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World Bridge Championships

The World Bridge Championships consists of several sets of championships organized under the auspices of the World Bridge Federation.

Contents

  • World Bridge Series Championships 1
    • Venues of past events 1.1
  • World Bridge Team Championships 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

World Bridge Series Championships

World Bridge Series Championships is the new 2010 name for a quadrennial meet organized by the World Bridge Federation in non-leap even years. Most of its world championship events are open in the sense that entries do not represent geographic zones or nations.

The meet was inaugurated in 1962 as the World Pair Olympiad comprising the World Open Pairs Championship and World Women Pairs Championship, as well as the World Mixed Teams Championship. For the second rendition in 1966 the mixed event was for pairs, the World Mixed Pairs Championship, as it would be thereafter except in 1974.

The World Knockout Teams for the Rosenblum Cup was inaugurated in 1978 and soon became the most prestigious event of the meet. A parallel knockout teams for women was added in 1994, for the McConnell Cup. Seniors competition debuted in 1990 with the World Senior Pairs Championship and the World Senior Teams Championship followed in 1994.

The "World Bridge Series" or "World Series" for short comprises championship tournaments for both pairs and teams in open, women's, seniors, and mixed categories. Other events are irregular. All events in the World Bridge Series are open without regard to nationality. Pairs or teams may be transnational and there are no limits on the numbers who enter.

The next rendition will be 10–25 October 2014 in Sanya, Hainan, hosted by the Chinese Contract Bridge Association.[1]

Venues of past events

World Bridge Team Championships

World Bridge Team Championships is a new name for the biennial meet organized by the World Bridge Federation in odd years. There are three main events, the World Team Championships for national teams in three flights: Open, Women, and Seniors. Those are commonly called Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup, and d'Orsi Senior Bowl after the trophies awarded to the winners.

Initiated by the British former international player Norman Bach,[2] the Bermuda Bowl was first contested in 1950 in Hamilton, Bermuda; the Venice Cup and the Senior Bowl were integrated as part of the championships in 1974 (in Venice, Italy) and 2000 (in Southampton, Bermuda) respectively. The Senior Bowl, subsequently named the d'Orsi Senior Bowl, has been one of three concurrent World Team Championships throughout its history but the Venice Cup was originally contested less frequently than the Bermuda Bowl and it was once contested alone in a different year (1978). The Bermuda Bowl and Venice Cup have always run concurrently since 1985.

In addition to the foregoing, the World Transnational Open Teams Championship is contested during the late stages of the main events. This competition is open to players of all categories who may form teams[3] without nationality restrictions[4] except that players on the twelve teams that reach the semifinals in the three main flights (ordinarily 72 players) are not eligible.

References

  1. ^ "2014 World Bridge Series Championships to be held in Sanya in October". Sanya News. 19 June 2014. What's On Sanya (whatsonsanya.com). Retrieved 2014-09-11.
  2. ^ Website of the 40th World Bridge Championships held in 2011 in Veldhoven, Netherlands - See History page.
  3. ^ Website of the 40th World Bridge Championships held in 2011 in Veldhoven, Netherlands - See Entries page.
  4. ^ World Bridge Federation World Transnational Open Team Championship website.

External links

  • "World Bridge Series Championships" at the World Bridge Federation. Confirmed 2010-11-07.
  • "World Team Championships" at the World Bridge Federation. Retrieved 2010-11-07.
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