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 • Programme

The 13th World Bridge Series Championships consist of various compeitions for world titles, as follows:

  Competitions     Non-qualifiers may join  







World Mixed Pairs
World Open Knockout Teams (for the Rosenblum Cup)
World Women Knockout Teams (for the McConnell Cup)
World Senior Knockout Teams (for the Rand Cup)
GENERALI World Open Pairs
GENERALI World Women Pairs
World Senior Pairs (for the Hiron Trophy)
World Mixed Swiss Teams








Mixed Pairs Plate
Swiss Plate
Swiss Plate

IMP Pairs
IMP Pairs

Swiss Cup

Notice: Of the competitions for the non-qualifiers, open to newcomers are the Swiss Plate and the IMP Pairs only. No newcomers will be accepted in the Mixed Pairs Plate or the Swiss Cup, which are open exclusively to non-qualifiers from the World Mixed Pairs and the World Mixed Swiss Teams respectively.

The 13th World Youth Team Championships are to be held in conjunction with the 2010 World Bridge Series Championships. The World Youth Team Championships comprise the

  • World Junior Championship for the Ortiz-Patiño Trophy (for zonal team representatives of players up to 26 years old), and the
  • World Youngsters Championship for the José Damiani Cup (for zonal team representatives of players up to 21 years old).

In addition, a new series, the

  • World Young Ladies Championship (for zonal teams representatives of female players up to 26 years old) will be contested for the first time, having the Gianarrigo Rona Cup at stake.

Non-qualifiers from the World Youth Team competitions will be able to take part in a World Youth Individual Contest, in which newcomers are also welcome.


 • Format

The World Mixed Pairs Championship consists of 3 qualifying sessions and a 3-session final. Non-qualifiers may participate in the 3-session Mixed Pairs Plate.

The World Open Knockout Teams (Rosenblum Cup) and the World Women Knockout Teams (McConnell Cup) are to be played in three stages. In the first stage, participants will be divided into groups of 11, 12, 13 or 14 teams; a round robin will reduce the field to 64 and 32 teams respectively. Next comes the knockout phase, eventually reducing the field to 16 yeams in each event. The Knockout Teams will be concluded with the quarterfinals, semifinals and final/playoff. All teams are guaranteed to play three full days in these events. Eliminated teams from both competitions may join the Swiss Plate (single day event). Please note:
•  Pairs from teams losing the knockout match in either the round of 32 or round of 16 of the World Open KO Teams (Rosenblum Cup) may enter the GENERALI World Open Pairs semifinal.
•  Pairs from teams losing the knockout match in either the round of 16 or quarterfinal of the World Women KO Teams (McConnell Cup) may enter the GENERALI World Women Pairs semifinal.
•  Pairs from teams qualifying to the quarterfinal of the World Open KO Teams (Rosenblum Cup) may enter the GENERALI World Open Pairs final.
•  Pairs from teams qualifying to the semifinal of the World Women KO Teams (McConnell Cup) may enter the GENERALI World Women Pairs final.

The World Senior Teams (Rand Cup) has a round robin qualifying phase, followed by knockout stages of quarterfinals, semifinals and final/playoff.

The GENERALI World Open Pairs and the GENERALI World Women Pairs Championships are match pointed events, with 5 qualifying sessions, 5 sessions of semifinals and a 5-session final. Eliminated competitors from both events may join the IMP Pairs which comprise 4 qualifying sessions and a 5-session final.

The World Senior Pairs Championship (Hiron Trophy) is also a match pointed event, with 4 qualifying sessions and a 4-session final.

The World Swiss Mixed Teams Championship comprises 3 qualifying sessions and a 2-session final. Non-qualifiers may join the 2-session Swiss Cup.

All competitons of the World Bridge Series Championships are transnational events.


TThe World Youth Team Championships involve 18 teams in each of the Junior (up to 26) and Youngsters (up to 21) series. A round robin of 17 matches will qualify the top 8 teams to the knockout phase, which includes quarterfinals (four 10-board segments), semifinals (three 16-board segments), and the finals (four 16-board segments).

In its inaugural appearance, the World Young Ladies Championship will be contested by four teams: two from Europe (Poland, France), representing zone 1; USA, representing zone 2; and China, representing zone 6. A round robin qualifier of 24-board matches (with half time break) will be followed by the 48-board final and a playoff (32 or 48 boards) for third place.

All teams participating in the World Youth Team Championships must be national teams selected to represent their respective zones.

As teams are knocked out of the World Youth Team Championships, they may join a World Youth Individual Championship to be played in 5 ses­sions straight through.


 • Schedule of play

Date Events
Mixed Open Women Seniors Youth
Pairs Teams Pairs Pairs Teams Teams Juniors Young-
sters
Young
Ladies
Fri 1 Opening Ceremony (at 18.30 hrs)
Sat 2 Ses 1
Ses 2
               
Sun 3 Ses 3
F1
Plate
Ses 1
Mon 4 F2
F3
Ses 2
Ses 3
Tue 5   Round Robin Round Robin
Wed 6
Thu 7
Fri 8 Round
of 64
Swiss
Plate
Round
of 32
Swiss
Plate
Round Robin
& Knockout
Sat 9 Round of 32 Ses 1
Ses 2
Ses 1
Ses 2
Round of 16
Sun 10 Round of 16 Ses 3
Ses 4
Ses 3
Ses 4
QFs R 1
R 2
R 3
R 4
R 5
R 1
R 2
R 3
R 4
R 5
Mon 11 QFs Ses 5
SF1
Ses 5 SFs R 6
R 7
R 8
R 9
R 10
R 6
R 7
R 8
R 9
R 10
SF1 R 1
Tue 12 SFs SF2
SF3
IMP Pairs SF2
SF3
Finals Pairs R 11
R 12
R 13
R 14
R 15
R 11
R 12
R 13
R 14
R 15
R 2
R 3
Ses 1
Ses 2
Ses 1
Ses 2
Wed 13 Finals SF4
SF5
Ses 3
Ses 4
SF4
SF5
  Ses 3
Ses 4
R 16
R 17
QF1
QF2
QF3
QF4
R 16
R 17
QF1
QF2
QF3
QF4
Final &
Playoff
Thu 14 Swiss
Teams
  F1
F2
F1
F2
F1
F2
F1
F2
SF1
SF2
SF3
SF1
SF2
SF3
Indi-
vidual
Ses 1
Ses 2
Ses 1
Ses 2
Fri 15 Ses 3
F1
Cup F3
F4
F3
F4
F3
F4
F3
F4
F1
F2
F3
F1
F2
F3
Ses 3
Ses 4
Ses 1
Sat 16 F2 Ses 2 F5 F5 F5   F4 F4 Ses 5
Closing Ceremony (at 17.00 hrs)

Championship events start at approximately 10.30 hrs and 15.30 hrs every day; evenings are free.

 • Registration – Entries

Although participants may enter the various competitions onsite, it is advisable to enter in advance using the electronic registration system available here. In this way, the job of the organizers will be facilitated and participants will avoid waiting lines onsite.

 Registration terminated

 • Entry Fees

The entry fees to the various competitons are as follows:

Events

Starting
Date

Entry Fees (per team/pair in US $)
Regular Discounted** Comments
World Mixed Pairs 2 October $450 $350 includes Mixed Plate
World Open Knockout Teams (Rosenblum Cup) 5 October $1,500 $1,200  
World Women Knockout Teams (McConnell Cup) 5 October $1,500 $1,200  
World Senior Knockout Teams (Rand Cup) 8 October $1,200 $1,000  
GENERALI World Open Pairs qualification & semifinal 9 October $750 $600  
final* 14 October $350 $300
GENERALI World Women Pairs qualification & semifinal 9 October $750 $600  
final* 14 October $350 $300
World Senior Pairs (Hiron Trophy) 12 October $600 $500  
World Mixed Swiss Teams 14 October $600 $400 includes Swiss Cup
Swiss Plate 8 October $300 $250  
IMP Pairs 12 October $300 $250 direct qualifications
14 October $350 $300 final

* Pairs dropping into the semifinal or final of the GENERALI World Open Pairs or GENERALI World Women Pairs, or directly qualified by any other means from the World Open KO Teams (Rosenblum Cup) and World Women KO Teams (McConnell Cup) pay the full entry fees for both the qualifying and final stages.
   
**

Discounted entry fees are available to those staying in WBF designated hotels for the entire duration of the respective competition.

 
Teams: to be entitled to discounted entry fees, at least 4 team members must stay in WBF designated hotels for the duration of the respective event(s).
Pairs: to be entitled to discounted entry fees, both members of the pair must stay in WBF designated hotels for the duration of the respective event(s).
Juniors (players born in 1984 or later) playing together in the World Mixed Pairs are entitled to a 50% discount; teams made up exclusively of Junior players may enter the Rosenblum Cup or the McConnell Cup free of charge. Pairs comprising young ladies (girls) may compete in the World Women Pairs free of charge.

Events

Starting Date

Entry Fees
Junior Teams (Ortiz-Patiño Trophy) 10 October $1,500
Youngsters Teams (Damiani Cup) 10 October $1,000
Young Ladies Teams (Rona Cup)   free
Youth Individual 14 October free

• How to Pay

by bank transfer to the WBF; information requests at cfrancin@worldbridgefed.com
on line by credit card through the USBF site
on site by credit card or cash in US$

 • Regulations

The 9th World Bridge Series Championships will be played in accordance with the WBF General Conditions of Contest, as well as the Supplemental Conditions of Contest, both available in pdf format.

Pairs participants should arrive at the tournament site with enough copies of their systems, as no copying facilities will be available on site.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Any NBO which did not participate in the 2008 World Mind Sport Games may restore its eligibility for possible participation in the World Open Team Championship (Bermuda Bowl) 2011 and/or the World Women Team Championship (Venice Cup) 2011 by taking part in the 2010 World Bridge Series Championships.

  • To be eligible to participate in the Berrmuda Bowl 2011, a NBO (which did not participate in Beijing 2008) must be represented in the 2010 World Series Championships by at least one team in the World Open Knockout Teams (Rosenblum Cup) or at least two pairs in the GENERALI World Open Pairs.
  • To be eligible to participate in the Venice Cup 2011, a NBO (which did not participate in Beijing 2008) must be represented in the 2010 World Series Championships by at least one team in the World Women Knockout Teams (McConnell Cup) or at least two pairs in the GENERALI World Women Pairs.

Participation in the 2010 Open competitions may not be used to restore eligibility for the 2011 Venice Cup; nor participation in the 2010 Women competitions may be used to restore eligibility for the 2011 Bermuda Bowl.


 

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