Face-to-Face Bridge Tournaments were discontinued during the Covid-19 Global Pandemic but with the successful advent of a vaccine and the lessening of travel restrictions, most have returned. Some will require vaccine passports, 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.
Our last full tournament listing was March 2020. So here we are almost two years later, happy to present this list.
2022 Bridge Tournaments
The World Bridge Calendar is back! Many thanks to John Carruthers and the International Bridge Press Association for this comprehensive list. As well, you can find bridge tournaments listed on Bridge Scanner.
Do you have a Bridge Tournament you want on this list? Use the form at the bottom of our page to submit your information. Listings are free! This page is one of Great Bridge Link’s top 5 pages.
Apr 15-18 Easter Festival London, England www.ebu.co.uk
Apr 15-18 South Perth Easter Congress Como, Australia www.abf.com.au
Apr 19-24 Novi Sad Bridge Festival Novi Sad, Serbia www.facebook.com/novisadbridge
Apr 20-21 Baltic Cup Tallinn, Estonia firstname.lastname@example.org
Apr 21-23 Mutton Cup Madrid, Spain www.mutton-cup.com
Apr 22-23 53rd Tallinn Bridge Festival Tallinn, Estonia email@example.com
Apr 22-24 Iberian Bridge Festival Lisbon, Portugal www.centrobridge.pt
Apr 23-25 Wellington Bridge Congress Wellington, NZ www.nzbridge.co.nz
Apr 28-May 1 Slavonice Cup Slavonice, Czech Republic www.czechbridge.cz
Apr 28-May 2 Australian Autumn Nationals Wayville, Australia (Adelaide) www.abf.com.au
Apr 29-May 1 Carlow Congress Carlow, Ireland www.cbai.com
Apr 29-May 3 Schapiro Spring Fours Warwick, U.K. www.ebu.co.uk
Apr 29-May 3 61st Poznan Meeting Poznan, Poland www.pzbs.pl
Apr 30-May 1 31st Lake Geneva Tournament Vevey, Switzerland www.fsbridge.ch
May 3-8 Lambourne Jersey Bridge Festival St. Helier, Jersey Is. www.ebu.co.uk
May 4-11 12th Scottish Overseas Congress Majorca, Balearic Is., Spain www.sbu.org.uk
May 5-6 2nd Gumusluk Bridge Festival Gumusluk,Turkey firstname.lastname@example.org
May 6-8 Swiss Open Zurich, Switzerland www.fsbridge.ch
May 9-13 Barrier Reef Congress Annandale, Australia www.abf.com.au
May 13-15 Grand Prix of Kosice Kosice, Slovakia www.bridgeclub.sk
May 14-22 22nd Deutsches Bridgefestival Wyk-auf-Föhr, Germany www.bridge-verband.de
May 17-22 34th Cairo Bridge Festival Cairo, Egypt www.egyptbridge.org
May 19-22 Uzlina Bridge Cup Murighiol-Uzlina, Romania www.playbridgeindelta.com
May 21-29 70th South American Bridge Festival Cali, Colombia www.tbricfed.or.tr
May 21-29 Turkey Summer Championships Antalya, Turkey www.tbridge-verband.de
May 24-Jun 1 Festival Juan-les-Pins Antibes, France www.festivalsdusoleil.com
May 25-29 International Bridge Festival Budapest, Hungary www.ibbf.hu
May 26-29 Marit Sveas International Lillehammer, Norway www.msibt.org
Jun 2-6 53rd Grazer Bridgetagge Graz, Austria www.bridgegraz.at
Jun 9-13 Victor Champion Cup Melbourne, Australia www.abf.com.au
Jun 12-22 55th Euro National Team Champs. Funchal, Madeira Is., Portugal www.eurobridge.org
Jun 16-19 Josefi Tournament Velden, Austria www.bridgeaustria.at
Jun 24-Jul 3 Slawa Bridge Congress Slawa, Poland www.pzbs.pl
Jun 24-Jul 3 40th International Bridge Festival Albena, Bulgaria www.bridgealbena.org
Jul 1-12 International Bridge Festival Biarritz, France www.festival-bridge-biarritz.com
Jul 2-14 Australian National Championships Adelaide, Australia www.abf.com.au
Jul 6-10 Lozenets Bridge Festival Lozenets, Bulgaria www.bridge.bg
Jul 8-17 Dansk Bridgefestival Svendborg, Denmark www.bridgefestival.dk
Jul 13-17 Kammergut Bridge Days Gmunden, Austria www.bridgeaustria.at
Jul 14-24 ACBL Summer NABC Providence, RI www.acbl.org
Jul 15-23 Baltic Congress Sopot, Poland www.pzbs.pl
Jul 15-24 Hangon BridgeViikko Hanko, Finland www.bridgefinland.fi
Jul 19-26 European Youth Team Championships Veldhoven, Netherlands www.eurobridge.org
Jul 21-29 Festival Mondiale Deauville, France www.mondiale-bridge-deauville.com
Jul 25-31 Viru Bridge Vosu, Estonia www.bridge.ee
Jul 27-Aug 7 Grand Prix of Warsaw Warsaw, Poland www.pzbs.pl
Jul 28-30 EuroGames Nijmegen, Netherlands www.eurogames20232.eu
Jul 29-Aug 7 Swedish Bridgefestival Örebro, Sweden www.svenskbridge.se
Jul 30-Aug 4 Chairman’s Cup Örebro, Sweden www.svenskbridge.se
Aug 5-13 Norwegian Bridge Festival Lillehammer, Norway www.bridgefestival.no
Aug 5-14 Summer Meeting Eastbourne, U.K. www.ebu.co.uk
Aug 7-13 Wachauer Bridge Week Mautern, Austria www.bridgeaustria.at
Aug 7-14 World Youth Transnational Champs Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy www.wordbridge.org
Aug 10-14 Varna Bridge Festival Varna, Bulgaria www.bridge.bg
Aug 12-21 Festival Internationale de Bridge La Baule, France www.festivalbridgelabaule.com
Aug 19-Sep 3 World Bridge Series Wroclaw, Poland www.worldbridge.org
Aug 22-Sep 3 International Bridge Festival Mamaia, Romania email@example.com
Sep 9-21 60th International Festival Pula, Croatia www.pulabridgefestival.com
Sep 12-17 FISU World University Championships Antwerp, Belgium www.fisu.net/sport-events/fisu-calendar
Sep 14-23 Asian Games Hangzhou, China www.hanzhou2022.cn/En
Nov 1-3 European Small Federations Championship Larnaca, Cyprus www.eurobridge.org
Nov 24-Dec 4 ACBL Fall NABC Phoenix, AZ www.acbl.org
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 →
Below you’ll find links to online bridge tournament venues, platforms and events.
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 tournaments – https://www.acbl.org/portfolio/2022-online/
Bridge Base Online Events https://news.bridgebase.com/events-bbo/
ALT Invitational Events – https://alt.bridgeresults.org/ See below for 2022 schedule.
World Bridge Tour – https://www.worldbridgetour.org/event-calendar
Bridge Zone – http://www.bridgezone.org/logins/default.asp
Reynolds Team Matches – https://www.reynoldsteammatches.com/
OCBL (Online Contract Bridge League) – https://www.ocbl.org/
HOW TO BBO
Tips for playing with BBO Bots – https://youtu.be/2ABtF9yL5u4
BBO Help Desk How to Claim – PDF from the ACBL
BBO How to Alert your Bids – PDF from the ACBL
BBO Convention Cards – PDF from the ACBL
OnlineBridge – Different mechanics, same laws – PDF from the ACBL
ONLINE BRIDGE MISC
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.org. OCBL 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 (email@example.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
Platform Events & Updates
ALT Invitational tournaments, usually lasting five-seven days, have been organised since April by bid72 and netbridge.online.
OCBL Events 2021
The Online Contract Bridge League. https://ocbl.org