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Mon 15 & Wed 17 August 2016
Mon 17 & Wed 19 October 2016
Mon 12 & Wed 14 December 2016

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4th - 10th April 2016
14th - 20th November 2016

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5th University Online World Bridge Team Championship
Closing date: 1st March 2016

FISU 8th World University Bridge Championship
Lodz, Poland
22 - 28 August 2016

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2019 World Bridge Teams Championships

The World Bridge Federation, BC’t Onstein and the Nederlandse Bridge Bond are proud to announce that the 2019 World Bridge Championships : the 44th Bermuda Bowl, the 22nd Venice Cup, the 10th d’Orsi Seniors Trophy and the 12th World Transnational Open Teams Championship will be held in The Netherlands.

From left: Marc De Pauw, Gianarrigo Rona, Mrs. Monique Melchers, Hans Melchers, Koos Vrieze

The related Letter of Intent was signed on 9th June 2016 at MORE Museum in Gorssel, the Netherlands, by the WBF President Gianarrigo Rona, the Chairman of the BC’t Onstein Hans Melchers and the Nederlandse Bridge Bond President Koos Vrieze.

In the picture from the left: Marc De Pauw, Gianarrigo Rona, Mrs. Monique Melchers, Hans Melchers, Koos Vrieze.


2016 World Youth Teams Championship
Salsomaggiore, Italy,  3 - 13 August 2016

Click here to go to the information pages for the Youth Teams Championship

Registration is now open, please click here

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2016 World Bridge Games, Wroclaw, Poland

3rd - 17th September
at the magnificent 
Hala Stulecia, or Centennial Hall 

This event comprises National Open, Women's, Seniors and, for the first time Mixed Teams followed by National Open, Women's Seniors and Mixed Pairs Championships.

It is strongly recommended that you reserve your accommodation as soon as possible in order to ensure that you are able to obtain rooms close to the venue and also to take advantage of the very favourable rates obtained by the local organisers. Click here for the list of hotels.

The Registration pages are now open

More information about this exciting event can be found by clicking here

The WBF looks forward to welcoming bridge players from all over the world to the 2016 World Bridge Games

Winners of the 30th World Wide Bridge Contest Announced

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Organized by the WBF in cooperation with
 CCBA & Beijing Lianzhong Interactive Network Inc

The 2016 World Wide Contest is now finalised and the winners announced. You can find the full list of winners by clicking here, and they will be invited to attend the final to be held in Beijing, China from 23rd - 25th September 2016. The WBF congratulates them for doing so well in the events.

Attendees at the SeminarCSB NBO Officers' Seminar

The President of the WBF, Gianarrigo Rona, Marcelo Caracci, President of Zone 3, the South American Bridge Federation, and Santiago Londono, President of the Colombia Bridge Federation attended the Seminar, held in Medellin, Colombia from 25th - 27th May.

All 10 South American NBOs attended the Seminar at which bridge promotion, the provision of material and future help for the development of bridge was discussed. The documents from the seminar will be posted in the Resources Section of this website in due course.

CBS Board Meeting

On the 30th May and 1st June the President and Treasurer attended the CBS Board Meeting where the activities and projects both of the CBS and WBF were discussed during the course of a very successful meeting. It strengthened the already excellent relationship between the two bodies who look forward to a future of friendship and co-operation.


the Juniors and Youngsters at the Prize GivingWinners of the Youth Championships

At the same time, the Youth Championships were held, with Argentina and Colombia qualifying for the Junior Championship and Chile and Brazil for the Youngster Championship to be held in Salsomaggiore, Italy from 3rd - 13th August 2016.


From left: Numan Al-Turki, Azwerul Haque, Gianarrigo Rona, Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Jaber Al Sabah, Abdulaziz AldashtiThe WBF meets ANOC & OCA President

On the afternoon of Thursday 17th May the WBF President Gianarrigo Rona, together with the BFAME Vice President Azwerul Haque, the Kuwait Bridge President Numan Al-Turki, were been received by Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Jaber Al Sabah, ANOC and OCA President in Kuwait City.

The meeting concerned the inclusion of Bridge in the 2018 Asian Olympic Games, to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia. The meeting, conducted in a very friendly atmosphere, was very profitable and Sheikh Ahmad assured his support.

In the evening President Rona met Officers and Members of the Kuwait Bridge Association who awarded him with a special plaque during a dinner, followed by a duplicate bridge session, kindly hosted by Dr. Amhad Alroumi, one of the founders of the Association.

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WBF & Zonal Events

WBF International Events
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 Spring Championships
Reno NV
10 - 20 March 2016
APBF Congress
15 - 24 April 2016
Ditan Gymnasium, Beijing
6th South American Transnational Bridge Festival
27th May - 4th June
Medellin, Colombia.
European Team Championships
Groupama Arena
Budapest, Hungary
Open Teams: 16 - 25 June 2016
Women's/Senior Teams:19 - 15 June 2016
European National Women's Pairs
Groupama Arena
16 - 18 June
ACBL North American Summer Championships
Washington DC
21 - 31 July 
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
Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championship
The Gold Coast, Australia
13th - 19th February 2018
2018 World Bridge Team Championships
dates to be advised
The Netherlands

FISU World University Championships
date to be advised
Xuzhou, People's Republic of China


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