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WBF Simultaneous Pairs Events and other Festivals

Pairs to support Youth Bridge

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Mon 19 & Wed 21 October
Mon 14 & Wed 16 December


WBF Online Women's Bridge Festival
9th - 15th November

International Olympic Committee (IOC)

World Anti-Doping Association (WADA)

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The Association of IOC Recognized Sports Federations (ARISF)

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Chennai World Bridge Teams Championship 2015 Logo

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 It determined that the invitation extended to Cezary BALICKI and Adam ZMUDZINSKI be withdrawn; consequently they will no longer be eligible to play in the Bermuda Bowl in Chennai.

Yves Aubry
Chairman of the WBF Credentials Committee


The Conference is now over, and a recording of the proceedings is available here



 20th - 29th August 2015

The Teams medallists

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

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Presentation in OpatijaThe 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.

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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

Singing the contractAt 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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WBF & Zonal Events

WBF International Events
World Bridge Teams Championships
Chennai, India
26 Sept - 10 Oct 2015
World Youth Team Championships
Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy
3 - 13 August 2016
World Bridge Games
Wroclaw, Poland
3 - 17 September
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
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
ACBL North American Summer Championships
Chicago, IL
6th - 16th August 2015
ACBL North American Fall Championships
Denver. Colorado
26 November - 6 December 2015
ACBL North American Spring Championships
Reno NV
10 - 20 March 2016
APBF Congress
15 - 25 April 2016
Ditan Gymnasium, Beijing
European Team Championships
Venue TBA
Open Teams: 16 - 25 June 2016
Women's/Senior Teams:19 - 15 June 2016
ACBL North American Summer Championships
Washington DC
21 - 31 July 2016
ACBL North American Fall Championships
Orlando FL
24 November - 4 December
ACBL North American Spring Championships
Kansas City MO
9 - 19 March 2017
European Open Team Championships
Venue: TBA
10 - 24 June 2017
ACBL North American Summer Championships
Toronto ON
21 - 31 July 2017
ACBL North American Fall Championships
San Diego CA
23 November - 3 December

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