The Blue Mosque, IstanbulIstanbul - the World Youth Team Championships

The World Youth Teams Championships are to be held at the Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey from 13th – 23rd  August 2014

Information about the format, the timetable, accommodation and reservations, the right to enter and details of qualified teams is now available and the revised General Conditions of Contest have been published

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Sanya - "A real World Championship ..."

The 14th Red Bull World Bridge Series will be held in Sanya, Hainan, China from 10th to 25th October 2014 hosted by the Chinese Contract Bridge Association in cooperation with Sanya City and Beijing Lianzhong Co., Ltd.

Gianarrigo Rona and Phyllis HarlanGianarrigo Rona, the newest member of the ACBL ​Goodwill Committee

On Monday 21st July in Las Vegas at the Goodwill Meeting, during the Summer Nationals,  the WBF President Gianarrigo Rona, was introduced by the ACBL President Phyllis Harlan (pictured left with Mr Rona) as the newest member of the ACBL Goodwill Committee.

The members of the Aileen Osofsky Goodwill Committee, are charged with being leaders in the campaign to promote bridge and friendly behaviour and to make the duplicate experience pleasant for everyone.  

When Harlan attached the Goodwill pin to his shirt, Rona said, “I’m here as a friend.  It’s for me a great honour and privilege. I thank you from the bottom of my heart and will wear this pin with pride.”

Disciplinary Matters:

Ruling of the WBF Appeals Tribunal - 16th July 2014

Click here to download the WBF Press Release concerning the Appeals Tribunal

Signing the Contract

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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The Contract for the 2015 World Bridge Teams is signed

Members of the WBF Management Committee met the President of the Indian Federation and signed the contract for the 2015 World Bridge Teams which will be held at the ITC Grand Chola Hotel Chennai, India (formerly Madras) from 26th September - 10th October.


Players approve the new WBF VP Scales

In December last year, the WBF conducted a survey, asking players who had participated in the World Championships in Bali, together with other top players from around the world, what their views were on the new IMP-VP scales introduced at the end of 2012.

365 players, a very high response level, completed the survey, with over 65% of them being in favour of the new scales.

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ACBL North American Summer Championships
Las Vegas, Nevada
17 - 27 July 2014
World Youth Teams Championships
Istanbul, Turkey
13 - 23 Aug 2014
World Bridge Series
Sanya, China
10 - 25 Oct 2014
ACBL North American Fall Championships
Providence, RI
Nov 27 - Dec 7 2014

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