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2020 News Archive

Thank you Simon – welcome Arianna

Our secretary and friend Simon Fellus, following five years of close and successful cooperation with the WBF, has decided that the time has come to[...]

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Gonzalo Herrera elected WBF Executive Council Member

Gonzalo Herrera, from Mexico, has been unanimously elected by the North American Bridge Federation as member[...]

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2020 WBF Meeting of Congress

It is now confirmed that the 2020 Congress will be hosted in accordance with art. 27 par. 1 lit. b of Ordinance 3 on Measures[...]

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2020 FISU WUC Mind Sports Online

Hereby, we would like to invite you for the 2020 FISU World University Championship Mind Sports online. This FISU Championships will take place on 26-30[...]

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Gianni Bertotto (1945-2020)

It seems a time for sadness, as we heard last night that our friend and colleague, Gianni Bertotto, died suddenly and unexpectedly last night.[...]

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Catherine d’Ovidio (1959 – 2020)

Another sad day in the world of Bridge as we hear of the untimely death of Catherine d’Ovidio, aged only 61. A great player, Women’s[...]

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Justin Lall (1986-2020)

The World Bridge Federation is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Justin Lall. A liver disease took him away from us. A talented[...]

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An Anniversary Year for CCBA

The Chinese Contract Bridge Association is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2020 and it is also 25 years since the first World Championship was staged[...]

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Maria Teresa Lavazza 1937-2020

The World Bridge Federation is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Maria Teresa Lavazza. She was a successful player in her own right[...]

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Statement from the WBF Management Committee

The WBF Management Committee at its meeting held on 17th July 2020 took note of the confession of online cheating[...]

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3rd WBF Youth Online Leagues – The curtain falls

Dear Friends and participants, First of all, I would like to thank you all for taking part in our 3rd WBF Youth Online Leagues.[...]

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2020 WBF Congress Meeting

The Management Committee at its meeting on 23rd June took the view that, since COVID-19 is still continuously developing its damaging effects,[...]

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WBF Disciplinary Code Amended

Before 2018 the WBF Anti-doping Hearing Panel, pursuant to art. 19.4 & 37 of the Statutes, had exclusive competence to hear any anti-doping cases that[...]

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Athletes’ Anti-Doping Rights Act

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published, in English and French, the final version of the Athletes’ Anti-Doping Rights Act (Act)[...]

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Bridge and Dementia Prevention

The WBF Bridge & Science Committee, chaired by Dr. Marek Malysa has released a specialist paper on the subject of Bridge in the context of[...]

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South American Bridge Festival On-line

The South American Bridge Confederation, WBF Zone 3, announces the South American Bridge Festival On-line (BBO)[...]

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WBF Amendments to the By-Laws

To clarify some doubts that had arisen with regard to the electoral procedure and to avoid any possible misunderstanding or mistake,[...]

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WBF Management Committee Decisions – May 2020

The WBF Management Committee has released a Statement following its Meeting on 25th May 2020, concerning[...]

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Cancellation of the 2020 World Bridge Championships

It is with regret that the WBF announces that, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the World Youth Bridge Team Championships[...]

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Beto Cohen passed away

The World Bridge Federation is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Beto Cohen,from Mexico. He was a member of the WBF Executive Council[...]

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