CaronaVirus Times in the World of Bridge

CaronaVirus Times

in the World of Bridge

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DIGITAL BRIDGE CARE PACKAGES

From the World Bridge Federationclick here ->

Baron Barclay Helpful Resources and Freebies – links to books and videos. Click here to visit their Resource Page.

Socially Isolating? Enjoy this FREE Digital Care Package from The Bridge Shop with books, tips, games and more. Click here ->


TOURNAMENT NEWS

The World Computer Bridge Championships is currently on ‘hold’ – with a decision to be announced June 1, 2020. Read more here >

World Bridge Championships Cancelled. It is with regret that the WBF announces that, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the World Youth Bridge Team Championships and the World Bridge Games. Read more here ->

Montreal Summer NABC Cancelled. Likewise, both the 2020 Youth NABC and Collegiate Bridge Bowl, also scheduled to be held this July in Montréal, have been cancelled. Read more here ->


ONLINE EVENTS

ACBL Virtual Club Games! Introducing the new way to play “at the club” these games will allow your local club to create a private, online playing space just for you and your fellow club members. Only those who have previously played at the club can enter that specific club’s game. Be on the lookout for future announcements from your local club. You could soon be gathering for your regular game, just online.

Bridge Winners Online Charity Team League –
Beginning April 20, Bridge Winners will start hosting its first online bridge league. Read about it here – >

Tournament for the Mortals.
Lockdown globally has had a major impact on Bridge players. A lot of people want to play quality tournament online, against quality opponents. Online tournaments are gaining lot of acceptability as well as demand. Find out more – >

Alt Tournaments
– The success of the Columbus Alt in March encouraged the organizers to stage more “Alt” tournaments. Follow the action and read daily bulletins here – https://bid72.com/events/  Organizers are bid72, Bridge24, Netbridge and Bridge Base Online.Bridge Scanner news & rumours and a short summary of all the events that have been postponed or cancelled during last few weeks. tournament updates, click here ->

CORONAVIRUS NEWS

Bridge Winners Coronavirus Forum click here ->

ACBL Coronavirus Update Page – find the latest news and information from the ACBL here ->

More newsy links at bottom of this page


THINGS TO DO

Crosswords for Bridge Fans (Funbridge) https://www.funbridge.com/blog/crosswords-for-bridge-players/

Word Search for Bridge Fans (Funbridge) https://www.funbridge.com/blog/word-search-for-bridge-fans/

Baron Barclay Helpful Resources and Freebies – links to books and videos. Click here to visit their Resource Page.

Free E-book from Masterpoint Press – Here’s a bridge book that’s just good fun! Northern Lights: Selections from CANADIAN MASTERPOINT  by: Ray Lee (ed.) and Linda Lee (ed.). Click here to download

Bridge BFF Youtube Channel. Elena Grewal teaches bridge in a light-hearted and simple way.

Free Magazines. Publishers are offering their magazines free this month to help us all cope with the lockdown. We’ll start listing links here: Better Bridge Magazine (Audrey Grant) / BeBridge (Le Bridgeur) / Bridge Canada (CBF) / BridgeRama (FunBridge)

Socially Isolating? Enjoy this FREE Digital Care Package from The Bridge Shop with books, tips, games and more. Click here ->

ACBL’s Online Learning Opportunities – share with your family! From the ACBL Click here

Youtube: Make a card holder with Bridge Kids

Our Tournaments Listing : We have stopped updating this listing, pending and end to Covid-19 Pandemic measures. The links below will help you be informed about tournaments on your personal schedule. Assume all tournaments are suspended, postponed or canceled through the end of May.


Quarantine Report – Bridge Players Around the World in Quarantine.


NEWS AROUND THE WORLD

World Bridge Organization – The President of the WBF has sent the following letter to all NBOs concerning the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here ->

EBL Corona Virus Update Page – click here ->

ACBL Coronavirus Update Page – find the latest news and information from the ACBL here ->

European Bridge Union’s Statement: Find it here ->

Authorities in Peru decided to suspend all mass gatherings and meetings for 90 days. South American Bridge Festival was postponed (originally scheduled for May).

AABF: Australian Bridge Federation Coronavirus Statement can be found here ->

No more bridge competitions/tournaments in France for the next few weeks.FFB.