has been nearly a decade already since the introduction of the World
Junior Camp, and the WBF Youth Committee is proud to announce that
the fifth event of the series will take place in a wonderful holiday
center, in Hungary’s Várgesztes
Villapark, 7-14 July 2003.
Junior Bridge Camps
have existed in Europe for over a quarter of a century, and played
a very important role in the development of the game among young
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 the rule has been that whoever joined once, came back
again and again.
The WBF is happy that, with the cooperation of the
European Bridge League and the support of the American
Contract Bridge League, many obvious difficulties in the establishment
of a World Junior Camp
were overcome and the first events were quite successful. This year
we expect an even greater success and we wish to thank the Hungarian
Bridge Federation for undertaking to host the event.
We hope that all Zones and NBOs will back the
World Junior Camp by advocating it to their Junior 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!