Slava Cup: February 21 – 23, 2014 in the Danilovskaya Hotel.
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The Slava Cup in honor of the disappeared Russian bridge player, Slava Grinuk, has become one of the most prestigious events in Russia.
Slava Grinuk was born in 1970 and died in 1999. When asked who was Slava, Vladimir Ivanov, from Moscow told the following story: «Slava Grinuk was a bridge player from Moscow. He died very young of cancer, and his friends, who were not bridge players, decided that the best thing they could do to remember him was to establish an Annual Bridge Tournament that bear his name. » These friends sponsor the event each year.
The same people continue sponsoring the event today, although they dont play and will ever play bridge. This year the Slava Cup 2014 venue is the Danilovskaya Hotel from 21- 23 February 2014.
The event consists of two tournaments: a team tournament= TOP8 and a pairs tournament= TOP 36.
These are the teams:
1. Diyan Danailov, Jerry Stamatov, Ivan Nanev, Rosen Gunev
2. Pierre Zimmermann, Franck Multon, Geir Helgemo, Tor Helness, Fulvio Fantoni, Claudio Nunes
3. Alon Birman, Dror Padon, Ilan Herbst, Lotan Fisher, Ophir Herbst, Ron Schwartz
4. Andrey Arlovich, Erikas Vainikonis, Ivan Semenov, Vitold Sliva, Krzysztof Buras, Grzegorz Narkiewicz
5. Alexander Dubinin, Andrey Gromov, Evgeni Gladysh, Mikhail Krasnosselski, Alejandro Bianchedi
6. Romain Zaleski, Philippe Cronier, Andrea Manno, Massimo Lanzarotti
7. Sabine Auken, Roy Welland, Juan Carlos Ventin, Boye Brogeland
8. Sjoert Brink, Berend van de Bos, Sebastian Drijver, Jiris Van Lankveld, Herman Drenkelfor
Last year the winner of the TOP 8 event was the Monaco Team, playing with: Franck Multon, Fulvio Fantoni, Geir Helgemo, Henri Fissore, Klaudio Nunes
Team tournament: TOP 8
The team tournament consists of two stages. On the first stage the teams play a complete round-robin qualifier (7 matches x 14 boards). The result of each match shall be calculated in IMP and then converted into VP in accordance with the official scale of World Bridge Federation (20:0). At the end of the round-robin qualifier the first two ranked teams will play final to determine the title (4 segments x 14 boards), the third and the forth places will play the match for third place (3 segments x 14 boards), the 5 – 8 places play round-robin (3 matches x 14 boards) with 100% of the IMPs and VPs achieved against the other not qualified 3 teams from the first round-robin.
Pair tournament: TOP 36
The tournament will be organized as a “Swiss pairs” tournament and will consist of 15 8-board rounds. The line-up in the first round will be made in accordance with the sport grade, by the principle «first with medium», in the last two rounds the first place will play strictly against the second place, the third – strictly against the four, the fifth – strictly against the sixth etc. The result of each board will be calculated in IMP and then the total amount of IMP in each round will be converted into VP in accordance with the scale “Sunday Times” 60:0 where 1 IMP = 1 VP, so it is not possible in one round to win or to lose more than 30 IMP. Average plus or minus are, respectively, equal plus or minus 3 IMP.
1 st place = $ 11,000
2 nd place = $ 7,000
3 rd place = $ 4,000
4 th place = $ 2,000
5 th place = $ 2,000
1 st place = $ 5,000
2 nd place = $ 3,000
3 rd place = $ 2,000
4 th place = $ 1,500
5 th place = $ 1,000
6 th place = $ 1,000
7 th place = $ 500
8 th place = $ 500
20 th place = $ 500