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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 March 12, 2019

2019

JANUARY

 

Jan 7-16 78th International St. Moritz, Switzerland www.bridge-stmoritz.ch
Jan 9-20 Summer Festival of Bridge Canberra, ACT www.abf.com.au
Jan 24-17 Winter in Vienna Vienna, Austria www.bridgeaustria.at
Jan 30-Feb 5 Greece Overseas Congress Athens, Greece www.ebu.co.uk
Jan 26-Feb 1 60th Bermuda Regional Southampton, Bermuda www.bermudaregional.com
Jan 31-Feb 3 Reykjavik Bridge Festival Reykjavik, Iceland www.bridge.is

FEBRUARY

 

Feb 3-8 Cavendish VI, Monaco www.cavendish.bridgemonaco.com
Feb 11-16 28th Sun, Sea & Slams Christ Church, Barbados, W.I. www.barbadosbridge.org
Feb 15-23 57th Gold Coast Congress Broadbeach, Australia www.qldbridge.com.au
Feb 19-24 22nd Yokohama Bridge Festival Yokohama, Japan www.jcbl.or.jp
Feb 22-28 1st European National Mixed Teams Lisbon, Portugal www.eurobridge.org
Feb 23-26 32nd  Cairo International Bridge Festival Cairo, Egypt www.egyptbridge.org/cairo-2019

MARCH

 

Mar World UniversityOnline Champ’ship BBO www.worldbridge.org
Mar 1-3 Camrose Trophy Coventry, England www.ebu.co.uk
Mar 8-10 Slava Cup Moscow, Russia www.slavacup.com
Mar 21-31 ACBL Spring NABC Memphis, TN www.acbl.org
Mar 22-24 XVI Bania Cup Craiova, Romania bridge.craiova@gmail.com
Mar 24-29 White House Junior International Amsterdam, Netherlands www.jeugdbridge.nl
Mar 30-Apr 3 Amazing Bridge Festival Bangkok, Thailand www.thailandbridgeleague.com
Mar 28-31 Tasmanian Festival Sandy Bay, Tasmania, Australia www.abf.com.au
Mar 30-Apr 3 Amazing Bridge Festival Bangkok, Thailand www.thailandbridgeleague.com

APRIL

 

Apr 5-7 Swiss Open Zurich, Switzerland aschoellkopf@bluewin.ch
Apr 5-11 23rd ABPF Youth Championships Bangkok, Thailand http://www.bridgewebs.com
Apr 9-13 Yeh Bros. Cup Shanghai, China jonkychung@gmail.com
Apr 9-14 Venice Bridge Festival Lido, Venice, Italy www.festivaldelbridge.com
Apr 16-21 124th Easter Regional Toronto, ON www.unit166.ca
Apr 19-22 81st Galway Congress Galway, Ireland www.cbai.ie
Apr 24-28 Palace Cup Warsaw, Poland www.bridge24.pl
Apr 26-28 10th German Bridge Team Trophy Berlin, Germany www.bridge-verband.de
Apr 26-May 5 Lambourne Festival Jersey, Channel Is. www.ebu.co.uk
Apr 30-May 1 57th May Day Tournament Pula, Croatia www.bridge.hr

MAY

May 2-5 52nd Tallin Bridge Festival Tallin, Estonia www.bridge.ee
May 3-7 Schapiro Spring Fours Stratford-upon-Avon, England www.ebu.co.uk
May 4-12 Canadian Bridge Championships Week, BC www.cbf.ca
May 10-19 USBF Open and Women’s Trials Schaumburg, IL www.usbf.org
May 13-19 Sofia Bridge Festival Sofia, Bulgaria www.sofiabridgefestival.com
May 14-20 USBF Women’s Trials Schaumburg, IL www.usbf.org
May 17-25 CACBF Championships San Jose, Costa Rica www.cacbf.com
May 18-25 German Bridge Festival Wyk-auf-Für, Germany www.bridge-verband.de
May 22-29 USBF Mixed Trials Schaumburg, IL www.usbf.org
May 23-26 White Nights Festival St. Petersburg, Russia www.whitenights.spbbridge.ru
May 24-Jun 1 69th South American Bridge Festival Mar del Plata, Argentina www.worldbridge.org
May 24-Jun 2 Juan-les-Pins Festival Antibes, France www.festivalsdusoleil.com
May 29-Jun 6 USBF Senior Trials Schaumburg, IL www.usbf.org
May 30 39th Bonn Cup Bad Godesburg, Germany www.bridge-verband.de
May 31-Jun 9 USBF Senior Trials Schaumburg, IL www.usbf.org


JUNE

Jun 1-5 9th  Tolani Summer Nationals Pune, India www.bfi.net.in
Jun 11-20 52nd APBF Championships Singapore competition@scba.org.sg
Jun 15-29 9th Open European Championships, Kusadasi, Turkey eurobridge.org
Jun 21-27 32nd  Bridge Festival of Tunisia Hammamet, Tunisia bridgehammamet@gmail.com
Jun 23-30 20th BFAME Championships Amman, Jordan bfi.net.in/20th-bfame-championships-2019
Jun 28-Jul 7 62nd Slawa Congress Slawa, Poland www.pzbs.pl


JULY

Jul 2-13 International Summer Festival Biarritz, France www.festival-bridge-biarritz.com
Jul 4-11 27th European Youth Team Champ’ships Oslo,Norway www.eurobridge.org
Jul 5-14 Dansk Bridgefestival Svendborg, Denmark www.bridgefestival.dk
Jul 6-11 International Festival Ajaccio, Corsica, France www.corsebridge.com
Jul 12-19 SABF Congress Durban, South Africa www.sabf.co.za
Jul 13-15 Australian National Championships Melbourne, Austalia www.abf.com.au
Jul 17-21 Hong Kong Intercity Hong Kong, China www.hkcba.org
Jul 18-28 ACBL Summer NABC Las Vegas, NV www.acbl.org
Jul 19-28 Hanko Bridge Week Hannko, Finland www.bridgefinland.fi
Jul 24-28 EUSAMindsport Championship Budapest, Hungary www.eusa.eu
Jul 26-Aug 4 25th Swedish Bridge Festival Orebro, Sweden www.svenskbridge.se
Jul 27-Aug 1 Chairman’s Cup Orebro, Sweden www.svenskbridge.se


AUGUST

Aug 2-10 Norwegian Bridge Festival Drammen, Norway www.bridgefestival.no
Aug 2-11 Summer Festival Eastbourne, England www.ebu.co.uk
Aug 4-10 Wachauer International Bridge Week Mautern, Austria www.bridgeaustria.at
Aug 5-10 HCL International Championships New Delhi, India www.hcl-bridge.com
Aug 14-18 13th  Riga Invites You to Jurmala Jurmala, Latvia www.rigainvites.lv
Aug 16-25 International Festival de la Baule La Baule, France www.festivalbridgelabaule.com
Aug 20-29 6th  World Open Youth Champioships Opatija, Croatia www.worldbridge.org
Aug 22-Sep 1 47th Grand Prix of Warsaw Warsaw, Poland www.pzbs.pl
Aug 24-Sep 1 7th  7th German Masters Wekk Berlin, Germany www.bridge-verband.de
Aug 24-Sep 1 43rd  International Festival La Grande-Motte, France www.bridgeclub-lagrandemotte.com
Aug 26-Sep 8 Mamaia International Festival Mamaia, Romania office@frbridge.ro


SEPTEMBER

Sep 6-14 58th International Festival Pula, Croatia www.pulabridgefestival.com
Sep 6-15 Guernsey Congress Les Cotils, Channel Is. www.ebu.co.uk
Sep 6-18 57th  International Festival Pula, Croatia www.pulabridgefestival.com

Sep 14-28 44th World Bridge Team Championship. Wuhan, Hubei Province, China www.worldbridge.org

Sep 26-29 7th Bodrum Festival Bodrum, Turkey www.tbricfed.tr
Sep 29 2019 IBPA Awards Hainan Bridge Festival lijie0511@hotmail.com

Sep 28-Oct 5 NZB National Congress Hamilton, NZ www.nzbridge.co.nz
Sep 30-Oct 14 Hainan Bridge Festival Sanya, Hainan, China wangjj_bridge@yahoo.com

OCTOBER

Oct 8-14 Sicily Overseas Congress Palermo, Italy www.ebu.co.uk
Oct 9-13 Vilnius Cup Vilnius, Lithuania www.bridgescanner.com
Oct 11-12 Gold Cup Finals London, England www.ebu.co.uk

NOVEMBER

Nov 4-11 22nd Madeira Open Funchal, Madeira, Portugal www.bridge-madeira.com
Nov 28-Dec 8 ACBL Fall NABC San Francisco, CA www.acbl.org
Nov 30-Dec 5 5th National Day Bridge Festival Dubai, UAE www.bridgewebs.com/4jacks

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