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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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Patrick JourdainPatrick Jourdain 1942 - 2016

We are very saddened to hear of the death of Patrick Jourdain, President of the International Bridge Press Association and a long-time colleague and friend of the WBF.

Patrick was the Bridge Correspondent for the English Daily Telegraph. He was a very experienced player with more than seventy appearances over six decades representing Wales in the Home Internationals.

Patrick was Principal of the Cardiff School of Bridge where he taught over a thousand people to play bridge. He was a social golfer and tennis-player. He never married. He is survived by his two older sisters, Jennifer and Susan to whom we send our sincere condolences. Click here to read Patrick's obituary. We will post the date and place of his funeral when it is known  

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

The WBF very much looks forward to welcoming Youth Teams from all over the world to the Championships in Salsomaggiore. 

The Championships comprise 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. 

Click here to go to the information pages for the Youth Teams Championships

Schedule of Play

Teams may be registered here

Although it is not mandatory to register systems in advance, a number of teams have sent them in and they can be downloaded by clicking here

We are creating collages using the pictures of the teams - many of them are already on our Facebook page - remember to "like" the page so you get notifications when new pictures are uploaded. 

They are also being put on our photogallery for the event on Flickr. But keep coming back as we add more to the collection, and please feel free to tag your friends in the pictures.

Wroclaw Banner
2016 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.

The Local Organising Committee is pleased to announce that HRS – Global Hotel Solutions are the official hotel partner of the World Bridge Games. HRS will be responsible for providing hotel offers to all attendees and guests of the event.

Click here to go to the dedicated hotel booking platform, where you can easily find and book all available hotel rooms in Wroclaw area for the period of the event.

The Registration pages are now open

More information about this exciting event can be found by clicking here

Registration for the Pairs events is still open - click here for more information

The WBF looks forward to welcoming bridge players from all over the world to the 2016 World Bridge Games

2016 WBF Meeting of Congress

The WBF Meeting of Congress will be held in Wroclaw, Poland at the Centennial Hall on Thursday 8th September at 09.00 hours.

All NBOs are invited to send an official delegate to the Meeting which will report on the work of the WBF and the plans for the future. The Congress will be requested to approve some additional articles to the WBF Constitution, concerning disciplinary matters.

The Convocation letter, with the Agenda and the proposed additions to the WBF Constitution will be forwarded  directly  to all  the NBOs, who will have to confirm their attendance, indicating the name of their delegate.

The WBF Executive Council looks forward to welcoming all NBOs to Wroclaw

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.

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. Click here to read more about this exciting event which we are sure is going to be of great interest to bridge players all over the world.

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.

Winners of the 30th World Wide Bridge Contest Announced

Beijing Lianzhong Interactive Network Inc

Organized by the WBF in cooperation with
 CCBA & Beijing Lianzhong Interactive Network Inc

The 2016 World Wide Contest is now finalised and the winners announced. You can find the full list of winners by clicking here, and they will be invited to attend the final to be held in Beijing, China from 23rd - 25th September 2016. The WBF congratulates them for doing so well in the events.

Attendees at the SeminarCSB NBO Officers' Seminar

The President of the WBF, Gianarrigo Rona, Marcelo Caracci, President of Zone 3, the South American Bridge Federation, and Santiago Londono, President of the Colombia Bridge Federation attended the Seminar, held in Medellin, Colombia from 25th - 27th May.

All 10 South American NBOs attended the Seminar at which bridge promotion, the provision of material and future help for the development of bridge was discussed. The documents from the seminar will be posted in the Resources Section of this website in due course.

CBS Board Meeting

On the 30th May and 1st June the President and Treasurer attended the CBS Board Meeting where the activities and projects both of the CBS and WBF were discussed during the course of a very successful meeting. It strengthened the already excellent relationship between the two bodies who look forward to a future of friendship and co-operation.


the Juniors and Youngsters at the Prize GivingWinners of the Youth Championships

At the same time, the Youth Championships were held, with Argentina and Colombia qualifying for the Junior Championship and Chile and Brazil for the Youngster Championship to be held in Salsomaggiore, Italy from 3rd - 13th August 2016.


From left: Numan Al-Turki, Azwerul Haque, Gianarrigo Rona, Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Jaber Al Sabah, Abdulaziz AldashtiThe WBF meets ANOC & OCA President

On the afternoon of Thursday 17th May the WBF President Gianarrigo Rona, together with the BFAME Vice President Azwerul Haque, the Kuwait Bridge President Numan Al-Turki, were been received by Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Jaber Al Sabah, ANOC and OCA President in Kuwait City.

The meeting concerned the inclusion of Bridge in the 2018 Asian Olympic Games, to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia. The meeting, conducted in a very friendly atmosphere, was very profitable and Sheikh Ahmad assured his support.

In the evening President Rona met Officers and Members of the Kuwait Bridge Association who awarded him with a special plaque during a dinner, followed by a duplicate bridge session, kindly hosted by Dr. Amhad Alroumi, one of the founders of the Association.

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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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