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Mon 15 & Wed 17 August 2016
Mon 17 & Wed 19 October 2016
Mon 12 & Wed 14 December 2016

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4th - 10th April 2016
14th - 20th November 2016

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5th University Online World Bridge Team Championship
Closing date: 1st March 2016

FISU 8th World University Bridge Championship
Lodz, Poland
22 - 28 August 2016

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Open and Women's Pairs Championship - statement from the WBF President

The WBF Executive Council has deliberated in respect of occurrences at the World Bridge Games held in Wroclaw during the Finals of both the Open and Women’s Pairs Championships. 

Having read the reports from the Head Tournament Director and the Championship Operations Director, the Council has become apprised of the unusual situation whereby the players and supposed winners recognize themselves that they failed to adequately check the scores obtained within the time scale provided for within the Conditions of Contest.  Those players, rather than raise the issues through official channels, chose to air their grievances via social network sites.

Human errors, whether by competitors, referees, judges or otherwise are an integral part of any sport competition. In all sporting contests it is important to have certainty of the result that has been obtained according to the respective rules & regulations that are applied and cannot be modified despite, unfortunately, that they may have influenced the result.   Dura lex sed lex - the law is harsh but it is the law.

However, the Executive Council has considered the peculiarity of the circumstances and facts of these particular cases and has expressed its view that the truth cannot and should not be ignored.

Consequent upon the advice received from the High Level Players Commission, the Executive Council has exceptionally resolved to award the titles, the gold medals and the master-points ex aequo to Auken-Welland (Germany) & Bach-Cornell (New Zealand) in the Open and to Levi-Asulin (Israel) & Pilipov-Sver (Croatia) in the Women, without further alteration of the ranking lists.

The Executive Council therefore remits the same to the WBF Secretariat to provide the necessary executions and related communications as appropriate.

Lausanne, 29 September 2016

Gianarrigo Rona


Bridge will make its debut at the Asian Games! 

At last, the big news we all had been waiting for, realized on September 25 2016.

In a decision made by the General Assembly of Olympic Council of Asia – OCA - in Da Nang Vietnam, Bridge was finally included and will compete in the Asian Games 2018 in Indonesia.

This is a great step achieved forBridge thanks to the remarkable job and the persistent efforts undertaken by the SEABF President Michael Bambang Hartono and the ABF President Esther Sophonpanich to whom go the gratitude of the bridge world.

The WBF, its President and the entire bridge community are proud to express their gratitude to the OCA Council and its President HH Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah and the Indonesian Olympic Committee, its President Erick Thohir and Former President Rita Subowo.

30th World Wide Bridge Contest taking place in Beijing

Beijing Lianzhong Interactive Network IncCCBA Logo

Organized by the WBF in cooperation with
 CCBA & OurGame

The 2016 World Wide Contest final is being played in Beijing China this weekend. You can find the full list of finalists by clicking here. The final was played using BBO / OurGame software with 19 rounds being played each day.

The winning pairs were:

  • 1st You Yiping & Li Huagai (China)
  • 2nd Carlos Luiz & Miguel Teixeira (Portugal)
  • 3rd Zhang Miao & Zhang Xiaoqun (China)

Pictures from the event can be found on our Facebook page and here on our Photostream

Main Banner2016 World Bridge Games, Wroclaw, Poland

3rd - 17th September
at the magnificent 
Hala Stulecia, or Centennial Hall 

This event comprises National Open, Women's, Seniors and, for the first time Mixed Teams followed by National Open, Women's Seniors and Mixed Pairs Championships.



Yeh Online Bridge World Cup1st Online Yeh Bridge World Cup

The 1st Yeh Online Bridge World Cup will take place from 31 October - 2 November 2016 under the auspices of the World Bridge Federation. Teams led by Bob Hamman, Maria Theresa Lavazza, Mr Zeng Peiyan and Mr Chen Yeh will face each other across internet. Bill Gates will participate as a member of the BBO team led by Bob Hamman.

This will be the first ever live online Bridge Show, featuring the some of the greatest champions and biggest personalities associated with the game together with a top class team of commentators who will analyze the deals for the watching online spectators. 

2019 World Bridge Teams Championships

The World Bridge Federation, BC’t Onstein and the Nederlandse Bridge Bond are proud to announce that the 2019 World Bridge Championships : the 44th Bermuda Bowl, the 22nd Venice Cup, the 10th d’Orsi Seniors Trophy and the 12th World Transnational Open Teams Championship will be held in The Netherlands.

Cover of the programme2016 World Youth Teams ChampionshipsSalsomaggiore logo
Salsomaggiore, Italy,  3 - 13 August 2016

Youth Teams from all over the world  gathered in Salsomaggiore for the World Youth Teams Championships.

Click here for the results from the Championships 

Click here to read and download the Daily Bulletins and

Click here to watch the videos from the Championships

You can find all the team pictures for Salsomaggiore by clicking here Just select the event (Junior, Youngsters, Girls or Kids) at the top right hand side and then find your team ... and our Facebook page will have information, pictures and videos from the event.

Bridge For Peace

The Championships comprised four events :

  • The World Junior Teams for the Jaime Ortiz-Patiño Trophy. 
  • The World Youngsters teams for the José Damiani Cup. 
  • The World Girls Teams Championship for the Gianarrigo Rona Trophy.
  • The World Kids Teams Championship for the Koç University Trophy, and this championship is by  invitation. 

Other information pages about the Youth Teams Championships


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WBF & Zonal Events

WBF International Events
World Youth Team Championships
Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy
3 - 13 August 2016
World Bridge Games
Wroclaw, Poland
3 - 17 September
World Teams Championship
Lyon, France
12 - 26 August
World Youth Open Championship
Lyon, France
This Championship will take place during the 2nd week of the World Teams Championship
World Bridge Series
Orlando, USA
22 September - 6 October

Note that the above events are all WBF International Events as defined in the WBF's Anti-Doping Rules.


Zonal & other Championships
ACBL North American Spring Championships
Reno NV
10 - 20 March 2016
APBF Congress
15 - 24 April 2016
Ditan Gymnasium, Beijing
6th South American Transnational Bridge Festival
27th May - 4th June
Medellin, Colombia.
European Team Championships
Groupama Arena
Budapest, Hungary
Open Teams: 16 - 25 June 2016
Women's/Senior Teams:19 - 15 June 2016
European National Women's Pairs
Groupama Arena
16 - 18 June
ACBL North American Summer Championships
Washington DC
21 - 31 July 
ACBL North American Fall Championships
Orlando FL
24 November - 4 December
ACBL North American Spring Championships
Kansas City MO
9 - 19 March 2017
European Open Team Championships
Venue: TBA
10 - 24 June 2017
ACBL North American Summer Championships
Toronto ON
21 - 31 July 2017
ACBL North American Fall Championships
San Diego CA
23 November - 3 December
Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championship
The Gold Coast, Australia
13th - 19th February 2018
FISU World University Championships
date to be advised
Xuzhou, People's Republic of China
2019 World Bridge Team Championships
dates to be advised
The Netherlands

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