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Wan Li 1916 – 2015

The WBF has received the following letter from the Chinese Contract Bridge Association: Jul 15th2015, Beijing, China Attn: President Emeritus of World Bridge Federation, Mr. José[...]

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Omar Sharif 1932 – 2015

Omar Sharif, actor and bridge player died yesterday of a heart attack in a Cairo hospital. Omar Sharif, the Franco-Arabic actor best known for playing[...]

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Fulvio Colizzi

A new great loss in the bridge family! Fulvio Colizzi, a true friend to bridge, who worked with us for more than twenty years, has[...]

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The 2015 BFAME Championships

18th Bridge Federation of Asia and Middle East Championship BFAME General Meeting Mazhar Jafri re-elected Member of the WBF Executive Council The WBF President Gianarrigo[...]

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The APBF Championships and Elections

Zone 6 Elections At the General Meeting of the Asia Pacific Bridge Federation held on 20th May, Esther Sophonpanich, pictured up, was re-elected as APBF[...]

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Management Committee Meeting, Italy – May 2015

The WBF Management Committee met in Italy last week with all members present except Patrick Choy who was unable to attend. The main decisions made[...]

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Confederation Sudamericana de Bridge General Meeting

The WBF President Gianarrigo Rona and Secretary Simon Fellus attended both the Opening Ceremony of the Zonal Championships and the CSB General Meeting. In his[...]

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Barbados Bridge League Golden Anniversary

The WBF President Gianarrigo Rona, the CACBF President Sheena Rayner and the WBF Secretary Simon Fellus, together with the Chairman of the Barbados National Sport[...]

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2015 SportAccord Convention in Sochi

The annual SportAccord Convention was held in Sochi, Russia from April 19 to 25 April. The General Assemblies of both SportAccord and ARISF together with[...]

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Tributes to Ernesto d’Orsi from his friends and colleagues

Tributes to Ernesto, together with messages of condolence have been flooding in from all over the world. We are proud to show them here, and[...]

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Tribute to Ernesto d’Orsi from José Damiani

Ernesto d’Orsi, my closest friend, my older brother, passed away tonight leaving me as an orphan. Since the Bermuda Bowl he organized in Rio de[...]

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Tribute to Ernesto d’Orsi from Gianarrigo Rona

Further tragic news has shocked the bridge community. Another great personality, a true giant who illustrated bridge history over the last forty years left us:[...]

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Ernesto d’Orsi 1936 – 2015

The World Bridge Federation is deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the death of one of its Executive Council Members and Past President Ernesto[...]

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Mr Rona and Mr Damiani meet Mr Jiang Zemin

The WBF President Gianarrigo Rona and the WBF President Emeritus José Damiani had the great honor and privilege to have been received by the Former[...]

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Details from the 2014 SAWMG

The 2014 SportAccord World Mind Games The 2014 SportAccord World Mind Games were held in Beijing, China from 11th – 18th December 2014 The teams event finished[...]

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Press Conference and signing Salsomaggiore Contract

The 2016 World Youth Teams Championship will be held in Salsomaggiore Terme from 3rd – 13th August 2016 A Press Conference was held on 31st[...]

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14th Red Bull World Bridge Series, Sanya, China

The 14th Red Bull World Bridge Series was held in Sanya, Hainan, China from 10th to 25th October 2014 hosted by the Chinese Contract Bridge Association[...]

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Elections to the WBF Committee of Honour 2014

WBF COMMITTEE OF HONOUR At the first meeting of the WBF Executive Council held in Sanya, China on Sunday, 12th October 2014, and in accordance[...]

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Gianarrigo Rona appointed to ACBL Goodwill Committee

On Monday 21st July 2014 Gianarrigo Rona and Phyllis Harlan in Las Vegas at the Goodwill Meeting, during the Summer Nationals, the WBF President Gianarrigo[...]

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2014 Women’s Online Bridge Festival

This spring’s event in which players from 62 countries participated received excellent feedback. The players were able to sign up with a robot in “pairs”[...]

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