Opatija 2011

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The 2nd World Youth Bridge Congress will be held in Opatija, a picturesque maritime resort town in Croatia, from 21 to 30 August 2011. Young players from all member countries of the World Bridge Federation are invited to participate in this massive competition, which will be hosted in Opatija's Grand Hotel. Transnational combinations are allowed to compete in all events, and there are no restrictions on the number of players who could participate from any single country.

The Congress comprises a teams and a pairs competition. The teams contest qualifier will be played according to the Swiss format; participants failing to qualify to the knockout final phase may participate in a Board-A-match consolation event. A pairs competition will follow after the teams. The Congress is open to players born in 1986 or later.

This is the second World Youth Congress to be organized by the World Bridge Federation. The inaugural event was held in 2009, in Istanbul, Turkey, succeeding the World Youth Pairs Championships held until then.

For information on previous events, click here.