Fulvio ColizziFulvio Colizzi

We have suffered yet another great loss to our bridge family! 

Fulvio Colizzi, who worked with us for more than twenty years, has passed away. Fulvio was the person responsible for the organisation of the Main office at every European and World event from the  Olympiad in 1992 until Lille in 2012 after which he continued to co-ordinate the main Equipment Section in Milan, preparing everything needed for our many Championships.

Click here to read the tribute to Fulvio from Gianarrigo Rona

The town of Opatija


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

Registration is now open - please click here to go to the registration pages.

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Chennai World Bridge Teams Championship 2015 Logo


Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup, d’Orsi Seniors Trophy

10th World Transnational Open Teams Championship

The 42nd World Bridge Teams 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.

  • Several hotels in Chennai are offering very favourable rates for the duration of the Championships, and more details can be found here
  • The registration pages are now open - please click here to go to them.
  • Click here for more information including the Championship format and timetable, right to enter, information about the World Transnational Open Teams Championship, entry fees and also the General and Supplemental Conditions of Contest, the Anti-Doping regulations, WBF Systems Policy and a great deal more.

Contract between WBF and FFB for Lyon 2017 signed

Singing the contractAt a meeting held on 16th June at the Headquarters of the French Bridge Federation the contract between WBF and FFB for the organisation of both the World Teams Championships (BB, VC, d'OST and WTOC) and the World Open Youth Championships was signed.

The Championships are to be held in Lyon respectively with the World Teams running from 12th to 26th August and the Youth Championships from 15th to 24th August.

The meeting was attended by Gianarrigo Rona, Patrick Grenthe (FFB President), Marc De Pauw, José Damiani, Eric Remy (FFB General Director), Jean-Philippe Daublain, Chairman of the Local Organising Committee and Christine Francin (FFB International Relations).

The 2018 Asian Games admits Bridge

On June 14th in Jakarta the Olympic Committee of Asia (OCA) has decided to include Bridge in the 2018 Asian Games to be held in Indonesia. This is a very exciting development and major step forward for bridge in its bid for inclusion in future Olympic Games.

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WBF Management Meeting

The WBF Management Committee met in Italy last week with all members present except Patrick Choy who was unable to attend. Read more ...

Zonal Championships & Elections

Zone 3 (South America) Championships and Elections : Read more ...

Zone 4 (BFAME) Championships and Elections : Read more ...

Zone 5 (CAC) Championships and Meetings : Read more ...

Zone 6 (APBF) Championships and Elections: Read more ...


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


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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
World Youth Team Championships
Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy
3 - 13 August 2016
World Bridge Games
Wroclaw, Poland
2 - 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
BFAME Championships
Zone 4 Qualification for Chennai
27th May - 3rd June 2015
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
ACBL North American Fall Championships
Denver. Colorado
26 November - 6 December 2015
APBF Congress
15 - 25 April 2016
Ditan Gymnasium, Beijing
European Team Championships
Venue TBA
Open Teams: 16 - 25 June 2016
Women's/Senior Teams:19 - 15 June 2016
European Open Team Championships
Venue: TBA
10 - 24 June 2017

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