The town of Opatija
THE 2015 WORLD YOUTH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS, OPATIJA, CROATIA

Opatija, Croatia will host the 4th World Open Youth Championship from 20th - 29th August 2015

The first information letter with details of hotels, entry fees, right to enter etc has now been published

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Hindu temple Kapaleeshwarar

42nd  WORLD BRIDGE TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup, d’Orsi Senior Bowl

10th World Transnational Open Teams Championship

The 42nd World Bridge Team Championships and the 10th World Transnational Open Teams Championship will be held at the ITC Grand Chola in Chennai, India ​from 26th September – 10th October 2015 

Click here for more information including details of how to reserve the hotel, the Championship format and timetable, right to enter, information about the World Transnational Open Teams Championship, entry fees etc.


 Executive Search

The ACBL is conducting an executive search for two management roles at ACBL headquarters, those of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer. Click the following links for the full job descriptions: Chief Operating Officer ; Chief Information Officer


Attendees at the Press Conference
THE WORLD BRIDGE GAMES - PRESS CONFERENCE

Wroclaw, Poland will host the 15th World Bridge Games from 2nd - 17th September 2016. On the 27th January, at the Centennial Hall (which will be the event venue) Mr Rafael Dutkiewicz, Mayor of Wroclaw, together with Gianarrigo Rona, WBF President, Marc De Pauw, WBF Treasurer, Igor Chalupec, PBU Vice President officially presented the event to the press and signed the contract. (Pictured from left: Igor Chalupec, Marc de Pauw, Radosław Kiełbasiński, Rafał Dutkiewicz, Gianarrigo Rona, Jacek Sutryk) 

The World Bridge Games will comprise the National Teams Championships : Open, Women's and Senior, with all WBF Member Countries invited to send a team in each series. This will be followed by a National Pairs Championship, again with an Open, Women's and Senior Series. There will be no quota for the number of pairs who may compete in the Pairs Championships from each NBO. For more information about the World Bridge Games click here.


UPDATED MASTER POINT RANKINGS

The latest WBF Master Point rankings can all be found by clicking here


THE 2014 SPORTACCORD WORLD MIND GAMES

Results, videos and information about the 2014 SAWMG can be found here


 

The presentation

SALSOMAGGIORE TERME TO HOST THE 2016 WORLD YOUTH TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy will host 16th World Youth Teams Championships, from 3rd - 13th August 2016. The contract was signed during a Press Conference held at the City Hall on 31st October and the FIGB President was awarded the Honorary Citizenship of Salsomaggiore Terme. 

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THE 14th RED BULL WORLD BRIDGE SERIES

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WBF & Zonal Events

WBF International Events
World Youth Open Championships
Opatija, Croatia
20 - 29 August 2015
World Bridge Teams Championships
Chennai, India
26 Sept - 10 Oct 2015
2016
World Youth Team Championships
Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy
3 - 13 August 2016
World Bridge Games
Wroclaw, Poland
2 - 17 September
2017
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
2018
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
New Orleans LA
12th - 22nd March 2015
APBF Youth Championships
Bangkok, Thailand
1st - 7th April 2015
USBF Women's Trials
Zone 2 Qualification for Chennai
12th - 18th April 2015
ABF Zonal Championships
Zone 8 Qualification for Chennai
8th - 13th May 2015
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
USBF Open Trials
Zone 2 Qualification for Chennai
8th - 17th May 2015
South American Zonal Championships
Zone 3 Qualification for Chennai
10th - 17th May 2015
Buenos Aires, Argentina
CAC Zonal Championships
Zone 5 Qualification for Chennai
15th - 23rd May 2015
Barbados
APBF Championships
Zones 6 & 7 Qualification for Chennai
21st - 31st May 2015
Bangkok, Thailand
Canadian Championships
Zone 2 Qualification for Chennai
23rd - 30th May 2015
followed by playoff v Mexico 
BFAME Championships
Zone 4 Qualification for Chennai
27th May - 3rd June 2015
Jordan
USBF Senior Trials
Zone 2 Qualification for Chennai
5th - 13th June 2015
European Open Championships
Tromso, Norway
27th June - 11th July 2015
ACBL North American Summer Championships
Chicago, IL
6th - 16th August 2015

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