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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

2018

Jan 10-21 Summer Festival of Bridge Canberra, Australia www.abf.com.au
Jan 25-28 Winter in Vienna Vienna, Austria www.bridgeaustria.at
Jan 27-Feb 2 59th Bermuda Regional Southampton, Bermuda www.bermudaregional.com

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

Mar 8-18 Spring NABC Philadelphia, PA www.acbl.org
Mar 25-30 White House Junior Invitatiobnal Teams Amsterdam, The Netherlands wjuniors2018@gmail.com
Mar 27-Apr 1 123rd Toronto Easter Regional Toronto, ON www.unit166.ca

Apr 19-22 XIX President’s Cup Starachowice, Poland www.senatorbrydz.pl
Apr 25-29 5th Palace Cup Warsaw, Poland www.pzbs.pl
Apr 26-30 Australian Autumn Nationals Adelaide, Australia www.abf.com.au
Apr 27-May 4 South African National Congress Cape Town, South Africa www.sabf.co.za
Apr 27-May 6 Lambourne Jersey Festival Jersey, Channel Is. www.ebu.co.uk
Apr 27-May 6 International Festival Juan-les-Pins, France www.festivalsdusoleil.com

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

Jun 6-16 54th European Team Championships Ostend, Belgium www.eurobridge.org
Jun 9-17 20th German Bridge Festival Wyk-auf-Föhr, Germany www.bridge-verband.de
Jun 19-Jul 1 36th International Bridge Festival Albena, Bulgaria www.bridge.bg
Jun 29-Jul 10 Biarritz International Festival Biarritz, France www.festival-bridge-biarritz.com

Jul 26-Aug 5 Summer NABC Atlanta, GA www.acbl.org
Jul 27-Aug 5 24th Swedish Bridge Festival Õrebro, Sweden mme@svenskbridge.se
Jul 29-Aug 3 Chairman’s Cup Õrebro, Sweden mme@svenskbridge.se

Aug 3-12 Norsk Bridgefestival Drammen, Norway www.bridgefestival.no
Aug 9-18 17th World Youth Team Championships Wu Jiang, China www.worldbridge.org
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 www.ocasia.org

Sep 22-Oct 6 11th World Bridge Series Orlando, FL www.worldbridge.org
Sep 29-Oct 6 New Zealand National Congress Hamilton, NZ www.nzbridge.co.nz

Oct 19-21 Vilnius Cup Vilnius, Lithuania vilniuscup.lt
Oct 25-28 9th World University Championships Xuxhou, China www.worldbridge.org

Nov 5-11 21st Madeira Bridge Festival, Madeira, Portugal www.bridge-madeira.com
Nov 8-10 5th Marbella International Marbella, Costa del Sol, Spain www.marbellabridge.com

Nov 22-Dec 2 Fall NABC Honolulu, HI www.acbl.org

Dec 27-30 Year-End Congress, London, England  www.ebu.co.uk