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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 September 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 11-18 Dead Sea Bridge Festival Ein Bokek, Israel
Mar 16-18 Swiss Open Zurich, Switzerland
Mar 16-18 th 48 Kitzbuhl Bridge Days Kitzbuhl, Austrai
Mar 22-25 Tasmanian Festival of Bridge Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Mar 25-30 White House Junior Invitatiobnal Teams Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mar 27-Apr 1 123rd Toronto Easter Regional Toronto, ON
Mar 28-Apr 1 Nordic Junior Pairs Championship Falkenberg, Sweden

Apr 1-10 Asia Cup Dhaka, Bangladesh
Apr 9-15 WBF Online women’s Festival BBO
Apr 13-20 22nd APBF YOuth Championships Jakarta Indonesia
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 3-7 Autumn Nationals Adelaide, Australia
May 4-8 Schapiro Spring Foursomes Stratford-upon-Avon, England
May 4-13 International Festival Juan0les-Pins, France
May 5-7 German Bridge Team Trophy Berlin, Germany
May 10 38th Bonn Cup Bad Godeburg, Germany
May 10-23 68th South American Championships Bahia, Brazil
May 11-20 United States Bridge Championship Houston, TX
May 14-18 23rd Barrier Reef Congress Townsville, Qld., Australia
May 19-28 30th International Festival Porto-Vecchio, Corsica, France
May 19-27 Turkish Summer Open Championships Kusadasi, Turkey
May 26-Jun 3 Canadian Bridge Week,Montréal, QC

Jun 1-3 st 31 OECS bridge Tournament Fort de France, Martinique
Jun 4-10 3rd Asia Cup Goa, India
Jun 6-16 54th European Team Championships Ostend, Belgium
Jun 9 Città di Roma Trophy Rome, Italy
Jun 9-17 20th German Bridge Festival Wyk-auf-Föhr, Germany
Jun 19-Jul 1 36th International Bridge Festival Albena, Bulgaria
Jun 22-28 52nd International Festival Tel-Aviv, Israel
Jun 29-Jul 1 Marit Sveas IBT Oslo, Norway
Jun 29-Jul 10 Biarritz International Festival Biarritz, France

Jul 1-5 Yeh Bros. Cup Beijing, China
Jul 7-12 International Festival Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Jul 11-18 14th European Youth Pairs Opatija, Croatia
Jul 13-15 Batam International Batam, Indonesia
Jul 17-21 Hong Kong Inter-City Hong Kong, China
Jul 18-26 60th International Festival Deauville, 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
Jul 28-Aug 9 Australian National Championships Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Aug 3-7 Summer Festival Pairs London, England
Aug 3-12 Norsk Bridgefestival Drammen, Norway
Aug 5-10 50th Wachauer Bridge Week Mautern, Austria
Aug 8-18 17th World Youth Team Championships Suzhou, China
Aug 9-14 16th HCL International Bridge Championship, Hotel JW Mariott, Aero City, New Delhi ** Note Date Change
Aug 13-19 42nd International Festival Varna, Bulgaria
Aug 15-19 12th Riga Invites to Jurmala,  Jurmala, Latvia.
Aug 15-19 Summer Festival Teams London, England 
Aug 17-26 68th International Festival La Baule, France
Aug 18-Sep 2 18th Asian Games Jakarta, Indonesia
Aug 25-Sep 2 International Festival La Grande Motte, France
Aug 29-Sep 2 Territory Gold Bridge Festival Darwin, NT, Australia

Sep 7-16 Guernsey Congress Les Cotils, Guernsey, Channel Is.
Sep 8-16 57 International Festival th Pula, Croatia
Sep 22-Oct 6 11th World Bridge Series Orlando, FL GBL Jump Page Click Here
Sep 28-Oct 1 Canberra in Bloom Bridge Festival Canberra, ACT, Australia
Sep 29-Oct 6 New Zealand National Congress Hamilton, NZ

Oct 3-4 XI Open Balkan Yeam Championship Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
Oct 3-7 22nd Açores Festival Azores Is., Portugal
Oct 8-14 Andalucia Overseas Congress Cadiz, Spain
Oct 19-21 Vilnius Cup Vilnius, Lithuania
Oct 25-27 EBL Small Federations Games Budapest, Hungary
Oct 25-28 9th World University Championships Xuxhou, China

Oct 25-Nov 8 Hainan Bridge Festival Sanya, Hainan, China

Nov 6-11 21st Madeira Bridge Festival, Madeira, Portugal
Nov 8-10 5th Marbella International Marbella, Costa del Sol, Spain
Nov 8-10 17th European Champions Cup Budapest, Hungary
Nov 8-18 24th International Red Sea Festival Eilat, Israel
Nov 10-11 2nd YCBC Ladies Swiss Teams London, England
Nov 12-18 WBF Women’s Online Festival BBO
Nov 22-Dec 2 Fall NABC Honolulu, HI
Nov 27-Dec 1 3rd SEABF Championships Makati City, Philippines
Nov 28-Dec 2 3rd SEABF Championships Manila, Phippines
Nov 30-Dec 2 9th Hotel D. Pedro Festival Vilamoura, Portugal
Nov 30-Dec 5 5th UAE National Day Bridge Festival Dubai, UAE
Dec 1-9 3rd Sitges International Bridge Festival Barcelona, Spain
Dec 7-9 Città di Milano International Teams Milan, Italy
Dec 9-16 60th Winter Nationals Chennai, India
Dec 14-16 Junior Channel Trophy Lille, France
Dec 15-17 Cape Festival Cape Town, South Africa
Dec 15-17 Warwick Wealth Bridge Festival Cape Town, South Africa
Dec 27-30 Year-End Congress, London, England
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Jan 9-20 Summer Festival of Bridge Canberra, ACT
Jan 30-Feb 5 Greece Overseas Congress Athens, Greece
Jan 26-Feb 1 60th Bermuda Regional Southampton, Bermuda
Jan 31-Feb 3 Reykjavik Bridge Festival Reykjavik, Iceland
Feb 3-8 Cavendish VI, Monaco
Feb 15-23 57th Gold Coast Congress Broadbeach, Australia
Feb 22-28 1st European National Mixed Teams Lisbon, Portugal
Mar 8-10 Slava Cup Moscow, Russia
Mar 21-31 ACBL Spring NABC Memphis, TN
Mar 30-Apr 3 Amazing Bridge Festival Bangkok, Thailand

Apr 26-May 5 Jersey Festival Jersey, Channel Is.

May 3-7 Schapiro Spring Fours Stratford-upon-Avon, England
May 4-12 Canadian Bridge Championships Burnaby, BC
May 10-20 USBF Open and Women’s Trials Schaumburg, IL
May 17-25 CACBF Championships San Jose, Costa Rica
May 24-Jun 1 69th South American Bridge Festival Mar del Plata, Argentina
May 29-Jun6 USBF Senior Trials Schaumburg, IL

Jun 11-18 52nd APBF Championships Singapore
Jun 15-29 9th Open European Championships, Ephesus Convention Center in Kusadasi, Turkey
Jun 28-Jul 7 62nd Slawa Congress Slawa, Poland
Jul 12-19 SABF Congress Durban, South Africa
Jul 18-28 ACBL Summer NABC Las Vegas, NV
Jul 26-Aug 4 25th Swedish Bridge Festival Orebro, Sweden
Jul 27-Aug 1 Chairman’s Cup Orebro, Sweden
Aug 2-11 Summer Festival Eastbourne, England
Aug 22-Sep 1 47th Grand Prix of Warsaw Warsaw, Poland
Sep 6-14 58th International Festival Pula, Croatia
Sep 13-22 Guernsey Congress Guernsey, Channel Is.
Sep 14-28 44th World Bridge Team Championship. Wuhan, Hubei Province, China
Nov 28-Dec 8 ACBL Fall NABC San Francisco, CA
Nov 30-Dec 5 5th National Day Bridge Festival Dubai, UAE