• 12th World Team Olympiad Open and Women Series
Please note that it is extremely important for each NBO to send a team to enhance our Olympic image and also to ensure that all NBOs will be eligible to qualify for the 2005 Bermuda Bowl and Venice Cup.
• 2nd Seniors International Cup
• 3rd World Transnational Mixed Teams Championship
This event has been a successful and exciting Championship since its inception in Rhodes when 86 teams competed. We feel sure that many players would enjoy participating in this challenging event, which gives them the opportunity of pitting their bridge skills against some of the greatest players in the World as well has having the chance to watch the exciting final stages of the World Team Olympiad on the expert View-Graph presentation.
• 2nd World University Bridge Team Championship
It is very important that each of the main NBOs should make every effort to send a team to this tournament as the staging of this event is an important part of the WBF strategy in support of its IOC policy and its aim to obtain Government and Olympic Committee recognition for bridge as a sport in as many countries as possible.
• For other details on the 2nd World University Bridge Team Championship, click here
Please assist us by ensuring that you respect the deadlines for entries, team names and payments of entry fees which are as follows:
All NBOs are reminded that national teams should be selected in accordance with the WBF Eligibility Regulations published in the WBF Directory, on the WBF Website (rules section) and on www.ecatsbridge.com.
• Conditions of Contest
The World Team Olympiad competitions will be held in accordance with:
If bank transfer is not possible, please contact Mrs Christine Francin at the WBF office, who will discuss possible alternative arrangements for payment.
Since an official FISU World Championship is concerned, this sports manifestation will, on the one hand follow, the FISU rules and procedures and, on the other hand, the WBF regulations for the bridge competition.
Thus FISU rules provide inter alia the following:
• The subscriptions will be reserved exclusively for the National University Sports Federations that are members of the FISU and also for non-affiliated University Sports Organisations, as well as a country that is affiliated with the WBF (inscription form in annex 2 – model obligatory)
• Are only allowed to participate:
Moreover the participants have to live up to the following conditions:
Upon arrival all these facts will be thoroughly checked by a nominated FISU representative.
Other additional formalities and/or procedures will be announced after subscription.
Since, as already mentioned, on the one hand the FISU rules and procedures have to be followed and on the other hand the National University Sports Federations – with a few exceptions – do not yet recognise bridge as a sports branch, the Organising Committee advises you as follows:
• Conditions of Entry
The conditions of entry are stipulated as follows:
For the Entry forms click on the appropriate:
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