The purpose of the World Bridge Federation shall be:

  • to promote, foster, promulgate and develop the sport of Bridge throughout the world;
  • to be in the Olympic Movement, remaining affiliated with International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a recognized International Federation (IF) in conformity with the requirements of the Olympic Charter;
  • to contribute to the achievement of the goals set out in the Olympic Charter, in particular by way of spreading Olympism and Olympic education;
  • to federate National Bridge Associations in all countries;
  • to devise methods and conduct competitions to award international or world championship titles;
  • to establish standard laws for its contests adopting the International Code and supplementing them as may be required,  but not inconsistent with them;
  • to support and encourage the promotion of sports ethics;
  • to dedicate its efforts to ensuring that in bridge contests the spirit of fair play prevails;
  • to fight against doping in sport and to take measures, the goal of which is to prevent endangering the health of bridge players.

Click here to download the WBF Constitution and

Click here to download the WBF Bylaws

Click here for the Sport Integrity Declaration adopted by the WBF in 2015


Affiliated Sports Organizations


World Anti-Doping Association (WADA)

International Mind Sports Association


Association of IOC Recognized Sports Federations (ARISF)

International University Sports Federation (FISU)=