The 14th Red Bull World Bridge Series
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Following the Meetings of the WBF Executive Council, the Officers and Management Committee for the new legislature (2015 - 2018) were elected.
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 with the WBF By Laws, in recognition of their unselfish efforts in making a significant contribution to the enhancement and growth of bridge throughout the world. More ...
WBF MEETING OF CONGRESS
The WBF Meeting of Congress was held in Sanya, China on Thursday 16th October at which the President presented a comprehensive report on the work undertaken by the World Bridge Federation. Click here to read it and click here for a video from the Congress
Statement from the WBF Executive Council
At the WBF Executive Council Meeting held on 13th October, the General Counsel reported in detail about the serious cheating by the German Pair Michael Elinescu and Entscho Wladow, during the d’Orsi Seniors Trophy in Bali, September 2013 and the following Disciplinary proceedings, ended with the Decision 16th July 2014 of the WBF Appeal Tribunal. Click here to download the full text of the statement.
Richard Anthony Priday - 1922 - 2014
The WBF was saddened to hear of the death of one of the great names in bridge - Tony Priday died in Marbella aged 92 on 9th October. He was a very successful player and NPC to many Brtish teams and will be remembered with great affection by his many friends and colleagues in the bridge world.
You can read Tony's obituary in the first Bulletin from Sanya, and another is published on the EBU website.
The wait is almost over for online gaming enthusiasts! SportAccord begins the countdown to the launch of the 4th edition of the World Mind Games Online Tournament on the 15th of September. The tournament, featuring bridge, chess and go, is being organized by SportAccord in partnership with RSportz, the community-based global sports network and online platforms BridgeBase Online, Chess.com and Pandanet.
Click here to read the Press Release about this exciting event and
Click here to go to the Registration and information page
7th FISU World University Bridge Championships 2014
1st - 7th November, Opatija, Croatia
Invitations have now been sent to NBOs to invite each country to send up to 2 national student teams to the World University Bridge Championships in Croatia.
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Istanbul - the World Youth Team Championships
The World Youth Teams Championships were held at the Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey from 13th – 23rd August 2014
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International Player Database
The World Bridge Federation (WBF) has taken on the task of compiling an International player database of all registered players of the WBF member National Bridge Organizations (NBOs). The International player database will be used to register players at WBF events starting in Sanya, China at the 2014 World Bridge Series and to identify players at tournaments and clubs around the world. The players’ names and identifications will also be incorporated into wireless scoring machines, such as Bridgemate, to recognize players wherever they play. A player’s NBO Identification as well as any WBF player identification will be recorded.
In order to complete the project player data is sought from all NBOs. Once the initial data is recorded a timetable will be set for periodically updating the data.
The first implementation will only contain the player’s NBO code and name.
At the end of this year procedures will be made available for the NBOs to: (a) upload/update their local data into the International database and (b) download/update the Bridgemate files by NBOs’ recognized Tournament Directors.
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