Open Teams Gold Medalists (Netherlands)

The 4th European Open Championships, held in Sanremo, Italy's renowned maritime resort, 12-27 June 2009, was a great occasion for the Euro­pean players! Participation was the highest in such an event since Menton '03, with all WBF zones being represented. Almost all European NBOs took part, and in addition there were 16 NBOs from outside Europe contesting the various events, in which transnational combinations were welcome.

Martine Verbeek & Wietske van Zwol
Women's Pairs Gold Medallists (The Netherlands)
  Amadeo Comella & Jacek Romanski
Senior Pairs Gold Medallists (Italy & Poland)
  Emine Kondakci Sen & Tezcan Sen
Mixed Pairs Gold Medallists (Turkey)

The programme included compeititons for teams and pairs in the open, mixed, women's and senior categories. There was an overall classification in each series (except mixed), leading to the prize money winners. The leaders were:

  • OPEN TEAMS: NED WHITE [Sjoert Brink, Bas Drijver, Bauke Muller, Simon de Wijs, Eric Laurant (npc), Anton Maas (coach)] from the Netherlands
  • OPEN PAIRS: Bjorn Fallenius & Peter Fredin (Sweden)
  • WOMEN TEAMS: CBC MILANO [Gloria Colombo Brugnoni, Luigina Gentili, Mietta Preve, Annalisa Rosetta, Maddalena Severgnini, Marilina Vanuzzi] from Italy
  • WOMEN PAIRS: Martine Verbeek & Wietske van Zwol (Netherlands)
  • SENIOR TEAMS: MIROGLIO [Andrea Buratti, Amadeo Comella & Giulio Bongiovanni (Italy); Apolinary Kowalski & Jacek Romanski (Poland)]
  • SENIOR PAIRS: Amadeo Comella (Italy) & Jacek Romanski (Poland)

The MIXED Teams were won by HAUGE [Rossen Geourgiev Gunev & Desislava Borissova Popova (Bulgaria); Rune Hauge, Anna Malinowski, Gunn Tove Vist & Erik Saelensminde (Norway)], while the MIXED PAIRS title went to Turkey's Emine Kondakci Sen & Tezcan Sen.

CBC Milano, Women's Teams Gold Medallists   Miroglio, Senior Teams Gold Medallists   Hauge, Mixed Teams Gold Medallists

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Following the great organizational success of the third European Open Bridge Championships, held in Antalya, Turkey in 2007, the EBL has announced that the fourth event of the series is to take place in Sanremo, Italy, from 12 to 27 June 2009.

The first three editions of the new event were very well received by the players thanks to the many innovations introduced. In the European Open, European medals and distinctions are possible for all players, irrespective of level. Everybody is able to take part in the various tournaments without advance qualification. There are competitions for every taste: Pairs and Teams, open to all players or restricted to Women, Seniors and Mixed - and one may choose which to contest.

The European Open welcomes players not only from Europe, but from all over the world. In addition, all events are transnational - that is to say, everybody may play with anybody, without any nationality restrictions.


For the competition results of the 3rd European Open Championship (Antalya, Turkey, 2007), click here.
For a complete list of the previous events, their venues and winners, click here.


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