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Mon 12 & Wed 14 December 2016

WBF Online Women's Bridge Festival

3rd - 9th April 2017

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12th - 26th August 2017
The World Teams - the Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup, d'Orsi Seniors Trophy will be held from 12th to 26th August
the World Transnational Open Teams from Monday 21st - 26th August
and the Youth Open Championships from 14th to 24th August.
All the Championships will be played at the


On 29 September, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) published the 2017 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods; along with, the 2017 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes. The List, which is one of five International Standards that are mandatory for all Signatories of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code),designates what substances and methods are prohibited both in- and out-of-competition and which substances are banned in particular sports.

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1st Online Yeh Bridge World Cup

A short video about the event has now been released and you can watch it by clicking here

This was the first time such an event has been staged, and its success outweighed expectation.

There has been a series of Press Releases relating to the tournament and about some of the players and which you can find at : http://bridgeonlineworldcup.com/press/

The winning team was Lavazza, from Italy (pictured right)

Following the event Bill Gates, who played in the BBO team, tweeted :  "This morning I played in the first-ever online @BridgeWorldCup. I hope this draws more people to the card game I love playing"

WBF Women's Online Bridge Festival


The Women's Autumn Online Bridge Festival was played from 14 - 20 November and we congratulate Virginia Chediak on winning the top prize of free entry to the European Women's Pairs Championship in Montecatini next June.

The results, master point awards and other information about this event, inaugurated by Anna Maria Torlontano, can be found by clicking here.

The next Online Festival will be held from 3rd - 9th April 2016

Officials in Jordan35th Annual Jordan International Dead Sea Bridge Festival

Officials from the WBF visited the annual Dead Sea Bridge Festival last week, which enabled them to meet the new General Secretary of the Jordan National Olympic Committee, Mr Naser Ayman Majali, together with other NBO representatives from the region.

Pictured left: Bahjat Majali (JBF Vice-President), Gianarrigo, Naser Ayman Majali (Gen. Secretary Jordan NOC), Ghassan Ghanem (JBF President) and Simon Fellus (WBF Secretary)

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2016 World Bridge Games, Wroclaw, Poland

3rd - 17th September
were held in the magnificent 
Hala Stulecia, or Centennial Hall 

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


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Salsomaggiore, Italy,  3 - 13 August 2016

Youth Teams from all over the world  gathered in Salsomaggiore for the World Youth Teams Championships.

Click here for the results from the Championships 

Click here to read and download the Daily Bulletins and

Click here to watch the videos from the Championships

You can find all the team pictures for Salsomaggiore by clicking here Just select the event (Junior, Youngsters, Girls or Kids) at the top right hand side and then find your team ... and our Facebook page will have information, pictures and videos from the event.

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The Championships comprised four events :

  • The World Junior Teams for the Jaime Ortiz-Patiño Trophy. 
  • The World Youngsters teams for the José Damiani Cup. 
  • The World Girls Teams Championship for the Gianarrigo Rona Trophy.
  • The World Kids Teams Championship for the Koç University Trophy, and this championship is by  invitation. 

Other information pages about the Youth Teams Championships

Anna Maria TorlontanoAnna Maria Torlontano - 1930 - 2016

We have received touching tributes from Gianarrigo Rona, President of the WBF and José Damiani, President Emeritus of the WBF. Click here to read them

Anna Maria Torlontano Di Toro Jannucci was the leading light in the development of Women's bridge for the Italian Bridge Federation, the World Bridge Federation and the European Bridge League.

In 2003 she was awarded the Gold Medal of the World Bridge Federation and in 2007 she was named as an Honorary Vice President of the EBL Executive Committee. Her proudest moment came when she was named as a Member of the WBF Honour Committee in 2014.

Her life was extraordinary - She spent her entire life in Pescara, Italy having studied Law at the University of Rome.... read more

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WBF & Zonal Events

WBF International Events
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
Montecatini, Italy
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
FISU World University Championships
date to be advised
Xuzhou, People's Republic of China
2019 World Bridge Team Championships
dates to be advised
The Netherlands

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