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Rosenblum Cup

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.

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. 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

Year, Site, Entries  Medalists
1978


New Orleans, USA
15 teams

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


Biarritz, France
129 teams

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


Miami Beach, USA
25 teams

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


Geneva, Switzerland 
179 teams

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


Albuquerque, USA
119 teams

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


Lille, France
233 teams

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


Montreal, Canada
160 teams

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


Verona, Italy
173 teams

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


Philadelphia, USA
144 teams

1. Diamond
Fred Gitelman, Eric Greco, Geoff Hampson, Brad Moss, Brian Platnick, capt. John Diamond  (USA)
2. Nickell
Bob Hamman, Ralph Katz, Zia Mahmood, Jeff Meckstroth, Nick Nickell, Eric Rodwell  (USA)
3. Zimmermann
Fulvio Fantoni (ITA), Geir Helgemo (NOR), Tor Helness (NOR), Franck Multon (FRA), Claudio Nunes (ITA), capt. Pierre Zimmermann (FRA)
2014


Sanya, China
123 teams

1. Mazurkiewicz
Marcin Mazurkiewicz (captain), Piotr Gawryś, Stanisław Gołębiowski, Krzysztof Jassem, Michał Klukowski, Włodzimierz Starkowski  (Poland)
2. Monaco
Pierre Zimmermann (captain), Fulvio Fantoni, Geir Helgemo, Tor Helness, Franck Multon, Claudio Nunes  (Monaco)
3. Diamond - John Diamond (captain), Eric Greco, Geoff Hampson, Brian Platnick (USA); Sjoert Brink, Bas Drijver (Netherlands)
Ventin - Juan Carlos Ventin Camprubi (captain, Argentina); Sabine Auken, Roy Welland (Germany); Johan Upmark, Frederik Wrang (Sweden)
* 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
** Zakaris in 1986 and Borewicz-Otvosi in 1994 did not play enough boards in order to qualify for second place
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