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What is Duplicate Bridge? 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)

Many of the listings on this page are 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 JudeLast updated Jan 10 2018


Jan 10-21 Summer Festival of Bridge Canberra, Australia
Jan 25-28 Winter in Vienna Vienna, Austria
Jan 27-Feb 2 59th Bermuda Regional Southampton, Bermuda

Feb 11-18 27th Sun, Sea & Slams Christ Church, Barbados, W.I.
Feb 14-18 Commonwealth Nations Championships Broadbeach, Australia
Feb 16-24 57th Gold Coast Congress Broadbeach, Australia
Feb 17-23 2nd European Winter Games Monte Carlo, Monaco
Feb 23-25 International Festival Cannes, France
Feb 24-25 Lederer Memorial Trophy London, England
Feb 27-Mar 4 San Miguel Allende Regional San Miguel Allende, Mexico

Mar 8-18 Spring NABC Philadelphia, PA
Mar 25-30 White House Junior Invitatiobnal Teams Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mar 27-Apr 1 123rd Toronto Easter Regional Toronto, ON

Apr 19-22 XIX President’s Cup Starachowice, Poland
Apr 25-29 5th Palace Cup Warsaw, Poland
Apr 26-30 Australian Autumn Nationals Adelaide, Australia
Apr 27-May 4 South African National Congress Cape Town, South Africa
Apr 27-May 6 Lambourne Jersey Festival Jersey, Channel Is.
Apr 27-May 6 International Festival Juan-les-Pins, France

May 4-13 International Festival Juan0les-Pins, France
May 5-7 German Bridge Team Trophy Berlin, Germany
May 10-23 68th South American Championships Bahia, Brazil www.comandatuba2018
May 11-20 United States Bridge Championship Houston, TX
May 26-Jun 3 Canadian Bridge Week        Montréal, QC

Jun 6-16 54th European Team Championships Ostend, Belgium
Jun 9-17 20th German Bridge Festival Wyk-auf-Föhr, Germany
Jun 19-Jul 1 36th International Bridge Festival Albena, Bulgaria
Jun 29-Jul 10 Biarritz International Festival Biarritz, France

Jul 26-Aug 5 Summer NABC Atlanta, GA
Jul 27-Aug 5 24th Swedish Bridge Festival Õrebro, Sweden
Jul 29-Aug 3 Chairman’s Cup Õrebro, Sweden

Aug 3-12 Norsk Bridgefestival Drammen, Norway
Aug 9-18 17th World Youth Team Championships Wu Jiang, China
Aug 15-19 12th Riga Invites to Jurmala,  Jurmala, Latvia.
Aug 11 – 16 16th HCL International Bridge Championship, Hotel JW Mariott, Aero City, New Delhi
Aug 18-Sep 2 18th Asian Games Jakarta, Indonesia

Sep 22-Oct 6 11th World Bridge Series Orlando, FL
Sep 29-Oct 6 New Zealand National Congress Hamilton, NZ

Oct 19-21 Vilnius Cup Vilnius, Lithuania
Oct 25-28 9th World University Championships Xuxhou, China

Nov 5-11 21st Madeira Bridge Festival, Madeira, Portugal
Nov 8-10 5th Marbella International Marbella, Costa del Sol, Spain

Nov 22-Dec 2 Fall NABC Honolulu, HI

Dec 27-30 Year-End Congress, London, England