The World of Bridge

The world of bridge is, for the most part, governed by the World Bridge Federation (WBF). The WBF consists of eight Zonal Organizations. Each Zonal Organization administers bridge in its own geographical area, coordinating the national federations of its member countries.

When Great Bridge Links first launched in 1995 there was only one National Bridge Organization website online and that was the Canadian Bridge Federation. In the 20 years hence of course, hundreds and hundreds of bridge org websites have come online. To help you find what you are looking for, we’ll start with the Zones and work from there. The links below will take you to a page on the WBF website that lists organizations and countries in each zone.

Zone 1 Europe | European Bridge League

Zone 2 North America |  American Contract Bridge League | Mexico, USA, Canada

Zone 3 South America | Confederacion Sudamericana de Bridge

Zone 4 Asia | Bridge Federation of Asia & the Middle East

Zone 5 Central America | Central American & Caribbean Bridge Federation

Zone 6 Pacific Asia | Asia Pacific Bridge Federation

Zone 7 South Pacific | South Pacific Bridge Federation

Zone 8 Africa | African Bridge Federation

Also in this section, we will post new links and link updates. If you’d like to send your bridge organization update please use the Add Me form in the footer at the bottom of this page.

New Links and Updates

Asociación del Bridge Argentino : Facebook

Confederación Sudamericana de Bridge – lots of articles and news here : Facebook

Winter 2016: Trumps on the Costa del Sol, Spain. Play duplicate bridge on Mondays and Thursdays starting at 3.00 at Trumps in Nerja on the southern coast of Spain.

Summer 2016 : was created in July 2001. Offers  educational information, bridge columns, Eddie Kantar, VuGraphs, important world bridge tournaments including the WBF, NABC, European, and Australia.

Fall 2015: India Bridge Federation  Note this URL is new and different from what is on the WBF website

Summer 2015:  Bulgarian Bridge Federation Official NBO site with news, upcoming tournaments and results. 

Summer 2015 : Trumps Bridge Centre – Sydney, Australia. Information on Australia’s largest privately-run club, plus holidays, books, newsletter, an outline of a “standard Australian” bidding system, and more. Please update emails to

Update on Austrian Bridge Club Mödlinger Bridge Sport-Club

Europe, Hungary Kibic Nonprofit Sport Club

We are Riviera Bridge Club of Belgium (City of Antwerp) and we organize two major bridge events per year: our International Bridge Championship of Antwerp, each end of April and our Antwerp Café Bridge Drive, each early September.

CZECH REPUBLIC The Bridge Federation of Czech Republic has a new url

Kibic Nonprofit Sport Association – from Hungary

Hungarian Bridge Federation

Summer 2015:  Bulgarian Bridge Federation Official NBO site with news, upcoming tournaments and results.

Summer 2015: Bridge in Spain – for players in Ibiza (Spain). We are an amateur group, willing to host players who visit the island or live permanently.