BRIDGE TOURNAMENTS

Face-to-Face Bridge Tournaments were discontinued during the Covid-19 Global Pandemic but with the successful advent of a Vaccine some are scheduled to return this fall, 2021. Some will require vaccine passorts, some will require masks, some will require both. As with all things Covid, these requirements could change and tournament-goers are advised to keep in touch with organizers.

For the first time since March 2020, we’ll have a section for F2F (Face to Face) Tournaments as well as information on Online Tournaments.

F2F TOURNAMENTS

2022

27 March – 9 April 2022:  45th 2021 World Teams Championship (Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup, d’Orsi Senior Trophy and Wuhan Trophy). Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy Visit our GBL Jump Page here for links and information →

19-26 July 2022: 2022 European Youth Bridge Team Championships will be organised in conjunction with the Nederlandse BridgeBond in the NH Eindhoven Conference Centre Koningshof, Veldhoven, Eindhoven, the Netherlands . The championships will include series for Under 16, Under 21, Under 26, Under 26 Women and for the first time – Under 31. Read more here →

19 August to 3 September:  The 12th World Bridge Series (Rosenblum Cup, McConnell Cup, Rand Cup, Mixed Teams & Open. Women, Seniors, Mixed Pairs). Wroclaw, Poland. Visit our GBL Jump Page here for links and information →

ACBL STAFFS FACE TO FACE TOURNAMENTS – After running the analysis for tournaments beginning in December 2021, nine (list) have been approved. An additional three (list) will be staffed if face masks are required for all attendees. For the most up-to-date tournament status, please visit the tournament calendar on our website (click here).  Note: All ACBL F2F tournaments require proof of vaccination.

What’s the latest on Face 2 Face tournament and club play in North America? Here’s a cool new link from MedCityBridge.com. Many thanks to Matt Baylow for submitting these ‘great’ bridge links.  F2F ACBL/VACB Tournaments and News here → | F2F ACBL/VACB Club Data Here →


ONLINE TOURNAMENTS

Below you’ll find links to online bridge tournament venues, platforms and events.

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Online Tournament Venues & Platforms

This is a listing of online tournament websites. You can also find daily tournaments offered through the online play platforms listed on our Play Online Page here ->   Further down this page, we list news and updates for events and results.

ACBL Online tournamentshttps://www.acbl.org/portfolio/2022-online/

Bridge Base Online Events – https://news.bridgebase.com/category/events/

ALT Invitational Events – https://alt.bridgeresults.org/ See below for 2022 schedule.

World Bridge Tourhttps://www.worldbridgetour.org/event-calendar

Bridge Zonehttp://www.bridgezone.org/logins/default.asp

Reynolds Team Matches – https://www.reynoldsteammatches.com/

OCBL (Online Contract Bridge League) – https://www.ocbl.org/

 


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ONLINE BRIDGE EVENT NEWS

Bridge Winners runs Club Games on Real Bridge – Weekly. Single Session. 2 Hours. $3 per person. Juniors play free. Read about it here – >

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

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

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

See something here but now it’s gone?  We archive all our News Snippets on the news archive page here ->


Platform Events & Updates

ALT Events

ALT Invitational tournaments, usually lasting five-seven days, have been organised since April by bid72 and netbridge.online.

Alt Bridge Website for Information

OCBL Events 2021

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

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 ->


The IBPA Guide to online bridge 

Here is information about cancelled live tournaments, current and planned online events, and news about some of the planned-for live tournaments (updated Jan 10 2022):

WBF The next World Team Championships will be held in Salsomaggiore from March 27 to April 9, 2022; the World Bridge Series will be held in Wroclaw September 2-17, 2022. See http://wwwworldbridge.org for details.

ACBL Some pair and team events are on BBO. See https://www.acbl.org and https://www.bridgebase.com.

PBU/CBF – The 2nd Transatlantic Seniors Cup will be held from Jan. 24 to Feb. 11, 2022 on BBO. Contact marek.wojcicki@bridge.com.pl for details. This event is for national senior teams.

Zonal Organisations Some Zones of the World Bridge Federation have run and will continue to run online championships until the pandemic ends. Check the Zonal websites for information.

NBOs Many National Bridge Organisations have organised, and are continuing to organise, online events for their own members. Check the NBO websites for specifics.

Reynolds Knockouts TD Tom Reynolds has been organising monthly knockout tournaments and quarterly double elimination knockouts since April, 2020. Information can be found at www.reynoldsteammatches.com

Alt Invitationals Invitational tournaments, usually lasting five to seven days, have been organised by bid72 and netbridge.online.To date, there have been Alt Invitationals (open team tournaments),Alt Mixed events (all comprising eight teams), Alt Majors (32 teams) and Alt BAMs. Information can be found at https://bid72/ events. Each event has a daily bulletin. Email info@netbridge.online for an invitation (Jan van den Hoek).

OCBL The Online Contract Bridge League organises Open and Mixed events. Details can be found at https://ocbl.orgOCBL also produces a daily journal.

ACT Bridge & Bridgehouse – Arranges online team events with daily bulletins. Information can be found at https://bridgehouse.club

Monthly Invitational Teams – Organized by Christina Lund Madsen (clm@christina-bridge.com) and Denis Dobrin. See https://mit.bridgeresults.org. They also organisz open mixed events.

All of the online tournaments named above are on BBO (https://www.bridgebase.com/) or RealBridge (https://realbridge.online). Other useful sites are https://bridgescanner.com and https://bridgewinners.com

Anyone organising an online tournament can submit details to Marek Wójcicki at marek.wojcicki@bridge.com.pl for inclusion on the IBPA website (www.ibpa.com).