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WBF Simultaneous Pairs Events and other Festivals

The World Wide Bridge Contest

Clubs Worldwide

Tuesday 26 & Thursday 28 April
Monday 9 & Wednesday 11 May
Friday 3 & Saturday 4 June

Click here for the results pages for these events


Pairs to support Youth Bridge

Clubs Worldwide

Next events:

Mon 14 & Wed 16 March 2016
Mon 15 & Wed 17 August 2016
Mon 17 & Wed 19 October 2016
Mon 12 & Wed 14 December 2016


WBF Online Women's Bridge Festival
4th - 10th April 2016
14th - 20th November 2016


FISU Tournaments

5th University Online World Bridge Team Championship
Closing date: 1st March 2016

FISU 8th World University Bridge Championship
Lodz, Poland
22 - 28 August 2016

International Olympic Committee (IOC)

World Anti-Doping Association (WADA)

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The Association of IOC Recognized Sports Federations (ARISF)

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Attendees at the SeminarCSB 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 Juniors and Youngsters at the Prize GivingWinners 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.

 


From left: Numan Al-Turki, Azwerul Haque, Gianarrigo Rona, Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Jaber Al Sabah, Abdulaziz AldashtiThe 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.


CCBA LogoThe 30th World Wide Bridge Contest
Beijing Lianzhong Interactive Network Inc

Organized by the WBF in cooperation with
 CCBA & Beijing Lianzhong Interactive Network Inc

An exciting, revised Contest is coming for 2016 with an amazing prize for the winning pairs – qualification to a Final to be held in Beijing, China from 23rd – 25th September with coverage for travel expenses, free B&B accommodation and a great prize fund!  

Click here to read more and find out how your club can enter this great event.


2016 World Youth Teams Championships
Salsomaggiore, Italy,  3 - 13 August 2016

Click here to go to the information pages for the Youth Teams Championships

Registration is now open, please click here


 
Wroclaw Banner
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


The 2016 IMSA Elite Mind Games opens in Huai'an, China

Taking the oath

A magnificent Opening Ceremony heralded the start of the IMSA Elite Mind Games which were held from 25th February to 3rd March.

Five Mind Sports competed in this extremely prestigious event : 
Bridge, Chess, Draughts, Go and Xiangqi.


Goran Grguric

Goran Grguric passed away

I was incredulous and grieved when I was sadly notified of the sudden and absolutely unexpected passing of Goran Grgurić.

Read more ....


High Level Players Commission

HLPC MeetingFollowing 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.Giorgio Duboin

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.


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WBF & Zonal Events

WBF International Events
2016
World Youth Team Championships
Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy
3 - 13 August 2016
World Bridge Games
Wroclaw, Poland
3 - 17 September
2017
World Teams Championship
Lyon, France
12 - 26 August
World Youth Open Championship
Lyon, France
This Championship will take place during the 2nd week of the World Teams Championship
2018
World Bridge Series
Orlando, USA
22 September - 6 October

Note that the above events are all WBF International Events as defined in the WBF's Anti-Doping Rules.

 

Zonal & other Championships
2016
ACBL North American Spring Championships
Reno NV
10 - 20 March 2016
APBF Congress
15 - 24 April 2016
Ditan Gymnasium, Beijing
6th South American Transnational Bridge Festival
27th May - 4th June
Medellin, Colombia.
European Team Championships
Groupama Arena
Budapest, Hungary
Open Teams: 16 - 25 June 2016
Women's/Senior Teams:19 - 15 June 2016
European National Women's Pairs
Groupama Arena
Budapest
16 - 18 June
ACBL North American Summer Championships
Washington DC
21 - 31 July 
ACBL North American Fall Championships
Orlando FL
24 November - 4 December
2017
ACBL North American Spring Championships
Kansas City MO
9 - 19 March 2017
European Open Team Championships
Venue: TBA
10 - 24 June 2017
ACBL North American Summer Championships
Toronto ON
21 - 31 July 2017
ACBL North American Fall Championships
San Diego CA
23 November - 3 December
2018
Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championship
The Gold Coast, Australia
13th - 19th February 2018

FISU World University Championships
date to be advised
Xuzhou, People's Republic of China

 

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