Alfredo Versace

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Alfredo Versace (born June 4, 1969), is an Italian professional bridge player. He has been a stalwart on Italian teams for two decades and has won many European and world championships.[1] As of July 2014 he ranks fourth among Open World Grand Masters and his regular partner Lorenzo Lauria ranks fifth.[2]

Versace watched the game as a youngster at his grandfather's club. He played in his first tournament at the age of ten and at fifteen he joined BelladonnaGarozzo on Italy's Lavazza team in Turin.[3]

Major bridge tournament wins[edit]

  • Bermuda Bowl 2013
  • 1st World Mind Sports Games (Open Teams): 2008
  • Vanderbilt Knockout Teams: 2004
  • European Mixed Championships (Mixed Teams): 2002
  • European Champions' Cup (Open Teams): 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Mitchell Open BAM Teams: 2002, 2003
  • Spingold Knockout Teams: 2001, 2002
  • Jacoby Open Swiss: 2001
  • World Team Olympiad : 2000, 2004
  • Reisinger BAM: 2000, 2007, 2010
  • IOC Grand Prix: 1999
  • Vanderbilt Knockout Teams: 1999
  • World Team Championships: 1998, 2002, 2005
  • Cavendish Invitational Teams: 1996, 1997
  • European Team Championships: 1995, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010
  • European Youth Team Championship: 1992

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alfredo VERSACE international record at the World Bridge Federation. Retrieved 2013-06-15.
  2. ^ Open classification rankings at the World Bridge Federation, Master Point Records. Retrieved 2014-07-29.
  3. ^ "Alfredo Versace Interview by Bridge Winners". Bridge Winners (bridgewinners.com). December 11, 2010. Retrieved 2012-02-11.  Conducted by Steve Weinstein, Jason Feldman, and Gavin Wolpert.

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