The 14th Red Bull World Bridge Series will be held in Sanya, Hainan, China from 10th to 25th October 2014 hosted by the Chinese Contract Bridge Association in cooperation with Sanya City and Beijing Lianzhong Co., Ltd.
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The WBF President says that this exciting event will be a "real World Championship" and the WBF looks forward to welcoming players from all over the world to Sanya for the 14th World Bridge Series, to be held from 10th to 25th October 2014
The contract was signed by WBF President Gianarrigo Rona and CCBA President Xiang Huaicheng during a Ceremony held in Beijing at China Qi-yuan, the CCBA Headquarters, on Wednesday 24th July 2013.
The Red Bull World Bridge Series is the biggest of all the WBF Championships, and includes World Open, Women, Seniors and Mixed Teams and Pairs Championships. There will be no quota on the number of teams/pairs from each NBO and all events will be transnational, so players from different countries, in good standing with their own Federations, may form partnerships/teams.
The first week will feature Mixed Teams and Mixed Pairs All players who do not qualify for the final stages will be allowed to drop into the pairs final; as will the top four teams (i.e. the finalists and the teams from the play-off) provided the partnerships remain mixed.
The second week will showcase the Rosenblum Open, McConnell Women’s and Rand Cup Senior Teams, followed by the Open and Women’s Pairs plus Hiron Senior Pairs. Members of teams failing to qualify may drop into their respective events – Open Teams members into the Open Pairs, etc. Players may not cross events when they drop in.
More information about the venue can be found on the site that has been sent up for the Championships - click here to go it