2016 World Bridge Games, Wroclaw, Poland
3rd - 17th September
at the magnificent Hala Stulecia, or Centennial Hall
This event comprises National Open, Women's, Seniors and, for the first time Mixed Teams followed by National Open, Women's Seniors and Mixed Pairs Championships.
It is strongly recommended that you reserve your accommodation as soon as possible in order to ensure that you are able to obtain rooms close to the venue and also to take advantage of the very favourable rates obtained by the local organisers. Click here for the list of hotels.
The first information letter from the President, giving more details of these exciting Champonships has been published and can be downloaded by clicking here
The WBF looks forward to welcoming bridge players from all over the world to the 2016 World Bridge Games
2016 World Youth Teams Championships
Salsomaggiore, Italy, 3 - 13 August 2016
The First Information Letter has now been published and can be downloaded here
5th University Online World Bridge Team Championship
This deadline for entries to the University Online Championship has been extended to 1st March 2016. Full details can be found by clicking here.
Editorial by the WBF President, November 2015
First of all, it has to be made clear that all the components of the bridge community share the same worries: to ban cheating from our beloved sport must be the overall objective of the actions to be taken. ... read more ...
High Level Players Commission
Following the first meeting held in Chennai, during the World Championship, a meeting of the HLPC was held at the 2015 Fall NABC in Denver, USA, attended by Philippe Cronier (as acting Chairman), Ishmael Del'Monte, Heather Dhondy (via Skype conference call), Giorgio Duboin, Chip Martel, Marion Michielsen, Kirubakara Moorthy, Tarek Sadek, Janice Seamon-Molson, Jackie Thompson, Kit Woolsey, Fu Zhong (members), Simon Fellus (secretary). Excused Ata Aydin, Agustin Madala and Wang WenFei (who attended the meeting in Chennai).
During the meeting Giorgio Duboin was unanimously elected as a Member of the WBF Executive Council, representing the High level Players, joining Janice Seamon-Molson, who was elected in January 2015.
The HLPC also unanimously approved the election of Ata Aydin as Chairman Emeritus, Philippe Cronier as Chairman and Ishmael Del’Monte as Vice Chairman.
In the same meeting the HLPC approved the institution, starting from 1st January 2016 of the HLPC Express Line (to read it click here) to enable concerns regarding possible unethical behaviour to be reported confidentially.
Any WBF registered member may report suspicious occurrences or activities, related to unethical behaviour, which may materially infringe the Laws, Rules and Regulations of Bridge and the WBF Disciplinary Code. The Report will be in the form of an Unethical Behaviour Report.
Scientific paper published by Members of the WBF Medical Commission
A paper published by Bruno Federico, Paolo Walter Gabriele and Giovanni Capelli of the WBF Medical and Prevention Commission on the use of medicines and dietary supplements among Bridge players in two world-class tournaments has been published and is available for free download until 30th January 2016. Click here to download it.
The paper was published in the journal "Performance Enhancement & Health". The study found that professional Bridge players’ demographic and health-related characteristics indicate to a different pattern of drug use than "physical" athletes normally considered under the World Anti-Doping Code.
42nd WORLD BRIDGE TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup, d’Orsi Seniors Trophy
10th World Transnational Open Teams Championship
WBF Press Conferences
THE 2015 WORLD YOUTH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS, OPATIJA, CROATIA
20th - 29th August 2015
The World Youth Open Championships in Opatija has drawn to a close, with the last medals being presented and everyone heading home. Without doubt an excellent and very successful event, enjoyed by all the participants. We have created a Flickr album with photographs from the event which you can find by clicking here or by going to our Facebook page.
Links to the pages about the Championships:
UPDATED MASTER POINT RANKINGS
The latest WBF Master Point rankings can all be found by clicking here
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