Bridge Tournaments

What is Duplicate Bridge? Duplicate bridge is the most widely used variation of contract bridge played in clubs and at bridge tournaments. 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.

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 2020 Face-to-Face Bridge Tournaments were cancelled due to the Covid-19 Global Pandemic. Below you’ll find links to online bridge tournaments as well as a tournament listing for January and February – with results of events that were held prior to the pandemic.

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GUIDE TO ONLINE BRIDGE EVENTS

ACBL Virtual Club Event

Read how to participate in the ACBL’s Valentine Weekend here ->

ACBL Hollywood Magic – Feb 18-21 – Click here for full schedule

More ACBL Online Games here ->

New: World Bridge Tour. Fairness. Adaptation. Integrity. Respect. Founded by Thomas Charlsen and Boye Brogeland. World Bridge Tour (WBT) consists of online top level team tournaments organised by OCBL, ALT, E-Open and World Bridge Holding. Challengers Cup (CC) consists of online team tournaments organised by World Bridge Holding https://www.worldbridgetour.org/. | Calendar of events here

Weekly Highlights on BBOclick here

PBU & CBF – The Polish Bridge Union (pzbs.pl) and the Canadian Bridge Federation (cbf.ca) are cosponsoring the Transatlantic Online Seniors Championship for national teams Jan. 18-Feb. 7, 2021 on BBO. Visit website here – >

BridgeZone’s Swiss Pairs event, The Gauntlet, is open for registration. – It is an 8-round event of one match per week, 20 boards against your opponent for that week, scored by IMPs converted to VPs Signing up and playing requires creating a login on our website, www.bridgezone.org   Play will begin on or around November 1.  Complete rules are on the website.

Bridge Zone Joust is a monthly single elimination tournament with a progressive consolation. Starts on the 1sts 6th of each month and first round matches have 10 days to complete. Each round is a minimum of 28 board match. (longer in the semifinals and finals)

Reynolds Team Matches – TD Tom Reynolds has been organising monthly knockout tournaments and quarterly double elimination knockouts since April. Information can be found at http://www.reynoldsteammatches.com

Alt Events

ALT Invitational tournaments, usually lasting five-seven days, have been organised since April by bid72 and netbridge.online.  Read about Alt’s plans for 2021 on Bridge Winners here ->

Alt Bridge Website for Information

Full schedule of ALT events (two per month) can be found here ->

The Alt Team has the honour to introduce to you the New Alt Competition which starts in January 2021 and will consist of 10 independent team tournaments being played once a month. Each tournament will be played during one week from Monday to Friday from 10:00 EDT (16:00 CET) till 15:00 EDT (21:00 CET); approximately 32 boards per day. We anticipate our sessions to not overlap with other popular open category events. Please kindly note the dates of all tournaments:

01 – January 25-29
02 – February 22-26
03 – March/April 29-2
04 – April 26-30
05 – May 24-28
06* – June 21-25
07* – August 23-27
08* – September 20-24
09* – October 25-29
10* – November 8-12
reserve – December 13-17

* subject to confirmation

 

OCBL TournamentsOCBL Events 2021

The Online Contract Bridge League.    https://ocbl.org

Dec 7-12. OCBL Cup


PAST EVENTS

2020 WBF Women’s Online Autumn Festival (November 9 – 15) – Click here fore more ->

NABC ACBL Online North American Championships (November 27 – Dec 6) – Click Here ->

BIC Bridge International Championships Winners List Click here ->

Read more about BIC and ACBL events on the new Bridge Base Online newsfeed here ->

The E-open : Online tournament providing high quality vugraph. Luc Bellicaud, Stefan Skorchev and I are pleased to present The E-open, an online tournament aimed at all bridge lovers. https://www.eopenbridge.com/

Read our interview with Bellicaud and Skorchev here – >>

Watch on twitch here – >


Global Events

Information and news with NCBOs around the world.

ACBL NABC Fall Robot Individual Nov 21-23.  Fall NABC Nov 30-Dec 6.

Online Women’s Bridge – Sylvia Shi – Is organising a women’s team tournament. See onlinewomensbridge.com for more information

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.

WBF – Cancelled the 2020 Online World Championship until such time as a live final can be played. See https://www.worldbridge.org

ACBL – Has been organising pair events on BBO for some years now and is now facilitating small tournaments and club play. Their first online regional, held over 4 days, had 5237 tables! Visit https://www.acbl.org.

National Bridge Organizations – Many National Bridge Organisations, including the USBF (https://www.usbf.org), Canadian Bridge Federation (https://www.cbf.ca) and Israeli Bridge Federation (https://www.bridge.co.il) have organised, or are in the process of organising, online events. Check the NBO websites for specifics. Use the links above or visit the WBF page of National Bridge Organizations to find something in your part of the world

FISU has announced that the 2022 FISU World University Championship Mind Sports will be held in Antwerp, Belgium, from 12th to 17th September 2022.


Key Event Links

BridgeScanner has a list of events and tournament news items at this link ->

Bridge Winners is a forum for bridge players and organizers around the world. Find it  at this link ->

BIC and ACBL events on the new Bridge Base Online newsfeed here ->


Pre-Covid 2020

JANUARY

Jan 8-19 Summer Festival of Bridge Canberra, Australia www.abf.com.au
Jan 13-22 78th International Tournament St. Moritz, Switzerland www.bridge-stmoritz.ch
Jan 23-26 4th Antalya Bridge Festival Antalya, Turkey www.antalyabrickulubu.com
Jan 23-26 Winter in Vienna. Vienna, Austria www.bridgecentrum.at
Jan 24-26 52nd Cork Bridge Congress Cork, Ireland corkbridgecongress@gmail.com
Jan 25-31 60th Bermuda Regional Southampton, Bermuda www.bermudaregional.com
Jan 30-Feb 2 Reykjavik Bridge Festival Reykjavik, Iceland www.reykjavikbridgefestival.com


FEBRUARY

Feb 5-11 EBU Overseas Congress Rome, Italy www.ebu.co.uk
Feb 10-15 29th Sun, Sea & Slams Barbados www.barbadosbridge.org
Feb 17-23 Biarritz Winter Festival Biarritz, France www.biarritz-hiver.com
Feb 20 Keep Bridge Alive Pro-Am London, England www.worldbridge.org
Feb 20-23 XIX Slava Cup Moscow, Russia www.slavacup.com
Feb 20-25 33rd Cairo International Festival Cairo, Egypt www.egyptbridge.org
Feb 21-29 59th Gold Coast Congress Broadbeach, Australia www.qldbridge.com.au
Feb 26-Mar 1 43rd International Festival Budapest, Hungary www.ibbf.hu
Feb 27-Mar 1 Delhi Gymkhana India Open New Delhi, India www.bfi.net.in
Feb 28-Mar 8 3rd European Winter Games Monte Carlo, Monaco www.wintergames.bridgemonaco.com