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 Glenn Groetheim è nato il 2 settembre del 1959 a  Trondheim nel cui hinterland vive tuttora.

 Ingegnere, sposato con due figli, è l'inventore del Viking Club, un sistema a relè che anche uno dei sistemi dichiarativi più diffusi nel Nord Europa.

 Glenn si mise in mostra vincendo i Campionati Europei Under 25 del 1980 e conquistando il bronzo nelle due edizioni successive.

 Nel 1987 debuttò nel Campionato Europeo a Squadre Open finendo terzo, piazzamento che seppe ripetere negli anni 1993, 1997 e 2002, mentre, nel 2001 riuscì a conquistare l'argento.

 Sempre nel 1987 debuttò nella Bermuda Bowl conquistando l'argento; successivamente nella stessa competizione conquistò ancora un bronzo ad Hammamet del 1997 e un argento a Parigi del 2001 per, poi, coronare l'inseguimento all'oro nella Bermuda di Shanghai del 2007.

Nel 2008 ha vinto il bronzo alle Olimpiadi di Pechino dopo aver conquistato un gran numero di titoli nazionali.

È anche giornalista ed editore di alcune riviste specializzate norvegesi.


Glenn Groetheim, born in Norway in 1959, is an engineer living in Trondheim, Norway.

Glenn first made an impact on international bridge at the age of just 21, when as a member of the Norwegian team he won a Gold medal at the 1980 European Junior Teams in Tel Aviv, Israel (that team also included a regular teammate of Glenn's today, Tor Helness).

Glenn broke into the Norwegian Open team shortly after losing his junior eligibility, and he soon had a medal to show for his efforts: a Bronze from the 1987 European Teams in Brighton, England. Now a WBF World Life Master, Glenn hooked up with his current regular partner Terje Åa in  the early 1990s. In 1993, they won the Schiphol Invitational Teams in The Netherlands shortly before making their first appearance in partnership at a major championship.

Their Bronze medal at the European Teams Championship in Menton, France earned them a place in the Bermuda Bowl in Chile, along with teammates Arild Rasmussen, Jon Sveindal, Geir Helgemo, and Helness. There they reached the final, beating strong teams from Brazil and Poland on the way, before losing to the equally unheralded young Dutch team (Enri Leufkens/Berry Westra, Bauke Muller/Wubbo de Boer, Jan Westerhof/Piet Jansen, npc Jaap Trouwborst).

Four years later, they set out on the same path, finishing third in the European Teams, again playing with Helgemo-Helness but with another young pair, Boye Brogeland-Erik Saelensminde making up the sextet. And so on to the Bermuda Bowl they went, but this time they lost to the eventual winners, the French, in the semifinal. But they did not come away from Tunisia without a medal as they defeated the Americans in the playoff for third place.

Glenn recently published a book outlining the system he plays with Terje. "The Viking Precision Club (a Relay System for the 21st Century)" was co-authored by Alan Sontog and edited by Barry Rigal.

The best trophies of Glen are the gold medals in the Bermuda Bowl in 2007 e in the Olympiad in 2008.

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