Carl'Alberto Perroux

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Carl'Alberto Perroux (1905–1977)[1] was an Italian contract bridge official, the founder and long-time non-playing captain of the Blue Team, the most successful team in bridge history. As Blue Team captain he won 8 Bermuda Bowls, 1 World Team Olympiad and 3 European Bridge League teams championships in the period from 1951 to 1966.

Perroux was born in Modena. A criminal attorney in private life, he was the captain of the team through 1950s and early 1960s. He was the main craftsman of the team's cohesion and spirit, both by supporting and consoling, and by exhorting and forcing. He was known for imposing tough discipline: players who broke the rules were unconditionally benched, regardless of short-term benefits. He even checked whether the team members went to bed alone and on time during tournaments.[2]

Perroux was the president of Italian Bridge Federation from 1952 to 1967, when he withdrew from activities in bridge organisations.

He wrote one book, The Blue Team – Our Story of Bridge, whose revised and enlarged edition was published in 1973.


  • Il "Blue team" nella storia del bridge (Milan: U. Mursia, 1973), 450 pp. LCCN 74-309076 – "Nuova ed. interamente riveduta e ampliata" (New ed. completely revised and enlarged.)


  1. ^ "Carl'Alberto Perroux" (Italian). Biografie. Infobridge: Bridge for all the world ( Retrieved 2015-02-13. With English-language version, "powered by Google Translate".
  2. ^ Francis, Henry G., Editor-in-Chief; Truscott, Alan F., Executive Editor; Francis, Dorthy A., Editor, Sixth Edition (2001). The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge (6th ed.). Memphis, TN: American Contract Bridge League. p. 713. ISBN 0-943855-44-6. OCLC 49606900. 

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