International Player Database
The World Bridge Federation (WBF) has taken on the task of compiling an International player database of all registered players of the WBF member National Bridge Organizations (NBOs). The International player database will be used to register players at WBF events starting in Sanya, China at the 2014 World Bridge Series and to identify players at tournaments and clubs around the world. The players’ names and identifications will also be incorporated into wireless scoring machines, such as Bridgemate, to recognize players wherever they play. A player’s NBO Identification as well as any WBF player identification will be recorded.
In order to complete the project player data is sought from all NBOs. Once the initial data is recorded a timetable will be set for periodically updating the data.
The first implementation will only contain the player’s NBO code and name.
At the end of this year procedures will be made available for the NBOs to: (a) upload/update their local data into the International database and (b) download/update the Bridgemate files by NBOs’ recognized Tournament Directors.
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Sanya - "A real World Championship ..."
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Istanbul - the World Youth Team Championships
The World Youth Teams Championships were held at the Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey from 13th – 23rd August 2014
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The members of the Aileen Osofsky Goodwill Committee, are charged with being leaders in the campaign to promote bridge and friendly behaviour and to make the duplicate experience pleasant for everyone.
When Harlan attached the Goodwill pin to his shirt, Rona said, “I’m here as a friend. It’s for me a great honour and privilege. I thank you from the bottom of my heart and will wear this pin with pride.”
Ruling of the WBF Appeals Tribunal - 16th July 2014
Click here to download the WBF Press Release concerning the Appeals Tribunal
7th FISU World University Bridge Championships 2014
1st - 7th November, Opatija, Croatia
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Players approve the new WBF VP Scales
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365 players, a very high response level, completed the survey, with over 65% of them being in favour of the new scales.
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