The Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Istanbul - 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.

Latest information : click here for a map of the campus

The Registration pages are here

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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.

Click here for more information including the Registration Pages, Entry Feesdetails of the hotels and the provisional schedule of events, plus the pre-qualification and drop-in rules.

Click here to go to the official website for the event

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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2014 SportAccord Convention

A delegation from the WBF attended the 12th annual SportAccord Convention that took place from 6 to 11 April in the seaside location of Belek/Antalya in Turkey. This edition attracted over 1600 attendees from almost 80 countries around the world, representing International Sport Federations and organizations, suppliers and delegates from numerous cities and regions, all related to and interested in sport and sporting events.

Pictured : Gianarrigo Rona with Eric Saintrond (FISU SG/CEO) following the signing of a Joint Collaboration Convention

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Lyon – Bermuda Bowl 2017

Meeting in Lyon

The WBF President Gianarrigo Rona attended a meeting with FFB President, Patrick Grenthe, at the French Bridge Federation offices to discuss and prepare the final draft of the contract to be signed, and to progress arrangements. 

Picture : Front Row from the left: Marc De Pauw, Gianarrigo Rona, Patrick Grenthe and José Damiani. Back Row from the left: Patrick Bogacki, Eric Rémy, Jean-Philippe Daublain and Jean-Claude Beineix.

For more information about Lyon and the Championships, click here

The WBF delegation

WBF Delegation visits India

The WBF President and other WBF officials had a very profitable visit to India in February, to view potential venues for the 2015 World Team Championships; a final decision on the venue is to be made at the Officers' Meeting in Dallas towards the end of March.

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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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The President attends the EBL Officers' Seminar

The WBF President,Gianarrigo Rona, attended the EBL Seminar for their NBO Officers last week.

Mr Rona wishes to congratulate the EBL and its President, Yves Aubry, for the remarkable success of the event. Mr Rona stated that the whole event was a valuable tool to assist with the organisation and development of Bridge in Europe. 

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International Events


Women's Online Bridge Festival
7 - 13 April 2014
52nd European Teams Championships
Opatija, Croatia
21 Jun - 1 Jul 2014
12th European Youth Pairs Chamipionships
​Burghausen, Germany
12th - 18th July 2014
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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