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WBF President’s Dinner Lyon 2017

WBF President’s Dinner Lyon 2017

By In 43rd World Bridge Teams Championships On 18th August 2017


On Thursday evening Gianarrigo Rona hosted a dinner at which a number of awards were made, recognising the tremendous contribution the recipients had made to the organisation of the Championships. The President was joined by the President Emeritus of the World Bridge Federation José Damiani.

Patrick Grenthe, President FFB  – WBF Gold Medal

Jean-Louis Counil, ON Site Organizer – WBF Silver Medal

Jean-Philippe Daublain, Local Organising Committee Chairman – WBF Plaque

Patrick Bogacki, 1st Vice President FFB – WBF Plaque

Jean-Claude Thuillier, Secretary General FFB – WBF Plaque

Christine Francin – WBF Plaque


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