Rosenblum Cup

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Rosenblum Cup is an Open Teams event held every four years as part of the World Bridge Championships. The event was added to the world championships in New Orleans in 1978 to commemorate Julius Rosenblum, who served as president of the World Bridge Federation (WBF) until 1976. A similar event for women, the McConnell Cup, which takes place alongside the Rosenblum Cup was added in 1994.

The full name of this championship is World Open Knockout Teams. The knockout format pertains only to the late stages, however, evidently a six-round knockout with 64 teams in recent renditions. It appears that the field has been divided into sixteen groups for round-robin play, with the top four advancing from each group to the knockout stage.[citation needed]

The next rendition will be at the "World Bridge Series Championships" meet in 2014. The Chinese Contract Bridge Association will host in Sanya, Hainan, from 10 to 25 October.[1] The series name for the meet is new but WBF calls this the 14th World Bridge Series, or 14th Red Bull World Bridge Series.

Results[edit]

Year, Site, Entries  Medalists
1978 [2]


New Orleans, USA

15 teams

1.  Poland Frenkiel
Marian Frenkiel, Andrzej Macieszczak, Janusz Połeć, Andrzej Wilkosz, (Leonard Michniewski)*  (Poland)
2. Brazil Chagas
Pedro Paulo Assumpção, Sérgio Barbosa, Marcelo Branco, Gabriel Chagas, Gabino Cintra, Roberto Taunay  (Brazil)
3. United States Hamman Bob Hamman, Dan Morse, Cliff Russell, Curtis Smith, Eddie Wold, Bobby Wolff  (USA)
France Chemla Paul Chemla, Michel Lebel, Christian Mari, Michel Perron  (France)
1982 [3]


Biarritz, France

129 teams

1. France Schemeil
Albert Faigenbaum, Michel Lebel, Dominique Pilon, Philippe Soulet  (France)
2. United States Martel
Ed Manfield, Chip Martel, Peter Pender, Hugh Ross, Lew Stansby, Kit Woolsey  (USA)
3. Canada Andrews
Allan Graves, Sami Kehela, Eric Kokish, George Mittelman, Eric Murray, Peter Nagy  (Canada)
1986 [4]


Miami Beach, USA

25 teams

1. United States Robinson
Peter Boyd, Robert Lipsitz, Ed Manfield, Steve Robinson, Neil Silverman, Kit Woolsey  (USA)
2. Pakistan Mahmood
Nishat Abedi, Nisar Ahmed, Jan-e-Alam Fazli, Zia Mahmood, (Mohamed Zakaris)**  (Pakistan)
3. Sweden Fallenius
Björn Fallenius, Magnus Lindkvist, Mats Nilsland, Anders Wirgren  (Sweden)
1990 [5]


Geneva, Switzerland 

179 teams

1. Germany Ludewig
Jochen Bitschene, Bernard Ludewig, Georg Nippgen, Roland Rohowsky  (Germany)
2. United States Moss
Drew Casen, Charles Coon, Mike Moss, Michael Seamon  (USA)
3. Canada Stein — Boris Baran, Arno Hobart, Martin Kirr, Eric Kokish, George Mittelman, Mark Molson  (Canada)
United States Rapee — Russ Ekeblad, Dan Morse, George Rapée, John Solodar, Ron Sukoneck, John Sutherlin  (USA)
1994 [6]


Albuquerque, USA

119 teams

1. United States Deutsch
Roger Bates, Seymon Deutsch, Gaylor Kasle, Chip Martel, Michael Rosenberg, Lew Stansby  (USA)
2. Poland Otvosi
Cezary Balicki, Piotr Gawryś, Krzysztof Lasocki, Adam Żmudziński, (Marek Borewicz, Ervin Otvosi)**  (Poland)
3. Israel Levit — Dani Cohen, Avi Kalish, Yeshayahu Levit, Leonid Podgur  (Israel)
Sweden Auby — Daniel Auby, Tomas Brenning, Tommy Gullberg, Mårten Gustawsson  (Sweden)
1998 [7][8]


Lille, France

233 teams

1. Italy Angelini
Andrea Buratti, Massimo Lanzarotti, Lorenzo Lauria, Antonio Sementa, Alfredo Versace, (Francesco Angelini)*  (Italy)
2. Brazil Chagas
Marcelo Branco, João Paulo Campos, Gabriel Chagas, Miguel Villasboas  (Brazil)
3. Sweden Lindkvist — Björn Fallenius, Peter Fredin, Magnus Lindkvist, Mats Nilsland  (Sweden)
United States Bramley — Bart Bramley, Drew Casen, Steve Garner, Sidney Lazard, Bill Pollack, Howard Weinstein  (USA)
2002 [9][10]


Montreal, Canada

160 teams

1. Italy Lavazza
Norberto Bocchi, Giorgio Duboin, Lorenzo Lauria, Alfredo Versace, (Guido Ferraro)*  (Italy)
2. Indonesia Munawar
Taufik Gautama Asbi, Franky Karwur, Henky Lasut, Eddy Manoppo, Denny Sacul, Robert Parasian Tobing  (Indonesia)
3. Poland Italy Burgay
Cezary Balicki (POL), Leandro Burgay (ITA), Michał Kwiecień (POL), Carlo Mariani (ITA), Jacek Pszczoła (POL), Adam Żmudziński (POL)
2006 [11][12]


Verona, Italy

173 teams

1. United States Norway Meltzer
Roger Bates (USA), Geir Helgemo (NOR), Tor Helness (NOR), Kyle Larsen (USA), Rose Meltzer (USA), Alan Sontag (USA)
2. Sweden United States Henner
Peter Bertheau (SWE), Peter Fredin (SWE), Christal Henner-Welland (USA), Marc Jacobus (USA), Magnus Lindkvist (SWE), Fredrik Nyström (SWE) 
3. Israel Turkey Yadlin
Eldad Ginossar (ISR), Avi Kalish (ISR), Melih Özdil (TUR), Leonid Podgur (ISR), Doron Yadlin (ISR), Israel Yadlin (ISR)
2010 [13][14]


Philadelphia, USA

144 teams

1. United States Canada Diamond
Fred Gitelman, Eric Greco, Geoff Hampson, Brad Moss, Brian Platnick, capt. John Diamond  (USA)
2. United States Nickell
Bob Hamman, Ralph Katz, Zia Mahmood, Jeff Meckstroth, Nick Nickell, Eric Rodwell  (USA)
3. Italy Norway France Zimmermann
Fulvio Fantoni (ITA), Geir Helgemo (NOR), Tor Helness (NOR), Franck Multon (FRA), Claudio Nunes (ITA), capt. Pierre Zimmermann (FRA)
* Michniewski in 1978, Angelini in 1998, and Ferraro in 2002 did not play enough boards in order to qualify for the title of World Champion[citation needed]
** Zakaris in 1986 and Borewicz–Otvosi in 1994 did not play enough boards in order to qualify for second place[citation needed]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 World Bridge Series Championships to be held in Sanya in October". Sanya News. 19 June 2014. What's On Sanya (whatsonsanya.com). Retrieved 2014-09-11.
  2. ^ Results & Participants (Rosenblum Cup), 5th World Championships, 1978. World Bridge Federation.
  3. ^ Results & Participants (Rosenblum Cup), 6th World Championships, 1982. WBF.
  4. ^ Results & Participants (Rosenblum Cup), 7th World Championships, 1986. WBF.
  5. ^ Results & Participants (Rosenblum Cup), 8th World Championships, 1990. WBF.
  6. ^ Results & Participants (Rosenblum Cup), 9th World Championships, 1994. WBF.
  7. ^ Results & Participants (Rosenblum Cup), 10th World Championships, 1998. WBF.
  8. ^ 1998 World Bridge Championships contemporary coverage, 1998. WBF.
  9. ^ Results & Participants (Rosenblum Cup), 11th World Championships, 2002. WBF.
  10. ^ World Bridge Championships contemporary coverage, 2002. WBF.
  11. ^ Results & Participants (Rosenblum Cup), 12th World Championships, 2006. WBF.
  12. ^ 12th World Bridge Championships contemporary coverage, 2006. WBF.
  13. ^ Results & Participants (Rosenblum Cup), 13th World Championships, 2010. WBF.
  14. ^ 13th World Bridge Series contemporary coverage, 2010. WBF.

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