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Huub Bertens

Hubertus Johannes Antoinetta (Huub) Bertens (born 24 May 1960) is a Dutch bridge player previously from Tilburg, Netherlands, now living in Bend, Oregon (U.S.). Bertens has won numerous national and some international tournaments including the Cavendish Invitational, NEC Cup, the Yeh Brothers Cup, the European Open Team Championships. In world championships for national teams, he earned a Bronze medal in 2007 and played on the Dutch teams that finished 5th to 8th (quarterfinalists) in 2008 and 2009.

His regular partners in the Netherlands included Ton Bakkeren and Berry Westra. Married to Jeanne van den Meiracker, he has one son and one daughter.

Bertens and Curtis Cheek have established a partnership that represented the United States in the SportAccord World Mind Games at Beijing in December 2014.

Dutch championships

Bertens has won the following Dutch Championships:

Runner up in the Champion MK foursome in 1987, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2009 and 2011. Bertens won the Transfer Race, a yearly individual ranking of the best Dutch player, from 2006 to 2009 and in 2011.

International results

Bertens has played on Netherlands teams in world championship tournaments 2000, 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2009. In odd years (Bermuda Bowl) that implies a top-six rank in the preceding European Bridge League open teams championship.