15th Orlando World Bridge Series
21 September – 06 October, 2018
Rosenblum Open Teams, McConnell Women’s Teams,
Rand Senior Teams
Open Pairs, Women’s Pairs, Senior Pairs
Mixed Teams, Mixed Pairs
Youth Triathlon, Senior’s Triathlon
Joan Gerard Cup, Fast Track Pairs
From the Championship’s Official website: The World Bridge Series is an incredibly exciting and challenging tournament, with many different Championships available to participants.
All the events are transnational, so that players from across the world, from different National Bridge Organisations, can come together as team-mates or in partnership to compete.
The venue is the magnificent Marriott Orlando World, where we have obtained special rates for all participants – please see below for how to make your reservation.
The Opening Ceremony will be held on Friday 21st September.
The first events are the Open, Women’s and Senior Teams Championships: the Rosenblum Open Teams will start on Saturday 22nd September, the McConnell Women’s Teams and the Rand Senior Teams start a day later on Sunday 23rd September.
The Teams Championships are followed by the Open, Women’s, and Senior Pairs – the Open Pairs starts on Monday 24th September, the Women’s and Seniors on Tuesday 25th September. Players eliminated from the KO stages of the Teams, up to and including the semi-finals, will be able to drop into the Pairs events.
The Mixed Teams will start on Monday 1st October and the Mixed Pairs on Wednesday 3rd October. Players eliminated from the KO stages of the Teams, not including the semi-finals, will be able to drop into the Pairs events.
Junior Players will also be able to enter the Youth Triathlon event starting on Saturday 22nd September.
In addition there will be the Joan Gerard Cup – a pairs event – starting on Saturday 29th September, a Seniors Triathlon starting on Monday 1st October, as well as a Short Track Pairs starting on Friday 28th September and an IMP Pairs starting in the morning of Friday 5th October.
The Prize-Giving and the Closing Ceremony will close the event on Saturday 6th October.
Players in good standing with their National Bridge Organisations are eligible to compete in any of these events, providing of course they meet all the WBF Eligibility requirements (including those relating to the ages of Senior or Youth players).
Registration must be made through the WBF Website and can be done by clicking here
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