The WBF Youth Committee is proud to announce that the 7th World Junior Camp will take place in one of the WBF's newest member-countries: Slovakia. The Committee is grateful to the European Bridge League and the Slovak Bridge Association for providing an excellent venue in a very convenient location, and appreciates their cooperation and the warmth of their hospitality.
THIRTY YEARS have passed since Junior Bridge Camps were introduced in Europe - eleven since they were adopted by the WBF - and their contribution to the development of the game among young people has been significant. Camps do not mainly address the champion players but the lesser mortals; they aim at helping young people make new friends, and strengthen ties already developed between older friends, under the umbrella of their common hobby. In the Camps there are very few rules, but many possibilities open to those who wish to take them. Many great players, including some of today’s World Champions, started their careers as shy participants at the European Camps where experience has shown that whoever joined once, came back again and again.
The Youth Committee hopes that all Zones and NBOs will back the World Junior Camp by advocating it to their young players and by supporting them, financially and otherwise, to participate. It may not be obvious, but as the concept of the Junior Camp spreads around the world, so will bridge itself!.
• Click here to go to the 6th World Junior Bridge Camp site.