In the picture from the left: Marc De Pauw, Gianarrigo Rona, Mrs. Monique Melchers, Hans Melchers, Koos Vrieze.
2016 World Youth Teams Championship
Salsomaggiore, Italy, 3 - 13 August 2016
Click here to go to the information pages for the Youth Teams Championship
Registration is now open, please click here
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 Registration pages are now open
More information about this exciting event can be found by clicking here
The WBF looks forward to welcoming bridge players from all over the world to the 2016 World Bridge Games
Winners of the 30th World Wide Bridge Contest Announced
Organized by the WBF in cooperation with
CCBA & Beijing Lianzhong Interactive Network Inc
The 2016 World Wide Contest is now finalised and the winners announced. You can find the full list of winners by clicking here, and they will be invited to attend the final to be held in Beijing, China from 23rd - 25th September 2016. The WBF congratulates them for doing so well in the events.
CSB NBO Officers' Seminar
The President of the WBF, Gianarrigo Rona, Marcelo Caracci, President of Zone 3, the South American Bridge Federation, and Santiago Londono, President of the Colombia Bridge Federation attended the Seminar, held in Medellin, Colombia from 25th - 27th May.
All 10 South American NBOs attended the Seminar at which bridge promotion, the provision of material and future help for the development of bridge was discussed. The documents from the seminar will be posted in the Resources Section of this website in due course.
CBS Board Meeting
On the 30th May and 1st June the President and Treasurer attended the CBS Board Meeting where the activities and projects both of the CBS and WBF were discussed during the course of a very successful meeting. It strengthened the already excellent relationship between the two bodies who look forward to a future of friendship and co-operation.
Winners of the Youth Championships
At the same time, the Youth Championships were held, with Argentina and Colombia qualifying for the Junior Championship and Chile and Brazil for the Youngster Championship to be held in Salsomaggiore, Italy from 3rd - 13th August 2016.
The WBF meets ANOC & OCA President
On the afternoon of Thursday 17th May the WBF President Gianarrigo Rona, together with the BFAME Vice President Azwerul Haque, the Kuwait Bridge President Numan Al-Turki, were been received by Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Jaber Al Sabah, ANOC and OCA President in Kuwait City.
The meeting concerned the inclusion of Bridge in the 2018 Asian Olympic Games, to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia. The meeting, conducted in a very friendly atmosphere, was very profitable and Sheikh Ahmad assured his support.
In the evening President Rona met Officers and Members of the Kuwait Bridge Association who awarded him with a special plaque during a dinner, followed by a duplicate bridge session, kindly hosted by Dr. Amhad Alroumi, one of the founders of the Association.
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