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16th Portugal Masters: Hugo Camelo becomes the 27th Portuguese to make his Vilamoura debut – Golf



16th Portugal Masters: Hugo Camelo becomes the 27th Portuguese to make his Vilamoura debut - Golf

Hugo Camelo, who is only 19 years old, will make his DP World Tour debut tomorrow (Thursday) and aims to follow in the footsteps of some of the best Portuguese players of all time such as Ricardo Melo Gouveia and Pedro Figueiredo who qualified in Portugal. Masters as amateurs before becoming professionals.

The previous 15 Portugal Masters have featured 26 Portuguese players. Hugo Camelo will be the 27th in 16 years, demonstrating the renewal of values ​​in national golf.


Of these 27, only Filipe Lima and António Sobrinho did not go through the traditional course of joining the club and then moving to the amateur national teams of the Portuguese Golf Federation (FPG) before finally turning professional.

Ricardo Santos, the record holder in the Portugal Masters, is about to play for the 13th time, but has always done it like a pro.

Rikado Melo Gouveia, who is competing this year for the 11th time in a row, qualified as an amateur in 2012 and then did so again as a professional seven more times. His 5th place in 2017 (shared with Filipe Lima) is the best Portuguese classification at the Dom Pedro Victoria golf course.

Pedro Figueiredo will take part in the €2 million tournament in Vilamoura this year for the 12th time, and he also qualified as an amateur in 2011 and 2012 while still studying and competing at UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles, USA). In 2014, already as a professional, Figgi became the best Portuguese, finishing 30th.

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Apart from Ricardo Melo Gouveia and Pedro Figueiredo, only one Portuguese amateur qualified for the Portugal Masters in 2015, Tomás Santos Silva, repeating his feat as a professional in 2019.

This is Hugo Camelo’s challenge to live very positively. He is ranked number one in the national BPI (amateur) rankings and has received an invitation from the FPG to make his debut starting tomorrow in the first European Pro Division tournaments.

Last month, an amaranthine representing the Miramar Golf Club (in Vila Nova de Gaia) shone at the Portuguese Open. It was his debut in the Challenge Tour, the second European division, and he became the first Portuguese to complete a stage since the race was moved to the Royal Óbidos.

Hugo Camelo even had the luxury of being the top Portuguese in the first round, 3 under par, and hit the top 5 on 18 holes.

“From 0 to 10, I give 10 points to the importance of qualifying for the Challenge Tour, as I did at the International Amateur Championships in Portugal,” said Hugo Camelo at the time, who also considered himself to have made a “globally good result.” a tournament where I learned a lot as a player.”

Nelson Ribeiro, FPG national coach, has no doubts about the validity of the invitation given to his player: “Hugo has participated in all national level competitions, European Championships (individual and team), World Championships, Challenge Tour and has always spoken very positively about those who for the first time participated in these competitions.

When he played in the Portuguese Open a month ago, Hugo Camelo was still 100% committed to golf. At the same time, he has already entered the sports department of the University of Porto, a fact that may even help him relax before his first Portugal Masters tournaments.

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Hugo Camelo starts tomorrow at 9:30 from the 10th hole, along with Englishman Richard McAvoy and Korean Tae Hee Lee. Exactly 20 years ago, McAvoy won the EuroPro Tour in the dunes of Oitavos in Cascais. After that, he added three more Challenge Tour titles and one more DP World Tour title. Li was a PGA Tour China player with four international titles.

The first Portuguese to leave will be Ricardo Melo Gouvea, at 8:00, from hole 10, with Italian Renato Paratore (two trophies from the DP World Tour) and Spaniard Sebastian García Rodriguez (three from the Alpine Tour).

Ricardo Santos follows him at 9:10, also from hole 10, with Italy’s Lorenzo Gagli (Challenge Tour title) and England’s Oliver Fischer (59 shots in the 2018 Portugal Masters second round, the tournament’s best round ever). DP World Tour title).

Thomas Melo Gouveia starts his fourth entry in the competition at 9:20 from hole 1; Thomas Bessa starts his third Portugal Masters at 9:20 on the 10th hole; Vitor López plays the Turismo de Portugal for the sixth time since 13:40 on hole 1; Pedro Figueiredo is scheduled for 15:50, also from hole 1; and Pedro Lenkart, the reigning two-time overall national champion, will compete in the Algarve for the second time starting at 13:50 at hole 10, entering the last group.

This year the tournament has been reduced to 120 players as it takes place at a time when natural light fades early.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.



Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.



Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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