Women in Bridge
The 2013 Women's Online Bridge Festival
Organised by the World Bridge Federation and Bridge Base Online
15th - 21st April 2013
Message from the WBF President
An online week of bridge, just for women players
. Pairs and individual tournaments throughout the week, played at different
times to allow competitors in any time zone to join in.
The important objectives are:
To help the Women Players who wish to compete in a National and international
Championships, giving them the opportunity to train, playing with their
partners against Players from all over the World.
To provide a social event with a good atmosphere
To promote in general the "Women's Bridge" in the World.
Details are at www.wbfwomensbridgeclub.org
Bridge Book for Women
Australian author Mary Lynch has written a book for women bridge players titled
"FREE RANGE BRIDGE Not For Chickens". More details are on her website
Online Individual Tournament
Starting immediately, there will be a daily online individual tournament just
for women on BBO ... the times will be:
16.10 European Time (CEST)
10.10 New York Time (EDT)
02.10 New South Wales, Australia
Details are at www.wbfwomensbridgeclub.org
The entry fee will be BBO$ 1 per tournament as normal. This is not a world
championship. The aim is to let the women players enjoy bridge with friends
from all over the world and to play in a friendly atmosphere, so playing is
more important than to win. After all, each tournament can only have one
winner, but everyone who plays can enjoy the challenge, the camaraderie, the
fun of participation!
WBF/BBO Women's Bridge Festival
The"5th Women's Online World Bridge Festival" turned out to be a big success
with 305 tables. Our sincere congratulations go to the winners of the overall
1st: EWeber Real name: Elke Weber Country: Germany
2nd: sigth Real name: Sigrun Thorvardardottir Country: Iceland
3rd: Sunisav Real name: Sunisa Vatanasuk Country: Thailand
More information has already been published at
www.wbfwomensbridgeclub.org and you can find it all there. We
would like to thank everyone who came along and played in the Festival. We do
hope they will join in the new daily tournaments and look forward to "seeing"
them at the next Online Women's Bridge Festival !
Women's Bridge Fund
For a number of years the ABF has held funds for the "Friends of Youth Bridge".
These funds are under the control of the Chairman of the Youth Committee, David
Stern. The monies have been used to augment funding for youth activities
outside the normal youth budget. The Fund has been very successful both in
raising money and in assisting youth players.
The Women's Committee have from time to time had a project outside our budget
process. They have not had any "special" funds to fall back on in terms of the
Friends of Youth Bridge. I propose that this should be rectified by the
establishment of a separate Fund called "Women in Bridge". To this end I pledge
$250.00 personally to start the Fund. The expenditure would be under the
control of the ABF Women's Committee and administered by the ABF.
I commend the Fund to you all. Donations can be sent to the Secretariat, PO Box
397 Fyshwick ACT 2609.
April 16, 2012
Women in Bridge Data
The ABF are trying (through Dianne Marler as Zone 7 Rep to the WBF on the Women
in Bridge Committee) to gather as much current data on women players and
administrators as possible. This will give us a platform and more leverage to
be heard at State and ABF level.
Women in Bridge Data Enquiry Form
Download the form and when completed email it to Dianne Marler at
WBF Women's Bridge Club Objectives
The 3 important objectives are:
1) The help the Women Players who wish to compete in a National and
international Championships, giving them the opportunity to train, playing with
their partners against Players from all over the World.
2) To provide a social event with a good atmosphere
3) To promote in general the "Women's Bridge" in the World.
All the details are on the website at:
WBF Women's Bridge Club Newsletter
If you would like to receive information about Women's
Bridge in future, please go to:
http://www.ecatsbridge.com/newsletters.asp where you can subscribe to
the newsletter service.
2010 WBF Women's Committee Meeting
October 7, 2010, Philadelphia
Papers from the 2010 WBF Women's Committee
Meeting (ZIP file)