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I think it is the likely outcome. Seems the credential committe revolted. An exit strategy is probably being implemented now.
Sept. 2, 2016
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Given the banning of Vivaldi-Rossano and the information provided here (Italian amnesty for 3 cheating pairs promoted by Rona, Fantoni-Nunes, FS, PS, BZ) I think we have a new president of the WBF within the next 2 weeks. My guess is that Rona will retire for health reasons. My hope that it is not only a change of personnel but a profound change of the organization.
Sept. 2, 2016
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Another important question is the name of the other 2 pairs. Some Fulvio among them?
Sept. 2, 2016
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Where on earth did you get the idea that the WBF or EBL where democratic organizations?
Sept. 1, 2016
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Quoting from: http://fulviofantoni.com/en/anni-intensissimi.html

“In 1997, Angelini revises the composition of the team and substitutes them with Buratti-Lanzarotti. In 2000, after some incomprehensions inside his team, he engages them again.”

Them being FN. Is it possible FN was banned in Italy 1997 and allowed back in 2000, after Maastricht and due to the Italian Amnesty?
Sept. 1, 2016
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The details on the general amnesty like involved pairs and authorities would be greatly appreciated.
Sept. 1, 2016
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Since that would affect the Italy seeding, I will not hold my breath for it to be implemented.
Aug. 25, 2016
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The WBF was probably too busy nailing cheats so they didn't have time to publish their seeding methodology. With the open information flow from the powers in charge, this is a huge surprise!
Aug. 22, 2016
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PS confessing was a good thing. A secret authority negotiating a deal is not. This was what the WBF did for 50 years to destroy the game.
Aug. 13, 2016
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Strangely enough the rules were changed in the Kids. A C-final was supposed to be played with teams in places 9-12 after the RR. Rules were change to make the C-final include teams 13 and 14 as well. Wonder why? In 13th place was Italy.
Aug. 12, 2016
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The larger question is much more interesting, the gender problem is just a symptom of the larger disease. The WBF is run by a mafia with the purpose of getting to as many fancy hotels and meet as many famous people as humanly possible. It has absolutely nothing to do with what is best for the players that participate. Failures by the WBF are numerous. Most damning is, IMHO, the utter failure of taking any measures against the rampant cheating by top pairs for many years. Now that the cat is out of the bag WBF is still hiding and is doing absolutely nothing.

I wish someone would call a vote of confidence on the WBF board but the ties to the zonal and national organizations are too tight to get anything done. Corruption is in the very fabric of organized bridge. To think that Rona was grooming Fantoni as his successor. Well that is still possible i guess!?
Aug. 11, 2016
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Looks like someone with money and influence objected to losing titles.
July 29, 2016
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Previous 4 years from the Spingold Final 2015 is a bit fuzzy. It could and should easily be interpreted to include the Spingold results 2011.
July 28, 2016
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I think 4 years retroactively is the most they will get anywhere. The main reason being: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwWSvpBor6s
July 28, 2016
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Lotan using someone elses account? Wow, how totally unexpected! Who would have thought that?
July 27, 2016
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A friend of mine said today that an iq of 90 was enough to become a lawyer. It seems he was at least 50% wrong.
July 27, 2016
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Bringing out the popcorn. Might get a reference to something from the late 70s soon.
July 27, 2016
Lars Andersson edited this comment July 27, 2016
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Thinking outside the box. Dinkin-Amoils. Schwartz-Wolff. Mahaffey-Lall-
July 27, 2016
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+1
July 27, 2016
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