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|he 3rd World Junior Bridge
Pairs Championships will be held in Nymburk, Czech Republic, 9-11 July 1999.
Following the successful introduction of the World Junior Pairs Championship in Ghent 95, and its record sequel in Sportilia 97, the WBF Youth Committee is glad to announce the third event of the series. The World Junior Pairs Championship is the natural supplement to our established World Junior Teams competition for the Ortiz-Patiño Trophy, and a necessary part of our program for the development of bridge among young people worldwide.
The World Junior Pairs Championship is designed to be a massive event in order to promote friendly contact between Juniors as much as possible. This is accomplished by not limiting the number of entries from any country, allowing the participation of transnational pairs, and by not splitting the competition into diverting stages.
The World Junior Pairs is a biennial tournament, conveniently held in conjunction with the World Junior Camp on consecutive dates and at the same or nearby places. This arrangement follows the successful European format, and we wish to thank the European Bridge League for their support in this effort. Thanks are also due to the Czech Bridge Federation, the hosts of this years event, for endorsing our effort so enthusiastically. We are confident that all NBOs will encourage and support their Junior players to participate in the World Junior Pairs Championship and we look forward to welcoming them in Nymburk.
(Medallists in Sportilia, Santa Sofia, Italy, 1997)