2020 World Bridge Games will be held in Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy. The Opening Ceremony will be held on Friday 21st August and the Closing Ceremony will be on Friday 4th September.
The World Bridge Games include National Open & Women’s Teams (since 1960), National Seniors Teams (since 2000), National Mixed Teams (since 2016) and National Open, Women ‘s, Seniors & Mixed Pairs (starting 2016). Each WBF NBO is entitled to one national team and unlimited national pairs in each category (in 2008, the 1st edition of the World Mind Sports Games included also World Youth Pairs, Teams and Individual).
Screens are used to help minimize the incidence of cheating in high-level bridge competitions. They divide the bridge diagonally to make it difficult for partners to interact with one another visually, and they’re used at many national and international events including this month’s World Championships. Find out more about bridge screens.
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FORMAT OF CHAMPIONSHIP
The championship consists of 4 categories: Open, Women’s, Seniors and Mixed.
In each of the four categories, the teams will be divided into groups which will then play a single complete round-robin with all the teams within the group playing each other. At the end of the round-robin the highest ranked teams from each group will qualify for the knock-out stages: Round of 16, Quarter-final, Semifinal and Final & Play-off KO matches will be played.
•Teams Registration Friday 21st August from 10.00 to 19.30
•Captains meeting Friday 21st August at 17.00
•Opening Ceremony Friday 21st August at 19.30
•Round Robin 1st Match Saturday 22nd August at 10.30
•Round Robin Last Match Thursday 27th August
•Round of 16 Friday 28th–Saturday 29th August
•Quarter-final Sunday 30th–Monday 31st August
•Semi-final Tuesday 1st–Wednesday 2nd September
•Final& Play-Off Thursday 3rd–Friday 4th September
•Closing Ceremony -Prize-giving Friday 4th September at 19.30 hrs.
National Open, Women’s, Seniors, Mixed Pairs
The Pairs Championship for all four categories will take place during the second week (starting on the morning of Saturday 29th August and ending on Friday 4th September) and will consist of a Qualification stage, Semi-final and Final. Players eliminated from the Teams Championship both in the Round of 16 and the Quarter-finals may drop-in in to the Pairs Championship, in the appropriate categories, in accordance with the Rules and Regulations to be published for the competition