2015 Copenhagen Bridge Invitational: The PRO/AM

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    III Copenhagen Bridge Invitational – CBI Pro / Am, 15 january 2015

    The Copenhagen Invitational is a biennial event that was played for the first time in 2011 and was repeated in 2013. The first tournament on the CBI is a PRO/AM event, this thursday January 15th, 56 pairs participated in the Copenhagen Bridge Invitational PRO/AM at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel.

    The PRO/AM, is first of all a fun event. The amateurs had bid for their professional partners in an auction over several months, there were also playing some am/am pairs in the field. Some of the prices payed for the stars were: Dennis Bilde went for 4500 DKK = 700 USD. Versace was bought for 3500 DDK (about 550 USD) and Sabine Auken 4000 DKK…All the prices Click Here.

    Christian Lahrmann, (11)
    Christian Lahrmann, (11)

    Per-Ola Cullin – Christian Lahrmann won the 2015 PRO/AM

    The participants played 14 Rounds – 2 boards per round. The event was transmited in BBO, so the kibitzers could watch, many of the world bridge stars as Zia Mahmood, Gus Hansen the poker-player, Thomas Bessis…

    Per-Ola Cullin
    Per-Ola Cullin

    After de first three rounds Peter Fredin – Lars Peter Damgaard were leading the field and one round later Dennis Bilde – Jørgen Overgaard were first. When Round 8 started, Alfredo Versace – Jan Nielsen led the field and they stayed there for the next 4 rounds, while the winners worked hard to climb from the 8th position to the first in Round 12 with only two rounds to go. Finally they won the event after losing the lead in Round 13.

    Christian Lahrmann, 11 years old played: Has played bridge for 4 years. Is the youngest national Denmark player and has represented his country for the first time in the 2012 European Junior Teams Championship.

    Christian Lahrmann 5-7-12
    Christian Lahrmann playing in 2012

    Second arrived Thomas Vang Larsen – Ulla Clausen and third were Michael Barel – Lars Øgaard. All the standings Click Here.

    These were all the Participants:

    1 Dennis Bilde – Jørgen Overgaard 1 ØV
    2 Lars Lund Madsen – Ole Elmegaard Mortensen 2 ØV
    3 Marion Michielsen – Peter Teisen 3 ØV
    4 Gabriel Chagas – Per Skov 4 ØV
    5 Andrey Gromov – Preben Schmidt 5 ØV
    6 Tommy Garvey – Nadia Bekkouche 6 NS
    7 Alon Birman – Leise Hemberg 7 NS
    8 Leonardo Cima – Charlotte Brandgaard 7 ØV
    9 Mustafa Cem Tokay – Søren Bune 6 ØV
    10 Michael Fiorini – Knut Blakset 5 NS
    11 Henrik Nielsen – Jan Tino Knudsen 4 NS
    12 Michael Pedersen – Leif Krøgh Jørgensen 3 NS
    13 Poul-Michael la Cour – Lene la Cour 2 NS
    14 Peter Bertheau – Nils Foss 1 NS
    15 Morten Bilde – Karsten Hansen-Nord 8 NS
    16 Michael Askgaard – Jette Nyvang Jørgensen 9 NS
    17 Geir Helgemo – Lone Kiær 10 NS
    18 Thomas Bessis – Troels Kristensen 11 ØV
    19 Boye Brogeland – Peter Kraunsøe 12 ØV
    20 Per-Ola Cullin – Christian Lahrmann 13 ØV
    21 Yaniv Zack – Helle Rasmussen 14 NS
    22 Mats Nilsland – Håkan Wallmark 14 ØV
    23 David Bakhshi – Lene Fiorini 13 NS
    24 Birgitte Thunbo Christensen – Finn Thunbo Christensen 12 NS
    25 Tove Rasmussen – John Dybdahl 11 NS
    26 Johan Evensen – Christian Mylin 10 ØV
    27 Elisabeth Boel – Birgitte Danielsen 9 ØV
    28 Tom Hanlon – Gustav Hansen 8 ØV
    29 Søren Christiansen – Henrik Gosvig 15 ØV
    30 Thomas Vang Larsen – Ulla Clausen 16 ØV
    31 Tor Helness – Tom Jacobsgaard 17 NS
    32 Alfredo Versace – Jan Nielsen 18 NS
    33 Diego Brenner – Anders Hagen 19 ØV
    34 Roy Welland – Brian Skjønnemann 20 NS
    35 John Carroll – Anne Mette R Schaltz 21 NS
    36 Björn Fallenius – Lise Helm 21 ØV
    37 Andrew McIntosh – Lisbeth Grove 20 ØV
    38 Jessica Hayman – Gilad Ofir 19 NS
    39 Charlotte Platen – Jette Nørgaard 18 ØV
    40 Anne Friberg – Preben Goth 17 ØV
    41 Anne-Mette Mersing – Charlotte Haugaard 16 NS
    42 Michel Bessis – Veikko Kinnunen 15 NS
    43 Sabine Auken – Rikke Capion Justesen 22 ØV
    44 Kasper Konow – Lilian Askgaard 23 NS
    45 Zia Mahmood – Lars R. Mathiesen 24 ØV
    46 Simon De Wijs – Anne Mette Staugaard 25 NS
    47 Peter Fredin – Lars Peter Damgaard 26 ØV
    48 Michael Barel – Lars Øgaard 27 NS
    49 Johan Upmark – Jeppe Juhl 28 ØV
    50 Fredrik Nyström – Marianne Willumsen 28 NS
    51 Alexander Dubinin – Erikas Vainikonis 27 ØV
    52 Kristoffer Rasmussen – Rico Hemberg 26 NS
    53 Hans Grundtvig Sørensen – Kurt Jensen 25 ØV
    54 Anne-Grete Gadsbøll – Hanne Krebs 24 NS
    55 Beret Vainer – Ragna Brandt 23 ØV
    56 Valerio Giubilo – Emanuela Pramotton 22 NS