(Tsur Albu) è nata a Bucarest ma si è trasferita a Tel Aviv
con la famiglia quando aveva 18 anni.
Ha iniziato a giocare a 14 anni imparando dai suoi
familiari ma solo dopo essersi trasferita in Israele si è dedicata al bridge
agonistico vincendo il suo primo campionato nel 1968 e diventando una delle migliori bridgiste israeliane di ogni tempo.
che oggi vive a Palo Alto in California, si è sposata tre volte, l'ultima
delle quali con l'italiano Pietro Campanile, anche lui valente giocatore
e scrittore di bridge.
Dotata di spirito tagliente e viva intelligenza, Migry ha portato sugli scudi la squadra femminile del suo Paese fin quando ha giocato in coppia con l'altra campionessa
Migry è una
World Women Grand Master
ed una World Master nelle classifiche edite dalla
World Bridge Federation.
Il suo palmares comprende
oltre a 4 NABC, l'oro nel misto a squadre ai Transnazionali di Maastricht nel 2000, il bronzo nell'Europeo
a Squadre Femminili di Montecatini nel 1997 e l'oro nel Mondiale individuale femminile di Ajaccio nel 1998.
Sempre con la
Levit ha vinto anche un bronzo agli Europei a Coppie del 1995 in Portogallo
mentre in coppia con Michael Barel ed in squadra con i fratelli Yadlin ha vinto
la NEC Cup del 2005, del 2006 e del
Nel 2017 ha guadagnato l'argento nello
Squadre Miste agli Europei Open.
Infine, Migry vanta molti piazzamenti conquistati nei
Campionati del MEC.
Zur Campanile was born in Bucharest, Romania, in a year that is a closely
guarded secret. She is now a bridge professional and teacher living in Tel Aviv
with her husband, bridge professional and writer Pietro Campanile. They actually
met while playing bridge online. "He was an Italian living in London,"
says Migry, "but he was desperate to find the right excuse to learn Hebrew,
so how could I refuse his invitation to get married?" The third member of
the Campanile household is Rikard J. Greenberg . . . "he's a cat with an
identity crisis," explains Migry. "He happily runs around retrieving
the objects we throw, he opens fridges when he is hungry (we eventually had to
fit a child-proof lock) and when he has had enough of us he just jumps on the
keys in the door and turns them to open it and go out!"
unruly childhood and adolescence was only partially mitigated by an early
induction to the family evening bridge marathons, which caused me many late
nights and zombie-like mornings," she reveals.
is the top-ranked Israeli women's player and among the top players on the
European tournament scene. She is the only Israeli player to have won twice a
world championship: in 1998, she won the World Generali Masters in Corsica, and
at the 2000 Olympiad in Maastricht, she partnered Piotr Gawrys as a member of
“Team E-Bridge”, which won the World Mixed Teams title.
Generali victory was a particularly heartwarming one because it was the
first-ever world championship win by an Israeli bridge player," says Migry.
"The Maastricht victory was also great because of the fun of playing with
such great teammates (Sam Lev, Jill Meyers, Piotr Gawrys, Irina Levitina and
international career began at the 1984 European Championships in Wiesbaden. Her
first notable success was however at the 1991 European Common Market
Championships in Athens, where she won a Gold medal in the teams and a Silver
medal in the Women's Pairs. Two years later, she again finished second in the
pairs at the same event. At the 1995 European Championships in Portugal, she won
the Bronze medal in both the team and pairs events, and took the Bronze medal in
the teams again in 1997.
has won numerous Israeli National titles including the National Teams
championship three times, the National Pairs twice, as well as several Mixed
Pairs and Mixed Teams titles.
brought more successes with a second place in the NEC Cup and qualification
to the Venice Cup. In February 2005 Migry went one better and won the NEC
Cup with Michael Barel, Israel and Doron Yadlin, with a convincing
158-130 victory over Balicki-Zmudzinski and Gromov-Dubinin. In July 2005 the
same team, with the addition of Kalish-Podgur, won the gold medal,
representing Israel at the 2005 Maccabiah.
In February 2006 Migry and her team succeeded in defending their NEC title,
defeating an impressive selection of teams, including the powerful Italian
Lavazza team with Bocchi-Duboin, the reigning Venice Cup champions from
France and many others on the way to a nail biting final against a vastly
improved Japanese Open team.
April 2006 Migry won the Ladies Teams at the Spring US Nationals in Dallas,
playing with Pamela Granovetter (the other team members were Judi Radin,
Sylvia Moss, Shawn Quinn and Mildred Breed). Only three months later the
same team won the prestigious Wagar Trophy at the Summer US Nationals in
Chicago, defeating all the opponents they met by a minimum of 60 IMPs
and 2008 brought more successes with a few top finishes in the US Nationals
and the prestigious Yeh Cup and another win in the NEC Cup. Two more
significant achievements were to mark her ground-breaking debut in the
Summer nationals in Las Vegas as a professional player in a top US team:the
victory in the BAM Mixed Teams with Chris Willenken and the Stansbys, and
also winning the Fishbein Trophy, as the top performing player in the
In 2017 she earned the silver medal in the Mixed Teams at
is the Chief Editor of the Israeli Bridge magazine and collaborates
regularly to other established bridge publications, like Bridge Today and IMP. Away
from bridge, Migry enjoys opera, gourmet cooking (her fabled meatballs enjoy a
growing popularity), and jet-setting around the world. "Particularly
Seattle, Venice, Yokohama, Albuquerque, Vilamoura, Montecatini, Rhodes, Lille,
Salsomaggiore, Maastricht . . . Hmmm do those places ring a bell?"