The fifth MONOPOLY World Championship took place on March 30, 1980 at the Southampton Princess in Bermuda. Cesare Bernabei of Italy was the champion, besting a field of 18 players. Cesare's prize was a trip for two to anywhere in the world worth $5,000 USD and a gold medal. He also had his name inscribed on the silver plate.[1]

More than 10,000 players from 17 countries worldwide attempted to compete in one of the regional and national competitions to qualify for the world championship.[2]

18 players competed, including the defending world champion Cheng Seng Kwa of Singapore. There were four preliminary round-robin games, and a five player final match.

After the match, Cesare Bernabei said that he believed the game to be "99.99% luck."[3]

Participating Players[edit | edit source]

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