Bridge Tournaments

Duplicate bridge is the most widely used variation of contract bridge in club and tournament play. It is called duplicate because the same bridge deal (i.e. the specific arrangement of the 52 cards into the four hands) is played at each table and scoring is based on how well you did on the hand as compared to everyone else who played it.

In contract bridge a tournament is composed of multiple “events”. Some may be single-elimination, double-elimination, or Swiss style. However, “Pair events” are the most widespread. Similar to all duplicate bridge events, a number of deals (or boards) are each played several times by different players.

For each such board the score achieved by each North-South (NS) pair is then measured against all the other NS pairs playing the same board. Thus pairs are rewarded for playing the same cards better than others have played them. There is a predetermined schedule of fixtures depending on the number of pairs and boards to be played, to ensure a good mix of opponents, and that no pair plays the same board or the same opponents twice. (Source: Wikipedia)

This page will give you a collection of links to bridge tournaments and bridge competitions around the world including contract, duplicate, and rubber bridge. It was last updated December 2016.

Many of these listings were found in the International Bridge Press Association Bulletin. Editor John Carruthers produces a well-researched and useful bridge calendar.To send links or corrections contact JudeFor 2016 Click Here

2017

Jan 10-22 Summer Festival of Bridge Canberra, Australia www.abf.com.au
Jan 19-22 IV Copenhagen Invitational Copenhagen, Denmark www2.bridge.dk
Jan 21-27 Bermuda Regional Southampton, Bermuda www.bermudaregional.com
Jan 23-Feb 1 76th International Tournament St. Moritz, Switzerland www.bridge.stmoritz.ch
Jan 26-29 Winter in Vienna Vienna, Austrai www.bridgeaustria.at

Feb 2-8 EBU Bridge Overseas Congress Lisbon, Portugal www.ebu.co.uk
Feb 7-12 21st NEC Festival Yokohama, Japan www.jcbl.or.jp
Feb 13-18 26th  Sun, Sea & Slams Tournament Christ Church, Barbados, W.I. www.cacbf.com
Feb 14-16 Cavendish Invitational Monte Carlo, Monaco www.cavendish.bridgemonaco.com
Feb 17-19 Cavendish Invitational Pairs Monte Carlo, Monaco www.cavendish.bridgemonaco.com
Feb 18-25 56th Gold Coast Congress Surfer’s Paradise, Australia www.qldbridge.com/gcc
Feb 22-26 Cannes Festival Cannes, France www.festivalsdusoleil.com

Mar 9-19 ACBL Spring NABC Kansas City, MO www.acbl.org
Mar 16-19 Tasmanian Festival of Bridge Sandy Bay, Tasmania, Australia www.abf.com.au
Mar 26-31 25th  White House Junior International Amsterdam, Netherlands kornelistammens@gmail.com
Mar 26-Apr 1 XXX International Bridge Festival Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife www.asociacioncanariabridge.com

Apr 4-9 Kitzbüheler Bridge Week, Kitzbühel, Austria www.bridgeaustria.at
Apr 5-9 Amazing Bridge Festival Bangkok, Thailand www.thailandbridgeleague.com
Apr 17-23 Gatlinburg Regional Gatlinburg, TN www.gatlinburgregional.org
Apr 21-30 Lambourne Jersey Festival of Bridge Jersey, Channel Is. www.ebu.co.uk
Apr 27-May 6 29th CACBF Championship Guatemala www.cacbf.com
Apr 28-May 2 Schapiro Spring Foursomes Stratford-upon-Avon, England www.ebu.co.uk
Apr 28-May 9 USBF Open Trials Schaumberg, IL www.usbf.org
Apr 29-May 1 German Bridge Team Trophy Berlin www.bridge-verband.de

May 3-8 67th  South American Championships Santigo, Chile www.confsudbridge.org
May 3-9 USBF Women’s Trials Schaumberg, IL www.usbf.org
May 4-8 Australian Fall Nationals Adelaide, Australia www.abf.com.au
May 5-13 7th  South American Transnationals Santiago, Chile www.confsudbridge.org
May 9-13 7th South American Transnationals Santiago, Chile www.confsudbridge.org
May 13-29 South African Nationals, Capetown, South Africa www.sabf.co.za
May 14-17 South American championships, Santiago, Chile www.confsudbridge.org
May 17-25 USBF SeniorTrials Schaumberg, IL www.usbf.org
May TBA 29th CACBF Championships Guatemala www.cacbf.com
May 19-Jun 1 Festival de Bridge de Côte d’Azur Juan-les-Pins, France www.festivalsdusoleil.com
May 25 Bonn Cup Bad Godesburg, Germany www.bridge-verband.de
May 27-Jun 7 50th Asia Pacific Championships Seoul, South Korea www.abf.com.au

Jun 10-18 19th  German Bridge Festival Wyk-auf-Föhr, Germany www.bridge-verband.de
Jun 10-24 8th  Open European Championships Montecatini, Italy www.eurobridge.org
Jun 27 – July 9 35 International Bridge Festival Albena 2017  www.bridgealbena.org
Jun 30-Jul 2 English Riviera Congress Torquay, England www.ebu.co.uk

Jul 3-7 Yeh Bros. Cup Tokyo, Japan cpc2013228@gmail.com
Jul 8-15 26th European Junior Team Samorin, Slovakia www.eurobridge.org
Jul 15-27 Australian National Championships Canberra, Australia www.abf.com.au
Jul 20-30 ACBL Summer NABC Toronto, ON www.acbl.org
Jul 28-Aug 6 Swedish Bridge Festival & Chairman’s Cup Õrebro, Sweden www.svenskbridge.se/festival-2017
Jul 30-Aug 5 49th  International Bridge Week Mautern, Austria www.bridgeaustria.at

Aug 12-26 World Team Championships Lyon, France www.worldbridge.org
Aug 18-27 EBU Summer Meeting Eastbourne, UK www.ebu.co.uk
Aug 19-26 World Youth Championships Lyon, France www.worldbridge.org

Sep 8-17 Guernsey Congress Guernsey, Channel Is. www.ebu.co.uk

Oct 9-15 EBU Overseas Congress Halkidiki, Greece www.ebu.co.uk

Nov 23-Dec3 ACBL Fall NABC San Diego, Ca www.acbl.org