THE 2014 SPORTACCORD WORLD MIND GAMES
A clean sweep for the European players!
The European players swept the board in the Individual Championship at the SportAccord World Mind Games. In the Open Geir Helgemo (Monaco) took Gold and Tor Helness (also Monaco) together with Ophir Herbst (Israel) tied for the silver medal. The picture shows Yves Aubry, Vice President of the WBF accepting the gold medal on behalf of Geir Helgemo who unfortunately had to leave for his plane.
In the Women's Pairs after a close finish, Nicola Smith (England) won the Gold Medal, with Marion Michielsen (Netherlands) a close second and Catherine Draper (England) in the bronze medal position.
Visit to the Youth Mind Games
During the afternoon on Saturday, the WBF President, Gianarrigo Rona together with World Champion Wang Wenfei and members of the WBF Executive Council were invited to present the medals and trophies to the bridge winners of the Beijing World Youth Mind Games.
The students were very enthusiastic and obviously enjoyed the visit by the officials as can be seen by the picture.
For more information about the SAWMG click here
For more photographs from the finals and during the event, click here.
For tournament results and bulletins click here.
And please enjoy our videos from the tournament.
OPATIJA AND SALSOMAGGIORE TERME TO HOST THE 2015 & 2016 WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS
Opatija, Croatia will host the 4th World Open Youth Championship from 20th - 29th August 2015. The WBF President Gianarrigo Rona, the Croatian Bridge Federation President Jurica Caric and the Opatija Bridge Association President Goran Grguric signed the agreement (pictured left).
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Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy will host 16th World Youth Teams Championships, from 3rd - 13th August 2016. The contract was signed during a Press Conference held at the City Hall on 31st October and the FIGB President was awarded the Honorary Citizenship of Salsomaggiore Terme.
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THE 14th RED BULL WORLD BRIDGE SERIES
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WBF EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
Following the Meetings of the WBF Executive Council, the Officers and Management Committee for the new legislature (2015 - 2018) were elected.
WBF COMMITTEE OF HONOUR
At the first meeting of the WBF Executive Council held in Sanya, China on Sunday, 12th October 2014, and in accordance with the WBF By Laws, in recognition of their unselfish efforts in making a significant contribution to the enhancement and growth of bridge throughout the world. More ...
WBF MEETING OF CONGRESS
The WBF Meeting of Congress was held in Sanya, China on Thursday 16th October at which the President presented a comprehensive report on the work undertaken by the World Bridge Federation. Click here to read it and click here for a video from the Congress. Click here to download the Minutes of the Meeting.
STATEMENT from the WBF EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
At the WBF Executive Council Meeting held on 13th October, the General Counsel reported in detail about the serious cheating by the German Pair Michael Elinescu and Entscho Wladow, during the d’Orsi Seniors Trophy in Bali, September 2013 and the following Disciplinary proceedings, ended with the Decision 16th July 2014 of the WBF Appeal Tribunal. Click here to download the full text of the statement.
ISTANBUL - THE WORLD YOUTH TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
The World Youth Teams Championships were held at the Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey from 13th – 23rd August 2014
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