Face-to-Face Bridge Tournaments were discontinued during the Covid-19 Global Pandemic but with the successful advent of a Vaccine some are scheduled to return this fall, 2021. Some will require vaccine passorts, some will require masks, some will require both. As with all things Covid, these requirements could change and tournament-goers are advised to keep in touch with organizers.
For the first time since March 2020, we’ll have a section for F2F (Face to Face) Tournaments as well as information on Online Tournaments.
25 Nov – 5 Dec: ACBL Fall 2021 NABC Austen Texas. Click here for Official Event Page →
30 Nov – 4 Dec: ABA Welcome Back Tournament New Orleans. Info here →
27 March – 9 April 2022: 45th 2021 World Teams Championship (Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup, d’Orsi Senior Trophy and Wuhan Trophy). Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy Visit our GBL Jump Page here for links and information →
19 August to 3 September: The 12th World Bridge Series (Rosenblum Cup, McConnell Cup, Rand Cup, Mixed Teams & Open. Women, Seniors, Mixed Pairs). Wroclaw, Poland. Visit our GBL Jump Page here for links and information →
ACBL STAFFS FACE TO FACE TOURNAMENTS – After running the Covid-19 safety analysis for tournaments beginning in October 2021, four tournaments have met the four major criteria and will be staffed, and an additional nine tournaments are being considered. Click here for the current list. For the most up-to-date tournament status, please visit the tournament calendar on our website (click here). Note: All ACBL F2F tournaments require proof of vaccination.
Below you’ll find links to online bridge tournament venues, platforms and events.
Online Tournament Venues & Platforms
This is a listing of online tournament websites. You can also find daily tournaments offered through the online play platforms listed on our Play Online Page here -> Further down this page, we list news and updates for events and results.
Bridge Base Online Events – https://news.bridgebase.com/category/events/
ALT Invitational Events – https://alt.bridgeresults.org/
World Bridge Tour – https://www.worldbridgetour.org/event-calendar
Bridge Zone – http://www.bridgezone.org/logins/default.asp
Reynolds Team Matches – https://www.reynoldsteammatches.com/
OCBL (Online Contract Bridge League) – https://www.ocbl.org/
HOW TO BBO
BBO Help Desk How to Claim – PDF from the ACBL
BBO How to Alert your Bids – PDF from the ACBL
BBO Convention Cards – PDF from the ACBL
OnlineBridge – Different mechanics, same laws – PDF from the ACBL
ONLINE BRIDGE EVENT NEWS
USBF – The 2021 Open, Mixed, Senior, and Women’s USBCs will select teams for the 2021 World Championships, to be played in March 2022 in Italy. In each of the first 3 events, the USBC has two stages: an online Round Robin to reduce the field to 8 teams for face-to-face play, and face-to-face KO play in Schaumburg, IL in October to select USA1 and USA2 for the World Championships. The Women’s USBC, with 4 teams entered, has only face-to-face KO play. All players in any 2021 USBC are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Read more on Bridge Winners here ->
Bridge Winners runs Club Games on Real Bridge – Weekly. Single Session. 2 Hours. $3 per person. Juniors play free. Read about it here – >
World Bridge Tour. Fairness. Adaptation. Integrity. Respect. Founded by Thomas Charlsen and Boye Brogeland. World Bridge Tour (WBT) consists of online top level team tournaments organised by OCBL, ALT, E-Open and World Bridge Holding. Challengers Cup (CC) consists of online team tournaments organised by World Bridge Holding https://www.worldbridgetour.org/. | Calendar of events here
BridgeZone’s Swiss Pairs event, The Gauntlet, is open for registration. – It is an 8-round event of one match per week, 20 boards against your opponent for that week, scored by IMPs converted to VPs Signing up and playing requires creating a login on our website, www.bridgezone.org Play will begin on or around November 1. Complete rules are on the website.
Bridge Zone Joust is a monthly single elimination tournament with a progressive consolation. Starts on the 1sts 6th of each month and first round matches have 10 days to complete. Each round is a minimum of 28 board match. (longer in the semifinals and finals)
Reynolds Team Matches – TD Tom Reynolds has been organising monthly knockout tournaments and quarterly double elimination knockouts since April. Information can be found at http://www.reynoldsteammatches.com
National Bridge Organizations – Many National Bridge Organisations, including the USBF (https://www.usbf.org), Canadian Bridge Federation (https://www.cbf.ca) and Israeli Bridge Federation (https://www.bridge.co.il) have organised, or are in the process of organising, online events. Check the NBO websites for specifics. Use the links above or visit the WBF page of National Bridge Organizations to find something in your part of the world
FISU has announced that the 2022 FISU World University Championship Mind Sports will be held in Antwerp, Belgium, from 12th to 17th September 2022.
See something here but now it’s gone? We archive all our News Snippets on the news archive page here ->
Platform Events & Updates
ALT Invitational tournaments, usually lasting five-seven days, have been organised since April by bid72 and netbridge.online. Read about Alt’s plans for 2021 on Bridge Winners here ->
Full schedule of ALT events (two per month) can be found here ->
The Alt Team has the honour to introduce to you the New Alt Competition which starts in January 2021 and will consist of 10 independent team tournaments being played once a month. Each tournament will be played during one week from Monday to Friday from 10:00 EDT (16:00 CET) till 15:00 EDT (21:00 CET); approximately 32 boards per day. We anticipate our sessions to not overlap with other popular open category events. Please kindly note the dates of all tournaments:04 – April 26-30
06* – June 21-25
07* – August 23-27
08* – September 20-24
09* – October 25-29
10* – November 8-12
reserve – December 13-17
* subject to confirmation
OCBL Events 2021
The Online Contract Bridge League. https://ocbl.org
Key Event Links
BridgeScanner has a list of events and tournament news items at this link ->
Bridge Winners is a forum for bridge players and organizers around the world. Find it at this link ->
BIC and ACBL events on the new Bridge Base Online newsfeed here ->
The IBPA Guide to online bridge (September 2021)
Here is information about cancelled live tournaments, current and planned online events, and news about some of the planned-for live tournaments in 2021 and beyond:
WBF – The next World Team Championships will be held in Salsomaggiore from March 27 to April 9, 2022; the World Bridge Series will be held in Wroclaw September 2-17, 2022. See http://wwwworldbridge.org for details.
ACBL – Some pair and team events are on BBO. See https://www.acbl.org and https://www.bridgebase.com. Plans to begin live bridge again in 2021. The 2021 Providence Summer NABC has been moved to 2022; the Austin Fall NABC is currently scheduled to be held face-to-face, but most think it unlikely to proceed.
EBL – The 19th Champions Cup is scheduled to be held live in Slovakia Nov. 11-13, 2020 – see www.eurobridge.org for details.
Zonal Organisations – Some Zones of the World Bridge Federation have run and will continue to run online championships until the pandemic ends. Check the Zonal websites for information.
NBOs – Many National Bridge Organisations have organised, and are continuing to organise, online events for their own members. Check the NBO websites for specifics.
Reynolds Knockouts – TD Tom Reynolds has been organising monthly knockout tournaments and quarterly double elimination knockouts since April, 2020. Information can be found at http:// www.reynoldsteammatches.com
Alt Invitationals – Invitational tournaments, usually lasting five to seven days, have been organised by bid72 and netbridge.online.To date, there have been Alt Invitationals (open team tournaments),Alt Mixed events (all comprising eight teams), Alt Majors (32 teams) and Alt BAMs. Information can be found at https://bid72/ events. Each event has a daily bulletin. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an invitation (Jan van den Hoek).
OCBL – The Online Contract Bridge League organises Open and Mixed events. Details can be found at https://ocbl.org. OCBL also produces a daily journal.
Monthly Invitational Teams – Organized by Christina Lund Madsen (email@example.com) and Denis Dobrin. See https://mit.bridgeresults.org. They also organisz open mixed events.