42nd WORLD BRIDGE TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup, d’Orsi Senior Bowl
10th World Transnational Open Teams Championship
The 42nd World Bridge Team 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
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.
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
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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ERNESTO d'ORSI - 1936 - 2015
The World Bridge Federation was deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the death of one of its Executive Council Members and Past President Ernesto d'Orsi.
Tributes to Ernesto have been pouring in from all over the world, from his many colleagues and friends as well, of course, from all the members of the Executive Council. More Information ...
Jean-Claude Beineix passed away on 25th December. A terrible disease, diagnosed on his return from the World Bridge Series in Sanya at the end of October gave him less than two months to live.
He was conscious of his situation, accepted it with courage and dignity and passed away in serenity.
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 Bylaws, 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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