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Anna Maria  TORLONTANO

 

 Anna Maria Di Toro Jannucci in Torlontano Ŕ nata a Campobasso il 2 marzo del 1930 e si laureata in Giurisprudenza  a Roma e in Lingue a Macerata.

 Creatrice e direttrice per oltre 50 anni della della Scuola di Danza Classica Maya di Pescara, Ŕ stata membro dell'esecutivo FIGB, Vice Presidente della EBL e membro del Comitato d'Onore della WBF.

 Donna dai molteplici interessi Ŕ stata membro dell'Accademia Italiana della Cucina" e dell"Ente Morale SocietÓ del Teatro e della Musica "Luigi Barbara".

 Nel mondo del bridge resterÓ indimenticata per la sua passione nell'organizzazione e promozione delle manifestazioni con particolare riferimento a quelle del bridge femminile che le hanno valso la medaglia d'oro della WBF nel 2003.

 Anna Maria Ŕ stata capitano non giocatore delle Squadre Femminili che hanno vinto l'argento nel Campionato d'Europa del 1979, il bronzo in quelli del 1981 e l'argento nella Venice Cup del 1979 e nelle Olimpiadi del 1980.

 Ha anche capitanato le Squadre Femminili azzurre che hanno vinto un argento e due bronzi ai Campionati del MEC (1979, 1981, 1983).

 ╚ scomparsa il 3 novembre del 2016 a Pescara doveva viveva da oltre mezzo secolo.

   Anna Maria Torlontano (Campobasso 1930 - Pescara 2016)  studied Law at Rome University and lives in Pescara, Italy. Her bridge career started in 1975 when she was elected President of the Bridge Association of Pescara. Three years later, she joined the Board of the Italian Bridge Federation and took over the women section. Starting from scratch, she managed to boost participation in national women championships to 340 pairs and 182 teams in four years time!

In 1985, she was elected to the Executive Committee of the European Bridge League (EBL). She was immediately appointed Chairman of the EBL Women's Committee, and again the results were spectacular. She was re-elected by the EBL Congress in 1987, 1991, 1999 and 2003 as an Executive, while she also served as EBL Vice President (1995-99). In 1999 she was awarded the EBL Gold Medal for her services.

She studied Law at Rome University and lives in Pescara, Italy. Her bridge career started in 1975 when she was elected President of the Bridge Association of Pescara. Three years later, she joined the Board of the Italian Bridge Federation and took over the women section. Starting from scratch, she managed to boost participation in national women championships to 340 pairs and 182 teams in four years time!

In 1985, she was elected to the Executive Committee of the European Bridge League (EBL). She was immediately appointed Chairman of the EBL Women's Committee, and again the results were spectacular. She was re-elected by the EBL Congress in 1987, 1991, 1999 and 2003 as an Executive, while she also served as EBL Vice President (1995-99). In 1999 she was awarded the EBL Gold Medal for her services.

Anna Maria Torlontano joined the WBF Executive Council as a member in 1993 and served until 2002. In 1999, the WBF Women Committee was founded, and she was appointed to lead this sensitive area once also at world level. She is still holding this position today. In recognition of her great services to bridge, in 2003 she received the WBF Gold Medal. She was named in Antalya 2007: "EBL Honorary Vice President ".

In Bali, Indonesia, Anna Maria had the honour of being elected to the WBF Committee of Honor, the highest possible award in bridge. This Committee can consist of just thirteen living members and by electing her, Anna Maria's colleagues showed their recognition and appreciation of the amount of work and dedication she gives to bridge. We are all immensely proud of her for this achievement, which comes as the crown of a bridge career full of achievement.

Anna Maria was captain not player of the Pink Teams that won the silver medal in the 1979 European Championship, bronze ones in 1981, silver in the 1979 Venice Cup and the 1980 Olympics.

She also captained the Women Teams that have won one silver and two bronze medals at the European Common Market Championships (1979, 1981, 1983).

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