42nd WORLD BRIDGE TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup, d’Orsi Seniors Trophy
10th World Transnational Open Teams Championship
Finn Mikkelsen 1950 - 2015
The WBF is greatly saddened to learn of the death of Finn Mikkelsen, a valued member of the WBF Medical and Prevention Committee and the WBF Liaison Officer with WADA. Finn died from a heart attack while playing golf on holiday.
Finn was not only a colleague but a good friend to all who knew him and he will be greatly missed.
A tribute to Finn can be found here.
Communication from the WBF Credentials Committee
The Credentials Committee of the World Bridge Federation met earlier today. It determined that the invitation extended to Cezary BALICKI and Adam ZMUDZINSKI be withdrawn; consequently they will no longer be eligible to play in the Bermuda Bowl in Chennai.
Chairman of the WBF Credentials Committee
WBF PRESS CONFERENCE
The Conference is now over, and a recording of the proceedings is available here
20th - 29th August 2015
The World Youth Open Championships in Opatija has drawn to a close, with the last medals being presented and everyone heading home. Without doubt an excellent and very successful event, enjoyed by all the participants. We have created a Flickr album with photographs from the event which you can find by clicking here or by going to our Facebook page.
Links to the pages about the Championships:
The WBF President Awarded Honorary Citizenship
On 25th July each year, on the occasion of St James Day, the patron of Opatija, the City celebrates by awarding its personalities of the year the St James Medal.
The official public ceremony was held this year at the Royal Hotel and chaired by the Opatija Mayor Ivo Dujmic, in the presence of the City and Regional Authorities, during which our World Bridge Family was honoured with two prestigious awards.
The Opatija City Council bestowed Honorary Citizenship on the World Bridge Federation President Gianarrigo Rona, awarding him the St James Medal, which was also awarded to the Opatija Bridge Association and its President Goran Grguric.
THE 2016 WORLD BRIDGE GAMES, WROCLAW, POLAND
The 2016 World Bridge Games will be staged in Wroclaw, Poland, from 2nd - 17th September at the magnificent Hala Stulecia, or Centennial Hall
The WBF looks forward to welcoming teams and pairs from all over the world to this exciting event
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Contract between WBF and FFB for Lyon 2017 signed
At a meeting held on 16th June at the Headquarters of the French Bridge Federation the contract between WBF and FFB for the organisation of both the World Teams Championships (BB, VC, d'OST and WTOC) and the World Open Youth Championships was signed.
The Championships are to be held in Lyon respectively with the World Teams running from 12th to 26th August and the Youth Championships from 15th to 24th August.
The meeting was attended by Gianarrigo Rona, Patrick Grenthe (FFB President), Marc De Pauw, José Damiani, Eric Remy (FFB General Director), Jean-Philippe Daublain, Chairman of the Local Organising Committee and Christine Francin (FFB International Relations).
The 2018 Asian Games admits Bridge
On June 14th in Jakarta the Olympic Committee of Asia (OCA) has decided to include Bridge in the 2018 Asian Games to be held in Indonesia. This is a very exciting development and major step forward for bridge in its bid for inclusion in future Olympic Games.
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UPDATED MASTER POINT RANKINGS
The latest WBF Master Point rankings can all be found by clicking here
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