Gianarrigo Rona with other officials at the ConventionTHE 2015 SPORTACCORD CONVENTION

The very successful annual SportAccord Convention was held in Sochi, Russia from 19th - 25th April.

The WBF is very proud and pleased to announce that its President, Gianarrigo Rona has been appointed Chairman of the SportAccord Mind Sport Games Commission.

The General Assemblies of both SportAccord and ARISF together with the IMSA Board Meeting were held during the course of this very successful Convention

Read more about the convention here ...


Adriana DutuWinner of the WBF Women's Online Bridge Festival

Many congratulations to Adriana Dutu from Romania who has won the WBF Women's Online Bridge Festival held from 13 - 19 April. Adriana is delighted to have won the overall prize of free entry to the European Women's Pairs Championship in Tromsø, Norway with a partner of her choice - Romana Tanese.

Adriana tells us that the Festival "was a very challenging and fun experience and for sure I will participate to the next one in November. The organisers and our daily tournament guests did a wonderful job. "

We wish Adriana an equally enjoyable experience at the European Championships.

More information about the WBF Women's Online Festivals can be found by clicking here. The next event will be from 9 - 15 November 2015.


The town of Opatija
THE 2015 WORLD YOUTH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS, OPATIJA, CROATIA

Opatija, Croatia will host the 4th World Open Youth Championship from 20th - 29th August 2015

The first information letter with details of hotels, entry fees, right to enter etc has now been published

Registration is now open - please click here to go to the registration pages.

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Chennai World Bridge Teams Championship 2015 Logo

42nd  WORLD BRIDGE TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup, d’Orsi Seniors Trophy

10th World Transnational Open Teams Championship

The 42nd World Bridge Teams Championships and the 10th World Transnational Open Teams Championship will be held at the ITC Grand Chola in Chennai, India ​from 26th September – 10th October 2015 

The registration pages are now open - please click here to go to them.

On 25th October a WBF delegation met with the President of the Indian Federation and other officials to finalise the details of the Championship, and were presented with the logo of the Championships (pictured right). Read more ....

Click here for more information including details of how to reserve the hotel, the Championship format and timetable, right to enter, information about the World Transnational Open Teams Championship, entry fees etc.


Attendees at the Press Conference
THE WORLD BRIDGE GAMES - PRESS CONFERENCE

Wroclaw, Poland will host the 15th World Bridge Games from 2nd - 17th September 2016. On the 27th January, at the Centennial Hall (which will be the event venue) Mr Rafael Dutkiewicz, Mayor of Wroclaw, together with Gianarrigo Rona, WBF President, Marc De Pauw, WBF Treasurer, Igor Chalupec, PBU Vice President officially presented the event to the press and signed the contract. (Pictured from left: Igor Chalupec, Marc de Pauw, Radosław Kiełbasiński, Rafał Dutkiewicz, Gianarrigo Rona, Jacek Sutryk) 

The World Bridge Games will comprise the National Teams Championships : Open, Women's and Senior, with all WBF Member Countries invited to send a team in each series. This will be followed by a National Pairs Championship, again with an Open, Women's and Senior Series. There will be no quota for the number of pairs who may compete in the Pairs Championships from each NBO. For more information about the World Bridge Games click here.


UPDATED MASTER POINT RANKINGS

The latest WBF Master Point rankings can all be found by clicking here


THE 2014 SPORTACCORD WORLD MIND GAMES

Results, videos and information about the 2014 SAWMG can be found here


 

The presentation

SALSOMAGGIORE TERME TO HOST THE 2016 WORLD YOUTH TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIPS

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 & Zonal Events

WBF International Events
World Youth Open Championships
Opatija, Croatia
20 - 29 August 2015
World Bridge Teams Championships
Chennai, India
26 Sept - 10 Oct 2015
2016
World Youth Team Championships
Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy
3 - 13 August 2016
World Bridge Games
Wroclaw, Poland
2 - 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
ABF Zonal Championships
Zone 8 Qualification for Chennai
8th - 13th May 2015
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
USBF Open Trials
Zone 2 Qualification for Chennai
8th - 17th May 2015
South American Zonal Championships
Zone 3 Qualification for Chennai
10th - 17th May 2015
Buenos Aires, Argentina
CAC Zonal Championships
Zone 5 Qualification for Chennai
15th - 23rd May 2015
Barbados
APBF Championships
Zones 6 & 7 Qualification for Chennai
21st - 31st May 2015
Bangkok, Thailand
Canadian Championships
Zone 2 Qualification for Chennai
23rd - 30th May 2015
followed by playoff v Mexico 
BFAME Championships
Zone 4 Qualification for Chennai
27th May - 3rd June 2015
Jordan
USBF Senior Trials
Zone 2 Qualification for Chennai
5th - 13th June 2015
European Open Championships
Tromso, Norway
27th June - 11th July 2015
ACBL North American Summer Championships
Chicago, IL
6th - 16th August 2015

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