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Elly Ducheyne (1938 – 2019)

The first lady of the Press Room, Elly Ducheyne passed away on 15 October 2019. WBF President Gianarrigo Rona said:[...]

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Max Bavin (1954 – 2019) suddenly passed away

We heard today, 6th October, of the unexpected death of Max Bavin, who had been Chief[...]

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Beth Palmer (1952 – 2019) passed away

The WBF is very saddened to learn of the death on 3rd October of Beth Palmer, a multiple[...]

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Jean Paul Meyer 1936-2018

The WBF is deeply saddened to learn that one of the legendary figures of French Bridge, JeanPaul Meyer[...]

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Max Bavin has been awarded the WBF Gold Medal

We are very happy to announce that, following his retirement after many years service as Head Tournament Director[...]

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Henry Francis (1926 – 2017)

The WBF is very saddened to hear of the death of Henry Francis, aged 91, on 1st August 2017. Henry was Chief Editor for many[...]

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Anna Maria Torlontano – Tributes from Gianarrigo Rona and José Damiani

From Gianarrigo Rona, President, World Bridge Federation: Anna Maria Torlontano passed away. Today is a very sad day for the entire bridge community that loses[...]

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Anna Maria Torlontano 1930 – 2016

Tributes from Gianarrigo Rona, President World Bridge Federation and José Damiani, President Emeritus World Bridge Federation Anna Maria Torlontano Di Toro Jannucci was the leading[...]

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Patrick Jourdain 1942 – 2016

Patrick Jourdain, who was born on 1st November 1942, was bridge correspondent of the Daily Telegraph from 1992 and Wales’ most-capped bridge player with more[...]

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Goran Grguric

Article by the President of the World Bridge Federation, Gianarrigo Rona I was incredulous and grieved when I was sadly notified of the sudden and[...]

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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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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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Guido Ferraro 1959 – 2014

The bridge world is shaken by another big loss. Guido Ferraro suddenly passed away, at a rather young age, after a brief illness. Guido was[...]

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A fighter’s Last Battle

by Christina Lund Madsen, January 2014 Jens Auken was known for never giving up. In October 2012 his will to live got him through a[...]

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Jens Auken 1949 – 2014

Jens Auken of Denmark, a top bridge player and leading administrator of the game, passed away after a long illness, on 18 January 2014. He[...]

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Zeng Peiyan appointed President of WBF Congress

Zeng Peiyan, former Vice-Premier of the State Council of the People Republic of China, according to art. 3.2 of the WBF By-Laws, in consideration of the outstanding[...]

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