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List of bridge competitions and awards

Bridge, or more formally contract bridge, is a trick-taking card game of skill and chance played by four players.

World Championships

World Bridge Federation

World Bridge Championships[1] conducted by the World Bridge Federation

  • "World Bridge Games"[13] or Bridge at the World Mind Sports Games (quadrennial, next 2012)
    • World Masters Individual[14] —from 1992 Open and Women (Juniors 2000 only)
    • World Team Olympiad[15] —1960–2004 national teams events; Open and Women incorporated in the Games 2008 and "Senior International Cup" continued as a non-medal event
    • World Mixed Teams Championship[16][17] —1962/72/74, 1996–2004, continued as a non-medal event beside the Games 2008
    • Youth events covered below
  • World Par Championship —sanctioned by WBF 1961 and 1963, by Culbertson 1932–1941



Junior Pairs (under 26) is the oldest event, from 1995, biennial in odd years[21]
Junior Teams (under 26) is the oldest event, from 1987; biennial now in even years with Olympic years incorporated in the WMSG from 2008[22]
As of 2011-08 University teams are also covered in the Junior Teams article.
  • World University Bridge Championships —2000 and biennial from 2004 (at the table); from 2009, annual (online)[23][24]


Great Britain

Events conducted by Bridge Great Britain:

  • Gold Cup — the annual open British Knock Out Teams of Four Championship[25]
  • Home International Series, comprising the
    • Camrose Trophy — annual competition among England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland[26]
    • Women's Teams - the Lady Milne Trophy
    • The Senior Camrose for the Teltscher Trophy
    • The Junior Camrose for players aged under 25 years
    • The Peggy Bayer Trophy for players aged under 20 years

North America


  • European championships conducted by the European Bridge League[28]
    • European Team Championships — national teams, open flight from 1932
    • European Open Bridge Championships
    • European Youth Teams Championships — national teams, open flight from 1968
    • European Youth Pairs Championships


  • Buffett Cup —biennial "Europe vs North America at Bridge" modeled after the Ryder Cup of golf[29]
  • Cavendish Invitational —invitation-only money tournament operated by World Bridge Productions[30]
  • Macallan Invitational Pairs (previously known as the Sunday Times Invitational Pairs) —invitation event held in London sponsored by the manufacturers of The Macallan whisky. It was last held in 1999.[31]

Player competitions and awards

See also


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