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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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Beverly Levy: 1942 – 2020

We are very sad to hear of the passing of Beverly Levy, the wife of WBF Vice President Al Levy. Beverly was a well known[...]

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Filippo Palma (1935-2020) passed away

The World Bridge Federation is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Filippo Palma[...]

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Georgia Heth elected ACBL President

Georgia Heth, one of the most authoritative bridge administrators, has been elected President[...]

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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[...]

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Anna Maria Torlontano 1930 – 2016

Anna Maria Torlontano Di Toro Jannucci was the leading light in the development of Women’s bridge for[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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Wan Li 1916 – 2015

The WBF has received the following letter from the Chinese Contract Bridge Association: Jul 15th2015, Beijing[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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Tribute to Ernesto d’Orsi from Gianarrigo Rona

Further tragic news has shocked the bridge community. Another great personality[...]

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