LOOKING FORWARD TO LYON, 12th - 26th August 2017
The World Teams - the Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup, d'Orsi Seniors Trophy
the World Transnational Open Teams will start on Monday 21st August
and the Youth Open Championships will be played from 15th to 24th August.
All the Championships will be played at the Cité Centre De Congrés
The City of Lyon will be host to the 43rd World Bridge Teams Championships from 12 to 26 August 2017.
Seven hours of play for 15 consecutive days will be the regime imposed on the teams that reach the Finals which requires a good deal of endurance and physical and mental strength.
Cédric Lorenzini and Thomas Bessis, two members of the French Open Team, understand this and are actively preparing as can be seen in this video
The World Teams Championships:
The World Youth Open Championships:
2017 OURGAME WORLD WIDE BRIDGE CONTEST
The 2017 WWBC will have eight heats this year, held in March, April, May and June with the overall winners of each heat being invited to attend a 3-day Final in Beijing! Clubs from all over the world are welcome to enter this excellent event and enjoy the challenge of the hands provided.
Full details of the 2017 WWBC are available by clicking here - we do hope as many players as possible will join in this excellent tournament.
Nicolaus Copernicus University - 20/21 April 2017
A scientific conference is being organised by the Polish Bridge Union together with the EBL and Nicolaus Copernicus University. For the first time in bridge history one of the sections will be dedicated to bridge only. It is being held under the patronage of the Polish Ministry of Science and a numbr of papers, facts and research results will be presented by scientists from various European countries.
2017 PROHIBITED LIST CAME INTO FORCE ON 1 JANUARY 2017
On 29 September, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) published the 2017 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods; along with, the 2017 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes. The List, which is one of five International Standards that are mandatory for all Signatories of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code),designates what substances and methods are prohibited both in- and out-of-competition and which substances are banned in particular sports.