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FESTIVAL ITALIANO DEI GIOCHI
(ITALIAN GAME FESTIVAL)

It has been an incredible journey!

The true essence of the Italian Festival for Games has been its inseparability,  the state of being contemporary, the mutual intersecting of its many parts: time to have fun, time for cultural thoughts, prizes, competitions, any kind of challenge, all this was sourrounded by the presence of important publishers and great personalities from the world of culture and the show business. Everybody was involved and felt a great eagerness for abundance. Its culmination was between 1991 and 1993 in the city of Gradara, a real ride of the Valkyries. Who took part in it will never forget it.

Among the public squares (the “piazzas”) there was the “central playroom” with thousands of Games for everybody, really for everybody, because the Festival wasn’t just a national meeting for game experts: it was also a temptation for the curious, the non experts and even people that had no idea about games. During these days you would have been entered Palazzo Rubini Vesin and, right next to the informatics section that was presenting the state of the art of the new technologies, you would have seen an exhibition of ancient books about games. You would have crossed a “piazza” running into Archimedes’ corner and inventors that were showing their prorotypes. Getting up early, you would have encountered a real “invasion” of kids from the schools, entering the fortress; it was happening during the first days of September and this visit to the Festival was for many children their first day of school: that was an imprinting! Entering in the city hall you would have partecipated to a Convention of the national games associations. Taking a walk near the walls of the fortress you would have seen people dressed up in medieval costumes duelling between the tables for the qualifications of championships of various games. In the theatre, after the conference, you would have seen a multimedia role-playing game. Drinking a glass of wine a the “Cantina degli Armigeri” you would have observed the matches between the players of Go.  After dinner, at the “Mastin Vecchio”, you would have watched the finals of many Italian Championships.  Along the streets of the heart of the city there were the stands of  the major italian games publishers, all of them supporting this beautiful Festival (well, actually not all of them, there was one that always pretended to recieve all the services for free, guess who that was!). Entering the magnificent Malatestian fortress you also would have seen the prize giving of the “Player of the year”. And more, more, more, until getting a headache.

We were so passionate about our job, so involved in what we were doing, that we forgot about the general conditions for the realization of the project, especially the economic and commercial aspects; maybe boring stuff, but essential to survive! Anyway, to tell the truth, we were a great team of… naive people. Maybe by hireing a marketing expert we would have lasted longer; but maybe this ten years experience were intended to run out. Born at the Casino of Venice in 1990, the Italian Festival for Games took place for three years in the city of Gradara (from 1991 to 1993), was then moved in 1994 to the huge trade show space (10.000 mq) of marina di Carrara; the last great presentation took place in the city of Urbino, with an edition that involved most of the public space of one of the most beautiful italian cities. This adventure came to its end in the city of Cagli, where from 1998 to 2000  three smaller but quite nice editions of the Festival took place.

During this incredible “journey” I had the chance to make friends with the unforgettable Sebastiano Izzo, a truly “special” person, not at all touched by the  usual social routine; these years made the incomparable Dario Zaccariotto from a simple assistant to partner of studiogiochi; through the eyes of Roberto Flaibani, I discovered the world of fantasy and technology games; in these years I met many incredible and interesting people like Marco Danè, Mario Rosati, Sergio Valzania, Paolo Fasce, Beatrice Parisi, Michele Comerci, Erasmo Lesignoli, Corrado Giustozzi…

It has been an incredible journey!

Dario De Toffoli, Venice, January 2007

Sebastiano Izzo presents the “Festival Italiano dei Giochi”:

8° FESTIVAL ITALIANO DEI GIOCHI
(8th ITALIAN GAME FESTIVAL)

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Si è svolto a Cagli (PS) dal 28 settembre all’1 ottobre il FESTIVAL DEGLI SPORT DELLA MENTE valido per l’assegnazione del titolo Giocatore dell’Anno 2000.

La manifestazione è stata preceduta da un prologo di vari tornei all’ 8° Festival Italiano dei Giochi della settimana prima (si potevano tenere buoni i 3 migliori risultati), mentre durante la 4 giorni di full immersion si è gareggiato in 10 diverse discipline, alcune delle quali comprendenti prove di più giochi. In tutte le specialità sono state assegnate medaglie d’oro, d’argento e di bronzo, nella classifica generale trofei per i primi 10 giocatori.

Come già nel 1994 e nel 1998 si è imposto DARIO DE TOFFOLI di Venezia con ben 5 ori al suo attivo; al posto d’onore per pochissimi punti Michele Comerci di Firenze, il campione uscente. Completa il podio “silver man” Pietro Rossi romano con origini tarantine, capace di vincere medaglie in ben 8 prove. A seguire Giuseppe Baù di Venezia, Enrico Colangiuolo di Roma, Devan Maggi di Milano e Patrizio Fontana di Parma (la “Rivelazione dell’Anno”), mentre il premio per il miglior “Debuttante al Giocatore dell’Anno” è andato alla fiorentina Ginetta Gervasi. Menzione speciale e tanto di cappello a Gianni Cottogni, il trascinatore della squadra che s’è imposta nell’Audichiere (il gioco per chi si è fermato domenica sera).

È stato infine assegnato a Michele Comerci il titolo di Campione Italiano 2000 di Decamind – Decathlon della Mente per i risultati conseguiti in diverse discipline (dai giochi di parole a quelli astratti di strategia, dalle prove mentali ai puzzle), nelle varie manifestazioni multiludiche italiane.

In allegato i risultati di tutti i tornei e la classifica generale.

Disponibili on line in www.freeweb.org/giochi/paroliamofirenze/ (o su supporto cartaceo per chi ne fa richiesta) i risultati e i testi delle singole prove di “parole” e di “mentalmente” e il calendario aggiornato delle manifestazioni ludiche italiane.

RINGRAZIAMO:
• la Comunità Montana del Catria e Nerone e quanti altri hanno reso possibile la manifestazione;
• il paradisiaco agriturismo Ca’ Le Suore;
• Michele Comerci e Devan Maggi per il preziosissimo supporto informatico;
• tutti gli amici che, impossibilitati a venire, ci hanno mandato i loro graditi saluti;
• le Associazioni e le Federazioni che hanno supportato il Festival;
• i giocatori che hanno sopportato le orge creative e le imperfezioni (tollerabili?) del perfido Zack.

RESULTS

8° Festival Italiano dei Giochi – 21-24 settembre 2000

12ª ABALONE CUP (64)
valida quale 5° Campionato Italiano
oro: Michele Comerci (FI)
argento: Andres Voicu (RM)
bronzo:    Giorgio Pittori (AN) – Gianni Cottogni (TO)

Torneo Nazionale Amatoriale di BACKGAMMON (72)
oro: Giuseppe Baú (VE)
argento: Roberto Verna (MI)
bronzo:    Michele Comerci (FI) – Marco Montebelli (RN)

Camp. It. di CAROLUS MAGNUS (32)
oro: Dario De Toffoli (VE)
argento: Pietro Rossi (RM)
bronzo:    Devan Maggi (MI) – Andrea Torsani (RA)

Torneo Catria e Nerone di OTHELLO (24)
oro: Andrea Silvola (RM)
argento: Pietro Rossi (RM)
bronzo: Elisabetta Vecchi (RM)

Camp. It. PUZZLE A COPPIE (26)
oro: Galassi-Galassi (FO)
argento: Nardo-Rosati (PU)
bronzo:    Comerci-Plebani (FI)

6° Camp. Italiano di QUARTO! (64)
oro: Daniele Ferri (FE)
argento: Matteo Gambaro (RM)
bronzo:    Angela Plebani (FI) – Stefano Torzoni (FI)

I REBUS di Leone da Cagli (14)
oro: Michele Comerci (FI)
argento: Giuseppe Baú (VE)
bronzo:    Carla Maria Morisi (LO)

Torneo Città di Cagli di RISIKO! (19)
oro: Gigliola Quaglione (RM)
argento: Marco Ferrano (GE)
bronzo:    Massimo Mosca (PU) – Marco Montebelli (RN)

1st Olympic Challenge RUMMIKUB (28)
oro: Enrico Colangiuolo (RM)
argento: Paolo Andolfi (GE)
bronzo: Piero Zama (RA)

2° Camp. Italiano di TWIXT (32)
oro: Dario De Toffoli (VE)
argento: Pietro Rossi (RM)
bronzo: Giacomo Tarsi (PU) – Daniele Ferri (FE)

Festival degli Sport della Mente 2000 – 28 settembre-1 ottobre

DAMA INTERNAZIONALE (23)
oro: Piero Zama (RA)
argento: Michele Comerci (FI)
bronzo:    Pietro Rossi (TA)

GIN-RUMMY (48)
oro: Piero Zama (RA)
argento: Rino D’Ambrosio (RM)
bronzo:    Dario De Toffoli (VE)

INTERGAME (24)
oro: Andres Voicu (RM)
argento: Devan Maggi (MI)
bronzo:    Giuseppe Baù (VE)

LEARN & PLAY NEW GAME (25)
oro: Michele Comerci (FI)
argento: Enrico Colangiuolo (RM)
bronzo:    Patrizio Fontana (PR)

LINES OF ACTION (48)
oro: Pietro Rossi (RM)
argento: Michele Comerci (FI)
bronzo:    Dario De Toffoli (VE)

MANCALA (23)
oro: Dario De Toffoli (VE)
argento: Patrizio Fontana (PR)
bronzo:    Silvano Berton (VE)

MENTALMENTE (25)
oro: Dario De Toffoli (VE)
argento: Michele Comerci (FI)
bronzo:    Pietro Rossi (RM)

PAROLE (24)
oro: Michele Comerci (FI)
argento: Pietro Rossi (TA)
bronzo:    Stefano Torzoni (FI)

POKER TEXAS (20)
oro: Patrizio Fontana (PR)
argento: Pietro Rossi (RM)
bronzo:    Francesco Martini (FI)

SCRABBLE (21)
oro: Rino D’Ambrosio (RM)
argento: Enrico Colangiuolo (RM)
bronzo:    Pietro Rossi (RM)

FESTIVAL

ARCHIMEDE

7° FESTIVAL ITALIANO DEI GIOCHI
(7th ITALIAN GAME FESTIVAL)

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È confermato nelle date 24, 25 e 26 settembre 1999 uno degli appuntamenti più importanti e coinvolgenti per gli appassionati: il Festival Italiano dei Giochi si svolgerà nuovamente a Cagli (in provincia di Pesaro e Urbino) e sarà arricchito di nuove particolari proposte.
Gli sforzi e le fatiche che gli organizzatori hanno affrontato lo scorso anno nel riprendere e riproporre la manifestazione, che sin dal momento della propria nascita si è distinta per la sua capacità di coinvolgere, divertire ed entusiasmare sia gli specialisti che il pubblico più vasto, sono stati ripagati dal successo di critica e partecipazione incoraggiando la realizzazione della 7a edizione.
La Comunità Montana del Catria e Nerone, l’ente che promuove e coordina la manifestazione, intende riproporre all’attenzione degli appassionati un programma ancora più ricco e valorizzato da proposte accattivanti e di grande attrazione.
Riscontrato il grande interesse suscitato nei mass-media (tv, giornali e, soprattutto, radio nazionali che hanno dedicato all’evento grande spazio), il Festival vuole ora arricchirsi di una sezione Internazionale, di uno spazio, cioè, in cui sarà possibile confrontarsi con esperienze rappresentative e di grande rilievo a livello mondiale.
L’inaugurazione di questo spazio non potrebbe avere miglior padrino: il calendario prevede, infatti, l’allestimento di una mostra antologica dei giochi di Alex Randolph, il più grande inventore di giochi vivente, il quale presterà la propria esperienza nel corso di incontri che, crediamo, saranno appetibili soprattutto a chi, per professione o per diletto si dedica all’invenzione di nuovi giochi.
Accanto agli innumerevoli tornei, sempre con la fortunata formula dell’iscrizione continua, si disputeranno Campionati, avranno luogo animazioni coinvolgenti, la ludoteca classica (suggestivamente allestita nella piazza Centrale) metterà a disposizione, con la solita professionalità e organizzazione, migliaia di giochi, così come l’elettronica avrà dedicati eventi e possibilità di gioco per tutti.
Appuntamenti anche per i giochi di ruolo e per le coinvolgenti avventure e gialli dal vivo che hanno particolarmente intrigato i partecipanti alla scorsa edizione.
Al fine di una ulteriore valorizzazione si sta valutando l’ipotesi di istituire un premio letterario-giornalistico che possa rendere merito a chi, attraverso i mezzi di comunicazione si è impegnato nella promozione e diffusione della cultura ludica e del gioco: vedremo.
La partecipazione delle maggiori case editrici, infine, è la conferma della positiva valutazione della manifestazione e consentirà di arricchire il programma di momenti dedicati alle nuove produzioni e ai nuovi orientamenti del mercato.
Un evento, dunque, di grande qualità che riprende e rinnova una importante tradizione che, oggi, vuole rafforzare ancora di più le proprie radici e si propone come uno dei momenti più divertenti ed interessanti del calendario ludico.

RESULTS

ABACO ZUZZUR. (22)  – GA
oro: Gino Lisi (FI)
argento: Michele Comerci (FI)
bronzo: Pietro Rossi (TA)

ABALONE (48) – GA
oro: Michele Comerci (FI)
argento: Giorgio Pittori (AN)
bronzo: Andres Voicu (RM)

BACKGAMMON (88) – GA
oro: Pietro Rossi (TA)
argento: Giuseppe Baú (VE)
bronzo: Paolo Arcudi (PN) – Dario De Toffoli (VE)

BRIDGE A SQUADRE
oro: Rex-Sperandini-Boeri-Palermo (PU)

GO A COPPIE
oro: Mauri-Soletti (MI)
argento: Poletti-Tibaldi (MI)
bronzo: Abbiati-Oriani (MI)

MEMORY (64) – GA
oro: Giacomo Lucchetta (PU)
argento: Michele Comerci (FI)
bronzo: Andres Voicu (RM) – P. Stanzione (NA)

MEMORY under 14 (16) 
oro: Andrea Arcudi (PN)
argento: Anna Bova (PU)

OTHELLO A SQUADRE 
oro: Menozzi – Voicu – Pece
argento: Stanzione – Castaldo – Fibrabracci
bronzo: Antonelli – Castellano – Maggi

PISTA POLISTIL (64)
oro: Alex Vernarecci (PU)
argento: Marco Lazzarini (PU)
bronzo: Giorgio Mascherpa (TO)

PUZZLE A COPPIE (16)
oro: Galassi-Galassi (FO)
argento: Nardo-Rosati (PU)
bronzo: Plebani-Quaglione

PUZZLE SCULPTURE A SQUADRE
oro: Plebani-Morisi-Erber-Venturini
Pittori-Serrani-Mari-Tagliatesta (AN)

PUZZLE TRIDIMENSIONALE A SQUADRE
oro: Melandri-Galassi-Galassi-Galassi (FO)
argento: Ortolani-Ribichini-Carbonari-Gigli (AN)
bronzo: Nardo-Bernardini-Rosati-Alberti (PU)

QUARTO! (112) – GA
oro: Francesco Martini (FI)
argento: Andres Voicu (RM)
bronzo: Davide Rossi (BO) – N. Vasapollo (PU)

REBUS (gara soluz.)
oro: Giuseppe Baú (VE) – Anglea Plebani (FI)
bronzo: Daniele Ferri (FE)

SCACCHI
oro: Roberto Costantini (RN)
argento: Mario Voltolini (RN)
bronzo: M. Brancaleoni (RN)

SCACCHI JUNIORES
o:ro: Denis Rombaldoni (PU)
argento: Axel Rombaldoni (PU)
bronzo: E. Della Chiara (PU)

SCRABBLE (gara soluz.)
oro: Carla Maria Morisi (LO)
argento: Rossi/Colangiuolo/Quaglione
bronzo: Giuseppe Baù (VE)

SUBBUTEO (16) 
oro: Luigi Buroni (PU)
argento: Michele Scoli (AN)
bronzo: Andrea Malcisi (PU)

TWIXT (64) – GA
oro: Dario De Toffoli (VE)
argento: Pietro Rossi (TA)
bronzo: Andres Voicu (RM) – Giacomo Lucchetta (PU)

PHOTOS

6° FESTIVAL ITALIANO DEI GIOCHI
(6th ITALIAN GAME FESTIVAL)

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(“CATRIA E NERONE “, Periodico informativo della Comunità Montana del Catria e del Nerone – Anno V, n. 2 Luglio 1998)

Sul territorio del Catria e del Nerone il progresso economico passa anche attraverso il divertimento. Il punto di congiunzione fra queste due esigenze della società moderna è rappresentata dalla sesta edizione del Festival Italiano dei Giochi, che, per la prima volta, è approdato nelle nostre zone. E per la prima volta l’appuntamento non è stato accentrato in una sola città, come era avvenuto prima per Venezia, poi per Gradara e infine per Urbino, ma distribuito su un intero comprensorio: nei comuni di Apecchio, Acqualagna, Cagli, Cantiano e Piobbico. Fra il 25 e il 27 settembre, con una prosecuzione dal primo al 4 ottobre, il nostro territorio si ritrova trasformato in una vera e propria “Terra del Gioco”.
La Comunità Montana, organizzatrice del Festival (con il patrocinio della Provincia di Pesaro e Urbino, della Regione Marche e il supporto dei cinque comuni del territorio), ha dunque puntato a favorire l’arrivo di un nuovo tipo di pubblico, proseguendo il lavoro di tipicizzazione di ogni singola realtà locale. Ecco allora che a Cantiano è stata proposta la “caccia al tesoro” a cavallo; per Acqualagna, capitale del tartufo, è stato organizzato un “invito a cena con delitto“; ad Apecchio, uno specifico gioco legato ai fossili, essendo custode di una prestigiosa collezione di reperti nello straordinario Palazzo Ubaldini; il Castello Brancaleoni di Piobbico è divenuto lo scenario per avvincenti giochi di ruolo; infine, Cagli è diventata sede di una grande ludoteca con oltre mille giochi a disposizione  del pubblico, oltre a luogo dove svolgere tornei e campionati.
“Le date scelte per la manifestazione – spiega il Presidente della C.M., Martino Panico – sono frutto di una ben precisa programmazione, come una specie di “ponte di collegamento” fra le iniziative dell’estate e quelle autunnali. Il Festival rappresenta per noi una nuova sfida, un nuovo modo per far risaltare le caratteristiche delle nostre realtà, rivolgendoci ad un interlocutore diverso rispetto a quello che segue le rassegne dei prodotti tipici, rispetto a quello che ama lo sport, la cultura e la gastronomia del nostro territorio. Si rivolge infatti ad un pubblico mediamente giovane, che fa dello svago una pratica intelligente e che ama cimentarsi con esperienze nuove. Per molti di loro, le nostre località sono una delle “novità” da sperimentare. E oltre all’aumento delle presenze nel periodo della manifestazione, vi potranno essere ricadute economicamente vantaggiose più ampie e durature.

RESULTS

ABACO ZUZZUR. (17)  – GA
oro: Michele Comerci (FI)
argento: Carla Morisi (LO)
bronzo: Daniele Ferri (FE)

ABALONE (32) – GA

oro: Pietro Rossi (TA)
argento: Dario De Toffoli (VE)
bronzo: Paolo Arcudi (PN)
bronzo: Michele Comerci (FI)

BACKGAMMON (48)
oro: Pietro Rossi (TA)
argento: Paolo Arcudi (PN)
bronzo: Jamil Zabarah (RM)
bronzo: Giuseppe Baú (VE)

DAMA 
oro: Giacomo Tarsi (PS)
argento: Giovanni Diani (PS)
bronzo: Daniele Tagliatesta (PS)

DUMMY (45)
oro: G. Giacomucci (PS)
argento: Jamil Zabarah (RM)
bronzo: Giuseppe Ricciardi (ME)

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
oro: A. Sordini, M. Magnolo, S. Emiliani, M. Azalea, S. Cavoli, S. Martinelli (PS)

FORZA 4 (64) – GA
oro: Michele Comerci (FI)
argento: Davide Rossi (TV)
bronzo: Giuseppe Baú (VE)
bronzo: Pietro Rossi (TA)

FOSSIL
oro: Federico Bastianelli (PS)
bronzo: Mario D’Atri (UD)

MAGIC (a squadre)
oro: Paolo Lai, Carlo Lai,
Francesco Lai (PS)

MAGIC (singolo)
oro: Francesco Lai (PS)

MAH-JONG 
oro: Roberto Arrighi (VA)
argento: Marco Bazzocchi (RA)
bronzo: Anna Tommisani (RA)

MASTER MIND (32)
oro: G. Quaglione (RM)
argento: Pietro Rossi (TA)
bronzo: Stefano Torzoni (FI)
bronzo: Matteo Ceccarini (PS)

MEMORY (64) – GA
oro: Desirée Ceccarini (PS)
argento: Ivan Tranquillini (VE)
bronzo: Giuseppe Ricciardi (ME)
bronzo: G. Giacomucci (PS)

PUZZLE A COPPIE (11)
oro: Galassi-Galassi (FO)
argento: Nardi-Rosati (PS)
bronzo: Corra’- Ronchi (MI)

QUARTO! (64) – GA
oro: Ivan Tranquillini (VE)
argento: Stefano Torzoni (FI)
bronzo: Ginetta Gervasi (FI)
bronzo: Giorgio Pittori (PS)

QUORIDOR (24)
oro: E. Colangiuolo (RM)
argento: Michele Cosentino (BA)
bronzo: Gigliola Quaglione (RM)

REBUS
oro: Giuseppe Baú (VE)
argento: Michele Comerci (FI)
bronzo: Carla Morisi (LO)

SCACCHI
oro: Andrea Rombaldoni (PS)
argento: Ettore Fronzi (PS)
bronzo: Fabio Acciaioli (PS)

SCACCHI JUNIORES
oro: Furio Sordini (PS)

SCRABBLE (22)
oro: E. Colangiuolo (RM)
argento: Michele Comerci (FI)
bronzo: Angela Plebani (FI)

SEI (50) – GA
oro: Corrado Carletti (RM)
argento: Pietro Rossi (TA)
bronzo: Dario De Toffoli (VE)

SYNCRO
oro: Carla Morisi (LO)

5° FESTIVAL ITALIANO DEI GIOCHI
(5th ITALIAN GAME FESTIVAL)

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Great success for the 5th Italian Game Festival that took place in the city of Urbino between 16/25 September 1994.
The city made its huge heritage available: the most advanced technologies were hosted in beautiful V Century environments; to take part to the  events of the Festival ment therefore also to discover new beautiful places, to play in amazing spaces, and to get around areas rich in history and culture.

The Italian Game Festival was confirmed as a point of reference in Italy for all those people who deal with ludic culture and games: it welcomed not only specialized people that could participate to very specialized challenges, but also kids, adults, families, children, elderly people. Everybody could find his game and his space.
Some numbers: 20.000 visitors10.000 free boardgames loans from the playroom3.000 registrations to the many different Tournaments and Championships. More than 2.000 children coming from the neighboring schools visited the Festival and another 6.000 took part in it, directly in their classes with the Memory and Sapientino Tournament.
At the end, the joyful prize giving of the Tournaments conducted by Marco Danè.

RESULTS

ABALONE (8th Abalone Cup – 2nd Italian championship)
1st CLAUDIO BORGNINO (Naples)
2nd PIETRO ROSSI (Taranto)
3rd GIUSEPPE BAÙ (Venice)
3rd ENRICO COLANGIUOLO (Rome)

BACKGAMMON (4th Championship of the Riviera Adriatica)
Open
1st FEREIDOUN RASSOULI (Cortona – AR)
2nd GUIDO FLAMIGNI (Forlì)
Intermediate
1st GUIDO FLAMIGNI (Forlì)
2nd ERNESTO BERNOTTI
Beginners
1st ANDREA MARFORI (Rome)
2nd MATTIA BALLARIN (Venice)

CARROM
1st STEFANO TORZONI (Florence)
2nd ANDREA FORNASINI (Venice)
3rd MATTIA BALLARIN (Venice)
4th PIETRO ROSSI (Taranto)

CONTIAMO
1st GINO LISI (Florence)
2nd STEFANO TORZONI (Florence)
3rd MARCO LORENZI (Florence)

DADO GOAL (Demonstrative Tournament)
1st PIETRO ROSSI (Taranto)
2nd ANDREA FORNASINI (Venice)

DOOM (1st Italian individual championship)
1st CARLO GENTILE (Pescara)
2nd MARCO PAGLIONI (Riccione)
3rd DAVIDE GUIDI (Urbino)
4th SIMONE BOSCARATO (Chioggia)

DOUNGEONS & DRAGONS
Final for the VII Italian championship for teams

1st DU DE PICK (Milan)
2nd IL RITORNO DELLA COMPAGNIA DEGLI STOLTI (Falconara – AN)
1st Open Duca Federico
1st I SUPPLIZIANTI
2nd LA COMPAGNIA DELLA BOSSA

FORZA 4
1st CHIARA BEAUPAIN (Thiene – Vi)
2nd YARI FORMENTINI (Cologno Monzese – Mi)
3rd WALTER TARDIA (Rome)

GINO PILOTINO (Big request Tournament)
1st GIULIO FEDRIGHELLI (Urbino)
2nd MATTEO CHECCHINI (Forlì)

GIOCHI DI PAROLE (Corrado Tedeschi Editions Tournament)
1st CRISTINA ERBER
2nd CLAUDIO BORGNINO (Naples)
3rd MICHELE COMERCI (Florence)

GO (IV Campionato Italiano a Coppie)
1st ALBERTO CERESA and MATTEO SISA (Milan)
2nd TEA GRECO and PAOLO MONTRESIO (Milan)

IL LABIRINTO MAGICO 
OPEN
1st RENATO RUTIGLIANO (Grottaferrata – RM)
2nd GIUSEPPE RICCIARDI (Messina)
3rd FABIO FEDRIGHELLI (Urbino)

IL RICHIAMO DI CTHULHU (V Italian championship)
1st I CAVALIERI DEL NON ESSERE (Cagliari)

INCUBO
Open
1st DAVIDE ROSSI (Treviso)
2nd PIERO ZAMA (Marradi – FI)

LEX ARCANA
1st GLI ULTIMI CUSTODES (Rome)
2nd ESPANSIONE CHE NON C’È (Venice)

MAH JONG
Open Italian championship of the Federation

1st PAOLO PIRAS (Cagliari)
2nd FRANCESCA CALDERONI (Ravenna)
Tournament for beginners
1st ROSALBA CESINI
2nd ALESSANDRO GARZARO

MEMORY
Ravensburger school Tournament
1st IA Elementary school of Urbino
2nd IC Middle school of Montelabbate
3rd IE Middle school “Leopardi” of Pesaro
Individual Open Tournament
1st PIERLUIGI STRANZIONE (Torre del Greco – Na)
2nd WALTER TARDI (Roma)

OTHELLO
V Italian championship for teams
1st IL BIONDO, IL ROSSO, IL MORO (Francesco Marconi, Andrea Silvola, Alessandro Pirri)
2nd EKIDNA
3rd SPREMIAGRUMI
Torneo Open
1st FRANCESCO MAROCNI (Rome)
2nd ENRICO COLANGIUOLO (Rome)

PAROLIAMO
1st GINO LISI (Florence)
2nd MARCO LORENZI (Florence)
3rd CARLAMARIA MORIS (Codogno – Mi)

POKERSPORTIVO
1st CLAUDIO BORGNINO (Naples)
2nd ENRICO MARSIGLIO (Tencarola Pd)
3rd ANDREA MORI (Roma)

PUZZLE (1st Italian Double championship)
Categoria Junior
1st FEDRIGHELLI – PANELLI (Urbino)
Categoria Amatori
1st DANIELA GENTILI – LEONELLA VERDINI
Categoria Esperti
1st SERGIO E ENRICA GALASSI (Savignano – Fo)
2nd WALTER TARDIA E ANDREA GALELLI (Rome)

QUARTO!
Open 
1st GIGLIOLA QUAGLIONE (Rome)
2nd ROBERTA PLAISANT (Cagliari)
1st Italian championship
1st ROBERTA PLAISANT (Cagliari)
2nd STEFANIA BIAGIOTTI (Urbino)
3rd PIETRO ROSSI (Taranto)
4° ELISABETTA VECCHI (Rome)

RISIKO! (1st Open “Città di Urbino”)
1st RINO VERARDO (Venice)
2nd MARIAROSA DOLCETTA (Venice)

SAPIENTINO (Gran Prix  “topolino”)
1st V Elementary school DI GRADARA
2nd IV Elementary school “PASCOLI” DI URBINO
3rd I Elementary school PIANSEVERO-URBINO

CHESS
Semifast Tournament by the Centrale degli Scacchi
1st LUCIANO EUSEBI (Pesaro)
2nd FRANCO ANTONINI

HETERODOX CHESS (Italian championship)
1st ALESSANDRO CASTELLI (Macerata)
2nd PATRIZIO FONTANA (Traversetolo – Pr)

SYNCRO (Open Corrado Tedeschi)
1st CARLA MARIA MORISI (Codogno – Mi)
2nd CARMELA NERI (Udine)

TETRIS (Open on Game Boy)
1st FULVIO GIUNGATO (Urbino)
2nd ANNA SCILIMATI (Rome)

TV GAME (Demonstrative Tournament)
1st SAUL BOSCARATO (Chioggia – Ve)
2nd LORENZO MICELLI (Urbino)

PHOTOS

ESTATEGIOCHI’94

PRESS RELEASE

Great success of the event ESTATEGIOCHI, that took place in Marina di Carrara between the 23 an the 26 of June.  Password: everybody play! A unusual event for the italian scene, that has as its absolute protagonist the world of games in its many different aspects.

The 10.000 m2 of the Carrara exhibition hall became a real oasis of fun: from games for children, to the Nintendo console, virtual reality, until poker, chess, billiards, basketball… There wasn’t anything missing in order to have fun and relax: the 20.000 visitors, decreed the complete success of the event.

People had the chance to try the last new boardgames and the playroom, with more than 2.000 boxes available, became a regular appointment for friend groups and families.
Great success also for the computer area: software addicts  could choose among a huge number of computer games and other innnovations.
And how could children be forgotten? There was a specific junior playroom dedicated to them and it was constantly booked.

ESTATEGIOCHI’94 was perfect also for anybody that didn’t just wish to play but had also a need of challenges: more than 40 Tournaments have been organized, creating really exciting challenges and crowning a new series of champions.
The Festival presented important news: an entire section dedicated to traditional folk games, like arm wrestling, hula hoop and tug of war, and, for the first time in Italy, the Premio Archimede, for unpublished boardgames.
The fun has been great, but there has been also a time in which one was  induced to think over the ludic world through interesting exhibits and conferences.

VIDEO

RESULTS

PREMIO ARCHIMEDE 1994
This initiative for unpublished games has been a great success. Fantasy, cleverness and a careful study by 50 partecipants. The jury and its president Alex Randolph  awarded Algoritmo by Giacomo Dotta, an original journey game for 2-6 players that simulates the creation of an algorithm of a computer.

GRAN PREMIO TOPOLINO DI MEMORY
The Finals of the Memory challenge “Gran Premio Topolino”  took place during the ESTATEGIOCHI events. The eight finalists competed in the most  famous memory game of the world, published by Ravensburger. The winner was the twelve years old Lorenza Quaggio from Dese (Ve), that defeated the great Stefano Pau, ten years oldi from Palmas Arborea (Ca).

CARROM
The tournament of  Carrom, something like a biliard to be played with one’s fingers edited by Mespi, has been a great success.

NOVITÀ
Many companies presented their new games during ESTATEGIOCHI, such as Dadogoal by Gemi, a game ideal for soccer lovers, Kamasutra game, published by Unicopli, Cattivik and others.

PARTY GAME
Trivial PursuitTabooIndomimando, edited by MB Parker confirmed their success; many groups of friends that were visiting ESTATEGIOCHI choosed these games to spend some time together.

GIOCHI SPORTIVI
Besides the board games, this year ESTATEGIOCHI presented also more sporty games. There have been important events like the italian  double master championship of biliardojack and the italian table tennischampionship for teams. And there was also five-a-side football, basketball and more.

INFORMATIC SECTION
Thanks to the support of MC-Microcomputer, one of the most important italian revues about Personal Computers, the great success was “Doom”, that was running on four Computers, and players were comunicating through intercom. Important international Softwarehouses were there, Microsoft, Borland, Micrografx, Claris, Word Perfect, Lotus, Computer Associates, Autodesk, and the italian Di Più Srl (Rome), SIT (Città Nova – Marche), and the revue “Informatica e Scuola” (Milan).

PHOTOS

4° FESTIVAL ITALIANO DEI GIOCHI
(4th ITALIAN GAME FESTIVAL)

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PRESS RELEASE

Great success of the 4th Italian Game Festival. It took place in the beautiful city of GRADARA (PS) between the 17 and the 26 of September 1993.

The entire city area was involved, with its pretty medieval settings: its streets, squares and palaces. Taste for games has been combined with the charm of the setting.

About 25.000 visitors took part to the event: people coming from different regions of the country. Such a great participation made the organization even set up new structures.

The Italian Game Festival confirmed with this 4th edition its importance as center of the italian ludic culture.

The Italian Game Festival also represented a great occasion to socialize, welcoming not only specialized people that could participate to very specialized challenges, but also kids, adults, families, children, elderly people, and everybody could find his game and his space.

Consequence of all this has been the great success of the playroom: more than 7.000 loans and this means that about 20.000 people sat around tables just for the fun of playing a game. During rush hours all the empty spots were filled up with people, even the lawn outside the playroom. 3.000 the inscriptions to the Tournaments.

More than 2.000 children coming from the neighboring schools visited the Festival and another 6.000 took part in it, directly in their classes.

The computer section gained space through the electronic game room, organized by Mc-Microcomputer, the telematic show-room, its 20 hardware platforms and the presentation of the most advanced ludic applications.

Many cultural spaces have been organized such as conferences, round tables, meetings, exhibitions, discussions and presentations.

BLABLABLA, won the GIOCO DELL’ANNO 1993 (Game of the year 1993). It has been decided by a jury whose President was Giampaolo Dossena.

The very same Giampaolo Dossena has been awarded with the PrizeGradara Ludens.

At the end, the joyful prize giving of the Tournaments conducted by Marco Danè.

RESULTS

ABALONE (1st ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP)
1st PIETRO ROSSI (Rome)
2nd BARNABA DONATO (Milan)
3rd CARLO RIZZO (Rome)
In this 7th edition of Abalone Cup (valid as the 1st Italian Championship), with 192  registered players, the winner is Pietro Rossi against the “Othellist” Barnaba Donato, winner of the previous two editions.

BACKGAMMON (3rd 
CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE RIVIERA ADRIATICA)
Open
1st GIANLUCA BARRA (Ferrara)
2nd ANDREA DE ZANDONATI (Venice)
3rd ENRICO MARSIGLIO (Padua)
Intermediate:
1st STEFANO GILIO (Ferrara)
2nd BRUNO DAL RIO (Imola – BO)
3rd ALESSIO AMATORI (Jesi – AN)
3rd CLAUDIO BORGNINO (Castelmadama – Rome)
Beginners:
1st JAMIL ZABARAH (Rome)

2nd ANNALISA PORCU (Casatelmadama – Rome)
More than 100 the registrations for this Tournament, valid challenge for the Italian Championship F:I:Ba. The challanges have been refereed by Alfonso Sara.
BLOOD MASTER (1° ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP FOR TEAMS)
1st  L’ AQUILA (cap. GIUSEPPE VICARI)

2nd FORLì 1

CARROM (1a MESPI CUP)
1st CARLO RIZZO (Rome)
2nd ANDREA RISI (Riminni)
3rd GIUSEPPE BAÙ (Venice)
3rd FRANCESCO LUTRARIO (Rome)
Great success for this game that for the first time has been presented to the public in Italy. The demonstrations have been followed by a large crowd and 128 players participated to the Tournament.

CLUEDO (ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP)
1st ROBERTO CESTARO (Padua)
2nd MICHELE COMERCI (Florence)
3rd OMAR VALENTINI (Colombarone – PS)
3rd ANNALISA PORCU (Castelmadama – Rome)
The champion of  this Italian Championship of Cluedo is Roberto Cestaro from Padova. Cluedo is the most famous detective boardgame, distributed in Italy by Editrice Giochi. Roberto will represent Italy during the upcoming New York Championship.

CONTIAMO
1st ANDREA SELLERI (Florence)
2nd MARCO LORENZI (Florence)
3rd ROBERTO MAZZAFERRI (Rome)
This challenge of rapid calculation, that became popular through the tv conductor Marco Danè, saw the victory of a specialist.

DRAUGHTS
International draughts
1st SEBASTIANO IZZO (Rome)
2nd MICHELE COMERCI (Florence)
Italian draughts
1st SEBASTIANO IZZO (Rome)
2nd ALESSANDRO CASTELLI (Macerata)
The classic game of Draughts had to bee part of this event. It has been presented also in its international version that unfortunately is not very well known yet among the italian players.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
Final for the VI Italian Championship for teams
1st FERRO E RUNE (Forlì)
2nd I BRUTTI DAVVERO (Ancona)
3rd I CAVALIERI DEL SACRO TEGAME (Florence)

Third Open Corte Malatestiana Tournament
1st L’ALBERO DEI GIOCHI
2nd  I FIGLI DI ERIK (Milan)
3rd L’ARMATA DI OKUTO
This classic RPG was very much requested. The team from Forlì won in the Italian Championship against 600 other teams (3.600 players!), and in the Corte Malatestiana Tournament the registrations closed because of too many partecipants.

FLEXTRIS (Open)
1st DANIELE FERRI (Ferrara)
2nd GIUSEPPE BAÙ (Venice)
3rd CARLO RIZZO (Rome)
3rd RICCARDO TRAMMA (Rome)
Great success (180 partecipants) for this “electronic challenge”, derived from the classic Tetris.

DARTS (Open)
1st MARCO BAÙ (Venice)
2nd MARCO ZALLOCCO
3rd GIUSEPPE RICCIARDI (Mentana – RM)
3rd FRANCESCA MARINÒ (Massafra – TA)
Everybody wanted to try this classic Anglo-Saxon ability game, and 128 players participated to the Tournament, won by the son of the great Giuseppe Baù.

WORD GAMES (Open)
1st CRISTINA ERBER
2nd MICHELE COMERCI (Florence)
A “MUST” for puzzle lovers, trying to solve rebus, cross word puzzles and anagrams.

GO 9X9 
1st ALESSANDRO CASTELLI (Macerata)
2nd PATRIZIO FONTANA (Traversetolo – PR)

DAS VERRÜCKTE LABYRINTH (Open)
1st GIUSEPPE BAÙ (Venice)
2nd ROBERTO CESTARO (Padua)
3rd ANNALISA PORCU (Castelmadama – Rome)
3rd ALESSANDRO CASTELLI (Macerata)
For the 3rd consecutive year, Giuseppe Baù wins the final and repeats his success of two years ago.

CALL OF CTHULHU (Final for the 4th Italian championship)
1st ANCONA
Based on the Master of  Horror H.P. Lovercraft’s worls, the Call of Cthulhu is, after D&D, the most popular RPG in Italy.

INTERGAME ’93 (European championship for Board games)
1st SILVANO BERTON (Venice)
During the Festival there have been challanges for the selection of the 2 “four players” teams that will represent Italy during the European Final in Essen (Germany), during the ludic event SPIEL ’93.

LEX ARCANA (Emperor Teodomiro Tournament)
1st AVATAR (Bari) cap. Roberto Piccione
2nd TUCSON TEAM (Treviso)
3rd GLI SQUARTATORI (Rome)
Great success for this easy to play RPG: the registrations have been blocked due to the huge amount of requests.

MAH JONG
VIII Italan individual championship

1st GIOVANNA FRANCHINI (Granarolo – RA)
2nd KATIA ROSSI (Ravenna)
3rd LALLA BARTOLINI (Ravenna)
I Italian championship Amateur (international rules)
1st OSVALDO ROSSI (Reggio Emilia)
2nd MICHELA MORBIDELLI (Iesi – AN)
3rd ROSALBA CESINI (Iesi – AN)
This year, at the Festival the “traditional” method has been abandoned and the “international” rules have been introduced also in a national competition.

MEMORY
Final for the 2nd Italian Championship

1st LORENZA QUAGGIO (Dese – VE)
2nd GENNY SQUADRANI (Gabicce – PS)
3rd ALESSIO PELLEGRINI (Stagni – LI)
4° DANILO OVIS (Villasor – CA)
Final for the 3rd School Championship
1st Middle School Gabicce Mare 1aB cap. Genny Squadrani
2nd Middle School di Gradara 2aA
Open
1st ELISA LUZZI (Gradara – PS)
2nd DAVIDE SONELLI
3rd ALESSANDRO CASTELLI (Macerata)
One of the most popular games during this event, Memory, with its three important appointments. In the Italian Championship the winner was Lorenza Quaggio, already finalist the previous year. She won against Genny Squadrani, winner of the scholastic Tournament. Finally another girl, not at all frightened by the older opponents, winning the Open Tournament agains 192 players.

MINOS (Trofey “Cnosso”)
1st LUCA PAZZAGLIA
2nd CLAUDIO BARTOLUCCI (Pesaro)
3rd FRANCESCO VINCI (Taranto)
4° ROBERTO CESTARO (Padua)
Many people took part in this Tournament, in which the need of skills like strategy, ability and tactics are perfectly balanced.

NIENTE DA DICHIARARE
1st NICOLA LECCA (Cagliari)
2nd FRANCESCO VINCI (Taranto)
3rd ANNAMARIA SCILIMATI (Padua)
A young man from Sardegna wins this Tournament “Niente da dichiarare”, popular after recieving the Prize “Game of the year 1992”.

OTHELLO
Italian Championship for teams
1st I TRE TRAM (Rome) cap. Roberto Tramma
2nd MAGNA GRECIA (Naples) cap. Biagio Privitera
Open
1st FRANCESCO MARCONI (Rome)
2nd  ENRICO COLANGIUOLO (Rome)
3rd PIERO ZAMA (Marradi – GR)
Besides the usual Italian Team Championship, this year there was also an Open Tournament with 128 players. This confirmed the success of this already classic game as well as the success of the champion Franesco Marconi.

PAROLIAMO
1st GINO LISI (Florence)
2nd STEFANO TORZONI (Florence)
3rd ANDREA SELLERI (Florence)
160 players took part in this challenge, conducted by Marco Danè, who introduced this game in Italy.

POKERSPORTIVO
1st WALTER BEGO (Legnano – PD)
2nd GOVIGOUX (Turin)
3rd CLAUDIO BORGNINO (Castelmadama – Roma)
4th PIERO ZAMA (Marradi – GR)
Poker is one of the most popular games and here it has been demonstrated that it is a question of ability, not luck.

JIGSAW PUZZLE (1° Double Italian Championship)
1st  ENRICA E SERGIO GALASSI (Savignano – FO)
2nd ANDREA GALELLI – WALTER TARDIA (Rome)
3rd DONATELLA E GIORGIA CHECCHIN (Mirano – VE)
Among the 66 couples of participant, Enrico and Sergio Galassi got qualified for the finals with a timing of 1h and 20′ to make a jigsaw puzzle of 500 pieces, without any reference image! The final, in which the image was a picture of Gradara taken from an airplane, they made the best timing again and became Italian Champions.

QUARTO! (Open)
1st ELISABETTA VECCHI (Rome)
2nd MARCO MONTEBELLI (Rimini – FO)
3rd ROBERTO CESTARO (Padua)
3rd ENRICO COLANGIUOLO (Rome)
After the nomination as “Game of the year” Quarto! became popular; always requested, it surprised also for its 128 participants of the Tournament, very many considering that it was the game’s debut!

REBUS (Solution challenge)
1st PAOLO DI BERGAMO
2nd MARIA CARLA MORISI (Codogno – MI)
3rd MASSIMO DE SIMONE
As usual, the Italian Association for puzzles  proposed an interesting challenge of playing within a given time.

RENGO (3rd  Double Italian Championship of GO)
1st ANDREA DE ROSA – MATTEO SISA
This Tournament demonstrated also in Italy the  growth of this important ancient game.

RISIKO! (3rd  Tournament of the Riviera Adriatica)
1st MARCO TAMANTI (Cattolica – FO)
2nd WALTER BEGO (Legnaro – PD)
3rd EMANUELE OLIVIERI (Padua)
4° PIERO BELLEMO (Sottomarina – VE)
Great success of Risiko! at the Festival with 144 participants; and the winner was surprisingly Marco Tamanti among a table of great champions.

CHESS
Open

1st ALESSANDRO CASTELLI (Macerata)
2nd ROBERO RENZI (Rome)
3rd RICCARDO NICOLINI (Riomini – FO)
3rd GIORGIO BUSETTO
Semifast Tournament
1st LUCIANO EUSEBI (Pesaro)
2nd EZIO RIGHI
3rd RICCARDO RAGO
Two different Tournaments gave the chance to everybody to play this classic game.

HETERODOX CHESS (Italian championship)
1st ALESSANDRO CASTELLI (Macerata)
2nd PATRIZIO FONTANA (Traversetolo  – PR)
3rd ALDO KUSTRIN (Trieste)
4th ROBERTO CASSANO (Rome)
Another success for  Alessandro Castelli, through the challanges of the variants of chess called “Vinciperdi”, “Marsigliese” and “Progressivi”.

SCRABBLE
1st CLAUDIO BORGNINO (Castelmadama – Roma)
2nd CARLO RIZZO (Rome)
3rd GIANLUCA RICCIARDI (Rome)
4th CARLA MORISI (Codogno – MI)
Another demonstration of superiority of the school of Scrabble from Rome, in this Tournament that used the dictionary “NUOVO ZINGARELLI 1994”.

SYNCRO
1st ANNAMARIA SCILIMATI (Roma)
2nd MICHELE COMERCI (Florence)
3rd ENNIO PERES (Rome)
4th SEBASTIANO IZZO (Rome)
148 the participants of this innovative game created by Marco Danè.

VELENO
1st ALESSANDRO CASTELLI (Macerata)
2nd MAURIZIO ROSSETTI (Gradara – PS)
3rd FRANCESCO VINCI (Trento)

PHOTOS

3° FESTIVAL ITALIANO DEI GIOCHI
(3rd ITALIAN GAME FESTIVAL)

PRESS RELEASE

The 3rd Italian Game Festival was a great success besides any expectation. It took place in the medieval city of GRADARA (PS) between the 18 and 27 of September 1992, during the series of events of the Gradara Ludensproject.

The entire city, with its beautiful medieval squares, streets and palaces, was the perfect setting for the event, and the slogan of the Gradara Ludens project became reality: games, simulations, imagination among ancient walls and new trends.

The estimation of visitors counted 15.000 people that took part in it. They arrived from many different regions of Italy, as the hometowns of the  tournament winners can witness.

The city of Gradara was confirmed as a point of reference in Italy for all those people that deal with ludic culture and games: boardgames, strategy games, word games, RPG, silumation games, luck games, family games, skill games, card games, computer games, tv games, new games, ancient games, unknown games, games to be collected, games for the crowd, memory games, forgotten games, classic games… and many other games.

The Italian Game Festival has been also a great opportunity to socialize:this meeting with The Mind Games involved not only specialized people, that could play in specilized challanges, but also kids, adults, families, children, elderly people. Everybody found his game and his space.

Consequence of all this has been the great success of the playroom: more than 4.000 loans and this means that about 10.000 people sat around tables just for the fun of playing a game. During rush hours all the empty spots were filled up with people, even the lawn outside the playroom.

More than 1.000 children coming from the neighboring schools visited the Festival and another 5.000 took part in it, directly in their classes, at the school Memory Tournament.

The computer section gained space through the electronic game room, the telematic show-room, the presentation of SYNCRO by Marco Danè and the high demanded virtual reality with a flight simulation.

Many cultural spaces have been organized such as conferences, round tables, meetings, exhibitions, discussions and presentations.

Niente da dichiarare (Ravensburger), an original variation of Memory with a gameboard, won the GIOCO DELL’ANNO 1992 (Game of the year 1992). It has been decided by a jury whose President was Giampaolo Dossena.

Alex Randolph, the gret american game inventor that is living in Venice since twenty years, has been awarded with the Prize Gradara Ludens.

Many the competitive events, challenges of any kind, among them many italian championships: Dungeons & Dragon, Go, Il Richiamo di Cthulhu, Mah-Jong, Memory, Othello, Paroliamo.

Through acclamation the Cartello di Gradara has been founded, a union of all the associations that deal with games and players  in Italy: an important step for the development of ludic culture in Italy.

At the end, the joyful prize giving of the Tournaments conducted by Marco Danè.

VIDEO

The official video of the 3rd Italian game Festival – I part
The official video of the 3rd Italian game Festival – II part

RESULTS

ABALONE (5th ABALONE CUP)
1st BARNABA DONATO (Milan)
2nd STEFANO ANTONELLI (Milan)
For the second time the victory goes to the “Othellist” Barnaba Donato that again took advantage of Fabio De Lorenzi’s absence (he lives in the U.S.A.), winner of the previous editions.

BACKGAMMON (2nd CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE RIVIERA ADRIATICA)
Open
Winner: NINO DI BELLA (Milan)
Finalist: FRANCO DELLA LONGA (Florence)
Consolation
Winner: PAOLO ARCUDI (Porcia – PN)
Finalist: MARIO VICECONTE (Rome) 
Beginners

Winner: ANGELO MONTI (Rome)
Finalist: PAOLA MINGONI (Verona)

DRAUGHTS (3rd SEMIFAST CHAMPIONSHIP OF ITALIAN DRAUGHTS)
1st Group
1st GIANFRANCO ARRIGHI (Pontedera – PI)
2nd GENNARO PASSARIELLO (Livorno)
3rd GIANFRANCO BORGHETTI (Livorno)
2° Group

1st DANIELE FERRI (Ferrara)
2nd LENO PACI (Pesaro)
3rd ROBERTO GENTILUCCI (Pesaro)

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS (5° ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP FOR TEAMS)
1st GLI OSTRANTI (Cagliari): ALESSANDRO BORDIGLIONI, VALENTINA CARBONI, FABIO FALCHI, FRANCESCA FALCHI, UGO FALCHI, MARIO RAGONA
2nd DRUNKEN BOARDS (Grosseto)
3rd GLI ANTICHI SIGNORI (Bologna)
Nine the teams that played in Gradara for this Tournament organized by Agonistica, that saw more than 3.500 players taking part in it in the entire country, which is equal to about 600 teams.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS (2nd OPEN “CORTE MALTESIANA”)
1st LA COMPAGNIA DEL GRANDE TETTO (Genoa): ALDO CATALANI, CHIARA FASCE, ALESSANDRO GATTI, GIANFRANCO RUELLO, ALESSANDROUBER, PATRIZIA VADALÀ
2nd LEX ARCANA (Venice)
In perfect harmony with the beautiful medieval city, this Tournament took place before here also in Ferrara, Forlì, Macerata, Perugina and Verona (during VERCON ’92) and in the same city of Gradara; the 12 finalist teams challenged each other in a adventure especially written for the occasion and set in the beautiful city of Gradara.

FOOTBALL STRATEGY
1st
 DANNY ALEGI (Rome)
The Tournament took place during the demonstrative Sport simulation games and has been conducted by Giorgio Salvadego and Daniele Pagnutti.

GO (CAMPIONATO ITALIANO A SQUADRE)
1st 
LUIGI ALBIERI – SONIA BRAZZOLI (Milan)
2nd TEA GRECO – GIONATA SOLETTI (Milan)

ELETTRONIC GAMES
F29 Retaliator
1st 
MARCO ASTERITI (Venice)
2nd FABIO BELLINI (Pesaro)
3rd CESARE TENSI (Rome)

FLEXTRIS
1st 
ANDREA BONCRISTIANI (Rome)
2nd ALESSANDRO UBER (Genoa)

SYNCRO
1st 
MARCO LORENZI
2nd ANDREA BONCRISTIANI (Rome)
The game has been created by Marco Danè and consists in an original variation of the classic game Paroliamo.

DAS VERRÜCKTE LABYRINTH (TORNEO DIMOSTRATIVO)
1st RICCARDO TRAMMA (Rome)
2nd ROBERTO CESTARO (Padua)
3rd ROBERTO TRAMMA (Rome)
4th GIUSEPPE BAÙ (Venice)
The final of the Tournament, open also to the players that don’t know yet this popular Ravensburger boardgame, has been played on the recent package, an advanced version of the same game.

CALL OF CTHULHU (ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP FOR TEAMS)
1st Team (Cagliari)
RICCARDO COSSU
NICOLA LADU
NICOLA LECCA
MARIA ANTONIETTA MERIS
PAOLO PIRAS
ROBERTO SEDDA
2nd Team (Genoa)
3rd Team (Venice)
Five the teams that took part in the very final of the Championship, whose initial phases have been played in Genova, Cagliari, Venezia, Torino and Verona, with a total of about 200 registered players.

MAH-JONG (7th ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP)
1st MARIO GIUNCHI (Ravenna)
2nd MICHELE BERSANI (Cervia)
3rd VALERIO BALLARINI (Rome)
The success of this chinese game is confirmed  (more than 120 participants). In Italy it is mostly played around the area of Ravenna; the curiosity for this game is also due to the very beautiful pieces used in it.

MEMORY (1st ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP)
1st BARBARA PAPPONE (Naples)
2nd ENRICO SUOZZI (Turin)
3rd DAVIDE SANGALLI (Brugherio – MI)
4th PAOLA AFFAITATI (Rome)
To reach the final phase, the 8 selected children had to go through two other phases (that took place in about 200 elementary schools), and win the regional semifinals of Ancona, Bari, Firenze, Milano, Napoli, Roma, Torino and Venezia, each one of them with 32 participants. The first three places won also the right to participate to the European Championship ‘92/’93 that will take place on the 16th of January in the city of Ravensburg in Germany.

MEMORY (2nd RAVENSBURGER TOURNAMENT FOR SCHOOLS)
1st ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OF FANANO – Class 5aB
2nd ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OF GABICCE – Class 5aA
The selections of this trophy involved about 6.000 children from elementary and middle schools of the area, with tournaments in class as well as tournaments in the main place. 500 children participated to the final phases and the very final has been played on a huge board with a deafening cheer.

OTHELLO (3rd ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP FOR TEAMS)
1st IL BIONDO, IL ROSSO, IL MORO (Rome): CARLO ALAMI, FRANCESCO MARCONI, ANDREA SILVOLA
2nd MEDIOLANUM (Milan): STEFANO ANTONELLI, BARNABA DONATO, ROBERTO FANELLO
3rd NUMERICA (Rome): AMERIGO GUERCINI, MAURO PEROTTI, WALTER TARDIA

OTHELLO (OPEN FOR BEGINNERS)
1st PAOLO FASCE (Genoa)
2nd CHIARA FASCE (Genoa)
3rd PAOLA ANGELUCCI (Foligno – PG)

PAROLIAMO (ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP)
1st GINO LISI (Florence)
2nd FRANCA VENTURI (Florence)
Conducted by the popular Marco Danè, the Tournament  attracted a crowd of curious people, renewing the glories of the same tv program. And the winner, as predicted, has been Gino Lisi, considered by everyone the strongest tv champion of the many years of running of the show.

REBUS (CHELLENGE FOR NEW REBUS AUTHORS)
1st GIUSEPPE BAÙ (Venice) with “Maestoso letto
2nd MASSIMO BRIGHI with “Presenza conclamata
3rd ROBERTO TRAMMA (Rome) with “Prove sciatorie solo per campioni domenicali
4th CARLA MARIA MORISI (Cotogno) with “Vasi incisi a mano
A drawing has been handed out on which the various subjects  let the neophytes realize their rebus. The winners will be published by the Italian Rebus Association.

RISIKO! (2nd TOURNAMENT OF THE RIVIERA ADRIATICA)
1st CARLO ALBERTO PARIS (Monselice)
2nd CORRADO CARLETTI (Rome)

CHESS (SEMIFAST TOURNAMENT)
1st FABIO BRUNO (Civitanova – MC)
2nd DIMITRIEVIC (Citanova – MC)
3rd ANTE YURCOVIC (Ex Yugoslavia)

HETERODOX CHESS (ROTATION OF SIMULTANEOUS CHESS ENCOUNTERS)
1st ALESSANDRO CASTELLI (Macerata)
2nd PATRIZIO FONTANA (Traversatolo – PR)
3rd TIZIANO SALA (Modena)
Five simultaneous encounters of the most played variants of chess, played by a master against ten participants.

SCOTLAND YARD (DEMONSTRATIVE TOURNAMENT)
Vincitori ai tavoli:
GIANCARLO BUCCOLIERO (Turin)
GIANCARLO LANI (Pesaro)
PATRIZIO FONTANA (Traversatolo – PR)

SCRABBLE (1st RAVENSBURGER TOURNAMENT)
1st ANGELO MONTI (Rome)
2nd PIETRO ROSSI (Rome)
3rd NINO DI BELLA (Milan)
4th CLAUDIO BORGNINO (Castelmadama – Rome)
This has been the first selection for the 1st Scrabble World Championship in Italian; the final will take place in Fall 1993.

VELENO (DEMONSTRATIVE TOURNAMENT)
1st BARBARA SCOLARO (Padua)
2nd ITALIA GIACCA (Piove di Sacco – PD)
3rd ROBERTO CESTARO (Padua)
With the presence of its author, the great Alex Randolph, for the first time a Veleno Tournament took place, with great success.

WEEKLY GRAN PRIX (TOURNAMENT WITH DIFFERENT GAMES)
1st MADDALENA MARCACCINI (Gradara)
2nd STEFANIA DEL BIANCO(Gradara)
3rd SANDRO GAUDENZI (Gradara)
A series of tournaments of different games, especially made for the Gradara kids.

SPECIAL AWARDS
To GIUSEPPE BAÙ (Venice) for being the most eclectic player in Italy;
to ROBERTO CESTARO and BARBARA SCOLARO (Padua) as the couple that took part to more tournaments.

PHOTOS

2° FESTIVAL ITALIANO DEI GIOCHI
(2nd ITALIAN GAME FESTIVAL)

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PRESS RELEASE

The 2nd Italian Game Festival that took place in the beautiful city of Gradara (PS) on the 4-6 of October 1991,  during the Gradara Ludens Events, has been a great success.

Gradara, a very peculiar medieval city, was the ideal setting to host this event that had about 5.000 visitors.
Unforgettable the sight of 500 children cheering for the kids of the final of the Memory challenge; and all the playrooms and the stands of the different  companies, always crowded with people of any age. All the playing tables were busy, all the rooms packed with people, some groups were even playing in the streets or on any free lawn.
There were many different Tournaments such as Othello, AbaloneDraughts.
Also RPG had a great success through several challenges, presentations of books and the life perfoming RPG, with actors in medieval costumes, fire-eaters and people dressed up with swards, helmets and armors.
Many spaces were dedicated to ludic-culture meetings with important figures of the game world such as Alex Randolph, the prize giving of the 1st Prize to the Game of the Year, assigned to Hero Quest by a Jury whose President was Giampaolo Dossena.
Marco Danè, with his Paroliamo and the prize giving of all the Tournaments in a very crowded theater ended this Festival that is promising to become a very important Event for games in Italy.

The 2nd Italian Game Festival  was organized by SD2 studiogiochi (Venezia) in collaboration with Agonistika and Urbino Symposium.

Many thanks to all the companies that made this project possible: Regione Marche, Comune di GradaraAssociazione Intercomunale PesareseCassa di Risparmio di Perugia, Cassa di Risparmio di PesaroClementoniDal Negro, MB ItalyRavensburgerConad-Smar di GradaraCalcestruzzi SpaEdilfornaciai, SistedaVietFiam.

Many thanks also to all the other organizations that helped out in the realization of the Festival.

VIDEO

UnoMattina Video
Official video of the 2nd Italian Game Festival – 1st part
Official video of the 2nd Italian Game Festival – 2nd part

RESULTS

ABALONE (4th ABALONE CUP)
1st DONATO BARNABA (Milan)
2nd TARDIA WALNER (Rome)
32 participants to this demonstrative Tournament. The victory was all for the “Othellist” Barnaba Donato who took advantage of Fabio De Lorenzi’s absence (he is in the USA), winner of the past three editions.

BACKGAMMON (1st CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE RIVIERA ADRIATICA)
Open
Winner: DELLA LONGA FRANCO (Florence)
Finalist: MAZZA DANIELE (Rimini)
Semifinalist: BASO DARIO (Padua)
Semifinalist: BARRA GIANLUCA (Ferrara)
Consolation
Winner: FABBRI FRANCO (Faenza)
Finalist: RUSSO ITALO (Rome)
This Tournament, recognized by the “Federazione Italiana Backgammon”  took place for the assignment of the challenger for the Italian championship. Franco Della Longa  from Florence will have to play against Roberto Vignola from Verona.

BRIDGE (INTERREGIONAL DOUBLE TOURNAMENT )
1st D’ANGERO – GIULIANI (Pesaro)
2nd VITALI – SINELLI (Pesaro)

BRISCOLA (DOUBLE TOURNAMENT FINALS)
1st GASPARI – CARNEVALI (Pesaro)
2nd MAGI – DEL MAGNA (Gradara)

DRAUGHTS
Great performances by the 17 years old Michele Borghetti who made a new world record playing against 7 drawn players among a total of 20 of the same category.
The young player won 5 times, made one tie and lost one time.
The great Manetti played against 16 players, winning 9 matches, tieing 6 and loosing only 1.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS (OPEN TOURNAMENT “CORTE MALTESIANA”)
1st I SIGNORI DI LANDGRAVE (Pesaro): OVANI GIORGIO, FORIANI ALESSANDRO, SIDERI SIMONE, AMBROGIANI GABRIELE, ZAFFINI LUCA,FIEVOLI ANDREA
Special prize to TARVISIUM (Treviso): TONETTO CIRO, BARISON SEBASTIANO, BARISON UMBERTO, MOLIN FRANCESCO, MASSARO FLAVIO, RACANELLO ENRICO
Perfectly matching the atmosphere of the beautiful city, 12 teams (a total of 72 players) challanged each other in an adventure set in Gradara and written for the occasion. The prize hase been given also for the incredible young age of the participants: between 9 and 13 years.

ECO-ECO 2
1st MARCELLO BALBO (Mogliano Veneto), SILVANO BERTON (Venice)
Under the direction of Prof. Arnaldo Cecchini of the “DAEST” of Venice, this group game captured the people’s attention during the opening of the Festival, drging everybody in a very successfull ecologic simulation.

GO (TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP – RENGO)
1st RAMON SOLETTI – NICOLETTA CORRADI (Milan)
This tournament witnessed the presence in italy of one of the most ancient games in the world, certainly the most well known in the Far East.

HERO QUEST (DEMONSTRATIVE TOURNAMENT FOR TEAMS)
1st COBRA (Gradara): GAUDENZI SANDRO, PAOLETTI FILIPPO, GIOVANNI PAOLO, RIGATTIERI LUCA
2nd I SIGNORI DI ADLAC (Gradara): CALDARI ENRICO, MINA ALESSANDRO, FOGLIETTA MASSIMO, MARCACCINI NICOLA
The game, introduced for the first time as one of the “Games of the year”, has been prepared on purpose for the occasion.

I CAVALIERI DEL TEMPIO (
DEMONSTRATIVE TOURNAMENT “IL VELTRO”)
1st I NUOVI CROCIATI:
SILVANO BERTON (Venice)
PAOLO FASCE (Genova)
PORCU ANNALISA (Rome)
PELUCCHI FABIO
The tournament has been refereed by the same authors of the game and played on a setting that will be soon published.

DAS VERRÜCKTE LABYRINTH (DEMONSTRATIVE TOURNAMENT )
1st BAÙ GIUSEPPE (Venice)
2nd PERNA PAOLO (Rome)
3rd BIORDI FABRIZIO (San Marino)
The final has been played with the new package of the game.

INKOGNITO (DEMONSTRATIVE TOURNAMENT )
1st DOMINICI LUCA e DOMINICI MARCO (Ancona)
2nd COSENTINO MICHELE (Barletta) e MARCACCINI MATTEO (Gradara)
The demonstrative Tournament has been directed by Leo Colovini, author of the game, together with the great Alex Randolph.

MAH-JONG (INDIVIDUAL TOURNAMENT AND DOUBLE TOURNAMENT )
Double
1st MONTANARI MIRELLA – VALENTINI MAURO
2nd SARONI MASSIMILIANO – MACCHERONI ALESSANDRO
3rd POLGROSIS LAILA – MIGAMI MASSIMO
Individual
1st CORBELLI FIORENZO
2nd BERSANI MICHELI
3rd BENDANDI BERSANO
The interest for this chinese game has been confirmed, especially around the city of Ravenna, also because of the fascinating pieces used in it.

MEMORY (FINALS OF THE SCHOOL RAVENSBURGER TOURNAMENT)
1st CLASS 2A MIDDLE SCHOOL OF GRADARA
2nd CLASS 3C MIDDLE SCHOOL OF PESARO
3rd CLASS 3B MIDDLE SCHOOL OF GRADARA
The selections for this first Scholastic Trophy involved more than 6.000 children from elementary and middle schools from the area close to Pesaro city. 500  children were the ones that participated to the final phases. The very final has been played outside on a huge board, accompanied by a deafening cheer.

OTHELLO (OPEN AND 7th GRAN MAESTRO TOURNAMENT)
7th Gran Maestro
1st BRUSCA AUGUSTO (Rome)
2nd MARCONI FRANCESCO (Rome)
3rd TARDIA WALNER (Rome)
Open
1st ALESSANDRO MACCHERONI (Rome)
2nd PAOLO FASCE (Genoa)
3rd TRUDU ANTONIO (Cagliari)
The “Gran Maestro” Tournament takes place every year and challanges the 8 best players with more “rating” of the National Federation of the game Othello. Favored by the absence of his great opponent  Paolo Ghirardato, the italian champion Augusto Brusca became the winner.

PAROLIAMO (GARA PUBBLICA)
1st TORZONI STEFANO (Florence)
2nd MENEGHINI LUCIO (Padua)
Conducted by the famous Marco Danè, the Tournament attracted many players, renewing the glories of the tv program “Paroliamo”.

POKER (DEMONSTRATIVE TOURNAMENT )
1st FAROLFI MARIO (Padua)
2nd MARRAPESE ENRICO (Florence)
3rd OLIVIERI EMANUELE (Padua)
Plying Poker without risking money but still having fun is possible; the new born Italian Federation “Gioco Poker” demonstrates it with this system.

REBUS (SOLUTION CHALLENGE)
1st BAÙ GIUSEPPE (Venice)
2nd BORGNINO CLAUDIO
SAPPINO ARMANDO
ROSSI PIETRO

RISIKO! (TOURNAMENT OF THE RIVIERA ADRIATICA)
Master
1st ROLANDI OTTONE (Padua)
2nd BEGO WALTER (Sottomarina)
3rd BOSCOLO EDOARDO (Chioggia)
4th VANNI VINICIO (Arezzo)
Open
1st BELLEMO PIETRO (Chioggia)
2nd TURITTO PIERPAOLO (Rome)
3rd OLIVIERI EMANUELE (Padua)
4th BELLOFATTO LUIGI (Arezzo)

CHESS (1st SEMIFAST TOURNAMENT “SCHACH ARCHIV”)
1st MILANOVICH
2nd BRANCO LOVRICH
Domain of the Yugoslav Masters in this semifast tournament made in 7 rounds of 15 minutes each. The participants have been about 60 players. Branco Lovrich also played a demonstrative simultaneous match with the public.

HETERODOX CHESS (ITALIAN COMBINATION CHAMPIONSHIP)
1st CASTELLI ALESSANDRO (Macerata)
2nd CASSANO ROBERTO (Rome)
In 30 minutes rounds for 2 matches the following games have been played: modern scottish chess, progressive english, progressive “eat and spit”, triplets, extinction, “balanced flood”.

PHOTOS

1° FESTIVAL ITALIANO DEI GIOCHI
(1st ITALIAN GAME FESTIVAL)

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The Festival was held between the 3-7 October 1990 at the CASINO of the LIDO of VENICE. It was presented by SD2 studiogiochi (Dario De Toffoli & Co) and by Rodolfo Burcovich.

The Festival offered:
CARD GAMES OF THE VENETIAN TRADITION (in collaboration with the great Alberto Fiorin): Briscola, Madrasso, Tresette and Scopone Tournaments.
A conference about the history of these games and demonstrations of other less common kinds of games, such as “Zia greca”.
Tournaments and Championships of classic games like Chess, Draughts, Backgammon, Gin-rummy, Mah-Jong.
Events of modern boardgames like Risiko!, Abalone, Othello, Top3, Paroliamo/Contiamo, Paroliere, Dungeon & Dragons, Scrabble…

Meeting-debate
: Friday, October 5 there was a meeting-debate about games and sports: HYPOTESIS FOR AN ASSOCIATION OF ALL THE MIND SPORTS. The Presidents of different Italian Games Federations, several CONI’s salespersons, important figures of the world of games and sports, journalists and representative citizens took part in it.

Marginalia
: The Bibliographic Study Marginalia by Dino Silvestroni (the only one that in Italy had to do with books about games) in occasion of the Festival presented a new catalogue with ancient and modern volumes, both kinds impossible to find. Marginalia was at the Festival exposing all the books of the catalogue, besides a very interesting exhibition of old games.