2017 World Wide Bridge Contest


2017 World Wide Bridge Contest

Everything is now in place for the 2017 World Wide Bridge Contest, and it is even more exciting ! This year there are eight Simultaneous Pairs tournaments and the prize for the overall winning pairs is amazing … a 3-day final in Beijing* with a prize fund of $20,000 !

There are heats on

Tuesday 28 March & Thursday 30 March 
Tuesday 25th April & Thursday 27th April 
Monday 8th May & Wednesday 10th May 
Friday 2nd June & Saturday 3rd June

All the details are at : http://www.ecatsbridge.com/sims/wwbc/default.asp – clubs can, of course play in one, two, three – even in all of them if they wish!

The entry fee remains unchanged from 2016 at just US$2, £1.50 GBP or €1.80 per player per event.

Everything is sent by email for this event, to keep the costs down, so there are no printed booklets.

These World events help by raising funds for the development of Youth Bridge and the WBF has now appointed a Youth Bridge Development Officer, Gilad Ofir, to oversee the work being undertaken in this field. Gilad will be using the funds raised to assist NBOs directly with teacher training, teaching programs, as well as organising special events for young players and thus helping to ensure that the future of bridge is a bright one.

All clubs are encouraged to participate in this enjoyable and challenging event.

Contact Anna Gudge at Anna@ecats.co.uk with the dates your club wishes to play and she will send the material by email.

* The final is played on computers using BBO software.

Sue and Gary Hollands reached the final in Beijing in 2016. For a description of their experience read page 8 of the SABA December 2016 Newsletter


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