Thank you for coming to the 21st Madeira International Bridge Open.  We hope you enjoyed yourselves, and that you liked the changes we made this year.

The 22nd Madeira International Bridge Open will be held from 4th to 10th November 2019 (side events 31st October – 2nd November + 11th November).  We hope you will be able to join us.

Obrigado pela sua participação no 21º Open Internacional de Bridge da Madeira.  Esperamos que se tenham divertido e que tenham considerado positivas as novidades deste ano.

O 22º Open Internacional de Bridge da Madeira decorrerá de 4 a 10 de novembro de 2019 (com eventos paralelos 31 de outubro – 2 de novembro + 11 de novembro). Esperamos que possa voltar a estar consosco.

NEWS

2018 Pairs Champions
Dennis Bilde, Mads Eyde

2018 Teams Champions:  Team Forfot
Lars Arthur Johansen, Aasmund Forfot, Sverre Johan Aal, Tor Evind Grude

The pick of the pics:
António Palma (Just Play), Sara Silva of the Welcome Desk (muse of Team Sara Silva), Mads Eyde (Team Sara Silva), with Pedro Morgado of sponsor MCC Computers

The complete list of prizewinners for the 2018 Madeira International may be found HERE.

The final event of the Madeira Open 2018 was won by Peder Skaj and Peter Bertheau (Sweden) with 70.02%.  In second place were Yael Topiol (Belgium) and Hans Vergoed (Netherlands); and in third Gabriel Gislason and Gisli Steingrimsson (Iceland).  Full results HERE.

 

Team Forfot of Norway won the Madeira Open Bridge International Teams tournament by 1.75 VPs from last year’s winners Nuno Matos, with Team Sara Silva in 3rd place.  Final rankings:

1st Forfot ( Johansen – Forfot – Grude – Aal) 165.46
2nd Nuno Matos (Brenner  – Teixeira  – Luiz  – Paz 163.71
3rd Team Sara Silva ( Bilde – Eyde – Hagen – Skjonnemann) 162.43
4th The Untouchables ( ter Laare – Molle – de Winter – Niemi) 159,37
5th Just play (Gromöller  – Haeusler  – Barbosa  – Palma ) 159,34

Full results HERE.

Please come back next year and try again.

It’s all change at the top.

The Untouchables (ter Laare – Molle – de Winter – Siemi) climb 4 places to lead on 134.86.  Team Sara Silva (Bilde – Eyde – Hagen – Skjonnemann), who are presumably admirers of our newest recruit to the Welcome Desk, have risen 5 places to 2nd on 133.13.  Just 0.1 VP behind are Astro  (Olafsson – Ingthorsson – Magnusson – Eiriksson) in 3rd.  

CNSV (Morgado – Silva – Machado – Macedo – Fernandes) have overtaken their fellow-islanders, moving up 51 places to take the top Madeiran spot (17th), but last year’s winners, Nuno Matos, which includes Madeirans Miguel Teixeira and Carlos Luiz (plus an Azorean – Nuno Paz – and a Brazilian – Diego Brenner), have also made a stunning recovery to climb from 60th to 10th, well in contention with 60 VPs to play for.

There are a lot of teams still in the running, so the last three matches will be crucial.  Full results HERE.

(l-r) Helmut Haeusler, Marilyn Malinowska, Michael Gromöller, Shelley Shieff

We didn’t quite break the 100 barrier, but 98 teams have begun the battle for the big prize.

Leading the field after 3 matches is Od Moze do moze (Tomaszek – Miszewska – Dmowski – Paluchowski) on 54.26.  Close behind are USKI (Juuri-Oja – Juuri-Oja – Tulonen – Utter) on 52.55 and Tea for 2 (Shieff – Malinowska – Burn – Loughridge) on 51.5.

The top Madeiran team is Toyota (Bacanhim – Gonçalves – Rodrigues – Ribeiro – Costa – Fernandes), in 12th place on 43.62.

Full results may be found HERE.

(l-r) Gitte Hecht-Johansen, Carlos Luiz, Szczepan Smoczynski, Nuno Paz

BY THE SKIN OF THEIR TEETH

Dennis Bilde and Mads Eyde of Denmark held on to their slim lead to win the Open Pairs 2018.  Congratulations, parabéns, tillykke and llogyfarchiadau to them.

In 2nd place were Juliano Barbosa and António Palma of Portugal, a mere 0.33 matchpoints behind.  3rd place goes to Michael Gromoeller and Helmut Haeusler of Germany, by the yet tinier margin of 0.2.

The top all-Madeiran pair was Alexandre Rodrigues and Bruno Macedo.

Full results HERE.

Erratum:  yesterday’s update said that the top Madeiran pair (after 2 sessions) was Ricardo Fernandes and Filipe Gonçalves.  In fact, they were second of the local pack, the top-placed pair being Alexandre Rodrigues and Bruno Macedo.  Many apologies for the oversight.

INFORMATION

Important information about identity badges and desk opening times

Informação importante acerca das credenciais e dos horários dos balcões

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
INFORMAÇÃO IMPORTANTE

We will be trialling the new method of guaranteeing the integrity of the hands in this tournament.

Vamos testar o novo método de garantir a integridade das mãos neste torneio.

SECURITY AND INTEGRITY OF DEALS
SEGURANÇA E INTEGRIDADE DAS MÃOS

The Bulletin will be uploaded each day as soon as it is ready.  Previous issues are in Open 2018>Bulletins.

O Boletim será carregado todos os dias assim que estiver pronto. Edições anteriores estão no menu Open 2018>Bulletins.

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