Face-to-Face Bridge Tournaments have been discontinued until the end of the Covid-19 Global Pandemic. 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.
Bridge Base Online Events – https://news.bridgebase.com/category/events/
ALT Invitational Events – https://alt.bridgeresults.org/
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/
Bridgehouse – https://bridgehouse.club
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ONLINE BRIDGE EVENT NEWS
ACBL NAOBC July 14-25
The ACBL’s replacement for the Providence Summer Nationals, the North American Online Bridge Championships, will be held on BBO from July 14 to 25. As well as the Grand National Teams final, there will be KO Teams and Matchpointed and IMP Pairs.The schedule can be found here:
The 2021 United States Bridge Championships (USBC) July 24. August 7.
Schedules and Details – The events will include a mix of online and face-to-face play. Deadlines for entry begin in July ( Open: July 24th, Mixed: August 7th, Seniors: August 21st, Women’s: Sept. 9th). Jan Martel, USBF Tournament Organizer, has posted details on Bridge Winners Here – >
Swedish Bridge Festival Online July 30-Aug 7
Having had to cancel the Swedish Bridge Festival this year, Svenska Bridgeförbundet has organised an online festival from July 30 to August 7.The events to be held are:
Junior Pairs – July 30
Chairman’s Cup Teams – July 31 to August 5 (Swiss Qualifying and KO) Gold Pairs – July 30 to August 7
All events will be held on RealBridge. Juniors play free. More information can be found here: https://www.svenskbridge.se/eng/
World Bridge Super Bowl
ACT Bridge (Accademia del Bridge Tevere) and the bridgehouse.club site have announced the World Bridge Super Bowl 2021.This new competition will take place on RealBridge with maximum security and flexibility of format.The event will end on October 31. Further information can be found here:
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
World’s Best: The Polish Bridge Union (pzbs.pl) and the Canadian Bridge Federation (cbf.ca) cosponsored the Transatlantic Online Seniors Championship for national teams Jan. 18-Feb. 7, 2021 on BBO. Visit website here – > The field was probably the strongest ever seen in the Internet – participants held together 203 titles of World and Zonal champions + 359 silver and bronze medals. You can also watch on Twitch
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
FISU has announced that the 2022 FISU World University Championship Mind Sports will be held in Antwerp, Belgium, from 12th to 17th September 2022.
45th World Bridge Team Championships – 2021 edition, 27th March-9th April 2022. Read more here ->
See something here but now it’s gone? We archive all our News Snippets on the news archive page here ->
Platform Events & Updates
ALT Invitational tournaments, usually lasting five-seven days, have been organised since April by bid72 and netbridge.online. Read about Alt’s plans for 2021 on Bridge Winners here ->
Full schedule of ALT events (two per month) can be found here ->
The Alt Team has the honour to introduce to you the New Alt Competition which starts in January 2021 and will consist of 10 independent team tournaments being played once a month. Each tournament will be played during one week from Monday to Friday from 10:00 EDT (16:00 CET) till 15:00 EDT (21:00 CET); approximately 32 boards per day. We anticipate our sessions to not overlap with other popular open category events. Please kindly note the dates of all tournaments:04 – April 26-30
06* – June 21-25
07* – August 23-27
08* – September 20-24
09* – October 25-29
10* – November 8-12
reserve – December 13-17
* subject to confirmation
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 (July 2021)
Here is information about cancelled live tournaments, current and planned online events, and news about some of the planned-for live tournaments in 2021 and beyond:
WBF – The 2021 World Team Championships and the 2021 World Youth Team Championships have been cancelled.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. Plans to begin live bridge again in 2021.The 2021 Providence Summer NABC has been moved to 2022; the Austin Fall NABC is currently scheduled to be held face-to-face.
EBL – Has scheduled its World Championship Qualifiers for August 23-28 online.The 19th Champions Cup is scheduled to be held live in Slovakia Nov. 11-13, 2020 – see www.eurobridge.org for details.
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. Sweden has moved the Swedish Festival online. See https:/
/www.svenskbridge.se/eng/nyheter.The USBF has scheduled its next Trials for September/October 2021. Reynolds Knockouts – TD Tom Reynolds has been organising monthly knockout tournaments and quarterly double elimination knockouts since April, 2020. 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).
Bridgehouse – This organisation is arranging online team events with daily bulletins. Information can be found at https://bridgehouse.club
All of the online tournaments named above are on BBO (https://www.bridgebase.com/) or RealBridge (https:// realbridge.online). Other useful sites: https://bridgescanner.com and https://bridgewinners.com