The Women's Autumn Online Bridge Festival was played from 14 - 20 November and we congratulate Virginia Chediak on winning the top prize of free entry to the European Women's Pairs Championship in Montecatini next June.
The results, master point awards and other information about this event, inaugurated by Anna Maria Torlontano, can be found by clicking here.
This was the first time such an event has been staged, and its success outweighed expectation.
There has been a series of Press Releases relating to the tournament and about some of the players and which you can find at : http://bridgeonlineworldcup.com/press/
The winning team was Lavazza, from Italy (pictured right)
Following the event Bill Gates, who played in the BBO team, tweeted : "This morning I played in the first-ever online @BridgeWorldCup. I hope this draws more people to the card game I love playing"
35th Annual Jordan International Dead Sea Bridge Festival
Officials from the WBF visited the annual Dead Sea Bridge Festival last week, which enabled them to meet the new General Secretary of the Jordan National Olympic Committee, Mr Naser Ayman Majali, together with other NBO representatives from the region.
Pictured left: Bahjat Majali (JBF Vice-President), Gianarrigo, Naser Ayman Majali (Gen. Secretary Jordan NOC), Ghassan Ghanem (JBF President) and Simon Fellus (WBF Secretary)
2016 World Bridge Games, Wroclaw, Poland
3rd - 17th September
were held in the magnificent Hala Stulecia, or Centennial Hall
This event comprised National Open, Women's, Seniors and, for the first time Mixed Teams followed by National Open, Women's Seniors and Mixed Pairs Championships.
Anna Maria Torlontano - 1930 - 2016
We have received touching tributes from Gianarrigo Rona, President of the WBF and José Damiani, President Emeritus of the WBF. Click here to read them
Anna Maria Torlontano Di Toro Jannucci was the leading light in the development of Women's bridge for the Italian Bridge Federation, the World Bridge Federation and the European Bridge League.
In 2003 she was awarded the Gold Medal of the World Bridge Federation and in 2007 she was named as an Honorary Vice President of the EBL Executive Committee. Her proudest moment came when she was named as a Member of the WBF Honour Committee in 2014.
Her life was extraordinary - She spent her entire life in Pescara, Italy having studied Law at the University of Rome.... read more
2016 World Youth Teams Championships
Salsomaggiore, Italy, 3 - 13 August 2016
Youth Teams from all over the world gathered in Salsomaggiore for the World Youth Teams Championships.
Click here for the results from the Championships
Click here to read and download the Daily Bulletins and
Click here to watch the videos from the Championships
You can find all the team pictures for Salsomaggiore by clicking here Just select the event (Junior, Youngsters, Girls or Kids) at the top right hand side and then find your team ... and our Facebook page will have information, pictures and videos from the event.
The Championships comprised four events :
The World Junior Teams for the Jaime Ortiz-Patiño Trophy.
The World Youngsters teams for the José Damiani Cup.
The World Girls Teams Championship for the Gianarrigo Rona Trophy.
The World Kids Teams Championship for the Koç University Trophy, and this championship is by invitation.
Other information pages about the Youth Teams Championships
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