This concept of Open Youth Championships was inaugurated in 2009 and is held biennially in the odd-numbered years.It was originally named the World Youth Congress, but is now known as the World Youth Open Bridge Championship and  comprises the

There are four categories of players, Juniors, Girls, Youngsters & Kids, and there will be medals awarded in each category. The 2015 events are open to all players born on or after 1st January 1990 for the Juniors & Girls categories, born on or after 1st January 1995 for the Youngsters category and born on or after 1st January 2000 for the Kids category, in good standing with their own NBO.

The players must be members (not necessarily nationals) of the Federation NBO through which they enter.

The World Youth Open Championship is the generalization of the World Youth Pairs Champ­ion­ships, inaugurated in Ghent, Belgium in 1995 [the Schools series (now called 'Youngsters') was added in 2006 in Piestany, Slovakia], and the World Junior Individual Championship, launched in 2004 in New York, USA