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


Jan 10-22 Summer Festival of Bridge Canberra, Australia
Jan 19-22 IV Copenhagen Invitational Copenhagen, Denmark
Jan 21-27 Bermuda Regional Southampton, Bermuda
Jan 23-Feb 1 76th International Tournament St. Moritz, Switzerland
Jan 26-29 Winter in Vienna Vienna, Austrai

Feb 2-8 EBU Bridge Overseas Congress Lisbon, Portugal
Feb 7-12 21st NEC Festival Yokohama, Japan
Feb 13-18 26th  Sun, Sea & Slams Tournament Christ Church, Barbados, W.I.
Feb 14-16 Cavendish Invitational Monte Carlo, Monaco
Feb 17-19 Cavendish Invitational Pairs Monte Carlo, Monaco
Feb 18-25 56th Gold Coast Congress Surfer’s Paradise, Australia
Feb 22-26 Cannes Festival Cannes, France

Mar 9-19 ACBL Spring NABC Kansas City, MO
Mar 16-19 Tasmanian Festival of Bridge Sandy Bay, Tasmania, Australia
Mar 26-31 25th  White House Junior International Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mar 26-Apr 1 XXX International Bridge Festival Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

Apr 4-9 Kitzbüheler Bridge Week, Kitzbühel, Austria
Apr 5-9 Amazing Bridge Festival Bangkok, Thailand
Apr 17-23 Gatlinburg Regional Gatlinburg, TN
Apr 21-30 Lambourne Jersey Festival of Bridge Jersey, Channel Is.
Apr 27-May 6 29th CACBF Championship Guatemala
Apr 28-May 2 Schapiro Spring Foursomes Stratford-upon-Avon, England
Apr 28-May 9 USBF Open Trials Schaumberg, IL
Apr 29-May 1 German Bridge Team Trophy Berlin

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

Jun 10-18 19th  German Bridge Festival Wyk-auf-Föhr, Germany
Jun 10-24 8th  Open European Championships Montecatini, Italy
Jun 27 – July 9 35 International Bridge Festival Albena 2017
Jun 30-Jul 2 English Riviera Congress Torquay, England

Jul 3-7 Yeh Bros. Cup Tokyo, Japan
Jul 8-15 26th European Junior Team Samorin, Slovakia
Jul 15-27 Australian National Championships Canberra, Australia
Jul 20-30 ACBL Summer NABC Toronto, ON
Jul 28-Aug 6 Swedish Bridge Festival & Chairman’s Cup Õrebro, Sweden
Jul 30-Aug 5 49th  International Bridge Week Mautern, Austria

Aug 12-26 World Team Championships Lyon, France
Aug 18-27 EBU Summer Meeting Eastbourne, UK
Aug 19-26 World Youth Championships Lyon, France

Sep 8-17 Guernsey Congress Guernsey, Channel Is.

Oct 9-15 EBU Overseas Congress Halkidiki, Greece

Nov 23-Dec3 ACBL Fall NABC San Diego, Ca