Ostende 2013: 6th European Open Bridge Championships
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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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.
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:
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.
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:
Tuesday; June 25th 2013
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.
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)
Monday; June 24th 2013
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.
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
|9||ASSAEL||127.45||9||ITALIA 2||106.76||9||FRANCE SENIORS||105.78|
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
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|
|Play Offs for 3rd and 4th Place||Set 1||Set 2||Total|
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:
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
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
|1||GUNEV Rossen Geourgiev||POPOVA Desislava Borissova||BUL – BUL||57.55|
|2||BOMPIS Marc||WILLARD Sylvie||FRA – FRA||57.27|
|3||SAYER Netsy||ZAHARIEV Zahari||TUR – BUL||56.45|
|4||AUKEN Sabine||WELLAND Roy||GER – USA||55.80|
|5||HELNESS Gunn||HELNESS Tor||NOR – MON||55.69|
|6||GOLIN Cristina||LANZAROTTI Massimo||ITA – ITA||55.29|
|7||GROMOV Andrey||GROMOVA Victoria||RUS – RUS||55.09|
|8||BERTENS Huub||VERBEEK Martine||NED – NED||54.74|
|9||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….
Mixed Pairs Final: Cumulative after Session 4
First 5 Positions: All Standings Click Here
|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
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
|1||BARR Ronnie||GINOSSAR Eldad||ISR – ISR||60.93|
|2||BOMPIS Marc||WILLARD Sylvie||FRA – FRA||58.55|
|3||CRONIER Philippe||D’OVIDIO Catherine||FRA – FRA||57.79|
|4||MOLLE Linda||TER LAARE Marco||NED – NED||57.73|
|5||KOWALSKI Apolinary||MISZEWSKA Ewa||POL – POL||57.45|
|6||GOLIN Cristina||LANZAROTTI Massimo||ITA – ITA||57.11|
|7||DUFRAT Katarzyna||NOWOSADZKI Michal||POL – POL||56.89|
|8||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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