The City of Lyon will be host to the 43rd World Bridge Championships from 12 to 26 August 2017.
The fantastic lineup of events will include Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup, d’Orsi Senior Trophy, 11th World Transnational Open Teams Championship, 5th World Youth Open Championships, and the 21st World Computer Bridge Championships.
Great Bridge Links has started their annual Championship Jump Page where we will gather together all the important links, videos, blogs and more. Find it here or by clicking on the image.
New NABC Individual Event – With a robot partner, against robot players
The 2017 NABC Online Individual is an experimental, national-rated contest to be played Sunday, July 23, through Wednesday, July 26, on Bridge Base Online. Contestants play with robot partners and opponents. Up for grabs is an NABC title and gold/red masterpoints. Read more here >>
Bridge is a sport!
Bridge is a sport, according to the European Court of Justice’s top adviser, and should be granted the same official status as football, rugby and tennis. Read more here >>
The Olympic Channel
The Olympic Channel is a multi-platform destination where fans can discover, engage and share in the power of sport and the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round. On June 14, 2017, The World Bridge Federation announced that it has reached a cooperation agreement with the Olympic Channel to collaborate on content for the global platform. Read article here >>
Bahar Gidwani of New York will assume the post of ACBL chief executive officer on July 1.
He succeeds Robert Hartman, who has been the organization’s chief executive since October 2011. Read more here >>
Scientific conference held on the benefits of bridge
A conference, organised by the Nicolaus Copernicus University of Torun, Poland, took place on 20-21 April, with speakers addressing the topic of “Recreational Activity and Joy in Senior’s Life”. Supported by the World and European Bridge Federations, the first day was devoted to the positive effects that bridge can have in this area, in both improving social interaction, and in reducing cognitive decline. This was the first scientific conference of its kind. Read more here >>