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2020 News Archive

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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Lynn Deas (1952 – 2020)

The WBF is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of the greatest bridge players in the world, Lynn Deas. During her bridge[...]

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2020 Women’s Online Spring Festival

Marjorie Michelin is the overall winner of the 2020 Women’s Online Spring Festival. We congratulate Marjorie for her excellent result[...]

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Mr. Chen Yeh donates, through the WBF, for COVID19

We are pleased, proud and moved to inform all the bridge friends around the world that Mr. Chen Yeh,[...]

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COVID-19

The President of the WBF has sent the following letter to all NBOs concerning the COVID-19 outbreak.[...]

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