High Level Players Commission

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WBF Simultaneous Pairs Events and other Festivals

The 2017 OurGame World Wide Bridge Contest

Heats will be held on:

28 March & 30 March
25th April & 27th April
8th May & 10th May
2nd June & 3rd June

Pairs to support Youth Bridge

Clubs Worldwide

The next events will be in August,
October and December

Dates to be confirmed

WBF Online Women's Bridge Festival

3rd - 9th April 2017

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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The ACBL is seeking a new CEO !

The ACBL is inviting applications for the position of Chief Executive Officer.

This is a full-time position, hired by, and directly accountable to, the ACBL Board of Directors. The CEO is responsible for the overall management and leadership of the ACBL, including services, programs and business operations. Areas of responsibility include planning and implementing strategic goals, policy development and day-to-day operations.

Click here to download a document with details of the position.

LOOKING FORWARD TO LYON, 12th - 26th August 2017

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  • The World Teams - the Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup, d'Orsi Seniors Trophy
  • the World Transnational Open Teams will start on Monday 21st August
  • and the Youth Open Championships will be played from 15th to 24th August.

All the Championships will be played at the ​Cité Centre De Congrés

The City of Lyon will be host to the 43rd World Bridge Teams Championships from 12 to 26 August 2017.

Seven hours of play for 15 consecutive days will be the regime imposed on the teams that reach the Finals which requires a good deal of endurance and physical and mental strength.

Cédric Lorenzini and Thomas Bessis, two members of the French Open Team, understand this and are actively preparing as can be seen in this video

The World Teams Championships:

The World Youth Open Championships:


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The 2017 WWBC will have eight heats this year, held in March, April, May and June with the overall winners of each heat being invited to attend a 3-day Final in Beijing! Clubs from all over the world are welcome to enter this excellent event and enjoy the challenge of the hands provided.

Full details of the 2017 WWBC are available by clicking here - we do hope as many players as possible will join in this excellent tournament.

Scientific Conference
Nicolaus Copernicus University - 20/21 April 2017

A scientific conference is being organised by the Polish Bridge Union together with the EBL and Nicolaus Copernicus University. For the first time in bridge history one of the sections will be dedicated to bridge only. It is being held under the patronage of the Polish Ministry of Science and a numbr of papers, facts and research results will be presented by scientists from various European countries.


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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WBF & Zonal Events

WBF International Events
World Teams Championship
Lyon, France
12 - 26 August
World Transnational Open Teams
Lyon, France
21 - 26 August
World Youth Open Championship
Lyon, France
15 - 24 August
World Bridge Series
Orlando, USA
22 September - 6 October
Zonal & other Championships
19th BFAME Championship
3 - 11 April 2017
29th CACBF Zonal Championship
Antigua Guatemala
27 April - 6 May 2017
ABF Zonal Championship
Cape Town, South Africa
5 - 11 May
All Africa Pairs
13 - 15 May
VII South American Open Festival
Santiago, Chile
5 - 17 May 2017
ACBL North American Spring Championships
Kansas City MO
9 - 19 March 2017
APBF Championships
Seoul, Korea
22 May - 7 June 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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