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WORLD BRIDGE GAMES

The World Mind Sports Games (WMSG) were held for the first time in 2008, comprising bridge, chess, draughts, go and xiangqi (chinese chess). In the future, they are to be held on every leap year.

To support WMSG, which are considered as the stepping stone on the path of introducing a third kind of Olympic Games (after the Summer and the Winter Olympics), the WBF incorporated the World Team Olympiad in the WMSG, and added several youth competitions. All bridge compeitions played within or in conjunction with WMSG are called World Bridge Games. They comprise the following series for national representatives:

  • Open teams (Vanderbilt Trophy)
  • Women teams
  • Senior teams
  • Juniors teams*
  • Juniors pairs*
  • Juniors individual*

* for the inaugural event (2008), the age limit was exceptionally set to 28 years.


WORLD BRIDGE GAMES (OPEN-WOMEN-SENIORS) TO DATE

Year
Event
Venue
Winners
Open
Women
Seniors
2012 14 Lille, France SWEDEN  ENGLAND  HUNGARY 
2008 13 Beijing, China ITALY  ENGLAND  JAPAN 
2004 12 Istanbul, Turkey ITALY  RUSSIA  USA 
2000 11 Maastricht, Netherlands ITALY  USA  USA 
1996 10 Rhodes, Greece FRANCE  USA   
1992 9 Salsomaggiore, Italy FRANCE  AUSTRIA   
1988 8 Venice, Italy USA  DENMARK   
1984 7 Seattle, U.S.A. POLAND  USA   
1980 6 Valkenburg, Netherlands FRANCE  USA   
1976 5 Monte Carlo, Monaco BRAZIL  ITALY   
1972 4 Miami Beach, U.S.A. ITALY  ITALY   
1968 3 Deauville, France ITALY  SWEDEN   
1964 2 New York, U.S.A. ITALY  GREAT BRITAIN   
1960 1 Turin, Italy FRANCE  UNITED ARAB REPUBLICS   

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