Friday 16 July 2010

2010 Philadelphia, 2011, Eindhoven in the Netherlands .. and the inevitable Simultaneous Pairs of course !

The 2010 World Bridge Series is heading towards us apace ... not long now so do go to and register: registering and paying in advance will save you queuing for hours when you get the venue which means you can do more interesting things with the spare time like going to see the Liberty Bell or drinking coffee with friends you haven’t seen since the last Bridge championship!


It is going to be such a great event and I am looking forward to meeting up with lots of friends there myself !


And now I hear that 2011 will be in the Netherlands – I just send out a Press release about it, which says:


The 2011 World Teams Championships, comprising the Bermuda Bowl, the Venice Cup Seniors Bowl and the World Transnational Open Teams Championships will be held at the NH Conference Centre  Koningshof in Veldhoven, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.


The Opening Ceremony will be on 15th October, and the official awards ceremony will be on 29th October 2011.


There is other information (like the cost of rooms at the Conference centre) and things like that, which you can email me for if you want, and information about the area can be found at :


It looks like a great venue and should be an excellent event, so do join us for the World Open Teams Championships if you can ...


Next Monday and Tuesday sees the BGB Summer Pairs – to find a club near you, click here for the usual maps and lists of clubs. Hope you enjoy it if you do manage to play !




Wednesday 7 July 2010

long silence ...

Sorry but I have been away. Not as many of you may think, at the European Championships, but on holiday on Orkney with my younger daughter and her husband ... having a wonderful time with extremely good weather which was a blessing J


In the meantime the European Championships have come and gone – all the bulletins and results can be found on the EBL Website at of course, and good reading they make as well !


And we are steadily working our way towards Philadelphia and the World Championships ... I recently sent out a Press release from the organisers which said:


This year, The World Bridge Series Championships (WBSC) will be held in the USA 1-16 October 2010!  It is the first such event to be held in the United States since 1994 and approximately 100 nations are expected to participate in the world series, represented by thousands of the world’s best play­ers competing for world titles.  Along with the WBSC, the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) District 4 will be hosting a two week World Bridge Federation Regional tournament, which will enable bridge players of all abilities to share in the excitement!  The World Youth Team Championships (Pre-qualification  required) will also take place in Philadelphia at this time.  WBF Master Points will be given out for these events.  Our sincerest thanks to the United States Bridge Federation (USBF) and the ACBL for their support and sponsorship. 

 For WBSC schedules, housing, and additional information please click on the following links:






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So now you know – do join us in Philadelphia if you can – it is going to be so much fun !!