Discographer, pictured by Booker T.:
 by Booker
Characteristic Monk in Stockholm 1961, photo by Robert Parent
Monk in Stockholm 1961, photo by Robert Parent.


   World Bridge Federation

   Above is a link to my record in the World Bridge Federation file, by which you can link
   further to other records and information from WBF. According to its rules, master points
   are reduced by 15% each year for ranking purposes. Once achieved titles are maintained.
   You can click on any competition to see the result list, players of each team, etc.

   I have enjoyed myself listing the number of titles of Swedish players, totally 67
   (including some deceased persons), per October 29, 2012. Notable is that we have got 2
   players in the World Grand Masters list, namely Peter Bertheau and Fredrik Nyström.
   Also remarkable is that Ida Grönkvist has become World Master in the Women category
   at the age of only 17 years.

  •    2   World Grand Masters.
  •  13   World Life Masters.
  •  12   World International Masters.
  •    2   World Masters.

  •    7   World Life Masters.
  •  11   World International Masters.
  •    9   World Masters.

  •  11   Seniors Masters.

    As you can see, the total sum of titles is 67. Yet the sum of players is 62, depending on
    that 5 players have 2 titles each [Anders Morath, Sven-Olov Flodqvist and Hans Göthe
    (WLM and SM), Sven Åke Bjerregård and Mats Nilsland (WIM and SM)].

    Link to details

OS-brons 2000!
    Olympic Senior Bronze Medallists 2000: Morath, Alfredsson, Ekberg, Hallén
    and Backström. The 6:th member of the team, Göthe, was not present at the
    prize-giving ceremony. Photo: Maria Grönkvist.

    European Bridge League

    Above is a link to the EBL home page. There you will find lists of titles by Swedish
    players (from an earlier update, but much the same persons, as in the WBF lists):

  •  11   European Grand Masters.
  •  11   European Masters.

  •    2   European Grand Masters.
  •  14   European Masters.

  •    2   European Masters.

  •    8   European Masters.

    As you can see, the total sum of titles is 48. Yet the sum of players is 43, depending on that 5 players
    have 2 titles each [Sven-Olov Flodqvist, Anders Morath and Hans Göthe (EGM and Seniors EM), the
    sisters Cecilia and Sandra Rimstedt (Women and Youth)].

    This update per December 23, 2012 may be my last. It should be a duty for the Swedish Bridge Federation.

   European Championships 2001    Sven-Erik Berglund

    With Sven-Olov Flodqvist (wearing red tie) in our team, we hoped for a medal in the European Championships
    of 2001 at Tenerife, Spain. Sweden was also in the lead position during the first week, but was then to suffer
    the loss of Sven-Erik Berglund (to the right) who successfully had partnered SOF, as he regrettably had to leave
    before the finishing days. (Picture from 1977 when he was captaining the Swedish team that won the European
    Open Championships.) Sweden was to be surpassed by Poland and two French teams. Afterwards we enjoyed
    a very nice banquet, though I had to brush up my evening school Spanish, sitting next to the chairman of the
    arranging organization, commenting on the artistic shows.

    Flodqvist, nicknamed 'Tjolpe', also took part in our team in the Senior World Championships in Estoril 2005,
    where we weren't that successful, but still winning our match versus the champions to be, USA 1, featuring
    Bates-Stansby and Sontag-Weichsel. Better though in the subsequent World Transnational Open Teams
    Championships, where we finished as no 17 out of 134 teams and no 1 of the participating senior teams ...
    Leaving behind us Zia Mahmood's team of international stars as well as members of the US Aces and Bessis'
    French team in addition to all Swedish players except Björn Fallenius. You'll find all the details in a link above.

    Thus I had the pleasure to play in different championships from 1999 to 2005 with three of my fellow team
    mates from the first half of the 1960's, Berglund, Flodqvist and Göthe. The one missing member of that team
    was my old partner Sundelin, who was still fighting successfully for Sweden in the open championships.
    Also, in 2020, the first Swedish player to become inducted to the EBL Hall of Fame.

    Some bridge links:

    In the beginning  (In Swedish)

    Gallery  (In Swedish)

    International masterpoints  (In Swedish)

    Early black & white pictures and my personal bibliography

    Trottingographies   (In Swedish)  

SM-vinst 2015! SM-vinst 2015!
Leif Jonsson's Hulte Nova wins the Swedish Championship for mares on June 29, 2015,
well assisted by her driver for the first time, the alert Torbjörn Jansson.

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