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.
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.
After the match, Cesare Bernabei said that he believed the game to be "99.99% luck."
Participating Players[edit | edit source]
- Cesare Bernabei, Italy - World Champion, 29 years old with a Ph.D. in electronics. Also plays tournament chess.
- Cheng Seng Kwa, Singapore - Defending Champion (1977), Finished in 17th place, 34 years old
- Greg Jacobs, Australia - 5th Place - Finalist, 29 years old real estate agent
- ?, Austria
- ?, Belgium
- ?, Bermuda
- David Brooks, Canada
- ?, England
- Bernard Lutz - France - 4th Place - Finalist, 26 years old civil servant
- David Bok, Malaysia/Singapore - 18th Place, 32 years old
- ?, The Netherlands
- ?, New Zealand
- ?, Norway
- ?, Spain
- ?, Sweden
- Urs Krebs, Switzerland - 3rd Place - Finalist, 24 years old data processing operator
- Dana Terman, USA - 2nd Place - Finalist, 24 years old car salesman from Wheaton, MD
- Jörg Eisenbeiss, West Germany - 7th Place
Know the names of the missing players? Please add them to the list with a reference.
- JEUX & STRATÉGIE, N°3 JUN/JUL 1980