Ostende 2013: 6th European Open Bridge Championships

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Open Pairs: Roy Welland & Sabine Auken are the new European Champions. Catherine D’Ovidio and Janice Seamon-Molson won the Women event and Nicholas Fitzgibbon & Adam Mesbur were first in the senior.

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On 29 June, 2013 At 20:35

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 Source: Ostende 2013 Bulletins

  

Videos/Pictures:www.NewInBridge.com

 Saturday June 29th 2013

2013 European Open Pairs Championship

It is inherently more exciting to play a pairs event using Barometer Scoring, and all three finals gave the thousands of  BBO spectators plenty to get excited about. The three medal winning pairs in the European Open Pairs Championship swapped the lead several times before Roy Welland & Sabine Auken edged ahead of Jan Jansma & Zia Mahmood on the very last board, leaving Nils Kåre Kvangraven & Terje Lie in third place. In the Women’s final the long time leaders saw almost all their lead disappear before re-establishing themselves at the top. The new Champions, Catherine D’Ovidio and Janice Seamon-Molson finished clear of Marion Michielsen & Meike Wortel and Véronique Bessis & Carole Puillet. In the Senior Pairs Nicholas Fitzgibbon & Adam Mesbur charged  through the field to overtake the long time leaders, Michael Elinescu & Entscho Wladow with Stephan Cabaj & Wlodzimierz Ilnicki finishing third.

The Open:

Jan Jansma-Zia Mahomood

Jan Jansma-Zia Mahomood

With less than 4 boards to play Zia Mahmood -Jan Jansma became the new leaders, but in the last board they played a 6 slam, the Q position wasnt favorable and lose the championship…See what hapened

Last positions: All Results

1 AUKEN Sabine WELLAND Roy GER – USA 56.27
2 JANSMA Jan MAHMOOD Zia NED – USA 56.18
3 KVANGRAVEN Nils Kare LIE Terje NOR – NOR 55.82
4 CARROLL John HANLON Tom IRL – IRL 54.43
5 GINOSSAR Eldad PACHTMAN Ron ISR – ISR 54.29
         

This is a NIB interview to Sabine Auken:

Women Pairs:

In the Women’s final the long time leaders saw almost all their lead disappear before re-establishing themselves at the top. The new Champions, Catherine D’Ovidio and Janice Seamon-Molson finished clear of Marion Michielsen & Meike Wortel and Véronique Bessis & Carole Puillet. All Results.

1 D’OVIDIO Catherine SEAMON-MOLSON Janice FRA – USA 57.59
2 MICHIELSEN Marion WORTEL Meike NED – NED 56.25
3 BESSIS Veronique PUILLET Carole FRA – FRA 55.97
4 SMEDEREVAC Jovanka WEIGKRICHT Terry AUT – AUT 55.64
5 MADSEN Christina Lund YAVAS Dilek DEN – TUR 55.30

This is an interview by NIB to the sub-champions from Netherlands; Marion Michielsen and Meike Wortel.

Senior Pairs

In the Senior Pairs Nicholas Fitzgibbon & Adam Mesbur charged  through the field to overtake the long time leaders,
Michael Elinescu & Entscho Wladow with Stephan Cabaj & Wlodzimierz Ilnicki finishing third. All Results.

1 FITZGIBBON Nicholas MESBUR Adam IRL – IRL 59.81
2 ELINESCU Michael WLADOW Entscho GER – GER 58.73
3 CABAJ Stephan ILNICKI Wlodzimierz SUI – POL 56.72
4 SELLDEN Goran WENNEBERG Bjorn SWE – SWE 56.57
5 BARONI Franco CESATI Alberto ITA – ITA 53.97
         

Wednesday, June 26th 2013

Open Teams Gold, Silver and Bronze

Open Pairs: After the first 10 qualification sessions, first are Zia Mahmood playing with Jan Jansma (USA-NED) with 60,52%, second Ron Patchman-Eldad Ginossar (ISR-ISR) with 59,50% and third Tom Hanlon & John Carroll (IRL-IRL) with 58,76%. 

Thursday June 27th Open Pairs (Semifinal), 5 segments of 10 boards
W/S Pairs (Qualification, Day 1 of 2), 5 segments of 10 boards

These are the results session by session:

25 June 2013 Qualification Session 1
Qualification Session 2
Qualification Session 3
Qualification Session 4
Qualification Session 5
26 June 2013 Qualification Session 6
Qualification Session 7
Qualification Session 8
Qualification Session 9
Qualification Session 10

Tuesday; June 25th 2013

Marcin Mazurkiewicz, Krzysztof Jassem, Jakub Wojcieszek, Pawel Jassem, Piotr Gawrys and Piotr Tuszynski.

Mazurkiewicz: Marcin Mazurkiewicz, Krzysztof Jassem, Jakub Wojcieszek, Pawel Jassem, Piotr Gawrys and Piotr Tuszynski.

After a day full of drama it was Mazurkiewicz, Piotr Gawrys, Krzysztof Jassem, Pawel Jassem, Marcin Mazurkiewicz, Piotr
Tuszynski & Jakub Wojcieszek who emerged as the new European Open Team Champions. After a remarkable 1 IMP win in their semi final they came from behind to defeat the sentimental favourites, Breno, Mario D’Avossa, Benito Garozzo, Riccardo Intonti, Massimo Lanzarotti, Andrea Manno & Romain Zaleski in an exciting final followed by thousands on BBO. Isrmany, Alon Birman, Ilan Herbst, Ophir Herbst, Dror Padon, Josef  Piekarek & Alexander Smirnov took the bronze medals.

Breno, Mario D’Avossa, Benito Garozzo, Riccardo Intonti, Massimo Lanzarotti, Andrea Manno & Romain Zaleski

Breno: Mario D’Avossa, Benito Garozzo, Riccardo Intonti, Massimo Lanzarotti, Andrea Manno, Romain Zaleski

   
Isrmany, Alon Birman, Ilan Herbst, Ophir Herbst, Dror Padon, Josef Piekarek & Alexander Smirnov took the bronze medals.

Isrmany: Alon Birman, Ilan Herbst, Ophir Herbst, Dror Padon, Josef Piekarek, Alexander Smirnov

All Results Click Here

In the semifinals the BRENO team from Italy defeated the french team: GROUPE FRANCE and the MAZURKIEWICZ team defeated ISRMANY team.

MAZURKIEWICZ:  GAWRYS Piotr, JASSEM Krzysztof, JASSEM Pawel, MAZURKIEWICZ Marcin(pc), TUSZYNSKI Piotr, WOJCIESZEK Jakub

BRENO: AVOSSA Mario D’, GAROZZO Benito, INTONTI Riccardo, LANZAROTTI Massimo, MANNO Andrea, ZALESKI Romain(pc)

 SEMIFINALS

Team c/o Segment
1 Tot 2 Total
france GROUPE FRANCE 0 12 12 33 45
Italy BRENO 0 50 50 32 82

 

Team c/o Segment
1
Tot
2
Total
Poland MAZURKIEWICZ 0 23 23 10 33
Israel ISRMANY 0 22 22 10 32

Monday;  June 24th 2013

China I, Zejun Zhuang (NPC), Xuefeng Feng, Liping Wang, Yu Zhang, Wen Fei Wang

China I, Zejun Zhuang (NPC), Xuefeng Feng, Liping Wang, Yu Zhang, Wen Fei Wang the winners of the Women Teams.

   
Team Lavec: Peter Billgren, Björn Sanzen, Mats Pettersson, Sven-Olov Flodqvist,

Team Lavec: Peter Billgren, Björn Sanzen, Mats Pettersson, Sven-Olov Flodqvist, the winners of the Seniors Teams

China I, Xuefeng Feng, Wen Fei Wang, Liping Wang, Yu Zhang, Zejun Zhuang (NPC) defeated Dutch Women, Carla Arnolds, Jet Pasman, Anneke Simons, Wietske van Zwol, Alex van Reenen (NPC) to win the European Open Women Teams, with Italia I, Caterina Ferlazzo, Gabriella Manara, Simonetta Paoluzi, Annalisa Rosetta, Ilaria Saccavini, Marilina Vanuzzi, Gianpaolo Rinaldi (NPC) taking the bronze.
Lavec, Peter Billgren, Sven-Olov Flodqvist, Björn Sanzen & Mats Pettersson (PC) overcame Hansen, Heinrich Berger, Hubert Obermair, Franz Terraneo & Renate Hansen (PC) to become the Senior Team Champions with Bardin, Franco Garbosi, Luigina Gentili, Carlo Maria Gentili, Silvio Tosi, Paolo Uggeri & Antonio Bardin (PC) third. In the Open Teams, the four semi-finalists are Groupe France, Breno, Isrmany and Mazurkiewicz.

Running Scores: Teams: OpenWomenSeniors


Sunday; June 23rd 2013

Poland topped the table in the Open Teams, followed by Apollosoyuz and Isrmany. These three are joined
by the next thirteen teams in the knock out phase. China dominated the Women’s event and they are joined in the knock out by Dutch Women, Austria and Italia I. Bardin was a clear first in the Seniors and the other qualifiers are Johnson, Hansen and Lavec. Team Rosters: Open, Women, Senior.

First 10 Positions

Open Women Senior
Rank Team VPs Rank Team VPs Rank Team VPs
1 POLAND 146.48 1 CHINA 1 154.56 1 BARDIN 146.73
2 APOLLOSOYUZ 139.57 2 DUTCH WOMEN 122.89 2 JOHNSON 136.29
3 ISRMANY 136.81 3 AUSTRIA 121.94 3 HANSEN 119.41
4 COOREMAN 133.85 4 ITALIA 1 121.85 4 LAVEC 116.35
5 VITAS 131.26 5 BAKER 118.81 5 SZENBERG 113.00
6 ONSTEIN ACES 129.86 6 SWEDEN 110.97 6 VRIEND 112.62
7 MAHAFFEY 128.16 7 USRUFRA 109.42 7 GERMANY SENIORS 109.32
8 GROUPE FRANCE 128.06 8 POLAND 108.04 8 MCGOWAN 107.09
9 ASSAEL 127.45 9 ITALIA 2 106.76 9 FRANCE SENIORS 105.78
10 VENTIN 127.15 10 PINK 103.18 10 MARKOWICZ 104.93
                 

All Results Click Here


 Friday 21th June 20103

European Mixed Teams Champions 2013

Gold for: NED AUT. Players: BERTENS Huub, MICHIELSEN Marion, PROOIJEN Ricco van, SMEDEREVAC Jovanka, VERBEEK Martine, WERNLE Sascha

NedAut: Marion Michielsen, Jovi Smederevac, Ricco van Prooijen, Martine Verbeek, Sascha Wernle, Huub Bertens

NedAut First: Marion Michielsen, Jovi Smederevac, Ricco van Prooijen, Martine Verbeek, Sascha Wernle, Huub Bertens

 
Austria: Martin Schifko, Terry Weigkricht, Iris Grümm, Arno Lindermann, NPC Frédéric Girardot.

Austria Second: Martin Schifko, Terry Weigkricht, Iris Grümm, Arno Lindermann, NPC Frédéric Girardot.

Team Schaltz came third: Peter Schaltz, Dorthe Schaltz, Nadia Bekkouche, Peter Fredin

Team Schaltz came third: Peter Schaltz, Dorthe Schaltz, Nadia Bekkouche, Peter Fredin

After Round 12 the two teams in the top positions faced for the the first and second position: Austria vs AUT NED (no carry-over), the next two teams meet for the third and fourth, Schaltz vs Troll (without carry-over) and the rest continue to play normally  a consolation. Running Scores: Click Here.

Final For 1st and 2nd Place   Set 1      Set 2       Total 
NED AUT   52   40   92
AUSTRIA   17    34   41
                       
Play Offs for 3rd and 4th Place   Set 1   Set 2    Total
Schaltz   46    15    61
Troll   22    25    47
             

  All results from the 5th place: Click Here


 

Wednesday 19th June 2013

At the end of the first day’s play in the European Open Mixed Teams Championship Czech Republic lead with 84.24 followed by Ned/Aut on 78.84 and Schaltz, 74.99. The come Dehaye on 73.15, Austria with 72.06 and Gotard, 69.58 You could throw a handkerchief over the next ten teams, so there is still more than enough time for anyone to move into a challenging position. Running Scores: Click Here.

First five Positions:

Final Rankings
Rank Team VPs
1 AUSTRIA 154.28
2 NED AUT 148.51
3 SCHALTZ 132.33
4 GOTARD 130.94
5 CONNECTOR POLAND 130.79
     

All Mixed Teams Results:

19 June 2013 Swiss Round 1
Swiss Round 2
Swiss Round 3
Swiss Round 4
Swiss Round 5
20 June 2013 Swiss Round 6
Swiss Round 7
Swiss Round 8
Swiss Round 9
Swiss Round 10

Mixed Teams Roster


 Tuesday 18th June 2013

Video by Serge de Muller

They won in 2007 in Antalya, were second in San Remo in 2009 (when they were also members of the winning Mixed Team) and with their victory in yesterday’s Mixed Pairs Championship Bulgaria’s Rosen Gunev and Dessy Popova are now the toast of Ostend as they celebrate their third European Open title, which confirms them as one of the best Mixed Pairs in Europe. The runners-up were France’s Marc Bompis and Sylvie Willard, with the Bulgarian/Turkish combination of Zahari Zahariev and Netsy Sayer third.

First Positions : All Standings

Rank Pairs   Nationality
 GUNEV Rossen Geourgiev  POPOVA Desislava Borissova BUL – BUL 57.55
 BOMPIS Marc  WILLARD Sylvie FRA – FRA 57.27
 SAYER Netsy  ZAHARIEV Zahari TUR – BUL 56.45
 AUKEN Sabine  WELLAND Roy GER – USA 55.80
 HELNESS Gunn  HELNESS Tor NOR – MON 55.69
 GOLIN Cristina  LANZAROTTI Massimo ITA – ITA 55.29
 GROMOV Andrey  GROMOVA Victoria RUS – RUS 55.09
 BERTENS Huub  VERBEEK Martine NED – NED 54.74
 CRONIER Philippe  D’OVIDIO Catherine FRA – FRA 53.52
10   EGGELING Marie  GOTARD Thomas GER – GER 53.33
         

Monday 17th June 2013

After the first 4 sessions of the final, where were played 50 boards, a pair from Italy is leading the championship with 60.81%: Cristina Golin & Massimo Lanzarotti….

Cristina Golin

Cristina Golin

 
Massimo Lanzarotti

Massimo Lanzarotti

Mixed Pairs Final: Cumulative after Session 4

First 5 Positions: All Standings Click Here

Rank Pairs   Nationality %
1 GOLIN Cristina LANZAROTTI Massimo ITA – ITA 60.81
2 MOLLE Linda TER LAARE Marco NED – NED 59.76
3 BOMPIS Marc WILLARD Sylvie FRA – FRA 59.75
4 GUNEV Rossen Geourgiev POPOVA Desislava Borissova BUL – BUL 58.44
5 BERTENS Huub VERBEEK Martine NED – NED 56.36

Sunday 16th june 2013

EBL President Yves Aubry con Niko Geldhof, Ostend’s Alderman for Tourism.

EBL President Yves Aubry con Niko Geldhof, Ostend’s Alderman for Tourism.

The 6th European Open Bridge Championships got under way on Saturday with a brief message of welcome from European Bridge League President Yves Aubry. Play began with 208 pairs competing in the first four sessions of the Mixed Pairs. Qualification continues today. The final sessions will be played on Monday and Tuesday. The leaders after eight sessions are BARR Ronnie y GINOSSAR Eldad de Israel. Full standings: Click Here

  Mixed Pairs Qualifier: Cumulative after Session 8

First Positions:

Rank Pairs   Nationality %
 BARR Ronnie  GINOSSAR Eldad ISR – ISR 60.93
 BOMPIS Marc  WILLARD Sylvie FRA – FRA 58.55
 CRONIER Philippe  D’OVIDIO Catherine FRA – FRA 57.79
 MOLLE Linda  TER LAARE Marco NED – NED 57.73
 KOWALSKI Apolinary  MISZEWSKA Ewa POL – POL 57.45
 GOLIN Cristina  LANZAROTTI Massimo ITA – ITA 57.11
 DUFRAT Katarzyna  NOWOSADZKI Michal POL – POL 56.89
 POPA Michaela  TRAPANI Gaspare ITA – ITA 56.67
         

 Mixed Pairs —Important information

After Sunday, 16th June 2013 qualification, the top 52 pairs will advance to the final, playing 52 boards tomorrow, Monday June 17, and 50 boards Tuesday, June 18. As stated in the Supplemental Conditions of contest, there will be carry-over scores from the qualification into the final.  Non-qualifiers are welcome to play a side event for free on Monday. In addition to the daily Open Pairs, a one- or two-day Swiss Teams is planned if there are sufficient entries.

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