High Level Players Commission

Express Line for reporting unethical behaviour

HLPC Report Form


WBF Simultaneous Pairs Events and other Festivals

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Next events:

Mon 14 & Wed 16 March 2016


WBF Online Women's Bridge Festival
4th - 10th April 2016
14th - 20th November 2016

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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.

It is strongly recommended that you reserve your accommodation as soon as possible in order to ensure that you are able to obtain rooms close to the venue and also to take advantage of the very favourable rates obtained by the local organisers. Click here for the list of hotels.

The first information letter from the President, giving more details of these exciting Champonships  has been published and can be downloaded by clicking here

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

2016 World Youth Teams Championships
Salsomaggiore, Italy,  3 - 13 August 2016

The First Information Letter has now been published and can be downloaded here

5th University Online World Bridge Team Championship

This deadline for entries to the University Online Championship has been extended to 1st March 2016. Full details can be found by clicking here.

Editorial by the WBF President, November 2015

First of all, it has to be made clear that all the components of the bridge community share the same worries: to ban cheating from our beloved sport must be the overall objective of the actions to be taken. ... read more ...


High Level Players Commission

HLPC MeetingFollowing the first meeting held in Chennai, during the World Championship, a meeting of the HLPC was held at the 2015 Fall NABC in Denver, USA, attended by Philippe Cronier (as acting Chairman), Ishmael Del'Monte,  Heather Dhondy (via Skype conference call), Giorgio Duboin, Chip Martel, Marion Michielsen, Kirubakara Moorthy, Tarek Sadek, Janice Seamon-Molson, Jackie Thompson, Kit Woolsey, Fu Zhong (members), Simon Fellus (secretary). Excused Ata Aydin, Agustin Madala and Wang WenFei (who attended the meeting in Chennai).

During the meeting Giorgio Duboin was unanimously elected as a Member of the WBF Executive Council, representing the High level Players, joining Janice Seamon-Molson, who was elected in January 2015.Giorgio Duboin

The HLPC also unanimously approved the election of Ata Aydin as Chairman Emeritus, Philippe Cronier as Chairman and Ishmael Del’Monte as Vice Chairman.

In the same meeting the HLPC approved the institution, starting from 1st January 2016 of the HLPC Express Line (to read it click here) to enable concerns regarding possible unethical behaviour to be reported confidentially. 

Any WBF registered member may report suspicious occurrences or activities, related to unethical behaviour, which may materially infringe the Laws, Rules and Regulations of Bridge and the WBF Disciplinary Code.  The Report will be in the form of an Unethical Behaviour Report. 

Scientific paper published by Members of the WBF Medical Commission

A paper published by Bruno Federico, Paolo Walter Gabriele and Giovanni Capelli of the WBF Medical and Prevention Commission on the use of medicines and dietary supplements among Bridge players in two world-class tournaments has been published and is available for free download until 30th January 2016. Click here to download it.

The paper was published in the journal "Performance Enhancement & Health". The study found that professional Bridge players’ demographic and health-related characteristics indicate to a different pattern of drug use than "physical" athletes normally considered under the World Anti-Doping Code.

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Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup, d’Orsi Seniors Trophy

10th World Transnational Open Teams Championship


WBF Press Conferences


 20th - 29th August 2015

The Teams medallists

The World Youth Open Championships in Opatija has drawn to a close, with the last medals being presented and everyone heading home. Without doubt an excellent and very successful event, enjoyed by all the participants. We have created a Flickr album with photographs from the event which you can find by clicking here or by going to our Facebook page

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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 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
European Team Championships
Venue Ferencvárosi Torna Club
Budapest, Hungary
Open Teams: 16 - 25 June 2016
Women's/Senior Teams:19 - 15 June 2016
ACBL North American Summer Championships
Washington DC
21 - 31 July 2016
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


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