Your Bridge Calendar for 2019
We’re already into the beginnings of the year, and it’s a good time to start setting up your bridge game calendar for the year. Many of the bigger games have already been announced, and we thought that we’d collect most of them all in one place to make planning your playing schedule a bit easier to organize.
If you have an event that you’d like us to list or write about, get in touch! The Great Bridge Links International Tournament Calendar is updated once a month, with new additions added as soon as they are received.
Here’s what you should mark on your schedule for 2019 as the top bridge games to watch and enter.
ACBL Director Course Schedule
The American Contract Bridge League represents everything bridge in the USA , and you can find their full schedule of upcoming bridge director courses (which might still see a few additions throughout the year) at this link.
You can also view their extended North American tournament schedule for 2019 at this link which includes Canada, USA and Mexico.
Audrey Grant Bridge Festivals
Exclusive Bridge Festivals Personally Conducted by Audrey Grant and the Better Bridge Team. The festivals feature fun-filled days of bridge. You’ll find yourself playing better bridge by the time you leave – and will be fascinated to see the game in a more exciting, dynamic light. The teaching techniques have you comfortably involved from beginning to end. You can register with or without a partner. We’ll be happy to get a fourth for bridge.
The International Bridge Festival
A very interesting International Bridge Festival is taking place in Warsaw, Poland on the 11th of May, in co-operation with Bridge2Success. More information about this is available on the World Bridge Federation’s website and at the Bridge2Success website, including information about how you can participate in the program as a whole – or take part in the event if you’re able to make it there. Read our interview with Bridge2Success creator Ela Tomczuk here.
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World Bridge Team Championship
The World Bridge Team Championships will be taking place in Wuhan, China between the 14th and the 28th of September, 2019. Mark your calendars far ahead into the year for this one. More information can be found at the World Bridge Federation’s website at this link.
The World Youth Open Championship
The World Youth Open Championship is taking place in Opajita, Croatia from August 20th to 28th, 2019. More information is available on the World Bridge Federation’s website. This and other Youth and Junior events are always listed on the Great Bridge Links Junior Bridge page.
Mindsport Championships for Bridge and Chess
The Mindsport Championships for Bridge and Chess (organized by the European University Sports Association) is taking place between 24 and 28 July, 2019. More information about the event can be found at the European Bridge Association’s website, or the official link for the Mindsport Championships.
The European Open Championships
The European Open Championships are taking place between the 15th and 29th of June, 2019;more information is available at the European Bridge Federation’s official website.
The South African Bridge Federation Congress
The South African Bridge Federation (SABF) is hosting their national bridge congress inDurban, South Africa between the12th and 19th of July, 2019. More information is available at the official SABF website.
The huge Spring-season NABC (that’s North American Bridge Championships) are taking place in Memphis, Tennessee from the 21st to the 31st of March, 2019. If you’re looking for the fuller NABC schedule for any of the ACBL’s three annual NABCs, you’ll find it at the official ACBL website at this link.
Maybe a bridge cruise!
Larry Cohen has a great page of bridge cruise listings here. Or you can read our article on bridge cruises written in September – with some good information an a good reference listing.